Frequently asked questions

2)   WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE FOR WEDDING?


I take wedding as an emotional journey for our clients, and feel emotionally invested in it where it is needed, for me each project is a personal journey and a challange to do best. Wedding is something which celebrates the relationship between two people and their families. Thus my approach is photojournalistic. To capture the event in non intrusive and narrative format, to tell a story and mainly to convey true emotions of everyone involved.




6)   HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOOT IN THE WEDDING?


I usually shoot with a team of Photographers and Videographers. The truth is, it is totally subjective to the type of event you have. Based on that I decide on how big of a team is needed for covering the event in best possible ways. To give you a number from single one person to 8-10 or more.




5)   DO YOU TRAVEL FOR OUTSTATION PROJECTS?


Yes !! Traveling to new places and cities is my love. I have shot weddings in many place all over India and we are open to travel in India and abroad.




4)   HOW MANY WEDDINGS YOU HAVE SHOT? DO YOU TAKE MULTIPLE WEDDING ON SAME DATE?


We have shot over 70+ weddings, in various cities like Doon, NCR, Chandigarh, Nanital, Jim Corbett (Ramnagar), Bhubneshwar, UP, Mumbai. In terms of rituals I have shot from Padhai, Muslim, Bangali, Tamil, odia, Panjabi and more. I am personally available at one assigment at a time. There is no point or justification of shooting more than one wedding at a time. I try to take each wedding as a dedicated and close process, and like to start and finish it with one mind. However if I am commited elsewhere for your date and you want my team to shoot then we can provide you with other team of very good caliber to shoot your big day. all managment of that and post production is handled by me.




11)   WHAT ARE PAYMENTS TERMS ARE THE TERMS CHANGEABLE, LIKE OF DELIVERY/PAYMENT ETC?


There is 50% retainer amount and 50% after the event. Having set terms is way to insure best result and peace of mind for both, we and our clients. Thus short answers would be ‘No’, There are many reasons which can justify the process and most of my clients do appreciate those.




9)   WHAT IS YOUR QUOTATION FOR A WEDDING SHOOT? IS THERE A FIXED NUMBER?


Every wedding is diffrent and requirements of each client is also a big variable to quote a fixed price. But inspite of the quotation being dependent on your requrements, we already have good idea about needs of most of our clients being in this bussines from long thus we have carefully structured packages for the majority of weddings that happens around us. Just to give an idea our quotation starts from INR 50,000 ($ 700) per day and can go upto INR 2 Lakh ($ 3000) per day. For best pricing and On time Discounts we can discuss that, so lets connect.




12)   HOW SOON DO WE NEED TO BOOK YOU?


If we see eye to eye then I book my clients based on first come first serve basis and If your wedding date is one of those busy one then I would suggest to book your Photographer ASAP, Some of my clients book me 6 to 8 months in advance, doing so will allow you to get best in price service providers. Generally speaking at last movement, it is hard to get good vendors worth your while.




20)   HOW & WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE FILES AFTER WEDDING?


You will receive the edited images within 6-7 weeks of your wedding. You will receive all of the files via Gdrive. You then can send them to print, forward to your friends + family, and post online! After download, Make sure to save + backup your images.




19)   CAN I HAVE UNEDITED VERSIONS OR RAW FILES?


Short answer would be 'NO'. Raw files are unfinsihed work, you booking me includes the post production process and is very essential. raw files need special software even to open and cannot be used anywhere without editing and converting to other end user file format. They do not represent my finished work.




1)   WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?


We specialize in Contemporary (Candid) Wedding and Lifestyle Photography , our goal is natural, emotional, fun approach towards the images which can let you relive your big day as many times over the years to come. We also offer Wedding Cinematography and wedding albums. As part of Lifestyle and portrait work, we take up Portrait sessions, Pre-wedding sessions, Maternity & newborn sessions, Fashion and Editorial shoots and campaigns.




7)   WHAT ALL DO YOU COVER?


