Black and White Portrait

Black & White Portrait

Images that I love, with absence in color, B&W brings you closer to the subject in the pictures…

What is Black & White Photography means to me personally?

Black and White imagery though simple, it demand a lot from the photographer to be able to manage the subject and make an interesting images out of it.

The word, capturing the moment, though is captivating, I always feel that in portrait photography, capturing the moment it will only be great if the moment present itself. However, every portrait session, the subject demand the photographer to somehow evoke their emotion so moment present itself so that the photographer can capture them. So if you want to have a picture of a smiley child, well, you got to be the clown. If you like a cheeky child, you got to bring those out and when you want a family that “connect” together, you got to make that happen too. Nothing is as easy as it seems. That’s portrait photography and it takes a lifelong learning to do it well and I am still learning after 10 years.

In Black and White, our eyes focus solely on the “content” of the image and every single details are being lay in front of your eyes for your scrutiny.

When you are working with limitation, you are force to produce images that is carefully executed by manipulate the lighting very carefully to create enough highlight, mid-tone to shadow. Basically the brightest white that still retain information to the darkest black that still contain details as well as all the level of grey that is required to make the images interesting.

I learn that highlight bring the excitement in the images, mid-tone bring comfort while shadow bring mysteriousness… combine the three element carefully, you will arrived at an image that is exciting yet comfortable to look at while contain certain mystery that keep you coming back to the image.

Black & White imagery is very difficult to master as it require high level of skills. It took years to understand how light work, not just how it illuminate the subject, but how it create that dynamic in the picture. It is to answer a question of whether you are using light to merely illuminate the subject or lit the subject that evoke emotion?

In many ways, every photographer need to have their own “personal project” that is on-going that allow the photographer to learn what interest them the most.

For me, Black and White imagery is perhaps my personal project that I do every single shoot… I shoot majority of the shoot for family who arrives at photo shoot, but leave some of them remain as my personal work that I enjoy.

I must say I enjoy it very much and perhaps a little too much when my son told me that he wanted to grow up like me, but like to capture the images in color rather B&W. Is it a compliment? or perhaps something else? Only time will tell.

So if you enjoy the Black and White Imagery as much as I do, do drop us a line and we can have a chat on how we can create something together.

Based on 331 reviews
Constance Lee
Constance Lee
January 16, 2023.
My family had our photos taken and Hart has made our experience so memorable and fun. Hart has a warm and lively nature which made the photo shoot so dynamic and fun. The photos turned out amazing and my family and I could not recommend Hart more!
Cherie Chua
Cherie Chua
January 6, 2023.
Hart was the perfect photographer for our family portrait. He has so much patience with our young kids and we were impressed that he could bond with them in such a short time and keep them cheerful throughout the process. Not only the kids, he made the shoot enjoyable for us as parents too! What we also appreciate was his professional skills and versatile personality which produced many natural moments we loved! The photos say it all. Thanks to Hart!
Joan Choo
Joan Choo
January 6, 2023.
Hart came highly recommended by a friend and overall we had a great experience! Our newborn photoshoot was arranged at very short notice and the whole process was efficient and fuss-free. Hart handled our baby well and managed to capture some of the transient cheeky expressions she made! Editing of photos was also very prompt and we received the photos the next day!
Nandhini T
Nandhini T
December 28, 2022.
Great experience with Hart and tomato studios, from organising the shoot with my large extended family of 29 people and the actual photoshoot. Hart was great with the kids as well. Strongly recommend!
Zesa Tania
Zesa Tania
December 21, 2022.
we had a great time with Hart! booked a photoshoot for my whole family, which includes an infant and a family dog! when we arrive Hart makes us feel very comfortable and chatted with us to understand the dynamics of our family which made the photoshoot experience very comfortable and smooth sailing! Hart is really patient with us especially since it was quite chaotic with the dogs and an infant. thank you so much for making it easy for us!
Shao Ni Chua
Shao Ni Chua
December 15, 2022.
We enjoyed & had fun during the photo taking session especially my toddler. We were super impressed and pleased with the photos. We have never seen my girl’s smile being captured so perfectly and surprised that he could even captured lots of happy expressions of my boy (infant stage). Hart’s very efficient that sent us the online gallery in less than 24hours! Highly recommended, & will definitely look for him again if we are going to take any photoshoot in future.
Jean Chai
Jean Chai
December 2, 2022.
We had an extended family shoot with Hart, and I have to say it was such a great experience from booking, to the shoot itself and then the ordering process. I was concerned about how my kids would behave during the shoot but Hart was able to engage them and got some really fantastic photos. I do highly recommend Tomato photos!
Jiaxing
Jiaxing
November 21, 2022.
Highly recommend engaging Tomato photos for newborn shoots! Hart is very professional in handling newborns and the photos are amazing!


