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What To Wear For Your Family Photoshoot

“What should my family wear?” is generally the first question most families have when arranging a family photoshoot. It’s a valid question! After all, your images will most likely be displayed someplace in your home, and you’ll want to make sure they’re not only beautiful but also timeless.

Based on our experience of photographing many families, here are some tips for choosing your outfits!

1. Coordinate, not match

Rather than having everyone show up in the exact same shade and style, consider instead outfits and colours that complement each other. Think cohesiveness rather than being “matchy-matchy”. Begin by choosing a colour palette of two to three coordinating colours and select your clothes that will fit into this colour scheme. Coordinating colours are colours that are found opposite each other on the colour wheel. If you’re unsure about which colours complement each other, this handy tool from Canva can assist!

2. Consider Colour Shading

If colour coordination feels too daunting, go for multiple shades of the same colour instead. You can’t go wrong with a light natural palette – think earthy tones and hues of cream, grey and blue.

Having different shades of the same colour doesn’t just mean going light and dark. Shades of green, for example, could include olive, mint, turquoise, and even teal. Throw in a bit of neutral colours like white and grey to mix it up and you’re good to go!

3. Have Variety

Discard the all tee-and-jeans look and replace it with a variety of khakis, skirts, and even long dresses. Allowing this range will let each family member dress in a way that reflects their unique personality and will result in far more interesting family portraits.

4. Don’t be afraid of prints, patterns or even bold colours

While you can’t go wrong with solids for everyone, including a pattern or print in the mix can assist to draw attention to your images. A splash of colour can also do wonders. When styling with prints and patterns, it is important to note that not everyone should be such styles. With aesthetics, typically less is often more. A good idea is to have majority of the family in neutrals with only a few members in pattern or colour.

5. Textures and accessories are your friend

Choose garments with a range of textures and fabrics such as lace, tulle, chambray, knits and others to add depth and character to your images. Layers and accessories can also be used to apply textures. Not only can these help pull your look together and assist with outfit coordination, they can also be used as styling props in the photoshoot – think a jacket slung over a shoulder or a tulle skirt being twirled around.

6. Be yourself

Ultimately, your family photos should represent who you and your family are. Don’t dress like someone else just because you saw an amazing outfit idea. Being comfortable in your chosen outfits and enjoying your projected look will help you love your photos more.

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Preparing for a Newborn Shoot

Aren’t newborn babies just the cutest? This tiny little human whom you birthed has suddenly become the most important person in your life. And the truth is, they grow so, so fast. In fact, the newborn stage barely lasts two months at most! Here are some pointers to help you prepare for a newborn baby photoshoot.

1. Know the timeline

If you’re looking for photos in the newborn phase (think sleepy, swaddled babies), the best time to do this is in the first 14 days. Babies in this two week window period tend to be smaller, enjoy being swaddled and spend most of their time sleeping, thereby making them easier to mould into various positions used for newborn photography. If you’ve missed this marker, don’t worry; newborn photography can still be captured for babies up to a month old, however, they will likely be more alert as they grow older. The best time to do the shoot would be morning, as babies tend to be a little cranky towards the late afternoon.

2. Plan ahead of time

As a new parent, you’re likely to be sleep-deprived, you might want to source your photographer and make a tentative booking based on your expected due date to ensure they’ll be available during that period. It’s also a good idea to talk about the types of images you want to take ahead of time. This way, you can get all important discussion out of the way and focus on getting sufficient rest after your delivery. Continue Reading

Baby Milestones Worth Capturing

Baby photos are so cute. More than that, they’re marvellous because the first 12 months of a baby’s life is when their fastest development happens – and you get to witness it! Their features change in just weeks and so do their abilities. From responding to you with their first smile, to learning how to roll over and sit up. It’s a full year packed with “firsts” – moments of marvel that will never happen again. These are the milestones worth capturing in photographs:

    1. Tiny, Sleepy Days: Birth to 2 months

This is the easiest time to take photos of your newborn because they spend a great deal of the day sound asleep. You can easily mould their posture to get creative shots without any fuss. Just feed them with a good dose of milk prior to the shoot!

This is also the time where you want to remember the smell and softness of their skin, and just how tiny they are in your arms…

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Welcoming Baby Marcel: Newborn & Family Portraits with Jacques & Pei Shing

It’s really nice whenever expecting parents opt for our Heirloom package for their newborn. We get to journey with them through one of their most significant moments in life – documenting life as they await the arrival of their newborn child and then become new parents to whole new person. Jacques and Pei Shing did their maternity shoot with us and just in November, we went over to their home to capture these moments with their little family. This was also a chance for them to have a few portraits of their daughter, a spirited dancer!  Just like mommy!

Scroll to the end to view some maternity photos.

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Newborn & Lifestyle Family Portraits: Calvin & Melissa


Melissa was still under confinement when we did this at-home newborn and family photos shoot for them. She and her husband Calvin were so nice, they let us pretty much have free reign of the house as shooting options! Their boys were so much fun to hang out with and spent a great deal of time showing us their room and their toys – as kids do. When the photos were delivered shortly after, she wrote us a review that totally made our day:

“I loved the whole experience! From enquiry with Wai Teng [the studio manager] to the warm video explanation with Grace the founder. We are very happy with the photographer Chi Yin and her assistant. Chi Yin was experienced with handling our newborn baby and they were well prepared with props!

We are not good with poses but all the photos turned out beautiful because they are natural and we were constantly assured during the photography session. I truly appreciate their tips on how to pose better and where to take pictures around our house as I was under confinement at the time. I know it’s not easy to take pictures with our newborn and two other cheeky boys aged 5 and 7 then.

The whole session turned out to be like a fun family activity with no pressure. We love the photos ! Thank you! Would definitely come back for family photos again.”

We are always so grateful that our job involves meeting wonderful people like them. We always strive to give our best. So hearing feedback like this helps us know we’re doing something right, and we never take it for granted.

More photos below!

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