Frequently Asked Questions about

The Big Day

Frequently Asked Questions about

Getting Ready Potraits

Frequently Asked Questions during

The Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions about

Couple & Family Portraits

Frequently Asked Questions on

Deliverables
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FAQ - Before the Big Day

How Much Do you Charge for Wedding

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What is your ideal couple to photograph?

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How do you photograph weddings?

I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll send you a guide to help you in organising your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the different lights. It's really exciting for me to create photos of your dress, shoes, invites...! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. That's why I decided to photograph non-traditional and laid-back wedding.

Where are you based and do you travel?

I'm based in Hyderabad, India but yes I love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place.

Do you provide Online Streaming, LED Screens?

Since we will be busy concentrating on creating your memories more beautifully, we outsource these services to our vendors and charge accordingly.

How does the payments get scheduled?

While 70% of the cost of the entire package is to be paid to book and block our dates, the remaining 30% of the cost can be paid against deliverables. Also, we shall inform you 2 days prior to the final deliverables, when ready. The final photography and videography files will be delivered Against the complete payment received. *Any changes in the payment schedule is not recommended, because due to delay in payments we may not be able to meet the promised Delivery due dates.

My wedding is different from the norm, can we negotiate the price?

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Will there be any additional chargers/Hidden Charges apart from Estimation Provided ?

We believe in transparency hence, there won't be any hidden charges. However, In case of events happening out of our origin (Hyderabad) then travel and accommodation charges will be added to the Quote. Additionally, if any service which is not a part of the original scope of work agreed upon at the time of agreement for ex: online web live streaming, Led screens will be charged accordingly.

FAQ - On the D Day

How do guys photograph my wedding?

I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll send you a guide to help you in organising your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the different lights. It's really exciting for me to create photos of your dress, shoes, invites...! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. That's why I decided to photograph non-traditional and laid-back wedding.

Do you have any time restrictions for the shoot hours?

Based on our past 10 years of experience in the wedding Industry, we have standardised the time slots for the specific events and work on a slot basis. There’s no restriction to the number of images shot during the events as we prefer to cover the entire process which includes: behind the scenes, makeup, portraits, details of traditional outfit & jewels, décor & guests, etc..

Will there be any dedicated person from the team to coordinate with any of the family members on Big Day?

We assign an exclusive wedding coordinator for you who shall be representing VOWS to you, for all your last minute needs and changes. As the coordinator will attend all your events, you can let them know all other important members apart from family who needs special attention in photographs and videos.
However, They shall reach the venue before the main team does and take up the responsibility by getting in touch with decorators and lighting team and make sure your event goes hassle free.

What do you need from us on our wedding day?

No big surprises is ideal. I understand things don't always go to plan and that's not really the surprises I'm talking about. If you want me to shoot something like someone jumping out of the cake and I'm not aware of it happening, then I cannot capture it. So keep in touch in the lead up to your wedding, and let me know of any changes to the plan. It's always best to capture the emotions raw when they happen, rather than re-enacting something later.

What's the ideal schedule from a photographer's point of view?

On your big day it all can be overwhelming. The day has many moving parts to bring together, and all I ask is some consideration in timing IF you want photos of the full shebang! In the lead up to your wedding I'll be honest with you if I don't think something is going to work.

Best thing to remember is that once that day arrives you cannot control everything, so don't try to. You've got a small army of willing helpers around you to pick up the pieces that fall down. You just have to stand there, look pretty, say "I do", and then have the time of your life with those you care most about in this world (and me of course). I've said it before, and will say it again, time moves at warp speeds on your big day, make the most of it while it's there. There'll be a time late in the night when the music stops, the lights go on and everyone starts to leave. You'll be itching for one more song, one more dance. It really is the funnest day of your life if you let it be.

