Being a professional wedding photographer can be a really rewarding experience, although it is sadly seldom considered by most people who live in Singapore.
There is a very strong sense that only if you are a lawyer, doctor or financial employee that you will be successful and happy in Singapore but that is far from the truth. What makes people happy is doing what they love… and there are some people who truly love photography, but don’t dare to chase their passion. I recommend you to go boldly after your dream.
If you already love bridal photography, you’re going to love working as a professional photographer in this industry. This is because working as a photographer will be providing you with lots of freedom. You are free to choose clients and clients are free to choose you as well. You will be able to pick when you want to work (if you cannot make it on a particular client’s photo shoot date, then simply reject him or her). Of course, this also means that you will make less income if you constantly reject jobs.
If you love seeing people being truly happy and in bliss with each other, then being a wedding photographer is the best thing that can possibly happen to you. Every day during your job, you will be meeting couples and seeing them being all blissful together, during one of the most exciting and blissful periods of their soon to be married together lives.
My opinion is that, if you love photography, go become a wedding photographer by starting off as a freelancer. That would give you tremendous amounts of working experience. Although less explored, it does provide you with lots of fun (if you have passion for photography) and freedom – which will make you happy.