Q: I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I start the process?
A: Reach us via our contact form along with your wedding date and venue, if secured. We can respond by email or phone. If possible, we would like to meet you both in person so you can get to know your future photographer and can ask us everything you need. Once you’ve decided to choose as your photographer, we will send a contract for you to sign and return with a deposit. After that, you can check “find a photographer” off your wedding to-do list.
Q: How much do I need to deposit?
A: We require a 50% initial deposit, 25% before the wedding day and the rest of the fee to be paid at the time of delivery.
Q: How far should we book in advance?
A: Typically 6-12 months in advance as soon as you have a date and venue. If you’re not the plan way in the advance type of guy or gal, fret not. Check with me for availability.
Q: Will you be shooting the wedding?
A: Yes. You are hiring us to shoot the wedding, not another photographer working under our name.
Q: Do you shoot with an assistant?
A: We always have an assistant/2nd photographer accompanying with rare exceptions. This frees us up to focus on shooting and looking for special moments while ensuring that between the two of us, we don’t miss the important ones. The 2nd shooter offers a different but complementary perspective and allows us to work efficiently throughout the entire day.
Q: Where are you based?
A: We are based in Lahore. If you aren’t in any of these locations, please read the next question.
Q: Do you travel?
A: We love to travel and will generally arrive at least the day before the event to help ensure that unexpected travel delays do not make us late or miss your big day. Let us know where you are and we’ll figure out the best way to get me out to you.
Q: When should we do the wedding portraits?
A: This is mostly up to you, but usually a couple of hours before the ceremony or immediately following the ceremony. Shooting before the ceremony allows you to check one more thing off the day’s to-do list early on and, more importantly, to afford you and the wedding party a chance to enjoy the event and mingle with your guests. Shooting after the ceremony, could allow you to take advantage of the time and experimentation you may require.
Q: Do you take getting-ready shots?
A: These are some of our favorite photographs to capture. The energy and excitement of everyone moving about is there, but we can also capture the calm and solemn moments when the bride and groom think about their wedding vows, the friends and family around them, and everything leading up to and away from this moment.
Q: Do you take dance shots?
A: That’s where the fun is. We are right there with everyone on the dance floor like a ninja with camera, a harmless ninja.
Q: Do you shoot in B&W?
A: We love B&W photographs. There is something so timeless about them. Since we shoot digital, this allows us to decide after the fact whether we want to process the image in B&W or Color. However, we generally shoot the image with a color preference in mind based on what we are seeing.
Q: What about the vintage look?
A: There are countless ways to edit a photo. Some may appeal to one couple, while not to another. If you see a particular style you like, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: Being Canon lover, we shoot with Canon EOS 5d Mark III, 5D mark II and 7D and a combination of Canon L Series prime and zoom lenses.
Q: When will I get to see my wedding photos?
A: Your photos will generally be ready within 2-4 weeks following the wedding. We go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention.
Q: Do you shoot video?
A: Positively. Check our Videography FAQ.
Q: Do you offer albums?
A: Yes. We offer custom-designed hardbound storybooks along with a selection of other a la carte products.
Q: Who chooses the photographs in the album?
A: We offer you a chance to pick a selection of photos that you must have in the album. This can be anywhere from 0 to the entire album. However, we do advise that you let us choose the majority of the photos for the album since we will use our best judgment to select the best and more relevant photos to tell the story of your wedding day. One of the top reasons, couples often times say they haven’t ordered the albums from their photographers is because they haven’t gotten around to choosing the pictures for the album.
Q: Will you post the photographs online?
A: We certainly hope so. We generally will post about every shoot on our blog and possibly our company portfolio. But respecting privacy of each and every one of our esteemed clients, either permission is sought or faces are smudged in our online postings.