We shoot from the day one of Mehandi/Sangeet, Bride and the Groom getting ready until Vidai ritual. For example, in a wedding, images will include shots of venue, decor, Bridal make-up and getting ready, jewellery and outfits, groom getting ready their portraits , individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, ceremonies & rituals. Documentary images, any particular client requests, we cover as much as possible, apart from situation out of our control and coverage scope.




3)   WHAT DO YOU THINK DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?


Most important thing I find myself doing is caring about our client and their family through the process of the wedding, being able to connect emotionally to how they feel in this whole process and at the same time remain technically and aesthetically vigilant. I am able to understand that this is all about you and your big day prior to what I want to achieve or create. Though I love some banger shots but more than that understanding need of my clients, being kind and delivering more than the asking price is where you can cleanly distinguishes me from others.




16)   CAN I GIVE YOU A LIST OF SPECIFIC SHOTS WE WOULD LIKE?


For sure, we want you to remember your big day as best as it can be, including something particular that you guys have in mind, so do share. That said, most important is you trust your photographer and their work and let them create the best too 😊




13)   WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?


I use full frame best in class Mirrorless camera and DSLR with top of the line lenses. Be assured about the quality of camera we have.




14)   DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT IF YOUR MAIN EQUIPMENT GOES DOWN?


That is a very important thing you should know about your photographer, I have backup camera and in an unlikely event of equipment fail the backup is ready with no downtime.




10) IF MY WEDDING SITE IS OUT OF YOUR AREA, DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL & STAY CHARGES?


Yes, Travel and stay is covered by clients. We are willing to make arrangements of Travel and stay for us, and that amount (as actuals) will be added and due with final payment.




18)   IS IT OKAY IF OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PHOTOS WHILE YOU’RE TAKING PHOTOS?


Yes, your guest can take images to their hearts content as long as they do not hinder with our process of shooting. the only point at which I ask for it to be just ‘myself and you’ will be during the personal portraits and romantic/couple portraits. Having other cameras there causes distractions and takes away from creating stunning emotion filled images. Also make sure to allot some time for this portrait session 40min to an hour.




17)   IF MY EVENT LASTS LONGER THAN EXPECTED, WILL YOU STAY? IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE?


We try to cover till the end of the event or cover till Vidai ritual (the particulars will be conveyed to you) and can go above a hour or so of designated time. However extreme lateness will call for additional charges per hour basis.




15)   HOW DO YOU BACKUP MY IMAGES?  ARE THEY SAFE?


Your images are beyond safe with us! When I arrive back from your wedding, I immediately upload your images to our computer system. The images are then copied to two external hard drives. And later after editing to cloud storage and are present there until after 3 months of delivery.




22)   WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THESE IMAGES?


Copyright is owned by AKhilesh Singh Photography. We deliver a set of both low-res and high-res versions of the images. The low-res versions are meant for online display and they’re watermarked with our logo. We request you to upload only watermarked images online and it would be great if we are tagged along the way. The high-resolution images are not watermarked and can be used for printing purposes.




23)   WILL YOU UPLOAD OUR IMAGES ONLINE? CAN I REQUEST YOU NOT TO?


We will post our images online on social media sites and our website, and we may submit these images for certain magazine articles and competitions. Be assured that these images will not be used for commercial purposes, only for promoting our work. If you don’t want us to publish/post the images on our site/social media, we charge an additional 30% of the total bill amount because we get more work only when we showcase our existing work. This is non-negotiable.




21)   DO YOU PROVIDE ALBUMS? HOW DO WE GO ABOUT ORDERING ALBUMS FROM YOU?


All of our premium wedding packages include a Premium photo-book. You can select from available size and can also order additional books at an added cost.




8)   DO YOU ONLY SHOOT CANDID AND CINEMATOGRAPHY OR CAN ALSO PROVIDE TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY IN ADDITION TO CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY? WE NEED A ONE-STOP SOLUTION.


We do not shoot formal style Photos and Videos but we do have tie-ups with independent Traditional Photo/Video teams they are handpicked and are best in market and we can get along with them well. This way you do not have to worry about any other arrangements.




24)   I STILL GOT A QUESTION IN MIND?


If you need to ask anything else you can contact me. And I'll get back to you soon 😊