Emerald Hill Singapore

Emerald Hill Singapore

Beautiful Family Photos In Historical Emerald Hill, Singapore

Based on 331 reviews
Constance Lee
Constance Lee
January 16, 2023.
My family had our photos taken and Hart has made our experience so memorable and fun. Hart has a warm and lively nature which made the photo shoot so dynamic and fun. The photos turned out amazing and my family and I could not recommend Hart more!
Cherie Chua
Cherie Chua
January 6, 2023.
Hart was the perfect photographer for our family portrait. He has so much patience with our young kids and we were impressed that he could bond with them in such a short time and keep them cheerful throughout the process. Not only the kids, he made the shoot enjoyable for us as parents too! What we also appreciate was his professional skills and versatile personality which produced many natural moments we loved! The photos say it all. Thanks to Hart!
Joan Choo
Joan Choo
January 6, 2023.
Hart came highly recommended by a friend and overall we had a great experience! Our newborn photoshoot was arranged at very short notice and the whole process was efficient and fuss-free. Hart handled our baby well and managed to capture some of the transient cheeky expressions she made! Editing of photos was also very prompt and we received the photos the next day!
Nandhini T
Nandhini T
December 28, 2022.
Great experience with Hart and tomato studios, from organising the shoot with my large extended family of 29 people and the actual photoshoot. Hart was great with the kids as well. Strongly recommend!
Zesa Tania
Zesa Tania
December 21, 2022.
we had a great time with Hart! booked a photoshoot for my whole family, which includes an infant and a family dog! when we arrive Hart makes us feel very comfortable and chatted with us to understand the dynamics of our family which made the photoshoot experience very comfortable and smooth sailing! Hart is really patient with us especially since it was quite chaotic with the dogs and an infant. thank you so much for making it easy for us!
Shao Ni Chua
Shao Ni Chua
December 15, 2022.
We enjoyed & had fun during the photo taking session especially my toddler. We were super impressed and pleased with the photos. We have never seen my girl’s smile being captured so perfectly and surprised that he could even captured lots of happy expressions of my boy (infant stage). Hart’s very efficient that sent us the online gallery in less than 24hours! Highly recommended, & will definitely look for him again if we are going to take any photoshoot in future.
Jean Chai
Jean Chai
December 2, 2022.
We had an extended family shoot with Hart, and I have to say it was such a great experience from booking, to the shoot itself and then the ordering process. I was concerned about how my kids would behave during the shoot but Hart was able to engage them and got some really fantastic photos. I do highly recommend Tomato photos!
Jiaxing
Jiaxing
November 21, 2022.
Highly recommend engaging Tomato photos for newborn shoots! Hart is very professional in handling newborns and the photos are amazing!

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Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park Singapore

Wonderful hilltop park that is perfect for your Outdoor Family Photoshoot in Singapore. Fort Canning Park is centrally located near Singapore River, its lush greenery, steps and its textured walls and doors that bears historical significance provides a unique outdoor family photo shoot experience.

