We have complied a list of frequently asked questions from our interactions with many previous clients. Feel free to browse them as you may seek similar answers to your questions. We want to help and make sure you feel as comfortable as possible with the process of our studio.
How far in advance should we reach out to book?
As soon as possible. We book weddings up to two years in advance. To keep the booking process fair, our policy is that we do not hold or secure dates without a signed contract and deposit. The one thing that breaks our heart the most is when we get to learn about a couple, fall in love with our work, and find out we’re now booked for their dates. If you want to secure your dates with us, please contact us to arrange a consultation.
How would you define your style of photography?
We consider ourselves photojournalists and storytellers, using a camera as a tool to tell the story of your day. Anticipation is our most used skill while we unobtrusively wait for the candid moments of your wedding to unfurl, with very minimal direction. This approach is how we capture those magical moments that define you and your guests, and reveal the true essence of your wedding day. When it’s time for our signature couples portraits, we will gladly offer just enough direction to create natural, flattering images that don’t feel contrived or forced. We are constantly looking for a unique and fresh perspective, going to extraordinary lengths to pursue our signature images. The end results are timeless—creative, dramatic and realistic.
How many weddings do you photograph each year?
We limit the number of weddings we photograph so that we can spend valuable time on each one and to ensure couples receive our very best work. Our focus is on quality, not quantity in all areas of our work.
How many photographers do you bring?
Shooting as a team has many advantages. We maintain quality and consistency in our work by having only one team of two or three lead photographers (depending on your event). Our team is trained in the same style and given designated roles, it allows us to document every part of the day and capture the wedding in its entirety.
How many wedding photos will I receive?
We personally view and cull all the images taken for the entire wedding. We choose only the best photographs that tell the story of the day without leaving anything important out. We remove images with unflattering expressions, closed eyes, and test shots when we setting up our equipment. Our couples usually receive anywhere between 1200-1600 photos while the excitement is fresh with each and every image professionally edited.
When will I receive my images?
The best things in life come to those who wait. Our creative commitment to you extends well beyond your wedding day. It generally takes us about 4 weeks to hand-edit and artistically master your wedding images. We than upload them to your personal online gallery and email you an invite.
What are your wedding photography rates?
Please send us an inquiry for detailed pricing information. We offer fair prices to all our clients. If you are just shopping around and looking for a bargain, that’s not us. We strongly believe photography is one of the most important things to value for your wedding. Apart from the memories, all you have are photos past your wedding day, which only increase in value over time. We've heard many horror stories from couples that had bad experiences with photographers who failed to uphold high quality. Therefore, this investment is worth every penny. If you’re looking at cutting costs for the wedding, we highly suggest looking over other areas of expense, but for the love of god, go with a skilled and credible photographer to save yourself the stress and disappointment later.
Do you travel for destination wedding and elopements?
Absolutely, we love Indian destination weddings! Although we’re currently based in Germany, we have traveled to most of our weddings in the US—especially greater New York area, California, Miami, Atlanta and Philadelphia including many international destinations weddings at exotic places like Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Portugal, England, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curacao and India. We are the the experts for destination Indian weddings.
Can we have the raw and unedited files?
Why would you want that? Without the editing knowledge and special software, those raw files are useless to you. We carefully cull and deliver perfectly polished photographs for your wedding. Rest assured that we do not leave out important moments, subject matter, or group photos. The way we edit our final images should be one of the reasons why you would want to hire us in the first place as we take great pride in our final edited images.
Do you offer videography as well?
We are very passionate about still photography. We currently don’t offer any video services, however we have worked with some of the best cinematographers in the industry and we are more than happy to refer you to nice people we love working with for your video needs. You may also about our recommended vendors for more information.
Do you charge for downtime between events on my wedding day?
For many reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re for you and we never truly resting during the day. Whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the reception, traveling to a second location, taking venue detail shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.