Frequently Asked Questions?
What is Candid Wedding Photography?
Candid Wedding Photography captures genuine and spontaneous moments filled with artistic flair. At Focuz Studios, we excel in capturing the essence of your special day through candid shots that evoke emotions and tell your unique story. Our skilled photographers expertly roll their lenses, creating art that brings your wedding moments to life. With a blend of artistry, passion, and sincerity, we give utmost importance to each moment, ensuring your wedding receives the attention it deserves. From candid photos to heartfelt videos, we offer a truly authentic and artistic wedding photography experience.
What is the difference between CANDID and TRADITIONAL Wedding photography?
Capture your wedding as it unfolds naturally with Candid Photography. No forced poses or interruptions; we discreetly document genuine emotions and events from behind the scenes. Our talented photographers blend into the background, capturing your best expressions without you even realizing. Experience the joy of authentic moments and candid emotions frozen in time.
Traditional Wedding Photography:
Traditional Photography offers a different approach to wedding documentation. We create a meticulously crafted album right on the spot. Poses, smiles, and expressions are artfully captured, ensuring every moment is staged to perfection. The sequence of events, gift exchanges, posed group photos during the events and overall consistency are key elements of Traditional Wedding Photography. Expect a straightforward, studio-like style that delivers predictability and showcases your wedding in a traditional manner.
What is Wedding Film? Wedding Cinematography? Wedding Highlights?
A wedding we believe is like a movie. The coming together of so many beautiful things into one big happy story that is timeless. Isn’t it important to capture this fairytale, the way it is supposed to be? Enter us in the picture, and we will take off the rest. Wedding moments are a motion from Candid/Artistic Photography. The shots are taken cinematically. The angles are coordinated extensively such that they involve a lot of cinematic filmmaking aspects. To throw some technical jargon in, we use ultra wide-angle shots, telephoto, macro, creative shots, smooth shooting, low light shots and solid editing etc., to give you a Monsoon Wedding Part 2. This is just filmmaking at its best. Only happy endings and too many colors and pretty faces to boot, you will love watching it. 🙂 Learn more and Watch some of our WEDDING FILMS
Can you talk a little bit about your equipment? Camera make, and specs?
At Focuz Studios, we strive to provide the best wedding photography experience, and that starts with our equipment. We believe in using top-of-the-line cameras and lenses to capture your special moments. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship ensures that every shot is taken with precision and attention to detail.
As brand ambassadors of Canon India <Link>, we proudly utilize Canon cameras and lenses, renowned for their exceptional image quality and reliability. In addition, we incorporate leading brands such as DJI, GoPro, Manfrotto, Rode, Smallrig, Jenie Beauty Box, WestCott, and ThinkTank Photo, which further enhance our capabilities.
We understand that the combination of skillful photography and high-quality equipment plays a crucial role in delivering stunning results. Rest assured, we have invested in top-notch gear to provide you with remarkable images that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Do you use Movie songs in the Traditional Video?
We understand that music plays a significant role in setting the mood for your traditional wedding video. However, we strongly advise against using movie songs as background music. Movie songs are often associated with a specific time period and can become outdated and less enjoyable to listen to after several years.
To ensure that your wedding video stands the test of time and remains enjoyable for generations to come, we recommend using timeless instrumental music or wedding-specific tracks. By choosing music that is not tied to a particular era or trend, we can create a video that evokes emotions and allows you to relive precious moments without the distraction of dated songs.
Let us help you select the perfect music that will enhance the beauty and significance of your traditional wedding video, ensuring a timeless and enjoyable viewing experience for you and future generations.
How do you choose tracks/songs for Wedding Films?
We strongly recommend against using movie songs as background music for traditional videos that run for hours. There is a risk of unexpected inappropriate words in the track, and often the song doesn't match the footage, creating an awkward viewing experience. Moreover, decades later, the music choice may seem funny and prevent you from fully reliving the moment. Avoid using movie songs in traditional/conventional videos.
Do you guys do Traditional/Conventional Photography & Video Coverage too?
Well of course. ‘Normal’ aka ‘Traditional’ photographers are part of our team as well. No bling, no montage. Just conventions are done with perfection. Hire us 🙂
How familiar is your team with religious rituals? Would you be able to do justice to a..let’s say a traditional Tamil Brahmin Wedding / Christian Kerala wedding?
