Watching Rinihartini’s Family Grow – Family Photography Singapore

We consider ourselves lucky. Lucky to be able to witness the love and care in families, and watch them grow from the shoots they’ve had with us through the years.

One of the most common reason why people come to have a professional photoshoot is to celebrate and capture the moment. Celebrate the milestones of a person’s life such as birthday, children, mum, dad, grandparents, years of wedding anniversary, new addition to the family, wedding, having a newborn baby, baby’s milestones or graduations.

For some it starts with their first Maternity Shoot as a couple, then a 6-Months Baby Shoot, then a Family Shoot, and then a Generational Family Shoot. Sometimes, the list goes on because photos are never too much – every major milestone is different. 

Too often we hear parents say, “It feels like it was just yesterday when they were little.” Time passes us by, and before you know it, our babies are all grown.

The best part of having your photos taken every milestone? Is being able to watch your family change and grow over time again and again, and being able to remember the little moments and feelings that came along with it. We may have different reasons to why we are always taking photos, even if it’s of the same people. Being able to capture our journey, allows our history to be something our future kids can be a part of, from just looking at the photos – letting them see and know who we were once like, how we were like. Your memories become theirs.

We saw two beautiful people who are now parents of two. Dear Rinihartini, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey, to capture the precious milestones in your life and see your little family grow bigger. We could not express our awe of the love you have as a family. We hope that one day your children could feel it too from looking at the photos. 

It all began when Rinihartini and Nizam booked their first maternity shoot with us in 2016. Can you believe it? It’s been two years now. So much has changed. 

And they became three! The couple booked a 2-Months Baby photoshoot with us and would you just look their baby. As much as we love Newborn Photography, there’s something about 1-2 Months Photoshoot that makes it precious in its own way. We love their facial expressions and the special moments when parents are carrying and sniffing their babies. They will never be this tiny again. 

Sometimes, we manage to get similar looking poses of the babies from photoshoots that we’ve taken in different years – like the two images above & below! Two photos that say a thousands of words. 10 months difference… and their baby turned 1-year old for their Cake Smash Photoshoot.

When Rinihartini was expecting her second child, we felt very honoured to be part of her journey to document this moment again. Some might wonder, why do some mummies have a photoshoot for every pregnancy? Doesn’t it look the same? Here are some reasons why mummies take photos of all of their pregnancies:

1) Mummies get to reminisce each pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different. Pregnancy itself is so special. Your first-born – you were excited and thrilled. Not exactly sure what is to come, but ready to take in and learn everything for your baby together, first time as a family.

Second child – you are feeling more prepared and calm for your second pregnancy. But now, you are thrilled to share your excitement with your first-born, seeing him or her responding to having another little brother or sister.

2) Building a significant moment for the elder siblings to remember about having another sibling

Sometimes we can’t remember everything that happened during our childhood when we are older. Celebrating sometimes helps to build a significant moment that could help them remember in the future, of the time when the family was expecting another baby together. 

3) Getting everyone involved in the change and growth

While pregnancy can feel like it’s a solo job for the mummy at times, going out for a breather and spending time with the family can get the kids involved! Rubbing the tummy, kissing the tummy and more. Some elder siblings might get a little fearful of changes too. Spending the time with them to celebrate makes them feel that having a newborn baby coming into the family is fun. It becomes a family activity. 

And the family becomes four! The fun part – a photo of the whole family. Might be tricky :D, but definitely worth the time.

Photos are sentimental. These are the things families look back to and remember how far they’ve gone as a family. It may even be a source of motivation to them, the reason why we keep going. 

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.”

Being able to watch Rinihartini’s family and many families grow, and to provide a tangible memory for families is the greatest reward to us.

If you would like to know more information on the photoshoots we have, drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg  or give us a call at +65 8717 1558 to chat with our friendly team :) 


Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot in Studio – Frequently Asked Questions

Following the successful launch of our Maternity Milk Bath Photography in Studio, many clients have asked if they can do Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot as a continuation to their maternity photoshoot.

That’s right!

YES! We are so excited to embark on the continuation of the milk bath series with babies. All done in our studio with adult sized and baby sized tubs. All ingredients for the milk bath products are made in and imported from Japan.

You know how it goes for the first few months of having baby… restless, tired, constantly worried about the baby and now they are 3-months old and they are happy and smiley when you play with them. For those of you who have finally settled down after the initial blur of the first month or so of your newborn baby, this would be a perfect opportunity to catch up on preserving memories of their milestones.

For the lucky mummies on maternity leave, being intentional to make memories of them at this time is always a rewarding experience. Sink in the tub with them in our adult tub and/or photograph them alone in the baby tub to add to their memory bank.

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Alternative To Half-Birthday Photoshoot

Alternatively, baby milk bath photography is definitely a different way of celebrating a half-birthday without cakes! A ‘post bath-coma’ to ease them to nap afterwards never hurts too :p

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Studio Baby Milk Bath Photography
Studio Baby Milkbath Photoshoot

Just in case you have some questions in mind about this milk bath series, we have answers for you below.

Who Is Suitable?

Baby Milk Bath is an especially special milestone to photograph babies who LOOOOOVEEE their bath time. They are all smiles and giggles when you put them in the tub, and starts kicking and splashing once they are in water. They feel comfortable, calm and playful. They exude so much personality and accomplishments during their favourite activity of the day.

Why Do Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot?

There are a numerous of reasons why mummies ask for and do baby milkbath photoshoots. We have listed them below.

1. They have done Maternity Milk Bath Photoshoot and want a continuation of their milkbath photo shoot journey with their baby.

2. They missed their newborn photoshoot and want to do a catch up shoot before they head back to work within the first 2-3 months.

3. They have seen others do it overseas. Now they are looking to to be one of the first few to do a milk bath photoshoot for their baby here in Singapore.

4. Their babies simply lovvvveeee being in water and enjoys their bath time and they would like to preserve these fleeting moments before they outgrow the baby bath tub.

5. Wants the best of both worlds to do some ‘dry’ classic baby shots and milkbath tub shots in one studio session.

6. Needs a proper family photo while they are still a baby.

Do Mummies Need To Be In The Tub?

If baby is still unable to sit up independently (eg. 2-3 months), we would advise mummy to be in the tub with them as well. This is for baby to feel familiar and comfortable in mummy’s presence.

Is It Safe?

Safety is our number 1 priority in doing photoshoots. We would never get clients to attempt a difficult pose if we feel it is not safe. Bambini Photography works especially well with clients who trust us. If you are unsure and have reservations, then we may not be a good fit for each other for this type of photography. We would suggest that you stick with the classic baby shoots.

Any Props?

We also use flowers or leaves, but if you’d like a plain and simple one, by all means that will be great too. We also have our own rubber duckies that could act as props or can be toys that babies play while capturing the shoot.

What To Bring?

Bring your baby’s favourite small bath toys and normal toys, and you being around to play with and sing to them. Your presence is something comfortable and familiar that will keep them relaxed during the shoot. Oh and do bring towels and clothes for them to change into after the shoot too!

What Should the Baby Wear?

Bring a couple of clothing for them during the ‘dry’ studio session. We do prefer them to be half naked for both dry and water shots. Putting swim diapers on for water shots so we can capture their cute tummy rolls and squishy arms! You could have them wear something simple as well, like an overall. And accessories are great too – a baby bow tie, grandpa hat or headbands (only if baby is usually ok to have head gears on their head).

Is Baby Clothing Provided?

We do have some baby clothing available in studio. However, do bring some along to personalise the shoot for your baby.

What Should Mummy Wear?

For the family shot, do bring wear similar toned coloured clothing with baby and other half. For the milk bath part, mummy can wear similarly to maternity photoshoots. Bring along your nude, white and black undergarments and put on your best smiles. We have robes and fabrics in studio for you to use if needed.

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Now What?

Our professionally design studio create an optimum environment for milkbath both for mummy and baby. The water is heated, the air temperature is controlled so it is at comfortable temperature. Of course you will have the large studio (size of executive suites of hotel room of ~800sqft) all for yourself during the shoot while our photographer will guide you through the whole process so you know exactly what to do during the shoot.

Once you have decided that this is it, all you have to do is to bring yourselves and enjoy your precious time as a family. Thats our aim and vision to preserve memories of families. We love families and the joy the babies bring to their family, and we hope we can capture that for you. We also have the tubs prepared in our studio, so just book and have fun!

Chat with our friendly team to find out more about this series at +65 8717 1558 or drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg :)


Top 3 Reasons Why Printing Photos Are So Important

Remember the feeling you got the first time you took a photo? When you wanted to capture and seize that moment so that it could last for a lifetime? It’s that warm fuzzy feeling when we get to have a memento of the people we love.

Back in the days when we couldn’t view the images immediately, we had to wait patiently until we use up all the 24 or 36 frames in the roll of film before we can send it in to the lab for processing and printing before we can even see the finished photos.

We would compile all of the prints in those albums that came together for free with the prints. The more artistic ones will take the trouble to put them in nicer looking albums instead of the ones that the lab give to us free :D The even more artistic ones will take more time to turn the prints into a photo album or scrapbook by adding some text or story in the album – where it was taken, when it was taken and what was the occasion…

The best part about that is it becomes a tangible memory for us. It is one of the main reasons why we became photographers ourselves. Being able to witness a family make time to come together for a photoshoot, gets us emotional inside and we just want it to be able to last forever for them.