Here's a sample of what an ideal schedule that I like to follow for a wedding would look like - times may vary, but the spacing of time works well. Also note this doesn't include travel times to/from anywhere:



I'll just work backwards from the actual wedding times for the "Getting Ready" shots

3:00-3:45 ceremony
3:45-4:00 congrats / hello with your guests
4:00-4:15 family shots
4:15-4:30 contingency - have a drink, grab some food & chillax with your guests
4:30-4:50 bridal party shots
4:50-5:20 couple shots (bridal & couple are often combined)
5:20-5:30 contingency
5:30-onwards PARTY with all the formalities of the reception!
8:30ish sunset shots (20mins), if required

FAQ - Getting Ready

How much time do you recommend for the getting ready photos?

There's so many factors at play here. How close are you to the ceremony location? How close are the bride and groom getting ready to each other? Look, in an ideal world I'd be with the gents for 40 minutes first, and then scoot across to the ladies for an hour. Timing for the ladies is more important as I try to coincide with the hair and make-up finishing up so I can get a couple of them getting done without getting in their hair - pun intended. From there it's the dress fitting, and some celebratory shots with the bridesmaids and family. If I can be present for those moments with the ladies, then I'm a happy photographer.. But it's totally up to you what you want.

What if we're already ready when you arrive?

Don't be :) It kind of defeats the purpose of the "getting ready" photos with photos we could have just captured later in the day. In the lead up I'll work with you to make sure I arrive prior to this.. If that's what you want.

Do the guys really have to be suited up that early?

t's entirely up to you. Given I'm there with the guys prior to the ladies, it's a lot of sitting around in a suit especially in an Australian summer. So there's some different suggestions that I can accommodate:


1. It's more common these days to be having a beer at the pub, playing some pool, sitting in the backyard. Somewhere in a relaxed atmosphere, rather than in a suit. Although the mother of the groom might have other ideas!
2. You get suited up for modelling purposes only in front of the lens, even throw in a few blue steels. Then when I'm gone you de-robe back into the shorts and singlets for a couple more froths.
3. You get suited up and stay suited up. Sometimes it doesn't matter if you're sitting around for that long in your wedding gear.. All things going well you won't be wearing it again, so best to get the most use out of it possible.

What's the best location for the getting ready photos?

This can mean a couple of things.. Firstly, it's highly recommended that the girl's are as close to the venue as possible. This isn't just from photographer's point of view, but means you're not travelling great distance to and from your wedding. If you can afford it, and you don't already live close, get a nicely maintained AirBnb as a treat. You can spread out easier in a nice, relaxed setting.

Secondly, wherever you're getting ready for both the bride and groom, I'm chasing the light. Similar to a moth I guess.. So nicely lit rooms and well maintained gardens are a big plus

Can we include our pets in these?

Sure can. Please do. You can include them in any part of the day you want from my point of view. I'm a big animal lover and know how big a part they play in our lives. I might even start shooting pet weddings soon if you know any that are keen?

FAQ - Rituals & Ceremony

Will there be any additional chargers/Hidden Charges apart from Estimation Provided ?

We believe in transparency hence, there won't be any hidden charges. However, In case of events happening out of our origin (Hyderabad) then travel and accommodation charges will be added to the Quote. Additionally, if any service which is not a part of the original scope of work agreed upon at the time of agreement for ex: online web live streaming, Led screens will be charged accordingly.

Do you care if guests take photos, or film the ceremony?

I personally don't care. Do you though? I have no issues if every Tom, Dick and Harry is taking images, or Uncle Bob is recording the whole thing on Hollywood cameras with an entire film crew. When and how they might post them onto social media is also something that doesn't fuss me but might fuss you? It's not rude to ask guests to refrain from certain things on YOUR day if you don't want them doing certain things. Usually a sign works well, or a quick message from the celebrant at the start of the ceremony.

Do you guys use additional Lights inside Mandap ?

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FAQ - Couple & Family Portraits

Can we give you a list of family members for family photos?

It's only guidance, but I do have some guidance to give here.. Word up your best man and maid of honour with this list so they can wrangle your crew together during this time. They're there to help you at your wedding. I don't know your extended family from a bar of soap.

