Q. Why Hakimsons ?
A. We imagine it's not every day that you shop for a professional photographer or for video production. The fact that you are reading this right now probably means you have something very special or important that you need captured. You may have already looked at dozens of other sites and might be just a little overwhelmed at the amount of options, variety, quality, skill levels and price variance you have come across during your search. Our goal is to make your search just a little bit easier by providing lots of greatsamples of our work and guaranteeing that you will be happy with the results of your photo or video shoot. Providing professional high quality imagery is what we do. Pair this with excellent customer service and it's a recipe for happy customers.
Q. What is your wedding photography style ?
A. Our work can be described in many ways but we prefer to call it "artistic wedding photojournalism with sense of fashion". We will document your day by capturing real emotions while adding our artistic perspective to each shot. We will also spend some time with bridal party and the family to take traditional photos.
Q. What type of equipment do you use ?
A. We are shooting with high end digital professional cameras, top of the line fast lenses and other equipment. The list is pretty long.
Q. What is your attitude ?
A. Well dressed, on time, friendly and most of the time invisible to you. We won't be in your face entire day.
Q. Do you have travel, location or setup fees ?
A. We don't charge for travel within city and don't have any additional fees for location portraits.
Q. Can all of our pictures be posted online?
A. Yes, they will be password protected.
Q. How long should we wait to see our photos online ?
A. 4-6 working days.
Q. What type of albums do you offer ?
A. Royal wedding book, Coffee table album, Exclusive wedding book, Smart wedding book, Customize personal magazine book, Italian album, Traditional lather album.
Q. Where are you located ?
A. Currently we are located in Clifton and Hyderi, Karachi.
Q. How long does it take to get the albums ?
A. Post production time is maximum 4 weeks after the selection day.
Q. Do you offer engagement photography ?
A. You can take many package for engagement and related events.
Q. As it relates to "unlimited exposures", how many pictures can I expect from my wedding?
A. This is a tough question to answer because it will depend on many things: the number of attendants in your wedding party, the number of locations you want photographs at, the length of the ceremony/ reception, and the number of guests...just to mention a few. However, for the average wedding, you can expect approximately 200-300 exposures/events.
Q. Do you provide "Photojournalistic Photography" ?
A. Yes. We "blend into the background" so as to capture the best candids available. Today's term of "Photojournalistic" is yesterdays term of "candid"
Q. What is the deposit amount to book my date ?
A. We prefer 75% of your estimated cost as an advance deposit.
Q. Do you have a lady Photographer ?
A. yes, we do have a lady photographer.
Q. How long should I plan for the “Formal” pre/post wedding pictures ?
A. It is recommended to allow about 45-60 minutes for the photographers to capture the formal pictures you desire. We will discuss this in detail with you in one of the pre wedding planning meetings.
Q. How much extra for destination weddings ?
A. Please contact us for domestic or international travel fees.
Q. Can you provide portraits session out of studio ?
A. Yes we can.
Q. Can you change the background in portraits ?
A. We can’t, because we have a huge setups for natural background indoor and outdoor floors.
Q. Do you have any unique service in film coverage ?
A. Interviews messages from guests can be a very valuable and treasured part of your wedding day film if you do like the idea of guests leaving messages on your film, We'd be pleased to discuss with you the best strategies for making that happen, in a way that maximizes the comfort level for everybody.
Q. How many videographers will you have at our wedding ?
A. Single videographer is no problem but we prefer two videographers or more because they can cover your event much in detail.
Q. What do you think about a highlights adaptation version of the wedding day ?
A. Very valuable! While many of the couples who come to us are certain that they are primarily looking for a film that captures the entire story of the day beautifully.....having a condensed version also allows you to watch your films more often and to share the day with other people. That's why our all package includes a shorter and a longer version.
Q. What is your approach to filming a wedding day ?
A. Our approach in filming a wedding day is purely candid storytelling, not stage direction. We’ll still interact with you of course, and have a laugh every now and then, but we don’t want to interrupt with the flow of your day. Experience has shown us that this is the best way to capture those real, natural moments as they happen.
Q. What is a Pre-wedding film ?
A. We are very much proud of our Pre-Wedding Film ! Essentially, a Pre-Wedding Film is a short film that represents the couple. We do have different themes and ideas that you can choose from, but the purpose of having a Pre-Wedding Film is to tell YOUR story.
Q. How do you present yourselves on the wedding day ?
A. We will come with smart casual attire. We have no company uniform because we feel that even though we come from one company.
Q. I never really saw or heard you much on my wedding day. Did you guys do any work? ?
A. Well, we hope the finished product will answer that one! We will be mostly silent when we’re shooting, for two reasons. The first is that we don’t want our voice recorded in our shots. The second (and most important) is that we actually strive to be invisible so we can capture natural moments without prompting.
Q. You are more expensive in comparison to many other videographers.Why ?
A. It’s simply a different approach. We offer a boutique film production as opposed to a wedding film ‘factory’ that performs hundreds of weddings per year. We are pleased to serve a market that values a personal and unique wedding films for their wedding – handcrafted from their own story, not formed by template. Therefore, it is important to value our work by taking into account the time, skills and effort that we put in to each of our projects. Our clients’ satisfaction with the finished product has proven that our service is simply worth everything that they have invested in us.
Q. Can we select songs ourselves or you will put songs by your own choice in our wedding film ?
A. yes, we will provide you a booklet containing all recent and old songs, you can select from them or you can add songs by your own also.