So as promised, I would like to continue listing my wedding vendors. Been thinking about using Bahasa, but then it sounds weird. Well, my verbal Indonesian language is still good, but my written is a bit off, thanks to five-year-experience of living abroad. So yeah, maybe some time later I will try to use Bahasa, but for now, I stick to English.
In this post I would reveal my wedding photography and videography vendor, as well as indoor and outdoor prewedding vendor. As mentioned in the previous post, I must choose wedding photography and videography vendor from the list of Balai Samudra’s partner vendors. So the chosen vendor is ……………… *drumrolls*
5. Wedding Day Photography and Videography : Maximus Photography and Video
So, what I did was putting a particular name of the vendor into Bridestory/Instagram search, and I could easily look through its portfolios. But I was captivated by this vendor’s portfolio and then asked for its pricelist. I just love the way it captured the emotions of the bride and groom, as well as all the wedding details. Mr. Orange is particularly strict for photography and videography vendor since he is into protography himself, but he loves its portfolios too.
And also, we get 20% discount since it is partnered with Balai Samudra! Lucky for us, since we contacted them at the beginning of 2016 (around February), we get 2015’s pricelist + 20% discount. That’s why Mr. Orange and I prepare our wedding long before the D-day (around 1 year and 10 months in advance), to minimize the wedding vendors’ price increment.
This vendor might not be as famous as A***o or Mo***o, but I think that I get more than what I paid for. Here is the wedding photography and videography package that we take:
- 2 Photographers and 2 Videographers
- 1 Albun 30 X 40 cm (40 pages)
- 2 DVD Editing Video (Wedding Movie)
- All Photo Images
- All Master Videos
- Suitcase Album Box
- 2 Photoclips (Memories / Prewedding)
- Same Day Edit Video
- Save the Date Video
- Mini Gallery (10 Frames)
- Highlights / Teaser Video
The bonuses are flexible, in which you can shift the bonuses into each other. I am thinking of changing the mini gallery into canvas, since I have already obtained mini gallery from my prewedding package. But it’s OK, it can be discussed later nearer the D-Day.
Contact : 0821 – 1001 – 9004 (Toto)
Office : Mahaka Square, 2nd Floor, C-29-C30, Kelapa Gading
6. Outdoor Prewedding Photography : Maximus Photography and Video
For prewedding, Mr. Orange and I have decided to go to Thailand. The reason was because we love the food, and also, the accommodation, airplanes tickets, and living costs are cheap as compared to Australia (Mr. Orange’s second hometown) or even Singapore (my second hometown). I can go shopping spree at Bangkok somemore. But the problem of doing overseas prewedding, especially in the non-English speaking countries, is that you must bring the photographer and MUA from Indonesia, which means EXTRA cost. So, we were having quite a hard time finding a vendor which has good portfolios and affordable prices.
After a long search, we found vendor named The Pic**** Ho*** Photography. After contacting the marketing, we went into its office to have a meeting. The portfolios are very good, I must say, and the price is reasonable. Their package includes tickets and accomodation for crews, and MUA. Unfortunately, the package is only for 1-day photography service, and this vendor never takes prewedding shoots in Thailand yet. Quite a bummer, huh? I was expecting lower price to accommodate its lack of experience of shooting in Thailand, but the discounted price was still out of budget, considering the fact we must pay for an extra day.
Since we have gotten a full pricelist for Maximus, and we thought that the price was cheaper than the other vendor, we decided to use Maximus for outdoor prewedding as well. The plus point of using the same vendor for wedding day and prewedding coverage is that you have gotten use to the crews as to minimize the awkwardness in shooting candid photos/videos, so you can relax knowing that you are shooted by your own friend, not a total stranger. The chemistry between photographers and the clients is important too, I think 🙂
Thailand Prewedding Package
- 1 Photographer
- 2 Days Photoshoot
- 1 Album 20X30 cm (22 pages)
- 60 Edited Images
- CD Photo All Images
- Hotel and Airfare Tickets for Crews
- Photo Clip (Slideshow)
- Canvas 60 X 90 cm
- Mini Gallery (10 Frames)
Exclude : Location Fee and Transportation during Photoshoots
Recently, I decided (with Mr. Orange’s approval, of course) to take out MUA from our prewedding package, so the package’s price is reduced by 5 mio, since I prefer to use other MUA (a friend of mine too!), to do my makeup for prewedding. Toto, the owner of Maximus, is so nice for approving my request, since he said that it is actually forbidden for a client to choose the MUA by herself and ask for price reducement. Thank you To, you are the best!
Some prewedding pictures taken by Maximus :
P.S: We are going for prewedding photoshoots on December, 4th – 8th, 2016. More posts on prewedding preparation soon!
6. Indoor Prewedding and Engagement Day Photography : Calia Photography
Since I get free makeup trial from my wedding MUA, I decided to take indoor photoshoot to put it into a good use. Been looking for indoor prewedding vendors, but the prices offered did not suit our budget. Luckily, I have a friend from Female Daily Forum, who recommended this vendor. This vendor is quite new in wedding business, but the owner/main photographer has experience of working as the assistant photographer for big vendors. I love the style though; it is more into simple, classic style than props. The studio itself will be finished in September 2016, which is not a problem for us since we will be doing indoor prewedding shoots approximately 2-3 months prior to the wedding.
What I like about this vendor is that they have option of full package (included printed material) and digital package ( softcopy only in high resolution). Since we have already obtained printed materials from outdoor prewedding, we take the digital package. If we liked the photos, we can print it by ourselves, right? And after some long negotiation talk, we also decided to use their service (1 photographer) for our engagement coverage next year.
Contact : 0812 9370 2951 (Dre)
IG : @caliaphoto
P.S : You can get 20% discount from the pricelist from any service, as long as you dealed with them in 2016 🙂
P.P.S : The owner and his crews are still very young (Born in 1993), so no need for “Koko” or “Kakak” when you are talking to them (HAHA).
So, next post I will talk about wedding dress and MUA vendors. Stay tune, see you all soon!