Walk through of actual day bridal photography in Singapore

Actual day bridal photography is very different from pre wedding photography. The things the photographers will need to take note of is far more during actual day bridal photography than pre wedding photography. Normally, actual day wedding photography is only attempted by senior professional wedding photographers. Interestingly, as the culture of the society and racial group influences the actual day wedding event, the actual day wedding photography will be very different for different couples belonging to different society and racial group.

Here in this post, I’m going to give a walk-through of the most common actual Day bridal photography in Singapore. As the majority of the population in Singapore comprises of the Chinese, the example of the actual day wedding event will be following the Chinese customs.

During the actual day bridal photography, two wedding photographers will be needed in order to take a comprehensive wedding album noting both the bride’s and groom’s preparation for the wedding day. One wedding photographer will have to head to the groom’s house while the other wedding photographer will have to head to the bride’s house in the early morning of the actual wedding day. Their tasks are to capture the preparation moments of both the bride and groom.

When the groom is ready, he will head off to the bride’s house to “fetch her”. Normally, the groom, along with his band of brothers, will have to play and pass some games organized by the bride’s sisters. The atmosphere here will be really intense and fast-paced. The wedding photographer will have to standby to capture emotional photographs at all time. Upon successful completion of the games, the groom will be allowed into the house and see the bride. After which, they will pay respects to the bride’s parents by offering them a cup of tea each.

Next, both wedding photographers will follow the bride and groom to the groom’s house where the couple will pay respects to the groom’s parents. This will signal the end of the morning wedding ritual. In the afternoon, the couples will usually just hang out at the groom’s house, waiting for time to pass. The wedding photographers can take a break during this time too.

Things will get very busy during the night when the wedding banquet takes place. Many of the couple’s invited guests will arrive at the wedding banquet event to witness the marriage of the couple. Ideally, one wedding photographer will be attached to the couple and taking pictures of them the entire night. The other wedding photographer will be seen roaming around the ballroom taking pictures of the guests and the environment. Together, the pictures of both wedding photographers will form a holistic story of the entire wedding event.

Why Choose Singapore Wedding Photography?

Although it is not obviously necessary that you should pick to have your photo shoot in Singapore, many couples in the South-East Asia region love coming to Singapore for their wedding photography. I strongly recommend that you pick Singapore Wedding Photography.

Singapore is small and regardless whether you prefer pre-wedding photos with a rural or urban backdrop, you would be able to have both taken within the same wedding photography session and within the same day as well. This is because you can travel from one point to another within Singapore within one hour. This makes it very convenient for your wedding photo shoot. You can have your photography session at East Coast Park and travel to Upper Seletar Reservoir only within 30 minutes. This allows for you to have wedding photographs with lots of different backgrounds in Singapore all within one day as long as you have a car or some form of private transport. (If you need help, some photographers can help you arrange for a private transportation too).

Singapore has lots of beautiful places for your wedding photo shoot. With the famous Gardens by the Bay to the less well known Pulau Ubin, there are both modern as well as rustic locations in Singapore for your photographs to be taken at. If you are from Singapore, then you would obviously know most of these locations – so you should go to more unique spots like Tuas grasslands or Upper Seletar Reservoir. On the other hand, if you’re a foreigner coming to Singapore for your wedding photo shoot only, then check out the world famous Marina Bay Sands and Fullerton Hotel. These are favorite hot spots for tourists for their wedding photo shoots.

I really love the wedding photographs that the following couple has taken in Singapore. Just check them out, and you would definitely want to take your wedding photos in Singapore too!


Rent a wedding gown for your wedding photo shoot

A wedding photo shoot cannot do without a gorgeous wedding gown. That’s the unspoken standard these days. Every brides in Singapore dream of wearing their wedding gown to wedding photo and video shoots, as well as to the wedding banquets to captivate the guests. When people think of brides in a wedding photo or video shoot, the first image of the bride will be her wearing a wedding gown.

There are two options to getting a wedding gown in Singapore – you will either buy it or rent it. I will highly suggest a local wedding gown rental Singapore instead of a purchase. The very practical reason is that you will only be wearing the wedding gown once in your life and it is not wise spending a bomb on it and then putting the gown aside in your wardrobe for years.

When you are renting a wedding gown, you most probably will be spoil for choice. In huge wedding gown rental boutiques such as Grandeur Wedding Studio or Dream Wedding, you will be exposed to thousands of wedding gowns, with different designs, colors, and sizes. A woman can probably spend the entire afternoon in there trying out the wedding gowns.

Apart from your main taste and preferences, you should consult the wedding photographer on his professional opinions too. Why so?

It is very important for the wedding gown to suit the locations and lightnings which you will be holding your wedding photo shoot at. For example, if you are shooting in a place with dark backgrounds and/or dim lights, it is better to wear light colored wedding gowns such as white and yellow gowns. If you are shooting in a place with bright backgrounds and/or bright lights, it is better to wear dark colored wedding gowns such as blue gowns. Contrast is very important in photographs to make objects stand out. Of course, make one of your wedding gown a classic white one. As for the other colors of your wedding gowns, perhaps it is better to listen to the advice of your wedding photographer.

Looking for quality Singapore pre-wedding photography studio

If you have not helped any family, siblings or friends with their wedding planning before, then planning for your own wedding might certainly seem very daunting… especially with all the administrative and back end work you need to do e.g. booking a suitable restaurant for your wedding day banquet, looking for professional make up artists, hiring a good and quality pre-wedding photography studio in Singapore, engaging a photographer and/or videographer for your actual day ceremony e.t.c.

The truth is, you’re right! There are a lot of things to be done for a couple’s wedding in Singapore, but it can be done smoothly if you know how to plan. In this post, I’ll focus on teaching you how to find a good pre-wedding photography studio in Singapore, because that’s one of the biggest concerns that couples pose to me.

First of all, before you go out and search for a pre-wedding photography studio, make sure to discuss carefully with your fiance on what type of photographs he or she thinks is good. Because everyone has different opinions of what makes a wedding photo beautiful, you should check it out with your fiance first and come to a combined conclusion that fits both of your tastes.

Second of all, just Google search them. There are tons of pre-wedding photography studios in Singapore that you can find on Google. I would recommend picking out and listing them and then pick out the 3 photography studios whose bridal images suits you and your fiance’s tastes the most.

Third of all, email or call these studios and ask them for their quotes and levels of services. Finally pick the one studio that falls within your designated budget for a pre-wedding photographer. If there are more than one or all 3 pre-wedding photography studio suits your budget, then you might want to check out their levels of services for the packages. Do all of them provide the exact same things within their package? More often than not, it is different. Some companies may offer free make up artist services while others may offer things such as discounts with affiliated gown rental companies in Singapore. You need to look through all of these and make a decision based on that.

Finally, if all of the 3 studios offer exactly the same things, have the same level of quality as well as prices, then you need to sit down with you fiance and come to a careful conclusion. Or, you could also simply drop by the studio’s office to find out how the photographers’ working styles and personalities are before deciding because that can really impact your photographs. Some studios hire very passive photographers where the customers would direct them while they simply take the images and edit while others are very active in suggestions e.t.c.. Make sure you know what you and your fiance likes and go for it!