Growing With Us – Family Photo Studio Singapore

Since we started in 2009, we had been very lucky to witness the love and care in families, and watch them grow from the family photoshoots 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 first met the Reijngoudt family of 7 at Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012. The youngest boy was 16 months at that time.

The following year, they were back for another family session, this time at West Coast Park.

In 2015, they came back to capture the memories of the kids, this time in our studio. The growth we saw in these kids were phenomenal. We can’t help but keep staring at the photos of them and thinking to ourselves how much they’ve grown since our last session. It seemed like yesterday!

In 2018, we got a note from mum saying this time round, we have a new member, one of the boy’s girlfriend will also be joining in the photoshoot too!

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.” The older kids from the Reijngoudt family are already in their late teens, early 20’s now. Perhaps away from home for their studies.

Being able to watch Reijngoudt 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 :) 

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Pregnancy Photography – Safety Tips

You know how sometimes we browse for photo inspiration and goes “Eh, I think I can pose like that too!”

And we start to screenshot the photos happily wanting to follow the exact pose and “feel”.

“Is it achievable?” “I really like it and I want to tell the photographer before the shoot to follow the exact style!”

We thought we’ll share with you some of the questions you have in achieving these dancing shots (a popular request by pregnant mummies).

Is it easy?….

It seems like it is something I can do too?…..

Is it safe? …..

Do I have to be a dancer to achieve this? …..

It can always be edited by photoshop right?…..

We will be sharing all the “tried and tested” Q&A session on the entire experience with you thanks to our experienced photographers and our dancer mummies!

Q: I really like this pose for it looks so elegant, is it safe? Do i have to be a dancer to achieve this?

A: Your safety is always our number 1 priority and yes it helps if you are a dancer because it would mean that you have been practising for a period of time. You will also know your body best, how flexible you are and how much you can “push” for the angles you would like to pose and achieve.

This beautiful mummy in the photo has been practising dancing for over a decade and she shared with us that she is really comfortable twisting and have no problem balancing. She wished to include dancing movements and poses in her photoshoot because dancing has played a huge part in her life. Our photographer, Mag, was the one who was more concern and kept asking if she is doing ok instead!

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Q: I am not a dancer and would love to pose like one. Will you be able to help?

A: Our photographers are trained to help ease you into posing comfortably and safely but it is also important for you to understand your body.

For dancing poses it helps if your body is more flexible even if you have no dancing background, for instance you have been practising yoga or pilates, it might help you balance better.

Your body’s center of gravity is constantly changing during pregnancy, you might be less coordinated and may even find it harder to maintain your balance. It is important to share information with your photographer for example you have been practising yoga and pilates and would like to add some poses into the shoot or you have learned chinese dance before and would like to incorporate some of the postures because this will help photographer to better achieve what you want.

This is also why our photographers will always discuss with you prior your photoshoot session to better understand your likes and preferences. 

Pregnancy Photoshoot Dancer

Q: Can you include some dancing poses with me and my husband because it looks cute and fun? Are you able to help us?

A: You can most definitely show our photographers what you really like and they will be able to advise you based on your movements and flexibility. It would be best to also discuss with your husband at home and try out some of the various dancing poses that you like.

Sometimes what we think in our mind does not necessary translate into our actual posing, so this will allow you both to see if you are able to recreate what you like. It is also important to remember to have fun and enjoy the photoshoot session so that when you look back at the photos, it is not only meaningful but in time to come will turn into stories to be shared with your children.

Pregnancy Photo Dancer

Q: But I really really like that pose and I want to create the same! 

A: Our photographers will always prioritise your safety and give their best in helping you create what you like. With that being said, there are many other factors to take into consideration as well.

To manage your expectations, our photographers will discuss with you and try to recreate similar pose based on safety, your body flexibility, how well you can balance, stretch, just to list a few. 

Q: Do you provide dancing costumes? Or do I have to bring my own outfits?

A: We do provide a variety of outfits to choose from and you can get some outfit inspiration. You are also welcome to bring your own outfits to make the photoshoot session more personalised and intimate.

Pregnancy Studio shoot

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Impressive service, exceptional photography. We booked a family/maternity shoot for a weekend morning, but when the day arrived, everything seemed to go wrong: my makeup artist was a no-show and my daughter was sick and very cranky as a result. We nearly wanted to postpone the shoot, but decided not to in the end. Our photographer, Fatilyn, and another of the staff, Melissa, were very patient in handling our fussy child and managing the entire session. Still, I wasn’t too optimistic about the outcome, until I saw the photos, which were sent to us the very next day. They are of great quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better set of photos despite the circumstances that day! – Clarice Ting

 

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 or simply email us at info@bambiniphoto.sg or Message Us to find out more!

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Maternity Photography – Then & Now

If you had been following us yet don’t know much about us, Bambini Photography started our offering photo shoot in 2009 shooting mainly children and family, sharing a studio space with our parent company, Tomato Photo. We then expanded to cover maternity and newborn shoots. You can read all about Bambini Story here.

