A Celebration of Time and Moment | Family Photography

There is a saying that goes, “Children Spell L O V E as T I M E. 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.”

We, at Bambini Photography are fervent believers of time because the nature of our work is such that we are surrounded by it. We are the moments capturers, photo studio who specialise in children and family photography.

Too often we hear parents say, “Can’t believe how fast they’ve grown, it felt just like yesterday when they are this small.”

Time and again we see familiar faces, families who have come to us year after year to have their photos taken with their children. We have in part become their family as we follow their stories, the newborns we once photographed have in turned became toddlers and subsequently young girls and boys.

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The setting for the pictures have morphed with each passing year, from the ones taken in the studio when they are newborn to those taken outdoors when they’re all grown-up!

There is no bigger responsibility than taking their best impressions as a family, as an individual and capturing their personas on camera. It’s not only about photography but the relationship with the individual and the families that have made us their official family photographers and their trusts on us are the greatest reward.

There isn’t going to be a better time to celebrate your time and moment. If you are curious and want to find out more about the photography services we rendered, simply shoot us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or Send Us a Message and we promise to get back to you in the nick of time ;)

Thank you Andrea and family! For choosing Bambini Photography year after year and allowing us to be a part of your journey as a family


Counting Our Blessings – Celebrating 250th Five Star Facebook Reviews

Since our humble beginning from 2009, we have seen our client’s families grown from one to two to three kids over the years. It started of with us doing outdoor family shoots. Then, the time came when we needed a studio and hence shared studio with our parent studio (Tomato Photo) for a good 2-3 years before we grown into our own permanent studios at the current location in Ubi.

 

We are extremely happy with our positive influence over many families in preserving their memories and telling their stories through newborn, maternity or family photography sessions.

 

We thank all the families who have come through our studio for their shoots; trusting us time and again to capture the memories of their growing family.

 

During this journey, we have been through steep learning curves with multiple ups and downs.. but the team’s perseverence, dedication and possessing the ‘can do’ attitude pushes us on every single day.

 

Whilst we try our very best to serve and give a positive experience for each and everyone of our clients to the best of our ability, there are room for improvements to achieve 100% satisfaction rates that we are aiming for.

 

While we understand we can never be perfect, however, we are always eager to learn from the feedback, make changes and improve in giving our clients the best experience we could offer.

 

Slowly but surely, we are counting our blessings to achieving our 250th Five Star review on Facebook yesterday.

 

Many many thanks to our clients who put their trust in us, and also our team’s tireless dedication to our vision of preserving memories for families.

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Thank you all muchly! We look forward to celebrating more milestones in the near future!!

 


The Bambini Team | Studio Photography

 

 

 

About The Bambini Team.

One of the perks of our job is that we get to learn a lot about the people and families we’re photographing. Yet, we’ve been keeping things quite under-wrap for  ourselves. It was not intentional we promise. It’s just that we never really thought about it until today.
Over the course of the years that we’ve been mapping memories for our clients, learning about each of them, we feel it’s time we make ourselves known. The colourful individuals behind Bambini. The good, the bad and the super weird.

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Fatilyn, Licentiate Master Photographer (MPA)

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like sashimi, spicy food, milk tea. The colour blue and grey. I love to sleep and watch movies.
I hate cooking and bitter food.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows
I’m a pretty serious person and people around me can attest to that haha the closest thing to quirky is……none. I can’t think of any right now.

What is your pet peeve/weird habit?
Not really sure but I will let you know once I find out. Hahaha!

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer?
Happiest moment is when clients leave very happy and satisfied with the shoot and I know it’s a job well done.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Moody, crazy, grumpy.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a physiotherapist but then I got hooked on computers, hahaha!

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
Best moment was when I was hired on the spot years ago.

