Siva & Shamini | February 6, 2021 | Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Singapore
When planning for a wedding, I believe that choosing a wedding photographer ranks among the Top 3 in the to-do list. Securing a wedding photographer of your choice is just as important as securing a bridal makeup artist, simply because photographs taken on your wedding day lasts for a lifetime and revisiting them years later should only bring about happy memories.
In Singapore, there are plenty of talented wedding photographers to choose from and whenever I receive an enquiry about the services provided by Jacob’s Artography, here’s what I always advise my potential clients:
“Every wedding photographer has his/her own style of photography. It is my job to ensure that couples view my portfolio first and then decide for themselves that as a Documentary wedding photographer, I’m the right photographer for them.”
Now, how do you go about deciding who is the ideal photographer for the most important day of your life?
1| Start off by making a list of wedding photographers you would like to engage. Check out their website, social media platforms and most importantly, client feedback.
2| Discuss with your partner and set aside a budget for your wedding photography before sending out that enquiry. Personally, I wouldn’t mind investing in a wedding photographer whose work I truly admire because photographs aren’t just for evidence that two people got married. It’s about documenting a life changing event and capturing the nitty gritty details that tends to get overlooked by everyone on the wedding day. Quite frankly, no one would want to spend a huge sum of money on their wedding day and not have some fantastic photographs to look back on. Agree?
3| With your list in hand, make a request to browse through your potential wedding photographer’s portfolio. By doing so, you will be able to view their work and it would be a bonus if you get to view the entire wedding album because wedding photographers usually post wedding portraits on their social media. Looking through the full wedding album will give you an idea of how your album will be and give you a rough idea about their approach to photography and working style that’s unique to them. Some of the common photography styles are traditional, contemporary and of course, documentary. Decide on the style that you want. If you’re not sure, take this opportunity to ask them about their working styles and professional advice, if needed. If you have any other questions or special requests, this would be the time to clarify.
Do your “homework” and if you like the particular style and both you and your partner are comfortable with the photographer, you have most certainly found THE wedding photographer! That’s one major task checked off your wedding list!