If you have any queries regarding your Wedding event, you have come to the right page. Here you will find answers to a lot of common queries that I get asked. Hopefully these should help you resolve most of them.

If you still have any doubts after going through the below items, feel free to call me on +91-9818263014 or write to me at hibhaven@yahoo.com

Where are you based?

I am based in New Delhi, India.

My wedding is not in Delhi, will you still cover it?

Absolutely. While Delhi is my home town, my services extend all over the country and outside it too. I have done various destination weddings and shoots in Jaipur, Churu (Rajasthan), Haridwar, Corbett and Lucknow.

You will have to help us with travel, accommodation and food:) whenever we travel outside of Delhi. Travel is usually 2nd/ 3rd AC for less than 8 hours of travel by rail/road and by economy flight for longer than that. Accommodation is usually to be at par with your other guests.

Are you a candid wedding photographer?

Well, yes and no. By definition, candid means capturing natural moments and emotions during your wedding event. And I absolutely do this. However, I do not restrict myself to just that. Another extremely important aspect of a wedding is couple photos. These HAVE to be posed, whether you like it or not. It is the style in which I pose you, that makes it looks stylish & natural versus making them look wooden & artificial. And I cover everything else that catches my fascination and adds to the story of your wedding day.

At the end of it, I promise you great stylish photos that you’d love to see again and again and again, it doesn’t matter whether they are candid or not.

What all types of services do you provide related to wedding coverage?

I personally shoot candid photography, and I have a large team that provides complete services of traditional photography, traditional videography and also premium Cinematography. This way, all your wedding coverage requirements can be met from under one roof. And all of these services are of top quality.

How much do you charge for wedding coverage?

You have a lot of choices for your wedding. However, photography is the only choice you’ll live with forever. Charges for most weddings are customised based on their specific requirements. However, so that you can estimate the total costs, here is an approximate indicator. Candid coverage on the wedding day start from Rs 60,000 and a complete 2-3 day package (photo/ video/ cinematography) ranges from Rs 1.5 lacs to Rs 3 lacs.

How and when is the payment to be done?

50% payment is to be made as booking amount, based on which my dates are exclusively blocked for your wedding event. Another 40% has to be paid before your wedding day. And the remaining 10% before you receive the final delivery. Final delivery is made only after 100% payment is received.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or internet transfer.

What is the best way to discuss our wedding plan with you?

It’s best to meet face to face and go through the details of your wedding plan and coverage. However, the discussions normally start over a phone call or email and then proceed to a personal meeting. I am happy to come over to your place to meet you & your family, or you can come to my home office in Kalkaji, New Delhi.

If meeting in person is not possible, we can have a video call over FaceTime or Skype. I have been booked for several weddings over the phone or a Skype/ FT video call.

Will it be YOU be photographing my wedding?

YES, I get booked primarily for the work that I do, which is what you see on this website. All your discussions happen with me, and I am personally present at your wedding to shoot candid coverage. I also direct my team viz. photographers, videographers & cinematographers on what to cover.

What is the delivery time of our images and video?

This depends on what you have chosen for your event. Images are typically delivered in 2-3 weeks and traditional video in 4 weeks. Cinematography takes a bit longer, approx 10-12 weeks. This can vary to a small extent depending on the wedding season and your specific dates.

What is your level of involvement in our functions?

For such an important event in your life, you are probably involved in every aspect of your wedding, right from the venue to the decoration and now the photography part. And both of us realise that once the wedding is over and your regular life begins, the only thing that is going to stay with you is your coverage.

Once you confirm me for your event, I provide you with several tips on what you and your family can do to get better coverage. In most cases, I also visit your wedding venue to understand the lighting, decoration and layout. Without being intrusive, I also provide suggestions on lighting, so that you get the best images possible. I walk you and your family through the complete coverage process.

What is typically delivered by you as part of our wedding coverage? In what format, how?

The final delivery depends on what all services you have chosen. Images are delivered in .jpeg format and video in .mp4 format. All images are high-resolution and print ready, should you wish to print them on your own in future. You also get a low-res version of all your images, so that you can upload on FB/ Instagram and share over email right away. All video is full HD in 1920 x 1080p format.

All this data is delivered in soft copy format, to be copied on your pen drive, external hard drive or computer. No physical deliveries are made, unless agreed to at the time of booking.

Note: DVDs do not support HD video format and are anyways getting outdated.

 

Do you offer albums? Who designs the albums?

YES, I offer albums. In fact, I recommend you should get albums printed for your wedding, because they form the most precious book you will keep for life. And the charm of opening an album and sifting through memories cannot be matched.

I offer albums of great quality and finish. All albums are personally designed by me and reflect the style and mood of your photos clicked by me.

(Coffee table books are the same as albums, its just a different way to name it. I am confident you’ll love the design and layout of my albums, irrespective of what you call it).

What camera do you use?

Its like asking an author, what typewriter do you use:). I am a professional photographer and its equally important for me, as it is to you, that I use the best equipment to shoot, process and store your images and video. However, it’s not the  equipment that takes great photos, its the person behind it. That being said, I use professional gear from Canon, Sony, Panasonic to shoot images/ video, Mac computers from Apple and licensed software to edit and store them.

About copyright and usages

The copyright for any image remains with the person who shot it, including for wedding coverage. The copyright for all material viz. images and videos, remains with me. Some or all of these images/ video may be used on my website and for promoting my work in magazines, exhibitions and online sites.