FAQ

Category 1

How do I reserve you for my date?

All dates are reserved once we receive your deposit of 50% of the total amount that has been quoted.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focus shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise if processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best ones.
Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day?
Each of our packages comes with a full resolution image DVD. However, we typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from our shoots because we believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, we’re often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind. However if you absolutely want y¬¬our RAW images, we will provide them to you along with our post-produced JPG’s for an additional fee of 30,000.
What is your photography style?
Minchu studio is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post production refining to bring out our clients' personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery
Do you touch up all the images on our image DVD?
Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique style of basic post production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any, or will only post produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones, or other common photography flaws.
Would you cover all the relatives in our wedding or take any formal group pictures?
We do try to get images of as many people at your event as we physically can, however it is not always possible to get images of everybody close to the families. If you wish to have them covered at your wedding, a conventional photographer does the job. Remember you chose us for our creative eye to capture special moments at your wedding. If you wish for group photos it detracts from our ability to create the style you hired us for. If the formal group pictures and posed portraits are the most important aspect of your wedding photography and you have a long list of various combinations of people that you simply must have shots of, then please hire a conventional photographer for that. Thank you very much for visiting our site. We extend our best wishes and good luck in planning your wedding!
Why do you charge so much more than the other photographers we know?
Weddings are no more a monotonous job where you take some random group pictures and say your job is done. We add unique charm with our visual perception and creative angles, so the results are animated, expressive and artistic photos showing the spirit of the wedding day. One thing that you have to remember while hiring a wedding photographer is you are not buying photos. It’s the skill, experience, and the art that you are paying for. Apart from shooting your wedding it’s the post processing of the pictures and the video which takes a lot of time. For example for processing 250 best pictures it takes minimum time of 2-3 weeks. On an average, we spend not less than five hours on the back end – selecting, processing, enhancing and fine-tuning the images – for every hour that we are in front of you. A “one day” wedding has suddenly turned into almost few weeks of work! Isn’t that a lot of work? ;-)