1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS AND HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU SHOT?
We first shot the wedding back in 2015, ever since then, we've shot more than hundreds of love stories in more than 10 cities across 4 states, and looking forward to being part of yours!
2. WHAT ALL DO YOU COVER?
We shoot right from the Bride & the Groom getting ready until all the wedding festivities are over. For example, in a wedding, this would include shots of Bridal make-up, jewellery, outfits, venue, decor, bride and groom getting ready, their portraits - individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, all the ceremonies & rituals - creative close-ups and documentary wide angle shots. In addition to this, we will consider any particular shots that the client request and we will try our best to get all those shots. In weddings, however, one must also consider situations that may be beyond control and coverage.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Our charges start from INR 60,000 for a day of Wedding Photography and 70,000 INR onward for Wedding Cinematography. Our charges for Pre-Wedding Shoots starts from 20,000 INR. The fees are dependent on the type and duration of the shoot. Drop us a message through our Contact page letting us know the location, the type and duration of the event(s) and we can send you options of the Packages you can choose from!
4. ARE THE PRICES NEGOTIABLE? WHY ARE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY / CINEMATOGRAPHY SO EXPENSIVE?
We try our best to fit in your pricing packages, but photographing and making film is a difficult and expensive activity and we do not like compromising on our equipment or talent! If our prices are out of your budget, we can figure out a smaller package that will work for you and us; negotiating is not something we do because we believe that skill and hard work needs to be valued. We request you to understand that because we do not compromise on the amount of effort we put in, we are in no position to compromise on the payment.
Creating memories that are meant to last a lifetime – what your wedding day looked like and more importantly, felt like is not a trivial task. To put it simply, only well-captured images help you recollect emotions. Money spent on decor, dresses, and event management is unlikely to be remembered as well as they should be if all of it is not tastefully photographed. The only thing that you get to keep are the memories of the day in the form of pictures and video. So, wedding photography should be the last place where you should compromise. Please check out what our clients have said about us; it also keeps us reminded of the moments we have been fortunate to be part of and to have made a contribution to.
5. HOW MANY TEAM MEMBERS DO YOU TRAVEL WITH? CAN REDUCING THE TEAM SIZE REDUCE THE COST?
We strive hard for quality and not quantity. Usually, for a mid-sized wedding, we have a team of 6-8 people including Vineeth. This is the minimum number of team we required to deliver the quality of images and video that we guarantee, so reducing the team size will only serve to reduce the quality of photos and the content. Rest we can still personally decide the number of people needed.
6. DO YOU GUYS TRAVEL? DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR OUTSTATION ASSIGNMENTS? DO YOU GUYS TRAVEL? DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR OUTSTATION ASSIGNMENTS?
Yes we do travel Wherever your fairy tale exists, but you'll have to get us there and give us a place to sleep! & NO! We Do Not Charge Extra! We are based from Mumbai, for any assignments outside Mumbai, infact all over India our packages remains the same.
7. WHAT HAPPENS IF OUR EVENT EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF HOURS INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE?
If we shoot for more than the allotted number of hours in the package purchased, the charges for the extra hours will be added to the final bill. When we are shooting the events in a flow, we may not be keeping track of the hours we have shot already. (We usually calculate this according to the date/time stamp, once we download the photographs into the system) Hence, we would not be able to inform you in the middle of the events when we have crossed the number of hours discussed. We request you to consider some buffer hours when you choose our packages so that our work is not rushed and we are able to cover the event in full.
8. DO YOU DO BOTH SIDE WEDDINGS? WHAT IF OUR IN LAWS WANT TO BOOK OTHER TEAM?
We Don't pick sides! All we see is a Wedding to be captured. Infact we highly recommend hiring just one team to shoot both the groom's and the bride's family. Its an absolute waste of resources to have two separate teams to do the same things. When we cover a wedding, we are shooting your story from a certain perspective that reflects in our style of working. Hiring two teams can cause a clash of ideas, sharing the space and time needed for the couple's portrait photo-shoot with them. We do not like to restrict our creativity by choosing sides. Being the only team gives us more freedom and creative space to capture amazing photographs for you.
