Engage A Wedding Photography Studio Vs Photographer

Here’s why you should engage a wedding photography studio in Singapore.

First of all, Singapore has a lot of talented wedding photographers. These wedding photographers either work for a wedding photography studio in Singapore or they might simply be sole proprietors running their own business. All of them are pretty talented, but I would suggest to you to find and work with a studio instead of a single Singapore wedding photographer. When you engage a studio, you need to know that you’re engaging a company with at least a handful of wedding photographers – you’re never really engaging just one photographer (who doubles as an editor and salesperson). The danger with engaging just a sole proprietor photographer is that he or she has limited time and has to deal with too many things. When this happens, the level of customer service support provided by them will definitely be limited. Additionally, if he or she falls ill accidentally, he or she would not be able to take wedding photographs for you, and he or she may need to engage a replacement. It’s ok if the wedding photographer in Singapore engage a replacement photographer – but the issue is that you do not necessarily know the quality of the replacement. However, when it comes to a wedding photography studio in Singapore, you can rest assured that the quality of whichever bridal photographer they assign to you will be up to the standards of the studio (which you have already verified from their website portfolio).

Second of all, a wedding photographer in Singapore might not have customer service support as good as that of a wedding photography studio. This is because a photographer may not be able to handle all the customers possible in Singapore – therefore, he does not need to provide stellar services to generate lots of word of mouth marketing. He just needs a little amount of it before all his time will be filled up performing wedding photo shoots for his customers. However, a wedding photography studio will be more ambitious and want aggressive growth through marketing and word of mouth efforts. To achieve that, their quality and customer service support has to be absolutely excellent. This is another reason why I recommend couples looking to take their wedding photo shoots in Singapore to engage a studio instead of a single photographer. This is a reason that few people think of but is an extremely valid concern and point.

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Finding The Perfect Wedding photographer

It can be really difficult but every couple wants to find the perfect wedding photographer Singapore. Here are some tips and my two cents on finding the perfect photographer for your wedding.

First and foremost, if you don’t like the quality and type of wedding photographs that a particular photographer has taken – do NOT try him or her out. Wedding photography is not something that you can repeat easily. Don’t risk using a wedding photographer you don’t really like for the sake of saving a few hundred dollars. Always pick a wedding photographer based on quality first – then price and other considerations. Only shortlist those Singapore wedding photographers whose bridal images portfolio you truly love. You should shortlist around 2-3 wedding photographers.

Secondly, ask them about their packages and take note of the kind of services that they provide. Some wedding photographers in Singapore might provide transport and make up services free of charge while others might charge for some of these services. Always ask and do not assume anything when it comes to something so important. All these little costs will add up to a significant amount if it is not revealed early on and you keep requesting for their services.

Thirdly, talk to them. There are some photographers who are very passive while others are very initiated. Some of them would constantly suggest poses and locations to go for your AD or pre-wedding photoshoot. However, others would be passive and simply wait for your instructions. You can usually tell these biases even before officially engaging them. Some couples prefer a more initiated wedding photographer while other couples prefer to have the bridal photographers take pictures of what they want.

Finally, when you talk to the wedding photographer, you would also get a better sense of what kind of personality he or she has. Sometimes, some people just cannot work with certain other people. Make sure that both you and your fiance are able to communicate with the wedding photographer.

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Actual Day Wedding Photography – What To Expect

If you have not yet already engaged AD wedding photography services in Singapore and you have less than 2 months to your wedding, hurry! Otherwise your favorite wedding photographer or bridal studio might not be available for booking on your actual day. Most studios have bookings up to 1 year in advance, and so you should better hurry.

Here are some things to expect for your AD photography in Singapore. First and foremost, you should appoint either a bridesmaid or best man to help you and your fiance point out to the wedding photographer who are the important people at the wedding event whom you want to be photographed. There are definitely people like your best friends or parents whom you want photographed more often than other ‘random’ people at your weddings, and these are things that you need someone’s help for to point out to the engaged AD wedding photographer.

Secondly, the wedding photographer may or may not have a car. Please kindly check with them and make the necessary arrangements e.g. catering a space in a car for him or her so that his or her travelling will be smooth for your AD photo shoot.

