Counting Our Blessings – Celebrating 250th Five Star Facebook Reviews

Since our humble beginning from 2009, we have seen our client’s families grown from one to two to three kids over the years. It started of with us doing outdoor family shoots. Then, the time came when we needed a studio and hence shared studio with our parent studio (Tomato Photo) for a good 2-3 years before we grown into our own permanent studios at the current location in Ubi.

 

We are extremely happy with our positive influence over many families in preserving their memories and telling their stories through newborn, maternity or family photography sessions.

 

We thank all the families who have come through our studio for their shoots; trusting us time and again to capture the memories of their growing family.

 

During this journey, we have been through steep learning curves with multiple ups and downs.. but the team’s perseverence, dedication and possessing the ‘can do’ attitude pushes us on every single day.

 

Whilst we try our very best to serve and give a positive experience for each and everyone of our clients to the best of our ability, there are room for improvements to achieve 100% satisfaction rates that we are aiming for.

 

While we understand we can never be perfect, however, we are always eager to learn from the feedback, make changes and improve in giving our clients the best experience we could offer.

 

Slowly but surely, we are counting our blessings to achieving our 250th Five Star review on Facebook yesterday.

 

Many many thanks to our clients who put their trust in us, and also our team’s tireless dedication to our vision of preserving memories for families.

Best Newborn

Thank you all muchly! We look forward to celebrating more milestones in the near future!!

 


What Does Family Photo Means To You? – Happy Lunar New Year

 

Lately, we ran a contest to ask our Facebook fans and their friends “What Family Photos Mean To You”.

 

Out of so many comments, almost everyone of those comments include “Memories”, “bonding”, “keepsake”, “cherish”, “precious”, “look back”, “laugh and cry”, “we grow old”, “kids grow too fast”, “legacy” etc. Some started a tradition of taking family photos every year/couple of years and hope that their children will continue the tradition.

 

It’s Lunar New Year again and for many, this will be the time for reunion with everyone in the family. Children, uncles, aunties, cousins flying in or skyping together at a pre-arranged time for everyone across various time zones to make that reunion.  It is also often during this time that everyone take that group photo/video on phone, SLR, “Go Pro” etc. 

 

Whichever tool you use to capture those moments, these are the memories captured….with stories to tell, laughter, the cringe, tears that roll and feeling nostalgic about it all.

 

For some of our friends who are regular social media users, they’ll post it on Facebook/Instagram to “archive” those photos so Facebook will remind them of the memories and things they did last year/couple of years ago at this exact day…. Some simply do that as an ‘insurance’ to have at least a back up in case they forget to backup their photos.

 

Others, who prefer the touch and feel will compile the images into prints, frames or albums as a way of ‘archiving’ their memories.

 

“The only things you regret are the things you don’t do.” Michael Curtiz

 

Whichever way you plan to capture moments and archive your memories this CNY, everyone of us here at Bambini wishes everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!!

 

Bambini Photography will be closed from 15th Feb (2pm) until 20th Feb 2018 for a much needed break.

 

We shall see you back on 21st Feb 2018.

 

Huat ah!!!!


Top 8 Reasons Why Families Do Professional Family Portraits

Over the years of photographing families of all shapes and sizes at Bambini Photography, we have come to realise that these families that make time to do a professional family portrait come, because of various events that triggered them to do so. The ultimate objective is always the same, portraying the idea behind “One Happy Family”. This idea though sound simple, there are many permutation to this.

The trigger events however is varied between each individual or family.

We have compiled the Top 8 List of Reasons Why Families Do Professional Family Portraits.

1. Celebrate Life’s Major Milestones

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations.

One of the most common reason why people come to have a professional photoshoot is “Celebration”, its to celebrate the milestones of a person’s life such Birthday… Child, Mum, Dad, Grandparents, Anniversary, 10, 15, 25, 50 years wedding anniversary, New addition to the family, Wedding, Having a newborn baby, or someone’s graduations.

