Last Review Updated on 18 May 2018
23 August 2017 | Certified Review
It is one of the most important elements of the wedding because photographs stay with you forever. We had personal inventory of more than 70 photographers from across India for selection. We saw potential in Lakshya's work as he has done work of the level of experienced names in the business with his skills in such young age. He is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic guy in his field. Works well if he gets the content right. You can see in his body language the excitement to capture if he sees a good moment. Having said that he still has to grow/learn in his professional approach and outlook. His enthusiasm get wings with excellent people in his team (Arshadeep Singh Khalsa, Inderjeet Singh what a peace to have them around -excellent human beings, Titu Ji - what an experienced traditional photographer, a must have for your wedding - you will not loose upon a single shot). We are Looking forward to see his work before we can say more. Obviously things are never perfect but mistakes could be ignored if the end result is good. You can see our detailed review on Lakshay's photography wed me good /facebook page later. Source
12 January 2017
Planning a wedding in India while sitting thousands of miles away is definitely a challenging task. The task of choosing someone to capture the wedding you planned so meticulously is even more challenging. We came across Lakshya Manwani Photography/Safarnama films on Wedmegood while searching for the perfect team to capture the most memorable days of our lives. Their work we saw online was not over the top but told a story?and each story was unique. If we weren?t sure of our choice after seeing their work, the deal was definitely sealed after talking to Lakshya the first time. Reaching out to Lakshya and communicating with him was very easy and his pleasing personality shone through from the first conversation itself where he made us feel like he has known us for quite a while. Lakshya was all ears when we shared ideas and expectations with him over the course of next few months. Since we were getting to India just a few days prior to the ceremonies, despite being in the midst of a very busy wedding season, he generously agreed to do a pre wedding shoot just a day prior to our first ceremony. Not only that, he went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable during the shoot (case in point: arranging chips and soda for us in the middle of nowhere). As with all Indian weddings, some ceremonies started on time but most didn?t. Lakshya?s team (comprising of Lakshya himself, Bajrang, Inderjeet, and Zuber) was very understanding and many times even skipped meals to make sure they were covering all aspects of the wedding and related festivities. A special word of appreciation here for Inderjeet who is one of the sweetest people to work with?always with a camera in his hand and a smile on his face. Alert: All the moms will love these guys because of how polite and respectful they are. Mine is still in awe of Lakshya because of the respect he showed towards her by touching her feet every time he saw her. A couple weeks after the wedding/reception, the raw images and video clips were delivered to us on a hard drive and the quality of both was above and beyond what we had asked for. The toughest part of this whole experience was having to pick a few hundred pictures for albums out of thousands of stunning shots. It?s been two weeks and I have gone through all the pictures multiple times but am yet to limit myself to just 300 odd. We are yet to see the trailer or the video but if the raw video clips are anything to go by, they will be nothing but spectacular and we are super excited to get our hands on them and to share them with friends and family who have been waiting very anxiously. Thanks for amazing work Lakshya and team. We know that looking at the pictures and videos will always bring smiles to our faces and will make us relive the most memorable three days of our lives over and over again. Also, consider this an informal contract for covering all the future weddings in the family.
18 May 2018
Had the chance to meet this amazing team at a friend’s wedding - they have the ability to make you feel at ease effortlessly , never fail to surprise you with their creativity , understand the nuances of the occasion and how to deal with them and most importantly their attention to detail is impressive to another level. Thank you Lakshya Manwani and team , you have helped me and my friends create priceless memories , glad we chose you . Wishing you all the success!
31 March 2018
We were extremely picky about hiring the right team for r wedding and Laksh was r preference from day one. First reason being that he makes it look so easy but the content is surely to amaze you. He is not talkative but enough for us to understand his point of view. He craves for details - may it be decor, outfits or even the food lineup. We were told that Laksh doesn’t shoot often and hence, he might not attend our events except the wedding day. But to our surprise, he did attend all our events and his team was the first to reach on each of them! They handled all lighting issues, suggested ideas for entry for both of us, and even giggled around with our friends! All of this have now blossomed into a good relationship with Laksh! We had to leave the country after 12 days from the wedding and we had requested the team to provide us with the entire dump before we vanish, and with zero delays our data reached us safely and on time. It’s been 6 months to our wedding and we r really proud of ourselves for choosing Laksh and team for our big day!
