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Its going to be that time of the year again, when families break out their christmas trees and lights, avidly search the internet for Christmas gift ideas for their close relatives, and fuss about that impending Christmas dinner or party.


People of various religions and cultures commemorate this festival in many ways - school is out, work-leaves are taken and relatives fly in from abroad only once a year to catch up with family and friends. Naturally some will feel the need to capture these precious moments with the help of professional portraiture photography and this is where we come in.


Through the years, our photographers have used  many simple, natural ideas to introduce a different twist to the usual family Christmas portraits taken in our studio. Here are several quirky, easy DIY photography tips which a family can bring to the photo shoot, making their studio shoot so much more memorable.

1. The Classic Combination : White + Red + Green
A Family can prepare up to 3 outfit changes for a family shoot, and we encourage pastel color co-ordination which makes the pictures much more natural. For the festivities, try the classic yuletide colors, which are naturally vibrant and pleasing to the eye (and to the camera lens).

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It is not necessary that these colors are in the clothes. The green can be a spruce in the studio, or the red a festive prop just beside the Christmas tree. If executed properly, this classic color co-ordination never fails to bring across the festive cheer in any picture.

 

 2. Presenting Gifts

The opening of gifts can be that Christmas moment enacted during a photo-shoot. These moments will most likely be filled with an array of emotions, facial expressions and excitement – especially if you’ve got kids around; bringing about some excellent and unforgettable shots.
Capture young people or children at that time when they give each other gifts and open them. Their emotions of anticipation, excitement, joy, delight (and sometimes even disappointment) are priceless gems for the photographer and these pictures will be a joy to view even years later.


3. Using Christmas props

Children playing with lights or toys are usually the most popular ideas during a photo-shoot because the resulting excitement and delight of the child's emotions usually lead to beautiful and easy photos.

 

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The more unexpected the pose and the emotion of the child can be, the better.
The child or baby can sit on a chair, lie on his back or stomach, hide behind a Christmas tree or boxes, throw in the snow artificial snow or silver tinsel, hug a big plush toy, etc.

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As Christmas photography ideas, you can also use soft gift boxes, a sleigh with a blanket or a basket where you can put sleeping babies or put older children. Just make sure that your main concerns of safety and absence of a bright flash are addressed.

 

4. Kisses

There is nothing nicer or more sincere in a Christmas shoot than delicate sweet kisses against the background of the Christmas tree, snow or wreaths.

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Candy Cane Kisses
This is one particular shot which is popular among our photographers:

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For newly engaged or married couples, there’s nothing more festive than a snog with candy canes and mistletoe and this shot is easy to organize and implement:  get two pieces on candy cane together and pose with your beloved for sweet kissing shot.

 

5. Slow dancing under the mistletoe
Dancing together on the background of flashing lights and the Christmas tree. What can be more beautiful?

 

6. Cheers for the festivities
Another easy-to-implement shot : Invite the family to take full glasses of champagne and raise them up, proclaiming a toast for the festivities. Don't forget to put on your Santa's caps for full effect.

 

 7. That Magic Ball
A round glass ball gives a very funny reflection, like a crooked mirror. Arrange a few shots to be taken through or off the ball. You can goof around with some funny faces, adding more merriment to your photo-shoot.



8. Masquerade, painted faces on parade
There are few things which are more thematic than a Christmas shoot. For best results, everyone should be in suits and masks.
It will be interesting to capture such mysterious, yet festive photos as group or single shots.

 

9. Tangle in Christmas Lights
Want something easy and just as effective? Wrap yourself, the kids (or even the pet!) in a couple of fairy lights and see them dazzle for the shoot. Fairy lights always make for a great photoshoot, and they require minimal organizing or planning.

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Try to use battery-powered Xmas lights if you go with this idea, through. (Safety first!).

 

Our year-end festive photo studio sessions are running out fast, so call us quickly if you are planning for a holiday portrait shoot with one of Singapore's best, award winning photography studio this year. To find out more about what White Room Studio can offer, contact us at:


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

 

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A Mother's Love

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL

The story above shows in essence, the depth of love that a mother has for her child. That is why we should always honor this most important person in our lives every chance we get. Mother-love is the great, surging, divine current that plays forever through humanity. Mothers never retire; no matter how old her children are she is always a Mom, always willing to encourage and help her children in any way she can. Mothers profoundly influence our perceptions about ourselves, our lives, and our significant relationships, and a mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Here at White Room Studio, we go the extra mile to ensure we capture facets of this special bond in every shoot. Over the years, we have taken many shots of mothers and their children in special moments of tenderness. These extra-precious moments can be captured in prints, soft copies, frames, canvas and even in our popular photo albums for the family to keep with them for many years to come.

