Mahesh Shantaram

I'm widely known for my honest and fresh approach to Indian wedding photography. I use two prime lenses in my work: a sense of humour and a sense of humanity. Drawing from the rich traditions of documentary photography, the need to tell stories using pictures is the basis of all that I do in life, whether as an artist, photography instructor, or wedding photographer.

Photographer Mahesh Shantaram 
Location India
Starting Rates Rs120000+ (RS)  View Packages
Website thecontrarian.in/weddings 
Photos 5 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 5 Client Letters
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Mahesh Shantaram. The following awards have been earned by Mahesh from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2013 Q4 14th Place - Emotion
20th Place - Other Vendors
2012 Q4 12th Place - Details (Found)
Q1 9th Place - Getting Ready
2010 Q4 12th Place - Ceremony

Mahesh Shantaram offers the following wedding coverage packages.

$2250 - The Local Affair
• 8-10 hours of photography
• approx. 200-250 hi-res, colour-corrected, ready-to-print digital images
• One of my signature wedding photo storybooks

The following letters are from the clients of Mahesh Shantaram. Click an image to view a larger version.

Mihi  &  Vamsi

Mihi & Vamsi
Married February 26th, 2012
"There were so many awesome pictures! A special thank you from me for capturing the two best things that happened to me - BHEL and Vamsi...together! Truly obliged with your work. You have a niche in capturing human emotions and u showed it yet again."

Urvi  &  Nikhil

Urvi & Nikhil
Married January 16th, 2012
"Hello Hello, wanted to tell u guys I received my photobook AND I TOTALLY COMPLETELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Thank u so so much, it's beautiful... Lots of love!!! The embossed naming adds a touch of class... Oh yeah it does, it's like one of those coffee table books which are exclusively sold by invitaton :)"

Jeongmin & Prem

Jeongmin & Prem
Married June 20th, 2011
"We just got an album from Chennai and we loved it!!! It is beautifully done and all the pictures remind me of two beautiful memories. I will look at it again and again for the rest of my life, my married life!! I still appreciate your efforts and the greatest outcome. i stayed in Korea for four months to conduct data collection of...more "

Manisha  &  Mike

Manisha & Mike
Married February 23rd, 2011
"Mahesh, THESE PICTURES ARE AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so so so so much!!! It made us both so happy. You are incredibly talented (but you probably already know that--haha). I know Mike and I will cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives and I cannot stop singing your praises. Hope...more "

Aruna  &  Rohit

Aruna & Rohit
Married July 5th, 2010
"MAHESH!! Thank you thank you thank you! I cannot believe how beautiful the photobook is. It brought tears to my eyes! I can’t stop looking at the pictures because it makes me see exactly how beautiful our wedding was. You have arrested every moment, every emotion and every expression so phenomenally! I have been recommending you to...more "