📸 Skai Chan Photography

Pre-Wedding Photographer in SG

Professional pre-wedding photographer in Singapore

The Pre-Wedding Photographer

Professional pre-wedding photographer in Singapore Greetings from the heart of Singapore's bustling photography scene! I'm Skai, a devoted professional pre-wedding photographer with a flair for capturing the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.

Photography, to me, is a dance with moments—a journey to freeze time in frames that resonate with authentic emotions. Beyond being a mere observer, I see myself as a storyteller, weaving tales of love, joy and connection through my lens.

My passion for photography isn't just a job; it's a lifelong romance with creativity. Each click is a heartbeat, a testament to my unwavering commitment to crafting images that transcend the visual, delving deep into the soul.

Creating a positive and comfortable experience for my clients is not just a goal; it's a commitment etched in every shot. I specialise in lifestyle and candid photography, creating an environment where every subject can unfold naturally, resulting in photos that mirror the true essence of the moment.

What makes my work distinctive is bespoke photography. It's not a one-size-fits-all approach; each photoshoot is a bespoke journey, anticipating potential challenges, solving problems before they emerge, and crafting photos that are not just moments but impactful art.

At the core of my aesthetic is a celebration of creativity. I strive for images that go beyond the surface, capturing the subtleties of emotions, the unspoken words and the moments that often slip by unnoticed.

My portfolio is a visual narrative—a collection of stories told through diverse themes, bespoke moments and genuine emotions. Each frame is a testament to my commitment to authenticity, creativity and impactful storytelling.

If you're contemplating a pre-wedding photoshoot, I invite you to explore my portfolio. It's not just a showcase of my work but a visual invitation to experience the authenticity, creativity and impact that define my style.

Feel free to reach out; let's embark on a journey to capture the unique essence of your love story. Together, we'll craft timeless memories that resonate with the heartbeat of your narrative.

What Sets Skai Apart from Other Pre-Wedding Photographers

In the vibrant world of pre-wedding photography, what makes me stand out is not just a unique selling point; it's a commitment to crafting an experience and visuals that are truly exceptional.

  1. Bespoke Photography: I don't believe in one-size-fits-all. Every pre-wedding photoshoot with me is a bespoke journey. It's about tailoring the experience to the unique essence of each couple, anticipating challenges and ensuring that the resulting photos are not just moments captured but impactful pieces of personalised art.
  2. Anticipation and Problem-Solving: I pride myself on being more than just a photographer. I'm an expert in anticipating potential challenges and solving them before they arise. This ensures a seamless experience for my clients and allows us to focus on creating beautiful, stress-free moments.
  3. Lifestyle and Candid Expertise: My specialisation lies in lifestyle and candid photography. I create an atmosphere where every subject can be themselves, resulting in natural-looking photos that authentically reflect the emotions of the moment. It's about capturing the real, unscripted beauty of love.
  4. Creative Expression: I believe in going beyond the surface. My aesthetic is rooted in creative expression, capturing not just what is seen but delving into the nuances of emotions, the subtle glances and the unspoken words. Each photo tells a story that is both visually stunning and emotionally resonant.
  5. Professional Lighting Mastery: Unlike those who solely rely on natural light, I am an expert in using professional lighting equipment. This allows me to create eye-catching, high-end and three-dimensional pictures. I love playing with light to flatter my subjects and elevate the overall visual impact of the photos.
  6. Positive Experience: Creating a positive and comfortable experience for my clients is paramount. I avoid body contact to ensure they feel respected and at ease. It's not just about taking pictures; it's about crafting an environment where genuine emotions can shine through effortlessly.
  7. Impactful Storytelling: Beyond capturing moments, I am a storyteller. My photos go beyond the visual, aiming for impactful storytelling. Each frame is a piece of a larger narrative, a visual journey that resonates with the heart and soul.

In essence, what sets me apart is not just my technical expertise or creative eye—it's the fusion of these elements with a genuine commitment to creating an experience and visuals that are as unique as the love stories I have the privilege to capture.


Find out more about what sets my photography apart from other photographers in terms of transparency, value for money, high-quality and personalised photos and great experience.

Testimonials: What Clients Say about Skai

pre-wedding photoshoot session

"Yes! Very trustworthy guy here and we enjoyed the shooting! Thumbs up for the professional work!" - Su Huiting

Curious about what it's like to embark on a pre-wedding photography journey with me? Don't just take my word for it. Dive into the reviews from past clients – they're the real storytellers. Their experiences speak volumes and provide a glimpse into the unique style and positive vibes I bring to every pre-wedding shoot. Read on and discover the stories behind the photos.

Pre-Wedding Photo Gallery

🔍18       Prewedding Photoshoot - Mathusan & Erica @ Dempsey Hill
1. Mathusan & Erica

@ Dempsey Hill
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍9       Pre-Wedding Photoshoot - Zijian & Christine @ National Gallery Singapore
2. Zijian & Christine

@ National Gallery Singapore
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍15       Pre-Wedding Photoshoot - Zijian & Christine @ Fort Canning Park
3. Zijian & Christine

@ Fort Canning Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍10       Pre-Wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Khoon Seng & Sharon @ Toa Payoh Town Park
4. Couple: Khoon Seng & Sharon

@ Toa Payoh Town Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍9       Pre-Wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Rifti & Diana @ Four Seasons Hotel
5. Couple: Rifti & Diana

@ Four Seasons Hotel
⚡🌞💡 Mixed light photography
🔍3       Casual Outdoor Wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Ridhwan & Ashikin @ The Grassroots' Club
6. Couple: Ridhwan & Ashikin

@ The Grassroots' Club
⚡🌞💡 Mixed light photography
🔍5       High-End Outdoor Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Shengyang & Huiting @ Upper Seletar Reservoir
7. Couple: Shengyang & Huiting

@ Upper Seletar Reservoir
⚡ Flash photography
🔍5       High-End Indoor Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Shengyang & Huiting @ Sunsetopia, Sunsetway
8. Couple: Shengyang & Huiting

@ Sunsetopia, Sunsetway
⚡ Flash photography
🔍6       High-End Outdoor Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Shengyang & Huiting @ Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Road), Little India
9. Couple: Shengyang & Huiting

@ Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Road), Little India
⚡ Flash photography
🔍6       High-End Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Leslie & Sally @ CHIJMES
10. Couple: Leslie & Sally

@ CHIJMES
⚡ Flash photography
🔍7       Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Nathaniel & Rachel @ Cherryloft Resorts and Hotels and Pasir Ris Park
11. Couple: Nathaniel & Rachel

@ Cherryloft Resorts and Hotels and Pasir Ris Park
⚡ Flash photography
🔍8       Outdoor Beach Pre-wedding Photoshoot - Couple: David & Jess @ East Coast Park (ECP)
12. Couple: David & Jess

@ East Coast Park (ECP)
⚡ Flash photography
🔍11       Casual Outdoor Prewedding Photoshoot - Couple: Ryan & Yuanzhi @ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) & Gardens by the Bay
13. Couple: Ryan & Yuanzhi

@ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) & Gardens by the Bay
⚡ Flash photography
🔍10       Casual Pre-wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Terry & Lynwen @ Changi Airport, Punggol Waterway
14. Couple: Terry & Lynwen

@ Changi Airport, Punggol Waterway
⚡ Flash photography
🔍26       Casual Outdoor Pre-wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Peter & Peiwei @ Registries of Marriages Singapore, Fort Canning Park
15. Couple: Peter & Peiwei

@ Registries of Marriages Singapore, Fort Canning Park
⚡ Flash photography
🔍12       Edgy Pre-wedding Photoshoot - Couple: Mike Ong & Monica Weng @ Marina Bay Sands Singapore (MBS)
16. Couple: Mike Ong & Monica Weng

@ Marina Bay Sands Singapore (MBS)
⚡ Flash photography

Booking Information

Hey there, interested in booking a pre-wedding photography session with me? Great choice! Let me give you all the information you need to get started.

  1. Contact me with the purpose: Firstly, to book a pre-wedding session with me, simply head to my contact page where you can find the link to text me via WhatsApp. Please indicate your purpose and the package you are interested in, or otherwise, I may mistake your text as a spam.
  2. Consultation: We will have a consultation to discuss the type of event, the date, location and your preferred style of photography. This will help me understand your vision and see if we are a perfect match. We will also go over the package options and pricing. However, do note that I will only provide guidance (advices, suggestions, tips etc) after you have confirmed and booked my services officially.
  3. Place deposit: To secure your booking, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Once your deposit is received, your date and time will be reserved exclusively for you.

    Don't worry, I'll send you all the necessary payment details when you decide to book with me. Payment can be made via PayNow or PayPal (PayPal requires extra fee).

    The remaining balance is due on the day of the photoshoot.

Remember that it's best to book my photography services in advance to ensure availability. So don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to secure your date!

Prices & Packages for Pre-Wedding Photography

Before we jump into the lens magic, scan my service agreement and privacy policy. Every photographer has his playbook – flipping through mine ensures we're on the same visual wavelength.

🌞 Casual Portraits

$700
Up to:   3 Hours + 90 photos

$1100
Up to:   5 Hours + 150 photos

More Information

  • Pace of shoot: Slow
  • Venue: Provided by client
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF
  • NO raw files, NO unedited photos, NO items/services that aren't stated here.

Special Requests/ Add-Ons

(Subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos (buy over the rights so that the photos won't be published anywhere, including on this website):
    +$50/hr booked
  • Face to Face discussion:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photographer to scout venue(s):
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoot at beach/ sandy/ dirty venue:
    Starting from +$50
  • Additional photos (basic edit):
    +$5/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (7 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching):
    +$50/photo
  • Revision of photo edit (advanced edit):
    +$15/photo
  • Hairstyling & Makeup:
    Refer to the Makeover Services page.

Venue Booking

(Subject to availability)
  • Gym space:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photo Studio:
    Refer to my photo studio page

Surcharges

(Subject to availability)
  • Shoots on any public holiday or eve of public holiday:
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoots that require meet-up before 7 am:
    Starting from +$150
  • Shoots that end later than 11 pm:
    Starting from +$150

🌞⚡ High-End Portraits

$2150
Up to:   3 Hours + 25 photos

$3300
Up to:   5 Hours + 40 photos
  • Additional Time: $100/block 30-minute
  • 🌞⚡ Use of natural light and flash (one-light set-up).
  • Editing: Advanced (skin retouching)

More Information

  • Pace of shoot: Slow
  • Venue: Provided by client
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF
  • NO raw files, NO unedited photos, NO items/services that aren't stated here.

Special Requests/ Add-Ons

(Subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos (buy over the rights so that the photos won't be published anywhere, including on this website):
    +$100/hr booked
  • Face to Face discussion:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photographer to scout venue(s):
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoot at beach/ sandy/ dirty venue:
    Starting from +$50
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching):
    +$50/photo
  • Revision of photo edit (advanced edit):
    +$15/photo
  • Hairstyling & Makeup:
    Refer to the Makeover Services page.

Venue Booking

(Subject to availability)
  • Gym space:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photo Studio:
    Refer to my photo studio page

Surcharges

(Subject to availability)
  • Shoots on any public holiday or eve of public holiday:
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoots that require meet-up before 7 am:
    Starting from +$150
  • Shoots that end later than 11 pm:
    Starting from +$150

Quick Explanation of Photography Costs

I've streamlined my photography packages to be wallet-friendly, ensuring you get the best value. The most considerable portion of my photography cost is calculated based on:

  1. Duration booked: it includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle and travelling during the shoot.
  2. Equipment required: natural light vs flash.
  3. Type of editing: basic vs advanced.
  4. Copyright/privacy: there's a fee should you don't want the photos to be published anywhere.
  5. Extensiveness of planning required.
  6. Special requests/ add-ons & surcharges.

Please read the full explanations so that you can make a better decision.

Special Requests

I've tailored these special requests and add-ons to cater to the unique tastes of my past clients, ensuring each voyage is personalised. The inclusion of these options aims to dissuade similar requests and, importantly, not as a means for me to pocket extra income from my future clients.

Think of it as a bespoke service, crafted with your preferences in mind rather than a cunning plan to boost the treasure chest.

Surcharges

Picture this – I'm here to offer you a good experience without breaking the bank. But, when a project starts encroaching on my personal space or health or requires any additional cost, a surcharge is the reality check. No beating about the bush – it's a straightforward acknowledgment of the extra effort.

It's about ensuring a top-notch journey. Your support in grasping this aspect ensures our photography sail stays steady. Ready to roll with this clarity? Your agreement is the fuel that powers our creative engine.

For the uncommon surcharges, do look through the full list of surcharges to avoid miscommunications.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time depends on various factors, such as:

  1. The number of photos taken
  2. The workload of the photographer
  3. The type of editing required
  4. The quantity of photos requested
  5. The condition of the venue

Generally, if the client needs to choose the photos, it will take up to two weeks for the photographer to sift through and eliminate bad and duplicate shots. The remaining photos are then provided to the clients in a low-resolution PDF file. After the client makes the selection, it will take up to a month for basic editing or two months for advanced editing before the final photos are returned.

Skai follows the practice of reviewing the photos with a fresh mind every one to three days to ensure the highest possible quality. This significant effort places him at a disadvantage in terms of profit. Therefore, clients should appreciate the value of receiving meticulously edited photos, even if it means a slight delay.

In most cases, especially when the number of photos is limited, the final edited photos can be returned much earlier without compromising quality.

For more information, read photography editing time explained.

Skai's Pre-Wedding Photography

How Skai Began Doing Pre-Wedding Photography?

At the core of my photography journey lies a passion for capturing moments, and portrait photography stole my heart. It's the realm where I feel in control, especially when it comes to manipulating the lighting environment with my trusty professional lighting equipment.

Yet, being someone who craves variety, I wanted to explore beyond the familiar territory of portraits. The world of photography is vast and I wanted to venture into more intriguing genres, breaking away from the usual portrait scenes.

The spark for pre-wedding photography ignited during a mate's ROM ceremony. It was a lightbulb moment – capturing those immediate post-"I do" vibes. Little did I know, this seemingly simple decision became my gateway into the captivating world of pre-wedding photography.

As I shared my photographic escapades, the response was like a snowball effect. More clients started knocking on my virtual door, seeking to immortalise their unique moments. It felt like the universe giving me a friendly nod, saying, "People dig what you're doing, Skai."

Now, here's where the plot thickens. A couple spilt the beans about their not-so-rosy experience with a bridal studio. The templated poses were as stiff as a board, not exactly the ideal way to celebrate love. They craved something different, something relaxed. Luckily, they stumbled upon my work. To cut a long story short, they opted for a more casual, lifestyle pre-wedding photoshoot with me, and it was an absolute blast. Turns out, my style – steering clear of rigid poses – struck a chord with those who wanted a bit of fun in their pre-wedding memories. It shows that not every pose needs to be a serious affair.

In the grand scheme of things, I've realised that pre-wedding photography is more than just capturing moments. It's an avenue for playfulness and meaning. The canvas of pre-wedding photoshoots, adorned with wedding gowns and suits, provides a unique opportunity for impact and allows me to explore an overload of creative ideas. It's a delightful journey where themes can be as playful and meaningful as the couple desires.

Why Skai Loves Doing Pre-Wedding Photoshoots?

As a professional pre-wedding photographer in Singapore, I love doing pre-wedding photoshoots here! Singapore is an incredibly diverse and beautiful country, with a wide range of locations that are perfect for pre-wedding photoshoots.

One of the things I love most about pre-wedding photoshoots in Singapore is the variety of locations on offer. From the lush gardens of Gardens by the Bay, to the stunning views from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore has something for everyone. Each location offers a unique and beautiful setting, perfect for capturing the couple's love and connection naturally and authentically.

Another thing I love about pre-wedding photoshoots in Singapore is the opportunity to work with diverse cultures and backgrounds. Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds, and it's always a pleasure to work with couples from all over the world, who come here to capture their pre-wedding moments. Each couple brings its own unique story, and it's a privilege to be able to capture those stories through my camera lens.

I also love creating unique and one-of-a-kind photos, that tell the story of a couple artistically and creatively. I always look for ways to make each photo stand out and be special.

But most importantly, I love seeing the genuine interaction between couples. There's nothing quite like being able to capture the love and connection between two people, and being able to preserve those memories for them to treasure forever. That's what makes pre-wedding photoshoots so special and meaningful to me.

In short, pre-wedding photoshoots in Singapore are a true pleasure for me, the diversity of locations, the opportunity to work with diverse cultures and backgrounds, the chance to create unique and special photos and most importantly being able to capture the love story of a couple. Let's make some beautiful memories together!

What is Pre-Wedding Photography?

Pre-wedding photography, commonly known as engagement photography, is a specialised branch of photography that involves capturing images of couples in a dedicated photoshoot session before their wedding day. This genre of photography is distinct from the wedding day coverage and serves to document the engaged couple in a more casual, relaxed setting. During pre-wedding photography sessions, couples typically pose in various locations of significance to them, showcasing their love and anticipation leading up to their wedding.

What is Pre-Wedding Photography also Known as?

Pre-wedding photography is known by several terms across different cultures and regions. It is often referred to as engagement photography, prenuptial photography or simply engagement shoots. In some cases, particularly in Asian countries, it may be called "pre-wedding photoshoots". Regardless of the terminology, the essence remains the same: capturing the love and connection between the engaged couple in a dedicated photography session before their wedding day.

The Uses of Pre-Wedding Photography

The uses of pre-wedding photography extend beyond mere documentation. Couples often leverage these sessions to create visually appealing content for their wedding invitations, guest books or even decorative elements during the wedding ceremony or reception. Additionally, pre-wedding photos provide an opportunity for couples to become more comfortable in front of the camera and build rapport with their photographer, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable experience on the actual wedding day.

The Goals of Pre-Wedding Photography

The primary goals of pre-wedding photography are multifaceted. Firstly, it aims to document the unique dynamics and chemistry between the engaged couple in a more informal and intimate setting. Secondly, it serves as a means for couples to express their personalities and interests through creative and personalised photos. Furthermore, pre-wedding photography contributes to the overall storytelling of the couple's journey towards marriage, providing a visual narrative that complements the formal wedding photography captured on the actual wedding day. Ultimately, the goals of pre-wedding photography encompass creating lasting visual memories that encapsulate the essence of the couple's love story during this significant phase of their relationship.

What is a Pre-Wedding Photographer?

A pre-wedding photographer is a wedding photographer who specialises in taking photographs of couples before their wedding day. These photographs are often taken at a location of the couple's choice and are used to create a memory of the time leading up to the wedding. Some pre-wedding photographs are used for engagement announcements or as part of the couple's wedding website. The photographs may also be used as part of the wedding album or to create other photographic items such as wall art or photo books.

Why are Pre-Wedding Photographers Important?

Pre-wedding photographers are important for a few reasons:

  1. They create memories: Pre-wedding photographs allow couples to remember and cherish the time leading up to their wedding day. These photographs can be used to tell the story of their relationship and the journey they went through before getting married. They capture the love, emotions and chemistry between the couple that they can look back on in the future. These photographs can also be used as a keepsake for the couple, as well as their families and friends.
  2. They help couples get comfortable in front of the camera: Having a pre-wedding photoshoot can help couples feel more comfortable in front of the camera on their wedding day. This can result in more natural and relaxed-looking photographs. During the pre-wedding photoshoot, the couple will get to know the photographer's style and how he or she works, and the photographer will get to understand the couple's personalities and preferences. This will help in creating a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere on the wedding day, making it easier for the couple to be themselves in front of the camera.
  3. They allow couples to get to know their photographer: A pre-wedding photoshoot can also serve as an opportunity for couples to get to know their photographer and establish a rapport with them. This can help to create a more relaxed and enjoyable experience on the wedding day. It also helps in building trust between the couple and the photographer, which is important when it comes to capturing the couple's special moments on their wedding day.
  4. They create beautiful and personalised keepsakes: Pre-wedding photographs can be used to create beautiful and personalised keepsakes such as wedding albums, photo books, wall art etc. These keepsakes are a great way for the couple to remember their special day and they also make great gifts for family and friends. Pre-wedding photographs can be used to create special gifts like photo books, wall art and albums that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Overall, pre-wedding photographers are important for clients because they help to create beautiful, lasting memories and make the wedding day more relaxed and enjoyable. They capture the emotions, love and chemistry between the couple, help them to get comfortable in front of the camera, allow them to get to know the photographer and create beautiful keepsakes that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Should I Hire a Professional Pre-Wedding Photographer?

Whether you should hire a professional pre-wedding photographer is a personal decision that depends on your individual needs and preferences. However, there are some advantages to hiring a professional pre-wedding photographer.

  1. Professional Experience: Professional photographers have the experience and skill to create high-quality photographs that capture the special moments and emotions of your pre-wedding photoshoot. They know how to create the perfect lighting, composition and poses to create stunning photographs. They have the technical skills to produce photographs that are well-exposed, well-composed and that tell the story of your relationship. They also have the experience to handle unexpected situations and know how to improvise to get the best shots.
  2. Quality Equipment: Professional photographers use high-quality camera equipment and editing software to produce professional-grade photographs. This can result in a higher quality finished product than if you were to take the photographs yourself or hire an amateur. Professional photographers invest in high-end camera equipment and lenses that allow them to capture high-quality images with minimal noise and distortion. They also use advanced editing software to enhance, retouch and process the images for optimal results.
  3. Flexibility and creativity: Professional pre-wedding photographers can think creatively and come up with unique and creative ideas to make your pre-wedding photoshoot special and memorable. They have the flexibility to work with different styles, lighting and settings. They can think outside the box and come up with creative and unique ideas that will make your pre-wedding photographs stand out. They can also work with you to create a photoshoot that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
  4. Stress-free experience: Hiring a professional pre-wedding photographer can take the stress off of you and your partner. They will handle all the technical aspects of the photoshoot, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience. They can take care of all the technical aspects of the photoshoot, such as setting up lighting, adjusting camera settings and directing poses, so you and your partner can focus on enjoying each other's company and having fun.
  5. Keepsake: Professional pre-wedding photographs will be presented to you in digital format, which allows you to easily share and print your photographs. This can also be used to create beautiful and personalised keepsakes such as photo books, wall art and photo frames that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Overall, hiring a professional pre-wedding photographer offers many benefits, including high-quality, unique and beautiful photographs that capture the special moments and emotions of your relationship. They have the experience, equipment and creativity to produce photographs that are of a professional standard, and can make the experience stress-free and enjoyable. They will also create beautiful and personalised keepsakes that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Types of Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Wedding photoshoots include pre-wedding photoshoots and post-wedding photoshoots. It's a trend for couples to create wedding portraits and celebrate their love and wedding.

A pre-wedding photoshoot is usually done before the wedding banquet (actual day wedding) of a couple. The couple would then print an album using the wedding photographs to showcase to the guests during the wedding banquet. Of course, some couples may post wedding photographs on their social media profiles to share their love.

There are many different types of pre-wedding photoshoots and a pre-wedding photoshoot can be a combination of a few types of them.

It's important to keep in mind that pre-wedding photoshoots are personal and unique to each couple. Each type of photoshoot has its advantages and disadvantages and it's important to consider what is important to the couple and what style of photoshoot aligns with their personalities and interests.

Below are some of the different types of pre-wedding photoshoots:

Personalised Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Personalised pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Personalised pre-wedding photoshoot

A personalised pre-wedding photoshoot is tailored to the specific needs and preferences of the couple. It can include elements from different types of pre-wedding photoshoots, such as a mix of traditional and modern elements, or a blend of indoor and outdoor settings. The photographer works closely with the couple to understand the couple's backgrounds and create a unique and personalised concept that reflects their personalities and interests.

For example, the couple can do a school-themed photoshoot if they happened to be studying in the same school in the past. They can go back to the same school or perhaps, just have a classroom setting for the shoot. If both of them enjoy sports like soccer, they can be wearing the same pair of soccer jerseys for the shoot. The wedding couples can have a photoshoot session at places where they first met or dated. They can also work on themes that resemble their common interests. The sky is the limit.

Advantages include the ability to create a truly unique and personalised set of photos that are meaningful to the couple, and the ability to tailor the photoshoot to the couple's specific needs and preferences.

Disadvantages include the potential for higher costs and the need for more planning and coordination.

Themed Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Themed pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Themed pre-wedding photoshoot

Themed pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Themed pre-wedding photoshoot

A themed pre-wedding photoshoot is based on a specific theme or concept, such as a fairy tale, vintage or a specific era.

For example, a fairytale-themed photoshoot might include a beautiful princess-like gown, a castle or palace as a background, and romantic poses. A vintage-themed photoshoot might include clothing and accessories from a specific era, such as the 1920s, and a location that reflects that era, such as an old-fashioned train station.

Advantages include the ability to create a specific and unique concept that reflects the couple's personalities and interests, and the ability to create a cohesive and visually interesting set of photos.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look overly staged or contrived if not executed well.

Outdoor Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot

Outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Traditional pre-wedding photoshoot

An outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot is the most common type of pre-wedding photoshoot. It takes place in natural settings, such as parks, beaches, gardens or forests. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the natural beauty of the environment and the connection between the couple and nature. Outdoor wedding photoshoots can also include iconic buildings in the background, such as Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.

To get exceptionally good portrait photos, including balancing the exposure of both the couples and the background, it's best to use high-end photography.

For example, an outdoor photoshoot on a beach might include romantic poses on the sand, with the ocean as a background, while an outdoor photoshoot in a park might include playful poses among the flowers and trees.

Advantages include the ability to capture the natural beauty of the environment and the connection between the couple and nature, and the ability to create a more relaxed and natural set of photos. Outdoor settings are more interesting than most studios with plain backdrops.

Disadvantages include the potential for poor weather conditions or unexpected obstacles, such as tourists or other people in the background of the shots.

Traditional Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Traditional pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Traditional pre-wedding photoshoot

Traditional pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Traditional pre-wedding photoshoot

A traditional pre-wedding photoshoot is based on traditional customs or cultural elements, such as traditional clothing or rituals. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the cultural heritage of the couple and the connection between tradition and modernity.

For example, a traditional photoshoot might include the couple dressed in traditional clothing, such as a kebaya or a cheongsam, and posed in a traditional setting, such as a temple or a traditional village.

Advantages include the ability to capture the cultural heritage of the couple and the connection between tradition and modernity, and the ability to create a set of photos that are meaningful to the couple.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look outdated or unoriginal if not executed well.

Street Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Street pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Street pre-wedding photoshoot

Street pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Street pre-wedding photoshoot

A street pre-wedding photoshoot takes place in urban settings, such as city streets, alleys, train stations, neighbourhoods, shopping malls or shops. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the energy and vibrancy of the city, and the connection between the couple and their environment.

For example, a street photoshoot might include candid shots of the couple in their everyday clothing, posed in front of graffiti-covered walls or walking hand in hand down a busy street. Couples can use their creativity to engage with people, public displays, or any items in sales.

Advantages include the ability to capture the energy and vibrancy of the city, and the connection between the couple and their environment. A street pre-wedding photoshoot is modern and trendy.

Disadvantages include the potential for poor lightings or unexpected obstacles, such as traffic or other people in the background of the shots.

Casual Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Casual pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Casual pre-wedding photoshoot

Casual pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Casual pre-wedding photoshoot

A casual pre-wedding photoshoot is based on a more relaxed and casual style, such as everyday clothing or a picnic setting. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the playful and relaxed side of the couple's relationship. Casual wedding photoshoots are popular with couples who wish to keep everything simple. They want to have their wedding photos taken but don't need too fanciful images. Casual wedding photography involves mainly natural light.

I have encountered clients who approached me for a casual wedding photoshoot because they felt that their official wedding photoshoot with a bridal studio was too posey and they didn't enjoy the experience at all. They wanted to have another wedding album that would showcase their true selves.

For example, a casual photoshoot might include the couple dressed in comfortable clothing, such as jeans and t-shirts, posing in a relaxed setting, such as a park or a backyard. It can include casual poses, such as sitting on a blanket and having a picnic, or playing a game together. The goal of this type of photoshoot is to capture the couple's natural personalities and their everyday life.

Advantages include the ability to capture the playful and relaxed side of the couple's relationship, and the ability to create a more natural and authentic set of photos. It's simple and less tiring compared to most other types of pre-wedding photoshoots.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look too casual or unimportant if not executed well.

Studio Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

A studio pre-wedding photoshoot takes place in a studio setting, using professional lighting and equipment. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the elegance and sophistication of the couple.

For example, a studio photoshoot might include the couple dressed in formal clothing, such as a tuxedo and a wedding gown, posed in front of a simple background, with various lighting and poses that are used to create a dramatic and romantic atmosphere.

There are two kinds of photography studios. One is the traditional kind of studio with plain backdrops. The other kind is a themed studio with special settings.

A traditional studio with plain backdrops will allow the focus of the photos to be on the couples. Some props can be added to make the wedding pictures look more interesting. However, when compared to an outdoor wedding photoshoot, studio photoshoots generally are less interesting in terms of the background.

A themed photo studio has more fanciful backdrops and props ready. It's usually more interesting than having a photoshoot with plain backdrops. However, it will come at a higher cost while the special settings would have been used by many other couples before, which actually takes away the uniqueness.

Advantages include the ability to capture the elegance and sophistication of the couple, and the ability to control the lighting and background to create a specific atmosphere. Having a studio pre-wedding photoshoot is much more comfortable than having to perspire outdoors and having to battle insects. The shoot isn't subjected to the weather as well.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look too formal or artificial if not executed well.

Night Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Night pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Night pre-wedding photoshoot

Night pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Night pre-wedding photoshoot

A night pre-wedding photoshoot takes place at night, using various lighting techniques to create a moody and romantic atmosphere. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the intimacy and emotion of the couple.

Night portrait photography is usually done with interesting ambient lighting in the background, such as the light of buildings or decorative light. The photographer would then use flash to fix the overall exposure and make sure the subjects' faces are properly lighted up. Thus, night pre-wedding photography is an art that requires another level of photography skill, experience and additional equipment.

Most photographers would use hard light since it's more portable; however, the light won't be very flattering. Soft light requires more bulky equipment but it's definitely worth the effort and cost.

For example, a night photoshoot might include the couple posed in front of a city skyline or on a bridge with the stars as a background, with different lighting techniques such as candles, fairy lights, or lanterns to create a romantic and intimate atmosphere.

Advantages include the ability to capture the intimacy and emotion of the couple, and the ability to create a moody and romantic atmosphere. It can produce phenomenal pictures, given being done properly.

Disadvantages include the potential for poor lightings or unexpected obstacles, such as traffic or other people in the background of the shots. Professional lighting equipment is heavy and bulky, and thus there may be restrictions.

Artistic Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Art pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Art bridal photoshoot

Art pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Art pre-wedding photoshoot

An artistic pre-wedding photoshoot is based on an artistic or creative concept, such as fine art, fantasy or conceptual art. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the couple's unique and creative personalities.

Artistic wedding photoshoot is selected by couples who are bold and want something extremely different from others. They can be some matured types of photo concepts or simply themes that would show extra skin. This is quite uncommon in the conservative scene of Singapore but there are still couples who prefer art.

For example, an artistic photoshoot might include the couple posed in front of a colourful mural or a fantasy setting, such as a forest or a castle, with poses and clothing that reflect the artistic concept.

Advantages include the ability to capture the couple's unique and creative personalities, and the ability to create a visually interesting and conceptually cohesive set of photos.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look overly staged or contrived if not executed well. Not everyone can accept art photos.

Edgy Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Edgy pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Edgy pre-wedding photoshoot

Edgy pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Edgy pre-wedding photoshoot

An edgy pre-wedding photoshoot has a more modern and edgy style, using unconventional poses, locations or clothing. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the couple's unique personalities and their edgy side. An edgy pre-wedding photoshoot is a form of artwork. It can be done with dramatic lighting and cool expression from the couples. It can also be done with moody/ dark makeup. The photos would look more stylish than the regular kind of wedding photos that show a lot of smiles from the couples.

For example, an edgy photoshoot might include the couple posed in a graffiti-covered alley or on a rooftop with a cityscape background, wearing modern and edgy clothing, and using poses that are bold and unique.

Advantages include the ability to capture the couple's unique personalities and their edgy side, and the ability to create a set of photos that are bold and unique. Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look too unconventional or unappealing if not executed well.

Destination Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Destination pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Destination pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore

Destination pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore
Destination pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore

A destination pre-wedding photoshoot takes place at a specific location outside of the home country, such as a romantic getaway or a scenic location. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the couple's love and connection in a beautiful and exotic setting. Destination wedding photoshoot is a luxury wedding photography. It's popular among couples who wish to have their pre-wedding photoshoot done in another country. During the trip, the couples can have holidays in that country and thus achieve at least two goals at a time.

For example, a destination photoshoot might include the couple posed in front of a stunning waterfall or on a beach with crystal clear water, with poses and clothing that reflect the natural beauty of the location.

While a destination wedding photoshoot is a good idea for couples who love travelling, it's rather costly. They need to pay for not only their air tickets and accommodations in the foreign country but also for the entire team, which consists of the wedding photographer, hair and makeup artist and assistant(s). Often, they would require car rental as well.

What most destination wedding companies and photographers do is create packages for couples to book in the same period. The wedding team will fly over to that country and stay there to shoot different pairs of couples on alternate days. In this way, all the couples are sharing the cost of the air tickets for the wedding team.

Unfortunately, the accommodation fees for the team will be much higher than what the couples would have to pay for their normal holiday trips.

Technically, wedding companies will have to charge higher wedding rates for it's more challenging to get prepared and bring the equipment on board the plane. They have to pack their items for daily use as well.

While Singaporeans fly out of Singapore for their dream destination wedding photoshoots, people from all over the world do travel over to Singapore for their dream destination wedding photoshoots as well.

Locals who wish to get wedding pictures with great scenery can do their pre-wedding photoshoots in Singapore. It just requires some research to find beautiful places in Singapore.

Advantages include the ability to capture the couple's love and connection in a beautiful and exotic setting, and the ability to create a set of photos that are unique and meaningful. A destination pre-wedding photoshoot is a good idea for couples who love travelling.

Disadvantages include the potential for unexpected obstacles such as poor weather conditions, extremely high costs, and potential difficulty in coordinating the photoshoot at a remote location.

Solo Bridal Photoshoots

Solo bridal photoshoot in Singapore
Solo bridal photoshoot

Solo bridal photoshoot in Singapore
Solo bridal photoshoot

A solo bridal photoshoot focuses on the bride-to-be, often featuring the bride in different outfits, poses and locations, to showcase her beauty and elegance. This type of photoshoot is perfect for capturing the bride's personality, style and elegance. It can be done in a studio, outdoors or a specific location, such as a castle or a palace, and can include a variety of poses and settings, such as close-ups, full-length shots, and candid moments, to create a beautiful and memorable solo bridal album.

A solo bridal photoshoot can also be done by a solo lady. For example, some ladies may want to experience doing a bridal photoshoot on their own. Wedding gowns and dresses are fashionable and they are more unique than the usual outfits that ladies would use for common fashion photoshoots. Of course, it doesn't mean they won't be doing an official pre-wedding photoshoot with their future partners before their marriages.

Advantages include the ability to capture the bride's personality, style and elegance, and create a beautiful and memorable solo bridal album.

Disadvantages include the potential for the photos to look too focused on the bride and not enough on the couple as a whole and the potential for the groom to feel left out of the photoshoot process.

Tips & Tricks for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

How to Plan a Successful Pre-Wedding Photoshoot?

When planning a pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore, there are several key considerations to keep in mind to ensure a successful and memorable experience. So, let's get ready to snap some amazing memories!

  1. Location: First things first, pick a location that's meaningful to you and your partner. It could be the spot where you had your first date, the place where you got engaged, a beautiful park or even your favourite hawker centre. The key is to choose a location that holds special significance for you and your partner, and that reflects your personalities and interests.
  2. Outfit: Dress to impress! You're not just taking pictures, you're creating memories that will last a lifetime. So, put on that fancy outfit you've been saving for a special occasion, whether it's a traditional outfit, a casual dress or a suit. The important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing.
  3. Props: Don't forget the props! Whether it's a bouquet, a bottle of wine or a cute sign with your names on it, props can add an extra special touch to your photos and make them more unique and personal.
  4. Timing: Singapore can be pretty hot and humid, so unless you're into the whole "glistening with sweat" look, try to schedule your shoot for either early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the light is more forgiving. The timing is known as the golden hour. This way you'll have a more comfortable photoshoot and the photos will look great!
  5. Enjoyment: Have fun! This is your pre-wedding photoshoot, and it's all about capturing the love and excitement you and your partner have for each other. So, laugh, play, and enjoy the experience! Trust your photographer, they'll guide you through the photoshoot and make it a fun and relaxed experience.

So, there you have it! Follow these tips and you'll be well on your way to planning a successful pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, and let your creativity flow! Remember, it's all about capturing the love and emotion between you and your partner, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. So, go out there and have fun, the results will be worth it!

Locations for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots in Singapore

There are several types of locations that are popular for pre-wedding photoshoots. However, it is important to consider places that hold special significance for both of you as it will make the photoshoot more meaningful and personal.

  1. Urban: Singapore has a vibrant and modern cityscape, which makes for a great backdrop for urban pre-wedding photoshoots. Popular locations include Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay and Merlion Park. These places can be great options for couples who enjoy a modern and lively setting. Also, if you have a special place in the city where you had your first date or a place that holds a special significance for both of you, it can be a great location for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
  2. Nature: Singapore is known for its lush greenery and natural beauty. Popular nature locations include Gardens by the Bay, Botanic Gardens and the MacRitchie Reservoir Park. These places can be great options for couples who enjoy a peaceful and serene setting. Also, if you have a favourite park or nature spot that holds a special significance for both of you, it can be a great location for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
  3. Heritage: Singapore has a rich cultural heritage and many historic sites that make for beautiful and unique pre-wedding photoshoot locations. Popular heritage locations include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay Heritage Centre. These places can be great options for couples who want to incorporate cultural elements into their pre-wedding photoshoot. Also, if you have a special place with historical or cultural significance that holds a special significance for both of you, it can be a great location for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
  4. Beaches: Singapore has beautiful beaches that can be a great location for pre-wedding photoshoots. Popular beach locations include Sentosa Island and East Coast Park. These places can be great options for couples who enjoy a laid-back and relaxed setting. Also, if you have a special beach or coastal spot that holds a special significance for both of you, it can be a great location for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
  5. Private Properties: Some couples prefer a more private and intimate setting for their pre-wedding photoshoots, in that case, you can consider hiring a private property such as a villa or a luxury hotel. This can be a great option for those who want a more exclusive and personalised photoshoot experience. You can also consider using a place that holds a special significance for both of you, like a family property or a place you both love.

Ultimately, the location you choose for your pre-wedding photoshoot should reflect your personality and interests, and hold special significance for both of you. It will make the memories captured even more special and valuable.

The Most Popular Places to Do Pre-Wedding Photoshoot in Singapore

  1. Gardens by the Bay: This location is an absolute must-see for pre-wedding photoshoots! With its stunning blend of nature and modern architecture, it's the perfect spot to capture those romantic and intimate moments. Imagine walking hand-in-hand through the Supertree Grove, surrounded by towering metal structures and lush greenery or cuddling up in the Flower Dome, amidst a riot of colourful flowers. This place is a true gem for pre-wedding photography.
  2. Marina Bay Sands: This iconic location is sure to take your breath away! With its stunning views of the Singapore skyline, it's the perfect place to capture the couple's love and connection in a beautiful and sophisticated setting. Imagine posing on the rooftop infinity pool, with the city lights twinkling behind you or taking in the breathtaking views from the observation deck. This location is sure to make your pre-wedding photos truly unforgettable!
  3. Clarke Quay: This historic riverside location is a real treat for pre-wedding photography. With its vibrant and colourful atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's playful and fun-loving side. Imagine posing in front of the colourful shophouses, with the boat-lined river as a backdrop or taking a romantic stroll along the river. This place is sure to add a touch of whimsy to your pre-wedding photos.
  4. Sentosa Island: This island location is a true paradise for pre-wedding photography. With its variety of settings, including beaches, gardens and theme parks, it's the perfect place to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic walk on the beach, posing in front of the iconic Merlion or taking a hike in the beautiful Southern Ridges. This place has something for everyone and will make your pre-wedding photos truly special.
  5. Chinatown: This historic district is a true treasure trove for pre-wedding photography. With its unique blend of traditional and modern elements, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's cultural heritage and connection to Singapore's history. Imagine posing in front of the colourful shophouses, taking a romantic stroll through the temples or posing in front of the street art. This place has a special charm that will make your pre-wedding photos truly memorable.
  6. Changi Airport: One of the most iconic and modern airports in the world, Changi Airport offers a unique blend of nature and technology for pre-wedding photography. Imagine posing in front of the beautiful indoor gardens or taking a romantic stroll through the butterfly garden. This location is perfect for capturing the couple's love and connection in a modern and sophisticated setting.
  7. Fort Canning Park: This historic and lush location offers a tranquil and natural setting for pre-wedding photography. With its beautiful gardens and historic landmarks, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll through the gardens or posing in front of the beautiful heritage buildings.
  8. Coney Island: This rustic and natural location is perfect for pre-wedding photography. With its beautiful beaches and rustic park, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll on the beach or posing in front of the beautiful mangrove trees.
  9. Jurong Lake Gardens: This vast and beautiful location offers a natural and tranquil setting for pre-wedding photography. With its beautiful gardens and lakes, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll through the gardens or posing in front of the beautiful lakes.
  10. Marina Barrage: This iconic and modern location offers a unique blend of nature and technology for pre-wedding photography. With its beautiful gardens and panoramic views of the city, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a modern and sophisticated setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll through the gardens or posing in front of the beautiful city views.
  11. East Coast Park: This popular and scenic location offers a natural and beautiful setting for pre-wedding photography. With its beautiful beaches and parks, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll on the beach or posing in front of the beautiful coastal scenery.
  12. Singapore Botanic Gardens: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful and tranquil location for pre-wedding photography. With its lush gardens and historic landmarks, it's the perfect spot to capture the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting. Imagine taking a romantic stroll through the gardens or posing in front of beautiful heritage buildings like the National Orchid Garden, Swan lake and the ginger garden. This location offers a variety of settings and is perfect for capturing the couple's love and connection in a natural and romantic setting.

These are just a few examples of the many beautiful and interesting locations in Singapore that are perfect for pre-wedding photoshoots. Ultimately, the best location for a pre-wedding photoshoot is one that holds personal significance to the couple, and that aligns with their personalities and interests.

Outfits to Wear for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Several types of outfits can be suitable for pre-wedding photoshoots. But don't let that limit you, think out of the box and have fun with it!

  1. Traditional: For couples who want to incorporate traditional elements into their pre-wedding photoshoot, traditional outfits such as a kebaya or a cheongsam can be a great option. These outfits can add a cultural and elegant touch to the photoshoot. Imagine the beautiful and timeless photos you'll get in these traditional Singaporean garments!
  2. Formal: Formal wear such as suits and gowns can be a great option for couples who want a more sophisticated and elegant look. These outfits can be suitable for photoshoots that take place at luxury venues or gardens. Imagine the stunning and romantic photos you'll get in these formal attires.
  3. Casual: For couples who prefer a more relaxed and casual look, casual wear such as jeans and t-shirts can be a great option. These outfits can be suitable for photoshoots that take place at more laid-back locations such as beaches or parks. Imagine the fun and natural photos you'll get in these casual clothes, perfect for showcasing your playful side!
  4. Mix and match: For couples who want a more personalised and unique look, mixing and matching different types of outfits can be a great option. This can be a great way to reflect your style and make the photoshoot more fun and creative. Imagine the unique and creative photos you'll get with this approach!
  5. Coordinating: Coordinating outfits can add a sense of unity and connection between you and your partner. Choose colours and styles that complement each other and make you both feel confident and comfortable. Imagine the cute photos you'll get with matching outfits!

Ultimately, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing. Consider the location and theme of your photoshoot, and choose outfits that complement the setting and reflect your style. Remember, the goal is to capture the love and emotion between you and your partner, so choose outfits that make you both feel happy and relaxed. Have fun with it and let your personality shine through in your outfits!

Props to Use for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Incorporating props into your pre-wedding photoshoot can add an extra special touch and make your photos even more unique and personal. But don't let that limit you, think out of the box and have fun with it!

  1. Flowers: Flowers can be a great prop to use in pre-wedding photoshoots. They can add a romantic and elegant touch to the photos. Choose a bouquet of your favourite flowers or even a single flower that holds a special significance for both of you. You can also consider using flowers that match the theme or colour scheme of your pre-wedding photoshoot.
  2. Signs: Personalised signs with cute messages, your names or your wedding date can add a fun and playful touch to the photos. Consider creating signs that reflect your personality and interests, such as a sign with a funny quote or a pun. You can also use signs to create a sense of nostalgia, such as a sign with the name of the place where you had your first date.
  3. Vehicles: Incorporating vehicles such as a bike, a car or a boat can add a unique and interesting element to your pre-wedding photoshoot. Consider using a vehicle that has sentimental value for both of you, such as a car you both love or a boat that you both enjoy taking trips on.
  4. Food and drinks: Incorporating food and drinks such as a picnic basket or a bottle of wine can add a cosy and intimate touch to your pre-wedding photoshoot. Consider using food and drinks that have sentimental value for both of you, such as your favourite bottle of wine or a dessert that you both love.
  5. Pets: If you have a furry friend, including them in your pre-wedding photoshoot can add a unique and personal touch. Consider incorporating your pet into the photoshoot in a way that reflects their personalities, such as giving them a cute sign or dressing them up in a bowtie or a dress.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose props that reflect your style and the theme of your pre-wedding photoshoot. The props should also make you and your partner feel comfortable and happy. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and have fun with it! Remember, the goal is to capture the love and emotion between you and your partner, so choose props that make you both feel happy and relaxed.

How to Pose for Pre-Wedding Photoshoots?

I believe that the key to great pre-wedding photos is capturing the couple's love and connection naturally and authentically. Here are a few tips on how to pose for pre-wedding photoshoots in Singapore:

  1. Be yourselves: When posing for pre-wedding photos, it's important to be comfortable and authentic. The best way to achieve this is by being yourselves and letting your personality shine through. Don't try to be someone you're not, let your guard down and be in the moment. This way, your photos will be genuine to who you are as a couple.
  2. Show some PDA: Public Display of Affection is a great way to capture the couple's connection naturally and authentically. Don't be shy to show some love and affection towards each other, whether it's holding hands, hugging or a kiss. These intimate moments will add a special touch to your pre-wedding photos.
  3. Use props and accessories: Props and accessories can add a fun and playful element to your pre-wedding photos. Think about incorporating things that are special to both of you, like a guitar or a book. This can help to personalise your photos and make them more meaningful.
  4. Experiment with different angles: To add visual interest to your photos, try different angles and perspectives. Experiment with low-angle shots, bird's-eye views and other unique perspectives. This will help to create dynamic and interesting photos that stand out.
  5. Have fun: Remember, a pre-wedding photoshoot is a celebration of your love and connection. So relax, have fun and enjoy the experience. The more you enjoy yourselves, the better your photos will be.
  6. Use the environment: Singapore offers a variety of beautiful and interesting locations for pre-wedding photoshoots. Use the environment to your advantage and let the surroundings play a role in your poses. For example, if you're at the beach, use the sand and water as a backdrop for your photos or if you're in a park, use the trees and nature as a backdrop.
  7. Use different poses: There are many different poses that you can try to make your pre-wedding photos interesting and dynamic. Some examples could be walking hand in hand, sitting on a bench, standing in front of something beautiful, etc.
  8. Use movement: Using movement in your pre-wedding photos can add dynamism and interest to your photos. Some examples could be spinning around, walking or dancing to create dynamic and interesting photos.

By following these tips and remembering to be yourselves, you'll be sure to have a fun and successful pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore!

How to Make Your Pre-Wedding Photoshoot More Interesting?

As a professional pre-wedding photographer in Singapore, there are several ways to make pre-wedding photoshoots more interesting and unique. Here are a few tips to make your photoshoot stand out:

  1. Personalise it: Incorporate elements that reflect your personalities and interests into the photoshoot. This can be anything from incorporating your favourite hobbies or activities, such as playing musical instruments, dancing or travelling, to incorporating your favourite quotes or song lyrics into the photoshoot. This will make the photoshoot more personal and interesting.
  2. Be Creative with the location: Instead of going for the usual locations, consider finding unique and interesting places that reflect your personalities and interests. This could be anything from an abandoned warehouse, to a beautiful rooftop, a picturesque waterfall, an urban graffiti wall or even a place that holds sentimental value for both of you. This will make the photoshoot more interesting and unique.
  3. Play with different moods: Mix up the moods of your photoshoot by having some photos that are playful and fun, and others that are more intimate and romantic. This will make your photoshoot more dynamic and interesting. For example, you can have some photos that capture the fun and playful side of your relationship, and others that capture the more intimate and romantic side.
  4. Use Props: Using props can add a fun and interesting element to your pre-wedding photoshoot. This could be anything from balloons to vintage cars, old-fashioned bicycles, parasols, umbrellas or even something as simple as a blanket or a picnic basket. Props can help to set the scene and create a certain mood or atmosphere in the photos.
  5. Try different poses and angles: Experiment with different poses and angles. This will make your photoshoot more dynamic and interesting. Instead of the usual poses, try something unique and creative, such as a dramatic pose, a silly pose or a candid shot. Experimenting with different angles can also help to create more interesting and dynamic photos.
  6. Have fun: Remember that your pre-wedding photoshoot is a celebration of your love and relationship. So have fun, be relaxed and let your personalities shine through in the photos. Don't be afraid to laugh, joke around, and be silly together. The more relaxed and comfortable you are, the more natural and authentic the photos will be.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to let your creativity flow and have fun with it! Your pre-wedding photoshoot is an opportunity to capture the love and emotion between you and your partner, so choose poses, locations and props that make you both feel happy and relaxed. Let your personalities shine through and make the photoshoot an experience to remember.

Make Your Pre-Wedding Photos Stand Out

I prefer doing creative concepts, which are more fun, interesting and unique. However, it depends on the couples to take up challenges. I also encourage couples to do concepts that would link to their lifestyles so that the photographs would be more meaningful.

I always try to set up my lighting whenever possible, so that my work would stand out from others. I work on soft light and also add impacts to the photographs. I try to show the details of the sky to make the photographs look more spectacular.

Below are some of the reasons why you should work with me on your ideal pre-wedding or bridal photoshoot.

Flattery Wedding Portraits

Bridal shoot with beautiful Hilary
This photograph of Hilary was taken in the late morning, almost an hour to noon. We were extremely lucky that it was a cloudy day and thus my 600-watt strobe could overcome the sunlight to produce flattering light. However, the biggest challenge I faced was the constantly changing ambient light due to the moving clouds that allowed different amounts of sunlight to reach us.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Sharon Ng
This photograph of Sharon Ng was taken in the evening when the sun was about to set. The sunlight was rather harsh for the timing as the sky was clear. I managed to add my flash to bring down the ambient light while making Sharon look good.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Ayumi
This photograph of Ayumi was taken in the mid-morning and unfortunately, the sky was clear and thus the sunlight was extremely harsh. I managed to find a sheltered spot to reduce the ambient light using my 600-watt strobe while a thin layer of cloud happened to block the direct sun.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Hilary
This photograph of Hilary was taken in the late afternoon. The weather was good and thus I was able to create the beautiful effect with the focus on Hilary with the aid of my strobe.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Ivia Xiao Hui
This photograph of Ivia Xiao Hui was taken in the late morning. The sunlight was harsh most of the time but I managed to keep the ambient light down with the aid of my strobe.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Jessyca Ang
This photograph of Jessyca Ang was taken in the late afternoon. The ambient light was soft enough to capture this.

"You want to look beautiful, don't you?"

Every bride wants to look beautiful in the most special photo album of her life. Just hiring a good professional makeup artist to style you up isn't enough - you will also need a very good photographer.

A professional photographer needs to have the photography equipment, knowledge and experience to create soft light to make you look pleasing. One of the toughest things is carrying bulky and heavy equipment along for the photoshoot. It takes time and effort to set up and test for the correct lighting, which is why most of the outdoor wedding photoshoots that you get to see in public won't include large softboxes. If you're lucky, the ambient light may be very good; however, we can't simply count on luck to create beautiful photographs. Besides, without professional equipment, there are certain angles you can't be captured in, such as in backlight situations (the main light is at the back of the subjects).

In photography, lighting is extremely important to make the subject(s) look beautiful and soft, and this makes my work extremely different from most other photographers' - I'm always trying my best to produce the best light possible, even at the expense of injuries for carrying the heavy equipment along.

During my post-production, I try my best to make the skin look natural, which requires lots of extra time and effort. There are times when I take three hours just to edit a photograph. In contrast, I often see photographs online with the subjects looking fake like plastic - this is due to overediting - an easy way to remove the flaws on the skin, which is more efficient for photographers to speed up the work.

My portrait portfolio speaks for itself.

Creative & Eye-Catchy Wedding Portraits

Pre-wedding shoot with Mike and Monica
This photograph of Mike and Monica was taken in the afternoon inside a hotel room. She decided to be a cute sassy wife.

Creative couple shoot with Derrick and Ariel
This photograph of Derrick and Ariel was taken in the afternoon. We decided to create a cute and fun photograph with the paparazzi openly snapping the couple while they were kissing.

Creative pre-wedding shoot with Shengyang and Huiting
This photograph of Shengyang and Huiting was taken in the late afternoon. The sun was extremely harsh from the right side and I had to abuse my 600-watt light. The road made it a good place for the couple to race against each other.

"You want to be special and stand out from the others"

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that we should spend extra effort to make memorable. Having a special pre-wedding shoot album can serve the purpose. If you wish to stand out from others, other than signing up for overseas pre-wedding shoot packages, which many couples are already doing, you can do boutique/conceptual/themed shoots instead. We will come out with a few sets of interesting ideas related to your stories and create a unique wedding album.

Photography is my passion and I always look forward to creating interesting work with couples who are fun and open-minded and don't insist on following the traditional way of a wedding shoot. I like to bring forward concepts related to my models and amaze the viewers. Be it cute, quirky or sexy, I'm looking forward to stunning the viewers and creating a memorable album that you can refer to.

Tell me your stories. Let me know how you have met each other. Flood me with a list of your hobbies. Let's get crazy!

One problem with me is that I don't like to do the same thing over and over again. This is why I'm always dying for interesting concepts or at least, I try to do my shoots in different parts of Singapore. Even for poses, I always utilize the creativity of my models.

Bespoke Wedding Portraits

Creative pre-wedding shoot with Shengyang and Huiting
This photograph of Shengyang and Huiting was taken in the late morning inside their favourite restaurant. The restaurant kindly permitted us to do the shoot as Huiting contacted them via email before the shoot. We had very limited space and we had to avoid causing any inconvenience to the other customers. Eventually, we got a series of cute photographs there.

Creative pre-wedding shoot with Shengyang and Huiting
This photograph of Shengyang and Huiting was taken in the late afternoon inside a well-designed house where they previously had gatherings at. We made use of props to create a fun shoot.

Bespoke photography means tailor-made photography to personalise portraits for individuals.

Clear Objective: You're the Primary Focus

Casual pre-wedding shoot with Wei Loong and Shujuan
This photograph of Wei Loong and Shujuan was taken towards the late morning using natural light. The sun was extremely hot and we managed to find this spot to capture this photograph where the backlighting helped to create a rim of headlight while the angle didn't affect the clarity too much. We wanted to make use of the lalang. The left of the photograph was very bright due to the open sky while the back and right side were trees - the best option in this situation was to focus on the couple.

Pre-wedding shoot with Ashikin and Ridhwan
This photograph of Ridhwan and Ashikin was taken in the late afternoon using natural light. The lighting was unusually harsh for the timing. The surrounding was rather boring and there were many other people around. We didn't have the luxury of time since the actual day wedding was ongoing. Hence, I went for a close-up shot with the "clean" building and trees to block the direct sunlight.

Pre-wedding shoot with Nathaniel and Rachel
This photograph of Nathaniel and Rachel was taken in the late morning before rushing off for their wedding tea ceremony. The lighting wasn't good due to the gaps between the tree branches and leaves that cast weird shadows around. The interaction between the couple was great and thus I went for a close-up shot.

Bridal shoot with cheerful Shinyi
This photograph of Shinyi was taken in the late morning. The ambient light was bad due to the cloudless sky but I abused my 600-watt light to dim down the ambient light while keeping Shinyi beautifully lighted up. The goal of this photograph was to showcase the urban background with Shinyi in the "middle" to create a stunning effect. I positioned her at this distance from my lens so that she would appear large enough since she's the main subject after all.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Khin
This photograph of Khin was taken in the late afternoon using natural light as requested. The sun was furious but we made use of the side of the temple for this photograph where Khin was sheltered. Since she's the main subject, I framed her in a large portion of the photograph.

"You are the focus and you want viewers to be able to identify you"

I often crack a joke when I see photographs of the main subject appearing small - I would say I'm the person inside.

While the scenery is important, you want people to know that you're the person inside the photograph. Therefore, my style is to make sure the subject fills a certain portion of the frame so that he/she can be identified by the viewers. Or otherwise, why don't you go online to find some existing photographs instead, so that you can be "flown" to any part of the world that you want?

My shooting style is a bad thing for photographers because the closer you get to the lens, the more flaws would be shown and the more editing work has to be done. I assume this is one reason why some photographers can afford to charge lower rates, especially for overseas shoots as they tend to focus more on the sceneries than the couples - less editing work.

Sexy but Classy Wedding Portraits

Sexy bridal shoot with beautiful Robyn Skye
This photograph of Robyn Skye was taken in the late afternoon. The tall trees around made the place dim. Robyn had a very good figure and thus this pose was very flattering. We kept it natural and stylish. No boob was intended to drop.

Sexy pre-wedding shoot with Mike and Monica
This photograph of Mike and Monica was taken in the late afternoon inside a hotel room after their ROM. The poses made the photograph sexy without having to bare skin.

"You can be very sexy but still look classy"

This is optional. You can be sexy or extremely sexy, but I will still be able to keep the photographs stylish. If you wish to create a stunning album, be open and discuss it with me.

Beautiful Background

Bridal shoot with beautiful Hilary
This photograph of Hilary was done in the late morning, nearly one and a half hours to noon time. The white building would bounce off much more sunlight than Hilary's face while the sky would be even brighter. Given such a situation, if I were to depend solely on natural light, (1) I could get Hilary's face properly lighted up but the sky and building would be overexposed; or otherwise, (2) I could keep the sky and building's exposure perfect as shown in the photograph but Hilary's face would be dark. We were extremely lucky that it was a cloudy day and thus my 600-watt strobe could not only overcome the sunlight but also produce soft light.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Ivia Xiao Hui
This photograph of Ivia Xiao Hui was done in the late morning. The sky was, most of the time, clear and thus gave us problems. The tree branches and leaves managed to help to keep away some of the light, but at the same time, cast unflattering shadows. It was a game of patience together as we made good use of the short duration whenever some small clouds managed to block the sun from hitting us directly. I reduced the ambient light with the help of my 600-watt strobe so that the background would not be very glaring, as of the actual situation, to distract viewers from the main subject - Ivia.

Pre-wedding shoot with Leslie and Sally
This photograph of Leslie and Sally was taken in the afternoon after their wedding. I used my strobe to create this dramatic effect. Besides, my beauty dish was able to produce better lighting than the actual sunlight.

Pre-wedding shoot with Leslie and Sally
This photograph of Leslie and Sally was taken in the morning before their wedding. Since the sunlight came from the back of the building, I had limited choices and thus I chose the correct exposure for the building over the details of the sky. Therefore, I carefully dimmed down the ambient light for the building before using my strobe to light up the couple beautifully. There's a choice to further dim down the ambient light, such that the building would be much darker and there would be slightly more details to be shown in the sky, but I didn't want it to be too dramatic for this shot.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Melanie
This photograph of Melanie was taken in the late morning. The sun was harsh but I managed to dim down the ambient light by abusing my 600-watt strobe. The greenery at the back was much brighter but I didn't want them to distract the viewers from admiring the main subject - Melanie.

"While the background is important, keep them pleasant"

You go for an outdoor shoot so that you can incorporate beautiful scenery into your photographs. Therefore, doing too much of a bokeh (background blur) effect doesn't justify the effort - you might as well just do the shoot with a plain background like a black or white backdrop in a studio with proper air-conditioning and a relaxing environment. You can then take a seat to rest at any time and you don't even have to walk.

While using a beautiful background to make every photograph interesting, I make sure they don't take away the focus of the subjects. One important factor of the background is the exposure and I always try to make sure the brightness is well controlled. This is possible with the use of my professional lighting in most situations.

Display Details of Sky

Pre-wedding shoot with Shengyang and Huiting
This photograph of Shengyang and Huiting was taken near sunset when the cloud finally started to cover the furious sun that had tortured us for the entire day. I dimmed down the ambient light and used my strobe to light the couple up. Eventually, we managed to document the details of the sky in the background as well to create the effect. This shot couldn't be captured beautifully with natural light since it was backlighting and the sky would likely be overexposed.

Bridal shoot with beautiful Jessyca Ang
This photograph of Jessyca was taken after sunset while there were still some small beams of light left in the background - the moment before complete darkness. I was able to light Jessyca up properly using my strobe.

"Sky is beautiful, you are beautiful too"

To capture the details of the sky while having your face properly and beautifully lit up, you will need to use a soft flashlight.

A photographer can depend solely on ambient light and then "PhotoShop" the sky but the result likely won't be as natural as a professional job. A photographer can use a bare speedlite, which is extremely portable, but the lighting won't be flattering on your face. What I do is, whenever possible, set up big light modifier(s) so that your face will be lighted up properly and beautifully, with the details of the sky being shown.

Beautiful Night Outdoor Wedding Portraits

Night outdoor bridal portrait with beautiful Robyn Skye
This photograph of Robyn Skye was taken at night. I retained the beautiful light in the background and fire a very soft light from my huge softbox at an angle that created the mood.

"When night falls, you still look beautiful"

Similar to capturing the details of the sky, a photographer will require using of flash to capture your face correctly and beautifully lit up.

My night outdoor shoots are unique.

Conclusion

In the grand symphony of wedding preparations, pre-wedding photography stands as a poignant prelude, setting the tone for the beautiful journey that lies ahead. It's not just about capturing moments; it's a celebration of love, a visual narrative that echoes the unique melody of each couple's story.

Embarking on a pre-wedding photoshoot is more than a checklist item; it's an opportunity to create lasting memories that transcend time. The authenticity captured in those frames becomes a testament to the genuine connection between two souls, frozen in the kaleidoscope of emotions.

As you plan your pre-wedding photoshoot, set goals that go beyond picture-perfect poses. Aim to embrace the genuine moments, the laughter, the stolen glances, and the unfiltered expressions of love. Consider it a chance to weave a story – your story – through the lens.

Remember, the beauty of pre-wedding photography lies not just in the final photos but in the experience itself. It's about feeling comfortable, being yourself, and creating a collection of memories that radiate authenticity.

If you're seeking a pre-wedding photographer to join you on this visual journey, I'm here to help. My approach is rooted in storytelling, authenticity and creating an environment where your love story can unfold naturally. Explore my portfolio to witness the stories I've had the privilege to tell and feel free to reach out if you're ready to craft timeless memories that resonate with the heartbeat of your narrative. After all, your love story deserves to be celebrated in every frame.


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