I am a photographer based out of Mumbai. Photography has been a passion for last 7 years and I finally took the plunge to make it a profession 8 months ago. Since then I have covered 12 weddings in 6 different cities in 4 states. Each project is unique and so is my approach to create something different and better than what I have done before. I keep learning new things in photography and that makes me a better photographer, a better person every day. Since I have been into photography for past 7 years it also makes me more experienced than other photographers. My background as an engineer from BITS Pilani helps me understand technology better and through my creativity I leverage that knowledge to create work which other photographers don't do or have no idea of. Unlike other photographers I do work with flashes and various light sources as all good photographers like to retain control over the lighting to create the mood and get the photograph they have in mind than just document wed
What is your date of Establishment?
15 December, 2013
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Clients should book as soon as they know they need a photographer. I get multiple enquiries for the same dates and it takes time to plan pre wedding shoots. So clients should book the photographer months in advance.
What is the advance payment before the event?
Half the total amount agreed for the assignment to confirm the booking.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once booked after paying half the total amount cancellation can be done 2 months before the assingment and 20% fee will be forfeitted as cancellation fee. No cancellations are possible within 2 months of the date of the event unless the couple decides to call of their wedding. In that rare case 40% fees shall be forfeitted as cancellation fee.
Why choose me?
I picked up my first camera at the age of 13 and got seriously involved at 17 with photography. I go to great lengths to get the perfect capture. Photography is not just a profession to me but my passion. Unlike many other photographers I started out with a film camera which teaches you discipline and makes you think before you release the shutter and that discipline and thoughtfulness has been ingrained forever now. I left my circuit design job at AMD to a photographer. But don't go by all this and judge me on work. I am an outgoing person who loves adventure and being a health freak you can be sure I won't fall ill before your important assignment. So far I have covered 11 weddings all over India. I work very closely with the clients without caring about the timings and tag along as a friend so that I can get close to the couple as a photographer and understand them better and which brings out pictures which are more affectionate and personal. I am a well read person with wide interests in politics, sports, current affairs and the philosophy of life. So if you need a great photographer and a friend at the same time you can definitely bank on me.
Besides me my team consists of eminent people like Aneesh Arora and Winston Jose ( Bollywood cinematographers), Joy Thomas ( Traditional wedding photography & videography) and Kshitij Edgaonkar ( Mumbai's leading make-up and hairstyle artist). You can find more about them on my website.
Can you describe highlights of your work
I don't like streotypes and the idea of being limited by definition of terms like Candid photography etc. My work is a mixture of candid photographs, Photojournalism - story stelling, fashion and lifestyle, portraits and beautiful traditional pictures of ceremonies. Besides all this I am always ready to experiment with new forms and provide something unusual to my customers.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
What special techniques do your specialize in?
Candid, Photojournalism, Portraits, Fashion and Lifestyle shoots.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes...and my work speaks for itself. I have handled from great to most shitty lighting situations in weddings and a great knowledge of lighting has always helped me to improvise on the lighting. Afterall a photograph is dead without good lighting.
How many photographers do you work with?
The number of photographers depend on the requirements and the magnitude of the event. I use an assistant in all my shoots. It helps me to get a different angle, perspective and help with the lighting and equipment.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring my cameras, Lenses and Lighting equipment primarily. Apart from this there are many accessories like tripod, monopod, giant reflectors. If we are doing cinematography then there are further equipments like glidecam, sliders, more lights and cameras.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes travel is charged both local and out of station.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
You start seeing photos within 1 week. The final submission of complete photos may take 2-4 weeks depending on the work load. In extreme cases during peak wedding season the maximum time has gone up to 6 weeks.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
When will the client get the final album?
2 weeks after the get all the photographs and make the selection of photographs for the album.
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are not a home based business anymore. I have my own office now but not a studio as I just do wedding photography.
What is your style of photography?
Portraiture, Candid Photos, Photojournalism, Contemporary, Photobooth, Pre-wedding shoots, Couple Shoots, Location Shoots, Portfolios
What does your package include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, Receptions, Sangeet, Bridal Shower, Bachelor Parties, Anniversarries, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Engagement
What price range would your services fall under?
Apart from weddings, what else are you into?
Fashion Photography, Travel Photography, Kids Photography
Which religion weddings do you specialize in?
What kind of a setup is your business?
What kind of payment modes do you accept?