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!

For fathers, bosses, co-workers and friends who are navigating through these chaos, yet want to gift a meaningful gift to mothers or grandmothers who were your primary carers when your own parents were busy working to support the family? Learn more about gifting ideas through personalised voucher this Mother’s Day. Make up for the lost time and get a professional family portrait done when the time allows.

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
FB Post, April 2020

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
Fb Review, January 2020
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Newborn Christmas Themed Mini Photoshoots

Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore”

You’d love to have keepsakes of your baby.

Only if you’re feeling more ready for a full photoshoot, or if you can commit 3-hours for a newborn session

In Bambini, we truly believe in our mission to capture as many memories for as many families as possible. We know how it feels to be so immersed in loving and caring for your baby, that before you know it, you’re applying your baby for pre-school and then it feels like you’ve missed out on capturing keepsakes during your most loved and treasured memory.

So we’re really so excited to introduce Newborn Christmas Theme Mini Photoshoots! If you’re looking for a shoot with a smaller budget and still want to capture some keepsakes of your Christmas baby, we’d love to offer our services here!

Why Mini Shoots? We want you to be able to remember as many memories, details, facial expressions of your tiny baby. They’re only this small ONCE.

Mini sessions wouldn’t require 3 hours, just up to 45 minutes and you can receive 6 edited softcopies printable to 10R! Wraps, and props are all available in our studio.

If you’re unsure when is a good time, the optimum time is when newborn baby is between 5 – 14 days old. Mini Shoots are available in studio on weekdays from November to December 2019!

To all parents, we’d like to celebrate the sacrifice that you have made for your children, small or big, significant and insignificant.

For your special Christmas baby, we’d love to capture all the love for them in photos. 

Do dop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or call or WhatsApp us at +6587171558 so we can chat further about capturing your memories! We’ll be more than happy to answer your queries :)


What’s The Difference Between Newborn & 1-2 Months Baby Photoshoot?

It breaks our hearts to reject clients asking to do Newborn Photoshoots, or when clients are hoping to achieve newborn shots with their baby but they aren’t in the newborn stage anymore. While we can attempt the newborn poses on certain older babies, we are not able to promise and guarantee the results as Bambini’s highest priority is always the safety and welfare of babies and we wouldn’t push them too far and cause them stress.

With years and years of experience with babies, we’ve learnt a lot through the hard way!

With that we’d want our clients to make informed decision at the end of the day, knowing the kind of photos you want and can achieve with your baby – so that you can come to your shoot with clearer expectations to match with what your baby is comfortable with. There is a lot of difference between Newborn & 1-2 months baby. Even if it’s different only by a few weeks, you’d be surprised how much they can grow within that period of time. 

So let’s get to the chase! What’s the difference between Newborn & 1-2 months baby photoshoot?
No option is better than the other, but more of what are the kind of images do you want to achieve together.

1-2 Months Baby Photoshoot is great for capturing babies’ expressions and family connection because they’re more awake and they’re starting to recognise more of their surroundings. Newborn Photoshoot on the other hand focuses more on how small and precious your baby is

Newborn Photoshoots (5 – 14 days old)

1-2 Months Baby Photoshoot

“What Do I Need To Know?”

Every babies are different. However, newborns usually…

  1. are able to hold newborn poses for Newborn Photoshoots between 5 – 14 days of age
    (the optimum time is 5 – 10 days)
  2. prefer to be curled up and wrapped up to feel secure just as how they were like in their mummy’s wombs
  3. go through growth spurts once they reach past 2 weeks old
    (some babies may go through it earlier, some later)
“What Are Growth Spurts?”

Babies past 2 weeks old will experience growth spurts such as…

  1. more likely to stretch out more
    (constricting their movements by wrapping them up in curled up poses may stress them out)
  2. have the tendency to be more awake and more aware of their surroundings
    (certain newborn poses may require babies to be calm or asleep for the safety and comfort of babies)
  3. gets hungrier for milk more often than before 
  4. just like us, they have preferences too, especially when they’re past 2 weeks old – they may prefer not to be in certain lying positions, not to be put down to sleep, to be carried more, breastfed more, swaddled up more (every babies are different though!)

Usually newborn babies are able to curl up better because that is how they’ve been like in their mother’s womb. That’s also comforting to them because it makes them feel as if they’ve yet to leave the womb!

They are also flexible to be in different poses, where else for 1-2 months babies, they’re less flexible, more stronger and more awake to be in poses.

If you love expression shots like we do, then, 1-2 months baby shoot would be great for you! If 1-2 months photoshoot is not what you’re looking for, you can even try 6 months milestone photoshoot!

We usually let babies to dictate what they are comfortable with, and we’ll work with what we have creatively.

We can never truly predict how 1-2 months babies would react and that’s the best part! Their adorable expressions are the best and it’s a great time too if you need some rest after giving birth to capture some memories while you’re still on maternity leave.

“What Should I Do Now?”

Find out the type of photoshoot you like and book early! :) Every photoshoots are unique and special in their own way so even if you miss any milestone photoshoots, capturing keepsakes of your baby is still beautiful and precious.

If you’re thinking of doing a Newborn Photoshoot, it’s best to book while you’re still pregnant so that we can secure a slot for you during the optimum time. We do have times where parents come to book us for newborn shoots when their babies are 3-4 weeks old and we’d refer to them to check out our 1-2 months baby or 3-6 months or 6-11 months shoot.

So you’ll know where to find us! :) We’re happy to answer any of your enquires. Call us or WhatsApp us at +6587171558. You can drop us an email too at info@bambiniphoto.sg too. Can’t wait to capture memories for you soon.