 

Not forgetting the baby milestones where they can lift their heads and be on their tummy around 3 months; sit up, cruise or stand around 6-9 months, their 1 year old big party and when they’re walking and running while parents chase after them with joy albeit frantically at the same time!

Once babies hit the next milestone, most prefer to chase the next big milestone. For example, once they can roll and be on their tummy, they will do it again and again until they can sit. Once they can sit, they’ll chase the next millestone instead of going backwards to lying down or be on their tummy unless they are super tired…..when they can stand, they will want to try to crawl/walk instead of being on the tummy and so on.

 

Many a times, we have a 1 year old in the studio and parents want us to take the tummy time shot… However, whenever parent put baby on the tummy, they turn around and sit up and stand again. The baby simply is not interested to go back to where they were before and its totally understandable and totally natural for them to do that. Hence, if you are planning on capturing these special baby’s milestones in their 1st year, some form of planning would be necessary to get the specific shots you want during baby’s first year.

 

These are the moments people want to remember their life with and usually its one of the top reason why people contact us for a family photo shoot. It can be done in our studio, outdoor or at your home.

2. Someone in the family is ill or dying.

Life is beautiful until we received a death sentence by our sickness. After the sadness passed, the only thing we all want to do is to have everyone in the family around. Majority of time, it is the time to do the shots that immortalised what it means to be a family.

We have done plenty of family in this setting… what makes or breaks the shoot is the ability to be sensitive and be professional to get the best shots of everyone and the individual. Yes, it will come a point where someone in the family need that one photo. Many make it in time to get the portrait done but some sadly don’t.

In shoots like these, we often get hinted by the ‘organiser’ to get a proper and nice individual shot of the individual to stand-by for the ‘Lorry Photo’. It’s something everybody wants deep down but nobody wants to talk about. It is never too early to get it prepared. We have professional experience that we know for sure how to navigate and make it pleasant for everyone.

So next time you arrange a family photography, include the grandparents and let us get you the “shots” in the most pleasant way.

3. Frustrated for Not Being In The Shots.

It is all nice and good when you have tonnes of the images of your spouse and children. If you look through your phone and don’t see yourself. What makes you think that people know that you exist? No one want to be in the position to be known as “the person who is not there”.

Sure, occasional selfies or wefie might be great, how many of that is printed, showed and appreciated like an art? That’s right… it stays in the phone until something happen to it and it is all gone.

I am not saying that you shouldn’t take pictures yourself, but merely wanted to bring awareness that even professional like ourselves get people to do a portrait for our own family every now and then.

It may sounds superficial to have “that” family photo, but the fact is, it is about the family connection that we are trying to portray.

Some are happy being out of the picture as they feel they need to lose that extra few kilos to get back to pre-child weight before considering to be in front of the camera. You know it… if you are one of the few lucky ones who can achieve it within 3 months, we congratulate you and we are filled with envy. However, the reality is the majority of us do take quite a while to get back to pre-child weight or shape (fingers crossed). Your child it not going to know how big or small you were before child birth, they see you as you. The only critique is yourself:)

There is a tipping point where enough is enough. This tipping point is usually a time where you scroll back the photos and realise you’re not in it most of the time and when your kids ask ‘why aren’t you in the photo’ or “I remember where we were at xxx place this photo” and starts to describe what they remember of that day the photo was taken…. with no mention whatsoever of mummy’s weight or looks at that time.

This tipping point varies and some take many years to realise, some see it within the first year or so. And this is when they decided to look around for recommendations for a family photographer that they believe will get beautiful pictures of their family, with YOU in it.

One of our long time client mentioned that they love photographing and videoing their kids on their mobile phone but would still want to have at least ONE PROPER family and sibling photo a year and religiously made time to schedule in their family shoot every year. It’s their form of getting the kids to remember they are ONE Family and they do have lots of love and fun with one another.

4. When Everyone is Back Home

Globalisation has made travel easier, living in different countries and places for your immediate family seems to be a norm nowadays. Even in normal life, how much time do you really come together as one family and do something together?

