3 Steps to Making Your Kid’s Birthday A Memorable Time! | Children Photography & Cake Smash Photography

Our little one will have their birthday soon! And we’re just cracking our heads on how we can make the celebration a memorable one…

As parents, we start worrying about many aspects, that includes: who to invite, how many people to invite, where to host, the food, the decor, whether our child will be overwhelmed with sheer number of new faces in the party, the safety, the mess, the allergies and the list goes on…

For some of you, you might think, well, why not have something simple yet memorable and put all the attention on the baby and don’t worry about everyone else… and have something to look back to when they grow up….

We have created a simple yet effective – 3 looks in 1 birthday celebration shoot!

This is how we do it at Bambini:

1. Start With Modern Minimalist Images

Before things gets messy, we start with something simple and where it will stand the test of time… Big smiley faces with all the attention on you. A modern minimalist concept with bright and happy simple backdrops :)

2. Get Funky With Special Party Backdrops!

Our children add colours to our lives and we want to show just that – it’s all bright and cheery, no day is a dull day with my little one. We have curated some beautiful backdrops that includes our handmade walls to add more colours in the images. After all, the more the merrier…

3. To Smash Or Not To Smash – It’s Up To You!

And for the finale! Some of you might decide to let loose and let your child have a taste of cake and of course, those that might be allergic to any of those cake ingredient, you can enjoy more with the balloon, and more balloons…

If you are prepared to get down and enjoy life and let them get messy, Cake Smash is another way that you can have your finale.

Let them explore, let them have their first taste of cake, the sensorial exploration and just enjoy life to its fullest!

Our Cake Smash Photoshoot comes with the cake! We’ll order it for you and you can choose the colours too.

Still unsure, see the 5 Tips for a great cake smash photoshoot.

For details, we can discuss over whatsapp and email, let us hear what you have in mind and we’ll work together to make it happen!

Whatsapp/call us at  8717 1558,  email us at info@bambiniphoto.sg or Message Us to find out more!

It’s like a Dream come True as I’ve always wanted to have a complete family photoshoot with our baby and our little bunny. Decided to choose Bambini for our baby’s First B’dae photoshoot and photos are too pretty. Our photographer Melissa was wonderful and professional and she took so many pics of us and our real time interaction. She also managed to make our baby smile and ensure the safety of our bunny. Photos are too lovely and we just needed to purchase all of them. Thanks Melissa & Bambini!

Elisa

We booked a baby cake smash photography session with Bambini for my child’s one year old birthday celebration. The experience was fantastic. We had lots of fun at the studio and loved the beautiful photos taken by Melissa. Communication was a breeze with the team responding very quickly to emails. Thank you Melissa and Shawna for the wonderful experience. I highly recommend Bambini to anyone looking for professional photography.

Lauren
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5 tips for a great cake-smash photography for your one-year old!

5 Tips For A Great Cake Smash Photoshoot

1. TRY SOME CAKE BEFOREHAND

If your baby is still just starting on solids and haven’t quite added “cakes” to their diet, eating cake for the photoshoot would be a completely new and unfamiliar thing to them!

Try some at home first! Find some colourful spongey goodness and eat it with them :) Smash them even, encourage some play so when they come for their photoshoot, they wouldn’t feel strange towards cakes.

2. BRING THEIR FAVOURITE TOYS/SNACKS

We all need some warm-up time, even adults! (I mean, at my age, I still need some time to warm up to a new environment) so understandably, kids would too.

Bring their favourite toys (that you wouldn’t mind getting a little cake on), their favourite snacks – raisins, biscuits, crackers – we can start nibbling on those to “warm-up” and then proceed on to the lovely cake we would have for the photoshoot once they feel more comfortable :)

3. TOWELS, WIPES & EXTRA CLOTHES! (for yourself too!)

It’s a cake smash… so by that, expect some mess, haha ^^ And in the midst of smashing, your baby might ask to be carried, or at the end of it, while cleaning them up, some cake might get on you too, so bring towels, wet wipes and some extra clothing.

4. BE PATIENT, BE PRESENT – STAY IN THE MOMENT

Depending on your child, some kids need more warm-up time than others, which is fine! Giving them time to warm-up actually helps us capture the best images of them later! We’re not here to rush through, but staying in the moment. Be present and patient and just enjoy watching your child observe and mingle in their environment, trying on new texture – the cake, and of course having fun!

