Here’s a comprehensive list of answers to the questions you would have in your mind about your wedding photography. If you have additional questions or if you need clarifications or more details, please feel free toget in touch!
While shooting a wedding my style of photography changes from Portrait, Environmental, Fashion, Journalistic, Landscape, Documentary, Candid or Arty by the second. It depends on the moment as it unfolds and the objectives we have set. Typically our objectives will be to create the wedding story by minimizing the chaos and capturing the Emotion, Beauty, Action, Drama and the spontaneity of the moments.
As people we are always warm, approachable, obliging, unobtrusive and directing only when must. These make the best wedding memories. We use creativity principles, right camera gear, creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post production refining to bring out our client wedding stories.
We are based in Bangalore, India. We travel all over India and the world on assignments. Bangalore, offers us easy connectivity to most parts of India, South Asia and the World.
Our assignment charges are location insensitive and our Service fees will remain the same. For out location shoots we will charge only for the days we shoot and not for for the travel time. However, real extra costs like travel and lodging etc. will be charged at actuals.
Book as early as possible! It’s good for you and for us.
For you the advantages for early booking are
1. it guarantees that you won’t face any later heart burn of non-availability
2. it’s an item ticked off your long wedding “To Do” checklist!
3. It also gives you a price protection in our inflationary economy. So, if you book us for a Wedding for next year, our pricing and the quote will remain valid.
For us it helps us to plan our time better, for our shoots and our lives!
In case, you intimate us about your decision to cancel the wedding photography contract and less than 120 days are left for the first event of the wedding then you will not be eligible for any refund of the advance or deposit that you may have made. Once we’ve reserved your date we do not accept new clients for those dates. In case you intimate us about your decision to cancel the wedding photography contract and more than 120 days are left for the first event of the wedding then 100% of the advance or deposit paid to us will be refunded. This is to help you book us much in advance. In case you change some or all dates of your wedding, we will try our best to reschedule as per the new plans using all resources at our command. For this we will not charge any additional expenses and our contract will stay. However, if for some reasons, if those dates are not feasible for us to shoot at your location, or for any reason, whatsoever, or if we fail to agree to a solution then we will have to cancel the Wedding Photography contract.
During our initial discussions with you will understand your requirements and share a detailed note providing the Time Sheet. The Time Sheet will provide you details in terms of number of people, Time and Skills that wil be available for your project, So, its advisable for you to share as accurate as an account as is possible.
At the same time we understand your wedding may not run as clock work and may not exactly follow the schedule that we have agreed upon. Sometimes, things do tend to go over schedule so its best to live with it and make most of it. When this happens, we would cooperate as much as we can. Surely we will pack up or spoil your day. Rest assured– and we will be available for you as long as needed. Of course, within our limits of physical and mental endurance.
Yes, even in this digital world we believe Wedding albums – or weddings books, are a critical part of the final piece of work. We have a shortlisted list of album vendors in India and abroad whom we work with. All albums are custom designed in-house.
Absolutely! Wedding cinema has evolved a lot over the last few years. We will develop a beautiful thematic documentary style wedding video which will perfectly complement your wedding album. Typical deliverables include a wedding trailer (5-6 mins), highlight video and a full wedding movie — all in brilliant high definition video
Our processes are designed for customer comfort; ease of use and to provide maximum control for our discerning customers. We also understand while some of our customers have a great time constraint post wedding and give us a free hand in album design etc. but some also are willing to spend time and and have completely customized end results. Our processes let you choose your style in a transparent and granular manner. Below are the steps: • Sign the contract. Now we know your dates, expectations, venue, theme, style, etc • In house meetings to decide on the Wedding Shoot Plan including the camera gear, lighting, adaptors, reference material etc we will need for the shoot • Click : We shoot like crazy on the day and do not limit the number of images we shoot. By and large we get a large number of pictures during any wedding. The number per hour depends on the event for example a Cock Tail Party will have much more number of pictures in one hour then say a bridal make up shoot. Having said that let me add a typical bridal make up shoot for one hour give us about 100 pictures. • Share: We manually select, colour correct, and share good pictures with you. This can be on Internet or on media. So an hour of bridal make up where we shot about 100 pictures we will share about 80 with you. Typically the number of pictures could be as under: • Mehndi: 100 • Bridal Make Up: 80 • Reception: 400 to 600 • Wedding: 700 to 1500
• Wedding Album Picture Selection: You select the pictures you feel will go to the album and share the file names with us on excel. • Wedding Album Design Criterion: You can provide us the album design details • Album Preview and Review: We will share the album preview on the internet with you and you can provide us with your feedback which we will incorporate (see next question for more details) • Album Design Approval and Printing: We can send the album to your address anywhere in India • Output Delivery: All pictures will be delivered in full resolution. Album sheets will not be shared in full resolution.
For each album page it takes us about 4 to 5 hours of work. At the same time we understand that customers have a challenge in visualizing the way the albums will look and may want to change something. We will encourage you to discuss your album design with us in great details we also provide you full access to spend time with us during your album design so that we get it right first time. Once we have designed the album we allow 5% changes. So if you have slected 100 pictures you can tell us to remove 5 pictures and add 5 different pictures. This itself is like redesigning 5 sheets. Change beyond this will attract Album redesign and customization charges..
Typically you will receive all pictures within 2-3 weeks. Once you have provided us with the list of selected pictures for the Album we will take about 4-5 weeks for providing the Album Preview. Post Album Design approvals and post payments we can deliver the Album in a week’s time to your door step .
As part of the assignment you will own the rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use i.e. you can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online and what have you). However, you cannot resell your wedding images. As the photographer, I will own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs, which means I own the author rights to the photograph.
I will definitely like to use your pictures to showcase my body of work. However, if you do not want a particular picture or pictures or any picture to be shared we look into the merits of the matter and decide based on that. Generally we oblige. Our experience tells us that what we really like is also what our customers like and they let us share! If you want to buy out the photographers copyrights completely you will have to tell me well in advance as this will have legal and commercial implications.
Oh yes we have a Studio in Bangalore packed with latest lighting gear and backgrounds and props. Of course we can use it for your couple shoot or headshots or portraits or even to get a fashion element to your wedding!
We can shoot in the darkest of the conditions. Have actually shot an event in total darkness also. Yeah TOTAL DARKNESS., we shoot on camera’s with superb low-light performance and fast lenses and our own lighting.
We are very sensitive to the fact that choices for colours and textures of your Wedding Saree, Lehnga, Suites, Achkans, Decorations, etc. are made with great deliberations and we want our pictures to represent the same colours. All images provided to you will be color corrected. We use special color management tools and techniques to ensure that all pictures provided to you have maintain same colours as they originally had. Our iMAc monitors are calibrated with the printer profiles and this ensures the colours as seen on our monitor are also the way they print. This is one reason we encourage you to look up the final album preview on our monitors for the true colours. However, for your display device (whether IPAD or Laptop or Desktop etc. ) we have no control over its profiles for colour, brightness, contrast, etc. All images given to you are after color correction, exposure adjustments, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other global corrections. The pictures you select for the Albums are processed further for basic local adjustments. However, advanced post production like removal of eye bags under eyes, fly-away hairs, changing the size and shape of body parts, adding deleting objects in the scene and other custom work is charged extra. We charge hourly for custom post production services, as the time required varies depending on the complexity of the change. Please contact our studio manager for a quote for custom post production.
We shoot in large RAW and large jpeg formats. We provide large JPEGs on media provided by you. We share low resolution JPEGs on the internet.
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