Packages for Sitting babies
We are grateful to you for considering us to capture the memories of your little ones. We believe that we are very lucky that we get to deal with cutest little babies as a part of our work and hence we give our best to capture the moments that you will cherish for lifetime. We are blessed to have done over 3500 baby shoots and have been consistently listed among the best baby photographers in Bangalore because we believe in providing the highest quality of photographs along with maintaining the other necessary checks.
Why Parul and Ankur Kaushal Photography?
- We have been trend setters in setting up new themes and we are always eager to implement new ideas if you have any.
- We use full frame cameras with high end lenses like 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 85mm .
- Despite the fact that we have a large number of props and themes, our focus still remains to capture the babies in the best possible way and you will find the babies smiling in most of our final pics.
- We have the largest baby photography studio in bangalore with the extra advantage of having a changing/feeding room, pantry etc in the studio. We will also provide baby toiletries like baby shampoo/body wash, lotion, powder, baby wipes, towel etc in case if bathing is required after a cake smashing shoot.
- We have a good experience in photo editing and hence that is a very important part of our workflow. We use large screen IPS panel displays for editing with spyder 5 pro for monitor calibration thus improving the tone of the colors.
- Our studio premises and all the props are sanitized as per WHO guidelines after every shoot. Please check our website for details.Apart from that, we give stress on the safety of the baby during the shoots. If the baby is moving a lot or is unstable, we will deploy one person specifically to guard and protect the baby from falling down and getting hurt. Please click here for details on our covid19 guidelines.
The Process for the Photoshoots:
- Payments: We take 50% of the total amount as the booking charges. Booking will be confirmed only when the payment is made. The amount needs to be deposited into our bank account. Remaining amount needs to be paid after the shoot is completed.
IMPORTANT : Once the time slot for the shoot is finalized and we have shared the account details, payment is required to be made within 6 hours and if not made, that slot will be considered as open for other clients. We suggest you to use IMPS as the payment method to avoid delays, for example in case of bank holidays.
- Pre-shoot Planning:
The process starts form shoot planning in which we discuss the details like dresses, themes etc. Usually, the pre-shoot planning will freeze at-least 2 days before the shoot. The discussions will be done on phone and usually that is enough but if you need to meet us, please feel free to come. Please note that pre-shoot planning is a must and we do not take any shoot without planning.
The timings for the shoot shall be discussed in the pre shoot planning. Setting a proper timing is very very important for the shoot to be a success. Best time for the shoot is usually after the babies complete their sleep. Usually they will be awake and active for around 2 hours after the sleep and that is the time we leverage for the shoot. For example, if the baby takes a nap at around 12 noon and wakes up at around 2. In that case you can take the 2 pm slot for the shoot. Suppose if it takes 30 mins to reach till our place, you can start from your home at 1:30 while the baby is sleeping. The best thing to happen is that the baby wakes up just before the shoot. Please do not forget to bring the feed for the baby.
Sometimes, there is no proper sleeping cycle for the baby and sleep timings are erratic. In that case, we suggest you plan the shoot on a weekday because we will usually be more flexible on weekdays as most people want weekend slots.
- The Shoot:
Indoor shoots will be done at our studio. Outdoor shoots will be done at any green location of your choice. If the location is far, we may charge extra. We can also do a mix of indoor and outdoor shoot, doing the outdoor in our artificial garden at our studio. But the primary condition for outdoor shoots is that we have to do the shoots early in the morning.
We will provide all the required props apart from helium balloons, cakes or any specific props which are not as per the themes.
We may provide dresses for some themes. We also provide accessories such as ties, bows, suspenders, caps, hats, goggles, specs, headbands, tiaras. We also provide formal shoes fitting around one year old baby boys. For baby girls, we provide tutu dresses and pearl necklaces but color collection is limited. For boys of around one year, we have a few jeans, trousers and shirts which can be used subject to availability.
It is advisable not to bring extended family during the shoot as it causes lots of distraction for the baby. It may not always be true but the success rate of getting good pics is low when there are more people around as the baby keeps looking in all directions and hardly looks at the camera.
We take 3 weeks to edit the photos and we will share the edited and unedited pics together. If you need the unedited pics, you can ask us once you make the full payment and we will share via wetransfer. We will choose the best photos for processing or you can also choose them. Once you have made the selection, we take 3 weeks for processing. If you want the processed photos early, we have a quick-edit offer, where we will provide the edited pics within a week at 10% extra cost but that will be subjected to our availability.
Theme is a setup which is done to capture the photographs. For example, in a chef theme, fruits , vegetables, utensils etc are placed and the baby is made to wear an apron and a hat to give that feel.
We have following options for the kind of photos in indoor shoots:
- Standard Themes:Our usual creative setups. Price per theme is 5k .
- Exclusive Themes:Bigger setups which take more time to setup or if the props used are more expensive. Price per theme is 7k.
- Custom Setups : Specially curated themes only for you which may also include freshly procured props as per the theme requirements. If you are a trendsetter or have good insights about design, this option is for you.
