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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Joy, Photographer 

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like freedom, traveling, listening to people’s life stories, and learn from different cultures.

I dislike living in the expectations of others.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows
I used to be a backpacker for many years. When I see people with backpacks that is not packed or not adjusted properly, I will start to feel worried for their shoulders and I really wish I can help them to adjust it. XD

What is your pet peeve/weird habit?
I must make sure my home is tidy and organised before I leave home or go to bed, and I cannot reject myself to any avocado or matcha flavour food or drinks.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer?
Happiest moment is when clients feel really relax and able to be themselves when taking photos with me. I love to capture the natural interaction between families & couples.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Audacious, funny and out-going.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
NBA Player ⭐ LOL

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
My favourite moment is when we see super cute and innocent images of babies and then laughing together… and of course, when Lydia made us the yummy foods & cake 😋

What got you started on photography?
I used to be a graphic designer and photography was part of my job. I always had to work with a photographer, so from there I found my passion is actually in photography but not design.

What was your first camera?
Canon S95. It was the first gift I bought for myself after I started working and spending my own money. I bring it to everywhere and take photos every single moment.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I love solo travel and my 6D is my best friend along the journey. It helps me record all the memories that I may not be able to remember one day and of all the smiling faces I met around the world.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
When I was traveling in India, I realised that photo is something very precious for some people in the world. Not everyone has the chance to take a photo and they are really happy when they get the chance to do so. The ability to capture and help them to keep their memories and love in the photo is my proudest moment as a photographer!

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.

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.

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 (:

Illiyin, Photographer

What are your likes and dislikes?
I love listening to people’s stories! and just observing them engaging with their loved ones. I love music, singing and most importantly, SEAFOOD – I wish I can eat cockles and salmon sashimi everyday… or watch people eat seafood on Instagram.

I dislike cold weather.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I’m not sure if this is quirky but I used to love bread so much that my close friends gave me 17 buns of bread for my 17th birthday.

What is your pet peeve/weird habit.
I think my weird habit is that I like to change my hair randomly and try out some whacky hair salons, which I’d always regret but find it funny afterwards.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer
The worst moment as a photographer is when I couldn’t provide my clients to enjoy their session and my happiest moment is when everyone is everyone is smiling and happy to be together for a photoshoot!

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Weird, nice and random.

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

I wanted to be a vocal coach

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

Seeing parents feeling so happy and proud of their kids, when their kids are up to take a photo together. That moment when they are so full of love, and just in awe of their family. Gets me teary sometimes, and I feel so lucky to witness such love.

What got you started on photography?
When my siblings first bought film and fisheye cameras. Because my dad was a taxi driver, he’d drive us around to places we’d never go (like factory areas, old areas…) and we’d randomly find a spot and explore photography there. But I remember really getting involved with photography when I realised how much it meant to capture that split second of someone and being able to feel what that person feels.

What was your first camera?
Disposable cameras

What drives you, as a photographer?
Wanting to capture the love and beauty that someone/a family has, so that they could always look back to it and remember, and feel that same emotions that they felt on the day the photo was taken.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
Seeing the look of this Ah-ma’s face, when she was looking at her family and just laughing to herself. I felt so lucky to be able to help capture and provide a keepsake of her loving family.

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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 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!!

 


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