Stories by
Abhay and Smitha Rao.

Led by Abhay & Smitha, who started photographing weddings in 2018, Chaayakruthis have since then created hundreds of unique love stories across the horizon. We, being a team of passionate, hard-working and incredibly motivated people, love weddings, and can’t wait to be a part of yours!

We are known for being offbeat, creating beautiful & memorable stories from the best day of your life. Our studio is located in Bangalore but we’ll follow you wherever you want, as the old saying goes, we are at your service after all!


Primarily based in Namma Bengaluru, we find ourselves spending a lot of time going through airports. We love to hear good stories so we spend a lot of time talking to people, sharing ideas, being entertained and having a good time with them.


This is Abhay and one of my greatest passion is to be a wedding photographer. I have got a little something to say to you…

I’m attracted to capturing love, real moments, and feelings. I like to think about myself as a simple, curious, empathic fun person, who enjoys mostly being behind the scenes. My approach is not to be intrusive but to be respectful of your comfort and convenience. Furthermore, I’m always looking for a true connection with my clients on the happiest day of their life.

What moves me and inspires me is to look, observe and learn about people and their unique stories. Unique and distinctive are my favourite words: to deliver every time “unique wedding storytelling and being distinct about it” is my challenge and my passion. Clicking pictures is my pathway to the journey of documenting life and being creative but also growing as a human being.

Being a wedding photographer, I have had the opportunity to meet so many people from all over the world and I come to witness with my camera so many true love stories and breathe genuine family ties.

Some of my clients who are now good friends of mine and are still in touch with me tell me about their growing families and I feel delighted when they call me back to continue  their journey with us by choosing to photograph their growing family.


From being fascinated colorful rangolis as a kid to being a professional photographer, her journey with colors have brought her a long way. Trained in different forms of visual arts and a hobbyist wildlife photographer, she decided to combine both and took a plunge.

Being a photographer who is also an artist, makes it effortless for her to switch between the genres. Be it fine art bridal or a casual maternity shoot.

Also a certified newborn photographer, who is a mother herself, this genre is the closest to her heart.

Creating distinctive stories through her lens using the elements available is her speciality.


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