5 Tips To Getting The Images You Love From Your Kids’ Birthday Parties

It’s party time! You did your maternity photoshoot, or even a newborn photoshoot… And here we are at the full month celebration party! Then there’s the one-year birthday party, and so on…

We know how crazy it can get especially with all the planning involved, your caterers, your guest list, the decoration… And now what about the photos?? This is where we come in!

Here are some tips to getting the images you love from your kids’ birthday parties:

1. Don’t try to be mom, dad, party planner, AND photographer.

It’s stressful enough to make sure everyone of your guests is well taken care of, the food all arrived on time, and your baby all comfy and happy… And still you want to take beautiful pictures?? Give yourself a break on the actual day, during the party and just enjoy and spend time with family and friends! You can only give attention to so many things at one time. Let the focus be on your birthday kid and let us take the photos for you.

You’ve done so much work, you’ll want to be in the pictures of your child’s special day too, and I’m sure your baby would want to see pictures taken together with you when they’re grown up.

2. Plan ahead! Your Venue matters!

Parties are the weekend’s favourite and we can only squeeze that many appointments in those 2 days. We do have several photographers with us, but weekend slots do get fully booked first, so drop us a message even if it’s to reserve the slot for you!

Our photographers come ready with the lighting we need for events, but every venue is unique to their own. Some location have ambient lighting, while others are lit with white light… If you’re having your party in the afternoon, we can expect some beautiful natural light from the sun too! Pick the venue for the atmosphere you like, and your photos will give the same mood :)

If natural light is your go-to choice, when you recce for a location, go at the timing of your party so you can gauge how bright the place will be. If you don’t want everyone to turn all yellow skin, then we would say, avoid places that are lit with spotlights or are too dark with only some ambient lighting.

3. Communication is key! Talk to us!

No individual is the same, and we don’t want to assume we know what is important to you to capture. For some it would be photos of your kid with his or her grandparents, for others, it could be the specially designed birthday cake you did for your baby, or even group shots when you’re singing the Happy Birthday song! I mean how often do you get to gather around friends and families like that, right? Of course, we cannot forget the birthday boy or girl, photos of him or her could be your priority too.

Give us a list of all your must-have shots, and we’ll make sure we check it all off and get the most of the shots you love to have!

4. Give attention to relationship

What’s best about a birthday party, even as we celebrate with the birthday kid, is the fact that we all have an “excuse” and make time to gather and spend time together as friends and families. The birthday party gave us a venue to gather with the people we love most.

And you know what would give you the best photos? When we give attention to the relationships we have. Keep away your phone, remove any ipads, don’t let any device become a distraction. Our photographers are looking out for moments to capture, and we need your help to create those moments. Give your child lots of cuddles, get the cousins to tickle each other. Let them play with toys and laugh together. Tell a silly joke and crack them up! It’s those unscripted moment that we will come to cherish the most. 

Our photographers won’t intrude on your space, even as we give direction for posed group shots, let us capture those un-posed, candid moments that tell a beautiful part of your story too.

5. Embrace the “chaos” at a party

We all know how it can get “dramatic” with one kid… what’s more, if there are quite several of them all gathered in one place. There’s lots of sugar in the cakes, or dessert and kids are running around, adrenaline is on the high… Don’t get too frustrated if things are not “perfect”, we find beauty even in the “chaos”. Let us record the authencity of the moment, a spilled cup of milk can be the talk of the table years from now when we have photos of it and laugh at how silly our expressions were when it happened..

At the end of the day, it’s the memories we want to remember and let us help you do that with photos.

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


When Is The Best Time For Your Baby Photoshoot? | Baby Milkbath Photography

We’re asked this often, “When is the best time for baby’s photoshoot?”

And we would really just like to tell you anytime is a good time for us…

But let’s look at why at 100 days or around the 3rd month, it is one of the best time for some pictures too!


Tradition? Perhaps… but this is what we’ve heard… 100 days commemorates the full 1 year from the time you conceive, and it signifies the hope for the baby to live to a 100 years old.

It’s the time when your baby is all chub chub and baby rolls are your latest obsession and how you just can’t get enough of those fishball cheeks, so much so you just want to keep kissing them!

How you’ve experience such a steep learning curve when your newborn just entered into the world and absolutely changed yours, but now at the 3rd or 4th month, you’ve gain better momentum and you’ve become quite the pro at handling your babe… Now you’re ready for some lights, camera and action!

If you’re having a 4months maternity leave, then you’re still be on leave! There’s more flexibility timing-wise, and on our part, we’ll do our best to find the timeslot you like and works well depending on your baby’s schedule.

