How much are you aware of the maternity photography scene in Singapore? 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 photography and newborn photo 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 12 years. We never settle with where we are today.
Who Started Popularising Maternity Photography?
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.
Some, come armed with props such as lipstick, ultrasound, name boards, customised baby clothing/shoes…..to personalise the shoot for pregnancy announcement or revealing if baby will be a boy or a girl. Essentially memories and how the parents are feeling at this point of time.
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….
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.
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.
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