9. DO YOU SHOOT GROUP PICTURES?
We focus on artistic photography, so traditional group/family pictures of all the guests are largely out of scope for us. However, we dont mind shooting a couple of pictures of the immediate family. Due to logical constraints, we would not be covering all the guest. Hence, we tend to focus on a select few who are actively involved in the wedding and take their candid shots. We do this to ensure that our time is used effectively and that we take creative shots rather than repetitive ones. If you want photographs and video of groups on the stage, we can recommend traditional photographers and videographers.
10. DO YOU PROVIDE TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY IN ADDITION TO CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY? WE NEED A ONE-STOP SOLUTION.
We do not shoot Conventional style Photos and Videos but we do have tie-ups with independent Traditional Photo/Video teams whom we can get along. These teams have been handpicked by us and they work well with us. This way we function as a one-stop solution.
11. WHAT IF I WANT TO HIRE MY OWN TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER?
You are free to hire your own traditional photo and video team, but having multiple teams working on the same event can sometimes create friction. Having our own team will ensure that we can work seamlessly. If you still insist on hiring your own traditional teams, we only ask that you inform them that our team is also officially shooting your wedding and request that they co-operate with us. We will not hamper their work and expect the same in return. There are a few requirements we have from the traditional teams with respect to light. We will convey the same to you well in advance so that your team is aware of the same. This is to ensure that you get the best from both teams.Having said this, we will definitely try our best to make the experience as smooth and memorable as possible for you. Our sole intention with the above request is to ensure that we deliver “nothing but the very best” images which you will cherish for years.
12. WHAT IF I WANT SOME CHANGES TO BE MADE TO MY WEDDING TRAILER/FILM OR ALBUM?
We usually do not allow changes unless and until there is something that needs to, for example missing out on your close people or if there is something that is irrelevant to your wedding. Rest we believe that the end result is something that we are paid for as an artist, getting to many changes and directing it with a different perspective or taste may end up on something that may differ on what we commit.
13. DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS? HOW MUCH EDITING IS INVOLVED?
Yes, all images provided to you will be editing to match the vision we have for each photo. Our editing style is something that involves using a colour palette that we love. We do a mix of colour and BNW. please go through our portfolio on our website.
14. WHAT DOES YOUR POST-PROCESSING INVOLVE?
All the images that we delivered are color-corrected in Adobe Lightroom. Certain images are further enhanced in Photoshop. However, we do not partake in extensive editing like replacing backgrounds, adding/removing people/objects, changing outfits, etc.
15. HOW SOON WILL I GET THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS OR ALBUM?
You could get your highlight images within 10-12 days from your wedding or depending on how busy we've been. The Full Set images, Traditional Video & Album could take us between 60-90 Days, whereas the Cinematic film could take from 90-120 Days. But it would be worth the wait !!
16. CAN I HAVE ALL THE IMAGES, RAW AND UNEDITED AS WELL?
Because you trust us with our vision, we deliver only edited images. From all the images we shoot during a wedding, we reject all the test shots, shots with missed focus, shots that don’t have good expressions, and any duplicates. The reason we shoot in raw is to ensure that we’re working with the best quality. Raw images require particular software to be readable, and more importantly, they are unfinished. No professional will deliver unfinished work. More often than not, we deliver more than we promise!
17. IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO SET ASIDE AN HOUR OR SO ON THE WEDDING DAY FOR OUR COUPLE PORTRAITS?
Most definitely! More than anything else, this will ensure that you get the images that you want. Photography, apart from being an essential part of a wedding celebration, is an art. To create art, time is the essence and things cannot be rushed. To get the most gorgeous bridal and couple portraits, the more time you can give us, the better they’ll be.
18. WILL YOU UPLOAD OUR IMAGES ONLINE? CAN I REQUEST YOU NOT TO?
We will post our images online on social media sites and our website, and we may even submit these images for certain magazine articles and competitions. Rest assured, these images will not be used for commercial purposes, only for promoting our work. If you don’t want us to publish the images on our site, we charge an additional 50% of the total bill amount because we get more work only when we showcase our existing work. This is non-negotiable. If we were not able to do so, you, as a prospective client, would not have been able to find and hire us. It is only fair that all the other prospective clients are also able to see the good work that we do at your wedding.
A kind request to all our clients: We consider all of our clients our friends, and some even our family. We request you to extend the same courtesy towards us while we are striving to make your wedding memorable.