Newborn Photography with Morimoto Family

I love this home newborn photography session… a very humorous and kind household makes photography fun and creating beautiful images a breeze…

I was in and out in 2.5 hours… most of my newborn shoots are shorter now. Mainly I spend more time on the baby and less wastage on test shots, produces 95% shots that I show clients so I don’t waste my time taking test shots and checking the focus, I can do more in less time. This dramatically reduces waiting time and every shot is shot correctly so no time wasted in post-production of the images. Photography is what I love… as much as I love photoshop, sitting in front of computer isn’t something I love… I would prefer to spend my time effectively thinking how to make our experiences better for clients and spend time with people I love.

I love to put the images to clients while they are still excited from the experience of having their images taken, so clients usually gets to see their images within 3-4 days and receive their order within 7-10 days from order.


Hart Tan

Studio newborn photography with Jo

Tomato Photo has been the fore front in creativity and have been leading the field of Children and newborn photography in Singapore. Looking back 7 years ago, outdoor creative children photography wasn’t even popular, creative newborn photography isn’t something people consider as genre… and there isn’t any studio that concentrate doing just that… I just love how we create a trend that the market follow…

By now, all of my newborn sessions are done with artificial lighting… I used to do it with natural lighting and fairly wide aperture to create those dreamy images… but boy… I am missing out a lot of skin details, texture, etc that you could do with more depth of field and skin tone consistency and those lovely B&W images.

I love the freedom to shoot any where and any time with consistency that is not seen with natural light. I was avoiding using artificial light because I don’t know how to control it… but over the past year or so, a lot of work have been poured in to create beautiful lighting and yes, I am taking the lighting to the next level. The level that emulate “mood” that you can feel.

Anyway, Jo and her family came over to my studio for their newborn photography session… I love capturing beyond the peaceful nature of the newborn, I love the smiles, I love the funny faces, I love those emotion type of shots… something that is quite unique to each baby.




Hart Tan



Studio newborn photography with De Groots

Always nice to hear from a familiar name pop up on the email inbox and it is nice to know the news of new addition for the family that I have photographed previously…

My idea for my photography work is evolve around Feel, Mood and Moment… something that touches me when “see” it happening in front of my eyes…

Newborn Photography has always been a milestone that is always urgent, we have a very small window to get the right images for newborn (under 10 days to be precise). So when clients are looking for award winning fine art newborn images and enjoyable experience and personalised service, Tomato Photo is usually on top of the list.

These are wonderful, thank you so much.
Now the difficult decision of which ones to get printed! – Rachael


I love the look of those beautiful fine art prints and canvases display proudly at their home…


Hart Tan



Lifestyle newborn photography at home

One of the best part of any newborn photography session is the chat while waiting for the little newborn to feed.

It is great to understand clients better in what form their ideas of this world.


Its always nice to know clients enjoy the session and gotten what they wanted.

Hi Hart,

Thank you. All is good as we enter into the 3rd week of parenthood. Hope all is well at your end too.

We throughly enjoyed the session with you. Seeing and learning from how you were able to handle the baby was a big plus for me. All in all, we could not have asked for anyone better to do this for our firstborn.

The pictures are all so lovely and it’s created a (good) problem for us to make our selection. Would definitely need some time before reverting.

As for the usage of the pictures, it is fine with us so long we can keep the identity anonymous.

Once again, thank you for your time, creativity and passion in creating and capturing these magical moments for our family.



Hart Tan


When is the best time? Family Photography

This has to be the the “MOST” frequently asked question when I talk to people about their family portrait…

Sure, we all want to look good in the pictures, we wish that we lost another few pounds off, we wish that we could have our hair done nicely, we wish we waited for the “perfect” time to have the session done… but when is the best time? It is about offering your child an insight into the past on the time they spend with us.

When i looked back to the images that I had with my parents, I remember the time I spend with them… I remember the stuff we do together, I remember all other stuff and almost never look at how my parents looks like… because I love them… How they look aren’t going to change how much love I have for them and now I wish I have more picture with my mother. Time simply past too quickly…

I have clients who think their little newborn is too wrinkly and wanted to wait for the baby to be a little chubbier, but only realise it is impossible to capture the newborn like how they were in the tummy once passed 2 weeks
I have clients who think they will wait for their child to be able to sit up, life gets in the way and they finally came when the baby had a little sibling…
I have clients who think they love little first steps picture, by the time I meet them, the child is running around.

We spend a few second here and there doing “things” but rarely we really spend a few minutes sit down and look at people we love… time simply slipped away too quickly.

Newborn is only a newborn when they are less then 3 weeks old… a 6 months old is really a 6 months old when they are not 8 months old… by the time we look back… our children probably graduated their university and get on with their life…

“oh how I wish I had… ” This is part of the sentence I hear way too often… Ultimately, I think anything is the best time to preserve the memories for your children. They might not understand now… but it is your gift to them if you like.

Of course, if you would like to be part of the pictures and think it is “perfect time” to have your pictures taken… a help from professional photographers who understand would be lovely so you know you get the best while enjoying time together….

Anyway… Rod and Claire were shopping around for a newborn photographers and have interviewed a few photographers and decided that my style is something they like… something simple, natural and beautiful.

Claire has a very precise requirement and I love working with clients who have precise requirement, I LOVE the challenge and I work really well under pressure and I know at the end of the day, when the client is totally happy, there is something to celebrate.

Hi Hart,

Thank you so much for the photos – they are fantastic.  Now the hard part is narrowing down which ones to print / put in albums as there are so many good ones to choose! – Claire

At the end, the family have selected a few beautiful 25×28″ frames with exquisite Fine art print for their beautiful home and gift for their parents. These are simple images taken from their home… It is about the feeling of that connection that move me to take those images for them…


Hart Tan


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