Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore – take your camera!

It’s the weekend and time to keep the kids entertained. We loved exploring Singapore this week to give you the top five places to take the kiddies for some summer fun. Here are our suggestions on the best playgrounds in Singapore. Don’t forget to take your camera, its always a photo worthy moment when family plays together


Jacob Ballas – Botanical Gardens

We love this spot its perfect for kiddies of all ages to enjoy with an emphasis on the environment and learning more about the garden. With a wet area for play its perfect for cooling down on a hot summers day after climbing the huge tree house. Use a park bench or tree stub to hold you camera and set the timer the perfect family portrait




East Coast Park

Whether is fun on the beach or riding your bicycle this park has you covered. We love to take advantage of the family friendly bicycle tracks and then cool down in the sea for a swim followed by a yummy ice cream from New Zealand Natural. No worries if you don’t have a bike, simply hire one by the hour for priceless family fun. No need for a flash on hot sunny days – just pick up your camera and snap away



Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay

We just love the water play area, its huge! Don’t worry if you have tiny tot, there is a dedicated play area for toddlers. This spot is great for hot summer days and you can finish it off with a soft serve from Mc Donald’s. Take your camera and focus on getting awesome shoots of splashes and wet smiley facesFamily_photographer_singapore



Woodlands waterfront

If your kiddies love to climb then this is the spot for your family. With a huge tower surrounded by rope to climb this fort will keep your kids amused for hours. We also recommend a walk along the boardwalk area, the perfect spot for a family snap in the late afternoon.

Pasir Ris Park

 For those families who need a stroller friendly activity then this is perfect for you. The boardwalk gives you the opportunity to be among nature and spot mud crabs whilst pushing your stroller along leisurely. Make sure you take some mozzie spray for this outing and a flash for your camera is a definite must if you are taking afternoon family snapsfamily_Photography_Singapore


Fathers Day, celebrating the love and bond we share

Dads are always the coolest.  As a child you sit on their shoulders, they swing you around with ease.  As we get older our fathers represent strength and patience with their loving care.  As a photographer I love to capture the bond shared between a child and their Dad or Grandad.  The endless love is easily captured on film and the images speaks more than a 1000 words ever could.  Here are some of my favorite recent shots of the bond we celebrate on Fathers Day




Dad is often the hardest person in the family to purchase a gift for.  Most fathers will say when asked what they want that they don’t need anything.  Here at Tomato Photo we have the perfect gift for Dad this year.  Give him the gift that keeps on giving – memories frozen in a moment of time through family photography.  We recommend selecting your favorite picture with Dad and putting it in a frame for his desk at work.  Even when he is busy and stressed he always has a picture of his loved ones to remind him of how much he means to his family.



Give is a call on 8858 0088 to schedule a time to shoot the family and dad or let us create a personalized gift card for him to open on the special day!


What sets us apart…

baby_photography_singaporeWith so many choices out there in the market, how do you find a suitable photographer or studio to help you in your quest of capturing memories of your love ones?

Its easy for us to show you articles or features  but we believe that it is best said from those who have experienced a photo shoot with Tomato Photo.   Here are our clients thoughts on Tomato Photo

Clients believe in:

  1. Tomato Photo’s professionalism
  2. The ability to handle their children
  3. The ability to capture the moments that clients are looking for
  4. Tomato Photo quick turn around time
  5. Their children are in good hands
  6. Match and deliver what  the clients want
  7. Creativity and artistic vision
  8. Friendly and approachable attitude
  9. Last but not least, my ability to make people smile

Here are some screen shots from our wonderful clients:











Here are some grateful client emails that we are happy to share







Our vision is to put smiles on people’s face and create images that warm peoples hearts and our actions are reflection in our vision.

On the surface, you can see the images that we created, the price we charge, but many prospects perhaps forget to include the intangible return that they are getting. With this in mind, it is easy to know why 82% of our business is returning clients and referred clients.

So if you want something special for your family… why not give us a call on 8858 0088 for a chat?



Hart Tan

Toddler Photographs


Its not always easy to get your two year old to co operate but here are some quick and easy tips for your next photo shoot

Its all about the “ I see you”

For toddlers, catching their attention can be tricky. Make them laugh with squeaky toys, ideally you want to bring along their favorite toy to the photography session. Feel free to squeak the toy behind the photographer to get your little one looking into the lenses


Location, Location, Location

Toddlers are very busy little people and sometimes the idea of sitting inside a studio for hours can seem boring and frustrating to your kids. If you have high energy children then consider a fun location or park where they can feel free to run around, climb a tree or sit on a park bench, all of which makes for perfectly framed shots

The Photographer is your best friend

As an experienced photographer I am all about making the shoot into one large game. I get the toddlers to look at the camera as a game, to see if they can spot me. Creating fun little distractions like these can create natural shots that display the delight in your children’s eyes

kids_photo_studio_singaporeKeep them updated on your progress
Toddlers can be quite engaged with the camera, and have a natural curiosity. Showing them their photo after you’ve taken it usually encourages them to pose for more. Ask them to “try again” just like the one they just saw but better!

Getting to know you..
Before every shoot I spend time getting to know the family and especially toddlers. Its important to find out who their favorite toy is what they like to sing and what games makes them engaged. These are key activities that will help you to re focus them during the shoot.

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Toddlers love a task. Its often when they are focused and amused that you get the best profile shoots. You can grab their personalities through the lenses and display their character with ease. I often sit the toddler down with a new toy or bike and then shot away as the magic happens

Hello Weather
Parents often worry about the weather. But this can be a photographers best distraction for any toddler. Toddlers love jumping in puddles and playing with umbrella’s. You can get some great shots by asking delighted infants to jump in puddles or open up the umbrella. There is always an opportunity to create great images through a little imagination

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Make a game out of posing by asking a toddler to copy what you do. You can try silly poses at first so it’s fun, the mix them up with more natural ones. Challenge them to keep the pose for as long as possible as part of the game

If you would like to remember this wonderful phase in your little ones childhood then give us call to setup a time to shoot your family TEL: 8858 0088

Family Shoot at Marina Bay – Indoor & Outdoor

One of the beauty of having the family portrait shoot done at Marina Bay is the appeal of the beautiful Marina Bay area with the ultra modern cityscape, The urban look to the image as well as the comfort of aircon inside the mall. This give you the outdoor and indoor in the same location.

It was Christmas and there are lots of amazing display and light but even without the festive, Marina Bay looks amazing…

This is the second shoot with Joanne’s family and it was a very relaxing and fun experience…

As a photographer, we also need to conduct ourselves in a manner that don’t cause much public nuisance so we make the work of security guard a lot easier… respect others and others will do the same.

Give us a call 8858 0088 and have a chat to see what we can help your family in getting the best images…



Hart Tan

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