31 March 2018
My son was struggling to find a photographer in the amount we had budgeted, and since he and the bride were in Australia, it was over a month and they had decided nothing. That’s when I stepped in and started looking for teams. Safarnama (Lakshya) was the 6th-7th team I was meeting. It was through a friend’s Recommendation. Though he quoted above my budget, but we immediately decided that this is who we want. He tends to charm you in ways you won’t notice easily. He talks straight and to the point. Ours was a destination wedding and me and my wife were particular about all r family members being covered. He wanted to speak with the couple and understand their needs and likes and dislikes etc. I was so impressed! He spoke to them over video call and today here we are! Thank you team - Sabby;Inder;Lucky;Harish;Rahul and Lakshya for all your efforts. You’ve been professional with us and god bless you for all ur future projects. You will definitely go a long way. Much love.
9 March 2018
i got married in dec and we chose a common team to cover r events. Lakshya at first strikes off really well and offers us a decent package as well. we were unsure of him after reading a couple of reviews but he was quite straight forward and honest about them and told us to see both sides of the story. we r glad we went ahead with him n his team who r really friendly and fun! his choice of music and his eye for chemistry is the reason i give him an extra star!
19 February 2018
It’s always a task to decide on a common artist who will cover both the sides of the wedding, specially when we know the risk involved in hiring a single team for both bride and groom. We too had arguments, but Lakshay helped us in the best way possible to understand why there should be a single team handling the entire event. Ours was a one day affair from morning to midnight and we wanted this day to be perfect without any flaws! Kudos to his team for capturing each and every person important to us! The processed images look beautiful and they speak out for themselves. We’ve also received our small video and shall post a feedback for that on their videography account!
18 February 2018
Hi team, Thankyou for giving us our wedding moments in the best way possible! Can’t imagine a life without a camera now! Need to buy one super soon! A pat on the back for Inderjeet & Baju! See you soon at Adhisha’s forever!
18 February 2018
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15 August 2017
True to its name, Safarnama films makes sure that you (re)live the entire journey through pictures. The team takes special interest in understanding you and your needs. A group of dedicated, innovative, talented and accomodating individuals who go out of their way to capture your memories. I highly recommend them for anyone and everyone who want their moments captured in the most natural way.
15 August 2017
We got in touch with Lakshya(Safarnama films) after a lot of research on wedMeGood and on other social media mediums. The first time I spoke with Lakshya, I was overwhelmed with the way this man talks and makes you understand why should give them this chance of capturing the best moments of your life. Lakshya and his team covered our Pre wedding, engagement, mehendi, haldi and wedding events, and the pictures speak about the hard work the team has put in. I am extremely grateful and happy for giving them this project. Thank you for all your efforts Lakshya and the entire team of LMP. Keep it going like this and good wishes for future :)
5 August 2017
Though Laksh covered our wedding almost an year back, we can't thank him and his team enough for the memories he's given us. There wasn't Safarnama at that moment, but I keep following his work and i'm sure he's doing a fabulous job with Safarnama now as well. Team is a bunch of young and fun to be around with, very adjustable. Since we r now at the final stage of selecting pictures finally for our albums, I want to congratulate LM AND TEAM for doing this for us. God bless!
5 August 2017
I got married in April this year @ Manesar's Heritage Resort. I chose Aditi Rera for candid photography and Safarnama Films for Cinema. Talking about lakshay and Sahil from Safarnama, they are true businessmen. I told them that I've seen my friends cry over late delivery n all with their wedding videographers, and I don't want to experience that. They then frankly told me that if I pay them extra, they would show the same day edit - first cut teaser on my reception night. Though he didn't negotiate, I was really happy and Satisfied with this idea. The teaser was well crafted and their song selection is just so apt! We've received our full wedding film two days back, and it looks as pretty as the teaser. Thankyou team!
