Kashyap Sagar Photography

Dubai based photographer shooting an audience that is too scared to pose!
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A & R Wedding At St. Michaels Church Sharjah and Ajman Saray Hotel

Audrey met me a few months ago to discuss the possibility of photographing her wedding late last year. Her only requirement was that she wanted a photographer that believed in photographing real moments that keep happening on the wedding day. I love clients who let me shoot in my own style and more than that love me for my style of photography.

Wedding At Ajman Saray HotelA &R's Wedding at Ajman Saray Hotel

A & R are childhood sweethearts who have known each other for almost fifteen years. FIFTEEN!! Moving away from each other across countries and continents where life took them, their fondness for each other as good friends never dropped. In fact, the distance made the heart grow fonder and they were able to develop their friendship into love into a relationship and finally into a married couple. A&R got married among the love of both friends and family.

R lives across the world and had come down to Dubai to get married to the girl of his dreams. They had taken up a block of villas at Ewan Grand Resort in Ajman. Felt like there was a party happening there on the morning of the wedding as they got ready with Hair and Makeup by Dubai Wedding Makeup Artist Bhumika. The entourage moved to the St. Michael’s Church in Sharjah for the wedding ceremony followed to the beautiful backdrop of Ajman Saray Hotel along the beach for their Wedding reception.

I had a beautiful time photographing their wedding and I’ve hoped to show off the chemistry between A & R through this set of photographs.

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Milky Way Photography

While all of the UAE was travelling to Abu Dhabi this weekend for the Formula 1 race at Yas Island, a bunch of photographers and I traveled in the opposite direction to Ras Al Khaimah. It was a new moon night and we wanted to reach a vantage point away from all the light pollution that the cities of UAE bring with them.

We drove up to Jebel Jais to shoot some stars and if possible the Milky Way. Those who know my photography would know that I am a wedding photographer in Dubai and not a big landscape photographer. This was my first time shooting astro photography apart from the one off big moon or the eclipse that I have tried to shoot. With the guidance of a good friend and photographer Jason, and some articles on the internet, we set out to capture the night skies.

The Milky Way from Jebel Jais - 24mm f2.8 20 sec at ISO 6400
The Milky Way from Jebel Jais - 24mm f2.8 20 sec at ISO 6400

Once I got a couple of Milky way captures, I saw the fog settling in below us. I changed the position and wanted to capture the landscape of the magnificent mountain setup with the clouds below us and the starry night sky above us.

Above the clouds from Jebel Jais - 25mm f2.8 20 sec at ISO 1250
The night sky from Jebel Jais - 24mm f2.8 20 sec at ISO 6400
This was my first time shooting the night sky and it amazes me how much detail there is in the sky that is obscured by the lights of the city. It was a new learning experience which I hope to grow on and shoot some more.