Q.1 What kind of photography can I expect?
Answer: We take pride in our candid style of photography – where we are not just documenting the activities in the wedding alone, but also focussing on the interactions, stories, emotions and expressions at play in the wedding. Mostly it might happen when you are not even aware of certain moments that happened casually, but would be able to go back in time – while you are looking at the wedding pictures done by us.
We do take posed photographs as well, giving that ‘traditional photography’ touch to your special day.
Q. 2 What is your wedding photography style?
Answer: That’s a tough question to answer. Some of the popular styles associated with wedding photography are candid, documentary, photojournalistic, artistic etc. What we do is a mixture of all of these styles – and depends on the moment and what we’re trying to achieve. We typically shadow the couple as closely as possible while being hypersensitive to behind the scene moments and emotions that occur spontaneously. These make the best wedding memories. This is largely photojournalistic to an extent – we believe that a successful wedding assignment needs a mixture of all of this and a responsible photographer should be adaptable enough to deliver a mix of genres. Ours is primarily a candid/ photojournalistic style of taking pictures. Wedding photography evolves everyday, and there are elements of traditional photography that need to be incorporated into a Candid style. For eg., posed pictures are considered non-candid by definition. But we do take elegant non-cliche posed pictures of weddings, which are aligned with our photojournalistic approach to photography. To understand our style in detail,check out our website and social media pages.
Q. 3 What is the size of your crew?
Answer: Each wedding is different and requires a different team in terms of the number of events to be covered, the scale of the venue and event, and also on what deliverable you want from us. At the very least we shoot in a team of three photographers and three cinematographers.
Q. 4 Where are you guys based? Do you travel for wedding assignments?
Answer: We are primarily based in Mumbai. But we do travel all over the length and breadth of India, and even across the world to cover weddings. In fact, a good percentage of weddings we do is across destinations and out of Mumbai. We love travelling, meeting new people and forging new friendships. We at Picsurely, focus entirely on you and try our best to give you the best possible result.
Q. 5 What does a basic wedding photography package include?
Answer: We customize a wedding package according to your requirements. Some clients would want a pre-wedding shoot, while someone would only want us to cover their wedding functions. In a pre-wedding shoot, we deliver around 30-40 edited images in a one-day shoot. Similarly, if we are covering wedding events, you can expect around 200 edited photos per function from us. The cinematic videos are again tailored according to your requirement. Recently, our clients have opted from a mix of one-minuteInstagramvideo, to 4-5 minutes wedding trailers and 20-25 minutes full wedding movie. We also provide physical albums which are a great way to preserve your memories. Do get in touch to know the options we offer for wedding albums.
Q. 6 How much will a basic wedding package cost?
Answer: The package cost is calculated on the number of events that we are covering, the deliverable that you want and also how many team members are needed to execute an assignment. Please do get in touch with us and let us know your requirement and we will customize a package for you accordingly.
Q. 7 My wedding is out of India, will you be able to shoot for us?
Answer: Our lens will follow you irrespective of the location. Just tell us the venue while booking and leave the rest to us, we surely won’t disappoint you!
Q. 8 What cameras/ equipment do you use for the wedding photography?
Answer: We aspire to be the best in business and also want to be true to our passion and that is why we believe and invest in using the best camera and lenses that are out there. A beautiful wedding can be framed in ’n’ number of ways, but the photographer’s skill and the quality of the equipment largely contribute to the success of a shot. Every shot is important and every wedding is like a new life. Our equipment is a class apart and we are proud to be associated with brands and equipment like (name them). But beyond this, we believe that a good photographer focuses on the camera specifications, a great photographer focuses on lighting, but the artist focuses on the eye. It is our eye that separates us from the rest of the competition.
Q. 9 Do you edit the photos? How much editing is involved?
Answer: Yes, all the images provided to you will be edited to match the vision we had for them. Our editing style is a light touch and mostly involves using a colour palette that is suitable. To get a general idea of our editing style, please go through ‘our work’ on this website.