5 Things You Need to Know About Newborn Photography Before Hiring A Newborn Photographer

1. Know Why and What You Want

I know, I know… it is isn’t always straight forward to figure out what you want in life.

First thing first… Are you looking at something that is “in” thing today which chances are, will be dated and over in a couple of years? While you want to keep it, on the other hand it is just an eye sore. Think about those shoulder pads… may look good if you are going to an 80’s party, but I am sure, you will probably be saying “it was the fashion trend at that time!” whenever you have a visitor. But of course, some of you love that and there is nothing wrong if you prefer to live today to its fullest and don’t worry about the future.

There is on the other hand, people who love classic minimalistic stuff which will stand the test of time. Think Rolex watch, Mercedes Benz kind of classic styling that still look great today.

Or Perhaps, you are bit of both and say, “Why choose?”

We could brain storm with you on what you love and suggest something that fit in your vision on what you want to achieve for your newborn baby. After all, it is a decision you make like when you had your wedding. Its one in a lifetime thing for your baby and you really don’t want them growing up and say… “ewww”…

Have a chat with us and see how we can bring your vision to life… 

2. What Kind of Skills Do You Need Your Photographer to Have?

This may not be obvious and you will only know it when you use the service. Technical know-how is a basic stuff that every photographer should know. An accredited master photographer gives you the assurance that they know their technical stuff.

However, beyond the basic technical ability to conduct a safe and comfortable shoot, is the ability of managing the baby.

A photographer who has managed a lot of babies will be someone that know how to safely manage your baby and offer you the experience.
 
As parents, your only concern should be, best images done by someone who know the technical stuff and deliver the safest possible way in capturing those special moments in your life.

 Talk to our professional team and see how we can help.

3. Choose a newborn photographer can take great shots and knows how to handle the baby well too!

#1 priority would be the safety of your baby. What define a great newborn photographers like ours are the soft skills that manages your baby through out the shoot and these includes:

* being able to understand and read the behaviour of the newborn

* anticipate moments, to predict a newborn’s need, 

* soothe wailing babies, 

* where to touch in the face to make a tot grin for the camera.

* knowing when enough is enough for the baby

* how to calm anxious first time parents

* knowing that baby is about to poop;

* knowing if the baby had been ‘fully burped’ before continuing;

* knowing when baby needs a feed despite the fixed 2.5-3 hour feeding schedule.

The soft skills our photographers learnt over the years did not come naturally. Each go through ‘excruciating’ yet memorable moments of being urinated on, pooped on, vomited on and from one diapers to another and the experience. All the mentioned soft skills required to be a baby whisperer is earned through hard work and working and photographing different newborns in various circumstances.

It is not through sheer chance that we become one of the leading Singapore Newborn Photographers. When our parent company, Tomato Photo started a decade ago, newborn photography was almost unheard of in Singapore. Most new parents are still sticking to the traditions of confinements, not keen on the idea of going out of the house before the 30-days period- much less having to be photographed. The trends are changing, words got around, people budgeted for newborn photoshoots and newborn photography gained an edge these days, as modern parents realised the importance of capturing memories of their little bundle at their early stages of being born.

4. Newborn photography can be done both at home or in the studio. 

Majority of the people think that the only way to achieve professional looking shots is at photographer’s studio.

We understand that people still would like to observe their confinement, hence having professional quality images is about transporting the equipments and props to your home and we love doing that because our vision is simply to help parents capturing and preserving memories.

Of course, sometimes, it is nice to “escape” from home and go to a studio, we have built ours as cosy as home, so you can come and relax while we do all the work for you while you enjoy the the process of the shoot.

So be it in home or studio, the quality is assured with bambini and to figure out which one works best for you, give our team a call and they are able to help you out.

With 3 professional newborn photographers, we always have a spot for you.

 

5. One newborn photoshoot session can last up to 3 hours.

Each session often last for up to three hours with nursing, nappy changing breaks in between. For mothers who are still recovering from delivery, they can always opt to have a photoshoot to be done at home.

There is no one way to doing newborn photography especially with the myriad of styles available in the market these days. Parents have their own individual preferences to the styles they are after when hiring a newborn photographer. Some prefer a simplistic minimalistic approach for an artistic results, other parents want a natural, lifestyle approach that captures essences of their young family and others love the colours and that the wraps and props do to dress up the shoot. 

For us here in Bambini Photography, our vision is to make memories, tell your stories through professional photography for generations to come. In order to achieve the results that you are looking for, we work closely with clients to understand what clients’ expectations and wants are. Although we can do various styles of newborn shoots, we tend to lean towards keeping it simple to create minimalistic look to show more of the baby, their expressions and the connection between baby and the family. All our newborn shoots comes with images in colour and black and white.

Babies grow up fast, in a blink of an eye, memories can easily become fuzzy. It is precisely why this type of photography is so important. 

Tips for those who are keen to engage us for your newborn babies, simply talk to us about what you want and not want. Involve siblings in the family picture, and bring along precious momentos that you want to include during photoshoot.

We’ll be more than happy to answer your queries, simply drop us an email at info@bambiniphoto.sg or call or WhatsApp us at +6587171558 or Message Us in Messenger so we can chat further about creating your family moments.

Fatilyn was great! Very professional, quick and good with babies and older kids. We did the newborn (8 days old) plus family photoshoot. The basic edited photos were turned around very quickly and sent to us for selection. We would recommend Bambini to others especially those families who are nervous about how their newborn will be handled and those having trouble organizing their active little kids. Bambini will put you at ease and your photos will be perfect!
– Kat Noor

It is a wonderful experience i ever have. They are really experience and good while handling my baby. Throughout the photo session, the photographer was patience and nice. You wont feel that the session was rushing. I’m Happy with the photo i receive and will recommend people to find them too

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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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