The next chapter has begun…

The past 7 years living in Singapore has been really interesting… It fills with up and down and drama… now the dust has settled a little, things are getting more interesting.

On photography front, for myself, I have continue to sharpen my vision that offer clients into preserving part of their memories…. The Tomato Photo brand is growing and I am still hungry to take the brand to the next stage… but one step at a time keeping the promises as we go along. I am not perfect, and do pardon me if I make mistake along the way.

Along the way, I found love in nurturing new talents… nurturing them to release their full potential by taking baby steps forward… It is almost like seeing your child walk that first step… so magical…

We set up our subsidiary company, Bambini Photography (, slightly over 5 years ago but only really actively building it for the past 3+ years… the time has passed quickly, through changes and constant improvements  have been set in place to offer their services to our audience. As a mentor, I love to see how they grow and yesterday was the day that they can call themselves as Qualified Master Photographer. It isn’t the end point, nor it is a point that they stop, but it is a point where more responsibility for them to offer their skills to fulfill their client’s need for memories preservation.

The journey they learn to become a Master Photographer is the most important part of the whole process… getting the qualification is just a formality.

It is a way that we continue to bring more to clients who choose us for what we do.

So thank you for everyone who have and will be supporting us through our journey. Without your support, none of these are even possible.


Hart Tan


New “HOME” for Tomato Photo – {Children Photography Singapore}

Hello all…

Some of you might know that we are moving in the next couple of months.

We just outgrown our current studio and we are moving to the new and permanent home for Tomato Photo.

About 3 months ago, we bought a terrace house along Onan Road and after much planning, renovation work has begun…

Downstairs will be our gallery and studio combine and we will be living upstairs until we have more money for commercial property to move our business to….

The new studio will be much bigger then the current one… so I am thinking of having more “photography gathering” in months to come… (after the sleepless night of 3rd baby is over obviously).

So here is how it looks now…

Will be updating this post when I have more photos when its done…

I am grateful for the support from all of our clients who make all these possible… Do continue to support us when we finally move to this new location.


An Evening With Tomato Photo {Children and Newborn Photography} @ Singapore Art Museum – 1 July 2011

Hi all,

Tomato Photo has been invited by Singapore Art Museum to give a talk on Children and Newborn Photography for July 2011.

It is an honor to be given such privilege to share my vision in Children and Newborn Photography using Natural Light.

The registration started this morning and I believe it is full about 6 hours from the start of the registration… The respond is amazing… and I am grateful.

The event was a great success with more then 100 people turn up and glad that no one fall asleep during my 75 minutes talk… There were a lot of my “competitors” in the room…  it was interesting. Thank you everyone who put in their hard work to make this possible and for those who came to support the talk.

Tomato Photo

PhotoYou Magazine Front cover…

Hello all,
I was contacted by the magazine when they were planning for the first issue but sadly, I have missed out on first issue of PhotoYou Magazine as featured photographer due to overseas travel assignments.
Anyway, was really thrilled to be featured on second issue (summer issue) of the magazine… there are 8 pages of tips and tricks on how to shoot your precious little newborn on the magazine.
Furthermore, I was shocked and delighted when one of the image that I took was selected for the cover of the magazine.

Special thanks to our client to allow us to use the images for publication, thank you…

So here it is… do grab a copy from major bookstore when they hit the store sometime next month. I will let you ponder on the content of the magazine…
You will also see this advert in Discovery Channel Magazine and Reader’s Digest.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello all,
It has been a very interesting year….
The year started very gloomy with lots of economic uncertainly for most and things start to improve for us since March.
We are very fortunate despite the sudden gloomy outlook as we still exceeded our own expectation on our initial budget, perhaps we are too easy on ourselves?
We have met a lot of people with Big Heart this year, who go out of their way to help the needy… It has been very privileged to help them in their effort to make this world a better place.
Read a very interesting book call “The Idea book” and it really inspires me to think outside the square and take on challenges that I might not even think of.
Further along the year, one of the pinnacle achievement as far as professional photography goes, is achieving Licentiate status from the prestigious Master Photographer Association from UK.
The year ended with a wonderful news of the arrival of little Oliver (our second child). Alex, the elder brother loves him too… (although, we were really worried about the jealousy in the beginning).
We are really pleased of our achievement this year and certainly gives us a lot of morale to carry ourselves to the New Year. There are still a lot to be achieved and we are thankful everyday for what we have.
Thank you everyone who have helped me grow professionally and open the window of opportunity.
Last but not least, for all our clients, without your trust, we wouldn’t be where we are, so thank you!
Hart, Polo, Alex and Oliver

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