Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

There truly isn’t anything like your wedding, a day full of moments you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. My aim in every wedding is to capture your story as it happens. I shadow the bride, groom, close family and friends throughout the celebrations as closely as possible photographing those fleeting moments which are most important you as a couple. Emotions, story, drama, decor, behind the scenes, love, rituals and ceremonies make the best wedding memories and I’m there to capture them as they happen. Over the years I’ve developed a style which can be considered as a mix of candid, contemporary and documentary. I’ll be there to create gorgeous imagery when the real story unfolds naturally.  I am passionate about documenting moments and memories that you can relive for years to come.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

I’m based in Pune, India. But I travel all over India to photograph weddings. I’d love to travel to any part of the world where you story takes me.

DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR OUTSTATION WEDDINGS?

No.  The package cost remains the same. Travel and lodging will be extra, which will be actuals.

DO YOU COVER BOTH BRIDE & GROOM’S SIDE IN A WEDDING?

Yes, I do. I highly recommend that you hire me to cover both the sides. It helps me to move around freely and get the best shots possible.

WILL YOU BE THERE PERSONALLY TO COVER MY WEDDING?

Yes. I’ll be there. I only book one wedding at a time.

WHAT IS YOUR TEAM SIZE?

It depends upon the package that you choose. The usual team size is of one or two photographers. If required the number will go up.

HOW MUCH IS A TYPICAL WEDDING INVESTMENT?

I offer several wedding packages with a range of pricing to make sure that we find the perfect fit for you. For more information please send me a note through my contact page so we can discuss your needs and find the perfect fit for your day.

DO YOU OFFER HOURLY COVERAGE?

Yes, you can either book me for the whole day (unlimited hours) or on number of hours. Unlimited hours means I will there for entire time until you tell me to go.

WHAT ALL DO YOU COVER IN A WEDDING DAY?

Candids, décor, behind the scenes, emotions, fun moments, casual group shots of close family and friends, laughs, tears and everything that makes a great story.

WHAT ABOUT STAGE SHOTS & TRADITIONAL STYLE PHOTOS?

I will cover all ceremonies rituals as they happen. I won’t ask you to wait or look into the camera. I NEVER do that. Depending upon the package that you choose stage shots shall be included where you meet and greet your guests, family and friends.

DO YOU PROVIDE ALBUMS?

Yes. I provide multiple options. You get a 12 x 12” 25 spreads hard bound, lay flat custom designed album with my package. You can also opt for more albums as add-ons. Once I deliver the photographs, you get to pick 180-200 pictures you like. You can choose the size, number of pages and even the quality of paper.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO YOU DELIVER?

There is no limit to the number of photographs. But by experience I usually supply between 400 to 600 photos depending the length of your wedding day and the package that you’ve chosen.

DO YOU GIVE THE ENTIRE DUMP OF IMAGES?

No.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE PHOTOGRAPHS?

Between 6 and 8 weeks depending on whether you get married in peak wedding season or not. It’s important not to rush when editing. I want every picture to be perfect and make a great story.

DO YOU EDIT ALL IMAGES?

Ever picture is an important part of your story. I edit every picture individually. There’s no magical preset to edit a set of photographs at one go. All photographs that you get on usb are edited and color corrected. (I do not edit pimples, make people thin or mix faces of people who haven’t be able to attend your wedding)

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOGRAPHS?

Once I have edited the images you will receive both high resolution and web optimized files  on usb and depending upon your package you’ll get an online gallery or a ftp link of the web optimized set

WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS?

You’ll get all usage rights This means you can print photographs, share them online with family and friends, re-print albums. All you won’t be able do is to re-sell them (which I’m sure you’ll won’t). As a photographer I’ll own the copyrights to the photographs as an author.

DO YOU PUBLISH ALL YOUR WEDDINGS ONLINE?

Yes. This is how couples can see my work and book me. This is probably the way you have seen my work. I love to show my work to the world. If for certain reason you don’t want me to share your wedding photographs, just drop me a line about it.

WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?

I use all the gear that is required to get you gorgeous photos. I use professional equipment which consists of full frame cameras, prime lenses, light equipment and backup which I keep updating constantly. If you are really interested, call me or drop me an email and I’ll be happy to provide you the complete list.

CAN WE MEET IN PERSON OR SKYPE CALL BEFORE THE WEDDING?

Of course. It’s always great meet over a cup of coffee. If not we can always make that skype call. There are weddings where I haven’t met the couple until the day of the wedding.

HOW DO WE BOOK?

Email at girish@girish-joshi.com with your wedding details. I’ll check my availability on those dates and work out a package for you. To secure a date 50% advance is required.
I accept cheque, cash and wire transfers.