What got you started on photography?
I saw a friend posting really nice photos online and I was really curious, so I asked her how she took those photos. Even before social media, I like looking at family photo albums

What was your first camera?
Canon 550D sponsored by the hubby.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I’ve always been curious on how beautiful photos were taken and I find myself staring at photos on magazine spread and social media thinking how did they do that. So I guess, it’s my curiosity that drives me to keep taking photos. Also living in the most expensive country must have income lah! Hahaha!

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
The moment I was able to take proper newborn photos because it never crossed my mind in the beginning of my photography journey as I’ve always been focused on doing weddings and models. So it’s really a win for me. Newborns are the trickiest to photograph because they can’t direct them and tell what they want and, so you have to work with your intuition and to know when to stop and start shooting again.

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Shawna, Clients Fulfillment

What are your likes and dislikes?

I love music and it is an eclectic choice, I don’t stick to one but different genres of music in various languages. I am also a big fan of Jay Chou and love most of his works! I play cover songs on my guitar and keyboard.
Designing and photography are my hobbies and they keep my creative juices flowing. I, play musical instruments, photography and  designing because those keep my creative juices flowing. I also like tattoos, rainy weather and colourful things, although ironically my wardrobe is full of black outfit. And I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE ANIMALS and enjoy taking photographs of animals.

I hate getting my sleep interrupted having my personal space invaded and not having a peace of mind while doing work.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
My blanket is my ‘comfort zone’ and I always find myself having the need to hide under it to sleep even when the weather is too hot for it.
I really like the smell of a construction site and the musty smell of a storeroom.. HAHAHA
I have a phobia of butterflies and moths! (WTH, IKR?!)

What is your pet peeve/weird habit.
People who crumple tissues or leaved used tissues lying around are my greatest pet peeve.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Definitely not a teacher, lawyer or doctor… but an archaeologist! I am naturally inquisitive since young and would always sit in front of the TV to watch documentaries, like Egyptian mummies or excavations of skeletal remains. I had a lot of random questions popping up in my head and I picture myself being the one discovering them.

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
I guess one of my most memorable moment in Bambini is helping out Fatilyn with her family shoot. The family member requested a shot of the ‘ah gong and ah ma’ to hold hands. That was a touching moment and made me realise that life is so much more than just work. It made me realise that we have only limited time to be our loved ones so we have to treasure every moment.

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Lydia, Customer Care

What are your likes and dislikes?

I have too many likes to share! I like soft toys, especially Tigger [from Winnie the Pooh], Garfield and Teddy Bears in general. Besides those, I like baking brownies and Tapak kuda, also known as Lucky Hoof roll cake, you can google it later if you don’t know haha.
I really dislike not being able to recall my dream after waking up in the morning. When at times I simply can’t recall even after much trying, it just doesn’t seems to appear in my brain bank…I hate when it happens.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I don’t think I have any to share at the moment but let me have a think and get back to you once I have it.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Amiable, perseverance, witty.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Back then I didn’t know what I wanted to be but when I was a teenager, I remembered wanting to be a well-known chef :D

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
Oh well there’s nothing to say on worst moment cos everyday with Bambini is always the best even when I am feeling down.

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Polo, Customer Care, Ops & Marketing

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like to boss my family around apart from researching and organising trips for the family. Somehow other family members got the wind of this and I get arrowed to organise theirs too.

I dislike people who put their mismanagement into everyone else’s misery.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
Ironically my love to plan and organise doesn’t make me an organised person.

What is your best moment in Bambini?
Seeing happy colleagues, happy clients and happy children in the ever-growing Bambini family.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Loud, dramatic and detailed.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Can’t remember what I wanted to do. There were so many. I guess as long as whatever I do doesn’t hurt anyone along the way, I would be fine!

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
My favourite moment would be when I smell what Yong brought for lunch each day. Always curious to see what home-cooked food she has each day.

Also, Bambini fridge that is always well-stocked with different selections of chilli.

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Melissa, Senior Photographer

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like dance, music, travelling, trekking, watching movies, adrenaline rush activities, Japanese food, playing with my dog, spending time with my family, trying new things.

