We understand you may have queries, therefore we have listed the following FAQs for your help. If there’s anything more you wish to know , please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE ?
There are sundry “styles” associated with wedding photography viz. candid, documentary, photo journalistic, art wedding photography and so on. What we have is a proclivity to create something stunning by mixing all these style to engender something distinctive. We hold a conjecture that emotions are best captured in the spur of a moment and therefore we try to keep it as natural as possible. This can largely be attributed as photo journalistic. Our images are typically captured very discreetly and spontaneously to emphasize emotion. We use unobtrusive and minimalistic equipments and prefer to use as much a natural light as possible. We believe in delivering a mix of genres, rather than sticking to one stereotype. Your wedding is like a canvas for us, which we paint with hues of emotions. Getting even one shot that stands out from the rest of the crowd makes us happier than anything else, though we are happy to say that we tend to deliver more than one such shot.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE AMOUR AFFAIRS TEAM AS MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ? WHY DO WE STAND OUT FROM THE REST OF THE CANDID WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ?
Firstly, you get two photographers at the cost of one. Photography is about angles! One photographer alone cannot cover the entire wedding from all possible angles. Therefore, we get a team on board to ensure nothing is missed! This essentially means that you get two points of views for every event of your wedding that we photograph – one angle covering the overall proceedings and the other with the bride and groom at its heart. The ensemble ensures that even if one of us does not have a good angle to shoot something, the other should have it covered. It also gives one of us the freedom to go bonkers and try out crazy angles and ideas at the same shoot without taking the risk of missing out on a shot. Also, owing to the fact that there are two of us photographing, we have two sets of equipment and in the rear chance that there is an equipment failure on the job, we would be ready with a backup. We do not impede with the rituals, we would never ask you to hold for a second to get a shot and we definitely won't ask you to pose in the middle of the ceremony. Candid is our style! This would ensure that the punctilio of the rituals is maintained and no nuisance is created. Secondly, our work is incomparable, Taher leads the whole team under his guidance and expertise, whilst all our team members are trained well experienced, and certified professionals and highly talented individuals who have taken education in photography and its finer aspects like arts, composition and framing. We charge you for creativity and presence of mind.Our work has been featured on almost all leading wedding websites and in Magazines. Amour Affairs is counted as one of the pinnacle and the finest names in the industry, with some top notch clientele and we have worked a great deal to earn it. We are into the creative field since 2007 and specialize in Photography since 2009. And more than all these points put together, our clients say it all for us. Do not forget to have a look at our client testimonials on our Facebook page or our website.
WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU ?
All we need from you is just some time! We would like you to share what your aspirations are about your big day. We need to know as much about you and your special day just as you would want to know about us and our work. It helps us formulate a strategy and think creatively if you can let us know the intricacies of the wedding.
Here are some of the cardinal facets we would like to know beforehand.
The exact number of days and hours that you would need us for. This helps us to understand your needs and in turn helps us give a perfectly customized quote.
Information about the different rituals and ceremonies along with the time and venue of the rituals helps us come better prepared to photograph the event. For example knowing whether an event is being held indoors or outdoors let us know what kind of light to expect and accordingly we can think of how to use it creatively and what equipment to carry along.
Another important aspect which may not always be part of the conversation, but is pivotal is the letting us know more about your personality and what type of pictures you like to see yourself in. Getting a little gist of what kind of a person you are, helps us portray your persona quintessentially. For example if you are camera conscious, we will be more discrete and try for more candid pictures. We of course do posed pictures too if you are a poser!
WHERE ARE YOU BASED ? DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS ? WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION ?
It is said that The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page!'.Travel is inspiration! We too are travelers and we have covered various weddings across the country and abroad. Our travel journal is a collection of beautiful memories. However, our company office is based in Pune, from where we coordinate all our endeavours. our doors are always open for you to drop down any time for a chat with us or just for a cup of coffee! Do keep in mind there will be an additional cost for travel. We would be happy to be your guests. The travel and accommodation arrangements that you would make for your guests would should be just fine for us as well, we do not want you to go out of the way and make any special arrangements for us. As far as the journey is considered, we prefer flights when the duration of journey is more than 8 hours, otherwise we have no issues travelling by car, bus or train.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT'S DO YOU USE ?
