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Lifestyle Photographer in SG

Professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore

What is a Lifestyle Photographer?

A lifestyle photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in capturing images of people living their everyday lives. These photos often depict candid, natural moments and are intended to tell a story or convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. Lifestyle photography can encompass a wide range of subjects, including families, children, couples, individuals, and communities, and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, editorial content, and personal keepsakes.

Why are Lifestyle Photographers Important?

Lifestyle photographers are important for several reasons. One reason is that they can help to visually communicate a brand or product's message or aesthetic to potential customers. For example, a clothing company may hire a lifestyle photographer to take photographs of people wearing their clothes in everyday settings, in order to showcase how the clothing looks and feels in real-life scenarios.

Another reason is that they can help to create a sense of connection with viewers. Lifestyle photographs are often relatable and evoke emotions that can create a strong emotional connection with the audience. This connection can be beneficial for advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as for personal keepsakes and memories.

Additionally, lifestyle photography can document everyday life and culture, which is important for historical and cultural preservation. In summary, lifestyle photographers play an important role in advertising, marketing, and visual storytelling, as well as in preserving everyday life and culture.

Should I Hire a Professional Lifestyle Photographer?

Whether or not you should hire a professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore depends on your specific needs and goals. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:

  1. Budget: Professional photographers in Singapore can be expensive, so it's important to consider whether you have the financial means to hire one.
  2. Quality: Professional photographers typically have a higher level of skill and experience than amateurs, and they often use professional-grade equipment. This can result in higher-quality photographs that are more suitable for professional use.
  3. Time: Hiring a professional photographer can save you time and effort, as they will handle all aspects of the photo shoot, including lighting, composition, and editing.
  4. Goals: If you are looking to create high-quality photographs for professional use, such as advertising or marketing, then hiring a professional lifestyle photographer is likely your best option. If you just want to document your personal life, you might be able to use an amateur photographer.
  5. Experience: If you are looking for a specific type of photography such as newborn, family or wedding, hiring a professional that has experience in that specific field might give you better results.
  6. Planning: A professional lifestyle photographer can help you plan the shoot and make sure you have the right equipment and location.

In summary, hiring a professional lifestyle photographer can be a good idea if you have the budget, are looking for high-quality photographs, and/or don't have the time or experience to take the photographs yourself. However, if you are looking to document your personal life, and you do not need high-quality photographs, you may want to consider other options or even take the photos yourself.

FAQs

  1. What is meant by lifestyle photography?
    Lifestyle photography is a type of photography that captures people living their everyday lives in a candid and natural way. The goal of lifestyle photography is to create visually striking and authentic images that tell a story and convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. These images can be used for a variety of purposes such as advertising, editorial content, personal keepsakes, and more. Lifestyle photography can encompass a wide range of subjects, including families, children, couples, individuals, and communities.
  2. What comes under lifestyle photography?
    Lifestyle photography can encompass a wide range of subjects, including families, children, couples, individuals, and communities. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, editorial content, personal keepsakes, and more. For example, a clothing company may hire a lifestyle photographer to take photographs of people wearing their clothes in everyday settings, in order to showcase how the clothing looks and feels in real-life scenarios. A family may hire a lifestyle photographer to capture candid, natural moments of them interacting and living their everyday lives, which will be cherished as memories for years to come.
  3. What is the difference between lifestyle and portrait photography?
    Portrait photography typically focuses on capturing a posed, formal image of an individual or group. The goal of portrait photography is to create a polished and refined image that showcases the subject's appearance and personality. On the other hand, lifestyle photography captures candid, natural moments in an individual or group's everyday life. Lifestyle photography aims to create authentic images that tell a story about the subject and convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic.
  4. How to do a lifestyle shoot?
    To do a lifestyle shoot, it's important to plan the shoot in advance, choose a location that fits the desired aesthetic, and ensure that you have the necessary equipment. It's also important to communicate with your subjects and make them comfortable before the shoot. During the shoot, it's important to be flexible and adapt to the situation, and use natural light as much as possible. It's also important to be unobtrusive and let the subjects interact naturally.
  5. What is lifestyle family photography?
    Lifestyle family photography is a type of photography that captures candid, natural moments of families interacting and living their everyday lives. It is intended to tell a story or convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. These photographs can be used for a variety of purposes, such as personal keepsakes, family albums, or even for advertising and marketing campaigns.
  6. What is a lifestyle session?
    A lifestyle session is a type of photo shoot that captures candid, natural moments of individuals or groups living their everyday lives. It is intended to tell a story or convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. Lifestyle sessions can be done in a client's home, at a location of their choice, or even in a studio. It's important to plan the session in advance, choose a location that fits the desired aesthetic, and ensure that you have the necessary equipment.
  7. Why are lifestyle photos important?
    Lifestyle photos are important because they can help to visually communicate a brand or product's message or aesthetic to potential customers. They also create a sense of connection with viewers, evoke emotions, and are able to document everyday life and culture. Lifestyle photographs are often relatable and evoke emotions that can create a strong emotional connection with the audience. This connection can be beneficial for advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as for personal keepsakes and memories.
  8. What is the purpose of lifestyle?
    The purpose of lifestyle photography is to capture candid, natural moments of people living their everyday lives. It is intended to tell a story or convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. Lifestyle photography can be used for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, editorial content, personal keepsakes, and more.
  9. What is lifestyle and lifestyle types?
    Lifestyle is a term used to describe a person's overall way of living, including their values, habits, and choices. There are different types of lifestyles, such as urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles. Urban lifestyle, for example, may involve living in a densely populated city, working long hours, and having a fast-paced lifestyle. On the other hand, a rural lifestyle may involve living in a more rural area, having a slower pace of life, and being more connected to nature. These different lifestyles can have an impact on the way people live their lives, and this is something that lifestyle photography can capture and showcase.
  10. What does a lifestyle portrait photographer do instead of posing their subject?
    A lifestyle portrait photographer captures candid, natural moments of their subjects rather than posing them. They focus on capturing real-life expressions and emotions, which can create a sense of authenticity and realism in their images. They aim to create images that tell a story about their subjects and convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. They also work to create a comfortable environment for their subjects to be themselves, without any pressure to look perfect.
  11. Which is a characteristic of a lifestyle portrait photograph?
    A characteristic of a lifestyle portrait photograph is that it captures candid, natural moments of the subject rather than posed, formal shots. It is intended to show the subject in their everyday environment and convey a sense of authenticity and realism. A lifestyle portrait photograph often has a more casual, unscripted feel, and is intended to showcase the subject's natural personality and expressions.

Skai the Lifestyle Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am a professional lifestyle photographer based in Singapore. A commercial makeup artist friend guided and influenced me at the beginning of my portrait photography journey, which paved the style of my photography towards lifestyle. I emphasize in lighting and styling, and I keep my model relaxed enough to create natural lifestyle photographs.

I have been in the photography industry since 2012, and specialise in capturing candid, natural moments that tell a story and convey a certain lifestyle or aesthetic. I have experience working with a wide range of subjects, including families, children, couples, individuals, and communities. My photographs have been used for a variety of purposes, including advertising, editorial content, and personal keepsakes.

I pride myself on my ability to create a sense of connection with my subjects and my audience. I am dedicated to producing high-quality, visually striking images that accurately represent my clients' brands or personal stories.

Whether you're looking for photographs to use in advertising or marketing, or simply to document your personal life, I would be honoured to work with you to create beautiful, meaningful images that you will treasure for years to come.

Why Skai Loves Doing Lifestyle Photoshoots

As a professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore, I absolutely love doing lifestyle photoshoots for my clients. There's nothing quite like capturing candid, natural moments of people living their everyday lives and showcasing their unique personalities and stories.

Being able to work with a diverse range of clients, from families to couples to individuals, is always exciting and keeps me on my toes. Each photoshoot is a new and unique challenge, and I love being able to think creatively to create visually striking and authentic images.

But what I love most about lifestyle photography is the ability to showcase the diversity of Singapore culture and its people through my lens. From bustling city streets to peaceful parks and gardens, Singapore offers a wide range of environments and subjects to work with.

I also appreciate the opportunity to work closely with my clients to understand their vision and bring it to life through my photographs. It's always fulfilling to see the joy on their faces when they see the final product and the memories captured in the images.

Overall, I find that lifestyle photography is a dynamic and creative field, and I feel lucky to be able to do what I love as a professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore, capturing real-life stories and memories for my clients, and showcasing the beauty of Singapore's culture and people through my lens.

Advantages of Working with Skai for Your Lifestyle Photoshoot

There are several benefits to hiring me as your professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore:

  1. Experience: With over a decade of experience as a lifestyle photographer in Singapore, I have a deep understanding of the local culture and landscape, which allows me to create photographs that are authentic and true to the location.
  2. Quality: I use professional-grade equipment, including flash and I have a high level of skill and experience, which allows me to produce high-quality photographs that are suitable for professional use.
  3. Flexibility: I am able to work with a wide range of subjects and can adapt my style to suit the specific needs and goals of each client.
  4. Creativity: I am passionate about my work and I am constantly looking for new and innovative ways to tell stories through my photography. I am able to create unique and visually striking images that are tailored to your specific needs.
  5. Professionalism: I am dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and I am committed to working closely with my clients to ensure that their needs are met and that they are completely satisfied with the final product.
  6. Friendly and fun: I am friendly and easy to work with, and I strive to make the photo shoot experience enjoyable for everyone involved.

In summary, hiring me as your professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore means that you will be working with an experienced, skilled and creative photographer who can deliver high-quality photographs that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. Additionally, my friendly and fun approach to photography makes the experience enjoyable for everyone involved.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

lifestyle photoshoot session

"Skai is a really friendly and patient photographer. During the shoot, i was pretty awkward at first but he managed to lighten and liven the atmosphere to make the shoot goes smoothly. Skai is very detail orientated when it comes to post processing of photos making all pictures look really beautiful and as natural as possible. He is a very dependable photographer to work with!" - Charis Tan

As a professional lifestyle photographer, I would like to invite you to take a look at the testimonials given by my past clients. These testimonials will give you an idea of the level of service and quality you can expect when working with me, as well as my photography and personality.

You can find my testimonials on my website, or by asking me for them directly. I believe that by reading these testimonials, you will have a better understanding of how I work, my approach and the kind of results you can expect from me. This will help you to make an informed decision about whether or not to hire me as your lifestyle photographer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I will be more than happy to assist you.

Sample Lifestyle Photo Albums

🔍8   Men's Lifestyle Fashion Photoshoot - Gaurav Trivedi @ Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
1. Gaurav Trivedi

@ Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍3   Playground Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Poh Huat Road Playground
2. Jerome Cheze

@ Poh Huat Road Playground
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Reading Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Poh Huat Road Playground
3. Jerome Cheze

@ Poh Huat Road Playground
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Sketching Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Swimming pool (One Robey)
4. Jerome Cheze

@ Swimming pool (One Robey)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Gramophone Home Portrait Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Home
5. Jerome Cheze

@ Home
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍5   Men's Lifestyle Photoshoot - Barry Chow @ Fusion Spoon Cafe (Jurong Lake Gardens)
6. Barry Chow

@ Fusion Spoon Cafe (Jurong Lake Gardens)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍6   Lifestyle Sports Badminton Photoshoot - Barry Chow @ Jurong East Sports Hall
7. Barry Chow

@ Jurong East Sports Hall
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍7   Lifestyle Fitness Photoshoot - Barry Chow @ Fitness Corner (Yuan Ching Road)
8. Barry Chow

@ Fitness Corner (Yuan Ching Road)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍7   Guitar Photoshoot - Barry Chow @ PassionWave (Jurong Lake Gardens)
9. Barry Chow

@ PassionWave (Jurong Lake Gardens)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Lifestyle Cafe Photoshoot - Barry Chow @ Fusion Spoon Cafe (Jurong Lake Gardens)
10. Barry Chow

@ Fusion Spoon Cafe (Jurong Lake Gardens)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   Women's Fashion Lifestyle Photoshoot - Kylie Murr @ Hmlet Cantonment hotel
11. Kylie Murr

@ Hmlet Cantonment hotel
⚑ Flash photography
🔍11   Home Lifestyle Portrait Photoshoot - Lukas Berger @ Home
12. Lukas Berger

@ Home
⚑ Flash photography
🔍6   Casual Beach Bikini Photoshoot - Isabelle @ Palawan Beach (Sentosa)
13. Isabelle

@ Palawan Beach (Sentosa)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Casual Outdoor Men's Lifestyle Photoshoot - Rajput @ National Museum of Singapore
14. Rajput

@ National Museum of Singapore
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   Casual Outdoor Men's Lifestyle Photoshoot - Greg @ Macpherson
15. Greg

@ Macpherson
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍5   Casual Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Sana @ Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Jubilee Bridge & One Fullerton
16. Sana

@ Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Jubilee Bridge & One Fullerton
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍9   Casual Outdoor Beach Sea Themed Lifestyle Photoshoot - Janice Sui @ Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
17. Janice Sui

@ Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Outdoor Casual Lifestyle Photoshoot - Havanah Zandrea @ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
18. Havanah Zandrea

@ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   High-End Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Ivy Tan @ Tiong Bahru
19. Ivy Tan

@ Tiong Bahru
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   Men's lifestyle Photoshoot - Phang Tsang Wing @ Ritz Carlton hotel
20. Phang Tsang Wing

@ Ritz Carlton hotel
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍9   High-End Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Erica Chan @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
21. Erica Chan

@ Singapore Botanic Gardens
⚑ Flash photography
🔍11   Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Emilia Yoyo Ngai @ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
22. Emilia Yoyo Ngai

@ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Casual Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Ao Xuan @ Boat Quay
23. Ao Xuan

@ Boat Quay
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   High-End Hotel Lifestyle Photoshoot - Low Kah Yoke @ Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel
24. Low Kah Yoke

@ Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Bubble Themed Photoshoot - Marjorie Lining @ Dragonfly Lake, Gardens by the Bay
25. Marjorie Lining

@ Dragonfly Lake, Gardens by the Bay
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Night Outdoor fashion Photoshoot - Lovelle Cengiya @ Clarke Quay
26. Lovelle Cengiya

@ Clarke Quay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍6   Casual Indoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Puang Shujuan @ IKEA Alexandra
27. Puang Shujuan

@ IKEA Alexandra
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍16   Casual Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Vanessa Toh @ Paris Ris Park
28. Vanessa Toh

@ Paris Ris Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍9   High-End Outdoor Pet & Owner Themed Photoshoot - Maisie Chew & Luckie Chan @ Pinnacle@Duxton
29. Maisie Chew & Luckie Chan

@ Pinnacle@Duxton
⚑ Flash photography
🔍5   Lifestyle Photoshoot - Constance Huang @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
30. Constance Huang

@ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
🌞 Natural light photography

Prices & Packages for Lifestyle Photography

🌞 Professional

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450

Additional Hour: $150/block hr

Deliveries
  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Up to 40 photos/hr
  • Photos selected by Photographer

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

⚑ High-End

Up to 1 Hour + 1 photo: $350
Up to 1 Hour + 5 photos: $550
Up to 2 Hours + 10 photos: $900

Additional Hour: $150/block hr
Additional photos: $50/photo
  • ⚑ Flash photography (one-light set-up)
  • 🌞 Use of natural light when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

Deliveries
  • Advanced Edit (skin retouching)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Additional lighting set-up: +$50/light
  • Revision of photo edit: +$15/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$35/photo (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$100/hr booked

⚑ Studio Shoot

Please note that my home photography studio is not available until further notice.
1) My studio,
2) Your booked external studio, or
3) Makeshift studio @ your location

Details: Photo Studio

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

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All booked duration

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

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

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