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No Forced Smiles Here…

As a photographer I often get asked “but can you make my kids smile?”.   Sure, we can do this through playing and interacting in a natural way, but I always tell parents that the heart and soul of your child is in other facial expressions too.  Natural photography that captures moments and feelings is not about that posed cheesy smile, its about what is behind the eyes and the connection the eyes make with the camera.

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As a photographer and parent I am drawn to the eyes and soul of the image.  Often the piercing stare is what really captures the true personality and traits of any child.  Its that connection that the child makes with the camera that the parents will be drawn to and thus framing .  Capturing all moods is crucial to documenting and keeping your memories alive, as parents we know that our children are not always perfect tidy smiling angels, they are little people with thoughts and ideas of their own – so why not capture this through photography.

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Gone are those cheesy 80’s family portraits where children sit on the knees of the parents or not he floor next to a grandparent.  Fast forward to the present and family photography is about capturing a particular moment in time experienced by the individuals in the snap.  As a photographer who takes and sees thousands of photos, its those natural moments captured without telling children to smile and say “cheese” that really make for amazing family portraits

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Remember next time you take a photo of your little one, just tell them to be themselves to continue to take part in the game or activity they are engaged in and then take your photo.  Capture the essence of your child not the unrealistic posed model of them.

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Interested in capturing  your children’s personality? Then give us a call on 8858 0088 to discuss your photography options or visit our Facebook page for daily updates and tips on photography

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Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore – take your camera!

It’s the weekend and time to keep the kids entertained. We loved exploring Singapore this week to give you the top five places to take the kiddies for some summer fun. Here are our suggestions on the best playgrounds in Singapore. Don’t forget to take your camera, its always a photo worthy moment when family plays together

 

Jacob Ballas – Botanical Gardens

We love this spot its perfect for kiddies of all ages to enjoy with an emphasis on the environment and learning more about the garden. With a wet area for play its perfect for cooling down on a hot summers day after climbing the huge tree house. Use a park bench or tree stub to hold you camera and set the timer the perfect family portrait

 

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East Coast Park

Whether is fun on the beach or riding your bicycle this park has you covered. We love to take advantage of the family friendly bicycle tracks and then cool down in the sea for a swim followed by a yummy ice cream from New Zealand Natural. No worries if you don’t have a bike, simply hire one by the hour for priceless family fun. No need for a flash on hot sunny days – just pick up your camera and snap away

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Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay

We just love the water play area, its huge! Don’t worry if you have tiny tot, there is a dedicated play area for toddlers. This spot is great for hot summer days and you can finish it off with a soft serve from Mc Donald’s. Take your camera and focus on getting awesome shoots of splashes and wet smiley facesFamily_photographer_singapore

 

 

Woodlands waterfront

If your kiddies love to climb then this is the spot for your family. With a huge tower surrounded by rope to climb this fort will keep your kids amused for hours. We also recommend a walk along the boardwalk area, the perfect spot for a family snap in the late afternoon.

Pasir Ris Park

 For those families who need a stroller friendly activity then this is perfect for you. The boardwalk gives you the opportunity to be among nature and spot mud crabs whilst pushing your stroller along leisurely. Make sure you take some mozzie spray for this outing and a flash for your camera is a definite must if you are taking afternoon family snapsfamily_Photography_Singapore

 

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Fathers Day, celebrating the love and bond we share

Dads are always the coolest.  As a child you sit on their shoulders, they swing you around with ease.  As we get older our fathers represent strength and patience with their loving care.  As a photographer I love to capture the bond shared between a child and their Dad or Grandad.  The endless love is easily captured on film and the images speaks more than a 1000 words ever could.  Here are some of my favorite recent shots of the bond we celebrate on Fathers Day

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Dad is often the hardest person in the family to purchase a gift for.  Most fathers will say when asked what they want that they don’t need anything.  Here at Tomato Photo we have the perfect gift for Dad this year.  Give him the gift that keeps on giving – memories frozen in a moment of time through family photography.  We recommend selecting your favorite picture with Dad and putting it in a frame for his desk at work.  Even when he is busy and stressed he always has a picture of his loved ones to remind him of how much he means to his family.

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Give is a call on 8858 0088 to schedule a time to shoot the family and dad or let us create a personalized gift card for him to open on the special day!

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Newborn Photography Signature series…

I often ask myself if I am too stubborn for not adopting the new trend in newborn photography which focus on light and airy concept with natural light and pastelly color that create beautiful images.

But I ask myself a question, why do I pioneer the newborn photography for baby under 2 weeks in 2009? what was the motivation, the vision behind what I do… Is it just a beautiful picture or is there a deeper reason?

Often the simplest things are the harder to achieve… take happiness… such a simple little word but how many truly know how to be happy?

My original vision for newborn remain true today… that is to beautify a simple form of newborn pose that mimic the very position in the womb. Something, that even time won’t be able to change it… The truth is I would like to create something so timeless that it will be a legacy that can be passed down in generation. Noble? nope, selfish? yup, totally… but for a good reason.

Here are some of my collection of my signature series… something a little unusual… but simplistic approach to my vision of baby in the womb.

 

If you believe that the greatest gift you can give to your newly born baby is a simple, natural and beautiful, why not give us a call to have a chat to see how we can help to turn those memories into a piece of art that you can appreciate and create a legacy for your children.

 

Regards,

Hart Tan
Associate Master Photographer
8858 0088

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What sets us apart…

baby_photography_singaporeWith so many choices out there in the market, how do you find a suitable photographer or studio to help you in your quest of capturing memories of your love ones?

Its easy for us to show you articles or features  but we believe that it is best said from those who have experienced a photo shoot with Tomato Photo.   Here are our clients thoughts on Tomato Photo

Clients believe in:

  1. Tomato Photo’s professionalism
  2. The ability to handle their children
  3. The ability to capture the moments that clients are looking for
  4. Tomato Photo quick turn around time
  5. Their children are in good hands
  6. Match and deliver what  the clients want
  7. Creativity and artistic vision
  8. Friendly and approachable attitude
  9. Last but not least, my ability to make people smile

Here are some screen shots from our wonderful clients:

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Here are some grateful client emails that we are happy to share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Our vision is to put smiles on people’s face and create images that warm peoples hearts and our actions are reflection in our vision.

On the surface, you can see the images that we created, the price we charge, but many prospects perhaps forget to include the intangible return that they are getting. With this in mind, it is easy to know why 82% of our business is returning clients and referred clients.

So if you want something special for your family… why not give us a call on 8858 0088 for a chat?

 

Regards,

Hart Tan
88580088
info@tomato.sg
www.tomato.sg

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