Themed Sitter Baby Photo Shoot – What Is It?
We are pretty sure that by now, you have seen lots of professional baby photos in cutesy poses and props. Either you have seen them on your news feeds, calendars, greeting cards, posters, coffee table books or have known of friends of a friend who have had those photos taken before.
Where Was It All Inspired From?
The name Anne Geddes might sound foreign to you but I am very sure you would have seen her work or even own one! Anne Geddes was once the Queen of Baby Photography (based on the ArtNet News by Noor Brara on 30 April 2020) and has sold more than 18 million books and 13 million calendars worldwide! Inspired by reading bedtime stories to her young daughters, Anne began to envision fairytale telling through photography which lead to the creation of her first book “Down in the Garden”. It was New York Times Best Seller and this book changed the face of children’s photography globally and launched Anne’s international career as bestselling author.
Triplet sunflowers babies peeking out of the flower pots individually? Does this ring a bell now?
I Want One For My Baby Too!
For first time mums, you’d think that all the baby photos taken are all the same. If THAT baby can fit in a bucket, mine can too! If that baby can curl up and suck their toes, I’m pretty sure mine at 11 months old can too!…… Or is it really? Keep reading to find out why in reality, doesn’t happen anytime, any age.
First year is the time where baby goes through tremendous growth and development. Apart from physical growth, they are also learning all sorts of new skills during this time from lifting head, rolling over, sitting, standing, crawling, walking, running etc. Babies get to experience all of their FIRSTS during this time…..
First Steps…. or even their
First Expression when tasting new food.
Wouldn’t you want to remember those first moments forever? In moments like these with YOUR BABY IN IT — So — what are the different milestones in baby’s first year of life that are worth getting a professional photoshoot done? Let’s do a quick visual recap below.
Baby’s 1st Year Milestones
5-10 Days Old Newborn Baby
This is the best time to capture early memories of your baby’s life with their fresh wrinkly skin in all their sleepy and snuggly glory when they are still so tiny and in their tight foetal position.
3 Months/ 100 Days Milestone
Some traditions and customs celebrates the first 100 days of a baby birth as a sign that baby would live to see their first birthday. Besides celebrating their good health and bestowing sweet smiles on you, your little one may start rolling over laughing and chuckling as well. Baby might protest when placed on her tummy but she needs tummy time on a daily basics for exercising her neck, chest and arm muscles.
Sitters Milestone – 6-9 Months
Some of baby’s big achievements include sitting up independently, doing ‘sit & reach‘, and attempting to “respond” to peek-a-boos, music and sounds. Baby might even have his/her own opinions now and show you with those cute cheeky expressions. Download Sitter Lookbook.
Crawler Milestone – 9-11 Months
Your baby might be an all-four crawler, three-legger crawler, commando crawler or could also be a forward/backward ‘bum shifter”!
If baby hasn’t started crawling, he/she might try to push up on his hands and knees to explore movement. Being curious, baby will also likely be grabbing his/her favourite toys and holding objects.
One Year Old Birthday
Reaching the one year old mark is a big deal for both your baby and yourself as this calls for a celebration. This is a major milestone as baby’s personality has begin to blossom and is not shy about expressing their preferences for people and activities. Baby may already be standing and cruising along while holding on furnitures or your hands while trying to take steps. Some babies would have started to walk but not quite know how to ‘brake’ yet.
12-18 Mths Toddler – Walk, Run, Hop
During this time, they are more confident walkers who knows when and how to apply their ‘brakes’, and will then move on to developing their running and hopping skills. Memories of them being happy & carefree at this milestone — Priceless!
Why Sitter Milestone Session?
Since 2009, Bambini Photography have been photographing babies and families of all ages and milestones with focus on the family with the baby; instead of baby with the family with the exception of newborns.
Over time, we have had the privilege of gathering feedback with our clients, peers and our own market research to identify new trends and to push ourselves to go above and beyond to create more for our clients. We listen, we analyse, we innovate with our own flavour and come up with a new series of imagery for your sitter babies. It was always in our mind to create this, and after months of working behind the scenes, we are happy with a new set of images that we are happy to call our own and so proud that we think your kids deserve to have one too. At Bambini, we are always at the forefront of the innovation so our clients have something new to look forward to when they choose to have their images captured again.
We get it! Parent’s are overwhelmed in the early days after baby arrives and by the time they remember they want to do a newborn photoshoot, they missed the optimum 2 week window.
At about 6-9 months, parents have:
- more or less eased into the baby’s routine,
- gotten over the initial shock on lifestyle changes from 2 to 3;
- have perhaps been able to have longer uninterrupted sleep.
- lost some postpartum weight.
- got back to working and trying hard to balance work and home life without feeling guilty either way.
Hence found the courage and motivation to arrange for baby’s photoshoot before the baby grows even more.
Furthermore, once they discover their next milestone of cruising/walking, they would be more interested in trying and practicing to get to their next milestone instead of sitting down or being on their tummy doing the cobra pose for you. (tell me about baby’s instinctive desire to do better, to improve, to learn! We adults need to keep up!)
I’m really happy had my baby 6 months shoot with bambini ! The team are very friendly and patient . And the most of time they make me feel they really provide a good service👍🏻 me and hubby like the outcome of the picture and definitely will come back soon for other session! Thank you!
