What’s your wedding photography style?
Basically there are few styles associated with wedding photography like Candid, Journalistic, Fine Art, Documentary etc. I think, what I do is the mixture of all these styles. While shadowing the couple on their major day, I am extremely attentive about all other little moments and emotions that take place simultaneously. These all combined make the best wedding memories. Also, I try to be unobtrusive as much as possible but yes, sometimes a situation requires to direct the scene to an extent. I firmly believe that a good wedding photographer should be adaptable enough to blend all the genres.
Where are you based? Do you travel for assignments?
I am based in Mumbai, India. As a photographer, I am open to travel all over India and worldwide for assignments. Being based in a metro city, I have an easy access to all parts of India and the World.
What is your pricing?
Basic package for Candid Wedding Photography starts from 40,000 INR. I take 50% of the amount in advance to block the dates.
- If the booking is cancelled for some reason before 6 months then I’ll refund 75% of the booking amount.
- If the booking is cancelled within 6 months of the wedding date then booking amount is non-refundable.
Rest of the amount needs to be paid after the wedding but before the delivery of pictures. I really like to keep our deals very clean and feel very embarrassed to send reminders or follow up emails to couples for payment. I accept cash, cheque and online transfer. I will provide you the best possible package price including discounts for a full cash down payment. I really understand how expensive it is to get married. There are million things you need to pay for. However, superior wedding photography also comes at a price and you can’t even imagine how difficult it is to produce high quality pictures like the ones you see on this website. I firmly believe that there are no discounts for hard work and art should be respected and be paid its due price.
What are the various packages you offer for wedding photography?
I believe, each wedding is unique so it has to be sized individually. Packages are customizable based on your needs and expectations. I need to discuss the details with you to design a suitable package for you. If you want a wedding album, I can provide that too.
My wedding spans four days, out of which first couple of days don’t involve full day work. How do you charge in such scenario?
This is a very common question and a valid one! There are few points:
- I will be booking my full day to be available for you hence I lose out on other potential assignments I could have shot that day.
- From my experience over the years, things average out. Your wedding day most probably involve shooting overtime, as Indian weddings aren’t known to get over as per schedule! And it’s hard to limit the number of hours as a photographer to be available to the couple on their big day. I will be available to you as long as you need me during your special day. I won’t be charging you for working for extra hours if your wedding needs it, so at the end of the day, things really do average out.
How much do you charge for a Pre-Wedding Shoot? Or is it included in the package?
A Pre-Wedding shoot is a personal preference. If you are keen to do it, I can include it in the package for a nominal charge. If your wedding ceremony is running for 3 days or more than that, the shoot would be complementary.
How long does it take to deliver the photographs?
It takes minimum 4 weeks to deliver the processed photographs as I process each photo individually. However, I will keep sharing the processed photographs soon after the wedding so that you can show it to your family and friends.
How many pictures do you give?
I do not provide ALL the photos that I capture because it hampers the quality of final output. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focus shots, shots with bad expressions etc. and process the remaining set of photos individually to give them a neet and clean look. However, I do not restrict number of photographs to be delivered. Generally, from 8-9 hours of shoot, I have been able to generate approximately 200-250 pictures. If I have more images, I would be happy to share with you.
What equipment do you use?
I have shot weddings in the darkest of dark rooms and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, I can set up additional lighting to ensure we get well lit pictures. Some places do not allow flash photography and for that reason, I shoot with cameras with superb low-light performance and lenses with wide apertures.
What rights do I have to the digital prints?
You have all the rights to reprint or use images on social networks whenever you want. However you may not sell your images for commercial benefits or publish your images anywhere without the written consent from me.
Copyright and Usage
I retain copyright to all the images I have shot and will use some of the images on my website and social networks for promoting my work. Being an artist, I consider each picture as a piece of art created by me and thus would want to showcase it.
Alright, I want to hire you on my big day. What are the steps?
Booking process is very simple, hassle-free. Call me or mail me the details of your wedding. I will check my availability and get back to you with the package. I would love to meet you before the wedding if possible to you otherwise I won’t mind discussing on phone. I will block the date once you make 50% payment of the total amount.