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Jan 26, 2014 19:06 |  #1

I have a potential Sikh client who I will be meeting with in the next week.

What can you tell me about the ceremonies etc. I understand these are three day ceremonies! I am looking at examples online and how much time goes into one of these so I can have some clue of what to quote.

Thanks for any help!


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Jan 26, 2014 21:52 |  #2

I don't think you will know until you meet them and find out what they are looking for. Perhaps call them up and ask them what they have in mind so you can quote them appropriately when the meeting comes?

The only person I know who has shot a Sikh wedding said he started at 9am and the 2nd shooter was still going until just after 4am.




  
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Jan 27, 2014 10:37 |  #3

I havent shot a sikh wedding but have attened many as a guess. The photographer in me says if I ever shot something like this you would need to have a second shooter, 2 would be ideal to be honest. There will far to much going on for you to cover it by yourself . Just keep that in mind when the subject of pricing comes up.

These are very colorfully affairs , as well as very religous , once in the Temple be prepared to wear a head covering ( bandana) hopefully your compfortable with that., there was a post a while back that the photg didnt want to wear one at a wedding like this, felt that the client was forcing their views on him etc.

be prepared for long days and be prepared for the bride and grooms parents to ordering you around :)

Again I have been to a few of these and seen it in action so beleive me I've seen it :)

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Jan 28, 2014 20:12 |  #4

Thanks folks,
Consult is next week, I will keep a second shooter in mind.
I have done a small ceremony in a temple before and Im aware of the headress.
other comments welcome!


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Feb 01, 2014 07:13 |  #5

Lots of colors, traditions, dancing and food. You've to be on your toes for these weddings. There'll be a lot of shots with bride and groom with their relatives (on stage) and of course the regular dance shots etc. Can't be done without an assistant.


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Feb 01, 2014 14:27 |  #6

I'm an Indian and have lots of Sikh friends. Assuming the family still holds Indian roots...in terms of traditions :-) I looked at your current portfolio....trust me it will be a completely new 'dish'

Here would be my suggestions:
- Be prepared for lots of groupd shots of bride and groom with thier relatives.
- Long day.
- Explosion of colors
- Very less formal ocassions...people will not sit ideally the way you would want...be prepared to run and make your space to click pics
- Learn their important rituals....MOST IMPORTANT....you cannot afford to miss the important moments
- You will get ample opportunity to capture details.

Best of luck!


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Feb 05, 2014 01:37 |  #7

Thanks all, The couple booked me for this.
600 guests, 10 hour day and other sessions for the pre wedding day ceremonies.
Indian ceremony, western/european vow at the reception.


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Feb 05, 2014 01:56 |  #8

No matter what the advice on here - just make surethat you are 100% clear on their wants and on any specific shots they want.


  
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