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Event & Party Photographer in Singapore

What is an Event & Party Photographer?

An event and party photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in capturing photographs of events and parties, such as weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and other celebrations. Event and party photographers are responsible for documenting the events and capturing the atmosphere, emotion, and special moments of the occasion.

Event and party photographers may be responsible for a wide range of tasks, including:

  1. Planning and preparing for the photoshoot
  2. Setting up and lighting the event location
  3. Capturing candid and posed photographs of the event
  4. Editing and processing the photographs
  5. Providing the client with a selection of finished images
  6. Managing and scheduling the photoshoot

Event and party photographers may work with a variety of clients, including individuals, businesses, and organizations, and they may use a variety of equipment and techniques to capture the best possible images. Event and party photography can be a rewarding and challenging field, as it requires a high level of skill, creativity, and flexibility.

Why are Event & Party Photographers Important?

Event and party photographers are important because they help to capture and preserve the memories of special events and celebrations. Event and party photographers use their skills and expertise to document the events and to capture the atmosphere, emotion, and special moments of the occasion.

Having a professional event and party photographer can be especially important for events that are important or significant, such as weddings, birthdays, and corporate events. These events often involve a lot of planning and investment, and having high-quality photographs of the event can help to capture and preserve the memories of the occasion.

In addition to capturing memories, event and party photographers can also help to create visual content for marketing and promotion purposes. For businesses and organizations, having professional photographs of events and parties can be an effective way to showcase the company's brand and to attract new customers or clients.

Overall, event and party photographers play a valuable role in helping individuals, businesses, and organizations to capture and preserve the memories of special events and celebrations.

Challenges in Doing Event & Party Photography

Here is a list of some common challenges that event photographers may face:

  1. Lighting: Event photographers may have to work with a variety of lighting conditions, from low light to harsh stage lighting. They may have to use creative techniques, such as using flash or adjusting the camera's settings, to get the best exposure for their images.
  2. Movement: Events can be fast-paced and unpredictable, and photographers may have to be quick on their feet to capture candid moments as they happen. This can be especially challenging in crowded or cluttered environments.
  3. Composition: Event photographers may have to work with a variety of backgrounds and distractions, and they may have to be creative in their composition in order to create visually appealing images.
  4. Time constraints: Event photographers may have limited time to capture the images they need, and they may have to work quickly to get the shots they want.
  5. Crowds: Event photographers may have to navigate crowded spaces and deal with people who may be in their way or distracting.
  6. Equipment: Event photographers may have to carry and transport a variety of equipment, including cameras, lenses, flash units, and other accessories. They may also have to be prepared for unexpected technical issues or equipment failures.
  7. Communication: Event photographers may have to communicate with clients, event coordinators, and other professionals in order to get the shots they need. They may also have to manage large groups of people and coordinate poses and compositions.
  8. Post-processing: Event photographers may have to spend a significant amount of time editing and retouching their images after the event. This can be a time-consuming process that requires strong attention to detail.

Should I Hire a Professional Event & Party Photographer?

There are a few key factors to consider when deciding whether to hire a professional event and party photographer:

  1. The importance of the event: If the event is significant and will be widely covered in the media, or if you want to have high-quality images to remember the event by, it may be worth hiring a professional event and party photographer.
  2. Your budget: Professional event and party photographers can be expensive, especially if you require them to work for an extended period of time or to travel to a remote location. You should consider whether you have the budget to hire a professional, or whether you may need to find alternative ways to obtain the images you need.
  3. Your own skills and equipment: If you are comfortable with photography and have the necessary equipment, you may be able to take your own images. However, if you are not confident in your abilities or do not have access to professional-grade equipment, it may be worth hiring a professional to ensure that you get the best possible results.

Overall, the decision to hire a professional event and party photographer will depend on your specific needs and resources. If you have a significant event and you have the budget and resources to do so, hiring a professional photographer can be a good investment.

Event & Party Photography Services

Here is a list of events and parties in Singapore that you may like to hire a photographer:

Corporate Event Photography Services

corporate photography rates
  1. Annual general meeting (AGM)
  2. Award ceremony
  3. Board meeting
  4. Book Launch
  5. Brand launch event
  6. Breakfast meeting
  7. Business expo
  8. Cocktail party
  9. Company anniversary celebration
  10. Company retreat
  11. Conference
  12. Corporate charity event
  13. Corporate sporting event
  14. Corporate wellness event
  15. Customer appreciation event
  16. Dinner & Dance (D&D)
  17. Diversity and inclusion event
  18. Employee appreciation event
  19. Employee engagement event
  20. Executive retreat
  21. Exhibition
  22. Fundraiser
  23. Gala
  24. Holiday party
  25. Investor relations event
  26. Luncheon
  27. Marketing event
  28. Meeting
  29. Networking event
  30. Partner event
  31. Press event
  32. Product demonstration
  33. Product launch
  34. Promotional event
  35. Sales meeting
  36. Seminar
  37. Shop opening
  38. Strategic planning session
  39. Team building event
  40. Team offsite
  41. Town hall meeting
  42. Trade show
  43. Training seminar
  44. Training session
  45. Workshop