At the 3rd/4th month, your baby at this age watches faces intently, recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance, smiles more, turns head towards the direction of sound, and all those tummy time and stretching – we will get those photos of your baby engaging and interacting with you more :)

Last but not least, it’s because we’ve something new in store for your baby of 3 months and it is completely new in town!
And we like to introduce you to baby milkbath photography… What’s even better, you can just come soak and enjoy – like a spa for you and your babe!

More importantly, we use the best milk bath ingredient imported from Japan and it moisturizes your skin and smells really good too.

You and your baby’s safety and comfort is also our topmost priority, we’ve added an imported bath tub as well as water temperature control system in our studio,
so we can get ready the milkbath at the optimum temperature you need.

We also have control of our own air-conditioning, and we can adjust that to your liking.
All these are indoor for your comfort and privacy.

Furthermore, If you are looking to have the “Before & After” Maternity/Baby Shoot…

be the first few that have this done…We are the only one who offer private studio milk bath photography in Singapore at the moment.

We offer our milkbath maternity and now you can continue telling your story with some images with our baby milkbath photoshoot too.

Intimate moments with your child, bonding as your breastfeed your babe are images we can also capture for you.

Sooooo… When’s the best time? Right now! Buzz us the date and time you have in mind and let’s make it happen for together :D

Click on “info@bambiniphoto.sg” and hit reply!
Dial our number at +65 8717 1558 and we’re have those details ready for you!

百天宝宝的拍摄,又该拍什么呢?
宝宝就躺着,趴着,带几件衣服,换几套装吗?
我们就想给你打个好主意!全新的拍摄点子
宝宝沐浴拍摄!
到了这年龄他们也开始比较清楚周围,也熟悉了亲人的面孔,声音
也能和妈妈爸爸一起互动
享受一下温暖的泡澡,拍下宝宝胖嘟嘟的样子
是要给宝贝这年龄的一个回忆
也送宝贝一些不同的体验

亲~ 就给我们发个电邮吧! info@bambiniphoto.sg
打通电话,传个简讯这么简单 +65 8717 1558
让我们帮助你们记录下这些美好的回忆 …

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How to Get Kids to Engage and Smile For Camera | Children and Family Photography Singapore

As parents ourselves, we know that things can get pretty out of hand when children are involved. Nothing ever goes as planned but more often than not, it is exactly that unpredictability that makes the spontaneous moments that we remember for years and make up for the stories that continue to haunt them as we retell them at family gatherings.

Photographing children can be quite daunting for unseasoned photographers. Most children do not like posing for the camera and get easily distracted by their surroundings and that can be difficult for photographers to capture the moment as everything is unraveling way too fast. So out-of-focus and blurry pictures are often common when it comes to photographing kids.

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Having learned, played and photographed thousands of babies, toddlers, children and teenagers, we can confidently say that we are quite the pro when it comes to children photography.

So today we are going to share with you some insider tips and insights on how to ace it.

Children comes in all shapes, sizes and behaviours. You can consider yourself lucky if you get to work with children who take instructions easily but in most cases it is hardly the case – they are children. And the best thing about children is, they don’t follow the rules.

 

  1. Breaking the ice

Just before we approach any photography session, it’s best to leave it to the parents to gain a better understanding of the kids. Parents will be asked to fill-up questionnaires to help us know about the children.

Yong En says, “The information they give us can really help us break the ice with the kids and family. If we know what they [the kids] enjoy doing, we’ll know how to engage them.”

 

  1. Being patient and observant pay off

Patience is the number one key when dealing with the little ones. We don’t have to coerce kids to do what they don’t want to do. We absolutely advised parents against disciplining their children when things get out of hand during a photoshoot. It should be a fun and rewarding experience for all, so no one should be upset. This is the time where your children can get messy, dynamic and spontaneous for our camera to capture their personality.

Yong En recalls this incident where, “There was a kid who wasn’t keen on having his photos taken, then I saw that his bag is pinned with minecraft badges… so I figured he must like it… I asked him about it and he started opening up. The rest of the shoot in the botanic gardens became me and him out in a minecraft world attacking minecraft monsters. It was really fun!”

It worked and sometimes we need just to pay closer attention to get the children’s.

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  1. Playtime is mandatory

“Telling kids to pose and smile don’t always work, so we PLAY, have fun, eat snacks. It helps if they are your children’s favourite”, says Yong En.

We laid out all the toys, balloons, cupcakes, kitchen sets, for the children to go crazy with. It is after all their time to shine so let them do their job and everything will be swell.

 

  1. Being a part-time clown works too

We believe in engaging with the children. Because what’s a photography session without some fun injected to it?

Some of the things we do include, tickling the kids with fake flowers. Making funny fart noises , peek-a-boo, or sneezing just to catch their attention.