5. GET HANDS ON – SMASH TIME, FUN TIME WITH YOUR CHILD

Children takes after their parents, they learn first by following what you do. You eat cake first, they eat cake too. We encourage parents to join in to have some shots taken together, even with baby’s older sibling. Getting them to feed their younger brother or sister can create such a sweet moment. No fanfare, just quality family time.

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Studio Shoots will include the handmade party walls that adds to the celebration mode. Tap here to see how we do it.

Cake and party decor set-up are part of the package, no hassle to coordinate the details, we’ll coordinate them for you. You just need to show up :)

Simply shoot us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or call or whatsapp us at +65 8717 1558 or Message Us to chat to our Bambini team for more details!

Took my girl’s 1 year old photo on the day of her birthday at Bambini. We enjoy the photo session so much, even my little daughter! The whole process is full of laughter and incredibly smooth. We received our photos for selection at the same day too. Thanks Bambini team for the lovely photos! We had a very memorable birthday for my girl because of you! – Ting Yao

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Empty Nest Syndrome?

During a recent gathering of a few friends that we have known since primary school, we naturally talked about life and our parents. A friend of mine then brought up the topic of Empty Nest Syndrome…. Something that I didn’t even know it exist.

We grow quickly under our parents’ care and when it’s time for us to explore the world with or without them, our parents start to feel that they are losing us.

Let’s face it! Parenting is NEVER EASY!

There is no textbook that we can refer to… No Step by Step Manual. We sort of do a bit of trial and error and learn along the way – and hopefully we do the right thing and our kids turn out well. We worry non-stop from the second they are born. We’ve seen and heard a 86-year-old granny worry about her 63-year-old daughter!

Just when you thought the tough part (raising your kids) is over, it can even get tougher now sometimes right? Every stage of parenting is a challenge, never the same. We can only look forward and hope the next phase is easier than before. 

We are so used to our kids needing us when they were younger, and now our babies are all grown and independent.

We try to be their ‘friend’ especially when they hit the tween/teen/young adult stage. Well, at least that’s what most experts would advise parents when the kids are more or less grown up.

But now that your kids are older and they don’t depend on you wholly like they once used to, it’s hard to gather the whole family together because everyone has their own plans. Even when the family gathers, the vision of everyone on their phone versus “real-life” chatting keeps crawling into my mind. How then can we reminisce the bond, the moment, the time we have together without the screen? Especially when these days the information on the internet keeps everyone more busy than before with their eyes glued to the screen. 

Sometimes when you’ve already prepared dinner, your kids called in last minute (if they call) saying that they couldn’t make it because they forgot they’ve got a friend’s birthday dinner. Then you start to wonder – didn’t they plan ahead to have quality time with us as well? Why does it seem like their friends are everything and we’re just in the background?

As parts and parcels of kids growing up, we definitely have been there before. It’s confusing and tough being teens these days, especially at this age where they’re figuring out who they are supposed to be. They might have just started their first adult job, got a boyfriend/girlfriend, or even just still in tertiary school.

The sudden change is kinda tough for us to just simply think past it, but you’re never alone!

Where Did All That Time Go?

It seems like yesterday that they were just a baby…… At times, we feel like we’ve ran out of time with our children. Time flew by so quickly – did we even have enough time when we were all younger?

You’re not overreacting for feeling this way, because all your life, you’ve been their guardian. But we can’t help wondering why the kids feel the same way. Don’t they miss us just as how we miss them?

Sometimes love given, is not love received… One of the ways we know of that help us remember our kids is memories in tangible form eg. photos in an album, photo on the wall, photo on the desk.

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. 

Take Out Their Childhood & Family Photos

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

From our personal experience, after we have gone past the rebellious teenager phase, we feel we want to re-ignite the family spirit as well after looking at the family memory photos and to keep the unit tight after understanding what our parents have done for us throughout the time we were growing up.

Your family portraits not only influence what your children remember from their childhood, but also how they feel about family relationships. Regardless of how busy you are, how little you get to see your kids when you were making ends meet. You made it a point to get the family portrait done.

When they think about you, what first come to their mind? You decide.

