Frequently Asked Questions For a Wedding Film & Photographer

Frequently asked questions are compiled with the purpose to make our discussion with you easier and more effective. In the search for candid wedding photographers, by now you must be having quite some things to ask, don’t you? We get a variety of calls and emails from clients on regular basis, when they are in the hunt for candid wedding photographers for their wedding. Some conversations are as short as “what are your packages” and some end up being an hour long conversation about the wedding.

We do appreciate clients who call in after going through our works what is showcased on our website and Facebook, because that saves a step to explain the style of wedding films and photography we offer.

Here are some  about candid wedding photography and wedding films coverage. I recommend you to kindly read the blog in detail before you call us, so that you already have step one of questions answered. Should you still have doubts regarding the same, feel free to drop an email to info@creativechisel.com or the enquiry form and we shall be happy to help!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU WORK? WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH AND STYLE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND WEDDING FILMS?

We are a bunch of artists who come from the background of photojournalism and filmmaking. Our style is most often described as “Creative storytelling”, whose emphasis is on telling a unique, personal story of your wedding. Photographing your important day as it unfolds naturally without much interference from us is our way of working. Choreographing events nor getting into a template approach is not personal and we like to take each wedding as a unique project. We love to improvise, hence looking for interesting lighting, backgrounds and unique aesthetics that is personal for you.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?

I started Creative Chisel back in 2009 with the vision of making quality stories – Fiction. After making several short films, is when we decided to experiment in the non-fiction genre and we thought of weddings as a great way to tell stories. Sushma and I started shooting weddings in 2011, even before we got married and the journey has been beautiful so far. We have met some amazing people in this journey, who are clients and later became best of friends. Honestly, I started shooting for the pure joy of getting to tell a beautiful story out of it. As of 2016, I have been a part of over 100 weddings. I am a graduate from Whistling Woods International, Mumbai with Masters in Film Business.

BEFORE I CALL YOU GUYS, WHAT ARE THE LIST OF THINGS YOU NEED US TO KEEP IN MIND?

Here are some things you check before the calling us:

  1. Do have a look at our Portfolio- Wedding Films and Photography – Both on our website and the Facebook page. 
  2. You need to have a checklist of the following – The Dates of the wedding, The Venue of the wedding, The entire schedule with timings of each event, The approximate number of guests you are having for each events.

Again, the frequently asked questions for a candid photographer is purely to make our conversations faster and effective. So keep this information handy!

YOU ARE BASED OUT OF?

Bangalore, India.

DO YOU TAKE UP WEDDINGS OUTSIDE YOUR CITY?

Of course! We have been part of weddings across the globe and we would be happy to travel to the destination of your wedding. For weddings outside Bangalore, travel and accommodation would be additionally charged. For accommodation, we ask that you reserve a room for us in the hotel where all the other guests are staying. All travel expenses are reimbursed after the wedding. We have travelled and provided candid photography and wedding films in Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Chennai and other places across India. We have been part of some beautiful weddings in Singapore and Malaysia as well. 

HOW BIG IS YOUR CREW?

The team number depends on the scale of the wedding you have. Usually between 2 to a maximum of 6. Hence, the details you share with us about the events is very important.

DO YOU PROVIDE A TEAM FOR CLICKING GROUP PICTURES AND DOCUMENTARY VIDEOS AS WELL?

Yes we do provide the same on request. Having a single team taking care of the entire wedding – both candid wedding photography and wedding films is definitely efficient. It does help in a time crunched event like weddings where everything has to be planned and be at the right place. 

I ALREADY HAVE A CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER IN MIND. DO YOU PROVIDE ONLY WEDDING FILMS?

Yes. In fact, we have been working with several peers and also we recommend some at times. One of the most frequently asked questions is also that there is a family photographer which they have been working with for a long time. We are fine working under such boundaries, but like mentioned this has to be mentioned beforehand.

WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU BUT WE ARE OUTSIDE INDIA AT THE MOMENT. IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THAT?

Sure why not? Most of our clients are based outside India who plan coming back to India to get married. We make sure we get to speak to the clients over Skype, take in most of the details and plan the package. We have been doing for 5 years now and has been a very smooth and transparent process. 

I HAVE MY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY REGULAR GROUP PICTURES. IS THAT FINE WITH YOU?

Yes. But conveying the same during the early discussions in advised.  

CAN I CHOOSE THE SONG FOR THE WEDDING FILM?

We appreciate your involvement in letting us know the genre or your inclination in terms of music. But we do not work in the reverse process where Music dictates the mood of the wedding film. You have to trust us completely on this and let us make the wedding film for you. All our pictures and Wedding films are the perspective of how we see your wedding. Be awesome at your wedding and your pictures and wedding film turn out to be awesome too.

SO HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR A WEDDING?

I wish there was straight forward answer for this. The kind of weddings we do vary from a half a day christian wedding to a week long North Indian Wedding. Hence, dropping an email with all your requirements shall surely give us a better picture of your wedding, which will help us giving a package for you. 

WHAT IS YOUR TIMELINES FOR DELIVERY OF IMAGES AND THE WEDDING FILM?

We usually deliver the soft copy images of pictures within 4-6 weeks of the wedding. The Wedding Films can take upto 2 months. The Photobook usually take 8-10 weeks depending on the type of album, the selection process of the pictures by the client and so on.

I AM DEFINITELY GOING AHEAD WITH YOU BUT NEED 2-3 WEEKS TO GET BACK ON THIS. IS THAT FINE?

On a busy season, we get a lot of enquiries and it gets very hard to follow up with each and every client. Blocking a date is with a booking fee.   

I LOVE YOUR WORK AND TOTALLY CONVINCED ABOUT YOU GUYS. SO WHAT NEXT?

Awesome!  Confirming a project shall be requiring 50%  as a booking fee to block our dates. Before which, we shall send you a contract with terms and conditions The rest is due on the day of the wedding or before we start post production.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I BOOK YOU GUYS?

Our bookings generally are in the 3-6 months prior the wedding date period. Feb/May/Aug/November/December are the busier months of the year. We purely work on first come first serve basis. The best way to reach us is on email (info@creativechisel.com) or call us on +917899918999

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