My name is Shanu Sherief

I am a Trivandrum based Photographer taking immense pleasure in capturing beautiful moments around. Every passing day, making me a better photographer, I have been doing it professionally since last 4 years. Photography leads me to explore new horizons in life. These have been the most beautiful years in my life. For me, being a photographer was never a planned decision. It just happens to be one of the beautiful turns life took!

Be it portraits, weddings, lifestyle or any other event photography, I always look forward to meeting my clients and discussing their photography needs. I am committed to provide the highest quality service and preserve the special moments in the best possible way. Pre-wedding shoots have unveiled to me numerous love stories in unimaginable ways. Shooting weddings is a splendid experience for me. Every wedding is a different story yet with the same energy, colors and happy spirits all over. What I love about all this is that I can help people beautify their memories and capture the best ones.

What is our wedding photography style?

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.

What do our wedding photography packages include?

All of my wedding photography packages include high resolution professionally edited digital files on an archival disk and one basic canvera album. Other available options are wedding albums, custom graphic design, prints, thank you cards, video slide shows, gallery wraps, acrylic and metal prints and more. Feel free to ask for more details or challenge us to make something new. We love a challenge.

Do we travel outside trivandrum for weddings?

Yes, of course. We will travel to virtually any part of the earth you need us to. Travelling and Accommodation should be taken care.

What cameras do we use?

We are shooting with high end digital Canon cameras, coupled with several top of the range professional lenses, and a host of lighting gear and modifiers.

How soon do you need to reserve our date?

As soon as possible. This year we’ve had quite a number of brides book us almost a year in advance.

What is our attitude?

Well dressed, on time, friendly and most of the time invisible to you. We won’t be in your face entire day.

How will you reserve your wedding date?

Once we receive your confirmation email and 25% advance, your date is then fully reserved, and we will not accept any other clients for that date.

Where and when will the pre/post wedding shoot take place?

It’ll normally take place somewhere in Trivandrum. Preferably at some place that holds some special meaning to you. We can also plan a theme based pre/post wedding shoot out of Trivandrum in some nice location if you are ok to take care the travelling and accommodation charges.

Do we provide album? What types of albums do we offer?

Yes. Package will include basic 12×15 canvera album. We also provide different types of album like signature photobooks, Coffee table books, silk albums etc which will be charged extra.

How long will your album take to arrive?

Albums normally take about 10-15 days after selecting the edited pictures.

How will you get your album?

You can pick it up, or we can deliver it to you in any part of India.

Do we provide video services as well?

Yes. We do provide candid cinematography services. We have a dedicated team for that.

Do we charge extra for travel and hotel accommodation?

Yes. If the location is over an hour’s drive from Vellayambalam, and photography is expected to start quite early, also if the event finishes at unsuitable hours, and is further than an hours drive from Vellayambalam, then reasonable overnight accommodation will be charged at cost.

What time will we be arriving on the day?

We normally get to the bridal prep venue about an hour before the ceremony time. We’ll try to capture the general atmosphere, photograph the dress and accessories, the end part of the makeup session, and then the bridal portrait session. If for some reason, you need us to be there earlier, we’ll need to know this before the day.

How long will it take to get your images?

Your images will be ready within 4 weeks of your wedding. We will initially upload the images unto a password protected web gallery for you to view, and share with friends and family.

Can you have high resolution files?

Yes, high resolution files are included in selected packages. High Resolution Files are for personal use only and cannot be sold for profit without our written permission.

Do we photograph anything else in eddition to weddings?

Yes! we are available for portrait sessions in addition to weddings, and that includes maternity, children, family, parties or pets!

Do we retain the copyright for the photos?

Yes. As your professional wedding photographer, we will retain copyright of all your wedding images, however we always provide a written and signed copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your wedding photos. Since copyright stuff is pretty serious and dull, we can’t really make any good jokes about it. Bummer.

Do we reserve the right to publish the photos?

I prefer to; however, this is negotiable. We respect your privacy and we will never insist on retaining any right to publish photos of you. But we hope you’ll agree that your photos are amazing enough to share!

Finally… why is wedding photography is so expensive?

A lot of people tend to see wedding photography as just the 10 odd hours the photographer shoots on the day. But by our calculations, we spend over 40 hours on each wedding. Right from the first contact, the subsequent meetings, emails and phone calls, the hours start piling up. The engagement shoot will probably take 3-4 hours, editing its images another 4 hours The wedding day itself throws out over a thousand images which could take anywhere between 12-16 hours to edit, images need to be backed up, uploaded, albums designed, modified, all the while continuing communications with you, the printers and the binders.

Weeks after your wedding, while other vendors have long since moved on to other projects, we’ll be the only ones still working on your wedding.

Hey..! You made it to the bottom of the page! Congratulations to you. That was some boring stuff. But if you’ve stuck around this long, we believe you really should email us about your wedding photography. We bet you would have a great chat.