1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng | Singapore Birthday Party and Children Photographer

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We thoroughly enjoyed this birthday party celebration of Yu Cheng, who is the 2nd bundle of joy to this client. He was so cute and chubby that the guests couldn’t take their hands off him!

Similar to many other clients, this was not the first time I have met this family. The first time was at Yu Cheng’s elder brother, Yu Kang’s first birthday party. That was a couple of years ago. Naturally, I was delighted to be given the task of documenting Yu Cheng’s joyous occasion as well.

Such authentic moments will become more and more valuable with time. Kids grow at such an alarming rate that we tend to overlook so many moments without realising it. Fortunately, we can still return to specific points in the past through photographs. In a way, they are windows, or drawers, to fragments of our memories tucked away in some corner within us. That was what I learnt after going through some life events 🙂

Having said that, enjoy these cute candid moments of the birthday boy!

Balloon sculpting | Tommy K
Bouncy castle | Singapore Toy Club
Photography | Truphotos

Beautiful balloon sculpting done by Tommy K.

Amazing and colourful balloon sculpting by Tommy K!

Nice portrait of Yu Cheng and parents
Reflection of Yu Cheng on glass table
Yu Kang, brother of Yu Cheng, having fun on the bouncy castle
Yu Kang, brother of Yu Cheng, having fun on the bouncy castle.
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
Love the glance at the camera while guests were fussing all over Yu Cheng.
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
Love the candid moment of guests interacting with each other!
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
Enjoyed capturing this moment of this totally camera-shy boy having a conversation with his mother.
Yu Cheng looking at camera
Party guests relaxing and talking to one another
Birthday party cake with soft pastel colours
Gorgeous birthday cake with soft pastel colours!
Yu Cheng and family blowing out cake candle after birthday song
Blowing out the birthday cake candle after singing the birthday song.
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
Simple LOVE this authentic smiling moment of Yu Cheng, who seemed to be enjoying some self-entertainment playing with balloons
Kds playing on bouncy castle by Singapore Toy Club
Kids having the time of their lives on the bouncy bouncy castle provided by Singapore Toy Club
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
These girls looked so happy getting an unexpected birthday favour from the host..
1st Birthday Party of Yu Cheng
Yu Cheng, congratulations again and may you grow up healthy and strong!
 

Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club | Singapore Birthday Party and Children Photographer

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This was an exciting birthday party celebration with a Star Wars theme! How awesome is that? Taking a look at the details, you can easily tell that a TONNE of effort went into organising and getting all the various props. Some possible birthday party ideas and decorations include, a huge Star Wars poster, life-sized standing character cut-outs, costumes for the kids to dress up, themed tableware and even a Star Wars pinata kit! Take note not to miss the stunning custom made birthday cakes by Sensational Cakes!

 

This was not the first time we photographed Aaron and Isaac’s birthday party. Indeed, we felt privileged to have been covering their celebrations for the past few years! And the amazing thing is that they have different themes every time, with a different cake for each of them!

 

Check out some selected shots from their special day, with a showdown between all the kids and the evil Darth Vader!

 

Venue | Tanah Merah Country Club
Birthday cake | Sensational Cakes
Photography | Truphotos

Star Wars poster at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Beautiful large poster at entrance to the party
Star Wars themed tableware at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Tableware matching the party theme perfectly!
Star Wars theme favours at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Black Star Wars theme pinata kit at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Cool looking Star Wars theme pinata in the shape of Darth Vader!
Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Aaron posing in full battle suit at his Star Wars Theme birthday party at Tanah Merah Country Club
Aaron looking suave in his full battle suit.
Star Wars Darth Vader Theme birthday party cake with army of storm troopers
Star Wars Darth Vader theme birthday party cake with storm troopers.
Star Wars Luke Skywalker theme birthday party cake
Beautiful Luke Skywalker theme birthday cake
Children rushing to grab candies from Star Wars theme pinata kit at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Darth Vader defeated by kids at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Darth Vader collapsed on party floor after being defeated by all the kids with their weapons!
Kid strangling Darth Vader at birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
One of the kids not letting Darth Vader go easy by further strangling him!
Isaac fighting in his battle suit at his Star Wars Theme birthday party at Tanah Merah Country Club
Girls dressing up as Princess Leia Organa at Star Wars theme birthday party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Girls having fun dressing up as Princess Leia Organa at the instant photo booth!
Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
Star Wars Theme Birthday Party of Aaron & Isaac at Tanah Merah Country Club
The fight between the heroes and the dark forces continue…
 

Pokemon Theme Birthday Party Ideas and Party Supplies in Singapore | Singapore Birthday Party Photography

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Here is our list of resources for birthday party supplies for organising an amazing Pokemon theme birthday party! We realised it was very challenging for mummies or parents to find party supplies and resources on contacting the right vendors when planning a themed party, so we put on our thinking hats, sourced out the best vendors, and put this list together for your convenience!

And don’t forget to check out the FREE stuff below if you prefer to DIY stuff such as the awesome Pokeballs, cute cupcake toppers and water bottle labels.

Contact information of each vendor is provided at each section. We can wait to see how your party turns out! 🙂

 

Pokemon Birthday Cakes

We came across some gorgeous custom made Pokemon themed cakes made by Sensational Cakes. The colours really pop, the characters looked perfect and the lettering were beautifully designed in a way that made them appear extra 3D to the eye. Currently, they have 2 designs and personally I prefer the one directly below with Pikachu looking extra cute!