Community Event Photography Services

community event photography rates
  1. Art show
  2. Carnivals
  3. Charity run or walk
  4. Community clean-up event
  5. Community drive (e.g. food drive, toy drive)
  6. Community theatre performance
  7. Cultural event
  8. Cultural festival
  9. Educational event
  10. Fair (e.g. community fair, street fair, health fair, career fair, book fair)
  11. Festivals
  12. Film festival
  13. Fundraiser
  14. Music festival
  15. Parade
  16. Political event
  17. Religious ceremony
  18. Religious event
  19. Sports tournament
  20. Workshop and class (e.g. yoga class, cooking class, art class, writing workshop)

Wedding Event Photography Services

actual day wedding photography rates
  1. Actual day wedding (AD Wedding)
  2. Bachelor/ bachelorette/ hen party
  3. Bridal shower
  4. Engagement party
  5. Post-wedding brunch
  6. Rehearsal dinner
  7. Renewal of vow
  8. Solemnisation/ ROM
  9. Wedding betrothal (guo da li)
  10. Wedding ceremony
  11. Wedding proposal
  12. Wedding reception

Private Event Photography Services

birthday party photography rates
  1. Anniversary
  2. Baby shower
  3. Baptism
  4. Birthday party
  5. Gathering
  6. Graduation
  7. Prom
  8. Retirement party
  9. Reunion

These are just some of the common events and parties in Singapore. There are many other types of events and celebrations that may be important to different people and cultures who are residing in Singapore.

If your event or party isn't found on the list above, you can make an enquiry as well.

Event & Party Photography Rates & Packages

Non-Wedding Events

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450
Additional Hour(s): $130/block hr
  • 🌞 Natural light photography
  • ⚡ Use of on-camera speedlite when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

Deliveries
  • Up to 50 photos /hr
  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Get back remaining good photos:
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Same-day photo edit:
    +$50/photo (subject to availability)
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching) for photos: +$50/photo

Hairstyling & Makeup

$180 /Female
$120 /Male
  • 1x Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 Look (Hairstyling for a neat look & Makeup)

  • Add-Ons
  • Follow through the photoshoot: +$60/hr
    (subject to availability)

Details: Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)


NOTE



All booked duration

Includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle, and travelling (if applicable) during the shoot.
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Please read

(1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, (2) FAQ and (3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.
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Ideas and advice

Will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.

Contact me now for a customised package tailored to your personal needs.

Event Photography Portfolio

Click on the photo to view its entire album on Facebook.

1. Wedding / ROM
2. Corporate / D&D
3. Birthday
4. Pets / Dogs
5. Others

Wedding / ROM

Wedding | Lovelle Cengiya
Wedding | Lovelle Cengiya
Wedding | Nathaniel Lam & Rachel Liew
Wedding | Nathaniel Lam & Rachel Liew
Wedding | Mun Soon & Evelyn
Wedding | Mun Soon & Evelyn
Wedding | Michael & Valerie
Wedding | Michael & Valerie
ROM | Philip & Sari
ROM | Philip & Sari
ROM | Gabriel & Serene
ROM | Gabriel & Serene
Wedding Betrothal | Jingkun & Karen
Wedding Betrothal | Jingkun & Karen
Wedding | Mike & Monica
Wedding | Mike & Monica
ROM | Peter & Peiwei
ROM | Peter & Peiwei
ROM | Niraj & Deepti
ROM | Niraj & Deepti
ROM | Mike & Monica
ROM | Mike & Monica
Wedding | Kaidi & Ivy
Wedding | Kaidi & Ivy

Corporate / D&D

D&D | Misys Annual Event
D&D | Misys Annual Event
Gala dinner | JGC Conference Day 4
Gala dinner | JGC Conference Day 4
Conference | JGC Conference Day 3
Conference | JGC Conference Day 3
Conference | JGC Conference Day 2
Conference | JGC Conference Day 2
D&D | JGC Conference Day 1
D&D | JGC Conference Day 1
Fashion Show | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fashion Show | A Midsummer Night's Dream
D&D | Raffles Shipping's Annual Dinner & Bowling
D&D | Raffles Shipping's Annual Dinner & Bowling

