How do you describe your style of wedding photography?
Our aim is to capture your story in an honest, relaxed and timeless way. Our style consists of simple and elegant compositions, nothing cheesy! We ensure we use the latest editing software to edit your wedding photos to make them as perfect as can be. Our aim is to use classic photographic techniques rather than jump on the latest trend which will come & go.
Are you insured?
Yes, absolutely! We have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance as you would expect from any professional wedding photographer. If your venue requires proof then we would be happy to email them a copy for their records.
How do I make a booking?
Please contact us to check availability for your dates and we can arrange a consultation at our studio in Edgware, north London where we can showcase our luxurious albums and discuss your plans.
A non-refundable booking fee of 50% is payable at the time of booking and signing this contract. Once the fee has been cleared, that day is yours and no other bookings will be taken for those dates and the remaining balance will be due one calendar month before the event date.
Please remember - we operate on a 'first come - first served' basis.
Will you travel to our wedding?
We travel both nationally in the UK and internationally for weddings. Special arrangements and costs can be discussed and agreed for specific travel requirements away from London or for international assignments.
Have you shot at my venue before?
We have shot at hundreds of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early on the day of and be sure to perform a thorough walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. We also do extensive online research prior to your big day!
What are your fees and are they flexible?
We offer digital only package from £1,500 and offer several collections starting from £2,250. Each collection has some flexibility to allow us to customise it to suit your needs, for example certain items can be swapped for others to give you the freedom to receive the coverage and finished products that you want.
Will you stay if we decide we need you longer than the contracted time?
Once you have booked us, we are yours for the entire day.
The hourly rate and terms will be outlined in your contract, and will be invoiced after the wedding.
Who will shoot our wedding?
Ankit is the main photographer and has second photographer/assistant for big weddings! We also have a team of associate photographers that we can call on to build a larger team if needed.
If Ankit is already booked on your date he will arrange one of his team members to cover your event subject to your approval before taking on the contract of course.
What if Ankit is unwell or unable to attend on the day?
In the highly unlikely event that Ankit cannot attend the wedding, we have a large network of associate photographers that we can call on to step in, subject to your approval of course.
I have downtime between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?
For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.
What are the Benefits of Second Shooter/Photographer?
A second shooter is just that, an additional photographer. They shoot for the lead photographer and at the end of the day the lead photographer receives their images and uses them to tell the story of your wedding day! They don’t mimic the lead photographer but compliment them.
1) Two Places at Once
We all understand that a photographer can only be in one place at a time. With a second shooter we can get bridal and groom’s getting ready shots at the same time! While one is photographing the bride stepping into her dress a second photographer is photographing the groom putting on his tie and jacket. We also love delivering wedding photos knowing that the bride and groom have a chance to see what the other one was up to on the morning of their wedding. They get to see photos of the tears and laughter and it’s really special to get a glimpse into those moments that they otherwise wouldn’t see.
2) Different Angles
One of the best things about a second shooter is having the ceremony photographed from different angles. There is SO much going on during the ceremony from the groom’s look of anticipation to the parent’s tears and it’s incredible to have two cameras there to capture it all. The two vantage points are especially useful when the bride is walking down the aisle. We love having the second shooter focused solely on the groom so Ankit can focus on the bride and parents. And that’s just one example! The different angles are beneficial all day and will look amazing in your wedding album.
3) The Little Moments In-between
The getting ready photos of both the bride and groom are a big motivation to have a second shooter, but it goes beyond that! While the lead photographer is shooting family portraits or the wedding party, the second photographer can be capturing everything else that’s happening behind the scenes! You’d be surprised how many sweet moments would otherwise go unnoticed if there wasn’t a second photographer there to capture them. Two photographers also allows for a better chance of your reception details being photographed. Depending on the timeline of your day, it can be impossible to photographer your reception details before you guests arrive as a solo photographer. But a second photographer can head out a little earlier and arrive to the reception before everyone else and have a few extra moments to photograph the reception space and the little details you put so much thought into! These are things you are going to want to remember! With two photographers they can divide and conquer and document SO much more of your day!
4) A Second Shooter Makes The Lead Photographer Better
Two brains are better than one and two sets of hands are better than one! Having two photographers means they can test out their lighting on each other, brainstorm with one another and have another set of hands which is ALWAYS helpful on a wedding day. All these things allow the lead photographer to do their job better and more efficiently which ultimately benefits YOU!
5) In Case of Emergency
It’s personally never happened to us before but WHAT IF something were to happen to your photographer on the day of the wedding? Crazy accidents happen and while it’s extremely unlikely, if there isn’t a second shooter there is no backup option. A second shooter is a security net in the off chance something happens to the lead photographer.
What camera do you use?
We use top of the range professional Nikon lenses and cameras. We are totally obsessed with making sure we have multiple backup equipment to ensure your day is never affected by any technical failure. For additional paranoia, We carry a backup camera in case of a drop or somehow one of us has manage to break our main camera during the course of your wedding day.
Do you back up our images? How can we ensure that our images won’t be lost?
We have never lost an image from a wedding due to the following backup workflow for each our events:
During the event, we shoot on two cards at the same time. This instantly creates a backup of every image in the camera. Afterward, we separate the primary cards from the backup cards, should anything happen to one set. We then back up the images to a local server set up in a RAID 1 configuration, as well as copy them to an offsite hard drive. At any given point before delivery of the images, there are two copies of the files in separate locations.
We have invested heavily to ensure that even if our equipment fails, our commitment to you will not.
Do you require a long list of photos that I want?
The only images we need you to specify are the family shots. We will send you a wedding detail sheet to complete so we have a good understand of your day and your expectations.
Shall we provide you with meals on the day?
Most clients provide us with meals when everyone else is eating. Some couples prefer to sit us in the same room as all the guests so that we are present and can take pictures in case anything happens. We eat very quickly so that we will not miss anything important!
How many photographs will I receive?
It’s very difficult to give an exact number since the number of photographs taken depends on many things – the number of guests, hours of coverage, any planned events. On average I have found the number is around 1500 for a full day wedding but please know that the final number will vary depending on the day.
How long after the wedding until we can view our images and how?
You will receive all images though an password protected online gallery within 8 weeks of your final event. You will also receive guest login details so you can share your best images with your family & friends. You will be able to download high resolution files straight from your gallery as many times as you like.
Do you retouch the pictures?
Every image gets scrutinised for colour and exposure by Ankit personally and nothing is outsourced.
All images in your album are retouched by Ankit, however retouching to any additional images can be carried out upon request and may incur an additional fee.
Can I print and share our wedding photos on social media?
Yes, absolutely. Your wedding photographs will come with a full personal use license. This means you are free to print, email & share your photographs with friends & family. Unlike some wedding photographers, I do not demand you use watermarked images on social media. You can even allow your friends and family to download images straight though your online gallery.
How many photos are in the album?
As many as it takes to tell your wedding story! we are passionate about delivering a beautifully designed luxurious product so some sides may have ten images and some may have just one. it all depends on the design. as an average most couples go for around 120-150 images in an album.
What albums do we use?
We have relationships with a number of the finest album makers in Italy and print labs worldwide that produce bespoke wall arts exclusive only to our brides & grooms; you can get a feel for some of these during a private consultation.
How does the album design process work?
After you have selected your favourite images, we will invite you for a separate private album consultation where you can confirm the design, materials, finish and all the fine details for your luxury album.
We will then create an initial album layout that tells the story of your day. we want it to be perfect so, after we have created the initial layout we will send it to you for approval or we can have a live design session over Skype. This is your opportunity to make some design changes. One round of changes is usually all that is required and included in your collection.
Can you provide parent albums?
Yes, of course. We can also design mini albums for friends & family.
How long will it take before we receive our album?
It generally takes up to 8 weeks from the time that you approve the layout.
What does a pre wedding shoot involve?
A pre wedding shoot is included in all of our collections. We recommend a pre wedding shoot because it gives us the chance to get to know each other and helps you to feel at ease in front of the camera. it's also good practice for the bride & groom portrait session for the wedding day.
What do we get from the pre wedding shoot?
After the shoot is complete, we will show you your images online and give you some great ideas of how you might showcase these at some or all of your events.
What should we wear to a pre wedding shoot?
We want to produce luxurious, elegant and timeless images that you will be proud to show anyone anytime so we recommend wearing clothes that show you at your very best.
When is the best time for a pre wedding shoot?
We prefer to do our pre-wedding shoots on a weekday as it's generally less busy in most locations. we like to shoot in certain hours of the day where the light is best.
Where does the pre wedding shoot take place?
We can have the session at a location that has sentimental meaning to you whether it's in the uk or destination abroad. In either case we will plan the shoot and discuss ideas with you to develop a concept that you are happy with.
Do you provide partial day coverage for pre wedding event/party? (Engagement/Sagaai, Chunni, Sangeet, Mehndi, Pooja/Vidhi)
We offer partial day coverage on weekdays from only £350 for photography and £500 for videography coverage. On weekends, we only accept clients that require at least 8 hours of coverage unless you get in touch with us closer to time. One of our team mate will cover your event and Ankit will edit the photos personally. If Ankit is available on your event he will shoot this event himself.
Within hours, your wedding day will be consigned to memory so it's vital to invest in your professional photographer with those memories in mind!