It was my birthday and I am shooting 4 shoots in 1 day on extremely painful feet isn’t a life of a photographer that I am envisioned.
It is an obsession and perhaps addiction to the act of preserving memories for others. Always enjoy every second when I am out and about.
Another beautiful session for Macfarlan whom I have the privilege to see the kiddo grow up from little newborn…
Arrive on the day, being told Jay, the elder boy was in the bad mood and they have contractors coming in an hour… no pressure!!!
I love the space and I love the lights and all I need to do is to take away the computer and miraculously make everyone smiling naturally in front of the camera.
I always remember vividly when my little boy was cruising below the dining table and I always love those moments and here I find the perfect place and light and perfect smile…
At the end of the day… client’s kind words strengthen my belief in memories preservation. It is the best gift I could receive for my birthday…
These are great photos! Love them! Thanks so much! – Mamiko
Great images for your family photography session often happen right at your home.
Client usually worry that their home isn’t suitable for the session… I started my career as Interior Photographer and I have photographed thousands of homes and the aim is to make the space looks beautiful as possible. Naturally, I understand how to get the best angle for your home.
It is the essence of a person that I portray in my quest to preserve memories for my clients. Our physical outlook will change by time, but the essence of who we are remains… So it you wonder why my picture looks different… what you are looking at is the person based on my interpretation.
As a Master Photographer, I get 95% of what I need in the camera, leaving 5% of work in photoshop. Children often scratch their face, bump on their head, dirt on the shirt, etc… these are the 5% that I do in editing process. As I manage the shoot to edit to archival myself, there is a continuity and consistency for every single shoot.
I have photographed Melanie & family for many times over the years.
The challenge was to tell a story for this little girl and capture who she is, her “position” in the family… but of course, getting the tweens to smile naturally… last but not least, beautiful family photography right at their home.
I will guide your family through the whole process so you know you always get the best from each shoot.
Like to do one for your family too? contact us today.
Associate Master Photographer
Emerald Hill has been one of my favorite place because of its unique architectural design… I had privilege to photograph some of these historical houses over the years and each and every single one of them are so unique and interesting. So Emerald Hill hold a special place in my heart when it comes to Singapore.
Its Christmas time… Kelly and Matt just moved to Singapore not long ago and wanted to capture this year’s family photos at a location that is uniquely Singapore. For the past 4 years, I have been photographing family outside our studio… many love the unique side of Singapore, be it the leafy Botanic Garden to vibrant color of Emerald Hill to their own space at home. Most of the location of choice generally depict the “space” that the family enjoy and hence the need to preserve part of this memories.
Anyway, when we started the session with Kelly’s family, Sophia (the youngest) decided it is time not to be in the photos… hahaha… I guess this is the most interesting part of my work as winning the trust of the little people is an art all together as there isn’t one fit all solution and I love it when I win their trust. This is the thing that keep me going each and every time… its the fun of interaction.
I love it when clients send me feedback/testimonial… let me assure you… I am not perfect in anyway… I do have clients send me email and tell me they don’t like the pictures… I had 2 this year…
Here is what Kelly wrote me on the email:
Thank you so much for the beautiful family photos! Your calm and laid back attitude, combined with your expertise, really made for a successful photo shoot. You captured so many split second smiles and moments with our little ones – we will treasure these images forever.
Kelly and Matt Doktor
Here are some images taken on the day:
I wish everyone is well during this festive season.