“Photography Is The Story I Fail To Put Into Words” – Hemal Patel

Hemal Patel states that he likes to keep things simple yet passionate and that is exactly what shows in his biography.
Hemal Patel, a photographer based in Mumbai, a self-taught with a sincere passion for all things photographic, beautiful light, fresh food, sincere people, and beautiful spaces.
Hemal loves keeping things simple in life and on set as he finds it always produces the best results with the least stress. No matter the size of the project, he always brings the same passion and dedication to each individual job and that is his priority to make sure everyone goes home happy! 
After seventeen years of vast experience in wedding photography, Hemel strongly believes that a good photographer should “shoot to express, not to impress”.

He believes in a seamless transition between the larger picture and smaller details. To cover the larger ground, he likes to go to the essence of the story and translate that into photographs in a documentary style. And he does not separate it from smaller details and in-between subtle memories.
So at the same time, he continuously shifts from a larger context to be able to be present in little nuances of the project at hand. This balance in his approach makes him complete a wedding photographer even though he has his forte in special styles of photography.
Yet he is very humble, always hungry happy to learn and believe in building strong networking.

I believe to make the world beautiful through his passion for photography through creativity and balance in the art of his photography.


Awards & Accolades

  1. SELECTED IN TOP 50 OUT OF 25000 ENTRIES ACROSS INDIA AT CANON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017-2018.
  2. INDIA BUSINESS AWARDS 2018 FOR THE MOST CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MUMBAI 2018.
  3. 3RD POSITION IN THE “WORLD PHOTOGRAPHERS CLUB” COMPETITION. THE SUBJECT WAS “FROM DOWN BELOW”
  4. PHOTOS SELECTED AT TAMRON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2014.


“In the photography business, there is a lot of competition, but I believe in my creativity and always thrive under competitive pressure. Instead of viewing competition as an obstacle, I see it as an opportunity.”, said Hemal.

You are often your biggest competitor.

“I personally believe competition is good. In fact, a healthy rivalry challenges you to work smarter with the resources you have. To do so, leverage your team’s unique talents and build a business competitor wouldn’t dare challenge. Even if other companies in your industry attempt to undercut your prices and steal your customers, I think positively about ways it can help my startup grow.”
There are certain failures in life necessary for the fruition of success. Hemal has however slowly grown to embrace failure and now cherish those experiences.

They make me better. They make me wiser.

Not only are professional benchmarks constantly changing, so are the technologies that dictate success. Hemal constantly learn new ideas and techniques to develop his personal skills to be updated in the current scenario of the photography business.
Hemal shared his view about the most courageous thing about he did, he said, “I personally believe that to take a risk (in business) itself is the most courageous thing. To take the right decision at the right time. I have taken many risks in business to prove myself.”

“The more that I follow and amplify the person’s emotions, the more likely I feel understand. With so many people uncomfortable about sharing their feelings, moments of vulnerability can quickly build a deeper connection.”, said Hemal.
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