Every professionals must stay in touch with their industry and know the future trends. They must know the underlying and future trends so that they will be able to adapt to their industry changes. Likewise, as a professional wedding photographer myself, I have been keeping track of all the Singapore wedding photography trends.
1. Indoor wedding photography is going to be extinct. In my experience, the number of people asking for indoor wedding photography decreases every year. Sooner or later, everyone will just be taking outdoor wedding photography. No one will take indoor wedding photography anymore. Indoor wedding photography is too rigid. On the other hand, the creativity that can be applied on outdoor photography is boundless. You can choose to have your wedding photo shoots any where you feel like it. The entire photo shoot experience will be much more relaxed and comfortable outside than being cooped in a studio. Moreover, people also feel the societal pressure to take outdoor wedding photography just because everyone else is doing it. Indoor wedding photography is perceived as outdated in Singapore.
2. White and pink gowns
The most commonly wore gowns by the brides are white and pink in color in my experience. What color of wedding attire the couples are wearing does make a difference to the photographer. You will have to choose the wedding venue wisely, taking into consideration the different colors that will be inside the photograph. Colors should blend together with each other and make the photograph look awesome.
3. Natural backdrop
More and more people prefers to have their wedding photographs taken in natural, scenic places rather than urban backdrops. I guess Singaporeans are tired of seeing modern buildings and skyscrapers which can be associated to stress and work. They want to take their wedding photographs in somewhere relaxing and stress-free.
Well, I’m sure that you have seen all kinds of beautiful looking wedding photographs. However, did you even take 10% of the time you spend looking at beautiful wedding photographs to look at weird or funny looking photo?
I mean, some people around this world take seriously odd looking wedding photographs! Just check out the above video and I think you will understand what I’m talking about.
If you watch the above video, you would definitely feel very awkward at some parts, especially the thumbnail. I mean, why on earth would people do that for their wedding photographs? I think it’s really odd. But since I’m not them, I just enjoy myself and take a good, long laugh at the above funny wedding photographs. haha.
Did you see those where other people accidentally photobombed the wedding images? For goodness sake, that’s a wedding photograph, make sure to get a photographer who knows what he or she is doing so you don’t get such horrible looking photographs taken.
Luckily I got a good photography studio in Singapore. Grandeur, for my wedding just last year.
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.