We are a team of extremely passionate photographers and cinematographers who specialize in contemporary artistic and candid wedding photography and cinematography. We are totally flexible to meet your needs as we feel that you should be happy when you hire us because good pictures come when you are happy, don’t they? So if you are tired of standard monotonous pictures, boring bride and groom shots, standard lighting for everything and yes, the same poses in everyone’s albums you saw, then get in touch and we promise that we will get you pictures that you will love to see again and again for years to come.
We specialize in contemporary artistic and candid wedding photography where we strive to create timeless memories for you which are natural, emotional, fun and that let you relive your special day over and over again! We also offer Wedding Cinematography. As part of extended work-folio , we take up Portrait sessions, Pre-wedding sessions, Maternity & newborn sessions, Events etc.
We use Canon 5d mark IVs, 5d mark IIIs and 6Ds along with Nikon and Sony Alpha series DSLRs throughout for candid photography as well as cinematography. Apart from that we use zhiyun crane 2 gimbals, ronin mx gimbals, glide cams, cine sliders, fig rigs, go pros, DJi pro drones, wireless radio triggers, filters, studio lights and of course the best in class lenses such as 14 mm f/2.8 II USM, 16-35 mm f/2.8 USM, 24-70 mm f/2.8 USM, 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS USM, 100 mm f/2.8 macro, 24 mm f/1.4 USM, 50 mm f/1.4 USM, 35 mm f/1.4 USM, 24-105 f/4L IS USM among others.
But remember, it’s always the photographer, not the camera
Over the years, we have developed our signature style which can be considered to be a blend of Candid, Contemporary and Photojournalistic Wedding photography. Depending on the situation and mood, we think about how to best use our artistic vision to tell your story. To create an all-inclusive view of the wedding festivities, we shoot candid images as well as some gorgeous posed portraits of the couple and their immediate family.
In wedding ceremonies, the most beautiful of emotions are the glances exchanged between the bride and groom, the joyous laughs of the friends, the appreciating looks on the guests’ faces, the anxiety on the bride’s face, the tearful eyes of the mother, the brother running the errands and attending to the guests. These precious moments are best captured without the knowledge of the subject- in its true naturalness. An experienced, responsible candid photographer ensures that these lifetime moments are woven into the wedding tale for these are the truly charming moods you would reflect on for many years to come.
Yes, we offer Wedding Cinematography services as well. And our wedding films are well acclaimed by our clients and followers.
After the pre-wedding rituals on previous days, we shoot right from the Bride and the Groom getting ready until all the wedding festivities are over. For example, in a wedding, this would include shots of Bridal make-up, jewellery, outfits, venue, decor, bride and groom getting ready, their portraits – individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, all the ceremonies & rituals – creative close-ups and documentary wide angle shots. In addition to this, we will consider any particular shots that the client requests and we will try our best to get all those shots. In weddings, however, one must also consider situations that may be beyond control and coverage.
We focus on artistic photography, But for traditional group/family pictures of all the guests we put an additional hand or two for coverage of just that. The seniors tend to focus on a select few who are actively involved in the wedding and take their candid shots. We do this to ensure that our time is used effectively and that we take creative shots rather than repetitive ones.
Clients are free to hire their separate traditional photo and video team, but having multiple teams working on the same event can sometimes create friction. Having our own team will ensure that we can work seamlessly. If you still insist on hiring your own traditional teams, we only ask that you inform them that our team is also officially shooting your wedding and request that they co-operate with us. We will not hamper their work and expect the same in return. There are a few requirements we have from the traditional teams with respect to light. We will convey the same to you well in advance so that your team is aware of the same. This is to ensure that you get the best from both teams.
Having said this, we will definitely try our best to make the experience as smooth and memorable as possible for you. Our sole intention with the above request is to ensure that we deliver “nothing but the very best” images which you will cherish for years.
We recommend that you hire only one team to cover both families. You are going to be a single family, after all. If there are events happening at different locations, we can also split the team accordingly. Having multiple teams might get a bit crowded and add to the chaos instead of helping.