Price per customized theme : 10k
For customized cake smash set up, price would be 15k
- Artistic Portraits : These are baby portraits captured in an artistic way. It is a much superior kind of photography, lighting and editing. Introductory offer is for 5k for 2 photos.
- Cake Smash or any other smash or splashes :In cake smash shoot, the baby is made to sit with a cake near the baby and is allowed to play with it the way they want. If the baby loves to play and get dirty, cake smash produces some amazing photos.
Cake is not the only option for babies to play with. Babies love the shoot more when they are made busy or there is some activity to be done. In summers, nothing can beat a water splash or a milk bath for girls or sometimes if the baby loves watermelon or any other fruit, they are made to play and get dirty. Sometimes, they love to get dirty with flour, that too gives some amazing memories..
Price for cake smash or any other smash/splash shoot is 10k. There will be 10 edited photos.
There will be 5 Edited pics per theme (10 in case of water splash or cake smash). You can get extra pics edited for Rs.400 per photo for a themed photo and Rs. 800 for artistic portraits.
In case there is any confusion, please feel free to talk to us. Our package pricing is totally based on the themes you choose. Themes will have to be finalized well before the shoot. Ideas about the themes can also be discussed if required.
You can choose any theme and the package will be priced accordingly. Though, the minimum package price has to be 15k. Following are the fast running packages but they can always be modified based on the themes you choose :
|S.no.||Price||Themes||Approx. Duration||Edited softcopies||Unedited softcopies|
|1||60k||5 Customized Themes + any smash or splash||2.5 hours||35||all|
|2||54k||2 Customized Themes + 2 Exclusive + milk bath + cake smash||2.5 hours||40||All|
|3||34k||2 Exclusive + 2 Standard + 2 variants of Artistic Portraits||2 Hours||24||All|
|4||34k||2 Exclusive, 2 Standard, any smash or splash||2 Hours||30||All|
|5||24k||2 Exclusive, 2 Variants of Artistic portraits||1.5 Hours||14||All|
|6||15k||3 Standard||1 Hour||15||All|
|7||15k||3 sets of artistic portraits||1 hour||6||All|
|8||15k||Cake Smash Plus||30 Mins||15||All|
— 18% GST will be extra on all the packages.
— You can also replace one standard theme with candid pics of the baby. There will be 5 candid pics.
— For family pics with the baby, we will charge Rs. 5000 extra for 5 pics and for family shoot setups, price would be Rs. 8000 for 5 photos. There will be 2000 extra for every sibling below 6 years age included in the family pics.
— For TWINS or SIBLINGS, package price will be 2 times of the package chosen, if you are choosing the same themes. For different themes, pricing will be as per the themes.
O F F E RS:
- 12×8 Inches Canvera Standard Photobook (20 Pages) free with all packages above 20k + GST
- 12×8 Inches Canvera Premium Photobook (20 Pages) free with all packages above 30k + GST
- 12×8 Inches Canvera Luxury Leather Cover Photobook (20 Pages) free with all packages above 40k + GST
- 12×12 Inches Canvera Luxury Wooden Cover and Box – Photobook (20 Pages) free with all packages above 50k + GST
Please Note that these design customization will not be possible in these albums. Although upgrades can be availed by paying extra.
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1 IMPORTANT : We will use the photos for our own business promotion (social media, our website etc) and showing the pics as our sample work to future clients. But In case if you want us not to use the photos to display our work, you can prevent that by paying 25% extra on the package price. But that has to be discussed before booking the shoot. Once the shoot is done, we will not even accept the extra 25% for the copyrights. Many times, we are working for our own creative satisfaction and not exactly for the amount being paid. Therefore, we end up going extra miles in terms of time, effort, planning and investment. In such cases we will definitely showcase our work on social media. Please make sure you discuss it with us before booking the shoot that you do not want your photos to be displayed.
2 Balance amount of the package must be paid after the completion of photo shoot to avoid any delay in delivery of edited photos. Photos will be given ONLY after the receipt of the full balance amount.
3 Only that person/child will be captured for whom the package is booked. No other person/child will be entertained in the scheduled package. Shooting more people will lead to extra charges depending on the extended number of pictures and this must be informed at least a day before the shoot. In case a photo is required with the extended family, it should be discussed.
4 The client must reach the scheduled location in time. We do understand that it is not always easy with the babies, so we will keep a buffer of maximum 30 minutes but beyond that the time period will be cut short from the desired hours of the shoot.
5 If the shoot is cancelled by the customer due to any reason, the booking amount received will not be refunded, but the shoot will be rescheduled on any other day as per our availability of date and time. (The rescheduled shoots will be done on WEEKDAYS ONLY (Monday to Friday) excluding public holidays). If the baby doesn’t support or is crying during a cake smash shoot, it won’t be repeated.
6 In case of any kind of loss of photographs, you may request for the same within 3 Months from the day of shoot. We shall delete the backups post that.
7 In case the cake, helium balloons or any other perishable items are used in the shoot, it has to be arranged by the client.
8 IMPORTANT : Clicking pics with your camera/phone is not allowed during the shoot..