Monthly Archives: November 2015

Choose A Wedding Photography Studio Or Photographer?

When it comes to your wedding photoshoot, should you really choose a wedding photography studio in Singapore or just ask a single wedding photographer to help you take the images of you and your spouse?

I would highly recommend you to pick a studio and the following are the reasons why.

First of all, if you only engaged a single wedding photographer for your actual day wedding photoshoot, it is very dangerous because any kind of accident or illness can happen to that photographer. In the unfortunate (though unlikely) case that it happens, you would be unable to proceed with your AD photography. However, if you were to engage a reputable wedding photography studio, you would be able to get a replacement in the unfortunate event something like that actually happens.

Second of all, companies or wedding photography studios will be much more accountable and efficient because they have more than 1 person operating. This means that in the event you need the photos or want to know the status of the editing, you would be able to get a better response. For a photographer, he or she may be too busy with both the sales / customer service side as well as the operations side and he or she might not be able to reply you efficiently.

Third of all, when it comes to a wedding photography studio, you can rest assured that the company will feel compelled only to hire good photographers or they would receive a lot of bad reviews. However, if you only engaged a single photographer, what you would find is that the photographer’s attitude and quality is fixed, so you have got to stick to it once you choose to hire him or her.

All in all, I would really recommend you to consider getting the services of a wedding photography Singapore company instead of only a single bridal photographer. That is the smarter and wiser choice :)

Wedding Photography Vs Videography

Should you get both wedding photography and videography or one of them? And if you were to pick one of them, which one should you go for? After that, which company should you hire or photographer should you engage to help you take your wedding photos and/or videos?

There are so many questions that a engaged couple will be asking due to the vast amounts of logistics and things that they need to sort out for their wedding event (or even pre-wedding photo or video shoot).

Engaging a professional bridal company like would solve your issues. But anyhow, let us discuss.

How much is your budget? Take note that videography would often cost equally much as photography, and because a normal bridal photo package costs around $2000 to $2500, you would ideally need to have $5000 budget for photo and video (for one day only – e.g. either AD or pre-wedding). This is obviously one of the biggest factors if you are not a high income earner.

Secondly, assuming you have the necessary budget, what do you and your spouse thinks of getting a photo and video? If you want it, then you must get it. This is because you already have the necessary budget so money is not an issue – whether you want it or not is the issue so make the decision based on that.

Third of all, if you still want to take a video as well, then should you go for both videography and photography or only one of them? I would recommend most couples in Singapore to get both. This is because you definitely want a photographer for your wedding events so that you can browse through them easily as well as frame some of the images up. To add on, a video is good because you can capture the emotions, movements and laughter at the wedding event which a photograph might not be able to capture fully.

Singapore wedding photography services

If you engaged and are looking for professional wedding photography services in Singapore to help you out for either your ROM, pre-wedding or even actual day photography, then you must have a lot of questions in your mind. In this post, I’ll seek to answer as many of them as humanly possible.

1) How much should my budget be for a professional wedding photographer in Singapore?

Smart question, the rates are different for most countries. Alright, in Singapore, I would have to say that I have seen some as cheap as $1000, but that’s only for one event and is usually by a relatively novice bridal photographer. Moving up slightly, most average wedding photography packages in Singapore will cost you around $2000. Anywhere between $1800 to $2300 is rather average in Singapore. That would be able to get you around 8 hours worth of bridal photography if you’re talking about actual day (AD) photography. The high end one costs around $3000.

2) What kind of things should I look out for when engaging a bridal photographer? (assuming we’re talking about AD shoots).

First of all, you want to make sure that you like the types of photographs that the particular photographer or studio has taken. You must like them as every studio’s style is somewhat different and you cannot go to a particular studio just because your friend owns it or is the photographer but expect him or her to capture entirely different style of wedding photographs for you. Most photographers have a particular style, and though they can deviate from it, they might not deviate a whole lot so you don’t want to end up getting a rude shock. Make sure you like their portfolio first.

Second of all, make sure that you clarify everything that’s provided by his or her services. Sometimes, they only edit or color correct a certain number of photos e.t.c. There is no right or wrong answer here – you just need to know what they offer and be comfortable with it.

3) Teach me how to negotiate cheaper deals for my wedding photographs?

Would you negotiate for a lousier spouse? No, so why would you want to negotiate and skimp on fees so much that you feel shortchanged in the end by the quality of the photos taken at the end too?