And if you’d like to find a family activity to do together, why not be intentional and plan a family photoshoot with us to capture keepsake memories?

WHY FAMILIES DO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOTS

Display Your Memories

All our life we’ve always wanted to know on our own and let our kids know that they have a happy family that has their back always. And as parents, we wish that our children can live harmoniously in future when they grow up, from their happy childhood together.

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.

No matter how big or small, how diverse, how unconventional, how normal. Display your family portraits at home, in your office, your bathroom, your wallet. Because trust us, it is this little thing that you’d look back time and again that will put a smile on your face when you caught sight of your family on the framed photo or even the one tuck in your purse.

If you would like to plan a session to capture your memories with your family, just drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and we’ll guide you through from there!

“The only things you regret are the things you don’t do.” Michael Curtiz
.........The photoshooting experience was wonderful. I was almost in tears when I saw my parents getting close again when posing for the shoots. The laughter and joy filled up the studio. Tks for our photographer Illiyin to make this happened and she handled kids so well. Our boys missed her the moment we left the studio..........
Sabrina Yen
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Difference Between 100 Days & Sitters Baby Milkbath?

What’s So Special About Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot?

Before anything you might already be asking yourself if baby milk bath photography should be in your considerations in the first place.

“The normal classic baby photoshoot or the baby milk bath shoot?”

What is it that makes it so special that I should do a baby milkbath shoot? Is it worth it?”

And then, you might find yourself contemplating between doing a 100 Days Baby Milkbath or the Sitters Baby Milkbath. So hard to make choices sometimes!

We wrote another blogpost about why we feel Baby Milkbath is such a huge score. It isn’t just a bath time. Even a simple activity like this is a bonding session for your baby. And while providing sensory learning for your baby, it’s a simple activity that you always do at home…… Only for a certain period of time until they can manage on their own when they’re older.

So if you’ve entered the parenthood life and whether you have missed the newborn shoot period or not ready to do a newborn shoot, but still want to intentionally capture memories – Baby Milkbath photoshoot is one we’d happily recommend. Which one should you choose? We’re going to show what you can expect from the 100 Days and Sitters Baby Milkbath photoshoot to help you decide. 

There is no option that is better than the other. Every milestone is beautiful and unique to all parents.

So What’s The Difference?

100 Days Baby Milkbath photoshoot are for babies who are not able to sit just yet, while Sitters Baby Milkbath are for babies who can already sit independently on their own (and have not started walking).

100 Days Baby Milkbath

For 100 Days Baby Milkbath, we like to have mummies to join in the shots. You will be holding onto them on your laps while the both of you are in the adult tub. Enjoy your time in the tub playing and interacting with your baby while we take some shots at it. This is such a beautiful continuation, if you had previously done Maternity Milkbath photoshoot as well.

Isn’t it weird that sometimes we find our babies so different suddenly?

Almost like a different baby altogether?

They look so different, no longer looking like mummy but looking more like papa now. They’ve started to respond more and respond differently.

New personalities has started to show too!

Your now-chubbier baby has hit another significant milestone, 100 days on this earth.

And so so many accomplishments…

We love to capture that and so, we also do some shots of your little bub lying down on their own in a baby tub, and time-freezing their expressions and reflexes.

Reflexes? Yup, those are special too! 

Sitters Baby Milkbath

On the other hand, for Sitters Milkbath photoshoot, we get to celebrate and capture their new milestone – sitting independently on their own in the baby tub (which is provided in our studio too).

As every babies are different, some may start to sit independently at 6 months, some at 8 months or some at 10 months. As long as they are able to sit one their own for a long time, that’s a good time for this shoot.

And how cute that they are still tiny but so full of different expressions! Capture your baby’s wonders and playfulness from this series.

Because…. What else can a simple activity like taking a bath can make someone laugh and be so happy?

Here’s a video of Behind The Scenes of a Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot for Baby Shayera who did her 100 days and then her sitter milk bath photoshoot and other babies who have done their milk bath sessions!

Having just given birth, your new life with your baby is not always easy. 

There are so many post-pregnancy feelings that you didn’t know could come or even exist.

And yet you still adapt and do the best you can for your baby as you enter the new parenthood life. 

Just like anything else in this life…. even skills and love grow along with time. In a blink of an eye (it really feels that fast!), your newborn is now 7 months old.

