Wedding Photography FAQs
All of the following are my opinion and advice on Indian Wedding Photography which encompasses all Asian Weddings. This may be of use for brides and grooms getting married in the near future or budding photographers too looking for tips on how to shoot Indian wedding ceremonies – tips given by a Bipin Dattani an best Indian wedding photographers with over 10 years experience of photographing shaadi desi indian marriages.
How much do wedding photographers charge?
The average cost of a wedding photographer will depend on the skill and experience of the photographer, together with what is included in your wedding package. The shooting time (for indian and asian wedding the number of days for pre-wedding events), travel time to the venue, pre-wedding portrait shoot, the type of wedding albums offered, the post processing time after the wedding for air brushing and enhancing the wedding photos are just some of the considerations that will influence your cost. This is why wedding photographers do not have a set price or charges.
Who owns wedding photography copyright?
The Copyright Act sets out the rules about copyright ownership and as I understand it under these rules the person who takes the photograph is generally the owner of copyright. So, the copyright owner of wedding photos is the wedding photographer. However most photographers will give you license to print your photos for personal use only.
What do wedding photographers use to edit photos?
The standard software of picture editing and enhancing is Photoshop or Lightroom. Each photographer will have their own preferred way of working or workflow when using these photo editors. To use them effectively they need to be learned and practiced only then will they give the best results for wedding photographs.
How much does Indian wedding photography cost?
Wedding photography coverage cost can vary greatly. It’ll depend on a few things, and some points to consider:
- Duration of coverage (the number of days, hours and events the photographer has to capture)
- Location and City of the marriage (how far does the photographer to travel? If far, the hotel accommodation stays and travel costs come into play)
- Quality of the photographer (experience, commitment on your day, photography qualifications, artistry, technical ability
- Coverage expectations (use of cranes, drones, number of photographers at the wedding – second shooter and/or a third shooter too)
- Post processing work for air brushing and digital enhancement of the photos. Only a select few photos or all the images for the wedding album or all the images captured.
- How much the photographer has spent on the cameras and lens. Some will use only the best professional DSLR’s and fast lens (Canon 85mm f1.2, canon 35mm f1.4, or canon 24-70 f2.8) which cost more than standard kit lenses
- Reputation and demand for the photographer
Indian wedding generally run over a few days, so only you and your allocated budget can decide what you need to be captured for prosperity from these functions (engagement, Sagai, pre wedding photo shoot, mehndi ceremony, sangeet function, chunni ceremony, sanji garba night, pithi and grah shanti, wedding reception) that will not be repeated again.
Sorry to be vague, as you see no two wedding are the same. As such, costs vary from Indian wedding photographers to photographer. Best to call on 07930 328833 for a Indian wedding photography costs and quotation.
Where do wedding photographers print their albums?
Over the years I have been asked numerous time where do get you wedding albums printed? For matted, traditional type heirloom albums I have only use professional labs to do my photo printing. In fact the surprising fact was that I give my printing to an English photo lab and not local Indian printers as I find they would give me better colours of sari’s and Indian wedding outfits. This is where the professionalism come in.
Now with storybook wedding albums I have selected an album printers from the many who want my trade. I trust my printing to them because they offer immaculate photo storybook albums.
I now also offer an album design service with your digital files and give you an awesome album in return. Interested in this service? Enquiry about prices by calling 07930 324833.
Only the best will do.
How many wedding photographers should I interview?
Can I ask how many wedding dresses or outfits did you see before you picked the ONE.
There are so many wedding photographers in your city, some will be recommended by friends and family. Only you can decide which photographer is right for you. You can see and interview only one or two before you book one of them or end up seeing quire a few.
As a seasoned wedding photographer with many years of experience operating in London and some destination weddings, I have found that people get confused when they see lots of photographers as each one has some different they offer. So I suggest do not see more that five.
Pick a photographer whose work you like, are comfortable with, feel is genuine and most importantly can work with YOU to give you the pictures you deserve from your special wedding day.