 

Sensational Cakes

Address | 253 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427507

Email | scake88@gmail.com

Website | Sensational Cakes

Custom made Pokemon theme birthday cake by Sensational Cake | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
Custom made Pokemon theme birthday cake by Sensational Cake | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com

Custom made Pokemon theme birthday cake by Sensational Cake | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
Another custom design offered by Sensational Cakes

 

Cupcakes

These small and quaint Pokemon cupcakes by Bake Avenue would look perfect on the dessert table together with any Pokemon birthday cake!

 

Bake Avenue

Address | Blk 249 Hougang Ave 3, Singapore 530249

Email | bakeavenue@ymail.com

Website | Bake Avenue

Custom made Pokemon theme cupcakes by Bake Avenue | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
 

Balloons, Pinata, Decorations, Plates, Cutlery

Party City has a range of decorations, balloons, pinata and other supplies at their disposal. Visit their online site for the full range! Note that you may have to use postal services such as Vpost to ship to Singapore as they currently do not ship to international destinations. Be prepared to allow a few weeks for shipping.

Website | Party City

 

Pokemon theme balloons | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com

Pokemon theme pinata | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com

 

Pokeball Party Favour

Here is a video by Paula Biggs showing how to make your own Pokeballs! I was surprised at how easy it is! And the results were pretty stunning with a glassy and refined look. For favours you can include small Pokemon figurines or candies/snacks in the balls. Check it out!

Website | Frog Prince Paperie

 

 

Water Bottle Labels

If you prefer some DIY stuff, check out these free water bottle label templates! Generously provided by HaleGrafx, visit this page to download the full size print template, cut them out and you’re good to go!

Website | HaleGrafx

 

Custom made Pokemon theme water bottle label template design | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
Custom made Pokemon theme water bottle label template design | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
 

Popcorn Box

Awesome popcorn box template! Visit here to download file for printing. Note that you need to print 2 templates in order to make 1 box!

Website | HaleGrafx

Custom made Pokemon theme popcorn box template design | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
 Custom made Pokemon theme popcorn box template design | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
Custom made Pokemon theme popcorn box template design | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com
 

Cupcake Toppers

Lastly, we have little cupcake toppers! To make a topper, stick 2 labels back to back with a toothpick in between. They can also be used for other food such as candies, biscuits, buns etc. Go here to download the template file.

Website | HaleGrafx

Custom made Pokemon theme popcorn box template design | Singapore birthday party, baby and children photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com

 

Birthday Party Photography

What is a birthday party without beautiful moments and authentic expressions of your guests and birthday boy/girl to keep? Life’s most precious moments are worth documenting. And our goal is to make sure these images get more and more valuable with each passing year. We offer coverage for birthday parties and baby showers. Get in touch for our packages. We’re ready to “photography ’em all”!

Journalistic and authentic moments of children and babies | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com Journalistic and authentic moments of children and babies | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com Journalistic and authentic moments of children and babies | Singapore children birthday party photography by Truphotos | シンガポール誕生日パーティー・子供フォトグラファー | www.truphotos.com

 

This brings us to the end of our resource list for Pokemon theme parties! How did your birthday party planning go? We’d love to see them if you have any photos to share!

Time Savings & Spectacular Results with Sleeklens Lightroom Workflow Presets and Brushes | Singapore Children Photography

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Adobe Lightroom forms an essential part of my workflow and I use it daily for almost 99% of my work. Each photo assignment involves going through a range of a few hundred to a few thousand images at any one time. That is why I have been constantly on the lookout for tools and methods that will translate to any form of time savings as it works in my favour to cut down my post-processing work to a minimum.

I have used other presets in the past but have yet to implement any of them into my workflow. I ended up settling into a comfort zone of using the same few simple presets which I have created with some minor tweaks to get to my preferred look.

Recently, I was introduced to Sleeklens and their workflow products which helps photographers cut down on post-processing time and at the same time obtain better results. I decided to give the Strike A Pose Portrait Workflow a try for my portraiture work.

After running the presets and brushes over some of my favourite shots, I must say that it was truly a well-worth investment. There are plenty of presets and brushes to choose from. 69 presets and 62 brushes, in fact. For presets, the great thing is that they are editable, which means you are not bound to any preset. For instance, you can start off with a “All In One” or “Base” preset and make further tweaks to fit the style you envisioned, or you can edit and save it as your own customised preset. What’s more, presets can be “layered” or stacked together for multiple effects.

Before and after applying the Kaleidoscope preset.

As you can see from the example above, the “Kaleidoscope” preset made some significant changes to my original edit. I finalised the image with a few minor tweaks, but honestly, the preset by itself is good enough and I wouldn’t hesitate to leave it as that. The next example shows what the brushes are capable of achieving.

Before and after applying brushes for skin softening, eyes enhancing etc to the face.

I was already contented with what I achieved in my original edit, but the Strike A Pose brushes took it a step further and helped provide the finishing touches for a more vibrant and refreshing look. Skin is softer, eyes look shinier, hair and eyebrows are more defined, and blush is applied to her cheeks! Although changes could look subtle, the overall effect was significant, especially when printed into one of our signature albums or viewed on a larger screen. And all of this could be done in under 5 minutes!

These are just but a tiny fraction of what the entire bundle is capable of achieving. There are many, many more presets and brushes to experiment and with. I recommend it to photographers who are looking to cut down on some processing time as well as to people who do not use Photoshop yet hope to achieve similar results in Lightroom alone. You can find more details of the Strike A Pose bundle here. Or you could also check out the entire collection for Lightroom. So many options, there’s something for everyone!

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