Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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We are hosting a small party with a very few people. Do you offer discounts for smaller parties?
Event photography charges are based on effort and duration of the shoot and for up to 100 guests attending.
What's not covered or included?
Solo photo shoots, outdoor photos (if the event is being held indoors), any photos to be taken out of the venue of the event but not part of the event unless agreed before hand in writing through WhatsApp or email.
Is Event Photography suitable for my requirement? What's covered under Event Photography?
Event photography is suitable for birthday parties, anniversaries, any get together or celebration of any type. Everything that happens in the party like games, shows, dances, ceremonies etc. will be photographed along with some candid and posed group photos, some solo photos of people key to the event (right at the venue), and photos of things important for the event (cakes, wedding rings, decorations and other details). To see a sample of event photos, please click here.
We are hosting a birthday party for our kid, can also do a baby photoshoot along with it?
I will take some solo photos of the baby, some photos of the baby with the parents and other guests right at the place where you are hosting the party.
However doing a photoshoot at a different location on the same day is not possible - a shoot like that will need to be planned separately and will also be charged extra.
We are having an engagement event, can you also do a pre-wedding shoot for the couple?
I can take a few couple shots at the venue but won't be able to do a pre-wedding shoot at the same time.
Pre-wedding shoot needs to be planned and shot at a different location, separately and charges apply separately.
We are having a baby shower at our home can you also do a maternity shoot along with it?
Combining baby shower event shoot with a maternity photoshoot is not feasible. Maternity shoot needs planning and preparation and needs to be done separately. In any case, it will be charged extra and not a part of event photography.
We are having a housewarming party at our home, can you take a few pictures of the property at that time?
I can take a few pictures of the house however if you need a complete property coverage that needs to be planned and done some other time and charged extra.
Is there a time limit for the event coverage?
Yes, please refer to the charges shared with you - charges are based on the actual duration of the shoot not planned duration. I charge based on how long I was at the location shooting the event.
How much waiting time included in the shoot?
Waiting time is part of the total shoot duration. You will be charged as per the total actual shoot duration.
Do you arrive on time? What happens if you don't?
I arrive on time because I start before hand planning to arrive by promise time. If there are unforeseen, exigent circumstances, I will let you know. In any case you pay as per my actual shoot duration. In years of experience, I never arrived too late to shoot, rest assured.
Location & Lighting
Parties at home or small spaces?
Yes, often ceremonies are held at home or in placed with limited space. That is not going to be a problem.
The party will be held at large banquet halls or large homes or resorts, will you be able to cover everything?
If you are having a gathering of more than 100 people in a large area, please let me know the details for custom pricing.
Our home is not well lit, will you be able to take good photos? or
Will you use umbrella lighting because the lighting is not very good at the venue?
I carry my own off camera flash equipment and use it as I deem fit - for photography. You don't have to worry about these details, that's what you are paying me to do, right? Bottom-line is this: you will get well exposed photos, no matter what - not dark, unusable photos. However I won't be able to light up the whole area - please get in touch with a decorator for the same.
Photos & Quality
How many photos can we expect?
You can expect 50 to 60 photos for each hour of shoot. This is an indicative number, not a rule. Often you get more, rarely you do get less in unforeseen conditions are not suitable for photography (eg. rain during an outdoor event, event getting delayed or changed, changes in the venue at the last minute etc.)
How are the photos shared?
Through a link that you can use to download the photos. For easy access to photos, for sharing with friends and family, I can also upload them to your Google Photos, Dropbox, Evernote or any other app of your choice.
Do you edit the photos? Can we make special editing requests?
Included: Basic editing is done for exposure correction, cropping, color correction as deemed necessary.
Not included: Any kind of photo manipulation, special editing requests like retouching, making someone look leaner, fairer etc., blurring, adding or removing people or elements from photo, special editing for Instagram, Tiktok etc.
What is the resolution of your cameras? In what resolution will we get out photos?
Photos are shot on cameras with resolution of 24 to 36 mega pixels. However final photos are shared in 72dpi of 1mb size (approximately). If you have any specific requirements, please let me know.
Do you give all the photos you shoot?
I share with you all the good photos of the event. But there will be photos in which people blinked, or made awkward face or expression, photos where there is camera shake, flash misfire, accidental misfire, focus blur, or otherwise photos which didn't turn out to be good aesthetically - these photos are deleted, never processed and shared with anyone under any circumstances.
What happens to our photos after you share them with us?
After you get a download link, photos are deleted.
Will the photos be blurry, dark or having any other problems?
No, I never share such photos. Either they will be corrected if possible or I will have other identical photos to give you (I take more than one photo usually so that wouldn't be a problem). However sometimes some shots are missed and that's the reality of life. It is not humanely possible to get everything 100% right. But I can assure you that they will be a very few exceptions like that.
We want an album. Do you give albums as part of the package?
For the sake of transparency in pricing, I don't combine the charges for shooting and album making. Albums come in different sizes and qualities, you can choose what fits your needs. The answer is Yes, you can get an album.
Do you make/design albums?
Yes, I do design albums of the photos and get them printed by professional printing services like Canvera. These albums will be shipped to you directly by courier. Get in touch with me to know the prices.