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Vacation Photographer in SG

Professional vacation photographer in Singapore

What is a Vacation Photographer?

A vacation photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in capturing candid, natural and posed photographs of individuals and families on vacation.

They work on location and often provide services such as portrait sessions, group shots, and candid moments throughout the vacation. They typically take photographs of tourists or vacationers at popular landmarks, beaches, or other scenic locations. They are also known as destination photographers.

Why Are Vacation Photographers Important?

Vacation photographers are important because they help people capture special memories of their travels and vacations that can be treasured for a lifetime. The photographs they take can serve as a visual diary of one's experiences. They can help people remember the details of their trip, even years later.

Additionally, vacation photographers often have expertise in capturing beautiful and unique images of specific locations. They can help people to see their vacation destination in a new and different way. They can provide you with high-quality photos that you can use to remember your vacation or to share with your friends and family.

Moreover, they can help in capturing some unique moments that you may miss with your camera. They can take photographs of tourists or vacationers at popular landmarks, beaches, or other scenic locations. They are also known as a destination photographer.

Should I Hire a Professional Vacation Photographer in Singapore?

Whether or not you should hire a professional vacation photographer depends on your individual needs and preferences. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

  1. Budget: Hiring a professional photographer can be expensive, so it's important to consider whether the cost fits within your vacation budget.
  2. Importance of the memories: If you want to ensure that you have high-quality, well-composed photographs of your vacation, it may be worth the investment to hire a professional.
  3. Availability: Some vacation destinations or activities may be difficult to capture with a smartphone or personal camera. A professional photographer will have the equipment and expertise to capture these moments in a way that you may not be able to.
  4. Time: If you don't want to spend your vacation taking photos, or you want to be in the photos as well, hiring a professional photographer can save you time.
  5. Quality: Professional photographers have the skills and experience to take great pictures, they have a good eye for composition, lighting and editing, and they can make your photos more special than the ones you take with your camera.

Ultimately, the decision to hire a professional vacation photographer is a personal one. If you feel that having high-quality photographs of your vacation is important, and you have the budget to do so, then it may be a good idea to hire a professional.

What are the Most Popular Places in Singapore for Photoshoots?

Some of the popular places for vacation photoshoots include:

  1. Gardens by the Bay: This iconic destination offers a unique blend of nature and technology, with its iconic Supertree Grove and Flower Dome. There are many hidden gems in Gardens by the Bay. It's a great location for both nature and cityscape shots.
  2. Marina Bay Sands: The iconic skyline of Singapore is dominated by Marina Bay Sands, and it provides a great opportunity to capture the city's skyline in your photographs.
  3. Clarke Quay: This vibrant riverside destination offers a mix of colonial architecture and modern buildings, it's perfect for capturing a blend of old and new.
  4. Merlion Park: The iconic Merlion statue is a must-see for any visitor to Singapore, and it makes for a great photo opportunity.
  5. Little India: This colourful ethnic neighbourhood offers a glimpse into Singapore's rich cultural heritage and is perfect for capturing traditional and cultural shots.
  6. Sentosa Island: This man-made island is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including beaches, theme parks, and a variety of nature and adventure experiences.
  7. Pulau Ubin: This island is a great location for nature photography, with its rustic charm, it offers a perfect place to take pictures of the natural beauty of Singapore.
  8. The Singapore Botanic Gardens: The gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to a wide variety of plants, it's a great location for capturing nature shots.

These are just a few examples of the many beautiful and diverse locations in Singapore that are perfect for vacation photoshoots. As a professional photographer, I can help you to find the perfect location to suit your specific needs and preferences.

Skai the Vacation Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai, and I am a professional vacation photographer based in Singapore. I specialise in capturing candid, natural and posed photographs of individuals and families on vacation. I have a passion for travel and photography, and I am dedicated to providing my clients with beautiful, high-quality photographs that they can treasure for a lifetime.

I have years of experience working on location, and I have a keen eye for capturing the beauty and uniqueness of different destinations. I understand the importance of capturing memories and I strive to deliver photographs that truly reflect the essence of my client's vacations. My goal is to create a visual diary of their experiences that they can look back on and remember the details of their trip, even years later.

I am also well-versed in different photography techniques and equipment, I use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that my clients receive the best quality images possible. I use my knowledge of lighting and composition to create beautiful and unique images of specific locations. I also pride myself on being a dedicated and reliable professional, who is always on time and professional.

I truly believe that hiring a professional vacation photographer can help to elevate your vacation experience and capture memories that you can treasure for a lifetime. I would be honoured to have the opportunity to work with you and create beautiful photographs of your next vacation.

Why Skai Loves Doing Vacation Photography?

As a professional vacation photographer, I love doing vacation photoshoots for several reasons:

  1. Creating memories: I understand the importance of capturing memories, and I find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to provide my clients with photographs that they can treasure for a lifetime. I love being able to help my clients remember the details of their trip and the special moments they shared with their loved ones.
  2. Being creative: I find that vacation photoshoots offer a lot of creative opportunities. Each location is unique and offers different light, composition and background opportunities. I enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to capture the beauty of a location and make it stand out in the photographs.
  3. Building relationships: I love working with my clients and building relationships with them. I find it satisfying to be able to understand their needs and preferences and tailor my approach to their personalities and styles.
  4. Seeing my clients happy: I find it extremely rewarding to see my client's reactions when they receive their photographs. The look of happiness, satisfaction and joy on their faces is what makes my job worth it.
  5. Exploring and finding hidden gems in Singapore: I love exploring Singapore and showing people the greatness of the country. Singapore has great sceneries as well and I enjoy capturing the beauty of the country through my lens, also I find it great to explore Singapore to find hidden gems (locations) that are not known to the public. These locations offer unique perspectives and opportunities for capturing beautiful and interesting photographs.
  6. Photographic goal: One of my goals is to take pictures of all locations in Singapore and gather the pictures for an exhibition, to showcase the diversity and beauty of the country.
  7. Interacting with foreigners: I love interacting with foreigners and learning about their culture, and hearing their happy stories. It's always interesting to know how they perceive Singapore and how they fell in love with the country, and I enjoy capturing those emotions in my photographs.

Overall, I find vacation photoshoots to be incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable, and I look forward to every opportunity to capture beautiful memories for my clients.

Advantages of Working with Skai for Your Vacation Photoshoot

As a professional vacation photographer, I can offer several advantages to my clients:

  1. Experience and expertise: I have years of experience working as a vacation photographer, and I have a keen eye for capturing the beauty and uniqueness of different destinations. I understand the importance of capturing memories and I strive to deliver photographs that truly reflect the essence of my client's vacations.
  2. Professional equipment and techniques: I use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that my clients receive the best quality images possible. I use my knowledge of lighting and composition to create beautiful and unique images of specific locations.
  3. Flexibility: I am flexible and willing to work with my clients to create a personalised and unique photoshoot that suits their needs and preferences.
  4. Local knowledge: As a vacation photographer, I have knowledge of the best locations around the area, take advantage of that and suggest some unique spots, or the less touristy ones that may provide a more authentic and personal experience.
  5. Safety: I always consider safety and make sure the location is safe for the client and myself and my equipment.
  6. Friendly & Chatty: I am a chatty person if you are kind and generous, and in return, I will be kind to you as well. I believe that having good communication with my clients, helps us make friends, and the experience is much more enjoyable when we are friends.
  7. Fit and Active: I am fit, although I have lots of injuries due to sports and photography, which means I'm able to do great vacation photography that needs lots of travelling and active outdoor. You can count on me to be able to keep up with you and capture all your vacation memories.

By hiring me as a professional vacation photographer, you can ensure that you have high-quality, well-composed photographs of your vacation that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

vacation photoshoot session

"Skai was a delight to work with. We communicated about ideas for months β€” once I found out I would be travelling to Singapore; I also appreciated bouncing ideas back on forth on attire and venue. Moreover, Skai was more than accommodating with my travel plans with my family.

We had a fun shoot! There were many laughs and some interesting experiences. Skai wasn’t afraid to instruct, yet was also able to keep things light-hearted. He is passionate about photography and that shines through in everything he does; he lives and breathes photography. You can tell how knowledgeable he is in his trade by the tips he offers, and ultimately, the results you will see through his photos.

We had a few obstacles to overcome together, not including working around a crowd. The first challenge was shooting in a world-class hotel: photography equipment needed to be inconspicuous. Skai did a good job packing lightly. With this, came our second challenge: lighting. When it isn’t raining or has extremely harsh sun, Singapore is cloudy! It is almost hazy. Skai prides himself on impeccable lighting in his photography. In this instance, we were not allowed to set up in normal circumstances; Skai had to think on the fly. It was remarkable how clever he was, to balance lighting props with one hand, and a camera with the other. I enjoyed the shooting process and the photos. We did what we could in very little time, and with many hotel restrictions.

Feedback, instruction, and consideration would be my top three favourite traits from this shoot. Overall, our photo session was a blast! It was a beautiful experience working with a photographer who has now turned into a friend." - Havanah Zandrea

As a professional vacation photographer, I take pride in my work and I am confident in the quality of my photography services. If you are considering hiring me for your upcoming vacation photoshoot, I invite you to take a look at my testimonials from past clients. These testimonials will give you a better understanding of my photography style and the quality of my photos. You will be able to see the satisfaction of my past clients and how their memories have been captured amazingly.

I am sure that you will find my past clients' experiences to be informative and helpful in your decision-making process. And, I'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. This way, you can have a better understanding of my approach, my style and the kind of experience you will have with me. Feel free to reach out to me.

Sample Vacation Photo Albums

🔍6   Lifestyle Photoshoot - Lukas Berger @ Swimming pool @ Versilia on Haig
1. Lukas Berger

@ Swimming pool @ Versilia on Haig
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍6   Casual Beach Lifestyle Photoshoot - Isabelle @ Palawan Beach (Sentosa)
2. Isabelle

@ Palawan Beach (Sentosa)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍5   Casual Outdoor Fitness Lifestyle Photoshoot - Ben @ Fort Canning Park
3. Ben

@ Fort Canning Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍6   Casual Indoor Men's Casual Fashion Photoshoot - Ben @ National Gallery Singapore
4. Ben

@ National Gallery Singapore
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍5   Men's Hiking Photoshoot - Rajput @ Fort Canning Park
5. Rajput

@ Fort Canning Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   Casual Beach Bikini Photoshoot - Katherine Whiteway (Nekotsurin) @ Palawan beach (Sentosa)
6. Katherine Whiteway (Nekotsurin)

@ Palawan beach (Sentosa)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Women's Hiking Photoshoot - Angela Arlene Quek @ Macritchie Reservoir
7. Angela Arlene Quek

@ Macritchie Reservoir
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍11   Hiking Photoshoot - Amber Nguyen Trang @ Southern Ridges
8. Amber Nguyen Trang

@ Southern Ridges
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍11   Outdoor Casual Couple Photoshoot - Michael & Kimli Tan @ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
9. Michael & Kimli Tan

@ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Outdoor Casual Lifestyle Photoshoot - Havanah Zandrea @ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
10. Havanah Zandrea

@ Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   High-End Beach Bikini Photoshoot - Ng Shinyi @ Palawan Beach, Sentosa
11. Ng Shinyi

@ Palawan Beach, Sentosa
⚑ Flash photography
🔍11   Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Emilia Yoyo Ngai @ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
12. Emilia Yoyo Ngai

@ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
⚑ Flash photography
🔍7   Hiking Photoshoot - Ao Xuan @ Southern Ridges
13. Ao Xuan

@ Southern Ridges
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍3   Casual Outdoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Ao Xuan @ Boat Quay
14. Ao Xuan

@ Boat Quay
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍2   Night Fashion Photoshoot - Marjorie Lining @ Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
15. Marjorie Lining

@ Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
⚑ Flash photography

Prices & Packages for Vacation 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

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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Please read

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

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

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