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
Your Family, Your Story:
Your life as a family is like a story book. A day a page, a month, chapter, and a year in a volume.
Storybook of your family should contain beautiful images of your family so everyone remember how they look at that particular time of their life.
Photos can powerfully depict the ties of each family member and the strong bond that they share. Our parent’s generation might not have taken as many photos as this leaves many of us in the lurch when it comes to reflecting on our childhood visually or recalling important memories from events captured in film. The one of the great wonders of our new generation is the access we have to cameras and technology, all of this makes us less apprehensive about getting in front of the camera and allowing a photographer to shoot away our precious family portrait.
We focus on the all important moments of your modern day family. Captured digitally are the moments shared between loved ones. With a focus on fun moments, this is the perfect opportunity to get shots done that reflect your family in its truest form.
What People LOVE in Their Life Story book?
My clients often tell us that they love picture that is natural. Something simple, but simple often is the hardest thing to achieve. People say, I want candid photo, what do they mean by candid? are they suppose to do something for the camera? if yes, what to do? If they do it, it become contrive and being contrive is one of the big no no and clients hate it.
When your kids are under 3, their little silly face is cute, adorable and we certainly love those images, however, same silly face when they are 9 or 10 years old, probably something that we want to avoid. In short, clients love images that is that is simple, natural and images that is age appropriate.
We believes that by allowing children to just be themselves and engage with them as they play naturally allow great images to be captured of your little ones.
Here are the main reasons that families choose to get family photos done:
Every family want to feel proud of their family. A beautifully captured family portrait is often a mean to show those proud moment.
Secondly, Family want something tangible to show their children’s growth.
Beautifully capture images offer parents an opportunity to stop the moment as we all know that time waits for noone, as the kids get bigger; or the parents getting older.
After all, many of your parents are providers for you when you were younger; care-givers of your children; it is even more important if they live overseas.
Displaying tangible form of family photo on the walls of your home sends a strong message to your family and everyone who enters your home that your family means more to me than anything else in the world.
All you have to do is ask someone what he or she would grab if their house were on fire. I’m sure most people you ask would say their family photos. Family portraits frame freeze important parts of our lives that often remind us why we work, love and live.
Contact us to discuss your family photos today! Give us a call or Whatsapp us on +65 88580088
Hart could capture the genuine smiles and expressions on my kids’ faces, and that was what is important for me. The photo shoot was spontaneous and family-directed, i.e. you get the photos that YOU want. – Denise Rachel Yong
Lovely photos we had. Hart was actively engaged with my girls and both my hubby and I do not need to even “control” them. he totally had them under his control. And he really responded back with the photos taken so fast within 48 hours. – Sal Tan
Hart took photos of our family recently, and we were so impressed with his great demeanor and artistic eye. He is great with kids, and he even managed to get our 18 month old grumpy baby to crack a few smiles. Each setting he picked for the photos was really lovely. Very happy with our experience! – Lisa Blackard
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.
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.
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.
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.