A few years ago a heartfelt post entitled ‘The Mom Stays in the Picture’ went viral. Mamas everywhere immediately got it — we’re just not appearing in the family photos.
Moms are (usually) the ones taking the photos; of the kids, of our partners playing with the kids, at birthday parties and celebrations. We often don’t really want our photo taken anyway, because we didn’t have time to do our hair, or we’re feeling self-conscious about baby weight we never managed to lose. But the result is that there are no photos of us playing with our kids, reading them stories, hugging them… but it’s important! For us and for them!
So what can you do? Other than get your husband to step up and take more candid photos (without being asked every single time), you can get the pros in. Kate from Littleones Photography is a British-born family photographer who has been shooting pics of families in Singapore for 12 years now! She specialises in lifestyle and outdoor photography, so you know you’re going to get something that feels natural and full of fun. Littleones are all about capturing the joyful moments, not about forced posing!
Whether it’s a pregnancy, the birth of a child, a graduation or just some photos of the family, Littleones Photography can make sure your important moments are documented in their signature, natural style. They specialise in outdoor location shoots – which means that they can capture photos of your kids running wild or relaxing in a location they are familiar with and feel comfortable in. The location is up to you, but some of the more popular choices are Duxton Hill (for the divine shophouses), Haji Lane, Gardens by the Bay and easy, breezy Sentosa.
For those leaving Singapore, a family photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to create keepsakes of your time in the little red dot – gather the fam and head to your favourite neighbourhood. Littleones also find that new arrivals to Singapore are keen to document milestones for family back home. It can be tough for family when you move to another country, but Kate can help you record special moments to share with loved ones back home.
Littleones Photography have now opened up bookings for their very popular annual Mini Christmas Card Sessions (yes, Christmas is right around the corner!), happening on Saturday 16 November from 8:30am – 4pm and priced at just $250 (for Sassy Mamas!). The mini-session includes a 30-minute photo shoot, a digital Christmas card, and a 10cm square acrylic block (they also offer a handy option to have your personalised Christmas card printed at additional cost). Simply fill out this form to register your interest, mama!