Based on 331 reviews
Constance Lee
Constance Lee
January 16, 2023.
My family had our photos taken and Hart has made our experience so memorable and fun. Hart has a warm and lively nature which made the photo shoot so dynamic and fun. The photos turned out amazing and my family and I could not recommend Hart more!
Cherie Chua
Cherie Chua
January 6, 2023.
Hart was the perfect photographer for our family portrait. He has so much patience with our young kids and we were impressed that he could bond with them in such a short time and keep them cheerful throughout the process. Not only the kids, he made the shoot enjoyable for us as parents too! What we also appreciate was his professional skills and versatile personality which produced many natural moments we loved! The photos say it all. Thanks to Hart!
Joan Choo
Joan Choo
January 6, 2023.
Hart came highly recommended by a friend and overall we had a great experience! Our newborn photoshoot was arranged at very short notice and the whole process was efficient and fuss-free. Hart handled our baby well and managed to capture some of the transient cheeky expressions she made! Editing of photos was also very prompt and we received the photos the next day!
Nandhini T
Nandhini T
December 28, 2022.
Great experience with Hart and tomato studios, from organising the shoot with my large extended family of 29 people and the actual photoshoot. Hart was great with the kids as well. Strongly recommend!
Zesa Tania
Zesa Tania
December 21, 2022.
we had a great time with Hart! booked a photoshoot for my whole family, which includes an infant and a family dog! when we arrive Hart makes us feel very comfortable and chatted with us to understand the dynamics of our family which made the photoshoot experience very comfortable and smooth sailing! Hart is really patient with us especially since it was quite chaotic with the dogs and an infant. thank you so much for making it easy for us!
Shao Ni Chua
Shao Ni Chua
December 15, 2022.
We enjoyed & had fun during the photo taking session especially my toddler. We were super impressed and pleased with the photos. We have never seen my girl’s smile being captured so perfectly and surprised that he could even captured lots of happy expressions of my boy (infant stage). Hart’s very efficient that sent us the online gallery in less than 24hours! Highly recommended, & will definitely look for him again if we are going to take any photoshoot in future.
Jean Chai
Jean Chai
December 2, 2022.
We had an extended family shoot with Hart, and I have to say it was such a great experience from booking, to the shoot itself and then the ordering process. I was concerned about how my kids would behave during the shoot but Hart was able to engage them and got some really fantastic photos. I do highly recommend Tomato photos!
Jiaxing
Jiaxing
November 21, 2022.
Highly recommend engaging Tomato photos for newborn shoots! Hart is very professional in handling newborns and the photos are amazing!

Hart is really deft at capturing moments and indeed skilful at what he does. We like the fact that he is able to engage easily and brings out the best in our emotions and lets the subject speak for themselves. Highly recommended!

Lynette, July 2021

Every part of the experience was exceptional. I booked via email and received very prompt and comprehensive responses from Hazel. We booked an outdoor session, and on the day of our shoot Hart started building a connection with our son the moment we stepped out of the car. This shone through in the photos. All package options were clearly outlined for ordering and the final product was delivered promptly and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend Hart and Tomato photo if you are looking for beautiful and memorable family photos.

Tanya, February 2021

Hart and Tomato were easy to deal with. Good communication and responsive. Hart was super friendly and got the kids engaged and helped make it a fun and memorable day.
Definitely recommend them
#noforcedsmiles

John Garrido, March 2021
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Marina Bay Promenade

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Marina By Promenade is the go-to location if you ever come to visit or live in Singapore; leaving Singapore or is a true-bred Singaporean looking to take in the panoramic view of the Bay area and Singapore’s City Skyline.

Plan Your Next Family Photography Session at this Beautiful Outdoor Location. You would certainly want to park a piece of this into your memory bank!

