[dropcap]I[/dropcap] was recently interviewed by @ritz_roy for a Women’s Day feature on The Times Of India Group’s iDiva portal.

I haven’t spoken this candidly about my Indian wedding photography work previously, and just for that, it is a good quick read. Here’s an excerpt :

“It is often an awkward moment, especially when Naina Redhu finds herself hovering around a priest capturing candid shots of the bride and the groom with her humongous DSLR camera. “Madam, you should wear salwar kameez at a wedding” or “Why don’t you wear sindoor if you are married?” are common reactions that Naina has to face. But she has taken it in her stride and gone on to capture Indian weddings and their priceless moments with gusto. Ask her how she does it and she says, “I tell my brides to have fun and the collaboration produces some fantastic results.” She adds that being a woman gives an added advantage while shooting a bride.”

The two images they used for the feature :

And another excerpt :

“Being Daddy’s girl…
If it was anyone who made a strong impact on Naina, it was her dad. “For as long as I can remember, he has had a film camera with him and there have been numerous occasions where I nicked his camera and shot whatever I wanted to. Both my parents have influenced me in the fundamental ways of how I live and work. Plus my husband is a fantastic support system!” ”

To read the entire feature visit here on iDiva.com. Thank you Rituparna for the lovely write-up.