One of the most sought after wedding photographers in recent times, Sowmya has carved a niche for herself in a male dominated industry. In a career spanning 4 years, she has blossomed into a full-fledged wedding photographer, having started it as a hobby. I am very happy and proud to feature her in THE SHOPZTERS as the photography of this month!
Based out of Bangalore, I worked in the IT industry for around 8 years, before taking up photography as a full time profession. An opportunity to take a family shoot came my way and this paved the way to the realization of my passion, which is photography. I started off with kids and family photo shoots and soon some of my clients approached me to shoot their weddings. It was a time when there were no female wedding photographers around and I jumped at every opportunity I got to establish myself.
Before becoming a full time photographer, I travelled with like-minded friends to various destinations just to capture various places and moments. I have learnt a lot from my friends who are connoisseurs of photography. I wanted to explore my passion and took some time to find out the suitability of this profession. I must say that I have been extremely lucky to have the support of my family. My parents knew where my heart went and supported me in this venture. My interest for wedding photography increased when I got married and thankful to my husband who has been my pillar of strength.
Travel has been an integral part of my assignments and I indeed love every trip of mine. Wedding photography has different shades, as weddings are always full of colours and emotions. I feel I specialize in details, colours, emotions and also give girlish touch to my photos. Being a married woman, I can understand when a girl feels special and go on to capture such special moments. This is the gift I give to my clients.
These days, people randomly get into wedding photography without much knowledge. I feel it is important to have a lot of patience and interest and ultimately work very hard towards reaching your goal. These days, even elderly people are aware of the various aspects of photography. There is always good demand for good artists and hence what is important for a photographer is the quality.