Charges depend on the exact requirements. Many factors are involved. Our charges start from INR 50,000 for a day of Wedding Photography and 25,000 INR onwards for Wedding Cinematography. Our charges for Pre-Wedding Shoot starts from 20,000 INR. The fees are dependent on the type and duration of the shoot. Drop us a message through our Contact page letting us know the location, the type and duration of the event(s) and we can send you varieties of the Packages you can select from!
Unlike many other photography teams, we provide our clients all the softcopies from the event after a basic sorting. Then, depending on the chosen package, deliverables include post-processed soft copies of 100-1000 images per wedding. Both low-res and high-res versions of the images will be delivered to you through a cloud drive (we do not deliver DVDs anymore since they are long outdated) and will be available for seven days for you to download.
If for some reason, you are not able to download the images by then, please let us know so that we can let them stay longer in the cloud. Please ensure to make multiple copies on different drives so that you do not lose the data.
In addition to the soft-copies, the Premium Wedding Packages include a customizable Premium album.
If you have chosen Wedding Films, depending on the type of package, a 15-30 minute cinematic video and a shorter “Teaser” video, will be delivered to you through a cloud drive.
For Pre-Wedding Shoots, about 50-100 post-processed images will be delivered depending on the package chosen. Pre-Wedding or ‘Save The Date’ Films are generally 1-4 mins long. Please check your package details for exact deliverables.
If you prefer the deliverables on a pen drive or a hard drive, you can either ship the same to us or pay us the cost of the drives.
We require that you put a 50% initial deposit to secure the date and the rest is to be paid after delivery of soft-copies of photographs. Post-processing of the images, work for the album and video editing will begin only after the final payment is completed.
We reserve the right to withhold all the deliverables until the payment has been done in full.
We generally start booking dates Ten to Twelve months in advance, early bookings are preferred for planning purposes. In any case, is best to check on our availability because it is possible that we are available even until a week before your wedding.
More often than not, Atleast one team is shooting outside Kolkata. We love travelling and it is part of the fun for us! For shoots outside of Kolkata, we generally ask the clients to take care of the airfare/trainfare, local transport, and stay. We are also open to making reservations on our own which needs to be reimbursed by the client.
We are a team of Six seniors and Fifteen Associate photographers. Depending on the requirements of the event, we may get along 2 associate photographers to assist the senior photographer for the event with gear and get shots from additional angles. For Wedding Films, we have a team of 7-8 cinematographers who work according to our inputs and ideas. The Wedding Bells Team is a bunch of young, hand-picked, creative professionals who strive to artistically document your wedding without creating a feeling of intrusion, much like a family. We all work together seamlessly, so you can be assured of zero-hassle wedding experience!
Yes, we can. We love to cover the event in its entirety because it helps us in telling your story in the best way possible, but you may decide on how long you want us there depending on your budget. Drop us a line through the Contact Me page, and let’s see what we can do!
Creating memories that are meant to last a lifetime – how your wedding day looked like and more importantly, felt like is not an easy task. To put it simply, only well-captured images help you recollect emotions. Money spent on décor, dresses, and event management is unlikely to be remembered as well as they should be if all of it is not tastefully photographed. The only thing that you get to keep are the memories of the day in the form of pictures and video. So, wedding photography should be the last place where you should compromise. Please check out what our clients have said about us; it also keeps us reminded of the moments we have been fortunate to be part of and to have made a contribution to.
If our prices are out of your budget, we can definitely figure out a smaller package that will work for you and us; negotiating is not something we do because we believe that skill and hard work needs to be valued. We request you to understand that because we do not compromise on the amount of effort we put in, we are in no position to compromise on the payment.
We only charge for the number of hours we shoot. Typically, shooting for 8 hours is considered to be a full-day shoot. Additionally, it’s quite typical of an Indian wedding to exceed the time limits. So, you’ll definitely want us there from the beginning to the end!
Absolutely! More than anything else, this will ensure that you get the images that you want. Photography, apart from being an essential part of a wedding celebration, is an art. To create art, time is the essence and things cannot be rushed. To get the most gorgeous bridal and couple portraits, the more time you can give us, the better they’ll be.