Our team at Focuz Studios is highly experienced and well-versed in various religious rituals. Whether it's a traditional Tamil Brahmin Wedding or a Christian Kerala wedding, we are dedicated to doing justice to every aspect of your special day.
We take our commitment to excellence seriously, which is why we invest extra effort in understanding different cultures and their wedding rituals. We extensively research and familiarize ourselves with the important functions and customs associated with each style of wedding.
Our diverse portfolio speaks for itself. We have successfully captured the essence of weddings spanning various cultures, from Traditional Tambrahm weddings to Muslim weddings, north Indian Marwari weddings, and even cross-country grand fairytale weddings. With panache and precision, we have immortalized the most significant moments of these celebrations.
When approached to document a wedding from a completely new culture, we take the time to sit down with the family and gain a deep understanding of each ritual. We believe that a wedding is like poetry, with its beautiful variety. Rest assured, we are adept at writing and capturing these poetic moments, ensuring a seamless and remarkable experience for you.
Do you pitch in to help us with ideas on our Wedding / Reception / Sangeet Stage design?
Absolutely! We would be thrilled to assist you with ideas for your Wedding, Reception, or Sangeet Stage design. Please feel free to contact us, and we'll be more than happy to collaborate with you.
Stage backgrounds hold significant importance in photography and videography. The right background color and ambient lighting can greatly enhance the quality of our output. By being involved in the planning process we can make sure the picture is perfect in color.
Yes! We're excited to contribute our expertise and make your wedding memories truly extraordinary.
I was browsing through the Internet, and I collected some wedding pictures. I would like to see similar shots photographed at my wedding. Is that possible?
Absolutely! We value your input and are more than happy to consider your preferred wedding shots as inspiration. While we cannot guarantee an exact replica of the photographs you've collected, we strive to capture the essence and emotions of your unique wedding day.
Every wedding is a unique celebration with its own special moments and dynamics. Our goal is to create stunning and personalized photographs that reflect your individuality as a couple. We will do our utmost to improvise and create shots that are in line with your vision, ensuring that your wedding day is truly special and memorable.
Your satisfaction and happiness are our top priorities, and we will work closely with you to deliver a wedding album that exceeds your expectations. Let's collaborate and make your wedding photography an exceptional experience!
How much do you charge?
The pricing for our services varies depending on your specific requirements. As each wedding is unique, we cannot provide an exact figure without discussing your needs in detail. However, we offer a range of packages starting from our basic, elite, and signature packages, which include coverage of multiple events in the Candid/Artistic Photography style, along with a beautiful Photo-book. Please feel free to contact us and we will send you a personalized quote.
Is the price Negotiable? Do we get a discount?
We take pride in providing services that are worth every penny. While we can create custom packages based on your budget, we do not engage in discount negotiations. We believe in working together with our clients and delivering exceptional results, and fair compensation is an important aspect of that. We value your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Let's focus on creating a memorable and rewarding experience for your wedding.
What does the Basic Package include?
Our Basic package covers the fundamental aspects of your wedding day. It includes
1 Artistic / Candid Photographer
1 Traditional Photographer
1 Traditional Videographer
2 - 5 Hours of Pre or Post Wedding Shoot
Post-processing and editing of selected images.
Online album proofing
Online gallery for convenient viewing and sharing of your photographs.
Full-length traditional video edited videos on cloud storage
What is the ‘normal’ number of photographs that you would give us?
We would definitely give you 200-600 Photographs per event, the number variation might happen depending on how long your wedding rituals are. If it’s a Wedding film, it would definitely run anywhere between 7 and 8~12~15 minutes.
What about advance booking payment?
To reserve and secure our availability for your desired dates, we kindly request a 50% advance payment. This advance payment serves as a booking confirmation and ensures that the specified dates are exclusively blocked for your event.
When is the right time to make Travel & Accommodation Charges?
To ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, we kindly request that travel and accommodation charges be settled upfront. This helps us avoid any last-minute complications or inconveniences for both parties. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in settling these charges before the event, allowing us to focus solely on capturing the special moments of your wedding day.
How do we hire you guys?
We offer multiple channels for reaching out and making a booking. You can contact us through various social media platforms, or if you prefer, you can simply click here to access our inquiry form. By filling out the form, you will receive a callback and a detailed quotation. Once we have mutually agreed upon the quote, we can proceed with the necessary booking procedures.
How many months in advance do we book/get in touch with you?
