My approach to wedding photography
Why I become a documentary, destination wedding photographer…
I help my clients capture their wedding day experience through authentic visual storytelling. I strive on providing a stress-free experience so often help my couples plan a photography itinerary with all logistics & details.
I’ve always been a creative type, but it wasn’t until I picked up a camera that I realised my true vocation. From a passion grew a career. A few years passed, and I became an ethical vegan for the animals and the environment. I turned into a bit of an empath, and I started to “feel” the world around me along with people’s vibes and energy.
Born and raised in London, U.K, after being behind the camera for more than 10 years, it was time for me to be in front of the camera in 2017 when I decided to marry my better half, my amazing wife, Pooja! A year later, she got offered a job abroad as a Math teacher. We jumped at the opportunity for some sunshine, got on a plane and decided to settle in Dubai, U.A.E.
The more weddings I shot, the more I discovered the power of images to tell a story, but even better, I realised how happy, special and magical those images could make people feel. I always wanted to bring joy to the couples I work with, and through photography, I was finally finding my voice. That’s what I want to share with you through my photographs – a little bit of happiness, a little bit of magic.
Who am I?
I’m Chandan Sojitra, and I like to think of myself as a visual storyteller – it’s my passion to bring your big day to life through stunning imagery. I think the relationship between a Documentary Wedding Photographer and their couple is so important – I’ll be standing by your side during the most precious moments of your life, after all – so let’s get to know each other a little!
I document the day as it genuinely unfolds, the tears, the laughter, the clinking of glasses, everything. For me, being a wedding photographer means that I am part of a couple’s legacy. I provide them with more than just photos; I create heirlooms and cherished memories for them. The empath in me allows me to be able to bring people’s stories to life by feeling and showing the real person behind the moment.
With time, I started to look into what else defined me as a person, and I realised that a big part of my life was my vegan journey and the path to leading a cruelty-free life. I started to look into the albums that I offered to the couples that I work with and paid more attention to the types of materials that my suppliers were using.
Today I’m one of the only vegan wedding photographers who is making an effort to offset my carbon footprint. I do this by planting 12 trees for every album ordered, donating to an animal sanctuary for every wedding booked, and planting trees for every flight taken to a destination wedding. By working with me, you become part of a deeper movement; one that spreads kindness on Earth and cares for our environment. Your wedding albums will be free from any animal derivatives. This includes everything from the glue that is used and also the paper and covers.
I love getting to know all of the couples I work with so that I can truly portray their personalities through my lens. It all starts with the first consult.
I’d love to hear about your journey together so far as a couple. Use the form below and book a free consultation to discuss your wedding day. Scroll down and use the contact form to get in touch.