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 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.

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).

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. Do contact us for a chat to see how we can help.

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 help you to pick one that is the most suitable to your family.

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

Travel has become more affordable and we can easily take a flight to other countries.

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. Give us a call for a chat and see how we can work together.

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… 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 in today. So they won’t ask and deep down, you know that they love to have it… 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 or WhatsApp us at +6587171558 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


The Best Gift You Can Give | Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photography | Bambini Gift Vouchers

What is that best gift you can give? Give the gift of time. If you think about it, we are a time-scarce society… And “I’m busy”, “I just don’t have the time”, “Not now…” are the common phrases we always use in our daily conversations. Before we know it, time has slipped us by…

Your kids have grown up, they are starting to look like little adults and not quite like chubby babies anymore. And you cannot rewind time.

But here’s what you can do, you can look at photographs and remember…

Even better, your photographs can tell stories to your children, and your memories become theirs.

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

More than just good photos we want to offer, but also a good time here with us, with your family.

Your photoshoot doesn’t get you just pictures, but quality time with your family…

You bring home: shared memories, a good experience, beautiful photos and a warm heart :)

In a world addicted to speed, let’s slow down. Enter into the present moment with all of your attention, and time will slow…

Thinking of buying a gift for your friends, boss, family, colleagues, staff, mentors, clients, or whoever that might be?

Let us make it easy for you to give the gift of time. Bambini’s gift vouchers are available and each voucher can be personalized to include recipient’s name and your personal message.

Simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our friendly crew so we can get you started or simply purchase from the link below.


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5 tips for a great cake-smash photoshoot for your one-year old!

5 Tips For A Great Cake Smash Photoshoot

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1. TRY SOME CAKE

If your baby is still just starting on solids and we haven’t quite added “cakes” to their diet, eating cake for the photoshoot would be a completely new and unfamiliar thing to them! Try some at home first! Find some colourful spongey goodness and eat it with them :) Smash them even, encourage some play so when they come for their photoshoot, they would know what to do.

2. BRING THEIR FAVOURITE TOYS/SNACKS

We all need some warm-up time, even adults! (I mean, at my age, I still need some time to warm up to a new environment) so understandably, kids would too. Bring their favourite toys (that you wouldn’t mind getting a little cake on), their favourite snacks – raisins, biscuits, crackers – we can start nibbling on those to “warm-up” and then proceed on to the lovely cake we would have for the photoshoot once they feel more comfortable :)

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3. TOWELS, WIPES & EXTRA CLOTHES! (for yourself too!)

It’s a cake smash… so by that, expect some mess, haha ^^ And in the midst of smashing, your baby might ask to be carried, or at the end of it, while cleaning them up, some cake might get on you too, so bring towels, wet wipes and some extra clothing.

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4. BE PATIENT, BE PRESENT – STAY IN THE MOMENT

Depending on your child, some kids need more warm-up time than others, which is fine! Giving them time to warm-up actually helps us capture the best images of them later! We’re not here to rush through, but staying in the moment. Be present and patient and just enjoy watching your child observe and mingle in their environment, trying on new texture – the cake, and of course having fun!

5. GET HANDS ON – SMASH TIME, FUN TIME WITH YOUR CHILD

Children takes after their parents, they learn first by following what you do. You eat cake first, they eat cake too. We encourage parents to join in to have some shots taken together, even with baby’s older sibling. Getting them to feed their younger brother or sister can create such a sweet moment. No fanfare, just quality family time.

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And here’s something new! You can do your Cake Smash Shoots In Studio, At Your Home or Outdoor.

 

Studio Shoots will include the handmade party walls that adds to the celebration mode. Tap here to see how we do it.

Cake and party decor set-up are part of the package, no hassle to coordinate the details, we’ll coordinate them for you. You just need to show up :)

Simply shoot us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or call or whatsapp us at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our Bambini team for more details!

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Took my girl’s 1 year old photo on the day of her birthday at Bambini. We enjoy the photo session so much, even my little daughter! The whole process is full of laughter and incredibly smooth. We received our photos for selection at the same day too. Thanks Bambini team for the lovely photos! We had a very memorable birthday for my girl because of you! – Ting Yao


Committed to Loving | Couple Pre-wedding/Engagement Photography

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As photographers we know that, ‘Love is an illusion.’

Probably not the catchphrase you are looking to hear as we get closer to Valentine’s Day- the month of love.

Love is a powerful word, a formidable force, also a notion sold to billions in a our profit-driven world.

