Q: Our Charges? (Most ASKED)*
We believe each of your wedding is special its own way. Having a general package will never justify you as our client. As much as we love to work with you at your wedding, we want you to make a effort to send us a detailed enquiry or give us a call if email isn’t your thing! We want to understand your requirement first before we talk about our pricing. (Here Enquire right away.) Give you a ballpark figure our pricing starts from Rs.1 Lakh a day. However in most cases we create a customized package based on the event flow and the deliverables that you specifically require.
Q:Why are wedding photographers so expensive?
You’re right. Amazing wedding photographers are not cheap and cheap wedding photographers are usually not great ! lol.
When you hire us to photograph your wedding, you are getting professionals. There aren’t many situations we haven’t encountered at weddings. We’ve got backups of our backups, we know how to shoot in any kind of light, we won’t distract your guests, and you’ll end up with quality photos every single time. You don’t have to worry.
In our minds, this is worth paying a little extra. Hiring a professional photographer is not something you will regret 20 years from now.
Q: Where can I see more of our work ?
We can’t show you more work 😛 We keep updating on our blog regularly. Have a look. 🙂
Q: How early do you need to book us?
Well, before someone else does.We block dates on 50% payment as booking fees and what it means is that, you just need to be quick enough than someone else who might pay us before you for the same date. Otherwise, you can feel free to take your time to decide. We work on First come, first serve is what we work on (Whoever decided first not by who enquired first, and it mean whoever pays the advance and blocks the date first).There is no time limit as such but we usually don’t prefer to take bookings more than 9 months in advance.
Q: Are we available on your dates?
Why don’t you check out for yourself. Please visit our availability. Enquiries mean someone else has also checked with us, but is yet to block the dates. ‘Booked’ means, well, booked and hence not available.
Q: What if we are booked ? Can you arrange anyone?
We shoot ourselves, once we are booked, well, we are booked. No we can’t arrange anyone as most of our friends in the industry get booked as the same time as we are.
Q. What exactly is candid wedding photography?
If you go through few traditional wedding photographers work, you must have noticed how monotonous and similar looking all of the images are. Regular and some times ridiculously posed shots. Standard flash light for everything. You get the idea. 😉 For a regular studio photographer shooting with direct flash is best simple option in every scenario, as camera with direct flash works really differently. Its very fast to focus on the subject in photography terms its called flat lighting trying to show everything crispy and perfect. Interestingly thats not what our eyes are attracted too ! This is also why most of the amateur photographers or friends with point shoot / dslr camera or direct flash shots aren’t attractive. Our eyes search for the brightest part of photo or is attracted to brightest part of the image. So even if its image sharp and crispy which every traditional studio photographer delivers they look same. On the other hand photojournalists or candid photographers think about flattering the bride, capturing the moments, with the proper gear, retouching the images gives the images the wow moment presented correctly. It reflects back the extra effort, artistic vision, proper gear knowledge we end up having a wonderful storyline of imagery a.k.a Candid wedding photography. This should give a you idea. 🙂
Q: “Do we need a traditional photographer, Do you recommend it, Can you arrange them as well ?”
A:Well yes, but didn’t you just say their work isn’t interesting as it look same old stuff. Generally Candid wedding photographers in india don’t shoot family session. This is mainly because we have a huge guests list which leads to unlimited family photos but if its a small list of family let say 25 to 50 you can let them know. They should be able to do it for you. This one major factor you should hire a proper traditional photographer to do it for you. If the traditional photographer has proper knowledge of lighting you will have pretty amazing family portraits. Finding the really good traditional photographers can be challenging too. If their are parallel events happening it would hard if you just have one candid photographer who can’t cover up both event as so its really handy to have traditional studio photographer to fill in. Yes we have few traditional photographers in our team. We got that covered for you 🙂
Q: What about regular wedding videographer / traditional HD videography?
A: Yes. May be 2 or 3 to document the whole event. Of course don’t expect a artistic or cinematic output but just a HD video on dvd or blue ray. This is good to keep a record of everything.
Q: “Does your team provide traditional videography services?”
A: Yes we do depending on the availability our Traditional Weddings team and location. Traditional HD video services is part of our Traditional Weddings team who work standalone so if they are available we can provide it.
Q: “Do you guys do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?”
A: We are travelling all around India as of now. Our destination wedding photography costs are simply our standard pricing plus the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations if necessary. Email [email protected] for details.
Q: “Does your team do family portraits, or group session at the wedding?”
A: Yes & No. Yes if you hire traditional photography services, which we always recommend. No if you just opt for candid photography.
Q: “What is your philosophy regarding photography?”
A: Well we are thinking to write a book on it actually :-p 😉 We love photography to core. We totally believe “our best photo is the next one we make”. No matter what scenario we are in, we want to be present in right moment, creative and be the best at what we do.Hope that make little sense how we think. 🙂
Q: “We don’t stay in india and won’t be able to meet us in person. Are there any other options?”
A: Most of our clients will not meet us in person, but see us directly only during the shoot, this something which happens more often with us. We love catching up in person if we happen to be in the same city. If your goal is to talk about coverage or changes in schedule or get a sense of the our personality, telephone calls or Skype session can be done.Its super easy. 🙂
Q: We see lot of south indian weddings samples, will you able to shoot my wedding in different style ?
