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The Film Sutra - Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions

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Q.1- Is The Film Sutra a company, studio, or individual?
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Mr. Arun Aadidev or as he is generally known as, the game changer in the wedding photography industry, has revolutionized the concept of wedding photography in Delhi. He has introduced the concept of Next-Gen Photography by clubbing technology and innovation. He has 18+ years of experience in capturing the most special day in a person’s life. Every year, he and his team capture 250 to 300 events. And it’s not just about quantity, they excel in providing top quality services to their clients. From the best pre-wedding photography, to luxury wedding photography to destination wedding photography or even Next-gen photography, Film Sutra aims at making each wedding a dream come true for the bride and groom and their family and friends. And their reviews are a testament of the amazing work that they do. 

Q.2- What is the Film Sutra experience like?
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It’s hard for us to really explain! You can read about experiences other couples have had with us in our testimonials section here.

Q.3- How long have you been shooting weddings and how many weddings have you shot?
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Since then, we’ve shot hundreds of love stories across the world – and look forward to being a part of yours. We first started shooting weddings way back in 2004 during the renaissance in Indian Wedding Photography. We’ve shot almost every kind of wedding there is, and never cease to be fascinated by the big-fat-Indian wedding.

Q.4- Which locations have you traveled to for shooting weddings? Have you covered destination weddings?
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Yes, of course – we’ve shot weddings all over India and abroad. We’ve had the privilege of shooting in almost every corner of India, as well as beautiful destination wedding photography spots like - Jaipur, Meerut, Goa, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Port Blair, Maharashtra, Neemrana Fort, Goa, Rishikesh, Kerala, Manali, Mussoorie, Pondicherry, Gulmarg, Varanasi, Shimla, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, khajuraho, Lavasa, Pondicherry, Nepal, Canada, Australia, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, South Africa, United States and other exclusive destination wedding locations.

Q.5- Where are you based? Are you open to traveling for my wedding?
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We have shot weddings all over the world, and are happy to travel to your wedding – wherever it may be! Being based in a major metropolis, we enjoy easy connectivity to all parts of South Asia and the world. We are based in South Delhi, India.

Q.6- Do you offer video as well as photos?
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Yes, absolutely! For us, a wedding film is as crucial to your wedding memories as are photos. We have a full in-house wedding cinematography production unit that works seamlessly with the photography team to ensure that your memories are perfectly in sync with each other.

Q.7- What is your area of specialty in wedding photography services?
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Our core speciality is Pre Wedding Photoshoots, Pre Wedding Video shoot, Candid Photography, Traditional Photography, Destination Weddings and Cinematic Wedding Teasers. We provide complete services in these areas.

Q.8- Who will actually shoot my wedding?
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Your team will be led by Mr. Arun Aadidev Director. We are a fully in-house team of photographers, cinematographers, editors etc. We have flexible options based on your wedding investment – please contact us to work with our Client Services Team to create a package best suited to your unique wedding.

Q.9- What is the style of wedding photography of The Film Sutra Team?
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We pride ourselves on delivering wedding images and wedding films that are not only storytelling but also where one can re-live their special moments again and again. We love using unique perspectives, compositions, angles, creative lighting, candid storytelling, and artistic post-production, to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story.

Q.10- How much does a wedding photography package cost?
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Our Pricing really depends on the photography package you want to take up. Our wedding photography package starts from INR 1.75 Lakh (Off Season) onwards for one day, which also includes candid photography and cinematic wedding teaser. One day of wedding day coverage is typically 8-10 hours of shooting.

Q.11- Can you customise a wedding photography package according to our requirements and budget?
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We do customise the package according to the client’s requirement up to a possible workable point. We always try to work out packages that are balanced and value for money for both parties without compromising on work quality.

Q.12- How big is your crew team?
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It depends on the size of the expected guest at an event. We have great teams of between four to twenty. We do not compromise on quality, so you can trust our instinct on how many crew team you would be requiring. We are a fully in-house team of 23 members including photographers, cinematographers, editors etc.

Q.13- What kind of cameras and equipment do you use?
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The camera is only a medium to help them take pictures or film. We are also committed to upgrading our equipment and technologies from time to time. Nevertheless, to answer the question, we have equipped ourselves with the latest high-end technologies available in the market to date, so we can produce high-quality results. One must understand, that it is the ‘camera-person’ who produces artistic and memorable images.