Even our singing voices are put to the test at times. “There was a kid who only stops crying when I sang nursery rhymes, and would immediately cry again when the song ends. He was only a few months old and singing really engaged him. I have never sung so much and so long in my life. I felt like I just did a Hi-5 concert. Hahaha…”, adds Yong En.

 

  1. Know your subjects in and out, and if you don’t find out!

Always get to the children’s level, not just eye-level. What we found that works wonder is to keep talking to them, eye-to-eye. Helping them to get comfortable with us, the photographers is crucial, because children tend to be wary and become withdrawn in an unfamiliar environment.

Ask them a bunch of questions, it might take a while for them to answer, but once you hit the right one, they will start opening up and smile for you. And the rest is history. This works highly with children who are on the shy side.

 

  1. Treat everything with spontaneity

There are children who just can’t sit still, no matter what tricks you have up your sleeves. In turn, asking them to stay quiet for a shot can upset them. So making sure we are versatile and flexible is key to getting the perfect shot.

Yong illustrates one typical incident, “ Asking kids who love running up and down to sit still won’t work… maybe for the first few shots… but forcing them can upset the kid, but if they don’t do it, it can upset the parents. So I always go for the rewarding system. I would tell the kids to run but specifically cue them to smile while running, in which gives me the perfect moment to take my shots. So they can be running round and round for me to get my shots, but everyone is happy. And that’s all that matters eventually.”

For kids with siblings, we would usually encourage them to play together and set it so that both personalities are captured, these usually make perfect ‘siblings-moments’ photos.

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We feel that should be enough for now to equip you with a better understanding of the behind-the-scenes. Knowing what gear and equipment to use and planning ahead is necessary but it all boils down to the basics, which is, knowing your subjects and to be in tune and intuitive to their needs are what makes good children photographer.

If you want to see us work our magic and capture your bundle of joy’s personality and character in photos, you can always shoot as an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg.

Or CLICK HERE to drop us a direct message via fb :)

So we can chat further about creating a memorable photo sessions that work for your families and create a family album to be cherished for a long time.

We leave you with some of our CLIENT’S STORIES.

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A Celebration of Time and Moment | Family Photography

There is a saying that goes, “Children spell love as time. There may be many reasons as to why you cannot be with your children but none of them can replace the time lost. Once lost, it’s gone forever, you can never recreate the moment again.”

We, at Bambini Photography are fervent believers of time because the nature of our work is such that we are surrounded by it. We are the moments capturers, photo studio who specialise in children and family photography.

Too often we hear parents say, “Can’t believe how fast they’ve grown, it felt just like yesterday when they are this small.”

Time and again we see familiar faces, families who have come to us year after year to have their photos taken with their children. We have in part become their family as we follow their stories, the newborns we once photographed have in turned became toddlers and subsequently young girls and boys.

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The setting for the pictures have morphed with each passing year, from the ones taken in the studio when they are newborn to those taken outdoors when they’re all grown-up!

There is no bigger responsibility than taking their best impressions as a family, as an individual and capturing their personas on camera. It’s not only about photography but the relationship with the individual and the families that have made us their official family photographers and their trusts on us are the greatest reward.

There isn’t going to be a better time to celebrate your time and moment. If you are curious and want to find out more about the photography services we rendered, simply shoot us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg and we promise to get back to you in the nick of time ;)

Thank you Andrea and family! For choosing Bambini Photography year after year and allowing us to be a part of your journey as a family


Lovely long eyelashes | 4 months Baby Studio Photography

(www.bambiniphoto.sg)Those eyelashes… How? so cute… (this is where I will spam all sorts of heart-shaped emojis, except wordpress don’t quite have that. haha)

Rounds babies, wrapped in bonnet hats; sleeping babies with long eyelashes; babies playing with their little toes, fishball cheeks – aiyo, how to not love the baby? She is so adorable! And all the different expressions she has – all the different expressions a baby would have, what parents all love.

If you chanced upon this blogpost and missed a previous one from this same session, you can click here to check it out :)

What other concerns would people have when they approach us to enquire for a photoshoot? Clothing, what to bring for the babies to wear.

If you’re not sure what you like in terms of clothing, just bring your baby, because we have really adorable outfits for your babe in our Bambini studio! I mean that bonnet hat, just makes me squeal and I’ve heard many others that also squeal in delight when they saw their baby in it – it is a “my heart is going to melt” moment. Wouldn’t you agree?

If you don’t want to fuss your babe too much with changes in clothing – hey, naked babies are so cute too – and 1 to 5 months, isn’t that quite the chubbiest time to photograph your michelin baby ;)

Well, no matter what concerns you have, someone has probably asked it before you so we probably already addressed it before – so no worries and no obligations, just ask away, whatever to clear the concerns you may have.

Drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg and we’ll do our best to get back to you asap.

cheers.

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