Below are some of the amazing shots we have captured.

Right here in White Room Studio, Elaine, who’s a proud mum of a 7-year-old girl, shares their precious moments doing what they love best - exploring the underwater world!

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You too can capture amazing, memorable mother-child pictures in the Newborn, Maternity, Family or even Graduation portrait collections right here at White Room Studio.

To find out more about what we can offer, call or email us today at: (Phone) +65 62357037 or (email address) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Meanwhile, have a look on our website and facebook page. :)

 

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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It's Graduation Season, and our phones have been ringing off the hook with bookings of our graduation studio packages. But it might interest some to know more about the origins of the gown, the mortarboard cap and the actual tradition itself and what they symbolise.


Similar to getting married, the graduation ceremony has three ritualistic steps. First, walking into the ceremony is a separation of society. Second, is inculcation to transformation and lastly returning to society with a new status.


So, why do we wear a cap and gown while completing these milestones?


As the church was highly influential during the 12th and 13th centuries, many professors were priests, monks or clerics and their students were usually studying to do something similar. Historians believe scholars wore cleric robes and hoods to keep warm in unheated buildings. The significance of the hood dates back to Celtic Groups and Druid priests who wore capes with hoods that symbolised higher intelligence and superiority.

Oxford and Cambridge were the first recognised institutions that made graduation attire official and required everyone to wear long gowns during ceremonies for the sake of unity. Typically grey before the 1950s, different colours for graduation gowns were gradually adopted by students to represent their schools as colour photos became more affordable over the decades.

The graduation hat has changed throughout the centuries and with many variations.


The most prevalent style is the mortarboard cap which pairs with standard graduation gowns and is believed to have been developed in the 5th century evolving from hats known as birettas used by Catholic clerics, scholars, and professors as far back as 1311 in churches. It is named after the flat board used by bricklayers.


In conclusion, the general look of academic regalia seems timeless in the past few centuries and will always remain an important part of one’s academic experience.


It’s pretty special to be a Class of 2018 Graduate! Let White Room Studio commemorate your personal milestone with a Graduation Portrait that you and your family can treasure always! We stand apart and above  all others to bring to you graduation shoots with that special difference.


To find out more about what White Room Studio can offer, call or email us today at: (Phone) +65 62357037  or (email address) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Meanwhile, have a look on our website and facebook page. :)

 

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A mother is a child's greatest teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. All that one can be, or hope to be, they owe it to their mothers. It is true that love begins and ends in motherhood; and in this blog, we at White Room Studio take this opportunity to honor the most revered of professions.

The 13th of May is dedicated to all the mothers out there in Singapore – be they mothers of diverse ages, races, religions, professions or passions. They come from all paths;  professional career moms, stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, single moms, new moms and more. And they dedicate themselves every single day to be the rock, the confidant, the teacher and the anchor to their children, and love itself is the priceless currency that is their reward.

A babe feeds on a mothers bosom at first, but feeds on her heart for life. Only in a mother's arms will any child find the tenderness which they can sleep soundly in.

We hope that all the mothers out there will have a good one on the 13th of May!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you superheroes out there!

Set in a heritage-site B&W shophouse, White Room Studio is an award-winning Fine Art photography boutique studio which specializes in Family, Maternity and Newborn shoots. Natural light is mostly used to capture those heart-warming personal moments, and maximum privacy is provided to ensure you feel totally relaxed. Visit us at http://whiteroomstudio.com.sg/ to find out more!

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There are a number of questions which our White Room Studio professionals are frequently asked on a daily basis. These range from questions like what to wear, to the best time of the day for that perfect shot; and are usually advice which our photographers should readily provide as a testament to their professional credibility.

This blog post addresses the most common questions asked by clients here in White Room Studio, and we hope you find them informative and useful for your preparation and planning of future photo-shoots with us. Our veteran photographers (Elaine and Dan) couldn't resist contributing some some snippets as well and we hope you will find them entertaining.

What are your photographer's educational and professional background?