You wake up, go to work, come home late, dinner, play with the kids, sleep and tomorrow is another groundhog day and before we know it, our kids are grown, our parents getting old.

Festive season gives a reason for everyone to sit back, relax and reflect on their achievements, creating some bonding time.

This is a perfect time and perhaps the “excuse” that you are looking for to get those important but not urgent kind of shots done once and for all.

Leave it to professional like us as we make it simple for you and all you need to do is turn up and walk away with beautiful shots of everyone.

5. When you have visiting family from back home (eg. grandparents)

For many expat families, Asia is an interesting place and Singapore is one of the major city that many people want to visit.

When you have families who come for a visit, wouldn’t be nice to create memories that they can be proud of for many years to come?

Grandparents are people who treasure memories and a gift of photograph is perhaps the most valuable one that you can give them.

A lot of our expat clients told us that, doing a shoot like this allow them to kill 2 birds with one stone. Present for the grandparents and present for their own family.

The UNESCO site of Botanic Garden, The wonder of Cool Flower Dome at Garden By the Bay, The relax area of East Coast Park, The heritage Peranakan houses in Joo Chiat, Emerald Hill and Club street, The Marina Promenade of the futuristic urban Singapore’s landscape… Or it can be as simple as your home and its surrounding.

Whenever it is, it is as easy as a phone call to our studio and we will assess which locations would suit your family if you need some professional input.

6. Before someone leaves home for work/studies/NS

Travel has become more affordable and we can easily take a flight to other countries. Furthermore, many jobs nowadays would require some form of travel near or far, short or longer term.

It’s easy to know of someone whose brother or sister, son or daughter who will be moving abroad for work or studies. Maybe someone who is going to be enlisted to national service and wants to have the family portrait done before the guy goes botak.

This is one reason that many come through our studio.

7. Update Family Portrait

Last one was taken 10-15 years ago?

Many a times, we walk pass the hallway and see that the family portrait every day. One fine day, you walk pass and realised the much younger you on the photo and realised the shot was taken perhaps 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago. Holy moly… you don’t look like that anymore, your children now are taller than you, shoe size bigger than yours… that bald baby is grown with a full head of hair or perhaps there is another addition to your household.

Grandparents are from the era that they need to save save and save… life was not as easy or as accessible as it is today. So they won’t ask BUT deep down, you know that they love to have another a proper big family portrait taken… how long would you like them to wait?

If this is your situation, drop us a quick call or email and we will take care of you…

8. Know someone who fits in Points 1-7 above?

I know, I know… this is not the year… maybe next year… we hear that way too often.

Many times, finding the perfect gift to give is a challenge especially when the recipient already have most material things that they need… so what else would be meaningful for them? Perhaps going to a family photoshoot to have some fun and enjoy the experience while getting beautiful images at the end of it all and having tangible memories framed and displayed at the family home or work place.

You can easily purchase the voucher through our website and offer them to someone who you care about.

We’ll be more than happy to answer your queries, simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or call/WhatsApp us at +6587171558 or simply Message Us so we can chat further about creating your family moments.

We had an awesome maternity cum family photoshoot with Bambini. All queries with regards to shooting day, attires, photos selection, special upgrade packages etc. were addressed promptly and the staffs are also nice & warm.

On the shooting day, our photographer Fatilyn has managed to capture all the precious moments in freeze frames. I can see joy, I can see love, I can see bliss in the pix. She also managed to capture my 2 elder kids’ cheeky moments. Friends have commented that there are so much love in the photos. And the service is really fast, I get to view the 100+ drafts on the same day of the shooting! We even manage to get their goodwill services for additional editing on some of the photos as per our request.

Conclusion: love, love the photos outcome. Price is reasonable too & it feels comfortable doing the maternity shots as the photographer is very professional. Highly recommended to all friends out there & will definitely come back again for our future shoots.

– Felicia Lee Sok Yian

After spending weeks researching for a family portrait photoshoot we’ve chosen Bambini Photography and did not regret doing so!

