Candid wedding photography in India is the latest trend. This style of photography has become quite popular among the new-age couples who believe this is the best way to document their special day memories. There are many wedding photographers in India and you can hire any of them on your wedding day. Their charges will also differ. A wedding photographer may charge as low as Rs.10,000 per day, while someone else may charge you as high as Rs. 5 lakh per day!
While talking to photographers, the low prices may attract you. You may even move ahead and hire a photographer who will charge you less. At the time of booking, you may think it to be a great deal. However, after you get your wedding day photographs, your perception may change. And, in most cases, couples end up getting a set of photographs that can be better called ‘trash’! Therefore, before employing the services of a photography team for your wedding, you should be careful enough to choose the right photographer.
Wedding – An Eventful Day!
The wedding day is one of the most eventful days in a person’s life. During a wedding planning process, a lot of decisions on arrangements and preparations are required to be taken. Everybody would want their wedding day to be perfect. The chief attraction of the day, i.e., the couple would also look their best on this day. Therefore, they would do everything possible to make their wedding day a grand success. However, the choice of a wrong wedding photographer can put your beautiful wedding memories at stake. And, after your wedding day is over, you will be left with no option to undo your wrong decision!
Reasons that make Candid Wedding Photography in India expensive
Many of you might think if spending more on candid wedding photography is worth the effort. In this post, I have listed down the reasons why this approach of photography is costly. I have also mentioned why candid photography should be your only choice!
Quality of Final Deliverables
Now the question arises, why do the pricing of different photographers differ? The prime reason is quality. We all know that quality comes at a price and they share a direct relationship with each other. This also applies to the field of wedding photography. Therefore, if you look forward to getting premium photography and cinematic works from your wedding day, you need to spend accordingly. Traditional wedding photographers will cost you less, but their outputs will be mostly static and posed. They will lack emotions. And, if you opt for the services of candid wedding photography in India and hire a good Indian wedding photography team, you will be definitely amazed at seeing their outputs. The best candid wedding photographers in India will never ask you to pose in front of their cameras. They believe in capturing the authentic emotions that make photographs vibrant and lively!
The candid wedding photographs will have souls and this is the prime thing that differentiates such photographs from the traditional wedding photographs! A candid wedding photographer in India has to put more efforts to come up with stunning photographs. Therefore, it is obvious that the charges of candid wedding photography in India would be more than simple traditional photographs of a wedding.
Experience in Professional Wedding Photography
A good candid wedding photographer in India will have years of experience behind him/her. They will get friendly with you to know you better. They will make you get comfortable and relaxed during the wedding events so that it becomes easier for them to capture your moods and emotions. Such photographers have developed the skill of pressing the shutter button of their camera at the right times. They have the ability to photograph unique moments in a creative way. In short, they will produce some beautiful, amazing candid photographs that will compel you to say ‘wow’.
Gone are those days when only one photographer would photograph an entire wedding. These days wedding photographers work in a team. The manager of the team who is usually the chief photographer assigns different roles to the photographers. They will photograph a wedding from multiple angles and perspectives. Since each photograph would be different from the other, clients don’t feel monotonous while seeing their wedding day photographs. The coordination between the photographers of a team is very much required to produce quality photographs and a leading photography team always maintains that coordination. All the photographers of the team are required to be paid and good photographers will always charge a decent amount. Therefore, if you need premium services of candid wedding photography in India, hiring a reputed Indian wedding photography team is necessary.
Professional Equipment and Accessories
A wedding photography team uses professional cameras, lenses, light setup, and other accessories at a wedding event. Even if they are using the basic range of professional equipment, their combined costs wouldn’t be less than Rs. 10 lakh. And, if you hire the best wedding photographers in India, the cost of equipment and accessories would easily cross Rs. 1 crore! All these are necessary to deliver you premium-quality photographs and videos. Also, every wedding photographer needs to update their gears every 1 to 2 years to stay updated with the latest technologies.
Choice of Photobooks
You will be paying for premium candid wedding photography in India, however, it wouldn’t be wise if you don’t give a proper home to your beautiful wedding photographs. By home, we mean photo books that come in various sizes and options. The prices of photobooks depend on their sizes, print quality, paper quality, binding quality, and cover page options. There are many companies in India that deal in photobooks. Many of them offer cheap deals to attract customers. We cannot trust all of them.
You may get a photo book for Rs. 4,000 or maybe even for Rs. 3,000, but you would definitely miss the premium touch. The reputed photobook brands usually charge Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 12,000 for their basic range of absolute lay-flat flush mount photo books. If you opt for more number of pages and want to give your photo book a further personalized premium touch, the cost will increase accordingly.
Choice of Wedding Video
The wedding photography package price shall further depend on your choice of wedding videos. Traditional wedding videos would cost you less but if you want to give a cinematic touch to your wedding video, the price will increase. Most couples these days opt for cinematic wedding films which involve a blend of photography skills and editing skills.
End results of your wedding photographs and videos are something that you would be interested in. A wedding photographer spends a good amount of time photographing a wedding. You may think that you are spending for those wedding day(s) only but that is not completely true. You are also paying for the editing time and efforts that go into post-processing your wedding photographs. Editing takes a lot of time and most of the reputed wedding photography teams take a couple of months to deliver you the final photographs and videos. Take our example, we being one of the leading team of wedding photographers in Kolkata take at least 3 to 4 months to deliver everything. We always try to ensure that our clients get good results!
In this post, I have tried my best to explain you why the cost of premium candid wedding photography in India should cost you more. I understand that many of you may have budget constraints that compel you to make a wrong choice of wedding photographers.
There are many good wedding photographers in Kolkata who provide services globally and have flexible wedding photography packages that may fit into your budget. I know that most of you reading this post don’t have the financial strength to hire somebody who would charge you Rs. 5 lakh per day. I am not asking you to do so. But, if you spend a minimum of Rs. 50,000 per day for the services of the best candid wedding photographers in Kolkata, then I can assure you that your spending would definitely be worthy!Professional candid photographers have a good understanding of the art, technique, equipment as well as your emotions. This makes them proficient enough to do complete justice to your wedding day memories!