- Why choose us?
We appreciate your difficulty in choosing the right photograph for your special day with all the thousand photography services out there. So we have made it easy for you. Studio AJ adheres to our idealised standard. We believe in making your events and your pictures stand out.
1. WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
After thousands of photographs and a few hundred events, we have a clientele that spans across the world. We start with portraits, move to pre-wedding shots, shoot the wedding, and go back to shoot the children and families of the couples we shot, almost as an extended family member.
2. WE OFFER GREAT QUALITY AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE
We offer economic pricing so you can splurge on your dream event. At the same time, the quality is just the dreamy, enchanting album you always wanted after.
3. WE OFFER VARIABLE PRICING
Studio AJ understands that every wedding is different. The rituals, the festivities, the celebration, and the time involved. Our pricing is hence entirely variable based on your unique needs. Our packages are based on the events and timings planned for the wedding. The more details you share with us, the easier it is for us to work out the best deal for you. When it comes to shooting two people in love we cut no costs nor offer any conditions.
4. WE TRAVEL ACROSS THE WORLD
There’s no location too out of bounds for us to document your love story. Drop us a detailed mail about your destination and dates.
5. WE OFFER CUSTOMISED LEATHER PHOTO BOOKS
Details are everything. Our Photobooks do justice to the magic that was your wedding. We also allow you to customise additional books after you have seen your pictures.
6. WE MIGHT BE MIRACLE WORKERS
Okay. While we are not miracle workers, we’ve often been told we might be really close. So let’s meet up, have a drink together, and discuss your wedding plans over coffee and cake. We are sure we’ll find an answer together. Let’s talk it over. Let’s set the date. Drop us a note. Share your dream with us.
- What is your style?
Our approach to wedding photography is candid and journalistic. We want to tell your love story as it unfolds amidst your family and friends. We will never direct or intervene in your interactions with your loved ones. However, when we do couple portraits or family portraits, we do direct so we can capture the most flattering shots in the most candid way possible.
- What do we expect on the wedding?
Here’s how we create magic on your wedding. This is what we do:
1. Begin early
This way people get used to our presence and we are able to capture most of the pre-wedding events and excitement.
2. Get some preparation shots
These are shots when the brides are doing their final make-up and the grooms make the last minute adjustments to their appearances. Beauty. Excitement. Colours. Textures. Nerves. It’s all there in those moments. Beautiful!
3. Shoot the bridal party and the groom’s party
Weddings are about fun. No one has more fun than the guests. The more fun the guests have, the more successful your wedding is! Our pictures capture your success!
4. Capture the ceremony
This is a solemn occasion. Here there is culture, a taste of your unique heritage, those holy moments when two people pledge themselves to each other. Poignant. Moving. These are pictures you will frame.
5. Recreate your reception
Intimate moments amidst your crowd, the relaxed moments that your guests enjoy – the dancing, the partying, the food on display, the décor, the ambience, the mood! Simply fun! These are pictures that you will share on social media profiles.
- What does your coverage include?
If you book us for your wedding you get our services for the entire celebration including getting ready, ceremony, reception, dance, and/or party. We provide comprehensive coverage with no limits on time or images taken. We will take complete responsibility for creatively documenting your most special experience.
- How many images will we receive?
We believe in telling a complete story. You can expect to receive 500-750ish images depending on the size, location, and availability of couple moments at your celebration. Our philosophy is ‘less is more.’ We can assure you that all the images we share with you will be frame-worthy.
- When will we receive our images?
You will get all your proofs typically within two weeks. Immediately post wedding, or a few days after, we post some preview photos of your love story on Facebook. Typically, we can tell a story in 500-750ish images. Your pictures will be colour-corrected, edited, and enhanced for effect. The package includes all these high-resolution pictures on a CD or an album as requested by the couple.
- How do we hire you?
Please fill up our Booking Form and let’s set a date to meet. If it’s a destination wedding, everything can be done online or over phone. Setting these details up won’t take us more than 10 minutes and you can rest assured in having successfully marked off your to-do wedding list.
- Will the photos be retouched and colour balanced? Is that done before I see the proofs?
All the good images from the wedding will be colour corrected to add to the wow factor. All changes will be minimal and tasteful. These are done before delivery so, yes, you will see the corrected versions only.
- How many weddings have you shot, and how many do you do in a year?
Anbu Jawahar has been a wedding photographer for over eight years. He and the team typically shoot around 40-45 weddings in a year.
- Do you shoot both digital and film?
No. We only shoot digital.
- What’s your favourite part of a wedding day and time of year to shoot?
Weddings are about moments that offer a slice of love and romance in this world. As such, there can be no perfect wedding day or perfect time of year to shoot. Two people being in love and committing to each other and their families – that’s perfection right there. Our job is to document that as creatively as possible.
- How many hours of coverage do we get? What is the charge for overtime?
We can only estimate the time and coverage once we have the exact dates and timings of the events. Our quote is always comprehensive and includes all costs.
- What is the deposit and total fee?
We take 50% of the estimated cost as advance. The rest of the payment must be cleared post the event and once the images are ready for delivery.
- Will AnbuJawahar be my actual photographer, or will it be one of the associates?
We will decide this based on the dates and requests of the clients. Should you require Anbu Jawahar to shoot, please specify that in the booking form.
- Do you have backup photographers who will shoot the wedding if you are sick?
Yes. We do. Once we agree to the wedding, the shoot becomes our responsibility.
- What exactly is included in your packages?
All these details will be included once we mail the estimate. We can mail the estimate as soon as you share your detailed plan for the wedding/shoot.
- Will there be a second shooter or any assistants? Is there an additional fee for each (if applicable)?
Yes, we bring our own assistants to the shoot. Our estimate is inclusive of these costs.
- How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos?
We typically take around two to three weeks.
- Do you have videographer services as well? Or could you recommend someone who you have worked with in the past?
Yes, we do have recommendations for a videographer.
- How many weddings do you do a weekend?
This depends entirely on the season. Once we agree to shoot your wedding, it becomes our responsibility and we give every assignment our complete attention.
- Will you follow a shot list? Or do you prefer to have free reign to capture the festivities how you see fit?
We do shoot freely and ensure that every important ceremony is documented. However, we are always open to requests by the clients to focus on specific events during the wedding. Please mention your requirements in the booking form.
- What are the restrictions for sharing photos online or for publication? Do you own the copyright to the photos?
We do own the copyright to the photos. We will share the terms and conditions once we agree to the shoot which will have detailed explanations of these.
- Do you bring your own lighting?
Yes, we do.
- What will you/the team wear?
We wear formal clothes. Our team members usually wear t-shirts with our logo.
- What is your cancellation policy?
If you should decide to cancel your reservation, the retainer fee is fully refundable if the cancellation is made 90 days or more before the event. If the cancellation is made less than 90 days before the event, the retainer fee is not refundable. In the unlikely event that Studio AJ is the party cancelling the appointment, the retainer fee is fully refundable.
- Do you have recommendations for clothes/colours/locations for family portraits and couple shoots?
Yes, we do. These are things that we will discuss at our first meeting.