4 August 2017
We hired Lakshya from this website and initially were sceptical. However, we were surprised by the level of professionalism and the dedication towards his work. The photos came out brilliantly. The videos and all other requirements far exceeded our expectations. All that was a deliverable were given to us in good time. We had an album and the videos within 2 months of the wedding and pre wed pictures editing in a week of the shoot. Really loved his work. Would highly recommend him. PS: His speciality is Candid and he is very good at it. Above all he's a value for money, he's very reasonable in the current world when rates are very unreasonable.
3 August 2017
I found the most creative photographer Lakshya Manwani from a friends reference....I couldn't took off my eyes from the pics which he captured. .....so in a sec I took a good decision to hire him 4 my wedding....N it was worth to it....one word for Lakshya is FABULOUS ARTIST.. Every time I look at my wedding pics the pictures speak for themselves...Lakshya captured my day very beautifully...I Can't thank u enough....the words can't make up the bespoke work u did...I get so many compliments n queries too.....I recommend to my friends n family too n they r equally happy by hiring Lakshya Manwani photography.. If u guys want a best photographer to capture ur day at its peak then I suggest u to hire the Lakshya Manwani photography to make ur day unforgettable.... Wish u guys a great success ahead....great job ...Thank u
30 July 2017
Lakshya and his team were just fabulous! From the moment Lakshya came on board as our wedding photographer, he made sure that everything was as hassle free for me as possible. He patiently listened to all my ideas and incorporated them with his unique style. During the functions, his entire team was extremely professional and captured our treasured moments so elegantly. His attention to detail is fantastic, and that translated through in his work. Both, the wedding pictures and the video are beautifully edited. I'm extremely happy that I choose Lakshya as our wedding photographer. He is very friendly and accommodating. By the end of the wedding festivities, he became more of a friend than just a photographer. Even though I moved to a different country after the wedding, he ensured that everything was delivered to me in a timely manner. All in all, a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an exceptional photographer.
30 July 2017
Worst Photographer Ever with Terrible Service. Lakshya Manwani Photography was the worst photographer we have experienced ever. It has been 18 months since we are married and we are still waiting for our album and video of the wedding, cocktail and mehendi function. We were promised that we will get the following: Trailer-wedding, mehendi and cocktail mix Full movie Traditional videos Printed Album He asked for the payment in advance which was over 2 lacs, and we did by wedding day. After receiving our payments, Lakshya stopped picking our calls and stopped replying to our messages. We had arranged for interviews to be included in our mix video. In order to capture these videos our families, my wife and I spent half of the functions recording interviews and these moments and words can not be repeated and were very special to us and were to be cherished as part of he mixed video. This meant that we spent half of the time in interviews and were not able to be part of the functions. We were then told that they are having some issues with the hard drives and they spent months promising that this issue would be fixed. Months went by with no news and now we are getting ignored. I have tried to contact by sending emails, contacted through Facebook and called him endless times, but he has ignored it every time. I tried calling him from unknown number, but he disconnected after hearing my voice which is really frustrating. Now he has blocked me on Facebook, hence I have to write this review.I live overseas which makes it even harder. I can also share our conversations with Lakshya where he just chooses not to reply to our messages. Requesting everyone to please look out for yourself when it comes to choosing wedding photographers as that?s going to be one of the most memorable moments for you and your family. As for Lakshya Manwani Photography, we won?t recommend him to anybody. You can call or text me(WhatsApp) for more feedback on +61424905595
2 July 2017
Safarnama did keep up to their name for my sister's wedding. I was the one who chose this team and hence, the review! Thankyou team for all the enjoyment during the lip dub, and during the Prewedding shoot! We wanted a small fun clip of all my sister's friends talking about her and making fun of her and remembering the college days and all. Inder, the man of so many thoughts! He left no page unturned and took the friends to their rooms, pool side and many other secluded places and when they got drunk, he managed to ask them questions! Overall, the team is versatile and can fit into whatever situation. Since lakshya wasn't a part of the team, We never thought that things would still come out as planned! It was truly a moment to remember for my sister and she's thanked me a million times for my decision! Yayiie!