Elaine studied Commercial Photography in RMIT, Australia. Since 2002, she has been a finalist of the Nikon Award at the Australian Centre of Photography, NSW; and received awards from the Black and White Magazine from the United States as well as the AIPP (Australia Institute of Professional Photography).

She has worked with major photographic galleries and studios in Sydney for nearly 6 years before coming back to Singapore to found White Room Studio.

Dan studied photography in NAFA Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He started his own studio in 2007 and is recognized in multiple photography magazines as an authority in his field. He has taught art and sculpture through the Singapore Arts Community and is actively involved in the local arts scene.

What makes you want to be a photographer?

Elaine: I bought a Film SLR camera in 2000 to go backpacking in Japan during the Sydney Olympic school holidays. Since then, I became obsessed with photography! Setting up White Room Studio with my brother Dan Yeo is a dream come true. Working in photography which is my passion drives me to give 100% of myself into creating beautiful photos for my clients. I love pets and children, I love celebration, and most importantly, I love knowing that I've made a beautiful moment in someone's life, timeless in the form of imagery.

What is your favorite kind of photography session right now?

Elaine: I love newborn shoots. As a mother, nothing feels better than capturing that perfect moment between mommies and their bundles of joy.

Dan: I love all kinds of shoots Every shoot has its moment of perfection which is waiting for me to capture it.

What brand do you favor for your go-to camera? And why?

Elaine: Right now, Sony! Specifically the Alpha 7iii. It has the best sensor in the market now!

Dan: We have Nikon, Canon and Sony professional systems in the studio. Each brand has its own advantages over the others and the best camera system is chosen for each shoot.

How do I find your studio?

Our Address: 219 River Valley Road . Level 2, Singapore 238277

We are located on the 2nd floor corner shophouse next to UE Square, 5 minutes from Fort Canning MRT station, and buses 32, 54 and 195 drops you off at the doorstep. There's an underground car park right next to us, (and many nice local pubs & restaurants). so we're really easy to get to.

Still having difficulty finding us? Call us at 62357037

Our opening hours:

10am to 7pm Mondays to Fridays

10am to 6.30am on Sundays

What are the tricks or tactics you employ to engage with energetic kids during a shoot?

Dan: We utilize a plethora of tricks to engage with your kids. Four methods have proven to be particularly useful:

Singing some songs has had great effect to draw the attention of more active children. At times, our photographers ended the day with hoarse vocal chords just to get that great family shots.

Actively engaging these children works wonders as well. Speaking, joking and laughing with them has enabled our photographers to get the children more participative in their shoots.

There is something about soap bubbles floating around the family that draws the attention of the most energetic of children. They are captivated by them and often try to catch them, producing the signature shots which White Room Studio is known for.

There are props used by the photographers; from child-friendly wooden cars to wooden rocking horses to keep the children in one place for that perfect shot. Sometimes, families are encouraged to bring their own props – items which their children always play with, to enhance that feeling of familiarity during the shoot.

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What should clients prepare before a shoot?

Dan: Make sure everyone is well-rested, well-fed and relaxed. Ample time should be allowed to get ready for the shoot, and some outfit co-ordination is welcome.

Our style is about the interaction between subjects in a natural environment, thus use of props is minimal. However if there are some props you would like to play with feel free to bring them along. Can be cute, can be personal and meaningful. Or just bring smiles!

Should I engage professional makeup artist?

Elaine: Your usual daily make-up might not suffice for a professional photo session. As such, it is advisable to engage a make-up artist to prepare you for the shoot.

Top reasons why using a make-up artist is recommended include:

- Less stress on your preparations before the shoot

- The make-up artists know best how to present your best look for a professional photo-shoot

- They use higher quality of make-up

- you will feel more confident and authentic during the shoot.

- you look more polished and professional during the shoot. 

White Room Studio will help you engage a professional make-up artist as an optional add on to your photography package. Come speak with us to find out more!

What is the best timing for a photoshoot at White Room Studio?

Dan: Overlooking Fort Canning Park, the studio gives the look and feel of being outdoors with an abundance of warm natural light and different creative corners for an intimate, cosy portrait session. The natural light on bright sunny mornings and afternoons (10am to 5pm) streaming through the studio's big windows will therefore be the best timing for a shoot in our studio. Weather with clear skies naturally will be highly desired as well.

