We share our approach with you to help you assess if we're the right fit for each other. Take some time to learn what we're all about!
We’re all about couples doing things their way. We don’t want you to have any regrets when you look back on your wedding experience. We don’t want you to feel pressured by others and then years later wish you had done things differently.
We’re in full support of all the things that would make your day feel like your own, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. We encourage you to create a completely personalized wedding experience. There is no right or wrong way to love, so why should there be restrictions on the way you choose to celebrate that love when it comes to a wedding.
We understand that planning a wedding – big or small – can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to create a personalized experience. We’ve been photographing weddings for over a decade; therefore, our knowledgeable, experience, and network of talented vendors can help bring your vision to life!
Being a male-female duo helps to give you both perspectives, as we share the to dos, not to dos, locations, how to get the most out of your day, create memories with your friends and family, plan a timeline, etc. We’ve also styled successful editorial shoots that have gone on to inspire couples all over the world! We literally become wedding planners in the process, helping you in any way that we can to ensure this is a stress-free experience.
We are committed to excellence in our craft and serving a limited number of clients in order to spend valuable time on each booking to ensure you receive our best work. We also maintain quality and consistency in our work by having only one team of photographers. We meet with you several times before the wedding to learn about your relationship, the obstacles you have faced, and the moments you hold near and dear to your heart, so that we can capture the day in a way that you will always cherish. We invest our time in you, not only as clients, but also as friends, so that we become someone you know and trust. Over time, we believe we have perfected our process to best serve our couples.
We want your time with us to be about more than just creating and receiving beautiful photos. We want the whole experience to be a celebration of your love in a space where you can be present with one another and be vulnerable to have real, intimate moments. If you’re authentically connecting with one another, then the photos will naturally portray genuine emotions. Therefore, we work hard to create a comfortable environment through conversation, music, use of light, gentle prompts, the way we make fun of ourselves, etc.
If you think back to your favourite photos, they are likely the ones that take you back to a specific memory and moment in time. For us, this is exactly what it’s all about, helping you create and capture real moments that will bring back memories, evoke emotions, remind you of who you once were, and remember that time in your lives. If you want a photographer who will merely help you recreate Pinterest photos or whatever is trending at the time then we are not the right fit.
We limit the number of weddings we photograph so that we can spend valuable time on each one and to ensure couples receive our best work. We do not overlap events; therefore, we will not be rushing from your event to photograph another client’s event. We focus on quality, not quantity in all areas of our work.
We book weddings up to two years in advance. Our 2024 calendar will open on December 1st, 2022. To keep the booking process fair, our policy is that we do not hold or secure dates without a signed contract and non-refundable retainer.
We maintain quality and consistency in our work by having only one team of three photographers. With all three shooters trained in the same style and given designated roles, it allows us to document every part of the day and capture the wedding in its entirety.
Please email us for the most up-to-date information on pricing. If you are just shopping around and looking for a bargain, that’s not us. We believe photography is one of the most important things to value for your wedding. Apart from the memories, all you have are photos past your wedding day, which only increase in value over time. It’s heartbreaking when couples come to us with wedding photos taken by an amateur and ask if we can salvage these poor images. We’ve had couples inquire for a session with us to redo their wedding portraits because of the bad experience they had with a photographer who failed to uphold high quality. Therefore, this investment is worth every penny. If you’re looking at cutting costs for the wedding, we highly suggest looking over other areas of expense, but do go with a credible photographer to save yourself stress and disappointment later.
Please send an inquiry through the contact tab on our website. We respond within 48 hours, Monday-Thursday. We offer in-person or over the phone consultations to discuss the booking. A 1/3rd non-refundable retainer fee for date reservation and both signatures are required to reserve our services for your date.
We don't offer any sort of discount, since we promise fair pricing to all of our clients. This means that you will be paying the same as any other client and/or vendor currently booking their wedding with us.
We don’t give out RAW photos. Every photo you receive will be edited to ensure consistency in colours, brightness, and mood in a manner reflective of our style.
