Family photo shoot on your to-do list? With the right planning, it needn’t be a schlep. There are heaps of stunning locations dotted around Singapore (many of which may be right on your doorstep!) where a professional photographer can capture your little cherubs enjoying their freedom with minimal fuss.
Behind the scenes with Littleones photography
Award-winning Littleones Photography, run by sisters Kate and Emily, is one such family photography business in Singapore. Offering both location and studio shoots, they’ve been photographing children and families from all over the world since 2005 and their success has seen them voted ‘Best Portrait Photographers’ by Singapore Tatler for three years running, as well as being shortlisted for Expat Living Readers Awards for two years in a row.
We’ve seen the duo in action and can attest that well-planned sessions and entertained children, together with Kate and Emily’s warm approach and professionalism, meant that our checklist of images was snapped in record time. No hanging around in the heat here!
So, which locations are the most popular?
We ask Kate and Emily for the scoop on the best spots for families with children of all ages, from newborns and toddlers, to tweens and teens.
1. Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the Bay or East Coast Park
“These are popular choices as place where families regularly hang out together – walking, cycling, flying kites or building sandcastles – and they make a perfect backdrop for happy, natural photographs,” says Kate.
“Whether they’re at Duxton Hill, Arab Street or Emerald Hill, Singapore’s historic buildings are full of character and make a beautiful visual memory of time spent in Southeast Asia,” says Kate. She recently photographed a family of five outside a shophouse in Emerald Hill to celebrate the memory of where the couple first met. Now that’s something to show the grandkids!
3. No place like home
“Some clients prefer to have their shoot in their garden or condo grounds, so children can be captured running freely. If you’re the lucky tenant of one of Singapore’s iconic black-and-white properties, this is a must!” says Kate.
4. The old railway line
“The Green Corridor is another great location,” says Kate. “A Singaporean client cycled along the railway line as a child (and still does!) and chose to have his family photo shoot here to keep this memory going for the next generation.”
You don’t have to head off to a location for great shots when the spacious Littleones studio on the East Coast is on hand (hello, air-con!). Here, Kate and Emily are able to take their signature black and white photographs and you can pop outside for a few alfresco shots if you fancy. “Our favourite shophouse is nearby, with a beautiful blue door that’s just perfect for giving your pics that Singapore stamp,” says Kate.
Whether you’re leaving for your next posting, returning home after many happy years in Singapore, or want a keepsake memory of a place that’s special for your family, book a session with Littleones Photography and capture those memories pronto!
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