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Why It’s Important To Engage A Specialized Wedding Photographer

With the many bridal photography horror stories in Singapore (you can find these stories everywhere on bridal forums), especially the recent one which scandal was so big it even appeared on Straits Times, it’s especially important not to blindly engage a studio without finding out about their photographers.

There are namely two types of wedding studios in Singapore. The first type would be those which are simply wedding gown boutiques or planner which coordinate everything and will package photography services together with their own offered services. The second type would be a wedding photography studio with photographers working for it. I highly recommend that you either go with a single photographer or with the second type of wedding studio as mentioned above. This is because you will be able to vet the quality of their portfolio, as they are usually publicly displayed on their website, and what you see is what you get. However, for the first type of wedding studios as mentioned above, their photographers are usually outsourced or partner companies, and hence it’s harder to know the quality of the eventually engaged wedding photographer’s quality with absolute certainty.

All of the horror stories which come from brides and grooms are related to the first type of wedding studios. Hence, to avoid all that unnecessary troubles, you should simply engage a wedding photography studio instead. I would highly recommend that you choose a studio like mindytanweddings.com or grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore or natstudios.sg for the best results.

Career As A Wedding Photographer in Singapore?

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.