Many times we need to answer this question. Why we charge what we charge? Well, there are people charging 5 times more than us; there are people charging five times less than us. We consider these two core values of us while we structure our price module namely,
While honestly doesn’t allow us to charge more than what our quality is, confidence save us from under-pricing our services. That is a little sweet spot in between where we place our pricing.
To elaborate further, here are some factors that help us to deliver our best every time:
1. Our excellent in-house team of creative people
As of now, we have a team of about 35 people including cinematographers, photographers, video editors, photo editors, album designers, drone operators, administrator team, accounting and sales team, and helpers.
We have sets of high-end cameras and lenses, drones, editing workstations, live mixing setup, and other accessories of our own.
In all our events, 90% of the cameramen are our in-house team members. We hate outsourcing or freelancing. There are a few drawbacks we fear if someone outsources:
If you get the right camera person, you are lucky. If your preferred person is booked by someone else, you need to experiment with another one.
In many cases, if you book different people to shoot a wedding, it is more than likely that the two people who will shoot the wedding are unknown to each other. They might not know the strength and weaknesses or the style of the shooting of each other.
So, many a time, you can find both of them doing the same thing while missing the other moments because of the lack of coordination
There is no connection between camera operators and editor if you outsource. Editor sometimes doesn’t know why the shooter has taken a particular shot, and the final product might not be the best outcome.
2. Adaptation of new technology and trends:
As it is our passion to deliver the best memories to our clients, we always try to be updated in terms of our cameras, lenses, accessories, software and new trends in photography and cinematography as well as in editing.
Being under one roof, we utilize our free time during the off-season in the best possible ways. We train ourselves in multiple ways by attending the seminars, workshops, and by observing the work of the best photographers in the world. We also do intense training watching the best of the tutorials available online to upgrade ourselves further year after year.
3. A wedding is a once in a lifetime event! – emotionally
Each & every member of Tarj Vidoe Films go for a shoot each day keeping this quote in his/her mind: “It is just another day on the field for us but for the bride and the groom, this is a once in a lifetime moment. There is no second chance. So, even 99% is not enough.”
We always try our best in spite of the condition and no matter what is happening in our life.
Integrity is a core value at Tarj Video Films. We do what we say. There can never be one camera less than committed or 10 minutes late than communicated!
4. A wedding is a once in a lifetime event! – technically
We can never say that our memory card containing candid moments has corrupted. We neither can say that we deleted your precious memories mistakenly. We are taking the events very seriously. So, to maximize protection, we are taking these steps:
Either we use dual slot camera and continuously shoot on both memory cards to overcome the chances of corruption in one of the cards. In case of single slot cameras, we use Tough cards (almost twice the price of standard card) to reduce the possibility of corruption.
At our back office, we always keep the data on two hard drives until we deliver the final product.
We always keep a spare camera and an additional camera person so that we can overcome any camera fault or emergency for any individual.
5. Because all photos are important
We strongly believe that not just the photos we decide to put in an album but all the pictures are precious in a wedding. An album only contains 150-250 photos while the remaining pics are also equally important if not more!
We edit ALL images we shoot in a wedding. Be it 3000 or 5000 photos; we treat each of them. We combine images of all cameras, we delete bad, blurry or repetitive images, we color correct and compose all the photos, we categorize them by the couple, family, decor and then deliver them to you.
This is a long process. It takes time, but once you get the images, you feel that it is worth the wait because it takes seconds to find your mom dancing on stage or your friend posing weirdly during the wedding!
With the ‘customer first’ approach, we always try to bring a smile on the faces of the families! We immortalize weddings, and we are proud of that!