Sagarneel Biswas

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Born in a middle-class household with migrant parents, I learnt about our history from anecdotes. One thing I missed immensely as a child were photos to refer to, for making memories real. This was brought home, every time I heard something unique or funny about myself, my siblings or our parents.  
As I grew up, nothing captivated me more than a story well told, or an incident brilliantly articulated and thus my penchant for capturing moments and creating memories began. The North Star was my passion and zeal to create memories and candid wedding photography was where my heart was.  
Thus, started my venture 'Photographians'. Today, I have come a long way - a music video featured on MTV, 7 nominations in India's biggest wedding photography contest, Wedding Photographers of the Year and a runners up in wedding short film making in 2018..  
This has been an unending process of learning and discovering love in all forms ... love that is abundant in any family occasion, love for going the extra mile to get those shots that make each wedding so unique and special, love for photography that pushes me to learn and learn some more and the love that I see in the eyes of all those people who chose me to be a part of such special events. 
There is only one mantra for a wedding that I shoot - become one with the people, events, rituals, location and capture moments that will be cherished for generations to come. These will be stories shared in family get-togethers, jokes laughed about in friendly gatherings, traditions passed onto future generations, love that will sparkle up a somber day so many decades later..... 
So my photos are perfectly imperfect... just like all of you!!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I stay in Bangalore with my lovely wife and my little daughter. I am from Kolkata (yes, I am a Bengali) and I often visit over there either to meet my parents or to shoot. I travel across places to cover weddings and I love it. For outstations, my clients bear the travel cost.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been shooting wedding since 2011, under my brand (Photographians).

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I grown up following the Magnum and National Geographic photographers. My photography style is heavily influenced by documentary photography and street photography. With my picture I seek the "how" over "what". I focus on capturing the real moments and emotions. Overall I want the couples to enjoy their wedding day, in the complete process of my photography.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

My typical wedding package is 12 hours of photographic coverage by myself along with an equally talented second photographer. I always include a beautiful handcrafted wedding album of 40 pages and share carefully chosen and edited high resolution images in the secured cloud and an online gallery of same images for showcasing and sharing with friends and family. The cost of my service starts from 1400 USD (~1Lakh Indian Rupees).

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I always prefer to meet you in my home. I do have studio set up at my home. It is always easy to share my story, show my work, show you different albums, giving you some ideas, brew some tea and of course learn all about you and the wedding! If that is not possible, I am very happy to meet you over Skype.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I am an Electronics Engineer. I have been working in software as a technical architect. I learnt photography from multiple workshops, and reading tons of photo books. I do have good collection of books that really helped me to find my photographic voice.


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Captured some of the most precious moments on one of the most important day of my life.. my wedding. The pictures are going the last a life time and all of them are perfect. Exactly how I wanted... the picture are telling stories I wanted to capture. Thank you Swagarneel and team for the wonderful work.
Thank you Photographians for being one of the best parts of our wedding! Planning a wedding overseas is never easy, but you demonstrated professionalism and passion for your work, which resulted in breath-taking photos from our wedding! When planning a wedding, remember that people will forget how the food tasted, but you have photos and videos that will serve a lifetime of memories. I highly recommend Photographians as wedding photographers/videographers! Thank you all so much!
Photographians was one the very best decisions that I took and to my great delight each picture tell a story capturing the emotions behind the scene in a near perfect manner. It was heart warming to see the way they mingled with the family and made posing for the photographs completely effortless. To sum it up, the only regret that I have is that I didn’t book their dates for one more day!

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