A good wedding photographer in Singapore must not only possess good wedding photography skills and photo editing skills to beautify the pictures, but he also must be able to manage relationships well. His social skills need to be polished. A good illustration and example of a real life wedding photographer who’s great at customer service would be Alvin from famed Singapore wedding photography studio – GrandeurWeddingStudio.com/photography-singapore/
The photography line is a service line. Photographers in Singapore are all selling their services. It is naturally demanded that the vendors should provide a good service to their clients. Not only must the wedding photographers be polite to their clients at all times, the wedding photographer must build a healthy relationship between the clients and themselves. If you have a good working relationship, jobs get done easier as people are more willing to cooperate and listen to each other. It is especially important in Singapore’s wedding photography service industry where the wedding photographer will need to work closely with the clients, giving frequent instructions and guidance to the clients to strike beautiful pose for their wedding photo shoot.
Furthermore, the wedding photographer should be able to promote the healthy relationship between the clients (husband and wife) during the wedding photography session as well. It is part of the wedding photographer’s role to ensure that the whole atmosphere during the wedding photo shoot stays positive throughout the photo shoot. Sometimes, clients may quarrel with each other over any reasons and if there are no one there to try to cool things down and revert things back to normal, things may be out of hand. The worst situation that can happen during a wedding photo shoot is quarrels between couples which will lead them to be angry with each other. With this atmosphere, no wedding photo shoot can continue properly and well. The purpose of a wedding photo shoot is to capture the loving spirit and feeling between the couples. There is no point of a wedding photo shoot if the couples cannot display this loving affection for each other.
Hence, as you can see, especially in Singapore where business competition can be very fierce, a good wedding photographer in Singapore needs to be both technically skills and socially skilled to ensure the smooth process of the wedding photo shoot.
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!
According to how I’m marketing this page, it is likely that most of you reading this blog would be women in Singapore in your early and mid 20s, looking to get married within the next 5 to 8 years!
Am I right? 😛
Ok, anyway, here is a quick introduction to the various things you need to note when choosing to rent or purchase a wedding gown in Singapore. If you are looking to purchase or rent a bridal gown in Singapore, this is a must-read post for you.
1) Headdress or veil
Yes, there are gown companies which actually sell the headdress or veils separately from the gown. You want to make sure that you check this point out with the bridal gown company before making any kind of decision. Some of them sell it together. So either way, just make sure you know how it is and then make the informed decision after knowing this.
2) Your body type
Some of the bridal gowns are built for women with a bustier chest while others are made for those who are more petite. Also, there are wedding dresses which are meant for taller women, while others are meant for shorter women. In short, both your height and the shape of your body will greatly determine which types of wedding dress will fit you the best. Do not simply go with a particular style because you like it – unless it also suits your height and body shape. Here’s a link to help you find your body shape and thus pick the right wedding gown.
Other than you body shape, make sure that the size of the wedding dress fits you to the T. If it doesn’t, make sure to alter it until it does. Also, if you do not have bra that will look good in that dress, make sure you go and get one which fits. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable or worse still look bad in your wedding gown on the actual day of your marriage. Make sure you look good and feel good by picking a dress which suits your size (whether that is plus size or petite or normal).
I do not recommend people to go with the trends. If you have noticed, there are periods of time where dresses of a particular (unique) style is really popular. Don’t pick these type of dresses as you will find that they look really bad many years from now when you look back on your marriage photos. This is because trends are only temporary. Make sure to pick a wedding dress which will be timeless. If you don’t know how to pick a ‘timeless’ wedding dress, then make sure to get someone who knows what this means to go along with you to the try-out session!