What Makes A Wedding Photo Great? (Singapore Version)

Many aspects of a wedding photo shoot will add up and make a wedding photo look great – however, what are the most important aspects that affect it? Here are some of the wedding photography aspects necessary for an image to look awesome!!!!

  • Natural lighting. No matter what you say, I don’t like false lighting. I love outdoor shoots – they are filled only with natural light! I like daytime outdoor wedding photographs – they look simply gorgeous and perfect.
  • A happy couple. At the end of the day, if you two are forced to marry with each other or somehow haven’t sorted out whatever lame arguments you two had, you will not look good in the wedding photographs.
  • Maybe you love the city life and the backdrop. However, I love the secluded areas in Singapore for wedding photographs. This is because it just looks that much more magical to me.

From the above points, you can possibly tell that what makes a wedding photograph in Singapore look special and great is actually to do with your personal preference! Everybody has different preferences, so make sure to pick a photographer whose portfolio and style is similar to your idea of what’s a nice wedding photo. If you love a secluded, natural and magical feel to your pre wedding or actual day wedding pictures, then check out Grandeur Wedding Studio (www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore) – they fit my tastes and preferences and I recommend them to you if you also have a similar preference for wedding photographs in Singapore as I do for such images and pictures. It really depends on your preferences, and so make sure to discuss with your spouse prior to selecting and choosing a particular Singapore studio or wedding photographer.

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Picking A Wedding Gown: For Singapore Brides ONLY

Asians have a different body type and general size as compared to European counterparts. This means that if you’re a European, you probably shouldn’t look to Asia for wedding gown inspirations, and for Asians in Singapore, you need to check if you have a similar body type before you try on a particular wedding gown you just saw on Vogue magazine. Anyway if you need a wedding dress in Singapore, try looking for http://www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/gowns. They have partnerships with several bridal dress rental studios in Singapore, and allow you to get discounted prices for these gowns if you also sign up with their wedding photographer package.

Here are some advice for brides in Singapore:

  • Most Singapore women are shorter than American/European/Australian women. This means that you should not wear something with horizontal lines on your wedding dress. This is such a simple tip but it’s amazing how many brides accidentally forget this very simple tip. Most only remember it after trying the gown on, but why waste your gown trying money and time on dresses which don’t make you look good?
  • Most women in Singapore are relatively petite compared to women in America for instance. This means that dresses which are designed to make brides look skinnier will make you look too skinny and not gorgeous. Overdoing the illusion of making you look slimmer will make you look ridiculous if you’re originally already quite slim.
  • Most Asian women in Singapore (be it Chinese or Malay), have busts which are smaller compared to their European counterparts. This means that it’ll be ideal for you to wear a dress which is slightly fluffier and with puffed up designs near your bust area. This will enhance the look and make you look even more hourglass and gorgeous.
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Places In Singapore For Outdoor Wedding Photoshoot

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my wedding photographs, I want it to feel magical and that me and my spouse are the only people in the world. First of all, if you’re not this type of person or you like having a lot of people in your wedding photo, then you will need to look elsewhere because this post is not for you. However, if you have similar tastes to me in wedding photos, then read on.

Here are some of the best locations I have found in Singapore which are great for capturing photographs which look secluded and magical. (They’re usually nature related).

1. Hort Park

Conveniently located in Central Singapore, Hort Park is easy to get to yet looks like you’re deep in a large park when you’re there. Pre-wedding and actual day wedding photographs taken at Hort Park in Singapore has this really beautiful and serene feeling..

2. Lalang fields in Tuas or Punggol.

These are also great places (both look quite similar, so just pick one of them depending on where the other photo shoot locations are) for pre-wedding photoshoots for couples who want to take photographs with large fields and unobstructed views as the backdrop for their wedding photographs. This is rarely seen in Singapore, hence they make for great looking photographs in Singapore.

3. Bukit Timah Railway Station (abandoned tracks)

Situated in relatively the central part of Singapore, it’s quite easy to get to this location. With both a rustic and city feel in parts of nature, certain parts of the Bukit Timah Railway Station make for amazing pre-wedding photos.

Find a good bridal studio if you want to have beautiful photographs. I personally recommend you go for http://www.grandeurweddingstudio.com or http://www.blocmemoire.com

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Singapore Actual Day Bridal Photography – Things You Must Know!

Have you ever been to an actual day wedding ceremony and noticed what the photographer does? Do you really know what you should know when it comes to your own AD photography? Here are some pointers I learnt from Alvin from Singapore’s #1 local wedding photography studio – GWS.

  • Always ask the photographer or tell him or her to take more photographs of the people you want photographed (other than you and your spouse), as the photographer cannot read your mind and do not necessarily know who are the people you want more pictures of. This is because at every wedding, the truth is that not everyone is equally close to you. Chances are, you and your spouse wants more photograph of people whom you’re closer to like both sides’ parents as well as close family relatives and friends!
  • The wedding photographer is a human being. Please kindly plan for his or her meal time and/or provide a small meal for him or her. Don’t go on and on without any kind of rest or break time (although most professional photographers will automatically let you know if they need a short break for a meal).
  • Adding on to the previous point, remember that your wedding photographer is a human being. He or she needs a space within the wedding car! This is especially important if you need photos of you and your spouse being lovey dovey in the wedding car.
  • Not every Chinese couple in Singapore has a gate crashing event for their wedding ceremony. Make sure to let the studio or wedding photographer know if you are having or not having one. This is to prepare him or her.
  • Always plan in advance and book in advance when it comes to actual day wedding photography. This is because you do not want to end up in a situation where nobody can photograph you and your spouse during your actual wedding day!

