5 Top Places To Shoot Wedding Photographs In Singapore

Here the 5 favorite locations in Singapore that many couples go to for their pre-wedding as well as their actual day wedding photo shoot. Some of these recommendations are provided by photographers such as Guan Hui from famous Bloc Memoire as well as Alvin, the founder of the now equally famous Grandeur Wedding Studio.

  1. Hort Park
    An equally hot favorite for pre-wedding photography in Singapore as well as for couples having their actual wedding day ceremony, Hort Park provides a great backdrop for couples to use for their wedding photographs. With lots of flora around the entire place, as well as its convenient location in central of Singapore, Hort Park is a hot favorite for both couples with cars and without cars.
  2. Gardens By The Bay
    Although this place has become a bit cliche as many couples are going there for their wedding photography, it’s still a gorgeous place. In fact, it’s one of the best places in Singapore you can possibly go to take photographs at for your bridal shoot because it is so unique looking. Despite located less than 1 km away from the city, it feels so unique and looks like a beautiful alien city in Singapore.
  3. Fullerton Bay Hotel
    Look at the photograph – just look at it.
    Fullerton Bay Hotel Wedding Picture
    Can you believe that’s taken in Singapore? It’s a beautiful place, where it’s also sparsely populated. This means that it will be easy for your wedding photographer to capture an absolutely amazing and gorgeous wedding photograph at the Fullerton Bay Hotel for you and your spouse. It looks gorgeous. It’s a must go place if you plan to hold your wedding or take your pre-wedding photography in Singapore.
  4. Botanic Gardens
    Did you really think I’m not going to mention it? Botanic Garden is a UNESCO Heritage site, and it certainly deserves the name in Asia. Botanic Gardens of Singapore is definitely one of the most beautiful and amazing spots for weddings as well as couple photoshoots in Singapore. It’s a must go to location for couples of all age and religion and race.
  5. Marina Bay Sands Wedding Ballroom
    This is for couples looking for inspiration for actual day wedding ceremony locations. Got a ton of money? Got a ton of friends? Then Marina Bay Sands Wedding Ballroom is definitely the best fit for you. Commonly used for conventions and extremely large and posh events, this is the place to go if you want the grandest looking wedding ceremony in Singapore.

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!

Beautiful Wedding Venues In Singapore City Center

There are lots of beautiful rural areas in Singapore still available for your wedding photo shoot if you prefer the outdoors and nature. However, not everyone might like the outdoors, and some prefer indoors and city area. That’s perfectly fine too!

Here are some of the best wedding venues in Singapore city center that you might want to check out if you are looking for inspiration.

  1. Fullerton Bay Hotel

One of the most beautiful locations in Singapore, it is situated right smack in the city center and yet still feels very spacious and calm. With the Marina Bay waters around it, Fullerton Bay Hotel is a grand place for weddings and couples who love the city but still wants to feel as though their wedding was held at a magical and secluded location might want to give Fullerton Bay Hotel a serious consideration. It should definitely be on the list of top wedding venues in Singapore.

2. Salt and Grill Sky Bar

For couples who wish to get married within the clouds of Singapore, they can opt to go to Salt and Grill Sky Bar 55 storeys above the ION Orchard. Located at the rooftop of the ION Orchard building in Singapore, Salt and Grill Sky Bar offers top Australian cuisine and can be converted into a beautiful venue for couples who love the idea of being married in the clouds:) They have really good food too.


A hot favorite for couples, it is located right smack in the middle of Singapore, and yet it feels as though it was situated on an island of its own. In fact, the moment you enter CHIJMES, you will find yourself in a different world, which doesn’t even feel like Earth. It feels like heaven. It’s amazing how it can evoke such emotions considering how it is situated in between high rise buildings like the Swissôtel The Stamford but you cannot hear the hustle and bustle of the roads once you enter it… Making it a very convenient yet peaceful location for couples who love this.

