Home – A Perfect Place – Newborn Photography Singapore

Home – Nesting Place

There is no place like home when its time to nest.

Many Mums and Mum-to-be know that nesting feeling they get just before and after baby is born.  You feel so safe and comfortable in your own home as you adjust to your new little bundle of joy. Many new Mums are also taking care to heal the wounds of labour and c- sections which means they need to stay at home and rest as much as they can. 

This is when you most appreciate that Hart Tan from Tomato Photo can come to your home and work his photography to preserve the memories of your little newborn. Click on this link to see images that you can have of your little ones, right at the comfort of your home

Home – Stress-Free For Newborn Photoshoot

Picture this… You and your husband just got home from the hospital with your tiny newborn. You know these moments won’t last long and in a matter of weeks your precious bundle will no longer be a newborn.

When you are thinking, another reality strike you, the headache and chore to travel anywhere. In the first week, mothers still feel much in pain and learning how to manage the little newborn, the last thing you want to do is the chore to travel! That is the reason why, we have been focus the attention to bring the the comfort of having the professional newborn photography right at your home. You can see some of the sample home images done for clients right at the comfort of their home.

Imagine that, you are looking forward to your newborn photography session in a couple of days; you are so glad your photographer is willing to do the session in the comfort of your own home, it takes so much of the stress out of taking pictures. That exactly what you want for your baby, a stress free and loving environment as they get to know this new world all around them.

In Confinement? We hear you..

Many Mums in Singapore find themselves on confinement and are unable to leave their home for the first month after giving birth for health reasons.  This is also perfect for those who want those newborn shots but don’t want to break the confinement period.  Dads also like the fact that photography can be done at home as they can relax and are more open to those embracing shots with their wife and baby.  Having the shoot at home means total convenience as you have all of babies items and comforts all around you.  Their is no need to pack up that big baby bag and pram and track down a taxi, simple sit on your sofa and let Hart do all the work.

How Long Is The Session?

Mothers always looking out for the best interest for their family and newborn baby when it comes to newborn photography. We understand some mums have back to back appointments with the gyn/ob, post-natal massage, or child’s vaccination visits and you don’t have the whole day to spare for newborn photoshoot.

With over a decade of experience, we learn to maximise your timing. Whether you choose to have your post natal massage or having lunch at home, we certainly offer you the flexibility to have the newborn shoot at the same time.

We also understand that you are worried about the unpredictable nature of the baby, in fact, with sufficient knowledge, majority of baby are predictable in the hand of experience photographer, just that you are learning the rope, you can rest assure that our experience will bring much comfort that you needed. The time needed for each baby is different, so we will give you as much time as we need to ensure that you get your beautiful images that you love, and at the same time, keeping the session as short as possible to ensure that you have enough rest while give you a great collection of images that you can select from. If you need to press us for the time, 1-2 hours is usually needed for 95% of the newborn shoot. 3-4 hours is also possible should the baby needed more time to settle.

We factor in sufficient time that you can feed, change and burp baby so that they are happy little posers.  Our home sessions are all about comfort, family and bonding which can be achieved in this stress free environment

Looking at these images its hard to believe that we are not in a studio….

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Its all about memories, one day your now grown up baby can see where and how you lived at the time of their birth…..

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We understand that you might be a little nervous if this is the first time that you are considering newborn photography, or perhaps you had a prior bad experience elsewhere, you know that having someone who has a decade of experience and a soothing personality makes a huge difference in the shoot. Beautiful images is a non-negotiable, however, helping our clients to feel relax and comfortable at their own shoot makes all the difference.

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Client will get our signature Fine Art newborn photography as well as the lifestyle newborn photography with the family. Here are the 5 different variations of styles you will get from one session.

Last but not least…  this is what our clients have to say about their experience with us..

Hart was amazing. He is such a natural with newborns that got us parents wondering how he made our baby so calm while moving her around to have different shots of her. Hart is a professional where he is able to put us all at ease together with our parents. He gave us good guidance which resulted in having such beautiful photos processed! We’d definitely recommend him to anyone who wishes to take family or newborn shoots. Your babies would love him too! – Hakim Amir Hamzah

We booked Hart for a newborn photo shoot when our daughter was 10 days old. Hart was patient and gentle with our daughter as he moved her into position. He had a great collection of prop and provided us with good feedback to get the best of the family images. I would use him again. – Liane Wolfe

Hart far exceeded our expectations. He is amazing with kids and managed well both our newborn and toddler. We anticipated a stressful photo session but ended up having a great time! His shots are all great and the hard print photos that we got are of very high quality. Thank you Hart! We’ll look you up again when it’s time to update our family photos. – Joan Dela Cruz

Regards,

Tomatonian
8858 0088
info@tomato.sg
www.tomato.sg
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5 Reasons For Doing A Pet Family Photoshoot in Studio or On-Location

Over my long career of photographing families, the term pet family photoshoot kept popping up.

