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.


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?

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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..........
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School’s Out – Build Your Memory Bank With Your Family

So you’ve ended up here! Maybe you’ve tried googling what to do during your kid’s school holidays because you’ve ran out of ideas. Holidays can be stressful at times especially when the kids get a little mischievous. But then again, holidays shouldn’t have to be this hard right? Remember just like how our school holidays once were with our parents?

As parents ourselves, we get that horrible feeling of not being able to spend enough time with our kids during school days just to keep the family going and to put food on the table.

Demands of our work can be unforgiving that it keeps us glued to our phones even when our kids are around. And when it’s time for us to take a breather, we spend time scrolling on our phones during the holidays as a form of unwinding and distressing from so much responsibilities at work or school.

When I look back at a photo of myself when I was a kid, at a swimming pool together with my whole family during a school holiday, I feel the same emotions as when the photo was captured even 10-20 years later. The rush of adrenaline – feeling real lucky to be alive, having spent the time with the people I love.

Love transcends time, and I think photos are the time machine we’ve always wished we could build.

But do you find yourself wishing you have more photos during the 2000/2010s era? Our parents took a lot of photos of us when we were kids, but our memory bank slowly reduced during our young adult/teenager phase. What happened to the other holidays and celebrations?

Are we guilty of taking advantage of the convenience we have from compact cameras and smartphones, just storing the photos somewhere in the iCloud?

To be honest, I can’t remember much of the memories during the memory bank “gap” period because…
1. I didn’t “have the time” to take proper photos and print them out to look at and remember 
2. 
I can’t even remember the photos I took with my phone because of the convenience of the smartphones – we’re always snapping photos, sometimes without much thought put in
3. Our p
hotos are then just stored in the iCloud, piled under the new photos we’ve taken, along with screenshots/photos for work etc…

And learning from this, our suggestion is to always print them out.

Holidays give us time to explore life together with our loved ones. Even if you spend it at hawker centres, or just driving around Singapore idly, we find strength from our emotional memories & bond that is nurtured through family time, especially for our children. Remember that’s what our parents did for us?

We can see that in the photos that our parents took so that we can hold onto the memories, and cherish it forever.

Holidays need not be always extra special, it can even be an everyday activity with plenty more time to spend together with our kids. Go out and intentionally spend time with your kids and family, make every moment count no matter how small the activity is.

Capture and print the memories… because when they grow older, they have photos to look back and remember us and the times we spent together.

You know where you can find us if you need help with this… Just hit us up at +65 8717 1558 or drop us an email at  info@bambiniphoto.sg and we’ll help you from there. 


Not Ready for Newborn Photoshoot? How About a 100 Days Baby Shoot?

Not Ready For Newborn Photoshoot When You Just Had A Baby?

For new parents to be and/or parents of young children, if you feel overwhelmed with the changes in your life after the arrival of your new bundle of joy. Upon your baby’s arrival, Do you….

  1. keep staring at the little eyes, toes, fingers
  2. rush straight to baby when baby makes every sound or cry?
  3. try to figure out what your baby wants, whether baby is too hot/too cold, uncomfortable or if baby had pee or poo’ed;
  4. constantly check to see if the diaper is soiled?
  5. feel you are constantly breastfeeding, expressing milk or keep washing and sterilising the bottles?
  6. remembering which side of the breast baby last fed/expressed;
  7. feel that you are subconsciously worried about baby even while you are asleep?
  8. feel you need to be very efficient when you eat, shower/clean so that you can be ready in time for baby’s next feed; or
  9. feel you have only 10 mins to spend in the supermarket to buy your baby’s necessities or simply to clear your mind while baby is asleep… etc etc

Congratulations! You are not alone and its time to embark on the new phase of your life.

They are only newborns for a month, toddlers for a few years then you see them run around as children for a couple more and before you know it – they hit the teenager phase, then they will be all grown up.

You have seen the sheer amount of newborn photos on social and your friend’s feeds and you like to get that too. HOWEVER, you’re still in confinement and not feeling your best with the sleepless nights, and hope to lose abit of weight first before you’re confident to be in front of the camera.

You’ll prefer to do the shoot abit later when:

  1. you are more settled in,
  2. you are more confident in handling baby,
  3. when baby is more alert, responsive and full of expressions;
  4. when you are still on maternity leave.

All when your baby is still small and capturing their ’tinyness.

