Need ideas for a fun family shoot? Whenever we photograph kids, we think of play! That is the language of children, and the results? Casual, candid images that are authentic and fun! So the next time you plan for a family photo shoot, think of how you can incorporate play into your session. Bring some props or think of an activity that your children enjoy. It’s ok that the images are imperfect with sweat marks, what’s important is the memories that you have just created together as a family.
This is our 3rd time photographing Mika and her daughter, Lanka, who is named after the beautiful orchid. We love the carefree images that represents the bond they share as mother and daughter. What precious memories these are! The best kind of family portraits are the ones where you are sharing a moment together, doing the everyday things you love, like taking a walk in the park, running with the dogs and smelling the flowers.
Darrel and Andrea work in Singapore while their son, Julien lives with his grandparents in Kuala Lumpur. They come back to KL every weekend to spend time with him. “We take Julien out as much as possible to expose him to the outside world,” Andrea told us.
The day they came to our studio for photos was to celebrate Julien’s first birthday. Kids grow up so quickly, and this was a great way to remember everything about him at this age. His laughter, his small hands and feet, and how comforting it feels to hold him in their arms.
Weekends like this are really precious for them. “It’s always hard to say goodbye when we return to Singapore. We’ll bring him to Singapore when he’s slightly older,” Andrea says.
Meeting Darrel, Andrea, and little Julien reminds us how a photographer’s job is never just about taking pretty photos. It’s about bringing meaning to people’s lives and supporting them on the journey with their loved ones. Thank you for giving us this privilege. More photos below!
We’re entering the weekend with some of our favourite shots over the past year… of happy kiddos! These little humans make our days so much fun at the studio and outdoors. Children sometimes take awhile to warm up to someone new, especially when they’re holding a camera. So we have a studio full of props, toys and even small-sized furniture to fit them.
We also know that during this time, many parents would be spending time with their children at home. This is a great opportunity to snap some photos to treasure these moments, especially since kids grow so fast! So we have put all our tips on how to photograph children into a little eBook which we’re giving for free for a limited time! Read on to find out more.
Everyone plays a part in making the family what it is – a place of security and lots of love and laughter! So whenever we’re asked to do family portraits, we take extra effort to spend time with everyone – from the littlest child to the most senior couple. It’s so important that we get to photograph moments between various family members during the shoot. The result? A fantastic collection of of memories to treasure together! Frame these up or print them in an album on your coffee table – you say it, we’ll do it!
Here’s a glimpse from the collection taken with Joyce and her family at our studio.