Top 5 Favourite Outdoor Locations for Family and Maternity Photoshoots

Where should we go for our family photoshoots?

Do you recommend shooting outdoors for maternity and/or family photoshoots?

How would the photos turn out?

We decided to put together the images we have captured at our favourite outdoor locations for you to see all of them at a glance! So, just scroll down! :D

1. Singapore Botanic Gardens

There’s so much to explore and different looks to photograph all within one location! The iconic pavillion is a must-have in your family photo! It’s playtime and break-time when we head to the swings, take a seat and let’s catch some evening breeze. Big trees that towers over you, a fascinating sight for your children and of course, running space in the fields! We can even head to the Jacob Ballas children’s garden – you know it’s designed for children when the security stops you when there is no accompanying child in sight to gain entry into the garden.

2. Marina Barrage

The vast blue skies, yes. With all that strong wind we get there, remember to bring along your kites and we can have some fun flying them! Let us take the photos and you can be in the moment with your children. Nothing’s more precious than having shared conversations and shared memories – isn’t that what makes us feel most connected. Not forgetting our beautiful Singapore cityscape that we can capture in the background of our photos too!

3. East Coast Park

It’s the beach! Sun, sea and the breeze :D I’m already feeling all serene looking at this set of maternity images taken at East Coast Park. Get your long flowy maxi dresses, put on a flower crown and let’s go barefoot by the seashore. Have your hubby join in for your maternity photoshoot, take a stroll hand-in-hand, like a date in the park

4. Ann Siang Hill/Club Street

Looking for something that shows more of our Singapore heritage? How about the look of shophouses and those peranakan tiles? There are some lovely stores and brightly coloured walls at Ann Siang Hill that sure doesn’t disappoint and adds the vibrancy to your family photos. You can find variety here – a little bit of a park, traditional storefronts, bright red walls, alleyways for that rustic look, and flowers!

5. Gardens by the Bay/Flower Dome/Gardens By The Bay EAST

Bring your whole family, your cousins and grandparents – let’s have a family photoshoot at Gardens by the Bay East. This is another location we can capture our Singapore city skyline in the background. And if you want to capture the outdoor look and not feel our Singapore heat, we have a solution for you! We can head down to have photos taken in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, it is air-conditioned. No sweat, literally.

Saw somewhere that you like? Which of these location is your favourite, or where do your family hang out? Share with us the location you have in mind for your next family photoshoot, and we see how we can make it happen for you. We’re just an email away :) Contact us at info@bambiniphoto.sg,  Whatsapp Us or Find Out More While We’re Away With Our Messenger Bot.


Dear Mummies: Just 1 Reason Why… | Family Photography Singapore

Dear mummies,

You only need one reason why, to take that photo…

Not just of them – your children, your husband, your loved ones; but with them.

You’re giving your children a legacy – of memories.

More than capturing their playtime, their many “firsts” I’m sure you didn’t miss –

the photos they will have with you, are photos to remind them of the lessons they’ve learnt from you;

the love and nurturing they’ve received from you;

the comfort your presence always brings.

Take that photo

It’s different from your selfies with your child, it’s being in the fun with them, it’s giving them this memory they won’t remember when they grow up

“This is us, when you were one” – and what they’ll have is your memory.

The one you shared of them when they were a child.

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See what your children see, look into their eyes as they look at you.

What they see in their mummies, is comfort, tenderness and beauty – and that’s all you have to see about yourself

See yourself as they see you: important, well-loved and very cherished.

A legacy takes building, and we love to make these memories with you. Just you and in the moment and us, take the shot.

Take a shot with us, find out more.

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Hey ho, hail all pirates | Themed Children Photoshoot

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It’s not just another day in the studio. While some of us were busy photographing earlier, the doorbell dinged, the new theme set-up we’ve been waiting for has arrived!

After many requests from parents and children we met and photographed, we are happy to announce our latest Pirate-themed photoshoot.

A tale no less familiar to all of us, pirates are always such fun characters to know – with their fiery personas, countless stories of adventures, voyages to seek hidden treasures on their galleon with distinctive Jolly Roger flag.

Children simply love them! And we at Bambini Photography are not immune to it either. How can we not fall in love with courageous swashbucklers who are thirsty for adventures and are masters at navigating the seas?

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series have made it all the more irresistible for those who are fans of pirates.

Watch your little one squeal with delight as we pretend to be pirates out on an adventure! – brandishing their choice of swords and fight enemies as they go along – all in a safe environment while being photographed. (Don’t worry, the swords are made of foam and plastic!)

We want to capture your children at their happiest and most natural – that we believe happens when they are most enjoying themselves and having fun! Allowing them to explore and be themselves, that for us, is the greatest achievement.

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Plus… it is just fun when one gets to be a pirate for a day!

Simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat to our friendly crew to know more about our photography service.

P.S. We have another indoor themed photoshoot available. Ask our staff for the rest ;)

 

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The Essence of Family | Family Photography

We’d like to take on Tolstoy on his take on ‘family’ but we rather stick to what we know best. After years of taking family photographs, we can safely say that “No one family is the same.”

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Fam·i·ly ˈfam(ə)lē/

From our search, the dictionary shows that a family is a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household.

However, things are fast-changing in the modern context.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, numbers, just like ourselves and our dress sizes.

Some families do not live together in one household, because they are separated by seas, circumstances, work. Some families do not have a complete set of parents, due to illnesses, separations, estrangement or even death. Some families are childless choosing to adopt pets as children. Some families are made different. Some families are adopted or fostered.

But all of them are still families!