While Amrit Photography is based out of Vancouver in British Columbia, we serve clients all around the world. For bookings outside of Vancouver, there will be additional travel/accommodation expenses for our team of 3 that are not included in the package: flights, hotel (2 rooms), car rental (if required); we arrive the day before the first event and leave the morning after the last event
While Amrit Photography is based out of Vancouver in British Columbia, we serve clients all around the world. For bookings outside of Vancouver, there will be additional travel/accommodation expenses for our team of 3 that are not included in the package: flights, hotel (2 rooms), car rental (if required); we arrive the day before the first event and leave the morning after the last event.
The number of photos delivered varies based on timelines, locations, activities, and so on; therefore, we don’t have a specific amount we deliver. It is typically between 1500-2000 photos for a traditional Indian wedding. We select the best images to edit from the thousands that we photograph. We include plenty of images of the different moments we capture. We don’t withhold any images from you to get you to pay more like some photographers may. These are your memories, and we promise to capture them fully and give you more than enough images to remember this time in your lives, while still focusing on quality over quantity.
For many reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.
Our photography is about celebrating love and authenticity. We promote self-love and body positivity, so we don’t alter the way you look other than temporary blemishes like bruises and acne. We won’t photoshop to alter what is real and true for you. If you are especially self-conscious about something, please let us know, and we will be sure to be mindful of your concern when photographing you.
Since we accept a limited amount of weddings per year, our turnaround time is 5 weeks. We deliver the photos while the excitement is fresh with each and every image professionally edited.
The wedding package does not include pre-wedding event coverage. Our couples typically hire an independent photographer for their pre-wedding events. However, this coverage can be added through our team (subject to availability) at an hourly rate of $675/hr with a minimum of 3 hours per event.
When the editing is complete, we upload the images to a password-protected online gallery and send it to you via email. You can share the link with friends and family, so they can view your photos. You can also download the whole gallery to your computer. The images are stored online for a year, but we will also mail you the images on a USB as a back up.
You have all rights to download, print, and use your images for personal purposes.
We no longer act as middle persons between the album company and the client. When you receive your images, they are ready to be used for print. You may go directly to the album company of your choosing to get an album made. The album company will design a layout for you. We can recommend a few album companies if you are having a hard time finding one in Vancouver/Lower Mainland. There are also digital options for wedding albums and photo frames that may be more appealing than the traditional selection.
The retainer is a non-refundable payment made as part of the booking confirmation (in addition to a signed contract) to reserve our services for your specific date—meaning you’re 100% yours! If you cancel the contract, you forfeit the retainer. The retainer cannot be transferred to another date or client.
This would only happen if it were out of our control (act of god, illness, death, etc) but in this case, we would do our best to help find a replacement team that we trust with a similar style.
We understand that planning a wedding - big or small - can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to create a personalized experience. We’ve been photographing weddings for over a decade; therefore, our knowledgeable, experience, and network of talented vendors can help bring your vision to life! Being a male-female duo helps to give you both perspectives, as we share the to dos, not to dos, locations, how to get the most out of your day, create memories with your friends and family, plan a timeline, etc. We’ve also styled successful editorial shoots that have gone on to inspire couples all over the world! We literally become wedding planners in the process, helping you in any way that we can to ensure this is a stress-free experience.
The couples we have worked with in the past were not models and for many of them it was their first experience being photographed by a professional photographer. Yet, if you look through our portfolio, they look comfortable in front of the camera, and that’s because we have developed techniques to help ease our couples into feeling and looking authentic. We also attribute that success to our approach in working closely with each couple to understand their relationship and help them choose a meaningful experience for the shoot. When a couple is engaged in an activity that they love to do together, they naturally forget that they’re being photographed. This is the goal for each shoot. We don’t coach our couples into unnatural poses, but we will give them little prompts. Our directions are small and simple, as we like to allow you to interpret the prompts in your own way that feels natural. Our prompts are ways to get you to interact with each other. Some couples need more prompts than others, and that’s okay.
We understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. We don’t leave on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minute increment. We need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are costs of having the team stay for additional hours. The shooters and lighting assistants all require additional compensation. Furthermore, the additional photos taken will need to be post-produced which adds to our overall costs.