1 July 2017
This was the first wedding in the family league and everybody was trying to give in their best possible, whether it is recommending a venue, to maybe the theme of the events we plan. Things started when we decided to get married at the Heritage Resort in Manesar. After choosing the venue, I got to know that one of my school friends is into events and since we wanted to hire someone to plan our two days, I touched base with him. He recommended me a lot of vendors for decor, dj, artist management, and finally for photography. My family functions were being covered by a renown studio of delhi since 7-8 years. But when my friend showed me LM's profile - Safarnama, I was sure I wanted something on these lines. And believe me, it was one of the best decisions we took. His team is very hardworking, and passionate about what they do. They are young, and that was the most impressive thing about his team, because we could easily gel with them. For the deal, he demanded 90% of the deal amount till the wedding. That's because of the same day edit he was showcasing on our last day evening (reception). And touchwood, he didn't let us down one bit. The teaser got most of the family members into tears, some were happy crying, some got emotional and I was just so proud of my decisions! Lakshay, Rahul, Sahil, and all others, thankkkkkyou so much for putting this all together in one good shape. Hope you guys achieve bigger heights!
30 June 2017
He needs to get his act together. Out of all the wedding vendors and artists, I had the worst experience with this guy. I had an amazing time during the save the date video but that is where it ends. Wedding photos were not the quality that I have that seen on his website or wedmegood. Had to follow up for edited photos and videos for months altogether. I was not in India, hence, it got all the more difficult to touch base with him. No response to calls or texts - probably after writing him a bad text message he ll respond and then again delivery is an issue. Asked him for a complication of our wedding dance, its been 1.5 years hence, have still not received it. His team missed my Haldi ceremony. Quality of work, Professionalism and customer experience - lacking in the team. I am sure he is capable of delivering but the kind of the work done for our wedding, I am sorry to say, for shoddy.
29 June 2017
When looking for a photographer, the most important thing to me and my hubby was to find a photographer who truly captured the emotion of joy, laughter, and love. That is exactly what we got from Lakshya's beautiful pictures! Lakshya is such a genuine person and truly adores his job. I was truly blown away when I saw our pre wedding shoot, and wedding pictures and the albums, they are absolutely perfect! If you're reading this review and wondering if you should book him, then you are just wasting your time thinking.. Just go for it and give him a call. I will surely get back to you for our future occassions. Keep up the good work.
28 June 2017
One look at the final pictures of my wedding, I knew I had made the best decision in booking Lakshya and his team for my wedding. Right from the pre-wedding shoot to the actual event, everything was carried out in a timely, professional manner. They captured every emotion, every second beautifully and the highlight video was truly amazing. I loved the customized deliverables as well. I have and will strongly recommend them to anyone who wants to create and preserve a life time of memories.
28 June 2017
It has been an absolute wonderful experience getting shot by Lakshya and team. We recently got our pre wedding pictures done and they were a stunner. The quality , the way they were shot , the right amount of lighting and many intricate details were been taken care of quite well . I am sure the wedding coverage would be presented with the same magic too .
1 June 2017
The most professional and comfortable people to work around with. Will always make you feel up to the mark and pleasant. These are the major traits you should always look for in a photographer before you opt for their services. Adept and willing to adjust to your needs (always suggesting out of the box ideas to make your shoot better and worth to remember) Ten thumbs up for all the services provided by them. Great team to work with. Pre wedding shoot was just amazing. Thanks
23 May 2017
Lakshya covered all the functions (mehendi, sangeet, cocktail and wedding). I can't tell you how good a job they did, I think the photos stand as proof for that! Not only have Lakshya and his team made us appear a lot more beautiful than we actually are, but they were extremely professional and focused all the time! I recommend them to every new couple ready to tie the knot and looking for professional photographers who can do great candid wedding photographer. Thanks Lakshya and your team :)
22 May 2017
Mr. Lakshya and his team members were quite humble. They went an extra mile not once but many times to cover everything, from the smallest details to the important rituals. Honestly, he covered some of those candid moments/rituals that I had no clue about. It comes out as a surprise when he and his team delivers those moments to you. I would highly recommend Lakshya Manwani photography. Value for your money. And thanks again for the hard work put in by you guys, to make my wedding album memorable.
9 May 2017
Just loved his work. Lakshya creates magic and the moments are beautifully captured. I got quite emotional when i saw our teaser video as it was such a beautifully crafted and presented journey that i couldn't hold back my tears. Lakshya is very creative and has a very pleasing persona that you feel relaxed and comfortable around him even in a nervous situation like your own wedding.i am so very happy that most precious moment of my life is so awesomely captured and preserved for ever. Thanks Safarnama films :)
3 May 2017
Choosing Mr. Lakshya and team was one the best decisions we took with respect to our wedding planning. When we saw their work for the first time we were sure about having them shoot our wedding. His team was extremely professional and talented. We are super happy with their work. Loved all the candid shots, and the especially the teaser video - made me very emotional ! :) Will highly recommend him !
2 May 2017
We found out about Safarnama(Lakshya) on a wedding we attended in Jim Corbett. We were there for two days and he and his team were shooting only cinema. Our friend had hired a different team for photography. Lakshya had a team of 3 including himself. On the other side, we saw 5 photographers! What made me choose his company for our wedding was his attitude towards work. He took us for a small interview there to ask about our friend, and my god! His way of asking questions, and the way he connected with us was amazing. We felt like we know him since before and nothing seemed awkward. He also made a same day teaser which was played on the reception. That made me more sure that he's good and reliable on his deliveries. Seeing just three people work, I never imagined that the teaser played there was the work done in front of me! For our wedding, he made sure that he shows something on or reception too, and he did play a small 2 min teaser which was fair enough. He made sure to give us everything on a Personal HDD since we were leaving india the very next night after reception. Overall, a happy experience. I'm glad Lakshya reminded me to share my experience over a review rather than whatsapping him! Cheers!
2 May 2017
Lakshya Manwani Photography by far has been the most unprofessional photographer in our experience He promised us that he will be personally coming to shoot our wedding but he wasn?t seen on any of the functions. He also agreed to cover our pre-wedding functions but canceled on us at the last minute. We were promised that he will get us the following: Trailer Full movie Traditional videos Printed Album There have been a lot of missing parts to the full movie and our main wedding video. If anyone is interested to look at our Full movie or traditional wedding video, we will be happy to share the link for such a bad and an incomplete job he has done. After receiving our payments, Lakshya stopped picking our calls and stopped replying to our texts. We still don?t have our complete traditional wedding movie and full movie. After several requests through calls and texts, he replies that our team has delivered everything and we have now deleted your data. I can also share excerpts of our conversations with Lakshya where he just chooses not to reply to our messages. Requesting everyone to please look out for yourself when it comes to choosing wedding photographers as that?s going to be one of the most memorable moments for you and your family . As for Lakshya Manwani Photography, we won?t recommend him to anybody.
29 April 2017
When I met Lakshya, I told him if I go with you, it'll only be because of your logo! Seeing it in other videos makes me want one in my video too! But keeping the logo and my mean behaviour aside, I really love the way he works. He takes time, no doubt. The reason he told me and I bought it also was that he edits himself (mostly). The end product, specially mine, was super filmy and fun. Just like I wanted. Other thing for which I would not blame him entirely, but I hope he changes it is - working with Canvera. Canvera is ruining the hard work done by these photographers. They take so much time I tell you. Their books maybe good, but the time they take to print and process them is not accepted at all. I would take one star off from your shoulder Lakshya, just so that Canvera realises what they've been doing with talented people like you.
24 April 2017
It was a tough decision to decide whom to choose for our big day since wmg makes it easy yet difficult to pick out one from such a big market. Though we heard about Laksh from one of our friends, we still wanted to discuss it with other photographers. But the way LM and his team treated us at the first meeting, we were 99% in for him. 1% was just that our parents should also meet him before we take the final call. He didn't refuse that. Surprisingly, he himself insisted to meet them. They met, and my father was also very convinced with his Work and professionalism. Inder and Zubair were a part of all our events and they did complete justice. Our Prewedding was done by LM & he satisfied us to what we wanted. Some delays here and there on the delivery front, of course we understand that season time and they need to give their best to everyone, he didn't disappoint us when we got our trailer and Prewedding coffee table book. Though our main wedding album is still pending (we still haven't decided on what to select!) but overall he and his team deserves a little over a 4 on 5 !