Maybe because Pet Photography has established itself as another genre of its own and the thought of combining pet photography and family photography started to manifest itself.

I have had many families asking me if they can include their pet dog or cats in their Family Portrait Session. The answer would definitely be “Sure! Bring them along!!!”

Not only are your dogs a huge part of your family, they are also one of your key members. They are companions, they are playmates, they have strong bond to the family members. They certainly add to the dynamics to any family shoot.

I got to learn about the term ‘fur kid’ only couple of years ago through an incoming email asking if I welcome ‘fur kids’. That was when I had to google to find out what it meant… LOL..

The only pet I had was having and breeding lots of fish when I was a kid. Running around drains catching worms to feed my large supply of fishes. As I left home to further my studies in Australia, I kept an eastern long neck turtle.

Looking back, it seems that the type of pets I have seem to be scaly water type pets. I haven’t had a furry type of pet like a dog, cat, rabbit or guinea pig before. So, the term ‘Fur kid’ just didn’t resonate at that point of time.

Nevertheless, as I began to photograph more couples or families with pet dogs or cats, I began to sense the deep connection between the pets, the baby and the family.

The interaction between the baby and the dog are clearly phenomenal…. almost like best buddies.

The laughter and excitement sparkles on the children’s eyes as they interact with their favorite pooch. These interactions are so natural that it helps any photographer capture that perfect shot in any pet family photoshoot. Furthermore, a pet is a great photographers assistant as they relax the environment and create love and connection between the family.

So here is the top 5 reasons why you should be doing your next family shoot with your pet in our studio, at your home or on-location.

1. They are part of your family.

Let’s face it, way before you have your own child, your pet is very much part of you and when the baby came along, you introduce the baby to your pet just like you introduce your baby to the rest of the family and extended family. You love your pet and they are part of your family.

2. You want to remember them.

Humans will out live their pet. Dog’s life is rather short, we make comparison of 1 year in dog’s life is very much about 7 of human’s. So by the time they reach 5-6 years old, they are mature and some what less active as we saw in some of the breed.

While we celebrate our life, we want to make sure every part of our life is being captured, that include your pet. After 10 years of photographing thousands of families, I can always feel the sadness when they point out the pets that they used to have and lost them because of old age.

3. Kids love to play with them.

One of the way to get the kiddo to be engaged for the duration of the family photo shoot is to introduce their pets. They love them and you know kids’ love are boundless and I love watch them play, I love the connection that they share and I love they treat their pet just like their best buddies.

Be sure to have those captured and have them for your kiddo when they grow up. Sometimes, the pet understand the child more than we do and they often cheer up the child. So bring your pets for the next family photoshoot.

4. You love them as much as your own child.

You know deep down, they hold that special place in your heart when it comes to pet. They don’t talk back, they are there to cuddle with you when you are sad, spending time with you when you are alone and they are faithful to you as their family too. Perhaps you have told them secrets that you never told anyone because pets are the best at keeping your secret because they don’t share the same language as human.

5. It is part of your children’s memories.

It is especially true if you had your first child and there is no one else… just mummy, daddy, me and my pet. This is a shared bond and love between them.

Have it for your child… after all having your family photoshoot done with your pet is an activity that promotes bonding and connection. It is a perfect activity when it comes to having the memories that can be passed down to your child.

Give us a call at 8858 0088 or whatsapp us to have a chat on how we can capture your furkids and the family!

Warm and cosy studio with more than sufficient props. No pushy sales tactic, just go in, get comfy and start shooting. Hart was really accommodating with our pets and his finger was quick to capture the shots before our pets started getting fidgety. I would highly recommend pets/kids shoot with him as he is super patient and easy-going.

Yvonne Tan
Google Review, 5 October 2019

Hart was super understanding and he knew how to grab the attention of my 2 little nieces during our family shoot. He also managed to capture some great shots of our energetic Jack Russell Terrier in his studio as well! Its our first time doing a family photo shoot with him and definitely will not be the last.

Kingston Chow
Facebook Review, 21 July 2019

We have invited Hart twice to our home to capture some family memories. The results have been fantastic and we could not recommend Hart more highly. He is great with dogs, babies and the adults.

