Read our exclusive interview with wedding photographer Faizola Nordin on the top wedding photography questions Singaporeans ask.
How did you get started into wedding photography?
It started in 2012 when I was still working. A good friend of mine tempted me by bribing me to take his wedding photos. From there, he became my chief marketer for awhile showing my work to people he knew and then to the people who know me and things just started rolling.
I went full time into photography early 2014 and have been always glad and thankful I took this path. The entrepreneurial skills I had to learn within a short time presented nothing but a steep learning curve. Setting up my own website, logo, marketing plan, etc.
Now, it is as simple as having fulfilment in the work that I do. Allow the right clients to find me through clear branding and marketing and project the right pricing – Life of fulfilment!
What is your wedding photography style?
I focus on the expressions of the bridal couple and the scenes unfolding around the bride and groom during their momentous day of celebration. My clients tend to be people who value family ties and love and hence their wedding celebration tend to be boisterous and fun.
I then process my images to display colour, vibrance and boldness – the same way I see their wedding.
Faizola Nordin portfolio wedding photos
What is your most popular Singapore wedding photography package and price?
The most sought after is our Signature Package which has unlimited time coverage for the wedding day, 1 day of pre-wedding outdoor shoot, a customised album and 3 A3 framed printouts. This package goes for $2888 but with an upgrade to $2999, also includes photobooth services.
Should customers decide to take up a pre-wedding shoot package, how long before the actual wedding day will the pre-wedding be shot? And how soon will the pre-wedding album be ready?
It will be best for their pre-wedding shoot to be about 3 months away at least from their actual day to allow for time to process those images and to publish their album.
How many photographs will customers receive from the actual day wedding?
Customers receive about 800 colour corrected and enhanced digital images.
How long after the wedding day can customers expect to receive their edited wedding photographs?
Edited photographs will be ready within 6 weeks latest from their wedding date.
Should customer’s religious wedding ceremony and civil ceremony fall on 2 different days, can you cover both wedding days?
Yes. We’d love to follow through the couple’s journey into marriagehood. It also allows for the couple to have a seamless look for their photographs.
Do you travel outside Singapore for wedding shoots?
I definitely love travelling overseas for shoots! That’s what I live for!
What cameras do you use?
I use a Canon system for actual day shoots which are more dynamic (5D Mark3 specifically) as well as a Hasselblad H3Dii to capture the more detailed and stylised Pre-Wedding shoots.
How far should customers book in advance?
Expect to book about a year in advanced. But there are lucky customers who manage to convince me to shoot on my free day on a 3 month notice due to their ‘exciting’ love story!
How long will you stay for on the wedding day?
I typically do not limit my stay for my Signature Wedding Couples as I believe the most emotional and candid moments are usually at the tail end of the wedding.
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