5 Things You Need to Know About Newborn Photography Before Hiring A Newborn Photographer

1. Know Why and What You Want

I know, I know… it is isn’t always straight forward to figure out what you want in life.

First thing first… Are you looking at something that is “in” thing today which chances are, will be dated and over in a couple of years? While you want to keep it, on the other hand it is just an eye sore. Think about those shoulder pads… may look good if you are going to an 80’s party, but I am sure, you will probably be saying “it was the fashion trend at that time!” whenever you have a visitor. But of course, some of you love that and there is nothing wrong if you prefer to live today to its fullest and don’t worry about the future.

There is on the other hand, people who love classic minimalistic stuff which will stand the test of time. Think Rolex watch, Mercedes Benz kind of classic styling that still look great today.

Or Perhaps, you are bit of both and say, “Why choose?”

We could brain storm with you on what you love and suggest something that fit in your vision on what you want to achieve for your newborn baby. After all, it is a decision you make like when you had your wedding. Its one in a lifetime thing for your baby and you really don’t want them growing up and say… “ewww”…

Have a chat with us and see how we can bring your vision to life… 

2. What Kind of Skills Do You Need Your Photographer to Have?

This may not be obvious and you will only know it when you use the service. Technical know-how is a basic stuff that every photographer should know. An accredited master photographer gives you the assurance that they know their technical stuff.

However, beyond the basic technical ability to conduct a safe and comfortable shoot, is the ability of managing the baby.

A photographer who has managed a lot of babies will be someone that know how to safely manage your baby and offer you the experience.
 
As parents, your only concern should be, best images done by someone who know the technical stuff and deliver the safest possible way in capturing those special moments in your life.

 Talk to our professional team of accredited master photographers and see how we can help.

3. Choose a newborn photographer can take great shots and knows how to handle the baby well too!

#1 priority would be the safety of your baby. What define a great newborn photographers like ours are the soft skills that manages your baby through out the shoot and these includes:

* being able to understand and read the behaviour of the newborn

* anticipate moments, to predict a newborn’s need, 

* soothe wailing babies, 

* where to touch in the face to make a tot grin for the camera.

* knowing when enough is enough for the baby

* how to calm anxious first time parents

* knowing that baby is about to poop;

* knowing if the baby had been ‘fully burped’ before continuing;

* knowing when baby needs a feed despite the fixed 2.5-3 hour feeding schedule.

The soft skills our photographers learnt over the years did not come naturally. Each go through ‘excruciating’ yet memorable moments of being urinated on, pooped on, vomited on and from one diapers to another and the experience. All the mentioned soft skills required to be a baby whisperer is earned through hard work and working and photographing different newborns in various circumstances.

It is not through sheer chance that we become one of the leading Singapore Newborn Photographers. When our parent company, Tomato Photo started a decade ago, newborn photography was almost unheard of in Singapore. Most new parents are still sticking to the traditions of confinements, not keen on the idea of going out of the house before the 30-days period- much less having to be photographed. The trends are changing, words got around, people budgeted for newborn photoshoots and newborn photography gained an edge these days, as modern parents realised the importance of capturing memories of their little bundle at their early stages of being born.

4. Newborn photography can be done both at home or in the studio. 

Majority of the people think that the only way to achieve professional looking shots is at photographer’s studio.

We understand that people still would like to observe their confinement, hence having professional quality images is about transporting the equipments and props to your home and we love doing that because our vision is simply to help parents capturing and preserving memories.

Of course, sometimes, it is nice to “escape” from home and go to a studio, we have built ours as cosy as home, so you can come and relax while we do all the work for you while you enjoy the the process of the shoot.

So be it in home or studio, the quality is assured with bambini and to figure out which one works best for you, give our team a call and they are able to help you out.

With 3 professional newborn photographers, we always have a spot for you.

 

5. One newborn photoshoot session can last up to 3 hours.

Each session often last for up to three hours with nursing, nappy changing breaks in between. For mothers who are still recovering from delivery, they can always opt to have a photoshoot to be done at home.

There is no one way to doing newborn photography especially with the myriad of styles available in the market these days. Parents have their own individual preferences to the styles they are after when hiring a newborn photographer. Some prefer a simplistic minimalistic approach for an artistic results, other parents want a natural, lifestyle approach that captures essences of their young family and others love the colours and that the wraps and props do to dress up the shoot. 

For us here in Bambini Photography, our vision is to make memories, tell your stories through professional photography for generations to come. In order to achieve the results that you are looking for, we work closely with clients to understand what clients’ expectations and wants are. Although we can do various styles of newborn shoots, we tend to lean towards keeping it simple to create minimalistic look to show more of the baby, their expressions and the connection between baby and the family. All our newborn shoots comes with images in colour and black and white.

Babies grow up fast, in a blink of an eye, memories can easily become fuzzy. It is precisely why this type of photography is so important. 

Tips for those who are keen to engage us for your newborn babies, simply talk to us about what you want and not want. Involve siblings in the family picture, and bring along precious momentos that you want to include during photoshoot.

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 or Message Us in Messenger so we can chat further about creating your family moments.

Fatilyn was great! Very professional, quick and good with babies and older kids. We did the newborn (8 days old) plus family photoshoot. The basic edited photos were turned around very quickly and sent to us for selection. We would recommend Bambini to others especially those families who are nervous about how their newborn will be handled and those having trouble organizing their active little kids. Bambini will put you at ease and your photos will be perfect!
– Kat Noor

It is a wonderful experience i ever have. They are really experience and good while handling my baby. Throughout the photo session, the photographer was patience and nice. You wont feel that the session was rushing. I’m Happy with the photo i receive and will recommend people to find them too


Hey ho, hail all pirates | Themed Children Photoshoot

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It’s not just another day in the studio. While some of us were busy photographing earlier, the doorbell dinged, the new theme set-up we’ve been waiting for has arrived!

