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Reasons Why You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Photographer

A wedding is a very special day in our lives. It takes a lot of time and patience to find that someone
special in our lives, so how can the day which is the culmination of all those feelings of love and
promises be a humble affair. There are so many things to take care of during a wedding – the dress, the venue, the cake, decorations and what not. One thing that people often cut back on is hiring a
professional wedding photographer. With all the expenses, why spend extra? Surely anyone with a
good enough camera can do the job. That’s where you are wrong. Here are some of the reasons why hiring a professional wedding photographer is the right way to go-

  • Because a professional is a professional, not your friend– all of us have a budding photographer friend who takes amazing photos. And people often make the mistake of making them the designated wedding photographer. Even though someone might have exceptional photography skills, wedding photography is a different ball game altogether. The skillset required is
    completely different. Your friend may be busy meeting up with other friends when you need
    him the most! A professional will not do that. They are contractually obligated to only you and
    your wedding day. They are committed to be there when and where agreed upon, so you don’t
    have to worry about any missed magical moments.
  • The value of experience – you might have a general idea about what you want in your photos
    for your special day. A professional with experience will know what you need! Somethings can
    only be learned through experience. They have professional wedding photography packages to
    suit your every need. There are so many things to consider that you might even know about!
    Poses, background, lighting, contrast and many other things that go into a great photo. Hiring a
    professional comes with the assurance that you don’t have to worry about them and truly enjoy
    your special day.
  • The equipment– sure photos are taken through a camera, but there is much more equipment
    required to take amazing wedding photographs. More often than not, not only will a
    professional wedding photographer have a better camera, they will also have all the support
    equipment required such as lenses, tripods, lights, extra batteries, strobes or even a drone!
  • Assurance– when you hire a professional wedding photographer you don’t just buy yourself
    amazing photos, you also buy yourself a peace of mind. You don’t want to spend your time
    instructing an amateur photographer on your wedding day! With already so much to take in and
    take care of, no one has the time or mental resources available to handle that. A typical
    professional wedding photography service provider has a team dedicated to make your photos
    amazing. From the setting to their development, they make sure that you get quality photos of
    your wedding day, making sure you always have something to remember how special this day
    was for you.
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Wedding Photography Checklist

Weddings are special occasions in our lives. It is one of those events we remember and cherish throughout our lives. That is why people hire a wedding photographer so that the magical moments can stay with us throughout our lives. We will change, but our memories shouldn’t. Seeing how important this day is in our lives it is usually advised to hire a professional wedding photographer for the event. They are professionals with lots of experience under their belt who know exactly what is required of them and how to deliver it. But before you pull the trigger and hire a professional wedding photographer it will be so much better for everyone if you have a candid discussion with them to let them know exactly what you want and also to get an idea of what you are getting. Here are 3 important questions you should ask your wedding photographer before hiring them.

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    • How much experience do you have in wedding photography?
      For most of us weddings are a once in a lifetime event and you don’t want to mess it up by hiring an amateur for that day. There are no redoes when it comes to wedding photography. See their experience in the area. Check out their previous wedding photography albums and see if their style of photography matches with what you want. An experienced photographer is a treasure trove, they can advise you about the lighting and decorations so that everything looks good on that particular day.

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  • Do you shoot wedding video as well?
    It pays if your wedding photographer and videographer have an existing rapport with each other. This ensures that they can stay out of each other’s way when they are shooting. They can point each other to the other important happenings in the event if they are busy shooting elsewhere. That is why it is advised to get your wedding videographer and photographer from the same agency. Even if they don’t offer video, ask them to recommend someone suitable for the job.
  • What do you include in your packages?
    Today wedding photographers offer different packages that offer different coverage of the events. It helps to have a clear idea beforehand of exactly what you need so that you can find a suitable package without overspending on things that you may even not require. Ask them about the total costs and its breakdown. This also helps in comparing the offerings of different wedding photographers which clearly helps in choosing a photographer that fits your bill and expectations.
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Wedding Photography & Videography in the DC

At the end of the day, your pictures and video are what you have left to tell your story.  Each moment captured reflecting some detail of that day, some joke shared between friends, some touch shared by ones who love.  The music, the flowers, the cake, the linens, the theming…all the details and planning that go into any special event documenting a passage in our lives.  And the people.  Always capturing the people.  Those who were there to share, to laugh, to love, to experience, to write the story that unfolds.