I dislike cockroaches and horror movies.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I get very sentimental about things I own and tend to personify them. This makes throwing away and getting rid of old things very hard for me as I’ll feel so ‘bad’ about throwing away things that have been with me for a long long time. It feels like I’m betraying an old friend. Haha it sounds so weird saying it like that, but it’s really how it feels to me.

When I receive presents wrapped in wrapping paper, especially if it’s very nicely and elaborately wrapped, I’ll try very hard not to tear the paper when I open it. And if the present is something I won’t be using immediately, I like to wrap it back in the paper like how it was originally wrapped before I opened it and keep it that way.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer
Happiest moment is seeing clients really enjoying the session and genuinely having fun with their family and children.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Easygoing, adventurous and humble

What did you want to be when you were a child?
I had so many interests when I was young, so there were quite a few things I wanted to be! But I think top of the list back then would probably have been a dancer/ballerina or a pianist, as those were (and still are) my first loves (: 

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would you?
My favourite moment would be the smiles and laughter of the kids and babies during the shoot, seeing how sweet and loving the parents or couples are during the shoot in the way they look at each other and interact with each other during the shoot. Just seeing the genuine emotions and affections of the family during the shoot is very heartwarming and one of my favourite moments here.

What got you started on photography?
My dad was an avid photographer since his youth, so he was always very eager to share this interest with me and show me his photos and cameras. He took a lot of pictures of his university days and my growing up years with his film camera, and was always very enthusiastic about documenting every moment of our lives as a family. I love flipping through all the albums that he lovingly filled with all the photos of our precious memories, so in a way he was my inspiration to follow the same footpath. 

What was your first camera?
My very first camera was actually a Minolta film camera my mom passed down to me so I could take some pictures for a primary school excursion to the zoo. Being sentimental, I probably still have it somewhere in my room!
But my very first DSLR is a Nikon D80 that my dad passed down to me when he wanted to teach me how to use a DSLR camera.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I only fully realised how precious and important the photos that my dad had taken were when he passed away suddenly, as it was one of the few things we had to look back to remember him. My sister and I used to grumble a lot whenever he wanted to take photos of us everywhere we went, even during a mundane lunch at home. But I’m now very grateful that he was so adamant about taking those photos. So I think my purpose and drive in this line of work mostly stems from this realisation, as I know how important it is to preserve these memories with your loved ones, and I want to help others do the same.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
One of my proudest moment as a photographer was winning 2nd place in a local photojournalism competition in the professional category. There was an award ceremony, and the photo series that I submitted was displayed in an exhibition together with the other finalists. It was a very rewarding experience to see my work in print and being exhibited (:


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Yong En, Licentiate Master Photographer (MPA)

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like so many thingssss… I love quality people time, laughing for no apparent reason, SOUP and ‘TEH PENG’ (and it must be good, otherwise I wouldn’t finish it), Indian tea too. I love stories and sharing them at the same time journaling it down and most of all having fun while I’m doing it.

As for things I don’t like.. flying cockroaches! And rollercoaster rides of any kind!

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I can whistle the chromatic scale :D. There was a time when I was bored and decided to learn how to beatbox on youtube. So when I am driving the Bambini van alone, I would put my beatboxing into practice. haha…

What is your pet peeve/weird habit.
I was told by my friends that I am an aesthetic eater. I have the habit to arrange my food to look appealing and orderly before I eat them.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer
I don’t think there was any worse or bad moment taking photos, even on days that I didn’t feel so splendid, I always feel cheered up after a photoshoot! The people I photographed never fail to make my day :DD

The funniest one of getting “poop on” went more like: I was carrying the newborn baby, and my palm was cupping the baby’s bum, and the next thing I know liquid poop came out and I caught all of it in my hand! hahahaha

And yes, I found it more hilarious than gross… I actually get excited telling my friends the story just to see their horrified faces… lol

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Sentimental, loud, energetic.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

The funny one was I wanted to be the lift repairman so that I can fix the lights of my old lift!  When I was young and still living in my old house, the lights in the lift were consistently problematic (that was back in the days when lifts didn’t come with a viewing glass door). I stayed at the highest level and each time, I had to ride the lift in pitch darkness, it was absolutely terrifying for a child :S

Other than that, I believe I definitely wanted to do something creative! I guess I am now :D

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?

