Last Review Updated on 31 May 2018
31 May 2018
Glad to have such a talented team on board. I have to admit it that i wasn’t a fan of getting myself clicked and I wasn’t sure about how will all of the posing and chemistry on camera look like! Sahil is one of their best when it comes to this. He knows it all! Their dedication is 100/100 and kudos to all the members of Lakshya’s team - you’re really patient and lovely !
30 May 2018
Hired the team of 4 for 25th anniversary celebrations! Our venue was Grand Dreams, Okhla. Got Lakshya’s ref from a friend. Very transparent, and his packages r really different from the industry. They made us an AV to be played at the venue which was too good! They also did a small photo session before the big day, like a Prewedding thing. Nice team, with polite nature and very adjusting.
27 May 2018
Lakshya and his team create magic from the most ordinary moments. They went beyond their dedicated roles to accommodate our little wishes and did everything to capture memories like no one else. Getting you on board was my best decision.
10 April 2018
There are good moments and there are bad moments. You need to decide which one of these you want to hold on to. In such a competitive market, with abundance of creativity and ideas, it gets difficult to take the right decision. You then start depending on others to help you take the right decision. Here, the story changes. You need to listen to your heart when it comes to this. You’ll hear end number of stories, good-bad-worst. Bad might make you feel that this can happen with me too. But did you see the good? Good is inside you. If you feel positive and confident enough to go for someone who matches your thinking, that’s enough. Rest is all destiny. We had Safarnama in our destiny. And we have no regrets. Touchwood! They’ve been amazing to us, very professional and friendly at the same time. With more than 2500 raw images, they’ve given us enough to cherish for lifelong. They’ve delivered as per commitments and have been honest about the small delays. Which is okay because being creative isn’t easy. We are absolutely going to recommend you guys in the future for whatever comes up and I hope that each one of you in the team flourishes well!
28 March 2018
Witnessed them at a cousin’s wedding in Jaipur earlier this month and was really impressed by their techniques and the creativity! I just saw my cousin’s small video and they haven’t let her down! It’s come out soooo nice and beautiful!
28 March 2018
The name - ‘Safarnama’ got our attention at firstand after connecting with Lakshya over a call we were really excited to see where this goes. We met him with his crew at an event in chattarpur where they were shooting, and for 2-3 weeks since then, we met for a couple of rounds of coffee sessions to discuss the wedding! They are creative and young and witty and heard our fears and wants with full patience. The results are amazing and I can’t thank them enough!
18 March 2018
Thank you Wmg and Baraati Inc for helping us and making our wedding memorable. We found the best of the best vendors here. Safarnama team gave us such beautiful memories captured thru their lenses, from simplistic save the dates, to exciting same day edit! I couldnt find dulhanama profile to review them, so 5/5 to them also for the gorgeous mehendi giveaways and props. Glad we had all of you onboard with us!
1 March 2018
very few people gel with u for the very first time u meet them. one of them was manwani for me n sheena! our first meeting with him in october and the last which we just had couple of days back, nothing seemed different. his passion towards preweddings n love for instagram got us a viral post on social media. his team is super funny trying to make u comfortable in all ways and try to make u do cheesy stuff without making u realise that it is cheesy!! we wrapped up r deal this week when they handed over r coffee table books to us. kudos to team vistaprint for such a nice quality book. We look forward for an amazing first anniversary shoot now :p
24 February 2018
thank you Mr. Manwani and team for covering our ceremonies beautifully. it was indeed a great experience to have young men on board full of creativity and energy! full marks from our parents too for bring patient with them all throughout!
24 February 2018
Thankyou wedmegood for helping us out to choose our best and most worthy vendors! The team led by inder and laksh was very creative and friendly. They were open to all our requests, specially “not being cheesy” :p Special thanks to Harshit for coordinating the whole wedding! I got married in Delhi and the safarnama team gave us an amazing surprise of same day edit on the last day, after the pheras! We are all glad that we have chosen a set of artists who match r interest levels. Thanks a ton!
22 January 2018
After exploring n number of photographers, we shortlisted few and one of them was safarnama. Meeting with them was a fun one, like meeting our friends. Their work speaks and the team knows that very well. They have the potential to go really up in the field. From pre-wedding to wedding and till the deliverables.. I Love their work. Thanks safarnama for covering us.
4 January 2018
Reading his last couple of reviews, I was taken aback and wanted to share my experience with this team. First of all, never judge someone by listening to one side of the story. I’ve had 3 weddings in my family, and now i’m fully aware of how photography teams work. Because all the 3 weddings had 3 different vendors! And i’m proud to write that Safarnama was the best out of them. Prewedding was spectacular, wedding photos did justice to our events and the videos also turned out pretty decent and within the timeline they promised. Good luck team for 2018!
28 November 2017
One of the most unprofessional people I came across in my whole life. With largely no sense of service or etiquettes, this man (Lakshya) is someone I'd certainly change from my wedding plans if I could. Neither my wife nor I live in India anymore but our wedding was planned in Manesar. This guy was slightly unresponsive during our initial meets but seemed genuinely interested in trying to come up with a good story for our wedding video. We were in a hurry to finalize vendors in India so we hired him and paid his booking fee. We had booked his (their) services for two days. He came on time and started the shoot. His associates were very friendly. Right on the wedding day, he was taking interviews with our friends. Some of them were not available right away so he interviewed a very few and then went missing. I had told him beforehand that we want all our friends covered. My friends were looking for him when the Baraat preparations were going on but they just couldn't find him at all. Once the ceremonies were over, we paid them in full. ON TIME. Then this guy went missing again. We were back in the US and he won't even answer calls or respond to WhatsApp messages. Frustrated, I had to call him repeatedly to get his attention. He delivered each and everything late. Finally, when the teaser came out, we all liked it. He said he will get back with the full video and then again went missing. After multiple frustrated calls, he delivered a 35-minute video when he had promised a 45-minute one. We thought since it's the first draft and we can have the changes made, it will be fine. Again the frustration of no response continued. This guy has a natural talent to make you wonder who paid and who is supposed to provide some service. Mind you, so far, we had not been rude to him. EVER! After a long time of seeing him ignore every attempt to reach him, I wrote him a mail detailing out my issues and the changes we wanted. He still ignored. Frustrated, I called him continuously and then this responds "Since I do not agree with your points, I didn't respond." I mean, WTF! This went on for few more weeks. Same story of responding after 100 attempts and then making false promises. I wish I behaved the same way when it was about paying him. Never pay in full without getting any output! This guy is also a shame for all those hardworking and truly professional wedding photographers and cinematographers and all other vendors who go above and beyond their way to make a wedding memorable. It is November 2017 now. Our wedding was in March 2017. I still do not have my final wedding video. I do not hope to get it anymore. But I do hope that people don't get swayed only by the video. The professionalism and courtesy you get from the people you work with go a long way. Why pay and still be frauded and misbehaved with?
29 July 2017
It has been an absolute wonderful experience getting shot by Lakshya and team. We recently got our pre wedding pictures done andthey 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
29 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!
29 July 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 occasions. Keep up the good work
28 July 2017
Lakshya covered all the functions (mehendi, sangeet, cocktail and wedding). I can't tell you how good a job they did, I think thephotos 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 :)
28 July 2017
Mr. Lakshya and his team members were quite humble. They went an extra mile not once but many times to cover everything, from thesmallest 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
17 July 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
14 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!
13 July 2017
We all cherish memories but when they are presented to you in the form of Lakshya's outstanding work, it definitely takes them to the next level. He is one person who can make pictures speak and can actually transport you the a different world ... a fairy tale land! His props, his angles, his creativity, they all shine through his work... I have recommended him to many friends and have always been thanked by them later for connecting them..!
11 July 2017
There are literally no words to describe Safarnama films photography. After meeting with several photographers, he was the ONLY one we liked. His professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative & very humble with nature. This helped prepare for the big day, especially if you are unsure of how to 'act' in front of the camera. I was absolutely honored to have his team to play such a large role in our wedding. I highly recommend him.
10 July 2017
We found about Safarnama from their Instagram page in the beginning of 2016. We read reviews everywhere and they were all great so we hired them for our wedding in December 2016 for cinematic and traditional photography and videography. Everything was great until the day they were supposed to be there. I really liked their team and how proactive they were in the starting. However later at night they did not cover later part of my sangeet which was quite disappointing. Next is the wedding day which I think was pretty much covered in the photos but I did not see complete videos. After the wedding when I got in touch with him for the teaser that's right after the wedding, he said that I never asked for it so they never covered anything for the teaser. I did get my pictures in 3 months though. The deliverable were not up to the par as my quote included 4-5 minute trailer & 20-30 Minute Wedding Cinematic Film, I did not get the trailer until after 5 months of the wedding which somehow included traditional shots and nothing 4K except mehendi part and still haven't received the longer version of the Film and it has been 7 moths today. The trailer was very low quality so I asked him for the raw files and all he sent me was traditional videos that were not in 4K quality. Only my mehendi was covered in 4K quality and everything else was very inferior quality then the mehendi. In the traditional video I could see that Lakshaya was taking some great shots and was carrying a 4K camera but those videos were nowhere to be found. Safarnama's team did cover my interview when I was getting ready (including my wedding day dressing up video) but did not cover my husband's interview and those videos are not available either. When I asked him for all that coverage he said he doesn't have it and then he stopped responding to my text or calls. Over all the experience was disappointing and frustrating. I would suggest everyone to do their research before picking their wedding photographers as these moments are captured in the videos and photos and you can always revive the memories through them. In my case the functions were not completely covered or the data was lost by Safarnama, I will never know.
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!
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.
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 !!
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!!