4 Ways Your Family Photos Tell Them “I Love You”

Christmas is coming! And ain’t Christmas a time of family getting together?
A time we celebrate relationships, we enjoy each other’s time together, we celebrate Love and give thanks for all that we have overcome and were blessed with the whole year.

What family traditions do you keep and come together each year? How many of you have vivid memories from your childhood? How much of those fond recalling came from pictures…

The fact is memories fade, and when we get all busy as we grow up, those moments where we recall our shared memories diminish as well.

And I quote Kim Barlow, a stay-home-mum and a fellow photographer:

The 4 ways your family photos tell them “I love you”

1. “I want them to think about the good things and the good times, and through these images help them to know how much their parents love them.” 

Let’s be honest, as much as our little kids are adorable and in our opinion the cutest… Sometimes, at 3am and still awake, they can drive us nuts too… Sometimes, as parents we also make mistakes, perhaps we’ve raised our voice at times we shouldn’t have, perhaps we overlook them when we’re all tired out… We know we love them, with all our hearts and we want to give nothing but the best for them. But do they know this?

Sometimes Love given, is not Love received… You can show them, with pictures. You have influence over the things your children remember and your family photos are evidences to remind them of your love. The ones with you in it! Not just the pictures you took of them in your phone. 

2. “I want them to see us having fun together.”

Sometimes looking at our family photos, images from our childhood are really what made the difference, our children reminded of our love for them, all the hugs and kisses we gave abundantly when they’re toddlers that they might not enjoy THAT much once they hit the teenager phase… 

Your family portraits not only influence what your children remember from their childhood, but also how they feel about family relationships. 

When they think about you, what first come to their mind? How to spend time with them, what to spend time doing – you decide.

3. “I want them to remember what we did for them and how valued they are.”

Taking pictures and making it a point every other day, that’s hard work… Planning for a photoshoot at every milestone? Yes, we know – you have to be initiative and intentional to make it happen… 

What we’re suggesting is, make it a family tradition, make it a Christmas time get-together, make it once a year… They might not enjoy the session now, but they will thank you for it later. It is a legacy of memories you are building, and a gift of a lifetime that takes just a couple of hours from your entire year. If we talk a few hours as investment but a lifetime of rewards… Would it be worth you time? This is how much you value them.

“Children spell Love as T-I-M-E”

4. “I want them to see how very beautiful they are.”

Have you ever struggled feeling not beautiful enough? Not as good-looking as a certain classmate? Not tall enough, not smart enough, not good enough… (Do we even want to get the list going…) 

We don’t talk about it enough amongst us adults, how “not enough” we feel inside sometimes… What about our children? We see them the moment they were born and every part of us saw how perfect they are, how much love we have for them… Is this communicated to them, to let them know how beautiful they are, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else says, whoever it is. 

Show them with pictures, how beautifully and wonderfully they are made – how they are a miracle and how much worth they are. Let your photos be visuals they replay in their minds, your voice a resounding assurance they don’t forget, let these be the courage they take with them as they enter into the scary world we are in…

“These images will not only be helpful to look back and remember but they can help to shape the future impressions your kids will have of themselves and their family.”

Your family portraits are not just to celebrate the present, to show your families and friends at gatherings. They are shaping you and your children’s future, have them taken, print them out, display them everywhere at home. And your home will be a constant reminder of the joy, love and delight your relationships with one another have been.

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 recently engaged Bambini Photography, particularly Fatilyn for our boy’s 1 y.o. photoshoot. Consistent with the majority of the reviews provided here, we had a pleasant, smooth experience from the time of booking to the actual shoot. Fatilyn’s enthusiasm and friendliness (especially with our kid) made us felt welcome. Most importantly, she did not rush us during the session and she was very focused in getting the best expressions as much as possible. Will certainly consider future shoots with Bambini Photography!
– Eric Heah

This was my 2nd session with Bambini. My photographer Yong En was really able to connect with my girls. She made them felt at ease almost immediately. She knew that we wanted to talk family portrait at our home as we were moving out soon. So, she made sure we captured our moments in most part of the house. The photos were brilliant! Thank you!
– Elaine Seak


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


4 Reasons Why Graduation Photoshoot is a Big Deal | Graduation Family Photography

Finally, Yes, it’s mortar board time… Congratulations!

Many of you might be thinking of doing a graduation photoshoot, or simply been tasked by your parents to find a studio for this…
For those of you who are looking for something more FUN while having some formal setting to please your parents… please read on…

It is easy to just dismiss the idea for graduation portrait photo shoot However, Here are 4 reasons why you should totally do it…

  1. Avoid Parents’ Nagging – Yes, we know, we have all been there and done that…
  2. Celebrate Your Achievement – Remember those late night oil that you’ve been burning during your uni days? It’s time to celebrate all your hard work!
  3. Look Great on An Updated Family Portrait at Home – If the family portrait at home isn’t exactly your favourite, it’s the perfect oppportunity now to update your family pictures!
  4. Please Your Parents – they probably spent lots of money on your studies, this is the least we can do for them as this is one of the moments parents are extremely proud of their children for achieving this milestone.

In life, we learn to train ourselves to celebrate every achievements so we keep achieving.
This is a small formality which we either do it for ourselves, our parents or both… you can make it happen today by just giving us a call at 8717 1558 or email us at info@bambiniphoto.sg

And we’ll leave you with this beautiful quote:

 “In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.” – Kristian Kan

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Dear Mummies: Just 1 Reason Why… | Family Photography Singapore

Dear mummies,

You only need one reason why, to take that photo…

Not just of them – your children, your husband, your loved ones; but with them.

You’re giving your children a legacy – of memories.

More than capturing their playtime, their many “firsts” I’m sure you didn’t miss –

the photos they will have with you, are photos to remind them of the lessons they’ve learnt from you;

the love and nurturing they’ve received from you;

the comfort your presence always brings.

Take that photo

It’s different from your selfies with your child, it’s being in the fun with them, it’s giving them this memory they won’t remember when they grow up

“This is us, when you were one” – and what they’ll have is your memory.

The one you shared of them when they were a child.

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See what your children see, look into their eyes as they look at you.

What they see in their mummies, is comfort, tenderness and beauty – and that’s all you have to see about yourself

See yourself as they see you: important, well-loved and very cherished.

A legacy takes building, and we love to make these memories with you. Just you and in the moment and us, take the shot.

Take a shot with us, find out more.

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Dear Daddies: Just 1 Reason Why… | Family Photography Singapore

Dear daddies,

Have that picture for her…

You know what’s best for your wife… because…

She can’t see how much tenderness and comfort she provides when she holds her child in her arms.

She can’t see the look of affection she has in her eyes when she gaze upon the sweet miracle she has birthed

She can’t see how hardworking and capable she has been when she juggles between all the tasks at home, the babies that need caring for, the work she has in the office

Just 1 reason why… because she can’t see what you see, or what your children see in her.

Have that picture for her… preferably with you in it too…

Some memories will become so far tucked in the back of our minds that we’ll need that one photo to help bring it back,

and remember the time and moment we had

– the one photo that would invite all the other fond memories that accompanies that same time.

When you take a photo, it’s not just a click of a button
It’s legacy for your future generations…

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If there’s one click you need, we’re a click away.

As mothers’ day is around the corner, we’re here to help you make those memories, to give your grandma, mum and your wife, the perspective they don’t see – to remind them how important they are in you and your children’s lives.

Well-loved and cherished.

Click here” for more information :)

 

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