This style is essentially about capturing all the thrill and excitement behind the curtains with beautiful yet funny props against which pictures are clicked.
For all those people who feel shy in getting clicked in public, this is the place where you can be free of all inhibitions and get your picture perfect moment captured and treasure it for life.
Photo booths can be set up in a variety of settings like weddings, parties, corporate events providing tremendous opportunities for companies to promote themselves and to people to preserve some special photos.
For this service we send our specially trained photographers and the complete set up right from the photo booth to lights and printers so that you can hand over the photographs to your guests instantly. Please note that this is an additional service and is available on request and is chargeable.
Unlike other photography teams, yes, we do provide all the images to give our client the chance to choose from all that is available after a basic sorting. However, this will be an unfinished work only. After you select a specific set of images as per the package you have chosen, we shall edit and share with you the post processed images.
All the images that we deliver as final images are colour-corrected in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Certain images are further enhanced in Photoshop. However, we do not partake in extensive editing like replacing backgrounds, adding/removing people/objects etc.
Depending on the package, we edit and deliver a 15-30 minute cinematic highlights video and a shorter “Teaser” video (Please refer the quote for the exact duration as per the package selected). Short films provide a better perspective and showcase a long story in an interesting manner. We shoot the entire event and edit it into a beautiful short story that captures the essence of the couple, their families, and the wedding. For a more extensive video which documents the entire length of the wedding, we can suggest a separate traditional edit.
All of our premium wedding packages include a Premium photo-book. You can also order additional books at an added cost.
You can expect your final images and the wedding film in about 4-8 weeks after selection. Though there might be slight delays during peak seasons. Conversely, sometimes we deliver early. On request, we can deliver a sneak peek of the images within a few days. To ensure the quality of the deliverables is top-notch, we put in a great amount of effort and quality costs time. The album is designed once the client chooses the images for the album from the full set of delivered processed images. The design process takes about two weeks. We, then, share the photo book layouts with the client, who is allowed up to two rounds of revision. Once the design is approved, the printing, binding, and shipping process takes at least further two weeks.
We shall post our images online on social media sites and our website, and we may even submit these images for certain magazine articles and competitions. Rest assured, these images will not be used for commercial purposes, only for promoting our work. If you don’t want us to publish the images on our site, we charge an additional amount of because we get more work only when we showcase our existing work. If we were not able to do so, you, as a prospective client, would not have been able to find and hire us. It is only fair that all the other prospective clients are also able to see the good work that we do at your wedding.
The Wedding Bells reserves the copyright of all images and videos. Clients will be given printing and usage rights. We deliver a set of both low-res and high-res versions of the images. The low-res versions are meant for online display and they’re watermarked with our logo. We request you to upload only watermarked images online and it would be nice if we are tagged along the way. The high-resolution images are not watermarked and can be used for printing purposes.
A Pre-wedding shoot can be a formal or an informal affair. Depending on what you want, we can give suggestions on outfits and locations so that we can achieve the look you desire. The reason why we suggest pre-wedding shoots to our clients is that it’s a really great way for the couple to get to know each other, for you to get to know us and vice versa. Also, it ensures that on your big day, since you’re already familiar with us, you don’t get camera-shy! It’s a win-win! On a final note, it is best to get this shoot done at least a month before your wedding day.
We also offer Pre-Wedding Films and fun “Save the Date” Films.
Professional photography and cinematography are all encompassing processes and go much beyond the just usual filming of shots. Our photographers with armoury of skills and ability to take artistic candid shots, work under high pressure situations, will truly get those memories etched in your heart through their skilful work.
Since it is the most important event of your life, you would want it to flow without any hiccups. Also, you would want your friend to enjoy your wedding than ensure coverage!
Sit back and relax! You have hired the best team for photography and cinematography in India to our knowledge.
As your wedding date approaches, we will connect with you to understand the wedding itinerary, expectations and of course your story in detail so that we can shoot what you want and give to you the best we can.
For any other queries you have, please feel free to drop us an email. You can also drop by our office in Golf Gardens, Kolkata for a consultation (please make sure you call us before to ensure we are not out of office on a shoot). We would love to talk to you.