A: Well we started off shooting more south Indian weddings but we trust in our ability to shoot across the world. If you can let us know the traditions in advance and things to keep an eye on, We are pretty sure we will nail it. 🙂
Q: “Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead?”
A: Sure, just let us know way before in hand. Call us on 08886666800 or email us at [email protected]
Q: “Do you re-touch all the images on our image DVD?”
A: Yes we do re-touch or enhance the images. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique style of basic post production. This involves color correction, light adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any, or will only post produce “selected” images from your wedding, but for us its a half done job.We really take care of what we give out.
Q: “Do you deliver every image you shoot?”
A: No we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. With our expertise of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.
Q: “When do I get our final images?
A: Typically 6 weeks.If we have a very busy schedule we make sure you will receive them in 8 weeks max. which we mention on your pdf proposal. Yes it might take a while but trust us the wait worth it. Our promise. 🙂
Q: “What do you mean by “re-touching up” the photo’s? Will you do skin correction like pimples etc ?”
A: “Touching up” in our post production is the same as signature basic post production. No we don’t do detail correction on each & every image.Don’t worry we flatter you 😛
Q: “Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw ?”
A: We shoot most of our images in Small Raw on canon systems , Raw on Nikon, & in certain situations where we move to Large Raw.Quite technical to explain why we do what we do 😉
Q: I need raw photos, Will you give them ?
A: We don’t give out the raw photos. (You may always ask, if you don’t like an edit of a picture/pictures, They will be re-edited as per your description. This scenario never came up for us, as we don’t add any crazy art effects, there will be only be effects which would complement the photo/subject in the picture)
Q: I need raw video dump, Will you give them ?
A: Yes, we do give the raw video data after we give your final video output.
Q: “How do I reserve you for my date?”
A: We will send you a Pdf of contract which will have all the detailed description of the schedule, services as discussed, deliverable products and our terms via email. Once you are happy with the schedule and what you are receiving you can move ahead to book us.
All the scheduled dates will be reserved once we receive 50% of the payment as on the contract and a signed copy of the contract.
Q: “What if we never show up after taking the advance?”
A: Hmm. Very Good question. Since we started shooting in 2013 under the brand name Vividsaaga, this never happened that is we never failed to show up. That does not mean it can never happen. What if we fall severely ill on your wedding date? Or if the only train/flight to a particular city gets cancelled because of any reason? Though we don’t have a ‘proven’ answer such rare scenarios, we will first try to make sure someone is able to do an amazing photography at the wedding or if in the rarest of rare scenario (which may never arise), nothing works out, will refund full amount.
However if by the above question, what you really imply is, what if we ‘intentionally’ don’t show up; what if we are fraudsters; well, in that case you are pretty much screwed ! What else! Your money is gone and you are left with studio photographer to shoot. And you should find us and kill us Shoot us rather – because we failed to shoot you 😛
Q: “Do you charge travel fees?”
No, we don’t charge for travelling in India.
Q: “If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our deposit back?”
A: Unfortunately NO. Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date we do not accept new clients for your date.
Q: “If we change our wedding to a different date, will we be able to use our deposit towards a future date?”
A: Yes. However, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply
Q: “What type of camera / lens do we use?”
Its not the most expensive pen which writes the best selling novel – YOU NEED A GOOD WRITER.
Hope you get the message. 🙂
And just because we can answer, here the list of Photography Equipment we own.
Q: “Do you backup our images? How can we ensure that our images won’t be lost?”
A: Yes. We never had lost any image from a wedding due to the following backup workflow for each of our events: During the shoot, we back up on a External Hard Drive after each major event throughout the day. This leaves one copy on the CF cards and creates one copy on the External Hard Drive. After the shoot, we back up the CF card to a local hard drives. Once the images are completed we upload the images to a offsite location and burn another copy for our archives. At any given point, there are two copies of the files. Meeting Policy questions
Q: “When can we expect to see our photos from our engagement session/couple shoot?”
A: Retouching for couple sessions are completed within 2-3 weeks after the date of the shoot.
Q: “When should we do our pre wedding Couple session to showcase on elsewhere?”
A: We encourage you to do your Couple session as earliest as possible.
Q: “Can we schedule our Couple outdoor session for the weekend?”
Q: “How many images do you typically deliver from an engagement session? From a wedding?”
A: Unlimited. We don’t like hold back anything for you, any image which we think is good is on the disc.
Q: “I really like it when you Photoshop our name and date into the save-the-dates ?”
A: Yes. Let us know which one you need ahead.
Q: “How long does it take to get my prints?”
A: Print orders will be completed within 3 weeks after the product order is submitted.
Q: “How long does it take to get my album?”
A: First step in album design depends on you as we don’t select pictures on your album. Let say you complete your selection, we design according to your selection which may take 2/3 weeks for initial design which is the longest part of the album.Depending on how quickly you respond to the instructions for the album design as well as the amount of changes you request each time on designs. Some brides complete this within a month or two, others take over a year 🙂
Q: “What albums do you offer? “Can I add more pages and images to my album?”
We offer Canvera albums. Graffiti Italy (World Best Print Album)(Hand made) on request. Yes you can add additional pages. Additional costs will be apply.
Q: “How do I get started on my wedding album?”
The Wedding Album Design Process is outlined here: (Click Here)