If you know you’re going to get married within the next 2 years, you might probably start looking around for professional Singapore wedding photographers and have a general idea of the industry rather than searching for them last minute a few months before your wedding only and end up hiring a sub-par photographer. Additionally, because most professional wedding photographers are busy, you might want to book them up front by booking them early. Most other customers (couples) would book the wedding photographer up to 1 year ahead of their actual wedding day – hence you might want to keep this in mind when searching and hiring your wedding photographer.
For actual day photography, it is very straightforward. However, you need to figure out what type of pre-wedding photography shoot you want. This is because there are companies and bridal studios which only specialize in outdoor shoots while others might only specialize in indoor studio shots. Make sure you discuss this with your spouse thoroughly which one you and your spouse make a decision. If you have the necessary budget, you might even opt for both indoors and outdoors photography.
Always check out the photography studio’s portfolio or just the wedding photographer’s images. This is very important rather than only relying on reviews. This is because everyone’s idea of a good photograph is vastly different and you would not be able to know for sure whether you would like the images taken by the photographer your family or friend recommended. Hence, always look at the portfolio alongside your spouse (yes, even your spouse might have different tastes from you).
Always ask what would happen in the unexpected situations / circumstances whereby the wedding photographer were to accidentally fall ill on the day of the shoot (especially for actual day photo shoot). Make sure that you work with a photography company instead of a sole proprietor if you do not want to be faced with unexpected disasters.
There are many beautiful wedding photographs you can easily find on the internet. For example, below are 3 wedding photographs that I have found on the internet.
There are many other wedding photographs available on the internet. While browsing through them, you may think that it may be easy taking these wedding photographs for all the pictures look so awesome and amazing. I have not came across any wedding photographs which are ugly. Is it really so easy to take those wedding photographs as all of them look so good? Well, the answer is simply not. It is logical that ugly photographs will not be shared on the internet at all. This same logic applies to photos appearing on social media. People only wants to share awesome photographs and not ugly ones to promote their self-worth and value.
If you are interested to know how to take a good wedding photograph, you will need to take these things into consideration:
1. Focus. The number 1 priority is to get your camera focus right. The photographer will have to focus on the wedding couple in every shots. The wedding couple are the main objects in every photographs, not the environment.
2. Lightning. There are 2 types of lightning to take note of – the natural environmental lightning and your man-made lightning. You will have to blend in the 2 types of lightnings to make your shots beautiful. The purpose of the lightning is to shine light on the wedding couple to aid in the camera focus on them.
3. Angle. There are different angles that you can take the wedding couple in. The wedding couple will look differently in every different angle. It is up to you to discover which angle will produce the most beautiful pictures.
4. Distance. Both the distance between the photographer to the objects and the distance between the objects have to be taken into consideration.
5. Shuttle speed. Shuttle speed determines the stability and focus of the pictures. It is an advanced stage of photography to learn to master configuring the best shuttle speed for every pictures.
The above 5 points are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what a professional wedding photographer needs to master. If you find them tedious and starts to acknowledge that perhaps it is not that easy to take good wedding photographs yourselves after all, it is still best to engage a wedding photographer or a wedding photography studio such as Grandeur Wedding Studio to help you take pictures for your wedding.
Finding a good wedding photography studio like Grandeur Wedding or Wayne Studio in Singapore may not be easy if you do not know how to do so. This is usually the case for first time married couples and they would not know where to look. No worries! You only want to get married once, so it’s hard to get experience for this. So let me help you out because I was a certified wedding planner in Singapore (now a tai tai and retired).
One of the most important things you should note is to first thoroughly discuss with your spouse as to what both you and he / she thinks is a great wedding photograph. Some people love outdoor photo shoots while others prefer indoor shoots. Some like the natural lighting and scenery of the outdoors in Singapore such as Botanic Gardens, Helix Bridge or Fullerton Hotel (yes, as long as it is not shot within a bridal photography studio, it is considered an ‘outdoor’ shoot), while others prefer the indoor shoots with props and background. Everyone’s tastes is really different. Do not assume that your soon to be spouse has the exact same tastes as you do or you might get a shock in future. Discuss and clarify before taking this step.
Next, it is highly advisable that you either look for friends or family whose wedding photographs you really love and ask them for a referral. Don’t ask for a referral this way hoping for a discount. Ask for a referral this way so that you get a quality photographer. On the other hand, if you don’t have any friends or family members whose wedding images you particularly love, just opt to go online. It’s my personal recommended method anyway. This is because when you go online, you are able to see many wedding photography studios in Singapore and their corresponding portfolio on their website. This makes you save a lot of time and become much more productive. With the Internet, there is no more excuse that you need to waste months or years looking around for a good photography studio or ‘settle’ for a less than ideal wedding photographer in Singapore – because the Internet bridges so many gaps that were present in the past. Amazing isn’t it? It’s so simple to look for them now. Just type something like ‘wedding photography Singapore’ into the Google search or any other kind of good search engines and you would be able to find many studios all at once!