Mahesh Shantaram | The Boss of Candid

“Easily one of the best Indian wedding photographers today with a candid, personal, no-bullshit take on life's fleeting moments!”




Wedding Photographer of the Year 2010 Hi! I'm Mahesh Shantaram. Over the past eight years, I've witnessed some 150 weddings of ALL kinds—temple weddings in little villages, big fat weddings in mighty palaces, weddings spanning across continents, weddings with guest lists ranging from 3 to 300,000. Now there's only one more to go. Yours!

Please invite me to your special Indian wedding anywhere in the world—Bangalore to Mumbai, Cochin to Kolkata, Chennai and Chandigarh too. Goa se Guwahati, Delhi and NCR. Udaipur-Jaipur? Of course, yaar! Discover what a keen candid wedding photographer can do for you.

Be touched. Not merely retouched.

~ pricing ~

Typical all-inclusive pricing ranges from one to three lakh rupees. It really depends :-)
  • Pricing is usually inclusive of taxes, travel, and The Signature Wedding Photo Book (ask about it!)
  • I'm never too expensive if the challenge is right. Call for a quick and friendly chat!

~ contact ~

Mobile: (+91) 99801 29770  |  Email: ms@thecontrarian.in
#1, 'Skanda', 11th Cross, 8th Main, Vinayakanagar B Block, Murgeshpalya, Bangalore - 560017
  • Details are useful - who, what, when, where, why, etc.
  • To ensure a speedy and sincere reply, please keep your query personal and genuine :-)

~ testimonials ~

Wondering what it's like to work with me? See what my friends (formerly known as clients) have to say. Here's one that sums it up:

“Most wedding photographers I've come across feel the compulsion to show frames that are sweeter than it tastes. Mahesh covered our wedding from his unique point of view that tempered this sweetness well and gave us a wonderful photobook that told our wedding story as it needed to be told - with all its quirks and gimmicks laid bare. Highly recommended to the contemporary Indian with a wry sense of humour.”

Check out testimonials written by real people (YES!) on my Google reviews page.