It All Started with a 'SAY CHEESE'

(About the photographer)

Being an experienced IT Professional for 18 years of his career, I have a hands-on experience in network/telecom domain.  I am Manikandan NR, the certified photographer of Vinthai Varnam Photography. My overwhelming interest and irresistible passion towards photography did not bury itself due to my earlier career choices. It did not shatter or stop me from working towards what my heart really wants to do. I took up photography full time and decided that my career is going to be nothing but what I truly desire and stepped my foot into the world of capturing the moments and reliving the memories. 

(About Vinthai Varnam Photography)

Vinthai Varnam Photography as a brand provides photography and videography services for events catering to corporate, college or retail customers.  It also caters to events like birthday parties, corporate events, marriages and college/ school reunions. Events can be both small scaled (X < 50 guests) and large scaled (800 < X guests)

Vinthai Varnam Photography also offers services like Mobile Photo Studio, Product & Industrial photography. Four years in service, Vinthai Varnam photography can satisfy its customers by being a one stop solution for all their photography and videography needs. So far, we have executed 141 projects for 119 clients.

We maintain track record of 4.9 Rating in Google reviews 🙂

Manikandan N R profile


Reasons to Choose My Services


Photography is my passion, the search for truth and my obsession. The spark firing bright inside of me made me leave the career I once taught was my life, to make me stand here as a photographer.


‘For there is a general desire to be endlessly remembered’– Fussler. My services help to capture wonderful moments and candids of moments deserving to be remembered forever.

  1. ‘Whosever possess a camera should never know of boredom’. God creates the beauty and me and my camera are the witnesses. I am certified in both basic and advanced DSLR photography from Ambitions4 Academy.


“We chose Vinthai Varnam Photography for our corporate event, mainly because of Mr. Mani's rich corporate background and it worked out very well. His work ethics were unparalleled and the pictures were marvelous. While every necessary detail was captured neatly, there was a high degree of professionalism at work. He was able to capture both outdoor and indoor activities with the same amount of energy and ensured the best outcome, even in the extended hours.”
Shivasakthi Balaji
Director Engineering, Adeptchips
“We feel happy to appreciate Mani's excellent work done for our college events such as JOB FAIRs, International Conferences and Seminars”
Lakshmimohan M
Head - Training & placement, AVIT, Vinayaka Mission University
“I knew Mani as a friend and colleague for many years; Even though he mentioned few times about his passion on photography & few snaps in his personal blogs, I never thought he has great knowledge on this area until I experienced personally. He did click couple of my family functions. Certainly those photos are real "Wow Moments!" His Unique stye is capturing candid moments and story narrative albums. My kids best album ever & in fact the best family and couple photos which have decorated our house. Thanks Mani ...”
Paramaraj Veerayan
Head Of NetAct Stream, A&A Global Delivery Centre, Nokia
“We engaged Varnam Photography for our recent college reunion of TCE-1998 batch. An amazing two days been made special by Mani through his digital eyes. Happy faces all around and emotions everywhere. Apart from the quality of the pictures and service, the standout feature of Mani is his attention to detail, dedication and commitment. I think it all boils down to the passion than a business. The tips he has offered to our guests, prior to the event, around color choices and prep work was an instant hit.I strongly recommend Mani and his team if you want to create an everlasting memory of your events.Thank you for everything Mr.Creative”
Elanchezhian S
BI Architect, Jones Lang LaSalle, Singapore
“Mani’s Vinthai Varnam photography is the biggest plus for our college family reunion event. We had more than 250 people including children participating in the 2-day event. Mani has delivered excellent event photography, Instant Photobooth and video teasers.! His professional touch made the event memorable and Instant photobooth was a fantastic souvenir for all the guests. Great photography at affordable cost by Mani @Vinthai Varnam Photography! My best wishes and looking forward to Mani’s photography services in the upcoming events!!”
Nags Ganesan, Vice President-IT
Credit Suisse, Singapore
“Thank you Mr Mani for the high standard of professionalism during my daughter’s Arangetram pre shoot. The early morning shoot in Mahabalipuram was truly a wonderful experience. My family in Malaysia was amazed at the quality and layouts. My daughter can’t wait to debut her pictures. Would highly recommend your services for anyone looking for a affordable and high quality photo shoot”
Parameswari Kesavan, Malaysia
“Manikandan did a great job of our housewarming photography. He was very professiional from the time we planned the shoot till the delivery. He was prompt and flexible. His photographs were very good as well his album. He is the one to go to whatever be the fesitivity!”
Sigamani Jerome
Senior Director, Field Operations & Oversight, Greater Santiago area
Muthukumar Lakshman
“Awesome experience clicking all moments. Video editing and technology adopted in creating album phenomenal Mani. Booking all my home celebrations with you now itself”
Muthukumar Lakshmanan
Medavakkam, Chennai
Elizabeth Antonie
“I rarely write reviews but I feel obliged to write one for Mr. Mani who did an amazing photoshoot for my 10 month old. I was super impressed to see how he made my kidoo very comfortable in such a short time and came up with some awesome clicks. Thank you so much Sir for your fantastic work!!”
Elizabeth Antonie
Solution Leader, Microsoft, Perth, Australia
Vijay Sakthian
“Mani has a passion on photography. He is very professional and always on time. He listens to customers’ requirements and cater it. He tries to be innovative in the albums he create. He has facilities to turn your home into studio, so you don’t have to get ready and go out for a family pic. He also has unique passport size photo service, where you can click your own pic and whatsapp him , he will edit, print and send your prints to your doorstep. Again he makes it easy without going to a studio. He covers all types of photography needs and I recommend him.”
Vijay Sakthian
Senior Application Analyst, First Data corporation, Chennai
Vijay Viji
“Excellent and creative. Mani bro is so friendly and work is neat”
Sithalapakkam, Chennai
Mahadevan Chellappa
“Excellent photos and videos. Value for money. Systematic and professional in all aspects right from planning and execution. Wonderful experience with Manikandan”
Mahadevan Chellappa
Associate General Manager, HCL Technologies, Chennai
Sunil G
“Excellent work by Manikandan for my aunt’s 80 birthday in May 2018. Highly recommend Varnam photography for all your family and friends.”
Sunil Kumar G
Nokia Networks, Chennai
Hemanth Napa
“Excellent Photographer. He fullfilled my requirement and expectations for my house warming ceremony. Very nice person. Thank you Mani Sir.”
Hemanth Kumar
Medavakkam, Chennai
Bala Nagarajan
“Excellent service, He is very easy to approach. He did photography work for my daughter's first birthday. He charged very nominal price for birthday party shooting + outdoor shooting + album. He prepared the album with customized personal touch.”
Bala Nagarajan
Medavakkam, Chennai