Birthday

Birthday | Vihanna Turns 2
Birthday | Vihanna Turns 2
Birthday | Phoebe Tan's 13-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Phoebe Tan's 13-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Jade Ciccarone
Birthday | Jade Ciccarone
Birthday | Tiffany's One-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Tiffany's One-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Khayshaa turned 3
Birthday | Khayshaa turned 3
Birthday | Geraldine's 21st Birthday
Birthday | Geraldine's 21st Birthday
Birthday | Jden's One-Year-Old Party
Birthday | Jden's One-Year-Old Party

Pets / Dogs

Barkday | Luckie
Barkday | Luckie
Barkday | Pele
Barkday | Pele
Animal Party | Dachies X'mas Roof Top Potluck
Animal Party | Dachies X'mas Roof Top Potluck
Animal Party | Max's Farewell
Animal Party | Max's Farewell
Animal event | Dachshund Mega Outing 2014
Animal event | Dachshund Mega Outing 2014
Animal event | Dog Gathering
Animal event | Dog Gathering
Barkday | Luckie's Dog Day Celebration
Barkday | Luckie's Dog Day Celebration
Animal gathering | Dachshund's Labour Day Outing
Animal gathering | Dachshund's Labour Day Outing
Barkday | Pele's Dog Day
Barkday | Pele's Dog Day
Animal event | Singapore Dachies Club Gathering
Animal event | Singapore Dachies Club Gathering
Barkday | Luckie's Birthday
Barkday | Luckie's Birthday

Others

Festival | Thaipusam 2015
Festival | Thaipusam 2015
Celebration | Congrats to Charmaine!
Celebration | Congrats to Charmaine!
Baptism | Sebastian
Baptism | Sebastian
Community | PAssionArts - Coming home to the heART of Tampines
Community | PAssionArts - Coming home to the heART of Tampines
Behind the Scene | Food Shoot with ChefAtWork at Infuzi
Behind the Scene | Food Shoot with ChefAtWork at Infuzi
Chingay 2014
Chingay 2014
Party with the Elderly
Party with the Elderly
Home Cleaning Project
Home Cleaning Project
Convocation | Ahpa Saeyeoh
Convocation | Ahpa Saeyeoh

What Do You Want to Achieve by Hiring an Event Photographer?

Professional Advice for the Best Photographs Possible

Professional photographers have the skill, experience and equipment to capture the best photographs possible given any situation. However, there's a limit to what they can do if the conditions are extremely bad. The most common bad condition is the ambient lighting, especially for outdoor events. Do note that during an event, the guests are free to roam around and thus it's impossible to set up lighting equipment, unlike a portrait photoshoot.

You want to get professional advice from your photographer to make necessary changes, wherever possible, to improve the condition to attain the best photographs possible during the event. While not everything can be changed, it's still worth a try.

I always give advice to clients who are willing to share more details with me. This is why I may try to have a longer casual chat with my clients because the conversation may lead to the discovery of things that may help to improve the events. At least, I will get them to be mentally prepared for the worst-case scenario, instead of being badly disappointed.

I don't overpromise anyone just to clinch a project nor claim that I will be able to produce top-grade quality photographs when the condition of the location is bad. I will provide professional advice for your event for the best photography results possible. Most clients won't be able to tell the difference in photo quality but photographers should still be frank with them.

There was once after I honestly warned a client regarding a kid's birthday event held in an open space during noon time. She then decided not to hire any photographer. I lost the project but I felt good to keep her well-informed.

Start Photography On Time

The last thing you want is to have your photographer late for your event and miss the important moments. Of course, you should always book the photographer to arrive earlier to play safe and also to let him capture some behind-the-scene photographs or interior/ abstract photographs of the venue. Nevertheless, you just want your photographer to arrive on time and not take your kindness for granted.

I always add a longer buffer time to the estimated preparation and travelling time in case of any unforeseeable situation. Therefore, I often arrive way earlier than my clients at the venues. I will take the chance to rest so that I will be in my top condition when the actual event begins. This contributes a lot to the time I have to allocate to every job, on top of the booked duration.

Have the Entire Event Covered and Not Just the Highlights

There are two kinds of working styles for event photographers. The first kind would focus on the highlights and main subjects, such as the march-in session for the wedding. The second kind would try to capture as many moments and guests as possible.

I work on photojournalistic/ story-telling styles of photography. I make good use of every second during the entire event to find interesting subjects and moments to capture; I snap beyond the important moments like cake-cutting and marching in. I try to document down the full story of the event from the start to the end. The viewers of the album will be able to grasp the happenings of the event.

