Book Launch Alert: The Wedding Photographer by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

It is not every day that I can alert you folks about an upcoming book. But it looks like today is a very good day and I was offered the privilege to give out information about this book which is coming out this May. So let’s throw a parade to the first ever book launch alert on my blog.

Presenting to you The Wedding Photographer
By Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

A fantastic debut with wedding, love, photography, scandal and cricket – a perfect summer read!

What is the book about?

On a seventeen-hour-long flight, a chance upgrade to business class lands journalist Risha Kohli next to handsome young real estate tycoon, Arjun Khanna.

What’s more? Risha has been moonlighting as a wedding photographer and her next assignment is Arjun’s sister’s wedding: the most talked-about social event of the year!

But Arjun doesn’t trust journalists and suspects that this smart, sexy and incredibly spunky girl is only using their mutual attraction as a ploy to invade his privacy for a newspaper scoop.

And Risha, unaware of Arjun’s personal demons, is worried that this irresistible boy’s unnerving behaviour will jeopardize her biggest professional gig so far. What follows is a rollercoaster of snarky quips, sizzling chemistry and simmering drama amidst a Big Fat Punjabi Wedding.

Should you read it?

Definitely. The plot line above gives away enough information that it is not another typical Indian love story. You see, the protagonists don’t exactly zing at the first sight and that is rare enough pick this book up.
And did you see the last four words of the plot line? It says Big Fat Punjabi Wedding. Imagine the drama this book would have in it. Plus there is cricket in it too.

You should read it if you bored of all the college romance books available out there. Besides, it is published by Penguin Books India, so expect a well edited and formatted book. You should also read it if you are desire more than some romance in a story.  The Wedding Photographer talks about an independent woman who is juggling two careers- one for the security of it and one for her passion. The story contains equal ounces of talent, romance and humour.

Where to get it?

Currently it is available for pre-order on

It should hit your nearest bookstores after May 1st 2016.

About the author

Sakshama Puri Dhariwal was born in Delhi and brought up in the era of 1990s’ Bollywood music. She has an MBA in marketing from S.P. Jain, Mumbai, and has spent several years as a brand manager in industry-leading companies like Snapdeal, Hindustan Times and Tata Teleservices. She has worked on marketing campaigns that have won awards at Cannes, Effies and Goafest. Sakshama reads romance novels the way most people eat chocolate—fast, often, and constantly craving more. Her favourite romance writers are Judith McNaught, Julie James, Sarah MacLean, and closer home, Anuja Chauhan. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their Netflix subscription. The Wedding Photographer is her first novel.

Contact her on her Facebook Page.

Other informations

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (1 May 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143426265
ISBN-13: 978-0143426264

P.S - This is not a sponsored post.


  1. Looks like a good read. Any copy for review?

  2. Well presented, Jay. Liked the phrase 'Big Fat Punjabi Wedding.' Hope it's an interesting read with a different taste. :)