It’s not only just a celebration of their milestone, but also really a celebration of how far you’ve come in your new roles as parents.

You’ve embraced the changes in stride. Some days are really hard, some days it took so much strength to muster, but you’re still going on and that’s what matters most in life.

So why do we think Baby Milkbath is so special? It’s an everyday activity that you do with your baby. It’s memories close to home. With each day that passes by, your baby and you change even through bath time. Sometimes taking mental pictures of the special intimate moments with your babies are a blur to revisit mentally again, so we’d really like to turn them into tangible memories for you. 

If you would like to know more about our packages, drop us an email at  info@bambiniphoto.sg or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and our team will guide you through! :)

PS: Bambini X Singtel Rewards are collaborating and offeirng Singtel subscribers $100 OFF Baby MIlk Bath Photoshoots until 31 July 2019. Details Here.

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‘Dry’ or Milk Bath Photography? – Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot Singapore

You have seen your little bub grown so much, so quickly over the months…. achieved so many milestones in the short period of time after they were born. Taken countless photos and videos on your phone along the way… sharing them with your other half, the grandparents or on social…You might be thinking of getting a professional baby photoshoot done for your baby to capture their baby’ness.

We totally understand how tricky it is of wanting to take some memories of your baby but not having enough time on your plate…… So, let us give you a hand in this to have some keepsakes of your memories!

Baby Milk Bath Photography

A new genre of baby photography – Milk Bath Baby Photography, have surfaced a couple of years ago and we are slowly catching up with the rest of the world. This genre of photography is perfect for babies who simply love their Bath Time!

Do you feel like you’ve always loved the tiny little details and quirks of your baby when you spend time with them during their bath time, but didn’t manage to take photos of them?

Do you love how playful and cheeky they are during their bath time?

This is why we love the Milk Bath series! Whatever shots from the milk bath series, whether your baby is more serene, quiet and curious or playful and cheeky, Milk bath series give a more personal and candid touch to the photos because it’s focused on your baby’s expressions when they’re doing their favourite activity – Bath Time!

“Should I Do Classic Dry or Tub Baby Shots?”

Decision time…..Do You have to choose whether you want the classic dry studio baby shots? or include the baby milk bath shots?

Why not do Both?

If you have been considering Baby Photography and want something unique for your baby photos or you want something different from the photoshoot you had previously with your first-born, Baby Milkbath will be perfect for you. 

We do both ‘dry land’ and “tub” shots for Baby Milkbath sessions (for independent sitters or for 100 Days Baby), so you still can get the classic signature looks while getting something different for your baby as well.

From their big toothless smiles, to splashing the tub water, to being curious of their surroundings. Quite worth it right? :D They won’t be this tiny to fit in a baby tub and be this chubby much longer. 

Two different genres of photos in 90 mins, and there is so much personalities. When you have a window of opportunity, you always try to accomplish as much as you can with your babies right? A huge score! 

What To Expect In A Baby Milk Bath Photoshoot?

Essentially, Baby Milk Bath session is similar to our classic Baby Photography session but with an added bonus.

What this means is we will do the classic land shots – some shots of you playing with them, their own solo shots on the milestones of tummy time, family shots PLUS ending it with the Milk Bath shots. 

For 100 Days Baby Milk Bath, Mummies are preferably be inside the big tub with your baby; followed by them solo in the smaller baby tub. Studio environment and the water is temperature controlled to suit your baby. Most babies leave sleeping like a log after the bath:)

And if you have previously done Maternity Milk Bath Photoshoot with us, this is a great continuation of that.

We leave you here with some images from our 100 days baby milk bath photoshoots.

If you have some questions in mind about this series, tap ‘Baby Milk Bath FAQ’ below to learn more.

Baby Milk Bath FAQ

If you feel that this is what you’ve been looking for – and want to turn these beautiful milestone and bath time memories (which would otherwise have stayed in your mind which only you can feel and remember) to tangible memories that you, your family and your baby can re-visit together again and again.

Our vision is to tell your stories through photos, and we hope one day your kids get to see who they were once like when they’ve grown older. :) If you would like to know more about our packages or how to go on about to book a session, drop us an email at  info@bambiniphoto.sg or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and our friendly team will get back to you! You can also watch this video if you would like to understand more about our booking process. 

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