I maintain my fitness level well even though I'm often haunted by old sports injuries and those that I have sustained due to photography. My passion keeps me energetic. As long as the venue allows me to move around, I'll be all over the place to find good angles. You may also see me running about when there are special or interesting moments across the venue.

Natural Expression

There are two kinds of photographs - posed and candid. Some photographers work mainly on posed group photographs where the guests would stand side by side for a group picture.

My focus is on candid pictures and I've my ways to snap photographs of guests without them knowing. Of course, I will accept requests for posed pictures. However, I find that when a person looks into the camera, there's a high chance that he will feel self-conscious and thus unnatural.

I tend to get along well with people, including kids and pets. When the guests like the photographer, they will be more cooperative and comfortable, and their smiles will be more natural. I also have my ways to draw the attention of kids and animals.

Flattering Photographs

There are two types of light - harsh and soft light. Soft light can "smoothen" skin. Light can also shape a face from different angles.

I always try my best to light up faces to the best, given each situation. I always use bounced (soft) light whenever possible instead of pointing the speedlite directly at my subjects, and this is also why you can see me rotating my speedlite around. I've injured my hand a few times due to carrying the two-kilogram camera and gears on a single hand while adjusting the direction of the speedlite for a long period of time during my event photoshoots.

Detailed Photo-editing & Culling

For post-production, I run through every photograph countless times over a few days. This helps to improve the photographs' quality because a fresher mind always does a better job. This requires more effort and time for me.

Skai the Event & Party Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am a professional event and party photographer based in Singapore. I specialise in capturing the unique and candid moments of your special occasion. My style combines traditional and photojournalistic techniques to create a balance of elegant and natural images.

I have a great interaction and understanding of children and pets which allows me to capture them in their most natural state, making my photographs of them even more special. I am also very skilled in interacting with other guests, and this allows me to capture the emotions, laughter and interactions of your guests, creating a complete and wholesome representation of your event. I always take the time to understand your vision and preferences, and I work closely with you to ensure that the final product is exactly what you are looking for.

My passion for event photography goes beyond just taking pictures. I have a great ability to tell the story of the day, constantly looking for different angles and perspectives to make my photographs stand out. I'm always ready to capture the big moments, but also the small details that make your event truly special. I have to admit, whenever I get a good shot, I will smile like a contented kid. I’ll be more than happy to be a part of your event and make sure that the memories last forever.

Why Skai Loves Doing Event & Party Photography?

  1. Variety: Event and party photography allow photographers to capture a wide range of subjects, from posed group shots to candid moments and everything in between.
  2. Emotion: Event photography has the ability to capture people at their happiest moments and that can be very special to those people, clients will appreciate the memories of these photographs.
  3. Creativity: Event photography often requires quick thinking and improvisation, which can challenge a photographer's creativity and result in unique and interesting photographs.
  4. Interaction: Event and party photography allows photographers to interact with a diverse group of people and capture their personalities and emotions.
  5. Children and pets: Event and party photography often involve capturing candid shots of children and pets, which can be a fun and playful aspect of the job for a photographer. These shots can be very appealing to clients, as they often want to remember the special moments of kids and pets from the events. Photographers with experience in this type of photography may be especially sought after by parents and pet owners looking to document their children and pets at events.
  6. Challenge: Event photography can be fast-paced and unpredictable, which can make it more challenging and exciting than other types of photography.
  7. Business: Events photography is a popular and profitable niche for professional photographers. Many events or parties are one-time events, meaning that the client is willing to pay a premium price for professional coverage.
  8. Networking: Shooting events allows photographers to meet and connect with new clients and other industry professionals, which can lead to new opportunities and collaborations.

Testimonials: What Do People Say About Skai?

"Contacted Skai a week before our event as there was a change in event date. He was really accommodating. We booked for 2 hours of his time, and because he had such a great attitude, we hired him for an additional 2 more hours. Pictures turned out great! Totally would recommend." - Oliver C. Dominic, BFT Changi

"Worked with Skai at the recent 7&8Sept2022 Submarine Network World 2022 event at the singapore suntec convention centre. Skai is dependable and responsible. He helps out cheerfully when we need extra hands and i enjoyed the partnership with him. He has a knack of engaging the person behind his camera to bring out the joyous smile at the event. His professional attitude and aptitude will bring him far and wide. Give him a call and find out what he can do for you, whether it’s a work or personal event like celebrating your love one’s birthday. You will surely find him going above and beyond his call of duty :)" - Elaine Tay

View all of my testimonials to have a better understanding of me and my photography services.