We recommend getting in touch with us at least 6 months in advance of your wedding. This allows us to properly plan and discuss the shooting plans, prewedding locations, pre rituals ideas and planning, lighting for the stages, mood, color scheme, and overall direction of your montage. As we receive a high volume of bookings, contacting us early ensures better availability. However, if you have recently discovered our work and your wedding is only a month away, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Can we meet in person before going ahead with the booking?
We highly value the opportunity to meet you in person and gain a deeper understanding of your specific requirements. However, if an in-person meeting is not feasible, we are more than happy to schedule an online appointment. This way, we can have a thorough discussion to ensure a clear understanding of your needs and proceed with the booking process accordingly.
You have mentioned the timings of the shoot in the quote. Is it possible to work at flexible times as well?
While we strive to accommodate flexible timings, we can only offer a limited flexibility of ±1 hour. If the shoot timings exceed the agreed-upon duration, additional charges will apply for the extra hours. Please note that a late start to the event does not automatically result in a later ending. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Do you guys shoot for weddings outside of Chennai / Tamil Nadu?
Absolutely! We love traveling and have had the opportunity to shoot weddings in various locations across the country and even internationally. From Kerala to Paris, France, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, and Singapore, we have captured beautiful moments in different destinations. So whether your wedding is outside of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, or India, We are more than happy to be a part of your special day.
Do you guys work with other photography Teams? We have a family photographer as well who might want to click the wedding.
While we appreciate your interest, we typically prefer to work as a dedicated photography team for weddings. This ensures better coordination and allows us to maintain our artistic style throughout the event. We believe that having multiple photographers with different shooting styles can lead to distractions and a lack of seamless coordination. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience and deliver high-quality results. Therefore, we kindly request that you trust us to capture all the special moments of your wedding day.
When can we expect the delivery of the Photographs/Videos?
Week 1: Social Media Pictures - Within the first week, we will provide you with a selection of professionally captured pictures that are ideal for sharing on social media platforms.
Week 3: Processed Pictures and Album Layout - By the third week, we will process and enhance the chosen pictures, and present you with a curated collection. Additionally, we will create a beautiful album layout for your review.
Week 4: Album Printing - Upon receiving your approval on the album layout, we will proceed with printing the album. This process will be completed within the fourth week.
Week 5: Delivery of Videos - Finally, in the fifth week, we will deliver the videos capturing your special moments.
Please note that these timelines are approximate and subject to variations based on specific requirements and customization. We strive to provide you with high-quality deliverables within the mentioned timeframes.
How many Albums / Photo books do you give? Made from? What Material?
The availability of photo books and albums depends on your chosen wedding photography package. We have partnered with a renowned print company known for its exceptional craftsmanship. To see samples of these high-quality photo books and albums, visit our office and experience the materials firsthand. We believe in delivering final products that showcase your memories while upholding the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
How will the Album / Photo-book designed?
Our album and photo-book designs are created with a focus on neatness, cleanliness, simplicity, and elegance. Our dedicated design and layout team ensures that the album layout is thoughtfully crafted to showcase your photographs in the best possible way. We believe in maintaining the authenticity of the captured moments and do not manipulate or cut your images to fit them into unrelated backdrops or artificial scenes. Our approach is to let the beauty of the actual moments shine through in the album, preserving the genuine essence of your wedding day.
Can I get RAW footage & Photos of my Wedding?
Certainly! We understand the value of having the RAW footage and photos of your Event. Upon request, we can provide you with all the RAW pictures and footage from your special day. Please note that the Hard Drive for storing the RAW files is not included in the package. However, we will be happy to provide you with the RAW files once you have settled the final payment.
Will you guys prefer multi-point contact for final deliverables?
We recommend having a single point of contact for the final deliverables. Managing multiple points of contact can complicate the process of selecting pictures, designing the album layout, choosing album styles, and selecting music tracks for videos. By having a single point of contact, we can ensure a more efficient workflow and deliver high-quality final output. Therefore, we strongly advise maintaining a single point of contact until the completion of the deliverables.
How big is your team?
Our team of 25 skilled professionals includes photographers, videographers, and editors specializing in both candid and traditional photography. With their expertise and creativity, we capture your precious moments from multiple perspectives, ensuring exceptional quality and lasting memories.
Do you have any other branches in India / elsewhere?
Our office is based in Chennai. We proudly serve clients worldwide. Regardless of your location, we are dedicated to providing our services and capturing your special moments wherever you may be. Distance is not a barrier to our commitment to delivering exceptional photography and videography services.