Prewedding photoshoots have become a norm in the last few years. New-age couples believe in using pictures to share their journey of love with their family and friends.
But the photoshoots, which are generally about the delightful union of two people in love, sometimes feature other details and subjects of importance – Many couples include pets, underprivileged children, or some subject that really mean a lot to them.
Photoshoots and pre-wedding videos are also used by many couples to spread messages of positivity and happiness.
When Nived Antony Chullickal and Abdul Rehim, a same-sex couple from Kerala, decided to get married, they wanted to send a clear and positive message to all the communities – Same-sex weddings are like any other weddings.
The soon-to-be-married couple did a photoshoot with their pet dogs and guinea pigs. It has now gone viral on social media for its powerful message of love.
The photoshoot was done at their homes with their pets and also outdoors. The candidly captured images have now been appreciated by hundreds of social media users.
Nived, in an interview to Indian Express, said he and his partner wanted to reassure the LGBTQ community and all others that same-sex marriage is absolutely normal. “I just hope our photoshoot makes others realise it’s better to just do it and not wait or miss out on anything in love because it’s beautiful,” Nived told the newspaper.
The couple is now looking forward to their English wedding in Bengaluru. But the date has not been finalised yet.
The two started dating five years ago and decided to take the big step when the Supreme Court partially revoked Article 377 in 2018.
Their families were not very supportive of the decision to marry, but the couple said they haven’t yet received any hate on social media.