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 a 100 weddings across Dubai, Mumbai, Goa, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kochi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and many more cities., and looking forward to being part of yours!
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.
WHAT ALL DO YOU COVER?
Bride & Groom getting ready for Wedding, Portraits of Bride & Groom. The main focus will be on the Bride, Groom and their immediate family members and close friends/relatives who are actively participating in the celebrations, While we will definitely capture the light moments between the guests, we cannot warrant for 100% guest coverage. We only do candid style photography & Films which does not include food eating shots, stage group shots (other than important & close family members), or Room Pujas which Studio photographers offer in the market, hence for any request made to do so would be respectfully turned down and we recommend you to hire a Traditional Photographer or Videographer locally if needed.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Our charges start from INR 1,00,000 for a day of Candid Wedding Photography and 2,00,000 INR onward for a day of Wedding Candid Photo & Cinematography. Our charges for Pre-Wedding Shoots starts from 50,000 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!
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 6-7 people. 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.
DO YOU GUYS TRAVEL? DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR OUTSTATION ASSIGNMENTS?
For all assignments Travel, Accommodation, VISA fees, F&B & Local Logistics for shoots outside Mumbai & Goa are to be borne by The clients & will be estimated before booking. Airways will be the default mode of transport for all outstation assignments. We will not be held accountable for delays caused due to flight cancellation as well as flight delays. We will be typically stays as a guest of the family – and encourages you to have us at the same venue where you will be staying (if you’re having a destination wedding), or a venue that is CLOSE to where you’re staying. This is to maximise the time we spend with you, and make sure we can arrive early and stay late without worrying about travel.
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.
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.
DO YOU SHOOT GROUP PICTURES?
Yes We do click group pictures for your immediate family, relatives or close friends, but for traditional stage group/family pictures of all the guests are largely out of scope for us. 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 would recommend traditional photographers and videographers.
Can we also have additional photographers / videographers along with DCP?
Absolutely NOT. You are paying us big bucks to do the job. Save money and hire only one team. The other advantage of this is that we will get unobstructed visuals without badly dressed / mis-behaved and arrogant local photographers jumping into our frames and ruining the candid film moments. We request you to please inform your vendors / relatives about this essential clause. In past cases we have encountered other teams suddenly turning up at the venue without the client’s knowledge and such teams have spoilt the quality of our work.
Can we come and see the RAW footage and select our shots?
We shoot thousands and thousands of film clips from multiple cameras and sometimes the total duration of these RAW clips exceeds 50-60 hours of footage for a typical three-day wedding. At the studio, these clips undergo careful conversion and screening and a battery of editors work night and day to create a first cut of the best clips for the chief editor. This process is almost factory-like with editor stations brimming with activity through odd hours. Client interference at this stage will not only delay the final edit by double but also disrupt the Zen-like concentration of the editors going through the footage in their own space and time. So, no, we do not allow clients to sit through RAW footage selection. This is the reason we have one round of edit changes. In case the couple is not happy with some footage he/she can communicate this after the first screening of their film and the changes will be done.
WHAT IF I WANT SOME CHANGES TO BE MADE TO MY WEDDING TRAILER/FILM OR ALBUM?
Two rounds of changes in the Trailer & Full Film means that once the couple sees the film for the first time, they can add / delete some clips as per their liking. Some close relatives whose footage is unintentionally missed by the editors can be added in this round. Any other minor changes can also be corrected. But please note that major changes may not be possible or charged extra at 15,000/Edit for changes not included in the previous rounds. Examples of major changes are addition of an event / events, Multiple Changes in music track, Replacement of more than ten clips of friends / relatives etc. We usually do not allow changes unless and until there is something that needs to be done, 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.
How many total Images should we expect and how are the images selected and delivered?
Ideally, there is no limit to the number of images shot. But as far as the delivery is concerned, we understand that in this age of information overload, clients prefer quality over quantity. After the event, our image editors go through each and every image and eliminate the duplicate / out-of-focus shots. Then they process every selected image and once all the images are processed, they are systematically segregated and uploaded online into event-wise folders. This online Cloud-based space link is shared with you within the said timeline. We also post this link on the common WhatsApp group so that all friends and family can see and cherish the images instantly. Apart from the online upload, all these images are also stored in your provided main hard drive which is delivered to you once all the images / films are ready.
DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS? HOW MUCH EDITING IS INVOLVED?