Q.14- How many pictures do you click at an event? Is there a limit? Will I get all pictures?
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We give you all the raw data once the work contract is complete. Once clicked, we process them, eliminating test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions, duplicate images, and other images that may affect the final product. There is no limit to clicking pictures, but we do not click senselessly.

Q.15- What is the time duration of the wedding video and cinematography teasers that you make?
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We provide you with two video files as deliverables. One will be a short cinematic teaser video film of around 3 to 5 min covering all your functions. The second would be a full-length traditional video film showing all the proceedings of all events as they happen.

Q.16- Do you shoot both sides of a wedding?
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Yes, we absolutely do! As a matter of fact, we highly recommend hiring just us to shoot both the groom’s and the bride’s family. It’s an absolute waste of resources to have two separate teams do essentially the same thing. We have enough resources in-house to be able to cover your entire wedding from start to finish.

Q.17- Can I opt for only photography or videography packages or hire another photography team?
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Yes absolutely. When we cover a wedding, we are shooting your story from a certain perspective that reflects in both our photography and films. Hiring two teams can cause a clash of ideas, and both your end products are different from each other. But we highly recommend that you hire us for the entire package

Q.18- In how many days will I get wedding photographs?
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Mr. Arun Aadidev, with his 18+ years of experience and innovative mind has brought a revolution in the wedding photography industry. He has been given the title of Next-Gen photographer because he introduced the concept of ‘On-the-spot Photo-Video Edits’ at weddings. He believed that since the world is evolving and we all need everything at just one click and in minimum time, why not bring this concept to our weddings? Taking this thought forward, Film Sutra introduced the QR-Code system which lets the guest attending a wedding have the access to their photographs instantly. They set up a scanning counter at the wedding location itself. The guest just needs to walk up to the counter, scan the QR-code, click a selfie and then send it to the Film Sutra team. The team then gets to work, finds all the photographs of the particular guests from all the functions by matching it with their selfie, edits the photographs and send it to them on their WhatsApp number on the very same day.

Nothing short of magic, isn’t it? They are undoubtedly the best wedding photographers in Delhi NCR. This concept is one-of-a-kind and only Film Sutra offer this. It saves a lot of time and energy. The guests won’t have to wait for a long period of time to get pictures and videos and also it saves the bride and groom from the trouble of having to explain why the photographs haven’t arrived yet.

Q.19- I want to make sure my family members and closest friends are not missed in the photos/film. Can that happen?
Answer :

We will make every effort to ensure that these people aren’t missed out. Yes definitely! We will work very closely with you to identify what we call the “inner circle” of people. Before the wedding, we ask the couple to submit a list of names with photos, which is later distributed to the team.

Q.20- What would guarantee that we will get the best quality and results?
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As a client, you will be putting your faith and trust in our hands. It is always a team of professionals that creates magic in wedding photography services. A wedding event coverage is a big responsibility. The Film Sutra Team and Arun Aadidev go through all details and requirements of a wedding discussed with you. We aim to have The Film Sutra Team deliver exceptional results every time and set very high standards for others and the team for more trust you can check our client feedback on google and instagram page.

Q.21- Do you also provide Wedding Albums?
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We do provide wedding albums depending on what kind of wedding package is being sought. We provide complete solutions related to wedding photography and wedding films.

Q.22- Will you provide me with a full dump of all the photos taken from my wedding? I do not mind if they are not processed, I just want to see the full dump of pictures taken during my wedding days.
Answer :

As a standard process we do not, but if you really, really want them – please get in touch with us and we will be happy to find a way to deliver them to you.

Q.23- What kind of wedding albums do you provide?
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We offer coffee table books made by various branded companies as per the choice of the customer, i.e. based upon the number of selection of pictures, cover selected, size of the book and brand opted by the customer. The company at that given time will finalize all prices as per prevailing rates. Please ask about the quote at the time of placing the order.

Q.24- Is there a style or quality difference among the lead photographers?
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Yes, each lead photographer has a different style that they have spent years developing and honing. However, our focus is always on teamwork – which is why when put together, you’ll see that almost all the stories on our website follow the same style and approach – we love fun, happiness, joy and everything in between.