Third of all, not every single actual day wedding photographer in Singapore will actually provide a same day edit video or photo montage for viewing during your dinner banquet. Make sure to clarify such things or you may get a nasty surprise on the actual day of your wedding – and you certainly don’t want that to happen to you or your fiance!

Fourthly, there are some exotic places which strictly prohibits photography for whatever reason. Make sure to check out whether the location is suitable for wedding photography, or if you’re not sure, to check this out with the actual day wedding photography studio or photographer. Clarify such legal things before proceeding.

Your wedding photographer is not a superman. If you want a video shot at your wedding too, engage the wedding photography studio’s videographer services and don’t be a scrooge. He can’t possibly take both photographs and videos at the same time.

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Essential attire during wedding photography – wedding gowns and suits

During wedding photo shoots, it is naturally expected that brides should be dressed in wedding gowns while grooms to be dressed in formal suits. Wedding gowns and suits have become the trendy wedding attire for the current era. This trend was started by the westerners and is now adopted by people from most countries around the world.

A wedding gown especially, has huge meaning to the females. Most of the females are looking forward to wearing their wedding gowns which will signify that they will be getting married and moving on to start a family. Many have the mindset that wedding gowns should only be wore during weddings. It is agreed by many that women wearing wedding gowns look the most beautiful. There is no doubt about it. Personally, I am captivated by the fine details and elegant aura exudes by wedding gowns. It is no surprise that wedding gowns cost a bomb too – ranging from low hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a piece.

While every women will want to possess a wedding gown uniquely to themselves, they are set back by the high price tag. They will start to be more realistic and weigh their material desire for the wedding gown against the price. Naturally there comes an option for women to rent wedding gowns instead. Wedding boutiques boomed and offer wonderful wedding gowns for rental. This allows the women to get hold of a beautiful wedding gown to look beautiful at their wedding event without spending a bomb.

Wedding suits, on the other hand, are just formal business suits or tuxedos wore by men during formal occasions. Moreover, they are not very expensive as well if compared to wedding gowns. Hence, there are much fewer concerns when it comes to getting wedding suits for the wedding.

A wedding photo shoot will only be complete if the couple is properly dressed in wedding gowns and suits, symbolic attire for weddings.

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How To Pick A Good Wedding Photography Company

Here are some tips on picking the best possible wedding photography firm in Singapore for you and your lovely spouse. Your wedding photographs is a very important aspect of your marriage, because it represents the start of an official married life together, and it also represents hope and love for the future.

It is exceedingly crucial that you end up with a good wedding photography company that is customer oriented. Just like picking your spouse, it is very important to pick out the good wedding photography company if you want to be happy after the shoot and when the results of the photographs come out.

Grandeur Wedding is one of the best outdoor wedding photography and videography studio in Singapore, so I will be using them as an example when discussing how to identify a good studio.

For our purposes, let us keep to outdoor wedding photography and/or videography.

First of all, a great company like Grandeur Wedding Studio would have a tremendously amazing looking wedding photograph and/or video portfolio which must appeal to me. Everyone’s tastes are different and this is true even between spouses. However, there would definitely be photographers’ whose images look so poor that both my spouse and I refuse to engage them. If you don’t feel 100% comfortable with the quality of the images taken by the bridal photographer, do not engage them no matter how affordable e.t.c. they seem. This is because you cannot retake bridal day photos, and you would only be able to regret and find yourself unable to change the past.

Secondly, they would definitely have some good reviews on either Google plus or Facebook or something places like that online. Just make sure they do not have any particularly legitimate and bad reviews.

Third of all, ask your married friends or relatives if they have heard of that company before. In the case of Grandeur Wedding Studio, most people in Singapore have heard about it due to good word of mouth marketing and/or through their various marketing / advertising channels. Generally, it is better to work with a reputable and well-established company than find and bet on a single, budding wedding photographer. Look, it’s your wedding, you’re buying a once-in-a-lifetime investment and not buying a noodle meal. Invest only in highly experienced and great bridal photographer AND NEVER skimp on quality. This is the worst shoot to help a friend. Instead, choose only a renowned premium quality wedding photographer and/or photography studio like Grandeur Wedding Studio.

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You Should Take Pre-Wedding Videos Too!