Through a mixture of traditional and candid photos, we record the details and happenings of your event to preserve your memories.  Black & white, color, photojournalistic, traditional, or contemporary—whatever your preferences are, they can be reflected in our photographs. From an elaborate Hollywood production to the simplest documentary, our video editing ensures that you can relive every moment the way you remember it. We are trained to work in a low-key, unobtrusive manner. Our method is to capture the fun and excitement of the wedding without overshadowing or annoying the bride and groom by calling attention to the photographer. We insist on floating unseen throughout the event in order to capture the raw and candid essence of each wedding. By meticulously plotting the sequences of your wedding events we are confident that every moment of your day will be photographed and videotaped. We would be honored to tell your story.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we could assist in the planning of your special event.

Wedding Photography

DC Wedding Photography & Videography - AVS Photo and Video - Indian Wedding PhotographyAVS360 Photo & Video has set the standard in photography. We like to intimately work with every couple to create their unique wedding photography package. We believe that each wedding has its own uniqueness and it is the photographer’s duty to render photographs that express the brides’ unique beauty and personality. Since no two weddings are the same, often due to differing needs, personalities, budgets, and styles, we strive to customize our packages to you. We take the time and effort prior to the wedding day to closely learn about our couples’ wishes and needs. We want to tailor a photography package that caters to the individual customer needs. You can choose from our outstandingly bound Flush mount albums, or the classic coffee table albums to our stylish books. Should you desire to substitute your album style after your wedding; a credit can be issued towards the album of your choice. We are here to accommodate you.

Since photographs are the only tangible mementos of once in a life time occasion, it’s important to take great care of the images captured. All of our pictures are custom printed and retouched to make sure they are of the highest quality. By overseeing the entire finishing process, we ensure consistent and superior quality, as well and the ability to crop photographs to our clients’ specifications. We offer a large selection of archival top- of-the line wedding albums to fit every style and budget.

Most frequently, brides complain to us about having too many great images to decide on what to put in their albums. Most brides end with hundreds of photographs to sort through for one album, which can be an intimidating process. When the time comes to make the final selections, an experienced graphic designer will assist to develop a story line for the album. We invite the bride to preview the finished design before it is finalized and bound. We won’t be satisfied until the quality and sequential order of the album meets with the approval of all those involved. We take great pride not only in the high professionalism of our craft but also in the personalized care we provide our customers with.
Preview our unique custom design albums on our website.

Wedding Video

Wedding Photography & Videography in the DC - AVS Photo and Video - Indian Wedding PhotographyIt is often said that a picture captures a moment and freezes it in time.  Video captures that moment and retells it for all time.  Nothing else can capture the emotions that play across the face as vows are pledged to love for life, the gaze from a father to his daughter during her first dance, the beloved sound of cheering as the couple cut their wedding cake, or the wise words of wisdom to the new couple offered by grandparents after years of union.

Nothing but the best will do for such important subject matter.  AVS360 Photo & Video uses the finest cinematic-quality, completely portable and wireless, low-light cameras as well as incorporating aerial shots using drones, wherever posible, each camera is manned to ensure the best possible coverage of your event; nothing is left to chance.

Our professional editing team will go through the available footage of your event and weave a video production that tells the story of that special day and the people living it.  We want you to feel the way you felt on that day every time you watch this story.  To relive it and feel it all over again. We offer different editing styles, giving you options to fit your tastes and budget.