14 April 2017
We had so much fun getting our Family Wedding pictures taken by Lakshya Manwani photography. He is professional, creative, talented, very reasonable, and so easy to work with. The pictures were sent to us almost immediately after the photo shoot. They all turned out beautifully! Each picture perfectly captured the emotion of the day! You will absolutely love your experience with him! I can't wait to again working with them! BEST around!
9 April 2017
I could not have asked for a better photographer for my wedding day! I knew from the minute I spoke to Mr. lakshya about 5 months ago, that he was going to be my photographer. We had Bajrang and sahil for wedding photography. They completely captured exactly what I wanted, down to every detail, and I couldn't be more ecstatic about my photos! I would recommend him to anyone looking for the most unbelievable photos for your wedding day!
16 February 2017 | Certified Review
Lakshya and his team were extremely co-operative and what fun were they to shoot with. Such beautiful and memorable pictures.
30 August 2016
Thanks Lakshya for doing an excellent job at the wedding of Aditi and Ashwin. We were indeed impressed with the passion, sincerity and timely responses from you, and kudos to your great team, including Arshdeep, Subodh, Inderjeet, Rajesh and others. You made all of us look so beautiful in cine, videos and pictures and we will cherish lovely moments for many years in the future !!
17 August 2016 | Certified Review
It is one of the most important elements of the wedding because photographes stays with you forever. We had personal inventory of more than 70 photographers from across India for selection. We saw potential in Lakshya's work as he has done work of the level of experienced names in the business with his skills in such young age. He is one of the most energetic and enthusiatic guy in his field. Works well if he gets the content right. You can see in his body language the excitement to capture if he sees a good moment. Having said that he still has to grow/learn in his professional approach and outlook. His entusiasm get wings with excellent people in his team (Arshadeep Singh Khalsa, Inderjeet Singh what a peace to have them around -excellent human beings, Titu Ji - what an experienced traditional photographer, a must have for your wedding - you will not loose upon a single shot). We are Looking forward to see his work before we can say more. Obviously things are never perfect but anomilies could be ignored if the end result is good. You can see our detailed review on Lakshay's photogrpahy wed me good /facebook page later.
6 April 2016
Thanks Lakshay, Inderjeet and Shankar for making the wedding look so beautiful in pictures. Each picture is so natural and expressive. The trio have ability to bring out the best. Fell in love with their work. Team is is really friendly and fun.
28 January 2016
Lakshya, Subodh and Arsh together form a superb trio. They make not just the bride and groom feel comfortable but mix up really well with the family members. The shots they capture make you go back in time and recollect the exact ceremonies.They are ready to click and shoot with a smile on their faces even if it is at 4 am in the morning. Thank you for capturing through the lens,the'' once in a lifetime'' ceremony and giving pictures to cherish forever. Kudos to LMP!
4 October 2015
The day I saw lmps work I knew they are the one doing my wedding cinematography , these three boys create magic working so effortlessly and impressively throughout the functions . They also covered my pre wedding shoot creating a lifetime of memories for me . Very helpful no hang ups at all super comfortable to work with . Thanks for the beautiful moments wonderfully captured for a lifetime !!
1 October 2015
I found LMP through WedMeGood. Lakshya is a thorough professional, with his whole team always turning up on time for all the three ceremonies. Also, the whole process of receiving the first draft of pictures and subsequent things went on very smoothly. Thanks to the entire team for capturing the best moments of our life.
21 May 2015
Found LMP through wedmegood's platform and Saw some of their work. Their cinematography was impressive and so we hired them. They are a group of young and creative people, will adjust to your last minute changes and they were adaptive to what we had to suggest. Special thanks to lakshya who did our prewedding shoot twice as the first day was'nt coming up that nice. They will gel along like family.. Lakshya, subodh and arshdeep.. Thanks for such wonderful memories!!