Based on 331 reviews
Constance Lee
Constance Lee
January 16, 2023.
My family had our photos taken and Hart has made our experience so memorable and fun. Hart has a warm and lively nature which made the photo shoot so dynamic and fun. The photos turned out amazing and my family and I could not recommend Hart more!
Cherie Chua
Cherie Chua
January 6, 2023.
Hart was the perfect photographer for our family portrait. He has so much patience with our young kids and we were impressed that he could bond with them in such a short time and keep them cheerful throughout the process. Not only the kids, he made the shoot enjoyable for us as parents too! What we also appreciate was his professional skills and versatile personality which produced many natural moments we loved! The photos say it all. Thanks to Hart!
Joan Choo
Joan Choo
January 6, 2023.
Hart came highly recommended by a friend and overall we had a great experience! Our newborn photoshoot was arranged at very short notice and the whole process was efficient and fuss-free. Hart handled our baby well and managed to capture some of the transient cheeky expressions she made! Editing of photos was also very prompt and we received the photos the next day!
Nandhini T
Nandhini T
December 28, 2022.
Great experience with Hart and tomato studios, from organising the shoot with my large extended family of 29 people and the actual photoshoot. Hart was great with the kids as well. Strongly recommend!
Zesa Tania
Zesa Tania
December 21, 2022.
we had a great time with Hart! booked a photoshoot for my whole family, which includes an infant and a family dog! when we arrive Hart makes us feel very comfortable and chatted with us to understand the dynamics of our family which made the photoshoot experience very comfortable and smooth sailing! Hart is really patient with us especially since it was quite chaotic with the dogs and an infant. thank you so much for making it easy for us!
Shao Ni Chua
Shao Ni Chua
December 15, 2022.
We enjoyed & had fun during the photo taking session especially my toddler. We were super impressed and pleased with the photos. We have never seen my girl’s smile being captured so perfectly and surprised that he could even captured lots of happy expressions of my boy (infant stage). Hart’s very efficient that sent us the online gallery in less than 24hours! Highly recommended, & will definitely look for him again if we are going to take any photoshoot in future.
Jean Chai
Jean Chai
December 2, 2022.
We had an extended family shoot with Hart, and I have to say it was such a great experience from booking, to the shoot itself and then the ordering process. I was concerned about how my kids would behave during the shoot but Hart was able to engage them and got some really fantastic photos. I do highly recommend Tomato photos!
Jiaxing
Jiaxing
November 21, 2022.
Highly recommend engaging Tomato photos for newborn shoots! Hart is very professional in handling newborns and the photos are amazing!


Family Photography in Garden By The Bay Dome

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Based on 331 reviews
Constance Lee
Constance Lee
January 16, 2023.
My family had our photos taken and Hart has made our experience so memorable and fun. Hart has a warm and lively nature which made the photo shoot so dynamic and fun. The photos turned out amazing and my family and I could not recommend Hart more!
Cherie Chua
Cherie Chua
January 6, 2023.
Hart was the perfect photographer for our family portrait. He has so much patience with our young kids and we were impressed that he could bond with them in such a short time and keep them cheerful throughout the process. Not only the kids, he made the shoot enjoyable for us as parents too! What we also appreciate was his professional skills and versatile personality which produced many natural moments we loved! The photos say it all. Thanks to Hart!
Joan Choo
Joan Choo
January 6, 2023.
Hart came highly recommended by a friend and overall we had a great experience! Our newborn photoshoot was arranged at very short notice and the whole process was efficient and fuss-free. Hart handled our baby well and managed to capture some of the transient cheeky expressions she made! Editing of photos was also very prompt and we received the photos the next day!
Nandhini T
Nandhini T
December 28, 2022.
Great experience with Hart and tomato studios, from organising the shoot with my large extended family of 29 people and the actual photoshoot. Hart was great with the kids as well. Strongly recommend!
Zesa Tania
Zesa Tania
December 21, 2022.
we had a great time with Hart! booked a photoshoot for my whole family, which includes an infant and a family dog! when we arrive Hart makes us feel very comfortable and chatted with us to understand the dynamics of our family which made the photoshoot experience very comfortable and smooth sailing! Hart is really patient with us especially since it was quite chaotic with the dogs and an infant. thank you so much for making it easy for us!
Shao Ni Chua
Shao Ni Chua
December 15, 2022.
We enjoyed & had fun during the photo taking session especially my toddler. We were super impressed and pleased with the photos. We have never seen my girl’s smile being captured so perfectly and surprised that he could even captured lots of happy expressions of my boy (infant stage). Hart’s very efficient that sent us the online gallery in less than 24hours! Highly recommended, & will definitely look for him again if we are going to take any photoshoot in future.
Jean Chai
Jean Chai
December 2, 2022.
We had an extended family shoot with Hart, and I have to say it was such a great experience from booking, to the shoot itself and then the ordering process. I was concerned about how my kids would behave during the shoot but Hart was able to engage them and got some really fantastic photos. I do highly recommend Tomato photos!
Jiaxing
Jiaxing
November 21, 2022.
Highly recommend engaging Tomato photos for newborn shoots! Hart is very professional in handling newborns and the photos are amazing!


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