Who are you?
Hi, thank you for visiting my website. I am Raj Bhimana, a Melbourne based wedding and portrait photographer, serving both corporate and private clients. I specialise in weddings, family portraits, corporate events and advertising.
Although, I am a full-time engineering professional, my passion for creativity and capturing life has led me to this venture in photography. I have been photographing professionally since 2010.
I have photographed various western and multicultural events, and for major corporations including NSW Government, Australian Technology Park and RailCorp to capture their events – testimony to my professionalism and quality of my work.
I could go on writing about my artistic expression and talent, but I think it’s best to let my portfolio speak on my behalf. I am more than happy to sit with you, and discuss your photographic needs.
Mobile: 0404 412 644
What is you working style?
I like to approach an event in a respectful and discreet manner without being overbearing or intrusive. My style is a mix of the candid, photo-journalistic approach combined with time-less portraiture, and my clients often comment that they love this mix. If my clients ask for advice or direction about their photo shoot and event day timings, I will happily assist with that in our consultation.
How can you be so competitive with your prices, yet deliver high quality work?
Many photographic studios charge upwards of $3000 for their basic 6-hour wedding coverage! How am I able to offer generous coverage, extensive image processing and a range of premium inclusions for a reasonable price?
Having assisted for bricks-and-mortar studios, I know photography prices are often inflated due to the large overheads of up keeping a plush studio and running marketing campaigns. I also don’t pay commissions to wedding coordinators, venue mangers and other wedding vendors for referring their clients to me.
These costly set-up results in a higher price – and the overheads are passed on to you. I believe that good photography should sell itself – I do not spend any money on advertising with the bulk of my enquiries being referrals from satisfied customers. Without un-needed costly bells and whistles, I have the luxury to focus on you and your images.
What is “Image Treatment/Post Processing”?
Every photo can benefit with a little tender love and care. Dull skin can glow, good portraits become great, stunning location shots become stunning...er! This time intensive treatment is carried out by hand in Photoshop or Lightroom, not batch processed on auto-pilot, as each image differs and requires its own magic formula.
Because this phase is “behind-the-scenes” it is commonly overlooked on most people’s checklists for comparing photographers, yet it is crucial! I process images to look crisp, clean and vibrant whilst providing the variety of b/w, colour and vintage aesthetics as relevant to the scene.
I dedicate many days to this subtle process so each and every image you receive is perfected, not just a cherry picked selection.
How long after the wedding can we see our professional photos?
Your online gallery will appear in my “Client Login” page on my website, within 20 working days of your wedding, and usually shorter than this. Also, Facebook/online versions of the photos will be given. It is perfect to send to family, friends and work colleagues and it means everyone doesn't have to wait until the album is ready to see the professional photos.
Do you have a standard agreement? How about a deposit?
Yes – the process is completely transparent. We agree to a package and all inclusions in writing from the outset. I do require a deposit to hold the date for you.
What equipment do you use?
My equipment, like my experience, is top-tier. Over the years my equipment has been refined and tailored to suit my style. My vision of your day is aided by a selection of specialty lenses, plus a strong understanding of lighting, composition and timing.
I currently use full-frame Canon professional series DSLRs, L-series lenses (Canon’s top of the range), and have vast amount of lighting and grip gear at my disposal. I also carry multiple backups of each gear in case of equipment failure. I follow best practise image backup methods and utilise calibrated monitors and colour managed workflow.