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Can I bring my pets for a shoot at White Room Studio?

Elaine: Absolutely! In fact, we strongly encourage you to. White Room Studio is one of the more well-known local studios for pet photography. We have families bringing in their family dog or cat for their shoots on a weekly basis. Dan, our Director of Photography has even been featured in Pet Magazine for his work on pet photography and his team has countless ideas to bring out the best in your pet!

How good are you with kids?

Elaine: Dan had a harp and drums ready to get the kids to warm up. Once they did, they had fun playing hide and seek around the billowing curtains and gave Dan opportunities for natural-looking shots. He made funny faces and let the kids look at their photos in his camera. He had the kids crawling on the floor, and even got down on his tummy to take the shots. The kids enjoyed themselves in the 90-minute session.

Dan: There were lots to choose from – single and group shots, colour, black and white, and sepia. There were pictures of the kids in front of the curtains, crawling on the floor, sitting on the sofa, playing with the musical instruments. I took advantage of the daylight that streamed into the studio to take some great shots.

Elaine: A client gave some feedback that Dan captured the kids’ natural playful expressions well and used the daylight to his advantage for some good shots. It’s nice that he blurred the background to make some photos more interesting and to let the focus be on the kids’ expressions. In short, we are very good with kids with the experience to back up that claim.

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What about teenagers who hate to be photographed?

Dan: We talk to them about what’s cool and what’s the latest, and a lot of the time, the teens end up seeing their photographers as someone who’s pretty cool! Laughing and joking with them, etc

How do you manage the elders (grandparents) who are not used to being photographed and may not understand what the photographer wants?

Elaine: They love being told how good, happy, funny, loving they look!! So many clients would tell us after their family shoot that they’ve never seen their parents or grandparents smile so happily for the camera, let alone kiss each other! Getting the elderly couple to settle into a hug always brings so much laughter to everyone and the entire studio literally light up with delight.

What makes graduation portraits from White Room Studio different from other studios?

Elaine: Say bye-bye to stuffy fake library backdrops and stuffy stiff poses! White Room Studio gives you a fun-filled natural experience in our natural light studio with your family and a fine art Graduation portrait to keep for years.

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Do you shoot for pre-weddings?

Elaine: Yes! We simply love photographing the chemistry between couples; the love expressed in their eyes and laughter, the tenderness expressed in their hugs and kisses. We have couples coming in all year round to capture their relationship or celebrate their happy days, like their engagement days. Our creative direction has given rise to many epic poses which inspired couples to use them for their subsequent wedding portraitures. (And yes, they come back to take those with us as well!)

Professional Hair and Make-up service is available before the shoot as well. Just give us a call in advance to arrange it!

How about corporate shoots? Do you do them as well?

Dan: White Room studio has been active in Singapore's photography scene for more than 9 years. Through this time, the studio has garnered numerous high profile corporate clients including: Chanel Singapore, Christian Dior Pte Ltd, HP Singapore, Dell Singapore, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, National Library of Singapore, Singapore Ministry of Law, American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Merril Lynch Global Services and more.

Our corporate packages range from basic professional headshots for corporate profiles; to more artistic sessions for the discerning CEO and industry artists like chefs, life coachers etc.

What is the viewing session for?

Elaine: A viewing session will be organised after the shoot. This usually lasts about an hour, when you are invited to enjoy the photographs in the comfort of our viewing gallery, Third Room.

We will facilitate the process of choosing the best photographs to adorn the walls and shelves of your home, and our expert eyes in seeking heart-warming sequences will give invaluable insight into the best ways to present your photographs.

During these sessions you may choose from our range of frames, canvas and photo-albums to complement your selections.

Will my photographs be retouched?

Dan: Yes, your selected photos according to our packages will be beautifully retouched! There's a broad spectrum when it comes to retouching! The style we prefer is natural and soft, however just let us know if you have specific ideas on retouching and our professional skills in professional retouching will best out the best in you.

Why should I go with White Room Studio for all my shoots?

The more pertinent question is: why not?

There is no other studio in Singapore like White Room Studio!

White Room Studio is situated in a Peranakan shophouse full of nostalgic character thus giving a wide range of warmth, natural lighting and atmosphere to explore. Our professional photographers are trained to capture real and emotional moments with their cameras. Their skills bring together a unique fine art quality to their portraiture work, giving you a photographic experience like no other.

