Feature in Sassy Mama | Top 12 Newborn Photographers in Singapore

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We are so excited to see this!! Yay! A feature and as one of the top newborn photographers in Singapore! Thank you Sassy Mama Singapore for the feature and thank you to all our clients for all the wonderful support and for believing in our work!
We will continue to work hard and do our best.

We hope we have touched your lives through what we do to help preserve those precious memories and make tangible your moments with your babe into prints you can display at home <3 <3 <3

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Feature in Young Parents Magazine | Maternity Studio Photography

This really got us excited! I mean, it’s a full page of an image we created and we are listed as one of the recommended maternity photography studios. Thank you Young Parents!

(You can see our full gallery of maternity images here or click here to see our blog for recent maternity sessions)

Some of the frequently asked questions we get are what do mummies have to prepare before a photoshoot, what goes on in a photoshoot, if I wanted to do some semi-nude maternity images how does it go? And sometimes the many questions might deter people from going ahead with doing a maternity photoshoot, which I quote Fann Wong from this article, is “a good keepsake to remember at this very precious moment of my life.”

If you have your doubts, have a read of the following, as Eveline Gan from Young Parents shares her maternity photoshoot experience with us, Bambini Photography: Or if you still have any other enquiries, just drop us an e-mail at info@bambiniphoto.sg!

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What’s new? I did it, too.

Pose semi-nude with a baby bump, a la Fann Wong? Been there, done that – before the celeb mama. Eveline Gan shares her experience

Even if you’re not a fan of Fann Wong, you must have come across her almost bare-it-all pregnancy picture that had the town talking.
Shot in June, almost two months before she delivered her first baby in August, the 43-year-old local star posed with just a blue cloth covering her chest and hips. It was part of a shoot for slimming specialist Marie France Bodyline, which appointed her as its latest spokesman.

According to Fann’s confession in the accompanying press release, this was possibly one of the most “daring” shoots that she has ever done.

So if this was a bold move for the glamorous actress, I guess my husband was half right last year when he said I was out of my mind. I wanted to capture my pregnancy glow at eight months – and was contemplating taking semi-nude shots, too.

“Why do you want to take such photos? Is it going to be a male photographer?!” he huffed.

Why? Because I was spurred on by the very real possibility that my body might never again have such beautiful curves after we had a chat about stopping at two kids

Both my pregnancies marked momentous points in my life. If I had photos of my first birthday, kindergarten graduation and marriage, why not pregnancy?

Plus, many regular, conservative pregnant women – not just celebrities – have stripped to do such risque shoots. Just google “maternity photography” and the list of studios that pop up will leave you spoilt for choice.

 

Preen and Prep

I scouted around and settled for a photography studio which reassured me that its maternity shoots are handled by female photographers. The doors would be kept closed during the session, so that only the photographer has access to the area.

I found out that its team does about 20 maternity photo shoots every month, and it’s no unusual for mums to request intimate shots (about seven in 10 do so).

To help me prep for the shoot, a staff member e-mailed a detailed list of handy tips. For instance, avoid tight undergarments or clothing a few hours before the shoot as they will leave unsightly marks on the skin. Also, I should avoid applying stretch-mark creams before the photoshoot so that my belly wouldn’t look extra shiny in photographs.

She also reminded me to bring white and black boob tubes with matching bottoms, or a body-hugging dress. I didn’t have to worry about additional props like hats and scarves, as those were provided by the studio

However, I brought Baby’s ultrasound scans long as I felt those would provide a nice, personal touch.

At her recommendation, I also engaged a makeup artist, who visited me at home to do my hair and makeup. I might have felt bloated, but I certainly didn’t want to look sallow and frumpy in the photos.

Husbands can join in the shoot, but mine couldn’t take leave that day. Instead, I got my then-six-year-old daughter to come along.

 

Posing in the Buff

As a warm-up, my photographer got me to take some family-friendly shots with my girl, who had a great time messing around with the studio props.

When it was time for us to work on the semi-nude shots, she had a colleague watch cartoons with my child outside.

There was a brief moment of awkwardness when I removed my boob tube and shorts. I kept my panties on as i was too shy to bare everything, and wondered if I should even proceed with the intimate shots at all. The cellulite and stretch marks were embarrassingly obvious.