Our company is an ensemble of proficient eyes and creative minds! We firmly believe that the single most important component of a camera is 12 inches behind it !! However we can assertively say that we have some of the most outstanding optics and cameras currently available, to ensure that we deliver nothing but the best! We have a long list of equipment we shoot weddings with, which includes full-frame cameras, fast lenses, all forms of off-camera lighting, remote lighting equipment, props, stands, tripods, monopods…all of which is updated and changed with the market trends.
HONEY MOON / DESTINATION SHOOTS
Have you planned an exquisite honeymoon in the Mauritius or Bali or Italy? You’ve carefully picked a resort, you’ve foraged Expedia to find the best of everything to make it a memorable experience. After seeking to make it so special, you do not want to come back with average pictures that will fade over time. Or for the worse, you do not want to end up taking each others' pictures instead of posing in unison! We offer this unique service, for very select clients and based on availability, where our photographer can accompany you for part of your honeymoon (typically a day or so) and guarantee you lovely memories of the beginning of your journey of marriage!
PROPOSAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROPOSAL FILMING
Asking a woman to marry you is one of the most important things a man will do in his life. Therefore, a good deal of consideration should be put into the Proposal you plan to make.However, kneeling in front of your lady with a ring and a rose, whatever the setting may be, its timeless and its important to capture and to be shown over the years to your friends,family,children and grandchildren thus appoint us to capture your private and intimate moment- privately without letting your lady know. We will make sure to capture the moment when she shrieks with glee while checking out her new jewelry.
Have you planned a Destination Wedding in the most exquisite location? your dream location where all your important occasions of life will take place? Then to make it memorable and cherished forever,to capture the fun time with friends,the small and big functions,the wedding memories and everything else- then we at Amour Affairs have a special package only for you!! For this,we wont be charging you on hourly basis but offer you a special per day package of 1,20,000/- inclusive of 2 Photographers & Video charges seperate.Everything else will remain the same.
HOW MANY WEDDING PICTURES DO YOU TYPICALLY PROVIDE PER WEDDING? WHAT DO DELIVERABLES INCLUDE? HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU TAKE TO DELIVER THE PICTURES?
The photos are manually selected, colour corrected, juxtaposed to tell a story if needed and marked for final delivery. There is no limit to the number of photographs! Customarily we furnish between 400 to 500 pictures for a typically 6-8 hour shoot. As per our understanding and experience, these are more than sufficient for you to relive your wedding, frame by frame. Deliverables include high resolution pictures on a CD. We try to hand over a couple of shots within a weeks’ time and also post them on our website. We deliver the processed pictures anytime within 20 to 25 working days. We understand that you are super excited and eagerly anticipating to see the amazing pictures of the event, for that purpose we even share a few pictures through whatsapp or email at the earliest.
DO YOU DO VIDEO AS WELL ?
Our company does offer various packages for videography / cinematography too depending on your budget. We have a video solution for every budget. Our editors have a keen eye which is required to pick the right moments to highlight your special occasion. Wedding cinema has greatly evolved with the emerging trends of the industry. The videos we create are narrative of the event, unlike the old school videos which are just shot but do not follow any storyline . The videos we produce are synchronized with your wedding album, and both together create a thematic documentation of your special event. We typically deliver a wedding trailer (2-3 mins), and a full 10-15 minute wedding movie — all in brilliant high definition video. “LARGER THAN LIFE” magnified imagery extravaganza with interviews of the bride and groom sharing their future aspirations with each other; the immediate family and friends vocalizing their past memories with the bride and the groom, are all shot elegantly and presented in a manner which only pushes you to watch it again and again.
WHAT ABOUT WEDDING ALBUMS? DO YOU PROVIDE THOSE?
