Home Family Portrait Photography with MacFarlan

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.

Anyway…

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…

Hi Hart,

These are great photos!  Love them!  Thanks so much! – Mamiko

Regards,

Hart Tan
www.tomato.sg
info@tomato.sg
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Best Location – Home – Family Photo Shoot Singapore

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.

Regards,

Hart Tan
Associate Master Photographer
www.tomato.sg
info@tomato.sg
8858 0088


Family Portraits: Why It’s Worthwhile

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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. 

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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.

Whilst you plan to get your own family portraits done annually, let’s also remember to invite the grandparents to join in the shots; or organise everyone to do an extended family portrait.

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.
family_photo_singaporeContact 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

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Beachy Backdrops are the Best

Visiting the beach is always a great bonding activity so here are some tips for the ultimate family outdoor photos.

Take photographs with the sea as your focus.

We love shots when the kids and parents are frolicking in the waves and enjoying the sea breeze.  Don’t be afraid to get in around knee deep and splash your family in fun and entertaining moments.
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Ready Set Action!

Any photographs with your pets or local wildlife in them alludes to freedom and fun. Capture these moments with your child, and the memories would be for life. Shots of children playing with birds or their beloved pooch display the innocence and fun of childhood.  For Mums and girls remember to have spare hair-tie on hand in case its gets too windy.  You don’t want your face to be covered in hair in all your family shots
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Write it in the sand…

Visually document their writing skills their young handwriting and snap away at the proud pose when they realize  they can spell their names.  Include all the families name to mark a moment in time when you were all together and playful
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Use the sunrise to enhance your image

Take advantage of silhouette shots using the natural lighting and shadows.  Use all the colours of the sunrise to create dimension and depth to your family photos.  Remember your sunblock for any outdoor shoot!

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Take a family photo while holding hands

Take group shots of the family holding onto each other and walking away from the camera to show the unity and love shared between members

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Interested in a beach shoot with Hart? Give us a call on 8858 0088 to schedule your family photos. 

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Portraits – We Keep It Classic, A Style That Never Dates

Since 2008, Tomato Photo’s portrait style had been people focused, classic, simple, natural and beautiful. Our focus is always you, your family and your children. 

Keeping it Simple, or KIS principle that we call it.

It is important to recognise the beauty in every person that we photograph and with decade of experience, we learn how to work with our clients to draw out their best. 

One of the reason why we do well is perhaps, I love meeting people, I am intrigued by kid’s curiosity, their behaviour, why they do what they do. I observe, I pre-empt and I anticipate. That’s how I get to to capture the moments and expressions that parents didn’t know existed. It surprise me from time to time as well, as creating images is more or less like a second nature, such as breathing… 

We had such a fantastic experience with Hart – he was so relaxed and easy going and the session was really enjoyable. My husband and I were amazed at how quickly our very shy 2 years old warm up to him. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of the images and would highly recommend. Danelle Slattery

I find beauty in people’s laughter, expression, body language, connection, etc. I learn all that from comments from my clients… they often say something like, oh… that is so her! oh, i love that “look” and I love when they do this…

In fact, my photography skill grow every time I listen to my clients. Capturing what they hope to remember drive me to the pursuit of images beyond thought. It is that simple.

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We find value in simplicity and it is a classic example of how we create our images.

Most clients tell us that there is something in our photos that they like but not quite sure what… They feel comfortable looking at the photos, they can relate and they look real. We presume what they mean is that’s how their happiness “feel” like.

Its life little things that makes people smile more than biggest ticket item that money can buy. 

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Just you being who you are.

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As the years have gone on, we believe that Tomato Photo has remained stead fast in their approach, quality and style. 

Most of our clients choose us because they know getting what they love should be easy. 

Give us a call or whatsapp on +6588580088  to have a chat how we can help you to capture those moments in the easiest way…


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