Sensing my discomfort, she quickly passed me a translucent sash to cover up my breasts, and taught me how to position the fabric so my private bits were covered.

Her professional and unassuming demeanour soon put me at ease. I thought she did a fantastic job of directing the poses so i could better show my curves. Towards the end of the hour-long session, I was comfortable enough to do away with the cloth and pose only in my underwear, hands over my boobs.

Those final few semi-naked shots, which were hardly edited, turn out so gorgeous that even my hard-to-impress husband exclaimed “Wow!” and saw my curves in a new light.

I kept the naughty but nice shots for his eyes only, and showed off the rest to family and friends, who complimented my baby bump. A few mummy friends expressed regret at not taking sexy studio shots during their pregnancies.

The album has since gone into the drawer; i will show it to my two daughters when they become mothers. But as Fann declared: “This will be a good keepsake to remember at this very precious moment of my life.”

If you’re considering a maternity photoshoot, I’d suggest that you wait until you hit 34 weeks. Looking back, my belly was more pronounced in the last few weeks and would have looked better in photos. In some of the shots where I was seated, I looked like I had a post-buffet paunch rather than a 32-week baby bump.

But, don’t wait too long, in case Baby decides to say hello earlier.

(You can read about our newborn feature in Young Parents Magazine here too)


Feature in Young Parents Magazine | Newborn Home Photography

Nothing pleases us more than a happy client and knowing that our hard work is paid-off.

For those who don’t know- doing newborn photography requires a great deal of observation.

Likening the minuscule size of the baby, we too have to pay attention to the smallest of details when photographing a newborn baby.

From adjusting the volume of the white noise player , finding a suitable pose that is comfortable for the newborn baby, making sure that the room temperature is optimum for them -not too hot nor too cold- to ensuring that they are fed every now and then for a smooth session.

Newborn Portraits are done with the baby’s comfort as the top priority.

Positive feedbacks feel like a pat on the back for us and it humbles us to know that we have made a special moment happen for our client – pictures that are worth not only a thousand words, photo albums that will be kept not only for many years to come but also hold a special place in their hearts.

It is through positive word-of-mouths like this,  that we are able to establish a loyal pool of clientele who have made us a part of their growing family.
And for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for our small-family business will not be possible without your support.

That aside, we have duly transcribed the content of the column below written by Eveline Gan from Young Parents, for those of you who want to scroll down and read them :

 

 

Newborn Photography SingaporePhotography for Newborns
“She’s going to pee on your prop,” I remarked when the photographer placed my naked baby on a velvet fabric. I had engaged the home service of Bambini Photography to take pictures of my 10-day old child.
Whiel I was a bundle of nerves during the session, my photographer, Yong En, was calm and professional. After all, she has handled more babies in her career – over 100! – than this mother of two.

Be Patient
Nothing fazed her, not even when my little one really wets the props. Along the way, I even picked up some tips on how to soothe a crying baby with the use of white noise, one of her essentials at every newborn photography session.
For a sleep-deprived new mum, the photo shoot can be a time-consuming affair. A typical session lasts between two and three hours. “This is because you have to deal with lots of interruptions like pee, poo and feeding time along the way,” explained Yong En.
Once we wrapped up the baby shots, Hubby, our six-year-old and I joined in for family pictures. You can include up to five members, which means grandparents can be part of the action, too.

Worth the wait
I was initially worried that my flat was too messy and cramped for the shoot, but I was wrong. Yong En, who once shot in a one-room apartment, says it’s possible to churn out professional-looking photos even with limited space.
The baby photos were shot in the nursery using fabric and props she brought along, while the family ones were done against a plain white wall in the living room. They were all done under natural lighting.
While a newborn photo session isn’t cheap, the result is priceless. I especially love the shots where my little one looked like she was contemplating life, as well as those that showed her curled up in a foetal position.
Now five months old, my baby has ‘stretched out’ and looks nothing like her newborn self. But I have her tiny, 10-day-old newness immortalised in those photos.

How much
The package, at $480, includes about 35 good web-resolution images and one s8R print. Additional prints and images in higher resolution will be charged separately. Weekday Studio Newborn Session includes a $80 credit for use on products.
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