FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs, frequently asked questions for your convenience. If there is anything you have on your mind that is not listed here or is not detailed enough, feel free to email : info@weddingsbyuttam.com

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General FAQ's

What services do you provide and what is your style in wedding photography?

We provide Candid wedding photography which has a modern and photojournalistic approach. We aim in creating timeless memories of you and your loved ones that are natural, everlasting, and filled with funs and emotions. We try to tell a story while creating an all-inclusive view of the wedding festivities that are happening around for the couple to relive over the years in the future.

What all do you cover at a wedding?

We try and cover all that goes around in a wedding. For example, we include shots right from the Bride and Groom getting ready, detailed shots of bridal make-up, jewelry, outfits, venue, decor, their portraits – individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, all the ceremonies & rituals – creative detail close-ups and documentary-style wide-angle shots.

Do you provide traditional photography and videography also? We need a one-stop solution.

We do not shoot Conventional style Photos and Videos but we do have tie-ups with independent professionals who get the job done for us. These teams have been handpicked by us and they work well with us. We would be happy to share a sample of the work they have done for us previously. This way we function as a one-stop solution.

Do you provide albums?

YES! We present the Wedding album option only after delivery of all images and upon final payments, the album usually takes another 2-3 weeks to be printed and delivered to you. PLEASE NOTE: Wedding Albums are optional and unless part of any package, they are charged separately.

What are the timelines for the deliverable?

From the day final payments are made and received into our accounts, Post-production work will begin. This usually takes 30-45 days to complete, after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

What does your deliverable include?

Depending on the duration of the events, we deliver 500 -700 soft copies of post-processed images per wedding. The images will be in both low-res and high-res versions that will be delivered to you through a cloud drive. Please note we do not deliver DVDs anymore since they are outdated. The deliverables will be available for you to download for up to three months after the images are delivered. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

Please ensure to make multiple copies on different local and external drives so that you do not lose the data. We also recommend making a copy onto your cloud account.

Along with soft-copies, you can also opt for a customizable coffee book (Charged extra and not included in any package)

If you have chosen Wedding Films, depending on the duration and the events, we deliver a 5-20 minute cinematic “Highlights” film along with a short “Teaser” video via the cloud platform.

For Pre-wedding sessions, you will get around 40-50 post-processed color corrected images.

“Save The Date” films are 1-3 minutes long depending on the package you decide upon.

If you still prefer the deliverables on a USB drive, you can ship us one or pay the cost for the drives in advance.

How long do you keep a backup of the client's files?

Once we deliver the pictures and videos, we ask clients to do multiple backups. We usually keep them with us for 60-90 days from the day of delivery before deleting them from Cloud platform. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

Do you provide unedited RAW images?

RAW, unedited images are not made available for viewing or printing. This is part of my effort to set very high-quality standards. Images that don't make it through the cut are rejected because they may be blurry, heavily underexposed, or trash-worthy. Images we give you are handpicked from the best ones that are clicked. These pictures showcase the best of our work.

Will you be using the wedding photos in your portfolio or social media channels?

We may! If your wedding results in terrific wedding photos (and we are sure it will!), we would love to share those pictures on our portfolio website and social channels as examples of great work we’ve done, so that other couples may also be inspired by your wedding. Should you specifically NOT want us to show your wedding photos on our channels, let us know beforehand. There is no official policy on how to approach these situations, and there might be a middle ground we can work out.

Where is our office located?

Our base in Mumbai (INDIA) and we work from home as due to our nature of work, we are always on a move.

I wanna hire your team. What are the booking process and payment schedule?

The booking process is simple. Call us or email us with the details of your wedding. We will check on the availability of those dates and work out a package deal for you. Details can be discussed in a formal meeting, but we don't mind it over the phone also.

Retainer/booking fees, which is 50% of the agreed amount are required to be paid to formally book your wedding dates. Balance 50% amount is to be paid on the day of the wedding or event.

Please Note: A client meeting is not considered as a confirmation for any booking. We will formally block your dates only after receiving the full advance payment in our account. Hence it is advised to book us in advance at least six months before the wedding for planning purposes.

Last-minute bookings based on availability may sometimes attract an extra added charge.

What are your payment terms, Are there any additional costs that are not mentioned in the package?

Payments are done in two parts. First, a retainer fee/booking amount, which is 50% of the agreed amount is required to be deposited to formally book your wedding dates. Second, the final 50% balance is to be paid on the day of the wedding or shoot. Any additional services bought during the shoot will be charged at actual and billed to the client.

Please Note: Travel, food, and accommodation for the team are borne by the client.

Also: All post-production and editing of images, videos, and films will only commence after final payments are made and received into our accounts. It usually takes 30-45 days to complete the post-production process after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

Any delay in final payments will further delay the time taken for final delivery.

Candid Wedding Photography FAQ's

How much do you charge?

Please contact us for a customized quotation along with other details! We typically charge from INR 55,000/- upwards for a day depending upon the package.