Q. 10 Will you use my wedding pictures and videos on your website or for social media promotions?
Answer: Our Social Media Channels are our daily bread and butter, and we are nothing but thankful to the couples that give us the privilege of being part of their wedding and also gladly allowing us to showcase our work, so other couples looking for similar pictures for their wedding could find us. If you still do not want us to share your pictures on Social Media,then we could arrive at an amicable solution to your concerns.
Q. 11 Who does the copyright of all the images taken at the wedding belong to?
Answer: Legally, copyright of an image belongs to the person who takes it using his/her camera. In the case of wedding pictures that are paid for, there is shared copyright ownership of the photographs between the person clicking it and the person paying for the photographs. That being said, we never use the wedding pictures we take for any other purpose other than showcasing our work on our website and social media platforms. And there too, we use it with copyright watermarks.
Q. 12 What is candid wedding photography? Can you explain in detail?
Answer: Candid photography is capturing a truly candid moment. It’s the most artistic kind of photography. Candid is immediate, momentous and joyous. We give weight to your moments because your wedding deserves no less. Candid photos, videos with a streak of artistic passion and dedication, is what we will be offering you.
Q. 13 What is the difference between Candid and Traditional wedding photography?
Answer: CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY: The candid wedding photographer captures a wedding as it is. No one will ask you to pose or stand and smile the way it is apt for their frame of photography. Moments and events and emotions are captured from the behind, you wouldn’t know we have clicked with you with all your best and honest expressions. The rituals aren’t interrupted;peoples’ smiles aren’t craftthat need to be perfected. We let you be your best self and poke our lens through your moments without you knowing there is a camera rolling.
TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Traditional wedding photography is the complete opposite of Candid photography. We will ask you to pose and smile and weave expressions. A lot of things about your wedding photography are staged. Which is a good thing too because you decide what you want to be clicked. The order of the wedding categorical captures, the ‘sequence’ of people gifting you are thoroughly shot, and the photography throughout the event is ‘consistent’. It’s not flashy, very straightforward, so you will know what to expect in your wedding album.
Q. 14 What is a wedding film? Wedding cinematography? Wedding highlights?
Answer: Your wedding, we believe is like a movie. The coming together of so many beautiful things into one big happy story that is timeless. Isn’t it important to capture this fairytale, the way it is supposed to be? Enter us in the picture, and we will make sure the rest falls into place perfectly. Wedding moments are a motion from Candid/Artistic Photography. The shots are taken cinematically. The angles are coordinated extensively such that they involve a lot of cinematic filmmaking aspects. To throw some technical jargon in, we use ultra-wide shots, drone shots, creative shots, low lights etc. This is basically filmmaking at its best. Only happy endings and too many colours and pretty faces! Watch a few of our wedding films and you’ll know what to expect.
Q. 15 What kind of wedding films do you do?
Answer: We have the capacity to deliver any wedding film to our clients.Typically we do small and powerful wedding trailers, which are 3-5 minutes in duration. We also create wedding teasers for Instagram or social sharing, couple story films and larger wedding films if required by the client.
Q. 16 How do you choose tracks/songs for wedding films?
Answer: We are very particular with the track and the essence of the songs we select for your wedding film. We make sure it’s in sync with the video. However, you are most welcome to choose the mood/setting of your film. We will take into consideration your choice and suggestions for music, our main aim is to create a film with music that will be relevant even decades from now. We thrive for timeless memories that do not appear out of place even when you watch it years from your wedding day. Our collaboration is sure to create some extraordinary magic!
Q. 17 How can we go ahead with booking you for our wedding?
Answer: You can book us by sending us details on any of our social media profiles and from the ‘book us now’ page.
Q. 18 How is Picsurely different?
Answer: Our creative flair, quality assurance, managed deliveries, a vast bouquet of research and innovation based services, customised solutions and ideation and adherence to high standards brings much sought after professionals to creative wedding services.