Lydia coordinated the photoshoot arrangement and recommended packages for a family of 12 pax. She was very prompt on my many queries asked via Whatsapp, very efficient and hassle-free.

Joy was our photographer on 11 Aug, she was extremely warm and friendly and created a nice environment for my family to settle in. Not only did she provide clear directions but she also sought our opinions on what we liked to do for the photoshoot.

She was also very brilliant with the children. My nieces and nephews were between 1 to 4 years old and she worked very well with them, engaging them and making sure they provide eye contact with her camera. We were a group of 12 and I’d said she managed our family very well.

We had an indoor photoshoot and the studio is very spacious and clean. Additionally its very kid-friendly, many props and toys for the young ones to be entertained. My young nephew even had an emergency diaper change in the studio and Joy was perfectly fine with it. She also gave us some freebies for the little ones!

Bambini’s after sales service is very commendable. The basic edited photos for selection were provided very promptly in 2 days on Dropbox. What impressed me was that Joy was very available when I contacted her to discuss and seek her opinion on how to edit some of the photos and recommendations for further printed products.

Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bambini to friends who want a fun and stress-free photoshoot with good service. And it’s not difficult to see why they have established so many regular customers.

Dominic Mak


Bambini’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Are you ready!!? Our Christmas Giveaway last year went so well, we are back for more this year! :)

For 12 days, from the 12th Dec to 24th Dec, we are giving away a hamper each day stocked full of prizes!

I can talk more about what Christmas is truly about, but let’s cut to the chase, this is what you really wanna know…

How to participate in this Giveaway:

Together with all our sponsors, HERE are the PRIZES you stand to win!

Scotch-Brite Non-scratch Scrub Sponge
Non-scratch: For stovetops and premium cookware
Heavy duty: Scours 50% faster

Easy Sweeper Plus Disposable Paper Wiper Mop
Raised Cushion Pad with honeycomb design picks up even more dirt and dust than before.
Sturdy Mop Stick for long-lasting usage.
Longer Mop Stick, Bigger Mop Plate to reach further and clean faster. No more backache!
360 rotation on mop head for better control.

Scotch-Brite Single Spin Mop
Spin dry and spin wash all in one bucket.
Compact size and easy to store.
Lightweight & easy to move around!
100% microfiber mop head. Absorbs water and traps dust efficiently, faster & better than normal cotton.
Flexible and multi-functional. Able to well clean all hard floor surfaces and even mirrors.
Study long lasting stainless steel mop stick
Secure mop stick into catchment. No more mop stick falling all around.

For more than 50 years, Scotch-Brite™ Brand has been working hard to make our world a brighter place with brilliant cleaning tools. Get it done right. Scotch-Brite.


Command™ Canvas Hangers make hanging your canvas prints, paintings and decorations quick and easy. Once the Canvas Hanger is installed on your wall, simply place your canvas picture on the canvas hanger and you are done! The small sawtooth ridge on the canvas hanger grips into the canvas frame, or stretcher bar, providing extra grip and security. Best of all, when you are ready to take down or move your canvas pictures, they come off cleanly – no nail holes or sticky residue.

3M touches virtually every part of your life. Yet you’re probably only aware of a fraction of those touch-points. With medical dressings that help wounds heal faster, reflective materials that make our roadways safer, and even stethoscopes that listen to astronauts’ heartbeats in space, our people and technology make the impossible, possible. Every day we apply our science to make your life better.

This is 3M Science. Applied to Life.™


Merries Diapers made of highly absorbent, super breathable and ultra soft material to ensure your active baby stays dry and comfortable.

With its superb absorbency, exceptional breathability & ultra softness, Merries provides the dryness and comfort that your baby’s delicate skin needs. These are what makes Merries a joy to wear!


Singapore’s beloved Gerber Snack range for toddlers ranging from Gerber Puffs to the newest addition Gerber Arrowroot Cookies

Gerber® is the leading baby food brand in Singapore. Gerber’s® range of nutritious snacks are a great way to make every bite count by providing vitamins to support good nutrition and development. Plus, they are the perfect first finger food for your little one!


· 12 Classic Colour Pencils
Faber-Castell’s iconic permanent colour pencils in a standard size and hexagonal shape. They feature vivid colours and a special bonding process to make them break resistant.

· 12 Stamp Markers
Dual end markers with felt tip to colour, and stamp tip for designing and decorating. Water-based ink.

· Connector Pen Ballerina Box
The colouring pen that’s also a constructional toy is now available in a Ballerina tin. Contains 33 different colours of connectable felt-tip colouring pens, 10 Connector clips, 2 ‘ballerina’ craft cards and a brochure detailing art tips and techniques. The perfect gift for kids who love to colour or draw.

· Connector Pen crafts
A small craft freebie for Connector Pen lovers. · Discount voucher for purchase at Marina Square shop

Faber-Castell is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality products for writing, colouring and creative design.


The first-of-its-kind in Singapore, Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean comes with a pack of 40 wipes and is specially designed for mums looking for both style and practicality
Available in three designs to add a fashionable touch to any outfit!
It is easy to hang anywhere and refillable for the baby wipes.

Huggies is a brand of Kimberly-Clark company, which is a leading global health and hygiene company employing nearly 53,000 people worldwide.
Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better.


Chubby Chubby is a homegrown Singapore local brand by Nix Deng. She runs the business online providing designer clothing and lifestyle products that’s made right here in Singapore. Apart from designing fun & timeless clothing with attention to details and excellent workmanship, Chubby Chubby also offers unique and personalization services on their lifestyle products.


Belle Box (Christmas Floral cupcake set): Box of 6
Flavors: Earl Grey Lavender (White blossom), Belgian Chocolate Fudge (Christmas Wreath), Red Velvet (Red Poinsettia) 

Noelle Box (Christmas Gourmet cupcake set): Box of 6
Flavors: Raspberry Toffee Swirl (Candy Cane), Carrot Maple Spice (Gingerbread man), 24K Chocolate
Peppermint Fudge (Christmas Tree)

Creme Maison Bakery believes in providing quality bakes, customisation service with a simple aim: to handcraft the most delicious bakes!


Give Fun is specialized in Balloons Personalization, Theme Balloons, Helium Balloons, Party Supplies, Cake Toppers Customization, Wedding Decorations, Paper Decorations such as Flower Pom Pom, Pinwheel Fans, Lanterns, Buntings, Photobooth Props; all readily available at www.givefun.com.sg

Give Fun is a full fledged online based store for you to shop for your party needs for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, proposals, anniversaries, corporate events, and all special occasions.


At Titus Eye Care, we specialize in Orthokeratology (Eye Braces), myopia control for children, cornea disease and post surgical complications treatment.
 
We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services for our patients. At Titus Eye Care, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our doors.

Bells & Birds is dedicated to quality and all things handmade, we craft luxurious robes and keepsakes for the modern romantic.
Since April 2017, Bells & Birds have started making robes and one-of-a-kind pieces in our home studio.
Robes are made by hand in small batches, so you are always getting something truly unique and special.
We hope you find something nice. Stay in love.


With a selection of bullet filters to meet your every need, you can easily pick a configuration to suit your body’s needs. Tomal offers ultra-pure configurations, chlorine & odor specific bullets, bacteria destroying bullets and many more. We have developed the CPure and RO Spring systems that have up to 5 levels of purification and alkaline cartridges to ensure pure, odorless and anti-oxidant . Hot and Cold and Soda compact dispensers can also allow the user to have the maximum convenience.

Refine Living with Water Innovation!

Tomal Global is an innovation global company. We refine the living standards of families and also innovate for a wide range of business segments. Tomal is pioneering the studies that health and wellness at different stage in life is affected by different types of water. Leveraging on US patent technologies and techniques from our global specialist team, Tomal delivers leading and cutting edge innovative personalized water solutions in the world today!


A Swimming Trial Class with Swim it Right
Learn efficient swimming stroke techniques, water survival and basic lifesaving skills. Each trial class is worth SGD 250.

