Updated: Aug 5, 2022
Your wedding photographer's personality is as crucial as their skill. Meet them to make sure you are on the same page and to learn what pictures they will take. Discuss any limitations your venue, temple, We have answered many questions in the FAQ section on our website. Here are some additional questions you may have for your photographer. Ask the right questions. Do check our FAQs page to check some questions we get asked frequently.
It's very important to be on the same page so that there are no problems on the day of the wedding and things go just as planned and in a smooth fashion.
At Bharat Mudgal Weddings, we want to build a strong friendship and bond with the families involved. The key to this is absolute transparency till the last photo is delivered.
Some questions to ask.
Are you going to be the lead photographer at my wedding.
This is an important information, which is mostly not discussed. We have rarely been asked this question. However, we do make it very clear in the contract that we mention if the lead photographer will be shooting or if the extended team will be shooting. The team varies depending on the package you choose.
How long have you worked as a wedding photographer professionally? Can I view some of your work?
Nothing can replace experience. Not just in photography as a technique, but in so many intricacies that are involved in a wedding. The way the photographer interacts with your guests, friends, or relatives in a way reflects your choice. There are times when there are no moments or emotions are controlled. An experienced photographer will give subtle cues and there will be a burst of emotions, love, laughter and happiness. It could be as easy as cracking a joke on the photographer himself. Yes, sometimes I am a joker at weddings!
What Photography packages do you provide? What do they include?
Get a list of all the deliverables along with the delivery timeline. Ask if there is a limit on the number of photographs that will be delivered. If albums are included, How many images can be included in one album? Who will select the pictures?
At Bharat Mudgal Weddings, we do not have a limit on the number of pictures we take or deliver. However, we do remove the pictures that are blurred, duplicates, or non-deliverable (under-exposed or over-exposed images). We deliver a high-quality album for which the client is required to select the pictures.
Do you include albums in your pricing?
The packages may differ for many photographers. It's the same with us. However, we encourage the client to pay for the album once all the digital images have been delivered and the client has selected the pictures for the album. We have seen a lot of confusion between parents and the couple when it comes to albums, which causes a lot of delays and becomes frustrating for both - the photographer and the client.
If I wish to order more albums in the future, what will the reorder cost be?
Some clients do ask for additional albums. Discuss this during your initial meetings.
If you wish to print an album with your preferred printer, we do provide you with high resolution images that are good for printing. (You can print a picture for a billboard with it!)
What type of photography do you specialise in? (candid, portraits, photojournalistic, black and white or a combination?)
There are photographers who take only candid pictures and there are some who only take black and white pictures. Some photographers are good at taking conventional pictures, which just documents everything without giving it a creative spin. The team at Bharat Mudgal weddings specialises in candid, portraits, photojournalistic and traditional pictures. If you ask me what I enjoy the most, it's candid and photojournalistic pictures!
Do you shoot digitally?
This may sound like an obsolete question, but there are photographers who still shoot on film and there are couples who still like the vintage film products.
Have you ever taken pictures at my wedding or reception venue? Do you know how it is lit and laid out there?
It does help if the photographer is familiar with the venue, but no two days are the same. The lighting varies, the colours vary, and the decor varies! Still, you may ask this question. We have shot at a lot of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will be happy to perform a thorough walkthrough with you prior to your wedding.
How many other weddings do you have on that day? Do you have any restrictions on how long you can stay?
Most wedding photographers take up only one assignment a day. Some do have a team and they send different teams to different events. Check with your photographer if the team dedicated to your wedding will be there for sure. All our photography packages come with a time limit. We consider one event to be 6 hours of continuous shooting. Please discuss this when we meet.
When will I receive my pictures/videos? How will the pictures be delivered?
This is one of the most important questions you should ask your photographer. A dedicated timeline, even if it's a long one, is important.
We deliver all the edited images within 4 weeks of the last event. We usually upload low-res images to a web gallery that you can share with your friends and family. High-resolution images (that can be printed) are delivered on a pen drive or on cloud storage.
What happens if you get sick or have an urgent situation on the day of my wedding?
We do mention this in our contract. If there is an emergency, we would arrange for an equally good photographer after discussing it with you. Having said that, our team does take good care of their health and are properly vaccinated. We do check the teams' temperature before the shoot.
Can you ensure that a backup camera will be available in the event that the equipment malfunctions?
Inexperienced photographers may come to a shoot with just one camera. In the event that it fails, and it will some day, they will have nothing to take your wedding pictures with. This is one of the many reasons why you should always hire a professional team. This is exactly why a professional team might charge more than the other guy. At Bharat Mudgal Weddings, we carry more than one piece of equipment, and there is almost always a second shooter.
How early should I make a reservation for your services?
The answer to this question is simple; the photographer will sign a contract with the client who books him first. If you are sure you have found the right photographer, do not delay the booking process.
How do you handle cancellations?
Again, a very important question. We have seen weddings being called off or being pushed to another date. Make sure the cancellation details are discussed before you book the photographer. We do not refund the booking amount. Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date, we do not accept new clients for your date. If your wedding has been pushed to a new date and it falls within 12 months of the original date, we won't charge extra. However, this is possible only if we are not booked for another wedding on the same date.
Are deposits necessary? If so, by when and how much?
Most professional photographers will not confirm a booking without some deposit amount. The amount may vary.
To book us, you are required to pay us 50% in advance. This is the confirmation amount, and we will block the date for your wedding. The balance of 50% is to be paid at least ten days before the event date.