On top of the usual wedding photographs that I encourage all couples to go for, I would highly recommend you to pick up a wedding video package too. This is because Singapore has several really good wedding studios like https://plus.google.com/+Grandeurweddingstudio, and by taking a video with a company like theirs, you are able to go above and beyond most other couples!

Just watch the following video later. Most couples that go for wedding films actually only hire a videographer for their actual day wedding ceremony to capture the day’s happening. However, I recommend you to go for pre-wedding videography if you want to really capture fun and excitement and keep making you and your spouse interested in each other and loving each other always because you always created such fun memories with each other.

Just check out the following video – Renjith and Ginju look like they had TONS of fun filming the following wedding video xD I love how it looks like they’re the James bond couple out of a Bollywood movie taken in Singapore. It’s amazing and exciting to film such a video (from my point of view as a professional photographer and occasional videographer) and I strongly believe that the couple must feel WAY more excited to see the final product (a lovely pre-wedding film and movie that the couple will love to watch and let their children watch for the rest of their lives).

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ROM bridal photography and videography

When someone mentions bridal photography and videography, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? I’m sure most of you will think of the actual day wedding photography and videography. You will probably be imagining the wedding photographers and videographers running around the wedding banquet ballroom busy following the bride and groom, taking photographs and videos of them. The second thing on your mind would be the pre wedding photography and videography. This may be because you will always see the wedding couples’ pre wedding album placed on the reception table outside of the wedding banquet ballroom during the actual wedding day.

But is bridal photography and videography limited to these two events (pre wedding and actual day wedding) only?

The answer is no!

There is also ROM bridal photography and videography services available to people. In terms of popularity, many people would prefer hiring photographers and videographers for their pre wedding and actual day wedding. This may be because they value the significance of the pre wedding and actual day wedding event being higher than the ROM event. I would think otherwise.

I always thought that the ROM event is the most significant event to the wedding couple. ROM is the event which formally signifies the marriage of the wedding couple, and is witnessed by all their family members and close friends. It is the first big event in the wedding couples’ journey together. It will be a waste to miss taking precious photographs of the atmosphere and moments of the ROM ceremony. During the pre wedding shoot and actual day wedding event, the wedding couples and their family members may be putting on a front to look good in front of their guests and cameras. However, during the ROM event, as the reality of the wedding couple being officially married sunk into their heads, true emotions spurred at the moment can be hard to contain and naturally flow out. It’s when you can see wedding couples and parents drop tears of joy naturally.

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What Makes A Beautiful Wedding Photo?

There are many reasons why couples love Grandeur Wedding Studio – they take amazingly beautiful wedding photographs (you can check out their website www.grandeurweddingstudio.com to find out what I mean).

However, what makes their wedding images so special is really because of their tremendous focus on capturing posed images with natural emotions as well as higher colour saturation when it comes to the photographs. Here’s why it looks so good.

When the images are not posed, the couples may look awkward because they may be standing in a weird, uncomfortably position at that particular moment. Although some ‘photographers’ claim being captured in a natural pose makes for a beautiful photograph, I strongly disagree with that. I think the pose must be comfortable and specially held there.

Next of all, even though I recommend standing in a good pose, I do not recommend holding a smile for long periods of time. In fact, it’s important to first get the couple to loosen up, and when they’re laughing and joking as though the wedding photographer is not there, and they’re behaving like they usually would without anyone looking, that is the period of time where they would be most comfortable. At this point in time, a professional and good wedding photographer like Grandeur Wedding Studio’s photographers will then ask the couple to suddenly keep a particular pose. This ensures that the couple will be in a beautiful pose while still retaining the great and lovely emotions they were experiencing just seconds prior to this. This is a big key to great wedding photography. Only the best in Singapore are able to take such images for couples.

Finally, no matter how much emotions the bridal photographer captures, it is not nice unless the photographs’ color saturation is also sufficiently high. This is because the perfect lighting cannot possibly be achieved under every circumstance even with all the different high tech equipment. Hence, the photographer will usually enhance the color saturation upon editing of the images and that will make the colors on the photographs look really vivid. This is why you often see super vivid and beautiful wedding photographs after the company or studio has edited them.

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