Even though photos are more easily taken these days with smartphones, we don’t seem print photos as much as we used to. We do post them on social media to update friends and families what we’ve been up to lately, by sharing what we have eaten to sharing beautiful moments with the family. Aside from that, it is also partly to “archives” the photos in social media platforms as a back up just in case the computer crash or we lose our phone. The only back up left is the preview resolution of those stored in social media. Social media is known to be notorious in compressing the image so they save some space by allowing you to use the platform for free. When you need it, and when it is time to print, the compressed resolution images looks good from far… but it is far from good once you see it up close!

It’s always easy to convince ourselves that we will print the photos soon, someday soon… but there is never really a good time. We are pretty occupied with our daily tasks, caring for our own kids, running the household, juggling work, and caring for parents. Sorting photos and printing photos from the gazillion number of images stored in our phones is time-consuming and we tend to procrastinate on this task. We just had several clients who only keep “digital copies” on their computers and ask if we still keep them after many years as they have lost their images due to computer crashes.

Memories are like money, there is no purpose of it until you need it. Like when someone has passed on, or when our kids need a shot of our family for school the following week, or you need those pictures for a birthday announcement coming up. It is easy to not do anything now… only to find yourself in dire situations when you need it.

So here are our top 3 reasons why we feel printing photos are important:

1. It becomes a tangible memory

A printed photo becomes something our future kids can touch and look closely into. It’s displayed, its on the wall, its on the desk, its inside the album. You don’t need to search through the various files, folders and deep archives to find the images that you took years ago in the computer. Its there! Printed and hung on the wall or compiled in an album.

Just like when our parents showed us their old photos, it creates conversations about how our families were like when they were younger – how they used to climb on coconut trees or went for a swim in a longkang. Who would have thought our fierce aunties were that playful!

Mini details like these, helps to paint a picture of how our loved ones were once like and bring us closer to them. It’s very heartwarming to see our kids taking out the family albums or even those kindergarten graduation photos and making jokes about how small their siblings were or commenting that they still remember our relative who has passed away.

Plus, printed photos are more accessible for our non-tech savvy parents and our very young kids who we want to limit their screen time to the ‘wonders’ of phones and computers. They wouldn’t need to reach out to the phone or computer to find the files, its just there everyday.

Worst case scenario when you need them in a digital copy, have them converted.

Enjoy your photos every day you when you walk past where the images are being displayed.

2. It ties people to places, experiences and emotions

When we look at the image taken the first time, we might notice things like how we used to look. But as time passes, what we get to see are the moments, the emotions, and the experiences that we had with people that was with us.

The first few seconds from just looking at a photo immediately brings us back to our old homes, our old playgrounds, our old treasured memory. Sometimes when we pause for a little while and just take a look around us, we get to see how far our families have come and remember how we first started out. It ties us back to our roots and our purposes in life. Small things that we see on a photo, like that blanket we used to hug to sleep, reminds us of even the atmosphere, feelings, and scents of that particular time in our lives.

Our world is so fast-moving and there isn’t time to look for the images in our phones or our laptops; have it there ready every time and its great to just stop and re-live those moments…

3. It strengthens us

Lately with the fast-paced life, we get too pre-occupied with our work and we lose sight of our purposes in life and why we do what we do. Sometimes when days are low, we forget about how fortunate we still are to be where we are now. Some people place photo frames on their work-desks, some along the walls of their house, just to remind them of who we are and the people who have made the person we are today… and that even when we have bad days, we will always have our family behind us and in our hearts to push us through in life.

Our vision in Bambini as photographers is always to help families preserve their memories.

Memories is an essential part of us.
Memories brings people closer together.
Memories grows the love stronger.

We will always strive for that no matter how fast the digital world is changing. That is the reason why we at Bambini Photography always include printed photo in all of our packages even if it is just 1!

If you need ideas on how to turn your soft copies to tangible photos, do let us know and we can work with you to come up with something.

Or are you thinking of buying a personal and lasting gift for your loved ones to remind him/her of the milestone in their life? We have gift vouchers available that can be personalised to include your personal message and the recipient’s name.

If you want to know more or would like to create new memories, drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg, dial our number at +65 8717 1558 or Message Us to chat with our friendly crew to chat further about creating a memorable photo session for you :)


Afternoon at the Park | Outdoor Family Photography

We love how the glow of the sun enveloped this family with warmth. Definitely a perfect afternoon for a walk in the park to just relax with the whole family, grandparents included!

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(www.bambiniphoto.sg)A visit from grandma and grandpa as baby turns 1, it’s time to celebrate with lots and lots of pictures of this adorable child!

(www.bambiniphoto.sg)With so many expressions (and accessory changes!), the birthday girl was a child photographer’s dream, going between contemplative, sweet and cheeky in seconds!

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