Pricing on Per Day Basis
We understand that weddings in India do not run on schedule and there may always be last minute changes in the plan. We find it impractical to make ourselves available to you only for certain limited number of hours. That’s why our pricing is structured on per day basis, which means that you don’t need to worry about events running behind their schedules or starting/ ending at unearthly hours, etc. We can make ourselves available at the crack of the dawn and still be shooting when the city is half asleep. However, we believe that photography is not run-of-a-mill product and requires ultimate precision and creativity. Therefore, we plan the day in advance and try to fit coverage of the events in the most realistic timeline that we can so that it is not a toll on our productivity and energy level.
Photography: Our packages starts from INR 45K per day (or 2 events) for candid photography and INR 15K per day (or 2 events) for traditional photography.
Videography: For traditional videography, we have a fixed price of INR 25K per day (or 2 events). The final output includes Bluray HD video of around 90 minutes plus a short video of 5-6 minutes covering highlights of the wedding.
Pre-wedding: For pre-wedding shoots, covering two locations/ changes, we have a non-negotiable flat price of INR 25K. We also offer a unique pre-wedding story coverage with multiple locations/changes (depending on your story) titled as “Your Story“. Your Story is available only on request and the pricing for it may vary depending on your precise requirement. You can read more about “Your Story” here.
Engagement: We charge a non-negotiable flat price of INR 25K for covering engagement as an individual event. We usually cover such engagements with two photographers. The number of photos delivered may be around 150-200.
Other Shoots: We charge a non-negotiable flat price of INR 15K for newborn/ kids/ maternity shoot. We also cover birthdays, anniversaries, convocations, and corporate events at a flat price of INR 12.5K. One printed album (of 10 sheets) is complementary to all the above shoots (newborn/ kids/ maternity/ birthdays/ anniversaries/ convocations/ corporate events).
Note: The pricing above is applicable from April 2017.
What is not included in the Pricing?
Album Designing and Printing: We do not include the album designing and printing charges in our quotation as it may vary depending on the number of photographs selected, number of sheets, quality of print, cover design, etc. However, just to give you a fair idea, the tentative cost for designing and printing an album of 12″ X 30″ size with 40 sheets, may come to around INR 10,000/- to INR 12,000/-.
Conveyance, Food, and Accommodation: All out-of-pocket expenses for conveyance, food, and accommodation for outstation shoots (i.e. outside Bangalore) is paid or arranged by the client. We try our level best to keep our travel cost to the minimum and most reasonable. Therefore, we only charge for Airfare when the shoot location is too far (more than 11 hours road distance) from Bangalore to travel by bus. For travel within 11 hours of road distance from Bangalore, only bus fare (A/c Sleeper) is payable. All ticket booking expense needs to be paid in advance and does not form part of the quotation.
Extra Hours of Work: We consider 12-14 hours of shoot in a day as reasonable and our pricing is based on this premise. However, we do provide one (1) hour of grace period in which no extra charges are applicable. We believe that photography is not run-of-a-mill product and requires ultimate precision and creativity. We all are human beings, not machines. Anything beyond 15 hours of consistent work in a day does put a heavy toll on our productivity and energy level for the next day’s shoot. Therefore, we discourage such instances and charge INR 4000/- per hour for the extra hours of shoot, more as deterrent than our fee.
Frills: The cost of installing LED wall (or other display screens) and providing drone cameras with operators are not included in our package and can be made available only on request at extra cost. The tentative cost for installing LED wall may be around 10-12k and for providing drone camera (with operator) can come to 12-15K.
Payment shall be made in three tranches as follows:
Stage 1: Token advance (15-25% of the quoted amount) shall be payable in advance to confirm the booking and reserve the dates;
Stage 2: 50% of the billing amount shall be payable within five (5) business days from the date of completion of the shoot;
Stage 3: the balance amount shall be payable within five (5) business days from the date of successful receipt of all deliverables by the client.
We do not charge anything extra on the reasonable delays up to (15) business days from the due date, for each of the above payment stage. However, any delay in payment beyond the above (15) business days, unless mutually agreed, shall attract penal interest at the rate of 12% per annum from the due date of payment till the date of actual payment.
Refund and Cancellation
Any token advance deposited with us to reserve the dates is refundable only to certain extent as provided below. The reason being, once we reserve the dates for you, we end up turning down other requests around those dates and thus lose potential business.
- If a confirmed assignment is cancelled more than 45 days before the first wedding date, a flat cancellation charge of INR 4000/- is deducted from the token advance.
- If a confirmed assignment is cancelled within 30 – 45 days before the first wedding date, cancellation charges shall be 40% of the token advance or INR 4000/-, whichever higher.
- If a confirmed assignment is cancelled within 15 – 29 days before the first wedding date, cancellation charges shall be 80% of the token advance or INR 4000/-, whichever higher.
- If a confirmed assignment is cancelled within 1 – 14 days before the first wedding date, no refund shall be payable for the token advance.