what to expect from your session
the pre-session consultation
The pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. Tell us your goals for having professional photos of your children taken and how you envision seeing the final result.
We work hand in hand with you by going through the flow of events for that day activities that will help us make the session smooth and rewarding experience.
during the session
A typical birthday celebration or baby shower takes place at a cafe, function room, or indoor playground. Some clients also hold parties in their own home for the added personal touch.
Larger celebrations tend to involve fringe activities such as a kid's magician, balloon sculpting, face painting, educational science experiments etc.
During the party, just allow your children be who they really are and leave it to us to document their story. No posing or forced smiles required!
If cake cutting has been planned for, we'll do shots of family and friends during this time. It will be close to impossible to gather them again after this, especially if the party is held at a playhouse where the kids are free to roam about!
What our clients appreciate and value the most are the natural shots and interactions that ooze unique personalities. This, together with small yet details they may have missed.
after the session
Post-processing is an elaborate procedure that involves going through every individual photo and carrying out a basic edit which includes colour correction, adjusting exposure and contrast. For albums, we make it an effortless process by guiding you through the entire process of photo selection and design.
For our clients, the highlight they look forward to has to be looking through what we have captured while at the same time recalling the events of the party through the pictures. Enjoy each and every capture, for these are precious moments that can never be repeated!
But that's not the end!
Actually, we have met many parents who regret not having photos taken of their kids growing up. Because their kids grow and change so quickly, many parents actually return repeatedly for subsequent birthdays so that their beautiful childhood can be recorded.
Photographs of their loved ones play such an important part in their lives because it brings them back to a time that can never be re-lived again.
one more thing!
"get in the photos for your child's sake"
Don't fret about how you look on camera. In their eyes, parents are perfect as they are, and every child would want nothing more than see how they were loved and cherished.
Forget about fiddling with your phone or camera and stop missing out on interacting with your guests. YOU are the reason they are there!
Having a dedicated photographer you trust gives you peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy the fabulous party you have worked so hard to put together.
"digital files don't last?!"
And when you receive the digital files, I strongly encourage you to create a printed album of your favourite photos, or save the time and let us do the work for you.
Digital files are non-archival due to rapid technological changes and changing file formats! Not to mention hard disk crashes too. Just think about how many cassette tapes can no longer be played back.
I learnt the hard way, having experienced multiple hard disk crashes many years back, losing precious, precious data that's forever gone! That's when I realised I have been wrong all along.
Soft copies are convenient but they never last!
"print. it's worth it."
Too many people simply keep a thumbdrive of photos in their drawer, totally forgetting about it till years later.
Photos of your loved ones on your phone or in your computer NEVER gets seen or appreciated!
That is why we strongly encourage clients to print before the data gets corrupted.
For parties and baby showers, albums are best for showcasing entire events, just like beautiful picture novels of your family story. And they last 100 years or more.
Print it. It's so worth it.
Get in touch with us to work together for an upcoming milestone of your child. Or check out the blog to see previous photoshoot sessions. Visit our social media on Instagram and Facebook for party tips and information. If you love travelling as much as I do, take a peek at my travel work.