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Wedding photography – Levels Of Coverage

  • Weddings are much more than just the wedding ceremony. Each of the days before and after a marriage is equally as important and magical. While you might have made up your mind about hiring a wedding photographer and wedding videographer for your wedding day, just stop and think about it again. Different photographers offer different packages that provide different levels of coverage of your wedding. Some are strictly for the wedding function only while others are more comprehensive and cover the days before and after that. The benefit of a pre wedding and post wedding photo-shoot by an experienced wedding photographer is that the final videos and photo album can have a storyline which takes the viewer step by step through the whole wedding. This makes the end result even more appealing and emotional. Discuss with your photographer and select a package that matches your needs perfectly. Here are the events chronologically that can add more substance to your wedding video and wedding photography-

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  • Before the ceremony – there is so much happening before the wedding ceremony even takes place. An ideal wedding photographer will capture the essence of this transformation and action. The wedding video and photographs should capture the wedding dress and the bride and bridesmaids getting ready. There should be a separate photographer to capture the groom and the groomsmen getting ready as well. The video and photos can show both the sides of the groom and bride before they finally tie the knot.
  • During the ceremony- the photographer should arrive at the event before the guests to capture the beauty of the venue and the scheme of decoration. The bride’s and groom’s parents should also be captured. The first look of the bride and groom should be focused on. Then the quintessential vows and kiss should be covered. This phase can be wrapped off with the bride and the groom walking down the aisle together.
  • After the ceremony- things don’t stop just because the ceremony has been completed. There are still so many events to capture that make for magical and memorable moments. The bride and groom are the man and women of the hour and the wedding photographer and wedding videographer should try their best to capture each of their details and actions. Here the pictures of the bride and groom together can be captured. The bride and groom should also be captured along with their families and their bridesmaids and groomsmen. Besides, the posed portraits and candid photographs should also be taken to make the overall feel of the album more personal and natural.
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Priya & Anish, The Palace New Jersey Wedding

Through the years, AVS had a pleasure of capturing heart touching moments. We have seen through the eyes of young couples coming closer, growing deeply in love and finally binding into an ever-lasting relationship of marriage.

Capturing the wedding celebration of Priya and Anish had been a remarkable experience. As Team AVS had the perquisite of being in their journey starting from an engagement ceremony reaching to their wedding.

Last year, the young duo got engaged at historic yet picturesque DUMBO, which under the Brooklyn Bridge . Anish asked for Priya’s hand which she merrily said YES. The celebrated their engagement in the Botanic Gardens, NY.

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It all started with the help of wonderful Meghna of Bells N Rings Events, our duo put together a lot of work in selecting a classy magnificent wedding venue for their reception. The reception took place at The Palace at Somerset which boasts an ideal location to celebrate their BIG DAY. The Palace is nestled away on 30-acres picturesque grounds, a versatile and beautiful setting for your wedding.

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Graced by the beautiful selection of contemporary products, tealights, flower arrangements and other wedding accessories, the venue was well adorned by Elegant Affairs. The entire place was well illuminated by the Volcanik Entertainment, who banged up the floor by providing outstanding DJ and lighting services, added detail and flavor to the entire occasion.

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Clad in Vanilla white and Midnight blue, Anish looked exceptionally handsome. The traditional turban ornamented with a big jewel made him look like a prince charming.

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Our charming bride Priya looked like a Maharani, dressed in a traditional lehnga choli carried an elegant bridal look. The traditional gold jewelry, with midnight blue & peach dress with subtle makeup complimented her entire look.

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As Anish eagerly awaits to see Priya for the First Look, he looks excited and aflutter. The First Look was staged and setup outside The Palace. Their cheerful smiles exchanged, which revealed the great love they hold for each other.

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Yet the friends didn’t let them remain mesmerized for long, and stepped in right at the time. The gang had a lot of fun, cracking jokes.

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As the Baraat was coming, all the guests rejoice danced on the traditional songs of Dhol and Luddi. The bride anxiously watched the Baraat from the balcony of The Palace.

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Priya and Anish took their vows on a beautifully decorated Mandak which was all adorned with flowers. Around the fire, the couple took their oaths and Pahiray.

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Mesmerized in each other’s love, the couple had a photo-shoot at the beautiful balcony of The Palace. It was the first opportunity they both had to savor their newly-minted status as husband and wife.

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Priya and Anish romantically had their first Dance. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most intimate, joyous moments of their wedding day. It was followed by the reception and the dance floor opened for the guests.

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The celebration did not end here, the couple cut a fabulous cake under the amazing fireworks. On behalf of Team AVS360 we wish a happy married life to Priya and Anish.

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