What are your charges?
$300/hour, no packages. If you need coverage for less than five hours, the rate is $350/hour.
Do you do pre-wedding photography?
No, as I’m more of an actual day specialist. If you’re looking to do a pre-wedding shoot I can refer you to some photographers that I trust and whose work I rate.
What do I get?
A soft-copy of all final, fully-edited images which are delivered in JPG format via a password-protected online gallery. You can download the images in full-res (for printing) or web-res (for social media). Photos will be up on the gallery for eight weeks before they are taken down (so it's best if you download them as soon as you can!)
How many photos can I expect?
My average is 30 images per hour, so for ten-hours of coverage you can expect at least 300 images. I will say that for me it’s really about quality over quantity, so even if you receive less than 300 images, rest assured I really made the effort to give you the essence of the day.
How long does it take before I see the photos?
Four to six weeks, and I'll send you sneaks along the way. Don't worry, I won’t ghost you like some Tinder douchebag.
What about additional charges?
Same-day edit: $350
Split-day surcharge: $600
Early-bird surcharge (start before 7am): $150
Additional hour: $300/hour
Do you provide any photo books?
Alas I do not but if you're looking for a local printer to make large prints I can recommend one to you. He's very good - I've sent many clients to him and they all come back with a positive response.
What's your shooting style? (Note: This is important for you to read so that we're on the same page.)
Mostly candid. I don't want you to perform for the camera, I don’t give too much instruction and I will not make you do anything you’re not comfortable with. The only time I will get you to look at the camera and smile is during the portrait shots. If you like, I’ll make some editorial-style images of you in your dress - you’ll only wear it once, after all (hopefully). For the rest of the time, I'll be capturing you as your day unfolds - you won't even know I'm there, much.
Do you work alone?
Yes, I'm a one-woman show. Nowadays it’s common for wedding photographers to offer two (or even three) shooters as part of their rate, but I don’t do that. Despite what you might have heard, more photographers don’t necessarily give you better shots. However, if you think you need a second photographer, let me know and we can discuss that.
I’d also prefer if you didn't have a videographer - the presence of one (or two, or three...) dispels the "unobtrusiveness" of my photography and can seriously inhibit my movements, angles and how I shoot. But I understand that nowadays getting videography is standard practice for weddings in Singapore so if you do want a videographer, I can recommend a few that I'd be happy to work with.
Are you doing this full-time?
During the week I spend my time posting effortlessly-looking-yet-so-chic flat lays on Instagram, protecting my vegan aura with single-origin, free-range sunshine, eating totally woke okra salads and drinking coconut wheatgrass kombucha in a mason jar made by a bearded, monocle-wearing artisanal glass-blower and doing mind yoga on a sustainably-farmed yoga mat made of Wolpertinger fur. All this, in my minimalist home-studio decked out in bespoke Kinji (Kinfolk + MUJI) slash bohemian furnishing (ethically sourced of course). At night, after lighting an organic incense stick at the altar of the Goddess Gwenyth, I cry myself to sleep listening to Bon Iver.
No la, I am doing this full-time, since 2016. I'm really still a baby in the industry, but I love photography and hope it shows through my work.
Do we have to feed you when you're shooting our wedding?
Yes, that would be nice, because I will be the first one to admit that I get hangry. However, please don't think you have to feed me the same food as your guests - a sandwich will do. I would also like a 20-minute break at the start of your meal because it would be good to have some downtime to recharge, and also because nobody looks good with food in their mouth.
We choose you! What do we do now?
Thank you for choosing me to be your Pokémon! What happens next is for us to meet (in person), where we’re likely go through your schedule and logistics for the wedding. I am also happy to assist with any planning if you'd like me to.
More importantly, this meeting is for us to see if we're on the same wavelength, for you to ask me any questions you have - about your wedding, or about me - and for me to get to know more about you as a couple, because your story is important me. I'd really like for us to establish clear expectations for each other and to have open communication so there are no misunderstandings down the road.
At the end of the meeting, I will send you the wedding agreement and after signing and payment of the deposit, we can all look forward to your wedding!
Cat or doge?
Doge. Always. I have two - a corgi called 老板 and a husky called Google and they are my fur children. You'll probably get to meet them when we meet at my office!