What is your style of wedding photography?
As a newspaper trained photojournalist, I prefer to document the event as it unfolds with minimal intervention or manipulation and capture the beautiful moments that happen naturally. The bride and groom together and family formals often require organization and posing for maximum impact, but during the event itself, there is little time or need for staged photos.
Why should we choose you to photograph our wedding?
You have to trust your photographer will capture powerful, enduring images of your important day. This means capturing the interactions and emotions that make a union between 2 families so important.
What is your photography experience?
I started photographing as a hobby in 1996 with a borrowed camera and really accelerated with a substitute photojournalist position at the Estado de Minas newspaper in Belo Horizonte, Brasil in 1998. I began documentary wedding photography in 2000 as a second photographer for Mariel Pelli Atelier Studio Fotografico, one of the premier high end wedding studios in Minas Gerais. Since 2004, I have focused on portraiture and wedding photography.
What kind of photo equipment do you use and what is the process?
I have been exclusively photographing with digital equipment for at least 10 years using mainly professional grade Nikon cameras and lenses and capturing in camera raw to ensure the highest quality final product. I always carry a spare camera to every wedding in the event of equipment failure.
Can we add a second photographer?
Larger weddings and longer days both benefit from a second photographer and I’m happy to add in another photographer from a select group of trained professionals that I work with on a regular basis.
What is the investment for wedding photography?
Wedding packages generally fall between $1500 and $3000.
What is included in a wedding photography package?
All packages include :
Krishna as principle photographer with professional camera gear, including a backup camera.
Editing and color correction of all images captured during the event.
Web gallery of all edited images.
Thumb drive with both high resolution print ready and low resolution, web ready edited images.
Will we receive high resolution images ready for printing?
Yes, you will receive print ready high resolution images, mostly in color with about 20 percent in black and white. You are free to print these images for yourself and your family. Selling or reproducing for profit is allowed only with written agreement.
How many images will we receive?
The zen answer : exactly the right amount. I like to focus on capturing gorgeous images and still always capture far more images than I expect. For a hard number, expect anywhere from 50-100 per hour.
How long till I see my wedding photos?
I show you a sneak peak of a few choice images within a week of your event. Both the online web gallery and USB thumb drive with all your edited and color corrected images can take up to 6 weeks. You are welcome and encouraged to share the online wedding gallery with family and friends.
What about engagement or wedding albums?
I absolutely love to tell a story with the images from your engagement or wedding day.
You can choose your images, usually about 30-40, and I will develop a layout. After final approval, the album receives touch ups and then gets printed and bound before final delivery. Expect 2-4 months for a complete album project. You can also leave the photo selection to me if you prefer a hands off approach.
Do you travel?
Absolutely. Just shoot me an email with date and location we can figure out what makes the most sense.
How do we reserve a date?
If you are ready to book a date, I require a signed contract and a deposit to book your date. The deposit is generally about 20% of the total value and non refundable, except in unusual circumstances.