I have so many moments that I can’t choose!

When a couple of kids nicknamed me “haha jie jie” and it made me burst out laughing even more, and laughed along with them! hahaha
When the kids on their own accord gave me a hug, or wanted to give me a kiss before they left the studio.

There was a girl who borrowed her mom’s phone so she could take a selfie with me. And another one who wanted to cook noodles for me using the toy kitchen set in the studio, “awwwww”.

One kid shouted “bye bye jie jie yong en” very loudly when we parted ways after the shoot, and a girl who shouted, “love you”, before she ran off to catch up with her parents outside. Another little boy who kept glancing back while walking off after a photoshoot session.

All those endearing moments that make my heart melt <3

What got you started on photography?
I chose to not continue with my band extracurricular in Junior College, even though I really wanted to.
Photography club was the next most interesting thing and their motto, “Your moments, our calling”, sounds appealing. So I tried it and the journey began there :)

What was your first camera?
It was a Canon 500D that comes with just one 50 mm lens. My mum paid half and I paid the other half with my savings.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I collect moments and I love and cherishes memories.
I want to remember, and I want to help others remember the times enjoyed and spent together. Memories that are not just mine alone, or theirs alone, but as groups of friends, or as a family, the memories are shared. And I guess that’s what connects us together as families and friends, and isn’t that really what we really want – the connection (not the wifi kind! hahaha), the real one-on-one, the real heart-to-heart.

I feel that photography is that one tool to bring people together, to connect :)

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
When I received a handwritten card from a client! In our day and age when people rarely send or receive handwritten snail mail in the letterbox, so it was a pleasant surprise :D
It’s a birth announcement card with the newborn images I took, and she wrote, “Thank you for the memories” on it. It really touched my heart.

Another moment would be when we, Fatilyn and I went for our Master Photographer Association (MPA)  judging session. The process leading up to the day was daunting, there were frustrations, inner struggle within myself to figure out and worked through the whole thing, thankfully we have our patient mentor to guide us.

So on the actual day, the reception went well, we got our grade and went home with our MPA certificate, that was a really a win for me!

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For the rest of our story, our journey, and our extensive team! You can read more about it here.

If you want to know more or plain convinced that this is the team you are looking for – taking care of you from the time you enquire, to your actual photoshoot and fulfilling your orders after – drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg! Or “CLICK HERE” to drop us a direct message via fb :) We can chat further about creating that memorable photo session for you <3

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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.


Happy Mothers’ Day! | Studio, Home & Outdoor Photography

“When God Created Mothers”

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

(www.bambiniphoto.sg)(www.bambiniphoto.sg)And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts…all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.”

The angel shook her head slowly and said. “Six pairs of hands…. no way.”(www.bambiniphoto.sg)(www.bambiniphoto.sg)

It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” God remarked, “it’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”

That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel. God nodded.

One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”

(www.bambiniphoto.sg)(www.bambiniphoto.sg)(www.bambiniphoto.sg)God,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently, “Get some rest tomorrow….”

I can’t,” said God, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick…can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger…and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”

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The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.

But tough!” said God excitedly. “You can imagine what this mother can do or endure.”

Can it think?”

Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.
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Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.

There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model.”

It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”(www.bambiniphoto.sg)family-photography-studio

What’s it for?”

It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.”

You are a genius, ” said the angel.

Somberly, God said, “I didn’t put it there.”
Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers