Whilst the wedding photography world is inherently dominated by men, modern times are seeing more women joining the bandwagon. To shine a light on the incredible photographers serving around Southeast Asia, we’d like to highlight the outstanding female talent in this field. These women have not only made a name for themselves in the competitive world of wedding photography, but they have also broken down barriers and paved the way for other women in the industry. Here are 8 creative individuals, each with their own unique styles. So, whether you are planning on your wedding photoshoot or just enjoy gorgeous photography, read on to discover these talented women behind these lenses.
1. Maritha Mae
Listed as one of the best photographers by VOGUE Singapore, Maritha carved her name in the industry through her editorial and elegant photography style. Maritha describes her ideal outcomes as ‘organic images filled with light and meaning’. Her warm personality helps her clients to ease into themselves , enabling her to capture them in an innate yet unique light. Paired with her cultivated and polished photography style, her clients appear as upgraded versions of themselves in her work, relegating her to one of the most sought-after photographers in Singapore and beyond.
Meet Jane Lee, a photographer with a keen eye for the littlest moments between couples she works with. Precise and quick, she hardly allows fleeting, raw occurrences to escape her. Jane appreciates genuine connections. Putting in a tremendous amount of effort to get to know her clients and advance planning is her approach to photographing the most authentic shots. Rather than choreographing poses for her bride and groom, Jane focuses on creating a comfortable atmosphere where the couple can be themselves resulting in beautiful images that reflect a couple’s unique chemistry.
Irene Yap is a Malaysian-born wedding photographer who is based in the UK and Malaysia. Her signature style includes; distinct selection of colours for editing. Uncommon compositions set her work apart. Irene is a joy to work with and has a playful approach to her photography, which is evident in the list of criteria she has for her ideal clients on her website. She believes that wedding photography is about capturing authentic moments that reflect genuine emotions of the day, and she continues creating candid images that showcases the true essence of her couple’s special day.
If you dig photographs that evoke deep feelings, Jasmine A’s works will blow your mind away. Her impactful monochromatic editing style is a hallmark that distinguishes her work from others. Jasmine believes in personalizing her approach to each couple, understanding that every relationship is unique and has its own language. With this approach, she captures genuine moments between couples, allowing them to relax and be themselves. She believes that being present in the moment and establishing connection with her clients helps them feel at their most comfortable, hence producing the most natural results.
Areena Zainal is one of the rising names in the Malaysian photography industry. Known for her signature romantic and natural look in her clean-looking photographs. She is in high demand in the Malay wedding scene, where she has made a name for herself. Arena has a talent for capturing the highlights of events and the emotions of the guests and loved ones, making sure all the important faces are documented without them even noticing it. Her easy-going personality allows her to blend in and become a ‘professional third-wheeler’, knowing just when to step back and let the magic happen.
6. by Amelia
Amelia is a hidden gem in the world of female wedding photographers in Malaysia. Her unique and humble work is a reflection of her personality; an explorer who loves connecting with people. Taking each wedding as a separate photo assignment, she keeps things fresh with the approach of photographing her clients as though they are her own friends.
Despite being still, her work seems to give life. Amelia documents heartfelt moments that truly reflect the essence of her subjects without disrupting them or taking away from the experience of being in the moment.
Lydia K is a Singapore-based wedding photographer who comes highly recommended by her past clients for her exceptional work and quick turnaround time. She is a professional creative that gives great directions and pays close attention to fine details. A natural light enthusiast, she works with the flattering lighting to produce clean images. Meticulously updating her portfolio and gallery on the website, she is an efficient photographer with the ability and discipline to manage her schedule and clients effectively.
8. Jessie Lyee
Jessie Lyee is another promising young talent with a fresh and innovative approach to her art of photography. With a background in architecture, she has an eye for strong compositions taking advantage of unexpected elements such as shadows and light rays. She believes that photography is a powerful tool to immortalize cherished memories and definitely has a neck for freezing those moments in time. Jessie’s talent to flow and ebb along with the unique mood of each wedding, results in the most poetic and profound photos. Her unique perspective, combined with her technical skill, allows her to create stunning images that are both visually striking and impactful.