Also, my default family members to include in these are any offspring you may have, parents, grandparents and your siblings. Any more than that firstly takes a long time to "wrangle" together, they're all just wanting to enjoy the canapes and a few cold beverages. By the way it's best to capture these family shots straight after the ceremony, before they all go their separate ways. And secondly, are you really going to go back through staged photos of your extended family? I'm usually there for many hours following this, so there'll be plenty of opportunities for me to get some more natural shots of your guests, with and without you in them.

It's entirely up to you though, that's just my personal opinion and it's mainly based on time. Time is everything on your day, it flies past and I guarantee you'll be wishing for more time as the music starts to wind down at the end of the night.

How long should we set aside for Couple portrait shots?

Not including the family shots, an hour is nice to have. If you have more than that, you beauty you're looking after me. This also doesn't include travel time, if required, away from the ceremony/reception locations. The shots taken in this time tend to be the ones that end up blown up on your wall, so it's important to leave sufficient time to capture those moments. It's also a time when you're on cloud 9, you've just got married and can spend it with your new partner (and bridal party). In saying all that, it's also considered the downtime that tends to be squeezed if everything else isn't running like clockwork - the bride is late, the groom has done a runner.. You know, all the normal things. I totally get it, it's the most artistic part of the day, which tends to not have set time limits. So again, having that hour or slightly more gives some contingency to fall back on if needed. And hey, if everything is going smoothly, which I'm sure it will be, I'll have you back to your guests earlier than planned to kick off the party.

As per above in the "On the Day" section, I've included a copy of rough schedule that I like to follow for a wedding - times may vary, but the spacing of time is ideal.

When should we schedule these shots?

From a photographers point of view, later in afternoon. The light isn't as harsh. Most summer weddings typically fall into this time by default as you'll have a mid-afternoon ceremony, followed by your portrait shots around 4:30-5pm ish, prior to the reception beginning. Depending on timing of sunset as well, I suggest pulling you aside from the reception to get some hero shots when the night's sky is hopefully erupting with every colour imaginable. That's my time to shine, and when the you can hopefully get a couple of real hero type shots.

After the wedding portraits and family shots, is that it of the formal shooting?

It's really up to you. If you don't want any of these scenarios, I can shoot candidly away with all the guests for longer. On the other hand I've been to weddings where the bride and groom have disappeared every hour for more shots all throughout the night. I'm not sure why, but that's what they wanted. So your wish is my command.

If you forced me to answer, I'd have the default family shots (kids, parents, grandparents, siblings), the bride and groom portraits, bridal party shots, and maybe some quick sunset shots later if the sun is playing ball, and you're at a venue that compliments the setting sun during golden hour.

FAQ - Deliverables

How many pictures will we receive?

For a 8 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 400 to 600 fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity and that's why I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.

Do you provide albums? If yes, is it inclusive in the package?

Yes, we do provide albums as per your requirements and can be added in the package at additional cost if not provided in the Price Estimation at first stage. However, we suggest you to finalize them post your event celebrations.

When and how shall we receive our final Deliverables?

We at vows believe in perfection since we edit each and every picture which involves lots of time and effort from expert editing team. We also know how excited & eager you guys are to replay your beautiful event memories, hence we provide 20-30 Sneak Peak Images for social Sharing within 5 Days and All Edited Images from every single event within 8 working weeks and All Edited Full Film along with one Short film within 8 weeks. All your Final deliverables shall be provided in a external hard Drive along with one set of web-resolution Photos with watermark so that you can plug and play on your TV/PROJECTORS or share among Friends and Family in Social Media. If requested We can also Share compressed files over temporary cloud storage so you can download it even from remote areas as well. This way you can safely keep your files for the long run and have easier offline access.

Do you edit all your photos?

Absolutely. Well in some capacity anyway. It's the main reason for the potential 4-6 weeks turnaround time, and the best way to ensure you receive the highest quality images of your wedding.

Can We choose the Music for our Films ?

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