“After the parents…, it is the photographer who has the responsibility of the wedding”
Asian Photography|November 2021
For more than five years, Dark Cup Productions, a Mumbai-based team of creative photographers and filmmakers, has dazzled its clientele with outstanding wedding photographs and videos.
Viniith Shetty

The team’s enthusiasm for photography shines through in their stunning photographs, which attempt to capture the rawest, most genuine moments of weddings that sometimes go overlooked in the midst of the festivities. They have a portfolio of over 100 weddings in Mumbai, Goa, Udaipur, Mangalore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and many other places, and have been praised by prestigious wedding portals and publications around Asia. In a candid conversation with Asian Photography, Viniith Shetty from Dark Cup Productions talks all things band, baaja and baraat.

How long have you been photographing weddings and how did you get into it?

I have been shooting weddings for almost five years now. Wedding Photography was never a plan to be honest, being a mechanical engineer it’s obvious you have to be an expert in everything other than engineering. My wife gifted me my first DSLR as I was a hobby photographer back then, chasing lights, butterflies and flowers like every other beginner. I never saw myself as a professional photographer, but back then I shot one of my friends’ weddings, then from that I got more and more reference weddings, that is when I completely shifted into this field. I used to do double shifts, 9 to 5 Job and then overnight post-productions of the weddings I have shot. Getting into this industry was really never easy without my wife’s support. The first three years are always the toughest, but eventually it pays off.

Do you still work in a similar way to when you started out or have you had to adapt to any changes?

Of Course not! Eventually, after your first 10000 shutters everything changes. I have come across a long way from my first picture to my current picture. The photos speak a lot about my journey being a photographer and one thing I was good at even before coming into this field was learning something new and improvising your old skills. I always tried to do better and something new from my previous works. It has really helped me open my vision and to be a better version of me.

What is your process for working on weddings? How do you build chemistry with your client?

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