Q.25- Do you edit the photos? How much editing is involved?
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Yes, all images provided to you will be edited to match the vision we had for each photo. Our editing style is a light touch – and mostly involves using a colour palette that we love. To get a general idea of our editing style, please go through our portfolio on this website.

Q.26- I want pictures to post on social media a few days after my wedding, can that happen?
Answer :

We understand how excited you are to see your wedding pictures soon and share it with your friends. We are Next-Gen photographer because he introduced the concept of ‘On-the-spot Photo-Video Edits’ at weddings. He believed that since the world is evolving and we all need everything at just one click and in minimum time, why not bring this concept to our weddings? Taking this thought forward, Film Sutra introduced the QR-Code system which lets the guest attending a wedding have the access to their photographs instantly. 

Q.27- When should we plan to do our pre-wedding session?
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In case, you are not able to find a suitable date before your wedding, we can do a short session after your wedding as well!. Technically, it can be done whenever you want! But realistically, at least 4-6 weeks before your wedding is when you should plan your pre-wedding shoot. Anytime later than that, and we won’t be able to give you your images before your wedding.

Q.28- We cannot do it during the week because of work. Can we schedule it on the weekend?
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Of course, as long as we don’t have any prior commitments or shoots scheduled, we are happy to shoot your pre-wedding session on a weekend.

Q.29- How many images can I expect from my pre-wedding shoot?
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Although each pre-wedding session is different, we typically deliver between 40-70 images from a single pre wedding session that usually lasts 4-6 hours.

Q.30- Who owns the usage rights to my wedding images? What is a personal rights release, and who owns the copyright?
Answer :

Along with the assignment, you own the full usage rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use. As the photographer, we will own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs, which means we own the creator rights to the photograph. Legal jargon aside, that means you can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online and what have you). The only thing you cannot do is resell your wedding images – which we are sure you will not want to do!

Q.31- Will you be using the final wedding photos in your portfolio and on your social media channels? What if we do not want that?
Answer :

If your wedding results in terrific wedding photos (and we are sure it will!), we would love to share those pictures on our personal portfolio on our website and Instagram handle as examples of great work we’ve done, so that other couples may also be inspired by your wedding. We may!

Q.32- Do you backup our images? What if I lose my copy?
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Yes, we maintain multiple back-ups of your wedding data in our studio and provide a guaranteed recovery for 12 months after your wedding. We highly recommend that you download your copy of the wedding photos and videos and archive them onto multiple cloud servers for long time safekeeping. We still maintain data back-ups after a year, but we do not guarantee the safety of your data after that one year.

Q.33- Who decides the music of the film? Can I get the music that I want for my wedding film?
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The decision of the music on the film is a collaborative effort between you and us. We strive for timeless memories that do not appear out of place even when you watch it years from your wedding day. However, our main aim is to create a film with music that will be relevant even decades from now. We will take into consideration your choice and suggestions of music you want to have in your wedding film.

Q.34- Do we get to see the wedding film/trailer before the final delivery?
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Yes, definitely, Before we deliver your final wedding film or share it on our social media, we send it to you for a preview, should you want any changes made. Only after your final approval, do we finish the film.

Q.35- What if I want some changes to be made to my wedding trailer/film?
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We usually allow two rounds of changes to the wedding trailer and film. We urge you to tell us all the changes in one go so that we can incorporate them in the first go – and leave the second round for any minor changes as needed. We completely understand that there is always room for changes and edits, and want to ensure that you’re absolutely happy with what you get – after all, it’s your wedding!

Q.36- Do you also provide wedding albums?
Answer :

We believe in the magic of print, and no matter how good digital devices may be, nothing can replace the charm of a wedding album. Please get in touch with us for our latest catalogue. We offer albums made in India as well as albums handcrafted in Italy. These family heirlooms are a critical part of the final piece of work. In fact, we absolutely insist that you have a wedding albums. Yes! We have all kinds of wedding albums available, and keep updating our collection every year.

Q.37- Do I need to spend hours pouring over contact sheets to choose images for the album?
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No! Based on our inner knowledge, we’ll design the album for you. We do all the heavy lifting for you. We use a state of the art cloud proofing system that ensures that you’ll be able to comment, review and approve your album over a computer or tablet device from anywhere in the world! After spending time at your wedding, we’ll know who the important people in your family are.

Q.38- How long does it take to get my album?
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From the time you approve your album, it takes between 12-15 days for it to get printed and reach our studio (around 30-45 days for Italian albums). After that, depending on where you are located in the world, it should take less than a week to reach you.