All post production on photos are limited to colour correction and enhancement to match the standard set by our studio on all our online portfolios. We do not oﬀer or recommend extensive manipulation to photographs that include weight reduction, extensive skin correction, chin reduction or any other photo liquify requests. We do a mix of colour and BNW. please go through our portfolio on our website.
HOW SOON WILL I GET THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS OR ALBUM? What is the estimated time of delivery of all deliverables?
As per the contract we deliver everything within 30 to 90 days after the wedding. This means the simpler things like images are delivered within 30 days after the wedding and the full films could take about 60-90 days depending on the season work load.
What if the delivery is delayed by DCP?
It is rare that the delivery of the film is delayed beyond said time. But it is possible that the director of film / director of the company is unhappy with some portions of the film and requests for a re-edit - in which case a delay might happen. All we can say is that it is for the benefit of the film and the client. Most great cinema blockbusters have been delayed but have turned out better due to the re-edit. So it is all in good spirit. We apologize for the inconvenience (should a delay happen) but assure you that we will not release anything that we don't absolutely adore. So please be patient and give us time to work our magic.
CAN I HAVE ALL THE IMAGES, RAW AND UNEDITED AS WELL?
Everything that has been shot by us is rightfully your property. We don't hold back anything. You get all the RAW videos and all processed photos (The bad ones are deleted forever) as well as the final videos on a 1TB or 2TB hard drive provided by you. RAW videos are clips of the videos shot by all our cameras (May be useful in edits later like
first anniversary / 25th anniversary etc.)
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.
WILL YOU UPLOAD OUR IMAGES / VIDEOS ONLINE? CAN I REQUEST YOU NOT TO?
We will post our images / videos 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 your content on our site, this has to be specified at the time of signing the contract. We charge an additional 50% of the final package 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.
PRE WEDDING FAQ's
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING PRE WEDDINGS AND HOW MANY PRE WEDDINGS HAVE YOU SHOT?
We first shot the Pre wedding back in 2015, ever since then, we've shot more than a 50 pre weddings across Mumbai, Goa, Udaipur and many more cities., and looking forward to being part of yours!
DO YOU SUGGEST US THE LOCATIONS? OR WE NEED TO FIND ON ON OUR OWN? HOW DO WE START?
We do not like to stress you over choosing the location, we sometimes send you couple of locations and then we mutually agree upon. We send you a questionnaire where we get the idea of what kind of locations do you like? what was the first place you guys met? or if there is any place special for you guys? based on the details we start sending you location ideas
DO YOU SUGGEST US ON WHAT TO WEAR?
Our very first advice to couple is to wear what makes you comfortable, there is no better clothing than what you like, rather than wearing the long lenghty gown for the first time and not being comfortable around the camera. Pre wedding shots are not about the dreamy location and the heavy costumes, its all about you guys and your chemistry on camera. We never emphasise on costumes and rather focus on how to make you guys comfortable, and CLOTHING is the first key of comfort.
DO YOU GUYS TRAVEL? DOES THE PACKAGE CHANGES FOR OUTDOORS?
We do travel whereever your fairy tale exist. The package remains the same all the world, however you will have to take us there and give us a place to rest. For shoots outside Mumbai & Goa, you will have to take care of Travel, Accommodation & VISA Fees if any or we will charge you for the actuals.
HOW MANY LOCATIONS & LOOKS WILL BE COVERED ?
When you go for only Photo package i.e. for One day session, we usually suggest to have two or three looks and cover two locations in two session. The first session will be at morning and the second session in the evening. Similarly if you go for Video & Photo package, same will be done at three session with same looks and locations. In case of additional sessions or location, do check with the additional cost for the same.
IS THE SHOOTING TIME IMPORTANT ? WHAT IS WE ARRIVE LATE ? WILL IT BE COMPENSATED BY SHOOTING EXTRA HOURS?
We try to shoot at some specific hours, for example in the morning session we try to shoot by the first light for next two or three hours depending on how harsh the light gets. Similarly in the evening session we shoot at the golden hours to avoid use of any artificial lights which might make the photo look manipulated. We always try to be disciplined considering this time slot and we expect you to be the same. As missing on this time might affect the quality as well as the quantity of the photos. Also we cannot compensate or compromise the time by shooting in some additional hours, so we would always recommend not to be late.
For any other questions you have, please feel free to drop us an email. 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.