I talk a lot about my passion for photography and in always striving to give clients a wonderful photographic experience and the best images possible. However, it’s when these attributes are actually recognised by the clients that everything becomes ‘real’ and worthwhile. I just received this message from Priya whose wedding I captured in autumn 2011, to add to the testimonials on my website but I thought I’d share it here too.
I first met Dinendra at the beginning of last year for my wedding events in October. Dinendra was warm, welcoming and down to earth but most importantly he was succinct and completely willing to listen to my needs and requests. Not once did I feel pressured to get something I didn’t want and in actual fact he recommended ways for me to save on photography whereby he’d be willing to go the extra mile instead!! Of all the wedding consultations I had been to (and believe me there were many!) this one was the warmest and most relaxed – I felt very much at home which I suppose is quite strange looking back on it now as not once did Dinendra drop his high-level of professionalism.
Service provided on the days
Our first shoot was our ‘pre-wedding/couple shoot’. We must have been quite an annoying couple for Dinendra as we didn’t manage to decide on the venue until the very last minute and actually, the venue we chose ended up being closed on the day! But despite this, Dinendra arrived promptly, didn’t complain once and happily set to work at a totally different venue. And all things considering, the day was fantastic. My husband who is fairly camera shy (to say the least) and can’t smile on demand (think Chandler Bing, Friends) was laughing and enjoying the shoot in no time at all – he even obliged to use props!! Really, the photo-shoot was fantastic and we both have not just wonderful photos but also some great memories of that day.
I had two small intimate events at home which I also booked Dinendra for and I have to say I’m so pleased that I did. Dinendra was great on the day, he got on so well with my extended family and it has to be said, he has a great gift of making people laugh (even the sternest!). He took some lovely shots of my baby nephews which we are all very pleased with and captured every single moment of the day – he even made me look good whilst covered in pithi! On the registry, wedding and reception events I have to admit, I don’t remember Dinendra being there for the most part (bar the portrait photos of course), but the rich variety of photos tells a very different story!! I don’t know how Dinendra can be in so many different places at once but he was and the photos are simply astounding. However, what I’m most thankful for about the service provided on the day was Dinendra’s concern for the smooth running of the wedding to how he knew I would want it. He kept an extra eye on things for me and helped my family and friends solve problems as when they arose and for this I am extremely grateful.
Dinendra’s photos really speak for themselves but I can say, there is not a single photo from the 1000’s Dinendra has given me that I do not like and I wholeheartedly confess that I am a very VERY picky girl. I’m an amateur photographer myself and I come from a very artistic family and compared to many of the photographers’ work I have seen (just regular people with off the shelf SLRs in my humble opinion ;P), Dinendra has a true eye for photography. His passion is clear foremost in his work and the way he provides his service. My brother in law remarked ‘here is a guy who is not doing it for the money but because he loves it’ and I couldn’t agree more.