Yes! Our album designs are simple yet charming. We can design a full album from scratch to make it easy for you. Or you can provide us with your photo choices, and I will design the album. Before getting the album printed , we shall send you a digital draft of the same for your approval. Our recommended choice of a photo book come with understated specifics. This seems to be most popular based on what we have delivered to our clients that we have been delivering is of the following criteria. But you can always change that;
- 15 x12 inches
- Cloth/suede leather Cover
- Pearl heavy or Velvet/soft bold paper type
- One or two photos or more than two photos on each page
- 50-100 pages depending on the number of photos.
- Lifetime guarantee on album printings and binding
WHAT ARE YOUR PACKAGES AND PRICES AND WHAT ALL DOES IT INCLUDE?
Every wedding is distinctive and it is almost impossible to generalize a package, therefore we offer customized packages depending upon your requirement viz. number of days and hours of event, travel costs etc. However, to give you a rough idea, we normally charge INR 40000* for a 4 hours shoot. This cost would include two photographers (at the cost of one). All you need is to communicate your requirement to us and we shall work out a customized quote for you. We will cover all parts of the wedding – right from getting ready till vidai. All memories from the wedding are equally important.
A rigorous selection and development process that will result in a coherent wedding story. Processed high-resolution images from your wedding functions on a DVD or a pen drive. These will be manually developed, one at a time, based on our own individual style.
ARE THE PRICES NEGOTIABLE?
Weddings definitely are expensive affairs. We understand that you have countless things to pay for. However, Premium Wedding Photography comes for a price. We go through a tough grind to produce the stunning results that you see in our albums and captivatingly documenting everything you have paid for. Quite obviously, we do not love to negotiate on the price points.
I KNOW A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO CHARGES LESS THAN YOU. CAN YOU MATCH HIM ?
As we have mentioned earlier, Premium Wedding Photography comes for a price. We never compromise on the quality of the images we deliver. We invest oodles of effort ,research, hard work, skills and experience, that makes our product worthy of the cost. We take few selected projects every season, and focus on producing scintillating results out of them, rather than accepting a million projects and delivering average outcomes. For us having a couple smile ear to ear seeing their photos is the biggest reward.
WE LOVE YOUR WORK AND WANT TO BOOK YOU, HOW DO WE GO ABOUT THIS?
We charge a 50% booking fee, payable at the time of booking to secure the dates. We will ask you to sign a mutual contract, for better conduct, and all these proceedings shall take place on-line, to give you ample time to understand the terms and conditions. A pre-wedding consult shall take place before we give you our final quote, just so that we understand your requirements perfectly, and any chances of miscommunication are negated. If the terms suit you , we can proceed with the commercials and bookings. So call us , Skype us or mail us . The remaining amount is to be paid before the last day of the wedding. We shall start working on post production and editing as soon as we receive the full payment and deliver the final product within the number of weeks mentioned above.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M NOT HAPPY, AND FEEL THAT A PART OF MY WEDDING IS NOT REPRESENTED ENOUGH?
Keeping our past record in mind, we are proud to declare a 100% satisfaction rate! Despite of this fact, I ensure that as your photographer, I will move mountains for your satisfaction. We shall co-ordinate closely with you and continue keep you updated regarding the progress, taking in your suggestions, comments and insights. We would revisit our short-list to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final selection of work. To us, the couple is the most important – and we shall leave no stone unturned to make sure you’re thrilled and delighted with the end product.
WHO OWNS THE USAGE RIGHTS TO MY WEDDING IMAGES? WHAT IS A PERSONAL RIGHTS RELEASE, AND WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT? DO YOU RESERVE THE COPYRIGHTS TO THE PICTURES?
Every piece of art is a part of the artist, it cannot be separated. We invest immense time and work to give you timeless memories and stunning pictures, therefore we reserve all the copyrights to the pictures and utilize them for the benefit of our company. However, considering the privacy of our clients, we also give you the full usage rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use. You can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online and what have you). The only thing you cannot do is resell your wedding images – which we believe you certainly won't want to do! As the photographers, we would own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs. In addition, we reserve the artist copyright of all images and reserve the right to use a selection to promote our own work on our website, in publications (online & offline) as well as social media. However, we assure you that will not be selling these images or using them for other commercial gain.