When Is The Best Time To Do Baby Photoshoots?

I was tidying up my file storage for the images that I took of my children for the past 10+ years. Gosh… time certainly flew past too quickly. They just don’t look like how they were anymore. I am glad I had all of those images captured and archived. It is my strong belief that every parent should archive images of their children. Be it on your phone right through to professional photos.

One of the most frequently asked question by clients would be:  “When is the good time to preserve those images for my children?” or “When is a good time for a family photoshoot?

Like what Dr Seuss will say… “You never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

A collection of baby and children’s photos that I captured since 2008 can be found in my Baby and Children Photography Portfolio.

Here is a compilation of a series of major milestones that I tend to capture for clients through photography.

Newborn Stage – 5-10 Days:

My vision in newborn photography is to record how a baby might look like in mommy’s tummy. Here are more on my thoughts of newborn photography, my signature style and why I do what I do. Find out more about what sort of images you can expect in one newborn session.

..There is a personal touch from Hart which you have to engage his service and you’ll know it…. – Faith Chan, 2018

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Yin Yin Wong
Yin Yin Wong
March 22, 2024.
Hart is easy going and friendly. He could sense that my kids( teenager) ain’t very interested in photo taking 🤣but he made them feel at ease. Most importantly, the pictures taken of them were very beautiful and natural. Hart and his team’s responses are very quick and professional too !
Eunice Lee
Eunice Lee
March 12, 2024.
We chose Hart as his aesthetics for newborn photos were exactly what we wanted, minimal and natural. He is really talented and captured so many unique expressions and poses. We had a hard time choosing what we really liked as there were so many great ones. We’ll definitely be returning for more family photos!
Jacinta Lim
Jacinta Lim
February 28, 2024.
Great experience. Hart is lovely - he really goes all out to make you feel at ease. You can really feel his passion for people and what he does. He just really wants to make sure you have a good time and leave with great shots!
Colleen and Ernest Heng
Colleen and Ernest Heng
February 20, 2024.
Hart was so patient and flexible our timeline. Our dogs got comfy due soft and demeanor. We are very please the level service and the helped he rendered nem to pit together tje tje photo book and canvases. Thank you !
sgltja01
sgltja01
January 31, 2024.
We had a very refreshing family photo shoot experience at Tomato Photo Studio on 21 January 2024. Hart was very creative, energetic and lively making my two young granddaughters very much at home. The photographic images turned out very natural and reflected well the mood. Thanks Hart and Hazel as well for providing the helpful information.
Thomas Ting
Thomas Ting
January 20, 2024.
Hart of Tomato Studio is a superb family photographer. The moment our family met Hart for our session, we immediately felt at ease with his endearing smile and gentle disposition. He guided us throughout the whole session, using subtle gestures and pointers on how to stand and pose as naturally as possible. We had two attire changes (formal and casual) and did permutations of individual, group and various paired shots. The entire experience was seamless and the whole session was done in slightly over an hour. Hart is a true professional and we are extremely delighted with the resulting photos, sweet memories that we will share and cherish as a family, for many years to come. We will definitely recommend Hart to anyone who wishes to have a family photo shoot for any occasion.
Caroline Tan
Caroline Tan
January 8, 2024.
Hart was fantastic! He managed to put my parents at ease and captured their beautiful smiles and all! We had so much fun at the studio and Hart played along - everyone was all praise! Even my ordinarily not so expressive husband had fun! Needless to say, the pictures came out authentically beautiful, and showed our laughters and joy. Thank you so much Hart! Your craft and professionalism - unparalleled. Our experience - priceless. #CTGratitude
Ju G. Pan
Ju G. Pan
January 5, 2024.
Wonderful experience. We did an extended family shot with Hart. He is a wonder with the kids , all nine of them. Parents can just relax and let him work his magic touch. Obviously very experienced photographer with big extended families shots. Highly recommended.
Ramli Mohd Tahar
Ramli Mohd Tahar
December 27, 2023.
A very cosy and well equipped studio. The whole family was made to feel at home before the 2 hrs photo shoot. Mr Hart was very competent and extremely professional during the session. He put all of us at ease and gives good tips for us to pose correctly. Thank you.