4. Parkroyal on Pickering


With a few branches in Singapore, the one on 3 Upper Pickering Street is a hot favorite of people who love architecture. For architecture buffs, you might want to consider having your wedding here. Additionally, they also have a very heavy ‘green’ theme throughout the hotel and focuses on using wood and natural materials for their building.

5. Swissôtel The Stamford

wedding at swissotel

One of the highest buildings in the city center of Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford is a hot spot for couples who once again, love weddings in the clouds. The place is big, as it is also sometimes used as a center for business conventions. You would definitely have sufficient space here for your dream wedding.

4 Magical Wedding Photography Places In Singapore

Here are some of the most mystical looking places in Singapore that you can go to for your wedding photography Singapore (Check out http://www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore if you need a good wedding photography studio in Singapore).

A. Upper Seletar Reservoir

upper seletar reservoir

One of the most scenic places on a clear day, Upper Seletar Reservoir is a hot favorite among couples who like taking their bridal pictures with nature as the backdrop. It is a truly amazing looking and serene place for wedding photography in Singapore.

In my opinion, it is one of the largest areas in Singapore where you cannot see any buildings even in the horizon. This is hard to find in such a city like Singapore where everywhere has high rise buildings as well as people. There are not many people at Upper Seletar Reservoir in Singapore too because it is extremely inconvenient unless you had a private car transport.

B. Sentosa Beaches

sentosa beach

Sentosa beaches are well-known for its wild parties, but it’s also a fantastic place and location for couples to get their pre-wedding photography session at! Look at how pretty Sentosa can be at night. Most couples take pre-wedding photos on Sentosa beaches in the day but some of them hold outdoor wedding dinners on the beaches and it can be a really exhilarating experience due to the sound of the sea hitting lightly against the soft sand with peace and serenity everywhere.

C. Hort Park

hort park

Full of beauty nature backdrops, Hort Park is the park version of Upper Seletar Reservoir. Both of them have the same feeling in that you cannot see most urban developments when there, but Hort Park obviously has many more trees and flora whereas Upper Seletar Reservoir is better for open-spaces.

D. Tuas

tuas wedding image

Even though most couples in Singapore associate Tuas with industrial developments and oil companies, that is not the whole truth. There are beautiful places of nature in the extreme West end of Singapore – Tuas. I assure you there is no other place in Singapore like Tuas if you love the open field concept of wedding photographs.

The above are truly beautiful places in Singapore you and your fiance should explore for your wedding photo shoot. Most people overlook these places and flock to popular ones such as Marina Bay Sands or Gardens by the Bay. Instead, you should opt for such places to make your wedding photos look more unique and perhaps even more stunning!

Amazing Wedding Photos Of Singapore Couples

Check out this very beautiful wedding photo by 2 of Us Photography.

2 of us wedding photograph

Personally, I think it looks like a wonderful image. (Although I have to admit that I prefer the overall setting and soft lighting created by the talented wedding photographer at 2 of Us photography over the spinning bride. I feel that the picture might look much more beautiful if the bride and groom had just been holding a stationary position or of them gazing into each others’ eyes.

However, other than that, i think it evokes a sense of amazement and beauty in my opinion. What do you think?

Now, let’s move on to a picture by Grandeur Wedding. I love this image because it looks so natural – it is a case where the bride is simply overwhelmed by the emotions of the wedding that she’s crying because she’s so touched. I think it’s a photograph taken during the actual day of the ceremony where they are on stage and the groom is probably telling everyone the story of how they met or how much he loves her.

bride touched

This is another picture, although I’m not sure who took this image.

couple in the fields

I think this image looks really cool. I am not sure who took this image but I think it looks really pretty. I like pictures of couples against the nature because it feels very natural. This is especially nice because the couple has a very smile and pose and it almost looks as though the wedding image was taken mid action while the couple was talking to each other.

Altogether, I like ‘real’ looking wedding photographs. I feel that such images convey a lot more emotions than a simple posed one.

I always advocate taking outdoor wedding photography when it comes to pre-wedding photo shoots, and getting an actual day wedding photographer whose portfolio is full of images which looks natural and beautiful.