Q.39- Can I add more pages and images to my album?
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If it so happens that you want more pages, we suggest getting extra albums. We typically recommend albums with 30 spreads (60 pages) that contains about 110-150 images from your wedding celebrations.

Q.40- How do I get started on my wedding album?
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But if you want to choose the images yourself, we are happy to make a separate gallery for you to choose from. We design the master layout of your album at the first level. It’s a carefully curated story-album with the best and most important moments from your wedding.

Q.41- Do you offer frames and wall art?
Answer :

We sure do! We offer contemporary, modern and high quality Italian frames in a variety of sizes. We love prints and are always excited to enlarge our work for a wall. Please get in touch with us for our latest catalogue.


Q.42- We live in a different city/country OR We are currently out of town. Can our family/friends meet you instead?
Answer :

Though it is the best when we can meet our couples in person, we understand if it’s not possible. But please make sure that it is someone who has a deep understanding of you who are as people and as a couple, and a clarity on what your wedding will be like so that we can understand you better. Yes, we would love to meet any of your family and friends.

Q.43- Do you travel to meet clients?
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We prefer to meet our clients in our studio. It’s the best way for them to see our work and get an understanding of each other. But if that is not possible, we are happy to set up a consultation at a venue of your choice.

Q.44- How can I meet you in person and see some of your work?
Answer :

Please get in touch with us to setup a consultation and presentation. We look forward to meeting you!

Q.45- Do you charge any travel fees in case our wedding/pre-wedding destination is in another city?
Answer :

Yes. Any travel costs to the location of the pre-wedding shoot or wedding is to be borne by the client, except in Delhi-NCR.

Q.46- Do you charge extra for outstation assignments?
Answer :

Our core assignment fees will remain the same – and will only cover the number of days we will actually be shooting. The short answer is no, we do not! That’s all right, but out-of-station assignments will have an extra travel and lodging charge associated, which will be at actuals. We realise that we need to be available to shoot where and when needed and recognise that there will be non-billable days in travel.

Q.47- My wedding spans three days, of which the first and second day don’t involve full day work. Why are you charging me for three full days?”
Answer :

This is a standard question, and it’s a valid one.

The first is that we will be booking our full day to be available for you, and therefore lose out on other potential assignments we could have shot that day. Your wedding day may (and most probably will) involve shooting overtime, as Indian weddings aren’t known to get over without a song and a dance! We won’t be charging you for working extra if your wedding needs it, so at the end of the day, things really do average out. The second, and more important one is that in our experience during Indian weddings, things average out.

Q.48- Are your wedding packages negotiable? I can not afford what you charge!
Answer :

However, premium wedding photography also comes at a price – and we can’t even begin to start justifying the effort it takes to deliver quality photos or films like the ones you see on this website. We truly understand how expensive it is to get married. Either way, please do get in touch with us – we may be more affordable than you think! There are a million things you need to pay for, and some of them are more challenging than others.

Q.49- Which country is best for wedding photography?
Answer :

10 Popular Countries for Wedding Photoshoots in 2013

1. Japan
2. New Zealand
3. Bali
4. Slovenia
5. Paris
6. Dubai
7. Malaysia
8. Thailand
9. Singapore
10. Canada

Most wedding photographers cover destination weddings, but just a handful specialise in this type of photography. But hold on! You've come to the correct place because we've photographed many destination weddings and it's one of our specialties in destination wedding photography.

Q.50- What do most wedding photography packages include?
Answer :

Most wedding photography packages include a combination of the following elements:

1. Photography coverage on the day
2. A second photographer
3. A pre-wedding photo session
4. A USB stick
5. A certain number of digital photographs
6. A certain number of prints
7. An online Gallery
8. A wedding album
9. A large frame or canvas
10. A preview album
11. A video with the best photos

Q.51- How much does a wedding photographer cost in Delhi?
Answer :

Delhi Wedding photographers charge anywhere starting from 30k to over 2 lacks per day. You can easily find a list of photographers in Delhi in different budget range as per your requirement.

Q.52- How much should I expect to pay for a wedding photographer?
Answer :

In general, wedding photographer prices in the U.S. tend to range between $1,150 and $3,000, with the average wedding photographer, cost hovering around $2,000.