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Do you deliver every image you shoot?

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.

For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day.

Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise if processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.

Have you shot at my venue before?

We have shot at hundreds of venues so there is a good chance that we have. If we have not however we will be sure to perform a thorough walkthrough with you prior to your wedding day.

Do you provide partial day coverage?

Usually We do not provide partial day coverage on weekends. On weekends we only accept clients that require at least 8 hours of coverage or have a budget of ₹25,000.00 and above.

Do you shoot Seminars, Conferences and Corporate Events?

Yes. These are all considered ‘event photography.’ We provide photography services for all events; and we would love to cover your celebration.

Does your studio do head shots, individual portraits, family portraits, commercial photography, or other types of photography?

We have experience in most other fields of photography, and provide our services for these also.

Do you guys do destination events? What additional fees are associated with destination events?

While we are based at Varanasi and Kanpur, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination event photography packages are simply our standard packages plus the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations if necessary. Because of our frequent trips across nation, lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances.

Do you touch up all the images?

Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique style of basic post production. This involves color correction, exposure 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 “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones, or other common photography flaws.

What do you mean by ”touching up” the photo’s?

“Touching up” in our studio is the same as signature (basic) post production. See the question below for clarification.

What is the difference between advanced and custom; and why are there additional costs for custom retouch?

Advanced post production includes touch ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc.

On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene, and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post production, as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project.

Please contact us for a quote for custom post production.

Do you shoot in JPEG, Small Raw, or Large Raw?

We shoot most of our images in Small Raw with certain situations where we move to Large Raw.

How do I reserve you for my date?

All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit

What if we exceed our contracted time for our engagement shoot and/or wedding day coverage?

Standard rates apply for overtime. Overtime is billed at the rate of ₹7000/hour per Master Photographer and ₹4000/hour per Associate Photographer

Is there an additional fee if we pay via credit card?

Yes. Our credit card processing fee is 5% of the total package price

If we cancel the event, will we receive our deposit back?

Unfortunately no. Deposits are use to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date we do not accept new clients for your date.

If we change our event to a different date, will we be able to use our deposit towards a future date?

Yes. However, if rates change from the your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply

Why do you charge travel fees?

Travel fees are not intended to nickel and dime our clients. The primary purpose is to provide adequate compensation for our photographers and our lighting assistants for the additional time spent in travel.

These fees are unfortunately necessary.

“Do you offer any discounts on weekday eventss, Sunday events, or events during the off season?

Usually we do not offer discounts on Sunday events and off season events. As you know events are almost year round here in India so because of that we are shooting throughout the year. We also cannot offer discounts on weekday events, as all of the costs (second shooter rates, etc) associated with the wedding remain the same.

But we always try to offer our services at a very competitive price so you may contact us personally to discuss about your event.

If I pay for my package in cash will we be able to avoid paying sales tax or receive a discounts?

Unfortunately, collecting in cash does not exempt a photography studio from paying Indian sales tax on the amount of the entire package price when a product is delivered, whether that product be an album or any other product.