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!
“What Do I Need To Know?”
Every babies are different. However, newborns usually…
- are able to hold newborn poses for Newborn Photoshoots between 5 – 14 days of age
(the optimum time is 5 – 10 days)
- prefer to be curled up and wrapped up to feel secure just as how they were like in their mummy’s wombs
- 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…
- more likely to stretch out more
(constricting their movements by wrapping them up in curled up poses may stress them out)
- 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)
- gets hungrier for milk more often than before
- 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.
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.
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 =)
– Tan Wei Da
Have that picture for her…
You know what’s best for your wife… because…
She can’t see how much tenderness and comfort she provides when she holds her child in her arms.
She can’t see the look of affection she has in her eyes when she gaze upon the sweet miracle she has birthed
She can’t see how hardworking and capable she has been when she juggles between all the tasks at home, the babies that need caring for, the work she has in the office
Just 1 reason why… because she can’t see what you see, or what your children see in her.
Have that picture for her… preferably with you in it too…
Some memories will become so far tucked in the back of our minds that we’ll need that one photo to help bring it back,
and remember the time and moment we had
– the one photo that would invite all the other fond memories that accompanies that same time.
When you take a photo, it’s not just a click of a button
It’s legacy for your future generations…
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If there’s one click you need, we’re a click away.
As mothers’ day is around the corner, we’re here to help you make those memories, to give your grandma, mum and your wife, the perspective they don’t see – to remind them how important they are in you and your children’s lives.
Well-loved and cherished.
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“I would part with my wallet, phones and camera but definitely try to negotiate for my memory card”, said a friend, when asked a hypothetical question of what she would do during a tussle with a robber.
Call it bravery or lunacy, we can all agree that the statement above hold some truths. Ask your friends or people about what they when they have to vacate their homes during an emergency, chances are they would take their most prized photographs along with important documents.
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 and immortalise our most precious moments into images.
Photographs are 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 serve 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.
If you are still in two minds about what to get for your friends, relatives, colleagues, bosses or even your family for this Christmas… there is still time to grab our gift vouchers. (Visit our online store here! Or click on the image below)
Each voucher can be personalised to include recipient’s name, you can have it sent as an e-voucher or we will happily print it out and send it out via our trusty delivery. Vouchers come in denominal of SGD 50 and SGD 250 respectively, in which you can buy in multiple quantity.
Have a look and browse through all our packages to see what makes the perfect present that can be admired and kept for a long time to come. We have recently included the Christmas and Chinese New Year theme photoshoot in our studio that would play out nicely with the coming festive season.
Chat with us further at +65 8717 1558 to find out more about our gift voucher. Or simply send an email to email@example.com and we promise to get back to you pronto.
Have a happy holiday everyone!