Additionally, our accolades speak for themselves:

TATLER SINGAPORE

best of singapore award 2017 AND 2018 - best portrait photographer

EXPAT LIVING SINGAPORE

readers award 2016 & 2017 - recommended family studio in singapore

PARENTS WORLD

best of the best - family & kids photography studio in singapore

HONEYCOMBERS ASIA

editor’s pick - best kids portrait photographer in singapore

EXPAT LIVING SINGAPORE

reader awards 2015 - recommended family studio in singapore

SINGAPORE ENTREPRENEURS’ AWARD

2013/2014

HER WORLD PLUS

family photographer - best for realistic and natural kids portraiture

LITTLE STEPS SINGAPORE

top 10 singapore photographer.

To find out more about what White Room Studio can offer, call or email us today at:

Phone: +65 62357037 

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White Room Studio has been known to take stunning pet pawtraits for many families in Singapore. It is no surprise that of these, dogs are the most common of pets brought into our studio – be it a solo pawsome pawtrait or as part of a jolly family.

We understand that dogs can be a very special member of the family, and often capture that special place in our hearts as we grow attached to them over time. Sadly they cannot be with us furever, and that is why the professionals here in White Room Studio spare no effort in making every photoshoot with that special pooch perfect and extra-special.

Be it a large family welcoming the pawsperous Chinese Year of the Dog in 2018 alongside their dog for pawsterity, or just an intimate shoot with that furry extension of your loving family, White Room Studio has you covered with the following tricks and tips for getting terruffic shots with your pooch.

 

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1. Scheduling the right time for the shoot

As they say, every dog has its (good and bad) days. Avoid scheduling the shoot on days when they appear to be sic or look like they had a ruff day, if you are looking for an energetic, action-filled session. On the other hand, if you are looking for a formal, sedate pawtrait, schedule times when the dog has just woken up, or feels rather sleepy.

 

2. Patience is not only a virtue, it prevents unnecessary cardio

A relaxed dog will not make you chase it around (too much). Take a paws and give the dog(s) time to get used to being around the photographer beforehand. A more relaxed pooch will not give the photographer too a ruff time during the shoot. Sometimes, the owner may even be more nervous than the dog, and a patient photographer will have to calm all parties down before the shoot.

 

3. Dog reconnaissance is necessary

Let the pooch or pooches scamper and sniff around in their usual fashion of exploring and getting used to their new surroundings. At the very leashed, the familiarity helps them relax a little more.

 

4. Taking their picture, dog to dog.

A way to get the dog(s) to relax is to get down to their level. This entails a sitting or lying pawsition on the floor to meet them at their eye level. This will pawsibly get them to look at you (your camera) more as well.

 

5. Assistance on aisle 3 stat!

While that spontaneous, fetching shot is great to hope for, sometimes a shoot requires more predictable outcomes. Training aside, some pooches simply will not follow directions, pawsibly driving the photographer through the roof. You may then need an assistant (could be the owner, could be someone else) to help in your “direction”.

 

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6. Have the dog's best friends on standby

Ask the owner to bring the dog's favourite toy or its favourite pack of treats as a special incentive or inducement to encourage better reactions and behaviour. Even if most dogs are trained to various degrees as a bonus, it is pawsible that the pooch still has a mind of its own and its opinions of the shoot may differ from that of the photographer's. However, try to use these as a last resort. Gauge the dog's cur-rent mood and temperament first, and you will know when to bring out the “big guns” for motivation.

 

7. Get their attention with sounds

There are times of utter melon-collie as well that treats and toys doggedly will not work. This is when it might be woof it to get its attention with a squeaky toy (squeezed by your assistant mentioned in tip number 5 behind you). Even then, things might get unpredictable as the pooch might suddenly jump towards the sound, ruining your shot. But at most times, you will get a surprised look from it, while staring straight at your camera.

To avoid barking up the wrong tree, you may want to test a few options; from downloading certain apps that make peculiar sounds, practicing your best dog-bark, to simply whistling. Do not start off with a loud volume though, as it may scare the pooch off instead, resulting in a dog-gone situation.

 

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8. Showcase their character

Some pooches are playful, so a photographer may capture their active, spontaneous sides; sometimes in mid-motion. Some just want to sleep the day away, then take them lying in their most relaxed poses. Every dog has its own character, and pawtraying them in their most pawsitive element goes a long way in creating great shots.

In conclusion, there is no need to be dogmatic about how you take dog pawtraits. At times you just need to think out of the box and be pawsitive on how you can get that great shot.

 

Interested to capture great shots with your pet in an unique studio concept, under Perfect Natural Lighting by Professional Photographers? Call us at 82357037 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now to know more!

 

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Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day. Kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes as well.

During this season, getting the family together for a photo-taking session is also popular. However, organising the whole family for a formal family studio portrait for the Chinese Lunar New Year presents a whole new level of challenges – not only for the family, but also for the photographer.

These are the top 8 tips brought to you by our experienced White Room Studio Team to help families prepare for a CNY studio shoot:

 

1. Outfit coordination
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Be it the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Halloween, this is the best opportunity for Mommy and Sis to coordinate matching outfits for the family in preparation for the shoot. During this season, you will want to match bright festive colours to showcase the fun and spunky side of your your family. For a modern and sassy twist, you may also consider adding matching accessories like scarves, hats or headbands.

 

2. Natural Lighting, Natural Look

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When selecting a studio, most clients appreciate one which has plenty of natural light. Natural light is constant, free and everywhere. Time is not wasted setting up artificial lights in the studio. The best time for lighting is the two hours before sunset and after sunrise, but good photographers will be able to shoot at any time of day by using areas of open shade that will give your skin a beautiful hue and put a sparkle in your eyes.

 

 

3. Make Them Smile, Not Tell Them to Smile

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Children especially, should be smiling in reaction to a fun and happy atmosphere instead of being told to smile at the camera in the usual “Say Cheese” fashion. Daddys here play a big role here as we know most fathers dread photo-taking sessions, and their facial expressions sometimes show it. Daddys, open up and have fun with your family. Let the photographer naturally interact with your children and this will bring forth natural smiles. Parents can also take an active role in helping to coax out those sunny smiles, instead of instructing them to simply grin at the camera.

 

 

 

4. A Hungry and Tired Family is an Angry Family

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Do not show up to a photoshoot with an empty stomach. We have had clients scheduling their dinner at the end of the shoot and you can sometimes see it in their expressions during the shoot. If need be, prepare some snacks for your family members to deal with those hunger pangs. Scheduling the shoot near your child's nap time is also something to avoid. The whole family should get enough rest before the should so they can bring the necessary level of energy to the shoot, making it fun and memorable.

 

 

 

5. Leave plenty of time to get ready

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A family turns up to a family shoot rushed and disorganised, and the tone set for the shoot will be equally rushed and disorganised. Plenty of time should be left for showers, bath, dressing and grooming before the shoot. Professional hair and make-up are highly recommended for mothers and sisters, so they have more luxury time to make sure the family ready. They will also feel more relaxed and confident, and this is reflected on the rest of the family, ultimately producing better shots.

 

 

 

6. Bring your own props

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Some families have their favourite festive props at home. Bring them to the studio, if they are able to accommodate it. Your family has that emotional tie to your favourite CNY table lamp, chair, or even mahjong table, and when posing with these props, more natural poses and smiles will be there for the photographer to capture.

 

7. Bring your favourite activity

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Why stop at props? During CNY, some families look their best while carrying out their favourite activity; be it laughing, singing, playing card or board games, enjoying a favourite snack, drinking tea, or even baking pastries. Speak with your photographer and see how far the studio is able to accommodate a family activity which will get the family engaged in doing something they love together. In this way, there will be more opportunities for the photographer to take beautiful and authentic photographs.

 

 

8. Have FUN with your family

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Laugh, Play, Joke, Kiss, Snuggle, Tickle, Hug and more – these are the key ingredients to a happy and fun shoot. It is a must for the family to bring this along to the shoot, so the photographer will be able to capture your family at its emotional best. Prepare to pick up your children, play with your baby, tease your siblings, kiss your wife. Bottom line, a family having fun is one which is relaxed and happy, and relaxed and happy a CNY family shoot should be, for the best results.

 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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One of the most cheery babies came in for his first photoshoot! Baby Christopher's cute little smile won our hearts over and we couldn't resist gushing over him. Putting baby Christopher down onto our brown weaved basket, he looked towards Melody in curiosity. Soon, she realized that Baby Christopher kept reaching out towards his daddy and she took this chance to try something not many babies will do.

She told Ivo to put his hand hovering over Baby Christopher and just in time, Baby Christopher grabbed onto his last finger.

Ivo picked him up and with some directions on holding Baby Christopher and still, he smiled willingly at Melody. Cute little young guy huh? With Ivo's & Susie's wedding rings on Baby Christopher's tiny feet, Melody snapped a wonderful priceless photo of it! That's a keeper!

And now some photos of Mummy with Baby Christopher. Susie hugged him, and with the help of setting Baby Christopher's hand up, thats a cute picture! Melody called out to Baby Christopher, once getting his attention, got a really nice expression from him.

Oh such a delight Baby Christopher is! His smile melt our hearts and caught really wonderful pictures of him.

Needless to say Ivo, Susie and Baby Christopher were one of the cheery newborn shoots we ever had.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We heard voices filled with laughter before the doorbell sounds. It was great to meet up with old clients who we kept in contact with. Susan brought her two girls over for a fun shoot. Meet Danielle & Desiree.

Desiree brought her special someone along too! Joast.

They wants some fun and glamour shots together. Ladies up first!

With some help of the posing, Dan captured some really natural shots of them, laughing and joking away.

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We also had some close shots between Desiree & Joast. It looks really easy and fun but some of the poses requires some balancing! Desiree show no signs of struggling though! Instead, they joked about it.

Being friends with each other helps make everyone more comfortable and at ease without having to worry about how they might look, or whether they need to do their hair.

Even for the glamour shots were quite simple but striking all together. Best still, they weren't afraid to try out different expressions and poses. It was a laughter-filled photoshoot, and we couldn't help but join in on some of jokes!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

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We haven't had a German Shepherd came in for quite awhile now and when Zee & George brought Tax in, we were amazed with how tamed and collected he is. Such a lovable dog! Dan, being quite the dog lover, went right away to greet him!

After capturing some up close pictures of Tax, Dan wanted to photograph the youg couple as well. We could tell that they were already in love, but with some guidance like, holding of the hand, the slight smiling and shoulders touching, it enhances the emotions within a glance.

Tax, being the affectionate one, he went on top and cuddle up with them. It bought laughter all around. Right after some pictures with them, he went up towards Elaine & Melody to receive more love and affection.

Zee was simply natural around the camera. With a small nudge, and some guidance from Elaine, she pulled off a pose with ease. Together with George, they were charming and really easy-going throughout the shoot.

Oh, we forgot to mention, Tax is a retired police K9 dog too! So not only was he well tamed and trained, he was also alert and at ease. Zee & George adopted him and showered him with endearment.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

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This is our second photography session with the Revheim family. The most beautiful children they have! This time round, we ventured into the great outdoors at a park. As we walked up the hill, we had some fun candid shots of their two young kids, Tuva & Ola. They love the camera! And indulged in the attention! Dan, being the natural, played with them, making them laugh while snapping shots along the way.

While the kids were exploring the park, Melody's attention went to Baby Vetle. Oblivious to the camera, Melody manage to snap shots and move around for more angles. The daylight was perfect for baby Vetle. Not too harsh and not too soft either.

Exploring more, Tuva & Ola went up climbing the trees and playing around. Taking this opportunity, Dan quickly went over, making weird funny faces getting the kids to laugh and smile.

As the sun dropped, Elaine took this chance to use the flare, having the family sit and play on the bench near by. The outcome from the angle, and the flare was perfect.

One of the most fun and enjoyable outdoor shoots we ever had with a family. Especially with playful and adorable kids.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

We have seen madly in love couples, cute looking couple, fun couples and happy couples. But what we haven't had for awhile was a funny kind of couple. Jean knew what to say and when to say things to make Rachel laugh. She glows not only because their baby is coming, but because of the way her hubby makes her laugh.

Needless to say, they were a natural at smiling and playing around. Elaine & Rachel clicked really well and came in with all the jokes too, making the air light and cheery.

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When its time for the semi nude shots, Rachel wasn't one to shy away. Even with two cameras, the air was still light with our playfulness. Tilting up the chin, slightly adjusting the hair and some posing guidance, there we have a sweet maternity photo!

Jean couldn't help but bring amusement into the picture. It made us all break up into laughter! Our favorite photo of the shoot? This one! Because not only was it shining with playfulness, it showed lightheartedness & love.

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