Your wedding is probably the most significant (and expensive) milestone in your life, so it’s no surprise that hiring a wedding photography and/or wedding videography studio is SOP in Singapore. No pic no talk, right?
Unless you opted for a wedding package, at some point you’ll need to look a wedding photography or videography vendor that fits your budget, your style, AND that won’t deliver end results that look like crap. In this guide we’ll help you with the first bit (budget) and leave it to you to assess the rest.
Wondering how much you need to set aside? Assuming your wedding is the whole shebang and takes the entire day, you can expect to pay at least $800 to $3,200 for wedding day photography, and $1,100 to $3,800 for videography. You can save a bit of money by engaging the same vendor to do a 2-in-1 package, but it’s a rare studio that’s equally good at both.
Wedding photography & wedding videography rates in Singapore 2019
Here are 10 affordable wedding photography and videography studios and their rates for a full-day wedding day shoot. The rates cover at least 8 hours of shooting, but the actual deliverables vary from vendor to vendor, so you need to ask.
|Studio||Wedding photography rates||Wedding videography rates||Photography + videography rates|
|Simplifai Studios||$1,199 to $3,399||$1,299 to $1,499||$3,299 to $3,999|
|Simple Cloud Films||–||$2,288||$4,688|
|Tinydot Photography||$1,800 to $3,200||–||–|
|Allure Weddings||$2,000 to $2,400||$2,200 to $2,600||$4,000 to $4,600|
|Back Alley Creations||$2,400||$2,400||–|
|Chris Ling||$2,600 to $4,800||$3,800||–|
|Spark A Light||–||$1,288 onwards||–|
|Captured Moments||–||$1,000 to $1,500||$1,700 to $1,900|
Separately, most of these wedding photography studios also do pre-wedding shoots and overseas shoots (destination weddings and overseas pre-wedding shoots).
However, this article will focus on actual day wedding photography and videography, so do approach the photographers separately for their pre-wedding shoot rates.
12 Loves (wedding photography)
12 Loves photographers Sam and Kevin have been in the business of immortalising weddings for over a decade. They’re particularly good at capturing movement so the photographs look fluid and “alive”. Their videography, however, is less creative and lack the sophistication and finesse that the social media generation have come to demand.
|Photography||$588 for 5 hours / $788 for 9 hours|
|Videography||$888 for 5 hours / $1,088 for 9 hours|
|Photography + videography||$1,288 (5 hours cinematography + 5 hours photography) / $1,388 (9 hours cinematography + 5 hours photography) / $1,488 (9 hours cinematography + 9 hours photography)|
Simplifai Studios (wedding photography + videography)
Simplifai Studios is a team of photographers, videographers, designers and editors helmed by artistic director Fai, who has a real flair for capturing the opulence of Malay weddings. Their outdoor photoshoots are also particularly nice as they capture expansive landscapes beautifully.
|Photography||$1,199 to $3,399|
|Videography||$1,299 to $1,499|
|Photography + videography||$3,299 to $3,999 for full day|
|Overseas photoshoot||$2,399 to $6,999 depending on destination (package includes return flights, 2 nights accommodation, makeup artist, 2 pairs of outfits)|
WMA Production (wedding photography + videography)
WMA Production is ons for the fun couple who don’t take themselves too seriously. Their photography captures your wedding in brilliant hues, and video-wise, they offer everything from quirky highlight reels to more conceptual pieces. We like the fact that their video arm is not an afterthought.
WMA Production does pre-wedding shoots and videos as well.
|Photography||$800 for 5 hours / $1,200 for 10 hours|
|Videography||$450 for 2 hours / $800 for 5 hours / $1,500 for full day|
|Photography + videography||$1,800 (5 hours cinematography + 10 hours photography) / $2,300 (10 hours cinematography + 10 hours photography)|
Simple Cloud Films (wedding photography + videography)
Simple Cloud Films specialises in videos, with cinematography that’s full of nuance – capturing all those little details that make each relationship special. Included in the video package is a meeting to discuss concepts, so this is one for couples who want more of a storytelling aspect to their wedding videos.
|Photography + videography||$4,688 onwards for 8 hours|
Tinydot Photography (wedding photography)
There’s nothing small about Tinydot Photography studio, despite its name. The team comprises five photographers who’ve won awards for their works – Best Wedding Photos (2011) and Best of the Best Engagement Photos (2013). The studio is also a member of the Wedding Photographers Network (WPN), a collective of award-winning Singaporean photographers.
|Photography||$1,800 to $3,2000 (wedding day)|
Allure Weddings (wedding photography + videography)
The principal director of Allure Weddings, Han, has been involved in wedding photography since he was a 13-year-old camera assistant for his father. In his 10 years documenting weddings, he has covered over 800 of them. His experience allows him to pre-empt the moments and capture the action as it happens.
Allure Weddings also does pre-wedding photo shoots. Prices range between $500 and $1,800 depending on whether you choose a local or overseas shoot.
|Photography||$2,000 half day / $2,400 full day|
|Videography||$2,200 half day / $2,600 full day|
|Photography + videography||$4,000 half day /$4,600 full day|
Back Alley Creations by Jootz See (wedding videography)
Back Alley Creations has both photography and videography services but it’s their charming, light-hearted videos that is the main draw. Candid moments of the day are woven with the couple’s love story to create a nostalgic keepsake of the special day.
|Photography||From $2,400 for 10 hours|
|Videography||From $2,400 for 10 hours|
Chris Ling International Photography (wedding photography)
Chris Ling photography studio has been around for over 20 years, and they have built up a portfolio and reputation that are hard to beat. The photography style can be summed up as “minimalist chic”, and they have their own studio which is the biggest in Singapore. It’s impressive enough that MediaCorp rents it for their shoots.
Their pre-wedding shoot starts from $3,200 for pre-wedding shoot (studio/outdoor).
|Photography||$2,600 to $4,800 for wedding day|
Spark A Light (wedding videography)
Sweeping shots, close-ups of endearing moments, tasteful pacing in editing – these are what mark the wedding videos that Spark A Light produces. It’s almost like watching a short film of the couple. This studio makes, by far, sone of the best wedding videos in Singapore, because they don’t just capture events, they capture the mood of the moment.
You can also get pre-wedding shoots from $388 onwards.
|Videography||$1,288 onwards (wedding day)|
|Overseas video shoot||$288 onwards per day|
Captured Moments (wedding videography)
While they also have photography, Captured Moments really excels in their videography. They are apt at portraying that sweet honesty that makes their videos more authentic than staged.
|Videography||$380 (2-hour solemnisation) / $1,000 to $1,500 (wedding day)|
|Photography + videography||$1,700 to $1,900|
Should you go for a wedding photography + videography package?
There are wedding photography studios. There are videography studios. Increasingly, studios are branching out past their specialisation to offer both, so you might be wondering if you should opt for a 2-in-1 package.
Getting a studio that offers a photography + videography package has several pluses.
First, you need only deal with one vendor instead of two. Considering that you’ll have so much to do to pull off your wedding (check out what it takes to organise a wedding in Singapore), you might appreciate this fact.
Better yet, there’s better coordination for the sweet spots to get the best shots, and less competition and jostling between vendors.
However, what you need to watch out for is the quality of the videography, especially if the studio is one that started out in photography but started offering videography because of the increase in demand.
Their ability to make moving visuals tell a story can sometimes be questionable. To compensate, some resort to cheesy effects or simply slapping together unedited footage to soppy love songs. So if you’re thinking of getting a package, make sure that you don’t get shortchanged on your video.
Do you have a cheap but good wedding photography or videography studio to recommend? Tell us in the comments!