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Being a part of a family means accepting each other’s differences, to protect and respect, to comfort each other in times of happiness and sadness, and to support one another to higher grounds, to share memorable life experiences together and to celebrate moments as one.

Those essences are what make family beautiful- the odds and differences of each character and member of the makeup of a family.

And we love capturing them on camera. To have perfectly encapsulated them in pictures, their frowns, their laughters, their cheekiness, their tears, their care for each other.

In this festive season, we are calling all families, whatever you are to give yourself a shot at having your family photos taken. Share with others your joy, your beautiful clan that brings you the most happiness. Show them off and show the world how proud you are of your family.

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.

Now, that’s what we call a worthy purchase.

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Talk to our photographers about what you want for your photos. Do you want a large canvas prints, beautifully framed prints or just in digital formats? We have printed and delivered them all.

If you want to know more or plain convinced that you want us to be your photographer, drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg. We can chat further about creating a memorable photo session for your glorious moments.

Or dial our number at +65 8717 1558 to chat with our friendly crew to get you started.


How to Get Kids to Engage and Smile For Camera | Children and Family Photography Singapore

As parents ourselves, we know that things can get pretty out of hand when children are involved. Nothing ever goes as planned but more often than not, it is exactly that unpredictability that makes the spontaneous moments that we remember for years and make up for the stories that continue to haunt them as we retell them at family gatherings.

Photographing children can be quite daunting for unseasoned photographers. Most children do not like posing for the camera and get easily distracted by their surroundings and that can be difficult for photographers to capture the moment as everything is unraveling way too fast. So out-of-focus and blurry pictures are often common when it comes to photographing kids.

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Having learned, played and photographed thousands of babies, toddlers, children and teenagers, we can confidently say that we are quite the pro when it comes to children photography.

So today we are going to share with you some insider tips and insights on how to ace it.

Children comes in all shapes, sizes and behaviours. You can consider yourself lucky if you get to work with children who take instructions easily but in most cases it is hardly the case – they are children. And the best thing about children is, they don’t follow the rules.

 

  1. Breaking the ice

Just before we approach any photography session, it’s best to leave it to the parents to gain a better understanding of the kids. Parents will be asked to fill-up questionnaires to help us know about the children.

Yong En says, “The information they give us can really help us break the ice with the kids and family. If we know what they [the kids] enjoy doing, we’ll know how to engage them.”

 

  1. Being patient and observant pay off

Patience is the number one key when dealing with the little ones. We don’t have to coerce kids to do what they don’t want to do. We absolutely advised parents against disciplining their children when things get out of hand during a photoshoot. It should be a fun and rewarding experience for all, so no one should be upset. This is the time where your children can get messy, dynamic and spontaneous for our camera to capture their personality.

Yong En recalls this incident where, “There was a kid who wasn’t keen on having his photos taken, then I saw that his bag is pinned with minecraft badges… so I figured he must like it… I asked him about it and he started opening up. The rest of the shoot in the botanic gardens became me and him out in a minecraft world attacking minecraft monsters. It was really fun!”

It worked and sometimes we need just to pay closer attention to get the children’s.

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  1. Playtime is mandatory

“Telling kids to pose and smile don’t always work, so we PLAY, have fun, eat snacks. It helps if they are your children’s favourite”, says Yong En.

We laid out all the toys, balloons, cupcakes, kitchen sets, for the children to go crazy with. It is after all their time to shine so let them do their job and everything will be swell.

 

  1. Being a part-time clown works too

We believe in engaging with the children. Because what’s a photography session without some fun injected to it?

Some of the things we do include, tickling the kids with fake flowers. Making funny fart noises , peek-a-boo, or sneezing just to catch their attention.

Even our singing voices are put to the test at times. “There was a kid who only stops crying when I sang nursery rhymes, and would immediately cry again when the song ends. He was only a few months old and singing really engaged him. I have never sung so much and so long in my life. I felt like I just did a Hi-5 concert. Hahaha…”, adds Yong En.

 

  1. Know your subjects in and out, and if you don’t find out!

Always get to the children’s level, not just eye-level. What we found that works wonder is to keep talking to them, eye-to-eye. Helping them to get comfortable with us, the photographers is crucial, because children tend to be wary and become withdrawn in an unfamiliar environment.

Ask them a bunch of questions, it might take a while for them to answer, but once you hit the right one, they will start opening up and smile for you. And the rest is history. This works highly with children who are on the shy side.

 

  1. Treat everything with spontaneity

There are children who just can’t sit still, no matter what tricks you have up your sleeves. In turn, asking them to stay quiet for a shot can upset them. So making sure we are versatile and flexible is key to getting the perfect shot.

Yong illustrates one typical incident, “ Asking kids who love running up and down to sit still won’t work… maybe for the first few shots… but forcing them can upset the kid, but if they don’t do it, it can upset the parents. So I always go for the rewarding system. I would tell the kids to run but specifically cue them to smile while running, in which gives me the perfect moment to take my shots. So they can be running round and round for me to get my shots, but everyone is happy. And that’s all that matters eventually.”

For kids with siblings, we would usually encourage them to play together and set it so that both personalities are captured, these usually make perfect ‘siblings-moments’ photos.

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We feel that should be enough for now to equip you with a better understanding of the behind-the-scenes. Knowing what gear and equipment to use and planning ahead is necessary but it all boils down to the basics, which is, knowing your subjects and to be in tune and intuitive to their needs are what makes good children photographer.

If you want to see us work our magic and capture your bundle of joy’s personality and character in photos, you can always shoot as an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg.

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So we can chat further about creating a memorable photo sessions that work for your families and create a family album to be cherished for a long time.

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