Frequently asked questions about
lifestyle sessions

It’s a time where you get to have fun or unleash some creative idea you’ve been dying to try out! We aim for natural portraits that are fun, relaxed and casual. Lifestyle portrait sessions usually last for an hour, but you can add on extra hours if you love our company so much!

Ultimately, we want you to look at these images and remember the connection and love you have for the most important people in your life.

Where do we go for these sessions?

You could opt to do the shoot in our natural light studio based in Oval Damansara TTDI, your home or outdoors at any location you prefer.

When is a good time for outdoor portraits?

The best time to do outdoor portraits is between 7am – 9am and 5pm – 7pm (based on Malaysian sunrise and sunset times). That is the time when the lighting is most flattering on a person. For newborns, it’s best that the shoot is done in the morning before lunch time as babies tend to be less fussy then.

Can we do a photo session with 20 of my relatives?

We do prefer intimate family sessions, but we understand that there are times when you will need a session with your extended family members. With such a large group, there is more room for temper tantrums (imagine 8 kids in 1 photo!) so expectations need to be set.

Everyone may not be in the ‘perfect’ mood and so we cannot control all of that simultaneously. There is less room for more intimate, creative images, and we will focus on larger group shots.

Any suggestions on what to wear as a family?

Some families prefer to colour coordinate clothing, whereas other families like to use complementary colours. While you don’t have to all wear white, it is advisable to think about how the colours match each other (dark and bright tones). Please avoid bright red outfits as the colour reflects off your faces and might make you look as if you had 3 glasses of wine at 8am in the morning.

Choose clothing that is comfortable and represents who you are. Try not to use clothing that has too many loud colours, distracting text or prints (Leopard may be cool now, but not so in 20 years to come). Simple, plain tones are good.

When is the best time to photograph maternity, newborn or baby photos?

You can opt to do your maternity shots around 6-7 months into your pregnancy. You probably have the most energy in your 2nd trimester as compared to the end of your 3rd trimester. Not to mention, more agile and no swollen feet!

The best time to do newborn portraits is within 7-14 days from your delivery date. Your baby will be really tiny and sleepy during this stage, so if you like sleepy baby shots, this is the time to do it!

When babies are 3-6 months of age, they are starting to show expressions, especially smiling back at you but they cannot sit unsupported. Around 6-7 months, your baby is starting to sit, so there’s plenty of opportunities for photos. Between 8-10 months, he or she will begin to crawl everywhere, and their true personalities are beginning to shine through. After 11 months, your baby might be walking, or even running… which is a huge milestone, and perfect for photos!

Are pets allowed in the studio?

While we do love animals and do not ban animals from our studio, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the animal is brought in on a leash or cage. Any damages or extra cleaning of the furniture in the studio will be charged to the owner.

What if my child throws a temper tantrum during the shoot?

It’s normal! Trust us! Don’t get flustered, but just go with the flow. Come with the mindset to have fun and play with your kids, instead of asking them to “look at the camera… NOW! AND SMILE!” It’ll be less stressful for you and for the children.

If your child refuses to co-operate, we can take a short break and resume shortly after – ice-cream does help sometimes!