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  • How far in advance should we book your services for our wedding?
    It's recommended to book your wedding photographer and cinematographer as soon as you have your date and venue secured. Popular dates during peak wedding season can book up quickly, so it's best to secure your vendors as early as possible.
  • How many photographers and cinematographers will be at our wedding?
    The number of photographers or cinematographers present at your events can vary depending on the package you choose and the size of your event. Typically, we work with a team of 2 photographers & 2 cinematographers for wedding & reception day to ensure that all aspects of your day are covered from multiple angles. For larger events or if additional coverage is needed, we may have additional team members present. Rest assured, we will work with you to determine the best team size to ensure that your wedding day is captured beautifully.
  • Do you deliver every image you shoot?
    No, we do not deliver every image we shoot. Part of our job as a professional photographer is to select the best images from your wedding day, including those that are technically sound and artistically pleasing. We carefully curate and edit these images to create a beautiful and cohesive collection that tells the story of your day. Delivering every image would include duplicates, test shots, and images that may not meet our quality standards, which could dilute the overall impact of your final gallery. Rest assured, we strive to deliver a comprehensive selection of images that capture all the key moments and details of your wedding day.
  • Does your studio provide videography services?
    Yes, our studio provides videography services in addition to photography. We offer comprehensive coverage of your wedding day, capturing all the special moments in both photos and videos. Our videography services include cinematic highlight films, full-length ceremony and reception videos, and drone footage (where permitted). We use high-quality equipment and editing techniques to create a beautiful and memorable film that you can cherish for years to come.
  • Do you do destination weddings?
    Yes, we do destination weddings! we love traveling to new locations and am always excited about the opportunity to capture weddings in beautiful and unique destinations. Whether your wedding is in a different city or country, We are available to travel to your chosen location to provide photography and videography services for your special day.
  • What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?
    These fees would be discussed and included in the overall pricing package for your destination wedding. · Travel Expenses: This includes airfare or other transportation costs to and from the destination. · Accommodation: You may be responsible for covering the cost of accommodations for the photographer and any additional team members traveling to the destination. · Meals and Incidentals: You may need to provide meals for the photographer and team during their stay, as well as cover any other incidental expenses. · Local Transportation: If transportation is needed between locations on the wedding day or during the stay, those costs may be passed on to you. · Permits and Fees: Some locations require permits for photography or videography, and these costs would be passed on to you. · Additional Shoot Days: If your destination wedding requires multiple days of coverage, there may be additional fees for each additional day.
  • Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day?
    We typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from shoots. As part of my service, I edit and process each RAW files to create the final images that are delivered to you. These final images are typically provided in a high-quality JPEG format, which is more widely compatible and easier to view and share. However, on occasion, we may provide RAW images along with our post-produced JPG’s for an additional fee and restrictions.
  • Will Samir personally be present to capture my wedding? If not, who will be shooting my wedding?
    Typically, I would be present to capture your wedding personally. However at Samir K Photography we have a team of professional photographers and cinematographers who work with me to ensure that every moment of your wedding day is captured beautifully. Rest assured, I work closely with my team and personally oversee the editing process to ensure that the final images and videos meet my high standards of quality and creativity.
  • How many hours do I need for wedding events
    The number of hours needed for each wedding event can vary based on the specific traditions, ceremonies, and the size of the wedding. Here's a general guideline for each event: · Pre-Wedding Events: Coverage needed for pre-wedding events, such as mehndi or sangeet, can vary. Typically, 4-6 hours of coverage for each event is recommended. · Hindu Wedding: Hindu weddings can be elaborate and may require a full day or more to capture all the rituals and ceremonies. Typically, 10-12 hours of coverage is recommended. · Sikh Wedding: Sikh weddings can also be lengthy due to the Anand Karaj ceremony and other rituals. Similar to Hindu weddings, 10-12 hours of coverage is usually sufficient. · Christian Wedding: Christian weddings are often shorter in duration compared to Hindu or Sikh weddings. Coverage of 6-8 hours is usually enough to capture the ceremony and key moments. · Nikkah: A Nikkah ceremony is typically shorter in duration compared to other wedding ceremonies. 4-6 hours of coverage is usually sufficient to capture the ceremony and any pre- or post-ceremony events. · Reception: Receptions can vary in length depending on the program and number of guests. 6-8 hours of coverage is usually enough to capture the key moments of the reception. It's important to discuss your specific wedding timeline and events with us to determine the appropriate amount of coverage needed for each event.
  • Can we provide you with a shot list or specific photos we want captured?
    Absolutely! we welcome any input you have regarding specific shots or moments you want captured. A shot list can be helpful in ensuring we don't miss any important moments on your wedding day.
  • Can we request specific edits or styles for our photos and videos?
    Yes, we are happy to accommodate any specific editing styles or requests you may have. During our initial consultation, we can discuss your vision for your photos and videos.
  • What is your photography style?