Event Photography Questionnaire

An event photography questionnaire is a list of questions that a photographer can use to gather information about an event before the photoshoot. The questionnaire can help the photographer to understand the goals and expectations of the client and to plan the photoshoot accordingly.

Some common questions that might be included in an event photography questionnaire include:

  1. What is the purpose of the event?
  2. Who is the target audience for the event?
  3. What is the theme or tone of the event?
  4. Who will be attending the event?
  5. What is the schedule of events for the day?
  6. What are the specific goals for the event photography?
  7. What are the specific areas or moments that the photographer should focus on?
  8. Who will be responsible for providing the photographer with access to the event?
  9. What is the budget for the event photography?

Overall, an event photography questionnaire can be a useful tool for helping photographers to understand the needs and expectations of their clients and to plan the photoshoot accordingly.

FAQs

Do you offer discounts for off-peak seasons or midweek events?

My photography prices are as stated. The prices will be timely updated if I happen to increase or decrease my rates.

Do you have any additional fees or charges that we should be aware of, such as travel expenses or overtime fees?

I have tried my best to indicate all fees on my website. I have also highlighted the additional hourly rates on all the packages. Should I have missed out on anything, I will definitely let you know when you make an enquiry. Moreover, before we confirm the photoshoot, I would have told you the final quotation; therefore, you don't have to worry about any last-minute additional fee.

Do you require a deposit to secure our booking?

Yes, you will have to transfer a deposit fee to me to confirm the booking.

How far in advance should we book you for our event?

As early as possible, in case someone else books the timeslot. Booking is subject on a first-come-first-serve basis.

How do you deliver the final images to us?

Weblink download. I will upload the images to my server and send you a URL. You can download the images at anywhere, as long as you have internet access.

How many images can we expect to receive?

The number of images is stated on the packages. Usually, for event photography, you will get up to 50 good images per hour of photography booked.

Why do you use "up to"?

There may be delays during the photography session, such as travelling between locations, waiting for the guests, mealtime or the main subject(s) taking a break. It may not be possible to achieve the number of images in situations where there are huge delays in time.

Do you offer additional services such as image touch-ups or retouching for an additional fee?

Most of my event photography packages should include basic enhancements for the images. Should you need skin retouching, there will definitely be an additional fee for every image required.

Do you offer albums or other products in addition to digital images?

No, unless the package indicates. This is to keep my photography services more affordable and allow me to focus on photography instead of making more money in printing. Besides, it's a better idea for clients to do their own printing so that they can choose the images to be printed, instead of wasting money on images that they don't need.

What is your policy for image usage and copyright?

I reserve all copyrights to the images and will use the images on my website and social media for marketing. You can make a special request to buy over the copyright so that I won't publish the images on my side.

The usage of all images is for your company or personal use, for sharing on social media, your website and for marketing. The rights of the images are non-transferable, which means you don't sell them.

Will you be able to provide raw or unedited images in addition to the final edited images?

No. I don't sell raw images. For the high-end photography packages that you need to choose the images for skin retouching (advanced editing), I may generate a low-resolution PDF file(s) for you to select.

Can you provide a list of your equipment and backup equipment?

I'm an open book and definitely one of the few photographers in Singapore who do publish a very updated list of photography equipment online.

Can you provide references or reviews from previous event clients?

Sure. I would love you to look through my testimonials.

Can we request specific shots or locations for the event?

Yes, however, do note that not all shots are suitable for everyone. We will definitely try to get whatever shots you want, but do note that it will take up part of the booked duration.

I do on-location photography and you can let me know the location that you want. While not all locations and timing can produce very good results, I will try my best to research on the location online, and let you know the possible constraints.

Do you offer additional services such as videography or photo booth rentals?

Sorry, not at the moment.

Will you be the photographer shooting our event, or will you have a team or associate photographers working with you?

I will be the photographer definitely. In case I'm not well, I will have to try to recommend you to another photographer.

How long will it take to receive the final edited images after the event?

As I'm doing all the photography and post-processing work all by myself to make sure you get the highest quality images possible, the duration will depend on my schedule. I will never rush through the work, having to cause a reduction in the quality of the images.

The longest it will take for you to receive the final images will be two months. However, most of the time, I will give you much earlier that you will feel like hugging me for my effort. For every project, I will give you an estimated (earlier) time, depending on my schedule.

By the way, if you trust me, you shouldn't be worried about the time it will take for me to deliver the final edited images to you. There's no reason for me to keep a huge backlog of work.

Are you able to travel for events outside of your local area?

I'm only able to travel within Singapore.


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