Frequently Asked Questions
1: Where are you based? Will you be able to travel to another city?
We are based out of New Delhi & Amritsar. However, we like to travel and cover weddings in several parts of the world. we often travel to cover weddings in India and abroad and have our footprints all across the world. For outstation assignments, clients will need to bear the travel, accommodation, and any overheads.
2: What is our style and how do you cover Weddings?
Our form of photography widely translates to Candid Photography. The word ‘candid’ means frank, outspoken, open, and sincere. Candid photography is that the form where you’re taking photographs often them realizing the moment being captured and moments in life look the best once they aren’t staged. Our style encompasses heavily elements of lifestyle, fashion, and photojournalism. Our form of photography is inspired by street photography and art of capturing stories in frames. we frequently layer multiple stories in one frame to create compelling images.
We also take some posed fun shots to portray the chemistry and romance between the couple. Lastly, if you’re worried about your reception photos on stage, we cover that too. We take a brief within the beginning and intermittently on what’s the expectation then play around with our creativity. Most current Candid photographers within the country make use of accessible light while capturing photographs and use artificial lights like flash during a limited sense. this is often one aspect where we are different. We work heavily with lights to make the magic lighting which you simply see in fashion shoots or movies and yet everything during a Candid setting which is our USP and this alongside our enthusiasm and love for weddings sets us aside from the rest of the photographers within the country.
3: What are your different packages and rates?
We charge looking at the assignment. Please contact us to understand the rates. the price varies based on the days required to shoot and services needed. you’ll receive a minimum of 400-600 edited images per day and a brief film of 5 mins and a highlight video of events of 15-20 mins. From one day wedding, you ought to expect only 5 min short film as there isn’t enough content to form a bigger film. the number of images may go up if there are many interesting things to cover and if the marriage is actually eventful and fun. So clue to you for more photographs is have a fun wedding ?
4: Do you make videos for Wedding?
Yes, we do make wedding videos that are beautifully handcrafted to document your story. To go through our wedding-films head over to the YouTube Channel.
5: Do we need traditional video if we are taking cinematic film?
The traditional video is nice for capturing the events intimately. it’s especially helpful for recording continuous Sangeet performances with proper audio because of the DSLR used for creating short film lack an input to record sound from the audio mixer. Hence we recommend Traditional Video for Sangeet function. Also if you’re keen on having an extended recording of your functions, traditional-video is extremely recommended. Traditional videographers aren’t a part of our permanent team. We facilitate the service in order that you’ve got the convenience of getting all done from one place. Secondly, the traditional videographer won’t are available our way of capturing your precious memories and spoiling your candid photographs and films. the ultimate video isn’t edited much and has simple music within the background and sometimes ambient sound during pooja and rituals aside from Sangeet (in sangeet you get professional sound from the mixer provided the DJ or sound engineer gives us the output). we’ll not be ready to entertain specific editing requests of traditional video.
6: What equipment do you use?
It is the person behind the camera which makes great images, a camera is simply a tool. And like all good artists, we use the newest and therefore the best cameras available. We primarily use Nikon cameras but we don’t restrict our team to a specific brand. We use cameras by Nikon, Sony and Canon predominantly. Nikon z6 Nikon D750, Nikon D850, Sony A7III, Sony a7s II, Sony FS 7, Canon 5D Mark iv, Canon 6D, drones, action cameras etc. Alongside our collection of prime and fast lenses and Speedlight flashes and strobes. a number of the lenses we use – 35 mm f1.4, 50 mm f1.8, 85 f1.8, 24-35mm f2, 100mm f2.8, 135mm f2, 24-105mm f4, 17-35mm f4, 24-70mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8, 28mm f1.8, 20mm f1.8 etc. Aside from these, we use drones for films and aerial photography, Electronic Gimbles for video stabilization like Ronin, Zhiyun etc. Also, we shoot with cranes, underwater equipment if and when needed.
7: How long will you take to deliver the photos or videos?
