Our first exclusive offer from Photography by Krishanthi, but first here's a little insight into Krishanthi herself...
Krishanthi, how did you get into photography?
Photography is the thing that, when people would ask 'what's your dream job', mine was 'I'd love to be a travel photographer' - so I suppose I'm halfway there! I never really thought it would become feasible to actually be a photographer, but after university and during my early 20s it was on my mind, and I had to work out a way to make it happen. It took probably 5 years to get there and I'm still figuring it out! I can say that it is down to two things: making a plan of how to get there, and having the emotional support and belief that it can happen. I had - and have - that in spades every day from my other half, Joey, who also shoots with me. I'm very lucky in that respect.
How would you describe your style of photography?
I think it is really difficult to pinpoint a style in this way - in terms of the visual look of a photo, I always want the image to look timeless because in 20 or 30 years' time you still want to remember that moment in time without being jaded by too many filters or colouring applied to the image. As for the style, I just shoot what I see and what I consider to be important really; I've always been really interested in human interaction, behaviour, what drive's someone's personality etc. so in some ways the 'style' is very much derived from this natural instinct.
What do you love most about being a photographer?
So much! I love meeting new people, getting to know other people's stories, what has made them who they are and how other people see them - this is why I love the wedding speeches part of the day! You learn an incredible amount about these two people who are clearly loved and very dear to many people; it's a really privileged position to be in, and I come away from every single wedding feeling elation at having known two new, wonderful individuals in this way. Also, I'm a really nostalgic person (I would say half my belongings are old cards, messages and photos in what we call 'the memory drawer'!) so I love seeing people's reactions from the photos and knowing that you've created something that will become very precious to them over the years. It's for this reason that I love doing private viewings after the wedding - you get to see this reaction first hand, and it renews my appreciation of the work that we do every time.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
This is such a hard question to answer! Someone who gets to travel freely and do what they want, and eat as much as they like, all the time! With Joey, of course! Does such a life exist?! That's not too far off my own life now actually...apart from the crucial 'all the time' bit!
What is the best advice you’ve ever given?
Over ten years ago a dear friend of mine, Faith, said to me: 'It's better to live a day as a lion, than a lifetime as a sheep'. This plays in the back of my mind at big crossroads in my life, such as taking the leap into photography. I often think, if this is my last day on earth, have I done what I have wanted to do here? It sounds really morbid but actually it has helped me to make some big decisions without over-thinking them. Also, I heavily rely on intuition in pretty much every decision I make in my life, and think: am I working towards where I want to be in 10 or 20 years' time?
And finally, what is the exclusive offer Photography by Krishanthi has for Sundar Couples?
I'm really excited to be able to offer Sundar Couples a complimentary Treasures film with your engagement shoot; this is a little film that we make about the two of you and your lives - nothing really to do with your wedding. We did one for ourselves for fun, and realised that - even though it's super short and sweet, it's such a nice memento for us of that phase in our lives. Over time it becomes even more special! This is Ours:
And here's one of our Treasures films: