Process of selecting a wedding photographer in Singapore

How do people select a wedding photographer in Singapore?

We shall answer this in great detail with this blog post.

First, you should understand that Singaporeans love to get the best deals for themselves. Whenever they go shopping, they would find and purchase items which prove to be most value for money in the market. This demanding characteristics of the consumers in Singapore partly contributed to the competitive business landscape in Singapore. Businesses will want their items to be seen to be the best value for money in the market so that consumers will choose them. This will result in a long research phase during the shopping life cycle.

Singaporeans use a variety of methods to research about potential wedding photographers to hire. In the past, Singaporeans mainly ask around their social circles for recommendations of good wedding photographers in Singapore. Word of mouth marketing is a really powerful tool since last time. They trust their social circles on the given recommendations and advice. If their social circle does not have any clue about good photographers in Singapore, then Singaporeans will search through yellow pages and newspaper for photographers’ advertisements. Usually, only the good wedding photographers will be able to afford advertising anyway. The mediocre photographers will not have enough money to sustain ongoing advertising costs.

Apart from these two methods, Singaporeans today also rely on internet to search for wedding photographers. It is easy to find potential wedding photographers in Singapore on online forums, search engines, and also wedding blogs. This actually gives a more equal playing field for the wedding photographers in Singapore.

After finalizing the list of wedding photographers in Singapore, Singaporeans will then meet up wedding photographers to get to know more about the wedding photographer and their services. It is a standard practice by wedding studios in Singapore like Dream Wedding Studio and Grandeur Wedding Studio (www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/) to send their photographers down to meet the interested wedding prospects. Without meeting up, it is actually hard to close the wedding prospects. Wedding studios do not close the prospects simply through online communication. In Singapore, people prefer to meet up to get things sorted out.

Through the meet up, customers can find out whether the photographer is suitable for them. If they do not like the photographer’s attitude or services, they will continue with the next meet up with another photographer. Chemistry is very important when selecting wedding photographers. Truth be told, the couples must be able to feel comfortable around the photographer so that they can be in their most relaxed state during wedding photo shoot.

All About Singapore Wedding Photographs

Do you know that the types of wedding imageries taken in Singapore are vastly different even compared to those taken in Indonesia and Malaysia, which are neighbouring places to Singapore? You can simply check out the imagery on Grandeur Wedding Studio (http://www.grandeurweddingstudio.com/photography-singapore) if you don’t know what i mean!

Why is that so? This is because Singapore is predominantly Chinese, and thus you will find that many marriage customs for Chinese in Singapore are very traditional still and quite similar to that of China. Here are some of them.

  • The children (or rather, the couple) will be having a tea ceremony (instead of a tea party) where they will be kneeling down to each other’s parents and toasting them a cup of tea each. This signifies respecting the elders as well as seeking their blessings for their marriage.
  • Instead of living together before marriage which is quite common among Westerners, most Chinese couples in Singapore live with their parents until their marriage. This means that the bride will usually be at her parents’ house and spend the morning there with her bridesmaids putting on make up e.t.c. for her. Then, the groom will arrive with the best men and then have the tea ceremony and pick up the bride.
  • One thing you will notice about wedding photography in Singapore is that there will be many different backdrops. This is because the couple will be at the bride’s parents’ house in the morning, the groom’s parents’ house later on, and then they will then proceed to rest in the afternoon while preparing for the dinner’s banquet. This process is quite common among most Chinese couples getting married within Singapore.
  • Finally, you will notice that wedding photographs of the dinner banquet will most likely be at a restaurant at a posh hotel. This is because ‘face’ is very important to many Asians.