Bhowmik Dave Films & Photography is a Charlotte-based wedding photography and cinematography company serving the Carolinas and beyond. We not only travel all around the US but do destination weddings as well! We specialize in South Asian Weddings and customize our services to meet our clients’ needs. Our customized services include photography and cinematography coverage, pre-wedding shoots, albums, live-streaming, and more!
Our team consists of creative photographers and cinematographers with many years of experience. Every couple is unique and so is their style, so our team works closely with each client to tell their story in their own way.
We know how important it is to choose the right photographer and cinematographer, and we pride ourselves in providing an incredible client experience. We relish learning everyone’s love story and would love to share yours!
This is where we get to know you, your love story and build a personal connection. We discuss your vision and our services to provide you with a customized quote.
Reserving Your Date
Once you are ready to proceed with reserving our team, a signed contract and deposit will secure your dates
The creative consultation is scheduled to discuss your e-shoot and details regarding your events. We combine ideas, brainstorm locations and create a timeline and storyboard.
Our team arrives motivated and inspired to film your event. By providing direction and communicating with you and your family, we capture all your timeless and memorable moments.
Delivered within 4-7 months, your final product is a fully mastered edit uploaded to our online digital streaming service.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
The Bhowmik Dave Photography team 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.
How do I reserve you for my date?
All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused 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 of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.
Can I see a full event from start to finish?
Of course you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers post their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day.
Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?
While Bhowmik Dave Photography is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, we serve clients all around the world. We also have a base in India, which may cut down on many travel fees!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY ALBUM?
As with our other products, production times vary. However, you can typically expect to receive your album 6 weeks after placing the order. The process prior to placing the order varies in duration depending on how quickly you respond to the instructions for the album design as well as the number of changes you request after the initial designs. Some brides complete this within a month or two; others take over a year.
Similar to the post-production process, if you require rush processing, a fee of $250.00 will be charged. Additional fees for rush shipping may also apply
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME TO RECEIVE OUR FINAL IMAGES?
WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE TO THE DIGITAL PRINTS?
You have the right to reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written consent of Bhowmik Dave
DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes. Many venues require the photographer to have Liability Insurance.
IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL FEE IF WE PAY VIA CREDIT CARD?
Yes. The retail adjustment fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE
A 50% of the total investment is due as a booking fee/retainer to reserve your date. The last two payments are broken down 1 month before the wedding and 10 days before the wedding.
IF WE CANCEL THE WEDDING, WILL WE RECEIVE OUR RETAINER FEE BACK?
Unfortunately no. Retainer fees are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date, we do not accept new clients for your date
WHAT IF OUR CEREMONY IS IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
We have covered many weddings in which we do not speak the primary language of the ceremony. We approach these weddings with research, understanding the traditions and culture of the wedding. We also have talk-through meetings with our couples before the
wedding to ensure we are aware of the major moments. Lastly, we always ensure that we stay alert, leaning on the instincts that we have developed for capturing the emotion and the stories at any given moment.
So while different languages can present challenges, in the end, artistry, creativity, and storytelling are all universal concepts that our team will portray in your photography and cinematography