Family portraits are a tradition that dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. Family members would gather together and have their portrait painted as a way to memorialize themselves for future generations. Family portraits also serve other purposes, such as helping children remember who they look like; and how their family is connected.
Family photos can bring people closer together, even if they live far away from one another or only see each other once in awhile.
Family photographs provide priceless memories that last forever, no matter what happens in life later on down the line. It’s worth it to invest in professional photography services because these images will never go out of style!
Your Family, Your Story
Your life as a family is like a storybook. A day a page, a month, a chapter, and a year in a volume.
The storybook of your family should contain beautiful images of your family so everyone remembers 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. 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 their truest form.
What People LOVE in Their Life Storybook?
My clients often tell us that they love natural pictures. Something simple, but simple often is the most difficult thing to achieve. As Leonardo DaVinci says: “Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication”
People say, I want candid photos, what do they mean by candid? are they supposed to do something for the camera? if yes, what to do? If they do it, it becomes contrive, and being contrive is one a 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, the 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 simple, natural and images that is age-appropriate.
We believe that by allowing children to just be themselves and engage with them as they play naturally allows great images to be captured of your little ones.
Main reasons that families choose to get family photos done:
Every family wants to feel proud of their family. A beautifully captured family portrait is often a mean to show those proud moments.
Secondly, families want something tangible to show their children’s growth.
Beautifully captured images offer parents an opportunity to stop the moment as we all know that time waits for no one, as the kids get bigger; or the parents are 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 a 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.
Your family is unique and your story is worth telling. A professional family portrait session will help you capture your story and create memories that will last a lifetime. Family portraits are a way to celebrate your relationships and connect with your loved ones. They are also a great way to commemorate important events, such as births, weddings, and milestones. Professional family portraits are a beautiful way to preserve your family’s legacy for future generations.
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.
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…