How many pictures are provided in the Candid Wedding Photography Package?

On average, in a one full-day wedding, you get 300-500 final photographs presented as low and high-resolution digital jpegs. Your wedding images are professionally edited to the highest standard and uploaded on the cloud platform for you to download.

A traditional full-length video minimum of 45-60 mins duration covering all events will also be available for download.

If you have chosen Cinematic Wedding Films, depending on the duration and the events, we deliver a 5-20 minute cinematic video along with a short “Teaser” video via the cloud platform.

We want these kinds of Shots, can you click them for us?

Yes, we care about every individual taste and liking towards certain kinds of photographs, hence you can share your sample "shot-list" so we can try and plan a shoot around it by adding some of our creative elements.

PLEASE NOTE, Good photographs that you often see of couples or the bride and groom are widely dependent upon the location of the shoot. Other factors like the type of venue, timings, available lighting conditions, decorations and lights, props and accessories, the subjects, their wardrobe, and make-up, ability to pose, and very importantly the right attitude plays a very important role in creating good photographs. Difficult as it may seem, creating beautiful imagery from the odds is my final goal.

Why is candid wedding photography and cinematography so expensive?

Good images, create better memories! Money spent on wedding venues, décor, food, dresses, and event management is unlikely to be remembered as well as it should be if they are not well photographed. The only memories that will remain are tastefully captured pictures and videos from every event.

We understand that getting married is an expensive affair, but good quality photography comes with a price. Considering these factors in mind, we keep our price as nominal as possible while justifying the efforts that go behind delivering quality images. So, wedding photography should be the last place where you should compromise.

Who owns the Copyrights to my images?

Along with the assignment, you own the full usage rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use, which means you can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online, and what have you). The only thing you cannot do is resell your wedding images – which I am sure you will not want to do! As a photographer, we will own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs, which means we will own the author rights to the photograph.

Pre Wedding Photography FAQ's

What’s a pre-wedding shoot? Do I need to have it?

Pre-wedding photography is very popular among young couples and is highly recommended for all couples. Photographs from a pre-wedding shoot are shared on social media with families and friends and are often used to make an official announcement.

These shoots can be a fabulous way to get accustomed to my style and of course, being in front of the camera. Wedding clients also use photographs from their pre-wedding shoots in their wedding albums. These couple shoots are not just limited to wedding clients, they are also lovely anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and birthday gifts.

What are the fees for a Pre-wedding Photography session?

Our base package for a pre wedding photo session starts at INR.15,000/- (Details for "Save the Date" videos available on request)

How do we decide on locations and what dress to wear?

Once you book a pre-wedding session with me, I will either meet you in person or have a telephonic discussion with you providing you alternatives of shoot locations, some of which are free and somewhere a permission fee is required which is taken care of by the client. I will also decide upon the clothes to wear that matches the theme.

What kind of shots can we get from a pre-wedding shoot?

Pre-wedding photography is done to showcase love, bonding, emotions, and chemistry between the couple. You will get a mix of candid shots and posed pictures directed by me.

How many pictures can we get from a Pre-wedding session?

For Pre-wedding photo sessions, you will get around 40-50 post-processed color corrected images.

For “Save The Date” videos you get 1-3 minutes long film depending on the package.

Cinematic Wedding Films FAQ's

What does the Cinematic Wedding Film Package consist of and what are the fees?

Along with the Candid Wedding Photography Package, one can opt for the Cinematic Wedding Film option. (Our basic package for a Cinematic film starts at INR. 35,000/- (Please Contact for Details)

Can I use a song from my favourite singer in my video, can I choose the music I want?

Nothing in life comes free! Music is an art and all artists expect to be paid for their music. Some labels allow free use of music for online usage and some have a fee. That said, if you have a specific soundtrack in mind please let me know and I’m happy to look into its licensing or use options.

Do we get to see the wedding film/trailer before the final delivery?

Yes. Before we deliver you the final edit of your wedding film or share it on our social media, we send it to you for a preview, should you want any changes made. Only after your final approval, do we finish the film.

What if I want some changes to be made to my wedding film/trailer?

We usually allow two rounds of changes to the wedding trailer and film. We completely understand that there is always room for changes and edits, and want to ensure that you’re absolutely happy with what you get – after all, it’s your wedding! We urge you to tell us all the changes in one go so that we can incorporate them in the first go – and leave the second round for any minor changes as needed.

Why does it take 60-90 days for the Highlight video?

Film editing is a tedious and creative process, and we work with some of the best editors in the industry, who are perfectionists and believe in delivering the highest quality. After seeing hours and hours of footage they select the best of the best shots for the film, which is a very time-consuming process. As a thumb-rule, each minute of the final edit takes about two days to complete, from the day the final edit begins. We can assure you that once you see the result, it will be worth the wait!


For any other questions you have, please feel free to drop us an email. You can also meet us for a consultation.