    Our photography style is best described as a blend of documentary, photojournalistic, and fine art approaches. We strive to capture genuine moments and emotions as they naturally unfold, while also incorporating artistic compositions and creative perspectives. We love playing with light, color, and composition to create visually stunning images that truly capture the essence and mood of your wedding day. Whether it's candid moments, intimate portraits, or breathtaking landscapes, we aim to tell your unique love story through our lens.
  • Can I see a full event from start to finish?
    Of course you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work.
  • Can we meet with you before booking to discuss our vision and see more of your work?
    Absolutely! We love meeting with couples to discuss their vision for their wedding day. We are happy to show you more of my portfolio and discuss how we can help capture your special day.
  • We live out-of-town. Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead?
    Yes, it's possible for your family or friends to meet with me on your behalf. They can discuss your wedding photography and cinematography needs, view samples of my work, and ask any questions they may have. It's important, however, to ensure that they have all the necessary information and details about your wedding day so that I can provide the best possible service. If possible, we’d like to at least webcam with you to get to know you better.
  • How do I set up an appointment to meet you in person and see some of your work?
    You can reach out to us at +1-647-522-8915 or email by clicking here.
  • What type of camera/equipment and editing software do you use?
    Here is our list of professional equipment. Besides the equipment listed below, we have a variety of tripods, filters, and other accessories. • Primary camera body (wedding photography): 2 Canon R6 Mark II • Backup camera body (wedding photography): 2 Canon R6 Mark II • Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 II L IS USM Telephoto Lens • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Cameras • Canon 50mm F/1.2 USM Portrait • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens for Canon Cameras • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L Lens for Canon Cameras • Primary camera body (wedding cinematography): 2 Sony FX3 • Backup camera body (wedding cinematography): 2 Sony S74 • Sony FE 1.4 35mm Prime Lens • Sony FE 2.8 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lens • Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 Telephoto Lens • Sony 85mm f/1.2 Lens • DJI Ronin RS2 Camera Stabilizer • DJI Air 2S Drone In terms of editing software, we use Adobe Creative Cloud suite, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for photo editing, and Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing. These tools allow us to edit and enhance your images and videos to create a final product that meets our high standards of quality and creativity.
  • Do you have backup equipment in case of technical issues?
    Yes, we always have backup equipment on hand to ensure that your day is captured without any issues.
  • How do you handle unforeseen circumstances, such as bad weather or emergencies?
    We always have a backup plan in place for unforeseen circumstances. In the event of bad weather, we can discuss alternative locations or options for capturing your photos. In case of emergencies, we have a network of professional photographers and cinematographers who can step in if needed.
  • I have downtime between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?
    We understand that there can be downtime between events on your wedding day, for a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. Our priority is to ensure that we are available and prepared to capture all the important moments throughout your wedding events, the fact is we’re never truly resting during the day. During any downtime, we may take the opportunity to review our equipment, prepare for the next part of the day, traveling to the next location or capture candid moments and details that contribute to the overall story of your wedding. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.
  • What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?
    We understand that on wedding day not everything goes as planned. We never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover, we’re not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract.
  • Do you offer engagement photo sessions as part of your packages?
    Yes, engagement sessions are included in some of our packages. It's a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day.
  • When should we do our engagement session?
    The timing for your engagement session can vary depending on your preferences and wedding timeline. Here are some general guidelines to consider: Timing: Most couples schedule their engagement sessions 10-12 weeks before their wedding. This gives us for enough time to finish post production work of your images and enough time to you to use the photos for save-the-date cards, wedding websites, or other pre-wedding materials. Season: Consider the season and weather when scheduling your engagement session. Many couples choose a season that complements their wedding date or showcases their favorite time of year. Location: Think about locations that are meaningful to you as a couple or that provide a backdrop you love. Whether it's a scenic outdoor location, a favorite park, or a meaningful cityscape, choose a location that reflects your personalities. Availability: Check with us for our availability and schedule your session at a time that works best for both of us. Ultimately, the best time for your engagement session is when it feels right for you and fits into your wedding planning timeline.
  • Can we schedule our engagement session for the weekend?
    Because most weddings occur on weekends, we typically do not shoot engagement sessions on weekends. If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, we can tentatively schedule your engagement session on a weekend, however, if a wedding is scheduled for that weekend, later on, we will have to reschedule your engagement session.
  • How many images do you typically deliver from an engagement session? From a wedding?
    The number of images delivered can vary depending on the length of the session or event, the number of locations, and the activities involved. However, as a general guideline: · Engagement Session: I typically deliver between 60 to 100 edited images from an engagement session. This range allows for a variety of poses, locations, and expressions to be captured. · Wedding: For a full-day wedding, I typically deliver between 700 to 1000 edited images. This range ensures that all the key moments and details of your wedding day are captured comprehensively. Please note that these numbers are approximate and can vary based on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured
  • How long after the wedding will we receive our photos & videos? How will they be delivered?
    You can expect to receive your edited photos within 4-6 weeks after your wedding day. For videos, it may take a bit longer, usually 12-16 weeks, as editing video is a more time-intensive process. Your photos and videos will be delivered digitally, through a private online gallery. You'll be able to download and share your photos and videos with friends and family, and you'll also have the option to order prints or albums directly from the gallery if desired.
  • Do you touch up all the images in our image download?
    Yes, we do touch up all the images that are included in your final image download. This includes color correction, exposure adjustments, and other basic edits to ensure that each image looks its best. We also carefully select and edit a selection of images for additional enhancements such as black and white conversions, artistic effects, and other creative edits. Our goal is to provide you with a collection of images that are not only technically sound but also visually stunning and emotionally impactful.
  • What do you mean by “touching up” the photos?
    When we say "touching up" the photos, we mean the process of editing the images to enhance their overall quality and appearance. This typically includes: Color Correction: Adjusting the colors to ensure they are accurate and pleasing to the eye. Exposure Adjustment: Tweaking the brightness and contrast to improve the overall look of the image. White Balance: Ensuring that the colors in the image appear natural and true to life. Cropping and Straightening: Making minor adjustments to the composition of the image to improve its visual appeal. Skin Retouching: Removing blemishes or other imperfections from the skin to create a more polished look (if requested). Selective Editing: Enhancing specific areas of the image to draw attention to certain details or create a certain mood. Overall, the goal of touching up photos is to make them look their best while still maintaining a natural and authentic appearance.
  • Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw?
    We shoot in RAW format for the highest quality and flexibility in post-processing. RAW files contain all the data captured by the camera's sensor, allowing for more control over editing. Compared to JPEG, which is a compressed format that discards some image information to reduce file size. Shooting in RAW allows us to deliver the best possible images to you, with the ability to make precise adjustments during post-processing to ensure the highest quality final images.
  • What are the different types of video deliverables we get?
    The different types of video deliverables you can expect from your wedding photography and cinematography package may include: · Highlight Reel: Is a short, cinematic video that captures the most memorable and emotional moments of your wedding day. Typically lasting between 3 to 5 minutes, this video is set to music and is designed to highlight the best parts of your day in a visually stunning and impactful way. The highlight reel is a beautiful keepsake that allows you to relive the magic of your wedding day for years to come.. · Next Day Edit: A "Next Day Edit" (NDE) video highlight is a special feature where we create a highlight reel of your wedding day events to be shown at your reception the following day which is typically around 4 to 6 mins. This quick turnaround time allows you and your guests to relive and share the highlights of your wedding day almost immediately. NDE’s are often a surprise for guests and can add an exciting and memorable element to your wedding celebration. · Feature Film: A longer video (typically 10-20 minutes) that includes more footage from your wedding day, including extended highlights, speeches, and other key moments. · Full Ceremony Edit: A video of your entire wedding ceremony, edited for smooth transitions and optimal viewing. · Full Reception Edit: A video of key moments from your reception, such as speeches, first dance, and cake cutting. These video deliverables can vary depending on your specific package and preferences, so be sure to discuss your needs and expectations with us at our initial consultation.
  • What if we require re-edits for our film?
    Sure that’s no problem, we can discuss the changes you'd like to make and determine the best course of action. We would just need you to provide the time stamps in the video and the exact changes you require e.g: Adding or removing specific segments of the ceremony.
  • Do you offer albums or prints of our photos?
    Yes, we offer a variety of albums and print options for your photos. We can discuss these options during our initial consultation.
  • How long does it take to get my album?
    Typically, once you've selected the photos for your album, the design process takes about 2-4 weeks. After the design is finalized and approved by you, production and printing can take an additional 5-7 weeks. The process prior to placing the order varies in duration depending on how quickly you respond to the instructions for the album design as well as the number of changes you request after the initial designs. Some couples complete this within a month or two; others take over a year.
  • How many images do we get in our wedding day album?
    The number of images included in your wedding day album can vary depending on the album design & layout preferences. As a general guideline: · For a standard 13 x 9 album, you can expect to include around 60-80 images. · If you’d like to add more images, you are welcome to do so for a small fee per additional pages. These numbers are approximate and can vary based on your specific preferences and the design of the album.
  • Can I add more images/pages to my album?
    Yes, you can definitely add more images/pages to your wedding album. Additional images beyond the standard allocation may be available for an extra fee. During the album design process, we can discuss the option to include more images and any associated costs. My goal is to create a beautiful and personalized album that captures all the special moments of your wedding day.
  • What rights do I have to the digital prints?
    When you receive the digital prints from your wedding, you typically have personal use rights. This means you can print the photos for personal use, share them online with friends and family, and use them for personal projects or keepsakes. However, you do not have the right to for commercial purposes without prior permission from us, the photographer. If you have specific questions about the usage rights of your digital prints, please let me know, and I'll be happy to clarify.
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