Making a video is a creative and painstaking process and that we make our videos with tons of affection and energy. With every new video, we attempt to do something different in terms of background score, visuals, and color treatment. Each film goes through multiple iterations before it sees the sunshine of the day. to urge fresh background sometimes it takes almost 2 weeks to only find the proper music. Hence videos take 2 to 3 months. Video processed images are going to be delivered within 5 weeks depending on our schedule. Once we provide you with the pictures you’ll select which can get in the album. then, it’ll take 2 weeks for the delivery of your album.
8: Do we have to pay for your travel and accommodation?
Yes, you would like to form an arrangement for our accommodation and travel. For the journey, you would like to cover charges for economy class flight tickets which helps us arrive quickly for your assignment without draining ourselves in travel then edit pictures in peace to quickly deliver to you on my way back home. Our style of work helps us to figure better if we stay with the family. This helps us in getting behind the scenes and candid shots. It’s such as you will have friends over your place who are amazing photographers and cinematographers.
9: Do you cover only marriages and couple-shoots?
We don’t limit ourselves to marriages and couple-shoots. we’ve vast experience altogether kinds of photography within our team. So if you’ve got a challenging assignment then don’t hesitate to contact us.
10: Do you give hard copy of photographs too?
Yes, there is a large range of albums that may be chosen. You’ll select from a spread of options for wedding albums and photo books. we provide leather guaranteed to hardbound and even softbound albums. you’ll choose from 12×24″, 12×30″,12×36″ and 15×30″ (Mega Luxury Album) album. All prints are matte finish because it is that the best format to print the pictures. The album isn’t the standard off the market stuff but a gorgeous creation to intensify the photographs and showcase your precious memory in an unforgettable and splendid design that you’d like to undergo again and again.
You can also order large life-sized RGB prints from us. Check album sheets quality with our dummy albums to ascertain them before you create your mind.
11: Do you offer discounts on your packages.
Yes, we all love discounts and special packages. You get 15% discount on the rates for full payment in advance.
12: What happens if the photographs you stored on the hard disk get deleted by some accident?
Don’t worry about such a condition as we carry a laptop on each assignment we go and back-up all data on SSDs which are very robust. After reaching the office, the data is backed up on two separate hard-disk to reduce any failures. it’s very rare that such an occurrence may occur and if it does then the probability is further less of it happening on two storage devices at an equivalent time. By some rare coincidence, it does happen then we won’t charge half the remaining amount and if already paid, we’ll refund half the amount. that’s the most effective we are able to do.
13: Are there any terms and conditions from your side?
Following are the terms and conditions:
a) JJ WeddingZ will retain all intellectual property rights of the photographs. By hiring us for your wedding photography you simply get fair usage rights which incorporates making unlimited copies ( prints and digital ) of the image, right to share images with who-so-ever you’ll deem fit. Under no circumstances can the client sell the photograph. The client cannot use the photographs for any photography competitions. he’s liberal to make any number of prints and copies for his personal use and share for viewing with whomever he may deem fit.
b) Half the entire agreed amount has got to be paid within the starting to confirm the booking and therefore the remaining half on the primary day of the assignment by bank transfer. The work on editing your photographs or videos won’t start unless the client pays the remaining amount.
c) Once we enter into the agreement the client cannot break the contract without paying for damages and loss of business and revenue to JJ WeddingZ. If the clients wish to opt-out of the agreement then JJ WeddingZ will charge the retainer amount(which is 50% of the total contract value) to catch up on the loss of business as we explicitly block the dates and our resources for you upon signing the agreement.
d) JJ WeddingZ is a team of creative photographers and cinematographers. just in case if a specific member falls ill, we’ll make sure that someone from our team replaces the photographer/cinematographer to satisfy the photography for the client.
e) No particular image is guaranteed. We try our greatest to capture all precious moments, to incorporate friends and family, photographs of your parents, some family group shots. However, despite our greatest efforts some images due to time crunch, and various reasons we might not get a chance to capture a specific photo.
f) If you don’t want your photos or videos to be shared on social media and other publications at a later date after the marriage, you’ll need to pay 200% of the entire price to catch up on the loss of revenue due to not having the ability to promote our work for brand spanking new business.