Recently, I had the honour of Perfect Light being listed as one of the “31 Best Maternity, Baby & Family Photographers in Singapore” by Singapore Motherhood.
When I cover birthday parties, most of the images I capture are unposed. During a recent party, I was talking to the father of the birthday boy while we were looking at the party scene before us. He smiled to me and said, “It is all so chaotic. Tough job!”. My response was, “The challenge for me as a photographer is to find the calm or quiet in the midst of the chaos and capture it”.
For baby shoots, I like to photograph the baby in his or her natural environment (with the parents or on their own) with minimal posing. I do not believe in overly posing a baby. Personally, most of the popular newborn poses look somewhat creepy and unnatural to me. I have never seen my children getting into any of the popular newborn poses when they were babies. Each baby has different fleeting characteristics when they are babies. They normally last a few weeks at most. Besides the normal shots, I try to capture these characteristics if possible. One of the funny characteristics my son Daniel had during his first month was that he would smile whenever he had just fallen asleep (see the 2 photographs below). The smile would only last a few seconds and I am so glad that I managed to capture it. This is something my family would want to treasure as a memory instead of Daniel contorting into some strange pose which might look cute but meaningless.
If you are thinking of doing a family shoot or would like me to cover your child’s birthday party, do drop me a note via the contact me link.