1. How would you describe your style of photography?
I still don't know how to articulate what my style is. But, I do know the things that I look for in people and why I do things the way I do. I believe that people are complex creatures and what we perceive them to be are the version of themselves that they choose to show us. Once you strip away the many layers of a person, what you are left with is a raw and authentic emotion that isn't confined by time, place or circumstance. My goal is to capture these honest emotions and show people in their most genuine avatar. I truly believe that people deserve to be photographed in the realest version of themselves which is also their most beautiful version. This is how I view photography and life in general.
2. I am uncomfortable in front of the camera, what should I do?
It is absolutely normal to feel tensed when the camera is pointed at you. Not everyone is comfortable or trained to pose in front of the camera. As a photographer my biggest job is to make you feel relaxed and easy on your big day. This is usually done in a meeting over a cup of tea or coffee where we get to know each other as people. The more comfortable you are with me, the more comfortable you will be in front of my camera. Secondly, my style of photography doesn't involve a lot of posing. I like to blend in with the crowd and capture candid moments of you without you realizing that you have been photographed. This for me is the best way to get authentic emotion in the picture without you ever having to feel uncomfortable.
3. How many pictures can I expect ?
Weddings are an explosion of emotion and colours. This makes everything associated with the wedding seem very photogenic. The people, the venue, the stage, the chairs, the food and even the fans and lights seem to look better than they normally do. And every wedding is different, some are more eventful than others and some less. Therefore, I do not wish to commit to a number of images as that number of images can vary from wedding to wedding. However as a rule of thumb, you can expect to get between 60 and 75 edited images for every hour of the event.
4. When will I get my pictures ?
Any images of important moments from your wedding, I will send to you within a few days after the wedding. The rest of the images can take up to 2-3 weeks to sort through and edit. I make it a point to ensure that only the best images that tell the story of your day are sent to you, and that only the best version of those images are given. Any prints, photo books or albums would take a little while longer to design and print.
5. Will I need to sign a written agreement to work with you?
6. Why do I need to sign a written agreement ?
Contracts are there to protect both the client and the photographer from malpractices and miscommunication that may occur if it were only a verbal agreement. This is why I believe that anything we discuss over the phone or face to face should be written down and attested by both parties. This is done only to avoid any chance of confusion at the time of settlement. This is why I prefer to only work with a written agreement in place.
7. Do you also do Videography?
Videography is something that requires a completely different skill set. Unfortunately, at the moment I do not have the necessary skill and know how to deliver a professionally made video. However, it is something that I am working on at the moment and hope to be able to add to the list of services that I offer in the not too distant future.
8.What equipment do you use ?
Honestly speaking, it does not matter what I use as long as I am able to produce amazing results with it. How ever for the sake of answering the question I will mention that I predominantly use my Canon Eos R (it is the best camera canon has to offer at the time of writing this) along with 2 lenses and a flash. This is my preferred set up for most events. However, if the situation calls for it, I bring extra lights and modifiers if necessary. In the unlikely event that something were to go wrong with my main camera, I do carry a back up camera with me at all times. At the end of the day, it is not about the gear used but more about the person handling the gear. And this is something that I have very passionately stated in my blog which you can read by clicking here.