As Steve Jobs says, every overnight success took a long time to achieve. Our success in Maternity Photography seems like an overnight success. However, behind the scenes, we plan, we brainstorm, we test and we have created some of the most highly sought after maternity images in Singapore. Our work is not done yet, as we still have a plans to introduce more maternity images that we call our own. For those of you that love Japanese culture, it is the Kaizen approach and we have adopt this mindset to always create and improve upon what is already in demand.

There is definitely a story to tell on our maternity images whilst we spend the extra time reflecting and looking back at we have done over the course of 11 years. We never settle with where we are today.

Who Started All These?

Since 1995, Vanity Fair had Demi Moore looking all glorious with her belly swelling on its cover page, photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. It was an overnight sensation that sparked the talk about a new age of photography, breaking barriers and gave rise to the prominence of maternity photoshoot. Thereafter, you see celebrities around the world like Miranda Kerr, Natalie Portman, Zhang Ziyi, Angela Baby, Beyonce and many others having their pregnancy photo on the cover of magazines.

Is It All In The Clothing?

We had been photographing expectant women for a while now and we often get asked if we actually do fully clothed maternity shots! In fact, many do expect the shoot to show the curves of the baby bump. After all, that curve is the objective of the shoot ain’t it? Well, yes and no.

Some clients come dressed in their scrubs, sports attire, beautiful dresses; some bring in their sari, wedding veil and even a hamburger as a prop.

They do this not because they merely try to be different but more to personalise their shoot. ⁠They’re simply making memories, perhaps reliving the time when they both met before baby came along; or mum was craving hamburger throughout the pregnancy. Something meaningful to the couple and having stories to tell the kids in time to come.

A Walk Down Memory Lane With Bambini Photography’s Maternity Images

With lots of time on our hand during this circuit breaker period, we went through our image archive and seen clients who had taken their maternity photos for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd child; and have since graduated to annual family photo sessions with us.

The images created then and now; our style of maternity photos had also evolved since 2009. We started off doing mostly dark and moody images in the earlier days and gradually moved onto light and airy romantic shots. Scroll down for more. Images arranged in chronological order.

We spent the last 11 years creating the various styles of photography and made it into a Maternity Photoshoot Lookbook! We are sure you will find a style(s) that suits what you have in mind….

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With over 1000 maternity photoshoots since 2009, there is no doubt that our photographers at Bambini have a tip or two in capturing the special time of your life.

A photographer’s experience in Posing, Lighting, Styling and their Sensitivity towards the changes in your body are things that make an enjoyable maternity photoshoot.

You heard it here first. However, don’t take our word for it. Our client’s words are the most representative reflection of our work.

There are so many great things about Bambini, I hardly know where to start!
1. They were super prompt in responding to my enquiries and also accommodating to my requests
2. On the day of the shoot, the photographer was a joy to be with. I am not good with poses and tend to tense up but she always find ways to make me laugh and feel comfortable
3. The same day that I took the shoot, the night itself I received the photos for review and selection. Talk about efficiency!
4. No inspiration or outfit? Fine as well, as they have robes and drapes to dress you in!

I really enjoy my interaction with Bambini, be it in studio, through whatsapp or email communication. Totally worth the price, time and effort spent to do Maternity shoot! Would definitely recommend!! – Jenna Wang (March 2020)

At Bambini Photography, our team focus our time, energy & effort to ensure clients get the best we offer. Whilst we are not perfect, we try our very best to improve and outdo ourselves each and every time in terms of images and client services. We aim to see families have a good time with us and take away the tangible memories that they can cherish in time to come.

If you have always been thinking and wondering why clients are keep coming back. It may be the time for you to contact us for a chat and see how we can work together to achieve what you have in your mind.

Of course, why believe what we say, have a read through our reviews and testimonials to see what benefits does our clients get working with us.

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When & How To Book?

Optimum time For Maternity Photoshoots is 33-36 weeks. Some prefer to do it earlier than 33 weeks as they feel alot more comfortable in the earlier weeks. Every pregnancy is different. Listen to your body, let us know and we make it happen for you.

Usually, bookings are usually made in advanced and mums tend to like to schedule the shoot on the same day as the routine ob/gyn appointment. You can always book ahead,  and adjust the shooting date and time once you have a more definitive date.

Still have questions? Contact us via your preferred method of communication by tapping on the pink buttons below. We will get back to you within the next working day.

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Thanks Bambini for our wonderful maternity photoshoot! The team was ever so patient with us even though it was absolute chaos with a toddler and a golden retriever, and somehow they managed to keep them entertained throughout the shoot too. Every shot ended up perfect! 😍 we also received the photos extremely quickly!

