Is it possible to capture love in a photograph? Yes, says Inku, a wedding photographer based in Edgewater, N.J.
Inku was a network engineer at a hedge fund in Manhattan, but he says, "it wasn't fulfilling."
The first wedding he photographed was eight years ago, which he shot for free. Now Inku photographs about 25 to 30 weddings a year.
Left: Lilian + Dennis.
Getting The Shot
Inku's philosophy, as stated on his website, inkuphoto.com, is to provide something other than photos of a wedding.
"I want clients that I love and that love me back," he said. "Creating kick-ass images is something that I take seriously. The only way we can create those images [is] if we have a connection."
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"Yes, I want you to look sexy and cool, but I also want to be there to capture the moments that matter. Thirty years from now, it will be nice to look back and see how beautiful and sexy you were on your wedding day, but I'm willing to bet that the images of moments you shared with your family and closest friends are the ones that will matter the most."
Left: Andrea + Rob.
"I have a lot of leeway with my clients. They know I'm going to try something different or new, and if it works out, it works out; if it doesn't, it doesn't."
"Weddings are full of events, little events going on everywhere," Inku says. "I see things unfolding, and I want to capture that, hopefully in a unique and different way."
A Good Catch
Emily + Kevin.
A couple poses.
Through Fair Weather And Foul
Grace + Alex.
Center of Attention
Jackie + Dennis.
Lighting up the night.
Left: Kat + Roger.
"There are thousands of wedding photographers out there, and I try to do everything a little bit differently than them, and hopefully, my clients see that."
"I show photos that they expect, and hopefully, they're going to see something they didn't expect. That's what's unique about wedding photography - I have that freedom to do what I want."
Sanaz + Charles.
I Just Have Something In My Eye
Nicol + Amin.
Jenny + Yessie.
Julia + Alan.
A Kiss For Luck
Dena + Eric.
Riz + Ron.
Kristeen + Matt.
Sara + Nathan.
"At times, I feel like I can tell if a marriage is going to work or not," said Inku. "Just the way they interact. Basically, I don't want to work with people who I don't think it's gonna work. There's not gonna be that emotion , that emotional connection between them, and that's what I'm looking for when I'm shooting weddings, you know?"