How much do you charge?
Wedding packages start at $3,650 (approximately 2 lakh) for a ten-hour day. Monsoon package for weddings between April and September start from $3,350.
All payments are in Indian Rupee (INR) according to the exchange rate on the date of payment.
What are your payment terms?
A booking fee/retainer of one Lakh is due to reserve your date. This retainer is payable by a few different methods: International TT transfer, PayPal, direct bank deposit or Western Union. 50% of your balance is due 90 days before your event with the final amount due two weeks before the wedding. If booking under thirty days before the wedding the entire contract amount is due at the time of signing.
I know a photographer that charges less than you.
Can you match them?
A wise man once said that photography is not a commodity.
“A commodity is anything for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a market no matter who produces it. In other words, Coper and rice are coper and rice. Stereo systems, on the other hand, have many aspects of product differentiation and the more valuable a stereo is, the more it will cost.” — WIKIPEDIA
Driving a Hyundai is not like driving a Lexus. I am proud of being able to give you the “Presidential Suite’ of service and quality of work. I believe in value for money and you have my assertions that the final images will stand above the competitors.
Do you also do Videography?
I am an independent documentary photographer based in India and although I know many people in the industry I do not have people working for me. Videography is not something I offer as part of my services but I am happy to recommend a team if you think you need one.
I want a wedding album. Can you quote for this?
Being a documentary photographer and involved in projects for various clients around the world, I chose to work with a financial model that will enable me to do the best job I possibly can, keep you happy and focus on what I do best which is photography. While I do not include an album as a part of my regular packages I will be more than happy to help you create a truly stunning one. Our wedding albums are produced to the highest standard in the industry. Each album is hand made and printed on fine-art museum-quality archival paper that is guaranteed to last at least one hundred years. Leather bound, the album comes in a custom album box to create an amazing keepsake to hold your wedding images for generations to come. Please let me know and I will be happy to send you more information.
What will I receive from you?
My photography service always include the following:
1. Photography service for 10 hours on the wedding day
2. All travel expenses for the photographer, excluding accommodation.
3. You keep the final images on DVD
You will own “home use rights” to your images which means that you can do pretty much anything you want with them as long as it doesn’t generate any income for yourself or the people you give them to. Find out all the details in the contract.
The images you receive are all color corrected and optimized, print-ready high resolution files good enough for any high-end glossy magazine. An average set will range from 500 images for a small wedding to 2500 for a large wedding. You will get a DVD set with a HighRes folder with all the images and another folder with all the images in low resolution, ready for use in email or be uploaded to you Facebook or flickr account.
All the images I shoot at your wedding are backed up in the most reliable and sophisticated back-up system and will stay secure with me in case you lose the DVD I sent you.
How long will it take you to deliver my pictures?
Time frames can range anywhere from two weeks to two months, depending on the time of the year and my schedule. The average delivery time is usually two to four weeks but can sometime take more. In any case, delivery of the final DVD will be less than 60 days from the time of your wedding.
Which cameras do you use?
It is really not the camera that creates the image but the person holding it. I use the latest and best equipment that I need to create the magic that you expect me to create. The famous American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway once met the legendary photographer Irving Penn at an event.
Ernest Hemingway: “Good pictures, what camera do you use?”
Irving Penn: “What typewriter do you use?”
Please feel free to contact me for more information and I will be happy to answer.