Top 5 Reasons Why Sitters Are Among Our Favourite Ages To Photograph
- They are sitting up confidently unaided or with little help but not walking yet;
- They are very interactive at this milestone;
- They are full of curious expressions and oh those cute baby rolls too! (Please tell me I’m not the only one who loves the roundness and chubbiness of a 6 months old baby!);
- They are excited to practice their newfound skill of sitting up independently thus allowing us to capture their growing personality and adorable faces;
- Parents are happy as they don’t have to ‘chase’ the baby around yet:)
What To Expect From A Sitter Milestone Photoshoot?
What’s for Boys?
What’s for Girls?
These theme setups are not only beautiful but they also bring out the curiosity in your child. To be able to see their first reactions and capturing them is just priceless.
We often experience all the awwww’s and woww’s by parents along with their laughters when they are on set with us for they get to also see their babies’ immediate response.
For instance we often get feedbacks from parents that they didnt know baby loves dinosaur so much he wouldn’t let go or that their little girl is so smiley putting on our bonnets they would like to head straight to the mall to get her a hat now!We love doing what we do; to be able to capture all your little bubs first-hand reactions and making them into a lifetime memory. Making it Tangible by Personalising The Memories of Fairytales & Adventures WITH YOUR BABY IN IT!
When & How To Book?
Every baby is unique. Some can sit up independently at 6 months, some at 8 months.
Hence, like newborn photography, you book ahead before your child sit up independently, so we can always adjust the shooting time once they are ready. We often hear mothers saying that they are feeling guilty for missing out on something important for their child. Time passes quickly. Mothers, you tend to be the superwomen at home and need to take care of everything. Without you knowing it, your baby start to crawl and miss this milestone! You simply don’t want to add this to your endless list of guilt that you could have got it done it before.
Themed Sitter Milestone Sessions are usually done in our studio and can be an add-on to a family photoshoot; or a standalone mini shoot for baby only.
There are so many great things about Bambini, I hardly know where to start!
– Jenna Wang
We had such a great experience with Bambini Photography. First, they’re the most reasonably priced of all the baby photography studios I looked into. There are different packages so you can choose what you want based on what you need, and I never had that sinking feeling of being up sold. – Lydia Clark
Mother’s Day Celebration
To us, everyday is Mother’s Day but there is one particular day in a year that is dedicated just for mothers. On the 2nd Sunday in the month of May, this is the day the world celebrates Mother’s Day.
Its the time of the year again where in normal times, we see mothers from young to old receiving flowers; 1-5 generations of mothers celebrating Mother’s Day with a special meal with the family; Baby girl, mum, grandma to great/great grandmas spending the day together visiting /revisiting places of interest reminiscing memories spent with the family.
Mothers Day In the Middle of Pandemic
Mother’s Day in May 2020 was very different where all of us were staying home. We suddenly became an expert in online purchases, multi-tasking work, domestic chores & kid’s home schooling all at the same time when everyone is home 24/7.
2021 feels better probably because we are getting more used to the ‘new normal’, and more confident where the population are progressively being vaccinated and more ‘relaxed’ measures have been announced by the government.
That said, the situation can still take a turn ….. On the positive note, there will always be light at the other end of the tunnel. We persevere, we do our part, we get through it together and we will all end up on the other side soon enough.
Treasure & honour mummies, grandma’s, great-grandmas for their strength, perseverance, adaptive problem solving skills and unconditional love for the family.
Take this opportunity, gather the mums in your lives to celebrate Mother’s Day…
“Lost Time Is Never Found Again” – Benjamin Franklin
For a limited time only, we are offering a quick and simple
Mummy & Me Mini Studio Shoot
Bring your mum; or
Bring your child
Return One 5R Print
Return 5 Edited High Res Softcopies
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year by being in front of the camera with YOU IN IT!
Start Planning Yours Now!
Since 2009, we are privileged to see many families come through our door to celebrate their motherhood journey in the form of photographic memories. From maternity to newborn to family to extended generation family photography.
Here is a short video of some of the families that comes through our door for us to document their love and bond together as a family. All of us at Bambini Photography wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
We had a really good experience at Bambini for our big family photoshoot!! The photographer is experience and the follow up experience is very pleasant! We are glad that they made changes to our photos based on our needs. Thank you for making this whole photography session a great one for us! Highly recommend! :)
Ah Hooi Lee
This is my 3rd time engaging photography services from Bambini and my return visits are proof that they provide really good quality shots and service! My daughter is someone who is slow to warm up to but my assigned photographer, Syafiq managed to make her smile and laugh in the end. Love the photos alot and will definitely consider Bambini again for future family shoots!
For fathers, bosses, co-workers and friends who are navigating through these chaos, yet want to gift a meaningful gift to mothers or grandmothers who were your primary carers when your own parents were busy working to support the family?
Learn more about gifting ideas through personalised voucher this Mother’s Day.
Make up for the lost time and get a professional family portrait done when the time allows.
What about doing an updated family portrait with more family members instead?
Restaurants Can Take Up to 8 Pax….
How About Photo Studio??”
According to IMDA, registered photo studios like ours are allowed to
1) have a ‘production crew’ of 30 pax on set inclusive of the photographer; but
2) photograph up to 10 pax (talent ie. the family) unmasked in front of the camera (non-interchangeble talent, ie. fixed 10 pax).
If you are looking to do a family photoshoot with 10 pax or less,
then its all good,
we can proceed with the family photoshoot in our studio.
Yes Yes! We know!
After serious counting, if the number of extended family members exceeds the 10 pax allowed..
1. Shoot in groups of less than 10 in separate photo sessions and we work our magic to put them all in one image;
2. Write in to IMDA to get an approval to do the shoot;
3. Email us and ask to be in our mailing list to get notified once we get news of the government relaxes the safety measure rules for our industry.