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Cinematic Wedding Films

Frequently asked questions

What are the services that you provide?

We provide all 4 four wedding services usually requested; Candid Photography, Cinematic/Candid Video, Traditional Photography and Traditional Video. We can additionally add Aerial Drone Photography/Videography and Printed Album to our package as per request. You may have found us through our Cinematic Highlights Films but we hire professionals and provide a one point of contact solution for your wedding photo/video requirements.

How much do you charge for your services?

The scale and requirements for every wedding is different.

If you require just one photographer for a small-scale post-pandemic event then we start our charges from INR 25,000 per day. Accordingly, if you require all four services for 2 days which is the most common request, our budget starts from 130k for the entire package including a high-quality printed album.

Can we see the editing process of photos and videos?

 No. We are emotional creators. We like to work in our own time and space. You can however request and arrange for the transfer of the raw files if you wish to see them on your own PC/Mac. Adobe Photoshop or some other professional software may be required to view raw files which usually do not work on smartphones.

What is the payment plan to book you?

25% an an advance retainer fee which books our dates for your shoot. 50% immediately after the shoot to ensure editing service begins without delay and the remaining 25% after all digital deliveries.

Some other vendor is providing more photos and longer video than you in less price. Why is that?

We believe in providing a high quality output. Many other vendors de-emphasize quality so that they delivery a higher number of photos or a longer video just for the sake of length. They would even offer lesser skilled shooters just to give you numbers. 3 photographers shooting the same scene doesn’t not mean the photos will be better than 1 skilled photographer. Think about the freedom of movement and position one would need to make a “better” photo and at the same time ensure that nothing important is missed during a wedding.  We aim towards world class outputs for our clients and therefore our objectives are tilted towards more quality than our competition.

Can we get all the raw data?

Yes we can provide a data transfer but only after the full payment has been made and it would be roughly 200 GB so you would have to arrange for a hard drive delivery and pick-up from our location in Pune.

What about the privacy of our data?

After the successful delivery of photos and videos we will use the content for marketing purposes after due consent.

Rest assured that LightBulb Stories will only share media involving persons and events in the best possible light in accordance with the standards of the wedding industry.

At any time, You may request LightBulb Stories to take down any media from my wedding that had been previously allowed on the public domain if you believe its put up in a bad light.

How many people will come for the shoot?

That strictly depends on the complexity of the event and the number of guests to be covered. A simple home event at the brides or grooms side requires only one person per location. Larger venues may require up-to 4 team members shooting at the same time.

We believe that less is more for most cases because that provides us with more space and a variety of angles to shoot. Usually more photographers ruin compositions by moving in the frame. One focused photographer is better than 2 cheaper photographers.

How can we contribute in ensuring that the film and photos are made to our taste?

Music is a very important part of these wedding films as they lend in an emotional core to the visuals however taste in music is subjective and what we may love, you may not appreciate and that’s totally cool. The problem however is that once we sync and define the flow of the visuals on a particular track it is painfully hard for us to find that much time or goodwill to make those changes so it is very highly recommended that you select the kind of music you’d like to see in your wedding film. Give us multiple options during our communication post the shoot and we’ll see which one of those fits best. In case you give us a go ahead on selecting and adding the soundtracks that we think will work best then trust us to give it our best while editing.  For photos just ensure you have the time and appropriate rest in and around your wedding or pre-wedding shoot.

What is your philosophy for wedding photography?

What we like to offer as our primary photography service is what the world calls ‘Candid Photography’ these days. Our operating procedure for that is that we do not like to disturb or move any activities or people during any of the events. We like to capture raw emotions and moments without letting people know that we are shooting them.

If you do like to take staged group shots with all the guests during the reception we recommend that you request us to add a separate traditional photographer specifically for that. Our candid photographers do not cover reception stage shots or food shots.

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