So how much later? When then is the next milestone to take baby photos after the newborn phase? When is a good time to photograph babies?

100 days old photoshoot (Classic + Milk Bath) would be a great milestone to preserve before you miss another milestone. WHY?

  1. We heard that some cultures celebrates 100 days as commemorates the full 1 year from the time you conceive and is a very special time preserve memories at this stage.
  2. 3 months is the cuteness overload phase! It’s a milestone that captures their alertness, curiosity, tummy time and their goos and gaa’s. Your baby has started to communicate more with you, respond to the things familiar to them and they are stronger now. A milestone to celebrate for sure!
  3. You can do both tub and ‘land’ shots in one session. We love this series so much because you truly get the best of both worlds, especially if your baby loves their bath time.
  4. You get to capture your baby’s facial responses and expressions! Curiosity, alertness, eye contact, smiles, and even precious cries. 
  5. You are more rested now and have gain better momentum at handling your babe… Now you’re ready for lights, camera and action!
  6. It’s the time when your baby is all chubby and baby rolls are your latest obsession and how you just can’t get enough of those fishball cheeks, so much so you just want to keep kissing them!

While Newborn Photography definitely has that serenity to the photos, 100 Days Baby Photography has so much individuality and charisma to it because of the babies! This series will be more focused on your baby engaging and interacting with you more too.

Our photographer will guide you through the whole process so you know exactly what to do during the shoot. 

Once you have decided that this is it, all you have to do is to bring yourselves and enjoy your precious time as a family. Thats our aim and vision to preserve memories of families. We love families and the joy the babies bring to their family, and we hope we can capture that for you. We also have the tubs prepared in our studio, so just book and have fun!

So now… Something to think about when you are serious about preserving memories of your baby’s growing up process professionally. Get in touch with us at info@bambiniphoto.sg or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 to learn more about packages/booking process.

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Gather Your Kampung For Family Photoshoot

For all the things our families have done for us, be it big or small gestures, when we were younger or recently – sometimes we can’t thank them enough, even for just being there with us.

That’s what family is, always being there for and with you at the end of any day, and doing it all over again.

When someone asks “How is your family like?”, we can’t answer them at times because all we see are flashes of memories from different parts of our lives which made such a big impact on us that… we become speechless? All of a sudden we’re not sure how to string words together to describe our family, because all the bitterness and all the sweet memories mixed together, is quite  indescribable.

But you know how it feels – how your family is like. Words cant quite describe your family like how you feel.

But photos portray how you feel. Somehow though, photos really do say thousands of words. Cliche, I know! But that’s the truth behind why we become photographers. The amount of love and gratefulness that you feel towards your family, it shows in the photos. From how you treat each other during the shoot, how you smile with each other to your body language when you take photos with each other. And this still shows even though some families do not live together in one household anymore – maybe because they are separated by seas, circumstances or work. But when everyone gathers the whole kampung, you paint a perfect picture. Every individual playing their role that somehow ties the relationship into your unique family.

There’s no better gift and expression of gratitude than making a keepsake of the people who loves you and vice versa, and enjoying the shoot with each other – the core meaning and drive behind a reason to capture memories. Sometimes, this is why photos are a great way to express gratitude and love to the people you cherish, because they get to hold onto a tangible memory too.

So, gather your whole kampung! Bring your cousins from overseas, bring your siblings, bring everyone together once again for a mini gathering, and take memories while at it.

The impulse to save our recorded memories is a powerful testament that tells us much about the importance of photography in our lives, and also the desire to capture our most precious moments into images.

Photographs are a wonderful thing. When we are happy we like to look at them, to remember the joyous occasions. And we do the same thing when we’re feeling down or sad.

We scroll the photos on our social media account and reminisce upon photo albums that have keenly served as as a tangible memoir to help us remember essentially the great past times with people we care about. Also in a lot of cases, to remember the ones who have left us behind.

We couldn’t think of any person who would not like to be photographed. Maybe there are individuals out there, but perhaps their numbers are few to come.

Presenting someone with a photography session that they and their families can enjoy is thoroughly a rewarding thing. We have yet to come across any family who refuses to be photographed, in actuality, most would jump at the chance to have their moments captured. 

It’s always a good time to create memories. Hold on and cherish your time with your loved ones, because time is gonna pass by quick. If you are curious and want to find out more about the photography services we rendered, simply shoot us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or Send Us a Message and we promise to get back to you in the nick of time ;)

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