Life As A Professional Wedding Photographer In Singapore

Being a professional photographer for weddings and preweddings photo shoots may sound like living the dream, but in reality, it’s about working hard behind the scenes and may not always be as glamorous and fun. You need to have a passion for photography and weddings in general if you want to have a fulfilling career as a professional wedding photographer.

Just like any other profession in Singapore, being a wedding photographer requires you to constantly keep up with the trends in weddings as well as bettering your photography skills. This is a lifelong journey and not something that you simply learn over a few years and stop. You want to continually improve your skills and gain experience over the years to make the skills even more valuable and impressive. The best photographers are able to capture beautiful wedding moments not because they are highly skilled or experienced – but both.

In all honesty, Singapore weddings are mostly held on the weekends. This means that for you to be a professional, full time wedding photographer, you would need to be working on weekends most of the time. Therefore, if you are the type of person who cannot give up ‘social life’, I recommend you find a career elsewhere. However, if you have a big passion for wedding photography, trust me, you won’t regret going for it.

In the beginning stages, unless you’ve already been in general photography for many years, you would do better off by tagging with a wedding photography studio in Singapore. This is because it is hard for you to get clients as an individual in Singapore if you do not have much wedding photographs in your portfolio. When you tag along with a studio, you get both income as well as more images in your portfolio.

Life as a wedding photographer is far from a typical corporate life – but who wants to be average? Be a wedding photographer today.

Singapore Actual Day Wedding Photographers

There are lots of professional photographers in Singapore which take actual day wedding photo shoots for couples. However, only a small handful of them are truly professional and great at what they do. If you need a great bridal photographer, feel free to contact Grandeur for their photographers.

Here’s what makes an actual day (AD) wedding photographer good, and I will also recommend some top professional photographers in Singapore.

First of all, an actual day wedding photographer must be very skilled at what he or she does – this is because he or she would need to operate without any assistance during the actual day. For prewedding photography, the photographer can take his or her time to take certain images. However, the timeframe for each photograph during the actual day ceremonies will be very short, and most of the images are candid. This means that the photographer has very little chance to re-take any of the images, unlike that of prewedding photography. A good AD photographer is a person who is skilled, experienced and is able to keep his or her cool even though he or she may only have a few seconds to take certain great looking photographs (e.g. the groom and bride putting on the wedding rings on each other’s ring fingers).

Second of all, a good AD bridal photographer must be able to edit his or her taken photographs quickly. There is usually a wedding dinner photo montage and the photographer must be able to edit the best photographs he or she took during the earlier part of the day and put them into a photo montage to be showcased at the wedding dinner. There is only a very short time frame to do this, and thus only top photographers in Singapore do actual day wedding photography. Every one else offers only pre-wedding photo shoots where they can take their own time photographing.