|Best location for an outdoor couple shootA collection of Off-beat spots for a couple shoot in Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry|
Ok, so we keep getting questions from our clients like:
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So putting everything together - Below is the list of venues/ resorts/ locations in and around Chennai including Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) and Pondicherry (Puducherry ) which we prefer for outdoor couple shoots (Prewedding or Post wedding), Maternity photoshoots and individual portraits.
One the differentiating factors about Chennai is the beautiful east coast with some amazing resorts and open beaches around. Be it a sunrise or a sunset, you can never go wrong in getting some amazing images during your couple shoot when shooting at these lovely beaches.
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DakshinaChitra ("a picture of the south") is an exciting cross-cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India. DakshinaChitra has a collection of 18 authentic historical houses with contextual exhibitions in each house. A great place for traditional and ethnic attire styled shoots.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts:
One of the best options if you are looking for a combination of contemporary styled shoot along with some frames along the private beach. The stunning & unconventional barracks-like layout with long corridors makes it one of our favorite resorts on ECR from photography stand point.
Sheraton Grand, Chennai:
Another beautiful resort on ECR from Marriot group. It has some beautiful frames and lush green garden area along with a private beach.
South Indian couple laughingA candid moment between the couples A couple shoot at the stairways of Sheraton the grandBacklit portrait of a Tamil Marathi couple Reflection of the coupleComposite photography ROHAN MISHRA PHOTOGRAPHY ROHAN MISHRA PHOTOGRAPHY A fun shot of the couple jumping in the airFun shot during a pre-wedding shoot
The secret garden, Thiruvanmiyur:
The Secret Garden has options for both indoor and outdoor shooting. They even have a garden space with colourful, floral arrangements and a walkaway with emerald green creepers. A decent and cost effective option for couple portraits and save the dates etc.
Chennai’s newest hangout where Scandinavian design and Wes Anderson-inspired elements come together. The distinctive personalities of Chennai’s Fika—an amphitheatre, an orangery, a bakery, a café, and on the first floor, a community space and The Attic—all come together in an interesting interplay of indoor and outdoor, thanks to the profusion of light and greenery.
This place works well for Urban and contemporary styled shoots.
Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai
If you are looking for a location right in the heart of the city, Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden situated on the Cathedral Road–Anna Salai junction, opposite the American Consulate.
Has a lot of greenery around but has limited options from photography stand point.
Private homes & farmhouse around ECR
There are some beautiful properties and farmhouses around the East coast road which work really well for smaller functions and couple shoots.
VGP Golden Beach Resort, Chennai:
The scenic beauty of this resort is absolutely something we enjoyed during our shoot. The name of the resort perfectly resonates with it especially during the golden hour (sunset preferred). The below pictures will support our statement!
Shore temple, Mamallapuram
On the shores of Bay of Bengal, stands the Shore temple of Mahabalipuram. A sheer sculptural Extravaganza! This sea village has a wonderful landscape with exquisite cave temples. The monuments are marvels created by the early Tamil kingdom of Pallava dynasty. The picturesque places are always a delight for photographers. The place has vivid locations to create photographs. This marvelous monument makes even modern architects stand in awe! If you are planning an artistic wedding photo shoot, this is the place to go!
On the Streets!
If you are not shy and love expressing your affection for each other even on the busy streets, this is the right option to go for! Different elements & colors on the streets makes your shoot a unique one!
Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), Mamallapuram
A big property with limited options but has a nice clean beach and lots of greenery around to pull out some sunrise/ sunset shots.
Le Pondy, Pondicherry
Le Pondy, situated at Pondicherry is a premium leisure resort beautifully lounged at an estuary between Chunnambar River and the Bay of Bengal.
Le Pondy celebrates Pondicherry in all its true sense - the spirit, the architecture and the revelry.
Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East.
An amazing place to stay, relax and plan a couple portrait session.
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
Another perfect location for couple shoots with an infinity pool and open beach. The huge property has some great options from photography standpoint.
Auroville is an experimental township in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. It is a must place to visit for all and has some interesting frames to shoot.
Rohan Mishra Photography- Creative Weddings and lifestyle photoshoots.