Larissa Dudley
FB Review
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Family Photography Session with Cece & Chris

It is always a pleasure to see familiar faces walk through the studio for family photography again.

Through out the conversation, Chris and Cecelia told me that they put their families memories on the very top of their priorities list.

 

One way to remember how their kids looks like is through photorgraphy as it serve as a record.

 

We watch our children growing up every second of our life and photograph allow us to “compare” how they look now and a few months or years ago.

 

When I first met their little princess, she was sitting up and yet to take her first step and Alex was in his “toothless” years.

Of course like any shoots that involve young children, there are a lot of unexpected challenges.

One of the challenge is to ensure children are well rested before the session… but of course, as parents, you know deep down, they will likely not going to sleep and ended up with cranky and restless child during the shoot.

It was exactly the case with Chris and Cece’s family…

 

This is not unexpected and happen almost all the time in my 10 years of photographing families.

 

One thing that I am extremely grateful is when Chris and Cece allow me to take time to coax their little daughter while we wait for her to be ready. The shoot was only about 90 minutes and it is long enough for me to get enough shots for them and short enough to enjoy the journey.

 

Of course, any family who arrived at our studio have high expectation in the images that they wanted to have.

 

Working with children require a lot of patience and also a lot of know how… different children require different handling… this is the part where is the most exciting for me. I love human interaction in general especially with children.

 

I love it when the final images show happiness and connection within the family and this time round, I had the pleasure to know Chris’ dad too.

I am sure Cece and Chris was over the moon with the results and Cece wrote this to me after getting all their canvases and album done.

We had a great experience with Hart taking our family portrait, the 3 generations.

Hart is a warm and friendly person. Everyone of us able to be joyful and natural in front of the camera! And this is very important when we talk about taking family portrait

This is our second experience working with Hart and we love his professionalism and passion in his work

Hart is really good at kids even for our non stop 3 year old girl. He was able to capture her, her true self and personality ( we will definitely miss her this moment when she grows up)

Our photos are all so natural! There’s not much of editing and I really love the album!

We will definitely engage his service again!

Cece & Chris

Please enjoy the slideshow below for the session since 2015 with Chris’ family.

I hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as I enjoy shooting their Chris’ family.

If you are thinking of doing one for your family, give us a call for a chat and let’s see if we are a good fit.

 

Regards,

Hart Tan
8858 0088
info@tomato.sg


Birthdays and Milestones Captured Forever

children_photography_singaporeEveryday, we simply wait for the perfect day so we can capture beautiful images of our child but as we know, while we wait, the clock keep ticking… Esther simply took the action and make it happen for her daughter… Esther believes in capturing the moment through family photography. This is a special gift that she gave her child. Hoping one day, when she grow up, she know the happiness of being a family…

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I really enjoyed shooting this family.  We shot it in the Botanical Gardens to celebrate the birthday of Esther’s little girl.  With a focus on the family and the love they shared we encapsulated that feeling with the lush greenery of the Botanical Gardens and the soft natural lighting.  These elements naturally enhanced the beauty of this family and the fun day they shared at the photo shoot.

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Birthdays give us the opportunity to celebrate another year of success and happiness but it also gives the family an opportunity to bond and celebrate that bond. Capturing emotion is key to a successful shoot and we definitely got lots of happiness and love shining through in these images.

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As a photographer, I am humble by the words from happy clients by deliver what they really love…

 

We make the process simple for you if you are looking to capture the memories for your children, simply call and have a chat on 8858 0088 and our team is happy to help you.

 

Regards,

Hart Tan
Associate Master Photographer
www.tomato.sg
info@tomato.sg
8858 0088


The 4th Shoot with Veronica and her family

Every year like clock work, Veronica will contact me to continue her quest in capturing the growth process of  her baby through family photography. It started when Ally was only about 10 months old. You may recall the shoot I did for their family from this link.

What they loved about their images is the candidness, the true to life reflection of her child.

Our first shoot started at home and then we ventured out to the Botanic Garden followed by the beach with the Grandparents joining in and this year it was at our studio shop house.  Our studio is in and surrounded with beautiful Peranakan Shop houses.

Veronica was thrilled with the results and I am glad I deliver what they are looking for each and  every single year.

SO here are the images that show how Ally has grown over the for the past 4 years…

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Of course, there is always a story behind a beautiful picture.  Here we are trying to take the nice one for the parents and here is really whats going on out of the frame…

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Regards,

Hart Tan
www.tomato.sg
info@tomato.sg
88580088


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