– Kai Shi Goh

Our maternity photoshoot happen to fall during the circuit breaker period. Thanks to Lydia for the fast action for rescheduling earlier and allowing us to get our memories preserved 😊
our photographer mag is very friendly and professional! photos is very niceeee, totally worth the price 😍 👍 – Shi Min Chua

Enjoyed the photography session with Nicky our photographer…everything was perfect and easy with her guidance throughout the whole photo-taking session. Their signature shots for maternity is amazing. Definitely would recommend all mummies to book with Bambini… – Stephanie Chan

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8 Tips to Dressing Your Bump! | What to Wear for Your Maternity Photoshoot

Doing your Maternity Photoshoots soon or still can’t decide what to wear?

We understand the dilemma of selecting that perfect wardrobe can be daunting.

After thousands of maternity shoots, let us help you! Here are some tips…

Outfit Inspiration for Mummies

1. Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are perfect for maternity shoots as they are very comfortable and flattering. It’s great for showing off your beautiful baby bump, but can also cover up any ‘problem areas’. The dress can be halter neck, 3/4 sleeved, off-shoulders or even sleeveless, take your pick!

2. Body Hugging Clothing

Body hugging clothing looks great to show off those beautiful pregnancy curves. It’s simple and keeps the attention drawn to your tummy and you.

3. Solid Colours

We recommend solid colours as this would help your bump stand out the most. Simple solid color focus the attention on your baby bump.

4. Bare Your Bump

If you’d like to show off your bare bump, we recommend wearing a solid, coloured tube and matching bottom. You can also wear crop tops or a shirt with buttons undone and matching bottoms/denims (non-maternity type) to show off the shape of your bump

5. Texture Texture Texture

You can make your photos look more interesting by wearing clothing with different textures. It’s a great alternative to prints or patterns, and adds more dimension to your photos. You can wear an embroidered top, lace dress or pair your denim jeans with a cotton shirt. Be creative!

6. For More Intimate/Sensual Images

If you’re thinking of doing a more intimate and sensual shoot, we recommend bringing along some nice lingerie or sheer baby doll dresses in soft muted colours.

Sheer, lace robes are also perfect for that soft romantic look. They show off your baby bump but also help hide any unflattering areas.

If you’re thinking of getting your own robes, we recommend the robes from Bell & Birds! You can check out our blogpost to see how we styled these robes during a maternity studio and milk bath shoot. We also have an exclusive discount code for Bambini’s clients, use “Bambini10” to get 10% off all purchases from their online store!

Or go for something edgy, robes like these or even a leather jacket works too!

7. Simply Use What We Have In The Studio

Feeling tired, out of wits, out of time, simply not sure or whatever reasons, no worries!

We have a selection of clothing and materials in our studio too, just let us know beforehand so we can get ready some ideas and prep the fabric drapes, dresses, tubes and bottoms for your maternity photo shoot!

We will style it up for you! Some mummies prefer to go completely bare under the drapes, if not you can bring nude/black/white coloured undies to wear underneath.

8. Modest Wear

Modest wear has been on a rising trend and here’s some ideas how you can match it up for your maternity session with us. We look most beautiful when we feel confident and comfortable with ourselves. With that, the photos will show your pregnancy glow too.

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Impressive service, exceptional photography. We booked a family/maternity shoot for a weekend morning, but when the day arrived, everything seemed to go wrong: my makeup artist was a no-show and my daughter was sick and very cranky as a result. We nearly wanted to postpone the shoot, but decided not to in the end. Our photographer, Fatilyn, and another of the staff, Melissa, were very patient in handling our fussy child and managing the entire session. Still, I wasn’t too optimistic about the outcome, until I saw the photos, which were sent to us the very next day. They are of great quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better set of photos despite the circumstances that day! – Clarice Ting

 

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 or simply email us at info@bambiniphoto.sg or Message Us to find out more!

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Celebrating Motherhood This Mother’s Day – Family Photography Photoshoot

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 2020

Mother’s Day in May 2020 is going to be very different. For our elderly mother’s safety in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the best love and gift for our mothers this Mother’s Day is instead for us to stay home, get them to stay home, and visit and check in on them via phone or video calls. This time round to protect them instead of the other way round. And we do this all for their safety.

For our young mothers with younger kids, we try to rise above this chaos and temporarily adapt to all things new –  to be patient to guide our young kids through home schooling while cleaning, cooking, working at the same time, all under one roof.

To also be adaptive to new habits of frequent hand washing, remembering to wearing masks and observing social distancing in rather tight living and business spaces.

To get used to planning things ahead so we can be efficient to get all things done in one quick outing to the markets/hawker centre.

To learn new skills of ordering things, groceries and food online (if we haven’t jump on the bandwagon yet).

What Next?

That said, 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.

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!

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Had a lovely shoot and an even lovelier service afterwards. Received my edited pics today and a big thank you for capturing so many sweet moments. (Even working thru this CB period and I’m sure it is difficult on your end dealing with all the affected shoots). I’m spoiled for choice to pick my fav pic as there are so many nice shots!
Elaine
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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
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