Hopefully the above tips will help you ensure that your actual day experience is a pleasant one.

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Review of Singapore’s Wedding Photography Studios

Here’s a quick review of some of the top wedding photography studios in Singapore.

Firstly, it would be Bloc Memoire. A highly popular wedding studio in Singapore, the firm is headed by 3 main photographers. These photographers may either go by themselves, or with each other (usually for actual day weddings) and take wedding pictures for couples. You can check out their website here – http://www.blocmemoire.com/. I think their images look pretty dream like, and quite soft. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of such photographs as I prefer wedding pictures which are more vivid, life like and with strong saturation. However, their photographs are absolutely perfect for couples who prefer such a feel to their wedding photos. All 3 photographers are located in Singapore, so you can reach out to their studio and one of them should reply to you in a relatively timely manner!

Secondly, it would be Grandeur Wedding Studio – https://plus.google.com/+Grandeurweddingstudio/. A recently founded studio by famed entrepreneur Alvin, Grandeur has quickly risen through the ranks of wedding studios in Singapore. It was however only recently that I stumbled upon their website when I was browsing the web for beautiful wedding photography, and was absolutely blown away by how vivid and strong their photos look. Of course, as mentioned earlier, everyone has different tastes – it’s just that Grandeur Wedding Studio’s style happened to be appealing to me! Anyway, do note that Alvin is not the photographer, and is simply the visionary behind the company. I’m not too familiar with their story anyways, but their portfolio looks stunning. Go check them out if you’re intending to hire a wedding photography studio in Singapore.

Third of all, if you like overseas wedding photography, but you want to hire a photographer from Singapore, then look no further than Nat Studios. Having won many stunning awards, you can safely say that Nat Studios is a safe choice if you want an overseas wedding photography experience with a Singapore photographer(s).

In conclusion, the above 3 are among the very best wedding studios in Singapore, and I highly recommend that if you’re going to hire a wedding photographer from Singapore, please hire either one of them (depending on your personal tastes and preferences for the type of wedding pictures you and your spouse prefer/want). Have a pleasant day ahead, cheers.

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Interesting Singapore Wedding Photographs

Every couple wants to be different, every bride wants her wedding to be perfect. Here are some interesting suggestions to you, and some unique locations in Singapore which you may want to explore for your wedding photography.

  1. Upper Pierce Reservoir
    If I had to describe the type of photographs taken at Upper Pierce Reservoir for couples, I would simply say breathtaking. It is a very gorgeous place with few people around, making it a wonderful spot for a beatiful looking wedding photograph in Singapore. Additionally, you do not need to squeeze with the crowd nor wait for people to move away before you can actually have your wedding picture taken.
  2. Tuas Lalang Fields
    No one would usually think of going to Tuas for wedding photography, and that’s what makes it so special. Look at the following photograph, it looks so pretty I cannot believe it’s in Singapore, and especially in Tuas!
    Tuas Lalang Wedding Picture
    Known popularly as the industrial region of Singapore, Tuas has truly beautiful lalang fields which make a gorgeous place for a wedding photo backdrop.
  3. Botanic Gardens
    An absolute hot favorite other than Gardens By The Bay, Botanic Gardens is very attractive to most couples who are looking to take their pre-wedding pictures in Singapore.

As you can possibly tell from the above suggestions, I love outdoor wedding pictures. I think they look that much better than those taken in front of buildings – not as nice. This is my personal opinion. You can check out my suggestions and consider them, they’re not frequently visited places, especially for the first two suggestions. For people who hate crowds and squeezing and prefer the outdoors and open spaces, the above are ideal locations for you and your spouse to have your photographs taken at. If you need a photography studio recommendation, check out Grandeur Wedding Studio, they take pretty images.

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Bikini Wedding Photography Trend?

Bikini wedding picture

Do you think that the bikini wedding photography trend will continue and take off? Or have you even heard of it? There is a recent trend starting in Asia where brides and grooms are wearing swimwear for their wedding photographs. Some have even gone more extreme and wear nothing for their photo shoot. However, for our purpose, let us talk about those couples who put on bikini to take their wedding photograph.

Although this trend started in Asia, personally, I have not seem the trend become mainstream yet in Singapore. I guess this is because the culture in Singapore is generally more conservative (for the general public), and that is why they have not picked up this bikini wedding photography trend yet. Shanghai is getting ‘cutting edge’ when it comes to wedding photographs and their lifestyles.

Check out this link below to find out more about this bikini wedding photo trend: http://travel.cnn.com/shanghai/life/shanghai-wedding-trend-bikini-brides-and-speedo-grooms-really-119342/

If you’re looking for a good wedding photographer in Singapore, then I highly recommend (if you want outdoor pre-wedding photo shoots) to look for grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore/, they’re among one of the better wedding photography studios in Singapore.

 

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