Although both a studio and photographer takes wedding photos in Singapore for couples, there are some services related issues which you may want to note. These are the key differences between a single professional photographer and a Singapore wedding photographer studio which hires at least a few different wedding photographers in Singapore.
- First and foremost, a wedding photographer may or may not have assistants or customer service support officers answering to customers all the time. Most often, they’re sole proprietors. This means that most photographers in Singapore are actually only one man shows. They do not even have 1 single employee or contractor. However, wedding photography studios usually have at least 1 photographer and 1 admin staff. This means that when you sign up with a studio instead, you get the benefit of both a professional wedding photographer in Singapore as well as the assistance of an admin staff for anything else.
- Second of all, a studio is usually more careful about its reputation and the way it treats its customers. This is because it’s very troublesome for a studio to shut itself down and reopen under another name, thus it takes good care of its own reputation and make sure it’s good. However, as the recent Straits Times article in Singapore has shown, there are single photographers who may not even have good skills simply working as a freelancer. This cannot be the case for studios or the studio would have gone out of business. However, freelance photographers are less worried about their reputation and the quality of their service because they can simply switch careers. This is also the main reason why I always encourage couples in Singapore to opt for a more expensive wedding photography studio’s package instead of scrimping and ending up with a sub par single photographer.
- Third of all, a studio can send a replacement photographer who is of the same quality in the unfortunate event that the photographer falls sick during the day of the photoshoot. Also, a wedding photography studio usually is able to call in assistants to help out the main photographer during the day of the actual photoshoot.
In conclusion, I highly recommend couples to look for a wedding photography studio like Bloc Memoire, NATSTUDIOS or Grandeur Wedding Studio for their wedding photo needs.