Little Baby Stage – 4- 8 weeks

Understanding when is the best time and how to bring out the best out of baby at this young age usually require a lot of patience as well as expertise in handling the baby. At this age, they are happy, smiley and love interacting with people. Mommy’s sound usually makes them smile.

Hart was fantastic with 2-month old son! We had a wonderful time and the pictures came out beautifully! – Hui Li Kwong, 2018

    Little Big Baby Photo Session (3-5 months)

    I love cute, chubby and happy baby…  I tend to find baby is happy, laugh at silly noises and animated face. Understand what makes them giggles is something I enjoy… editing those smiley face tend to make me smile from the inside… that make me happy. Tummy time, teething, etc makes these little people move their mouth a lot. So there are tonnes of expression to be captured.

    …captured the true essence of the boys’ smiles and every time we look at the photos, they blow us away!….- Lele Ng, June 2019

      Sitters Baby Photoshoot (6-11 Months)

      At this age, baby tend to be able to sit up independently… but they are a little more aware and picky about who to smile to… but if it is a little girl, daddy or mommy tend to make them smile… little boy love playing rough with daddy… but at the same time, love cuddle with mum. Fat chubby cheek is the most dominant feature of babies at this age… More Sitters Photos HERE.

      Hart made us feel at ease so quickly, we were all very relaxed throughout the session. He made my sons giggle and captured some great shots. – Olivia Russell – 2018

      12-18 Months Baby Photo Shoot

      Curiosity is the key with baby at this age group. They are curious about the surrounding, they have the ability to move, crawl, cruise, even the first few steps. These are things that they do that motivate me to capture. I love to observe, allow the child to explore their world and capture the curiosity in them. It is also at this time where its interesting to watch them waddle along in the great outdoors when they just started to walk.

      24 months and beyond:

      They love activities…
      they love running around…
      they love to explore this world…

      I love this shot of my 2nd child who love jumping up and down those steps… so care free, so happy… a world of possibility is under their feet.

      ….All those other reviews on how good he is with children were certainly not exaggerated (if anything perhaps understated!) He really does have a lot of chemistry with children and managed to get some great shots of my usually impossible to sit still toddler… – Bernice, October 2019


      These are the first 2.5 years of a child’s life that is worth preserving. They all happen at different times of their lives for a very short period of time. You can do it yourself. However, we can make it simple for you…

      Call us at 8858 0088 or whatsapp us to have a chat on how we can help or simply email us at info@tomato.sg

      Hart was lovely with my 3 year old! He was able to capture the expressions and essence of the moment perfectly, and we have not taken any family photos in the last 10 years. He does definitely have his way with kids. Looking forward to the shoot next year!

      Anne Lee
      Facebook Review, July 2019

      Hart personally took photos for my two boys. My older boy doesn’t like strangers and we can never get a proper photo of his beautiful smile. Hart, amazingly, did it! He captured the true essence of the boys’ smiles and every time we look at the photos, they blow us away!
      We loved that he was really efficient, we have been to other studios and other photographers that by the time we were only halfway done, the boys are very cranky and we had to end the day. Hart was also really quick in sending us our chosen shots and to say they were beautiful is an understatement!

      Lele Ng
      Google Review, July 2019

      Hart was a dream to work with! All those other reviews on how good he is with children were certainly not exaggerated (if anything perhaps understated!) He really does have a lot of chemistry with children and managed to get some great shots of my usually impossible to sit still toddler. Would highly recommend him and will definitely be back. Hart was also very flexible with regards to timing and location – which was very much appreciated

      Bernice Volta Hidajat
      October 2019
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