Celebrating Motherhood This Mother’s Day – Family Photography Photoshoot

Its the time of the year again where we see mothers of all ages receive flowers, taken out for meals, enjoying the day with their loved ones. We can feel the day filled with love and warmth.

To us, everyday is Mother’s Day but there is one particular day in a year that is dedicated just for mothers. On the 2nd Sunday in the month of May, this is the day the world celebrates Mother’s Day.  We get to see mothers from young to old receiving flowers; 1-5 generations of mothers celebrating Mother’s Day with a special meal with the family; Baby girl, mum, grandma to great/great grandmas spending the day together visiting /revisiting places of interest reminiscing memories spent with the family.

At Bambini Photography, we are privilege to see many families come through our door to celebrate their motherhood journey in the form of photographic memories. From maternity to newborn to family to extended generation family photography.

Here is a short video of some of the families that comes through our door for us to document their love and bond together as a family. All of us at Bambini Photography wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!


Maternity Photoshoot Poses 101 – Studio Maternity Photography Singapore

The 40 weeks of carrying the baby in the tummy is a special experience for most and you witness the body changes everyday, baby bump growing, feeling the movements of another life within you.

 
This special phase in your life could be once for some, a few times for others. The feeling and experience during each pregnancy could be completely different.

 
It is during this time that some mum-to-be make it a point to make and preserve memories on this phase of their lives through a maternity photoshoot.

 
Having said that, many thhhhhought about it but this idea usually ends up KIV at the back of their mind because of the busy life people lead these days. One of the concerns mum to be have is whether they will look good on the photos…

They may be thinking:

 
“ the photos that are shown on the portfolio are all women who are blessed with good gene…”

 
Or

 
“I have no posing experience apart from my wedding photoshoot… how to take maternity photos”

 
Over the years of photographing blooming expectant mothers, flattering images are usually a combination of lighting, posing, styling, personality, angles, hair and make up of the subject.

 
In order to show the baby bump, the conventional way is usually via the profile shot. Our image style ranges from classy, joyous, soft, fun to moody. Every client is different with different personality, likes and preferences. We do have a series of most requested shots that we do most of the time. Occasionally, when we get to meet an adventurous mum-to-be/couple, we get to explore more variation of poses like the ones further down below.

 
Here you go… you can start practicing these poses in front of the mirror leading up to your maternity photoshoot and our photographers will guide you along during the day of the session:)


pregnancy photography pose
maternity photography pose

Simply drop us an email or call/WhatsApp us at +6587171558 or Message Us so we can chat further about your maternity photoshoot.

 

I've decided to engage Bambini Photography as this is é only company that do Maternity Milk Bath Photography. It was a great experience from start to finish. From their prompt email reply to exceeding my expectations as all é photos turns out so well. É studio environment is made comfortable for photo taking with a selection of fabrics for use. ,,,,,

Diana Eva Maria


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