Top 3 Reasons Why Printing Photos Are So Important

Remember the feeling you got the first time you took a photo? When you wanted to capture and seize that moment so that it could last for a lifetime? It’s that warm fuzzy feeling when we get to have a memento of the people we love.

Back in the days when we couldn’t view the images immediately, we had to wait patiently until we use up all the 24 or 36 frames in the roll of film before we can send it in to the lab for processing and printing before we can even see the finished photos.

We would compile all of the prints in those albums that came together for free with the prints. The more artistic ones will take the trouble to put them in nicer looking albums instead of the ones that the lab give to us free :D The even more artistic ones will take more time to turn the prints into a photo album or scrapbook by adding some text or story in the album – where it was taken, when it was taken and what was the occasion…

The best part about that is it becomes a tangible memory for us. It is one of the main reasons why we became photographers ourselves. Being able to witness a family make time to come together for a photoshoot, gets us emotional inside and we just want it to be able to last forever for them.

Even though photos are more easily taken these days with smartphones, we don’t seem print photos as much as we used to. We do post them on social media to update friends and families what we’ve been up to lately, by sharing what we have eaten to sharing beautiful moments with the family. Aside from that, it is also partly to “archives” the photos in social media platforms as a back up just in case the computer crash or we lose our phone. The only back up left is the preview resolution of those stored in social media. Social media is known to be notorious in compressing the image so they save some space by allowing you to use the platform for free. When you need it, and when it is time to print, the compressed resolution images looks good from far… but it is far from good once you see it up close!

It’s always easy to convince ourselves that we will print the photos soon, someday soon… but there is never really a good time. We are pretty occupied with our daily tasks, caring for our own kids, running the household, juggling work, and caring for parents. Sorting photos and printing photos from the gazillion number of images stored in our phones is time-consuming and we tend to procrastinate on this task. We just had several clients who only keep “digital copies” on their computers and ask if we still keep them after many years as they have lost their images due to computer crashes.

Memories are like money, there is no purpose of it until you need it. Like when someone has passed on, or when our kids need a shot of our family for school the following week, or you need those pictures for a birthday announcement coming up. It is easy to not do anything now… only to find yourself in dire situations when you need it.

So here are our top 3 reasons why we feel printing photos are important:

1. It becomes a tangible memory

A printed photo becomes something our future kids can touch and look closely into. It’s displayed, its on the wall, its on the desk, its inside the album. You don’t need to search through the various files, folders and deep archives to find the images that you took years ago in the computer. Its there! Printed and hung on the wall or compiled in an album.

Just like when our parents showed us their old photos, it creates conversations about how our families were like when they were younger – how they used to climb on coconut trees or went for a swim in a longkang. Who would have thought our fierce aunties were that playful!

Mini details like these, helps to paint a picture of how our loved ones were once like and bring us closer to them. It’s very heartwarming to see our kids taking out the family albums or even those kindergarten graduation photos and making jokes about how small their siblings were or commenting that they still remember our relative who has passed away.

Plus, printed photos are more accessible for our non-tech savvy parents and our very young kids who we want to limit their screen time to the ‘wonders’ of phones and computers. They wouldn’t need to reach out to the phone or computer to find the files, its just there everyday.

Worst case scenario when you need them in a digital copy, have them converted.

Enjoy your photos every day you when you walk past where the images are being displayed.

2. It ties people to places, experiences and emotions

When we look at the image taken the first time, we might notice things like how we used to look. But as time passes, what we get to see are the moments, the emotions, and the experiences that we had with people that was with us.

The first few seconds from just looking at a photo immediately brings us back to our old homes, our old playgrounds, our old treasured memory. Sometimes when we pause for a little while and just take a look around us, we get to see how far our families have come and remember how we first started out. It ties us back to our roots and our purposes in life. Small things that we see on a photo, like that blanket we used to hug to sleep, reminds us of even the atmosphere, feelings, and scents of that particular time in our lives.

Our world is so fast-moving and there isn’t time to look for the images in our phones or our laptops; have it there ready every time and its great to just stop and re-live those moments…

3. It strengthens us

Lately with the fast-paced life, we get too pre-occupied with our work and we lose sight of our purposes in life and why we do what we do. Sometimes when days are low, we forget about how fortunate we still are to be where we are now. Some people place photo frames on their work-desks, some along the walls of their house, just to remind them of who we are and the people who have made the person we are today… and that even when we have bad days, we will always have our family behind us and in our hearts to push us through in life.

Our vision in Bambini as photographers is always to help families preserve their memories.

Memories is an essential part of us.
Memories brings people closer together.
Memories grows the love stronger.

We will always strive for that no matter how fast the digital world is changing. That is the reason why we at Bambini Photography always include printed photo in all of our packages even if it is just 1!

If you need ideas on how to turn your soft copies to tangible photos, do let us know and we can work with you to come up with something.

Or are you thinking of buying a personal and lasting gift for your loved ones to remind him/her of the milestone in their life? We have gift vouchers available that can be personalised to include your personal message and the recipient’s name.

If you want to know more or would like to create new memories, drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg, dial our number at +65 8717 1558 or Message Us to chat with our friendly crew to chat further about creating a memorable photo session for you :)

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Committed to Loving | Couple Pre-wedding/Engagement Photography

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As photographers we know that, ‘Love is an illusion.’

Probably not the catchphrase you are looking to hear as we get closer to Valentine’s Day- the month of love.

Love is a powerful word, a formidable force, also a notion sold to billions in a our profit-driven world.

We know that much because we’ve seen it.

The love that you watch and learn from the big screen, novels, is not always what it seems. Love is so much more profound and deep than having your emotions stirred or experiencing that magical feeling of having one’s heart bursts to life with sparks flying left, right and centre.

Having had photographed families, couples, children we know exactly what we are talking about. The love that we captured are those beyond what’s portrayed in mass media.

Love is not always happy, chirpy and two-dimensional.

We’ve seen the kind of love that went through trials and tribulations in life. Real love, unlike what’s been sold to us, is one that is willing to see and embrace the truth, to accept another wholly as our own and to accept their flaws and misgivings and loving one for it.

During every family or couple photoshoot, we are always catching the hint of a showcase of love – from from the quiet agreement shared between a husband and wife, the subtle tucking of loose hair, the gentle back-rub, the sparkly eyes between a couple – and it gets us every single time.

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So this month, let us be a part of your love journey. Let us capture your intimate moments with your loved ones as we celebrate the month of love.

We are going to end this blog post with this love quote that we are all familiar with.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Bambini Photography now offers couple photoshoot, and you can use this as your pre-wedding/engagement photoshoot as well! Just the two of you, a simple outdoor photography session :) Let us capture your love journey… <3

 

Simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our friendly crew so we can get you started.

 

 

 

 

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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.


Adventure time at Singapore Botanic Gardens | Outdoor Children Photography

Mummy said to focus the photoshoot on her girl, a 5 year old that likes to pose and giggles on demand, hahaha! She had her Sofia the first, princess outfit and I was going “Your Highness” when I was helping her up the swing and down the steps.

We visited Sofia’s white castle (aka. Botanic Garden’s iconic white pavillion) and explored Sofia’s secret garden (this corner in the park which is really beautiful and little known, which is why we called it a secret garden…) :D

When she changed out of her princess outfit, she declared herself to be a soldier like Mulan and fought those dangling roots and dash through the fields. We went to see swans and talked to Mr Pigeon too.

This girl took so many solo photos, she asked to have one with me at the end of the photoshoot, awwww…

 

 

 

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