We know that much because we’ve seen it.

The love that you watch and learn from the big screen, novels, is not always what it seems. Love is so much more profound and deep than having your emotions stirred or experiencing that magical feeling of having one’s heart bursts to life with sparks flying left, right and centre.

Having had photographed families, couples, children we know exactly what we are talking about. The love that we captured are those beyond what’s portrayed in mass media.

Love is not always happy, chirpy and two-dimensional.

We’ve seen the kind of love that went through trials and tribulations in life. Real love, unlike what’s been sold to us, is one that is willing to see and embrace the truth, to accept another wholly as our own and to accept their flaws and misgivings and loving one for it.

During every family or couple photoshoot, we are always catching the hint of a showcase of love – from from the quiet agreement shared between a husband and wife, the subtle tucking of loose hair, the gentle back-rub, the sparkly eyes between a couple – and it gets us every single time.

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So this month, let us be a part of your love journey. Let us capture your intimate moments with your loved ones as we celebrate the month of love.

We are going to end this blog post with this love quote that we are all familiar with.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Bambini Photography now offers couple photoshoot, and you can use this as your pre-wedding/engagement photoshoot as well! Just the two of you, a simple outdoor photography session :) Let us capture your love journey… <3

 

Simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our friendly crew so we can get you started.

 

 

 

 

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A Mothers’ Touch | Maternity Newborn Family Outdoor Photography

 

“The greatest heroes in life are those that never give up on someone. They stick it out and make it work. They sacrifice things in their life, in order to help others grow. They give up what they want because someone needs it more. They work hard and overcome adversity. They fail for a moment, but get back up on their feet to show others they don’t have to stay down. They show their loved ones that love is not “proved” by conformity. They teach others that having a voice is a sign of courage, and they will not stay silent to make people feel comfortable. They are fearless and will do whatever it takes to bring about the greatness in the ones they love because doing so brings them peace. Their name is—MOM.”

Shannon L. Alder

 

 

As the topic suggests, today we are going to talk about mothers and motherhood. With Mother’s Day drawing near, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to acknowledge their presence, thus we are dedicating this blog to all women who have yet to become mothers, mothers-to-be, women who have mothered and women who have become grandmothers.

Mothers, the highly-complex creatures who have us cowering in fear, look up in admiration, made sure we never go hungry, turned to when feeling troubled, shoulders to cry on, that very special being who seemed to always be there when we need them- for most of us who are lucky to have them still.

We, at Bambini Photography is fortunate to have met and photographed mothers-  young, old, feisty, classy, strong, courage, caring, dramatic, brave, placid, overbearing, emotional, subservient, dominant, soft, dependable and the lists go on. There never seemed to be enough adjectives, positive and negative that can and have been used to describe mothers. They are wonderful and almost magical.

One of the perks of being a family photography company is that we get to interact and see them in action every single day.

We have met new mothers and help give some little tricks on how to calm their crying newborn during photoshoots.  We have also learned from experienced and gung-ho mothers when we witnessed them disciplining their kids when they get too unruly during their outdoor photography sessions. We have captured  family photographs made up of mothers that span three generations. We have fulfilled photo retouching requests from family who have lost their mothers.

From all that, we have awed, we have been touched and most of all, we have been taught- and that is the power that is bestowed upon mothers.

There is no one size-fits-all when it comes to mothering but one thing for certain, it is not an easy feat to be a mother. And no, we are not going to elaborate and tell you a story about the difficulty of labour and the immense pain it involved, we’ll save that for another day.

Today we would like to celebrate the sacrifice that all mothers have made for their children, small or big, significant and insignificant, they all deserve the same attention.

So to all mothers out there, we at Bambini Photography would like to raise our glasses for you, for everything you have done and have yet to do and for being you.

We hope to continue to be awed and inspired by mothers all around us, and to share that joy and experience we have with others.

If you nod your head when you read this, go up to your mom now and give them a hug. If they’re somewhere else, send them a text to let them know you’re thinking about them, If you are the ones who’ve grieved and lost your mother, call out to them in your prayers and thoughts. After all,  it is the little act and thoughts that count in the end.

For those of you who liked what you see and want to have your photos taken with your mom, have a family photography session or simply just want to find out more about the photography services we have in-house,  simply send us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg. We promise to get back to you as soon as we can :)

And to you dads, fathers, papas, don’t feel left out because we’ll dedicate a blog to you all on Father’s Day.