After many requests from parents and children we met and photographed, we are happy to announce our latest Pirate-themed photoshoot.

A tale no less familiar to all of us, pirates are always such fun characters to know – with their fiery personas, countless stories of adventures, voyages to seek hidden treasures on their galleon with distinctive Jolly Roger flag.

Children simply love them! And we at Bambini Photography are not immune to it either. How can we not fall in love with courageous swashbucklers who are thirsty for adventures and are masters at navigating the seas?

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series have made it all the more irresistible for those who are fans of pirates.

Watch your little one squeal with delight as we pretend to be pirates out on an adventure! – brandishing their choice of swords and fight enemies as they go along – all in a safe environment while being photographed. (Don’t worry, the swords are made of foam and plastic!)

We want to capture your children at their happiest and most natural – that we believe happens when they are most enjoying themselves and having fun! Allowing them to explore and be themselves, that for us, is the greatest achievement.

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Plus… it is just fun when one gets to be a pirate for a day!

Simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our friendly crew to know more about our photography service.

P.S. We have another indoor themed photoshoot available. Ask our staff for the rest ;)

 

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Why Photographs matter… | Newborn, Maternity, Family Photography | Bambini Gift Vouchers

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“I would part with my wallet, phones and camera but definitely try to negotiate for my memory card”, said a friend, when asked a hypothetical question of what she would do during a tussle with a robber.

Call it bravery or lunacy, we can all agree that the statement above hold some truths. Ask your friends or people about what they when they have to vacate their homes during an emergency, chances are they would take their most prized photographs along with important documents.

The impulse to save our recorded memories is a powerful testament that tells us much about the importance of photography in our lives, and also the desire to capture and immortalise our most precious moments into images.

Photographs are wonderful thing. When we are happy we like to look at them, to remember the joyous occasions. And we do the same thing when we’re feeling down or sad. We scroll the photos on our social media account and reminisce upon photo albums that have keenly served as serve as a tangible memoir to help us remember essentially the great past times with people we care about. Also in a lot of cases, to remember the ones who have left us behind.

We couldn’t think of any person who would not like to be photographed. Maybe there are individuals out there, but perhaps their numbers are few to come.

Presenting someone with a photography session that they and their families can enjoy is thoroughly a rewarding thing. We have yet to come across any family who refuses to be photographed, in actuality, most would jump at the chance to have their moments captured.

If you are still in two minds about what to get for your friends, relatives, colleagues, bosses or even your family for this Christmas… there is still time to grab our gift vouchers. (Visit our online store here! Or click on the image below)

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bambini-gift-voucher-mockup-3Each voucher can be personalised to include recipient’s name, you can have it sent as an e-voucher or we will happily print it out and send it out via our trusty delivery. Vouchers come in denominal of SGD 50 and SGD 250 respectively, in which you can buy in multiple quantity.

Click here to see more images from our Christmas & CNY Theme photoshoot!

Have a look and browse through all our packages to see what makes the perfect present that can be admired and kept for a long time to come. We have recently included the Christmas and Chinese New Year theme photoshoot in our studio that would play out nicely with the coming festive season.

Chat with us further at +65 8717 1558 to find out more about our gift voucher. Or simply send an email to info@bambiniphoto.sg and we promise to get back to you pronto.

Have a happy holiday everyone!


Gifts for this season! | Bambini Online Store | Family Photography

Time sure flies! It felt just like yesterday when we were rushing from one photography session to another, a flurry of hectic schedules that seemed to be a routine every end of the year, as families rushed to have their photos as they approach the transition to a new year.

With Christmas being just two months away, you will start seeing the familiar seasonal ornaments and lights being decked up across all malls in Singapore and also the iconic Orchard Road and carols blasted on speakers, as we usher the remaining end of the year in joy and peace, but not before the mad rush of getting everyone’s presents in order.

Make yours ultra special this year and also your loved ones by cutting the hassle of Christmas shopping through gifting something personal and heartfelt as present instead.

In the busyness of life we often found that we have missed on the special occasions and moments with our loved ones. At Bambini we want to encourage you to set aside time as a family on this special season, to reflect or even to just get together and let your special bonds be captured and immortalised.

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One way of doing that is to present a thoughtful and lasting intimate photography sessions to your  family, friends, colleagues, confidante, bosses, where they can have their moments of togetherness encapsulated in beautiful family photos.

Christmas is after all, about spreading joy and happiness. What better way than to gift those in a form of a keepsake that they can cherish for a long time?

We have made it easier for you to purchase our gift voucher. And here we’re launching our very own bambini’s online store!

 

Our vouchers come personalised and in denominal of SGD 50 and SGD 250 respectively, in which you can buy in multiple quantity. Upon purchase, they will be send the e-voucher to you or your intended recipients with timely precision.

Because we don’t believe in Christmas present that arrives late.

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So while you are tinkering your mind with presents to buy-  that has the possibility of being left in the storeroom collecting dust- why not swap it for a grand family portrait that can be hung in the living room and admired by guests who come to visit?

Talk to us about getting your personalised gift voucher, if you don’t see what you want on our website. You can start by sending an email to info@bambiniphoto.sg or simply call/sms us at 8717 1558.

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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.

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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.

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