Events and Parties Photographer in Singapore
Event Photography Rates & Packages
Corporate(Conference, D&D, Book Launch, Shop opening... etc)
- Up to 2 hours at $280
- Additional hour(s) thereafter at $130/hr
Community(Community celebration, Community drive... etc)
- Up to 2 hours at $280
- Additional hour(s) thereafter at $130/hr
Private Party(Birthday, celebration, gathering... etc)
- Up to 2 hours at $260
- Additional hour(s) thereafter at $120/hr
Others(Wedding Betrothal... etc)
- Up to 1 hour at $200
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- Photos (Up to 50 photos/hr) will be returned in high resolution JPG format.
- Photos will be enhanced with basic editing.
- Please read 1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, 2) FAQ & 3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.
- The prices are quoted to compensate for the amount of effort and time I've to spend, and wear and tear of equipment, in order for me to continue with my photography services. Thus, I'm happy to work on any package.
- Ideas and advice will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.
- Professional hairstyling & makeup: 1 look at $150 for ladies; $120 for men. There's a surcharge of $50 for any session that starts before 6am. Please enquire for final prices. I don't take any commission from the HMUAs to ensure that they provide the best services to you at their best rates.
- Additional photos with advanced enhancement (skin retouching) at $40/photo; discount of $10/photo if any HMUA under my list of HMUAs (hair and makeup artists) is hired.
- $100 for privacy of the photos (photographer will not put them up on portfolio & social media).
- Express delivery of photos: check rates & availability with the photographer when seeking quotation.
Event Photo Gallery
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Wedding | Lovelle Cengiya
Wedding | Nathaniel Lam & Rachel Liew
Wedding | Mun Soon & Evelyn
Wedding | Michael & Valerie
ROM | Philip & Sari
ROM | Gabriel & Serene
Wedding Betrothal | Jingkun & Karen
Wedding | Mike & Monica
ROM | Peter & Peiwei
ROM | Niraj & Deepti
ROM | Mike & Monica
Wedding | Kaidi & Ivy
D&D | Misys Annual Event
Gala dinner | JGC Conference Day 4
Conference | JGC Conference Day 3
Conference | JGC Conference Day 2
D&D | JGC Conference Day 1
Fashion Show | A Midsummer Night's Dream
D&D | Raffles Shipping's Annual Dinner & Bowling
Birthday | Vihanna Turns 2
Birthday | Phoebe Tan's 13-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Jade Ciccarone
Birthday | Tiffany's One-Year-Old Celebration
Birthday | Khayshaa turned 3
Birthday | Geraldine's 21st Birthday
Birthday | Jden's One-Year-Old Party
Barkday | Luckie
Barkday | Pele
Animal Party | Dachies X'mas Roof Top Potluck
Animal Party | Max's Farewell
Animal event | Dachshund Mega Outing 2014
Animal event | Dog Gathering
Barkday | Luckie's Dog Day Celebration
Animal gathering | Dachshund's Labour Day Outing
Barkday | Pele's Dog Day
Animal event | Singapore Dachies Club Gathering
Barkday | Luckie's Birthday
Festival | Thaipusam 2015
Celebration | Congrats to Charmaine!
Baptism | Sebastian
Community | PAssionArts - Coming home to the heART of Tampines
Behind the Scene | Food Shoot with ChefAtWork at Infuzi
Party with the Elderly
Home Cleaning Project
Convocation | Ahpa Saeyeoh
Determine Your Need
Rest assure that there's nothing wrong with any of the decisions; however, do expect to receive what you're paying for.
If price is the main concern, there are many budget "photographers" in the market who are willing to take up the shoot at extremely low prices. If the quality of photographs isn't an issue, a phone camera can do the job as well.
Below are some of my encounters that may help you to come to a better decision:
Low Rate, Old Equipment
A full-time photographer friend once cheekily shared that a client quoted him a low photography rate and he accepted the job, except that he used his old cropped body DSLR instead of his newer full-frame DSLR to cover the event.
My Observation: His client likely wasn't looking for a fantastic set of photographs and a cropped body DSLR could produce good work as well.
Low Rate, No Editing
One of my first official event photography projects was to cover a community event organised by a big government sector. It was a budget job, which I took up for the experience and at the request of my friend. The main photographer kindly told me not to spend time doing any post-production work (not even basic editing) and that I had to convert the images to low-resolution JPG, in order to speed up the transfer and also not take up too much disk space. To my understanding, the clients wanted to receive the photographs fast and they probably didn't mind the quality of work as long as it's not terrible.
My Observation: The clients conduct a massive number of events monthly and they simply need photographs to be taken.
Low Rate, Low Effort
A friend had previously hired a photographer who's way more experienced than me, as I wasn't available on the day of the event. He returned to me for his subsequent events. In order to help me in my photography, he kindly did a review with me by comparing the previous photographer and me.
His conclusion was that (1) the previous photographer's rate was much lower, (2) my photographs were obviously much livelier; however, (3) most businessmen would only need photographs to be taken and they didn't need art.
My Observation: Many full-time photographers are playing price war in order to secure more jobs and make a living. To compensate for the lack of monetary compensation, the photographers may have to keep their effort to the minimum.
Benefits of Working with Skai for Your Event
Professional advice for the best photographs possible
I'll try to give advice to clients who wish to share more with me. I don't overpromise anyone just to clinch a project and claim that I will be able to produce top grade quality photographs when the condition of the location is bad. I'll provide professional advice for your event for best photography results possible. Most clients won't be able to tell the difference in quality but photographers should 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 decided not to hire any photographer anymore - I lost the project but I also felt good to keep her well informed.
The last thing you would want is to have your event photographer being late for your event and miss the important moments.
Story-telling Photography Style
I work on journalistic style 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 being haunted by old sport injuries. 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 moment across the venue.
My focus is on candid pictures. When a person looks into the camera, there's a high chance that he will feel self conscious and thus unnatural. I've my ways to snap photographs of guests without them knowing.
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 attention of kids and animals for group shoot.
I'm using a full frame DSLR. My usual two main lenses are 24-70mm and 16-35mm, which are both Canon's best L lenses. They are sharp and have good range to cover individuals and big group shots.
Light can "smoothen" skin and "shape" a face. I always try my best to light up faces to the best, given the situation. This is why you can see me rotating my speedlite around. I've also 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 and 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.
The Event Photographer
Every photo can tell a story and I want to create the memories for everyone. Event photoshoot is interesting because impromptu things can happen any time, even though it can be very challenging. I'm excited to freeze the happy moments of life and capture the expression of subjects during event photoshoots. My shooting style for event is a mixture of journalism and art, whereby I will try to capture moments in the best angles possible and piece the photos together like a story. When anyone looks at the photos, he or she should be able to feel the happiness of the actual day; whereby those who are present during the actual event can recall the happy memories.
Events such as ROM, wedding and birthday parties are some of the most joyous events in life. I'm an affectionate person. As I indulge myself in the events, the happiness lightens up my days as well. Events that are more well-organised with activities that can drive me excitedly crazy. I rather get busy shooting throughout the entire events and thus you may see me run about during my shoot. For the sake of getting intimate feel of photos, I will get low and thus putting pressure on my knees, especially when dealing with pets and kids. I have also injured my hand a few times due to holding onto the camera on a single hand, in order to change the direction of the speedlite (flash) using another hand, for too long. I look forward to produce the best photos possible under every circumstance.
It is a joy to me whenever I get to capture unique or happy expression, especially natural smiles. Everytime I manage to snap such shot, like a easily contented kid, I will smile at the LCD screen of my camera in my satisfied looks. Of course, there may be times that I miss the shots and I'm unable to hide my dejected looks.
Since my work requires me to communicate with my computer most of the time, event shoots help to bring me out of my "cave" and meet real people (and a lot of them at one time).
"You can take charge and grab all the attention; I'm happy enough to do the same work quietly and produce better results."