Swim it Right is one of the leading swim schools in Singapore that provides private and group swimming lessons for all ages, from toddlers to adults.


1. Mambino Organics Daily Essential lotion
Non-greasy, with silky – smooth texture, with a hint of pure sweet orange essential oil. Easily absorbed into skin to soothe dry, itchy skin, eczema or other minor skin irritations.

2. Mambino Organics Calendula Nursing balm
Moms love the calendula nursing balm because you don’t have to wash it off before putting your baby at the breast. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic; lanolin-free and most important 100% natural ingredients.

3. Mambino Organics Little bottom Diaper balm
Highly effective, 100% natural balm for diaper rash and prickly heat. No zinc oxide, no messy residue, safe for cloth diaper. Great “first-aid in a stick” for the entire family.

4. Mambino Organics Soothing Oat & Milky Bath This no-rinse, no chemical, no detergent, extra mild and botanical milky bath is made with natural colloidal oatmeal for dry, itchy and irritated skin.

5. California Baby Eucalyptus Ease Aromatherapy spritzer
This spritzer has a restorative, refreshing scent from eucalyptus and Douglas fir pure essential oils. Feel safe generously misting onto sheets, pillows, and in the air before bedtime to freshen and prepare for a comfy night’s sleep.

6. Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent
DEET-free. Repel mosquitoes that may carry zika, dengue and West Nile Virus for up to 6 hours protection. Lemon Eucalyptus is the only plant-based active ingredient recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in USA so far.

7. Suppori sling neon pink L Innovative baby sling
100% made in Japan – Easy to use, Safe, Simple, Compact and Breathable! For baby 6 months up to a weight of 15kg.

8. Buddy Buddy Air kaoru teething pad
Made with 100% unbleached cotton. Soft and has high water absorption. Suitable for most baby carriers and wide-belt car seat or stroller.

9. Burt’s bees travel size baby bee shampoo & wash Clinically proven to be gentle enough for everyday use, leaving skin and hair clean, silky, soft and healthy. Pediatrician-tested. Hypo-allergenic. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS.

10. Burt’s Bees handsalve Brimming with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax, this classic hand salve offers your hard-working skin the hydration it craves. With its refreshing herbal scent, it’s perfect for both men and women. This tin of 100% natural moisturizer gives you salvation from rough, dry skin.

11 Burt’s bees vanilla lip balm
A luxuriously complex and comforting lip balm bursting with all-natural vanilla. Couple that with moisturizing Shea Butter and soothing Vitamin E, and you’ve got a true treat for happy lips.

12.Burt’s bees wild cherry lip balm
Made with rich cherry oil—cold pressed from cherry seed kernels—this balm’s sweet, natural flavor with just a hint of tartness will invigorate your senses and pamper your lips.

Mummytoon is an online store that sells skincare products which help people with delicate and sensitive skin. We have been in the business for a long time and understand the pains of skin rashes and eczema. Given a choice, we would prefer to use skin product that has negligible side-effects to our skin. Mummytoon’s mission is to provide you with such products!


3 Things You Can Do This Christmas!

3 Things You Can Do This Christmas!

1. Get your cakesmash ALL CHRISTMAS-Y!

For the month of November to December, we’re bringing to you something NEW for your cakesmash! Give your cakesmash a Christmas look to celebrate the holidays :D

2. Scratching your head for gift ideas? What is a better gift than the gift of quality family time and memories made tangible in pictures?

If you’re needing a gift idea this Christmas… For your staff, colleagues, friends or families?

Give the gift of time.

Quality time with family spent together with lots of hugs, kisses and laughters… We’ll do the storytelling with pictures, and let your memories made together become tangible in printed photos.

Fill your home or your friends’ home this festive season with images that remind one another of your relationships, of the love and care…

Have a photoshoot! And have your photos printed and displayed…

Get a gift voucher with us and all you need to do is show up and we’ll do the rest for you!

3. OUR 12 DAYS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY is coming back! You know what to do, STAY TUNE!

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