Over the past 10 years, it has been a privilege to be trusted by more than 2200 families big and small, ranging from days old newborn babies to centenarians, from happy celebrations to family members whose days are numbered.
We are fast approaching the last quarter of 2018 and it has been a roller coaster ride this far!
At almost every turn, We encounter both good and bad news. The astrologers would argue that the planets are in retrograde for quite a while this year….
My take is …. come what may, life still goes on.
Sooooo… what’s happening?
Let’s start with
1. Tomato Photo’s Journey…
We started in 2008 and many said we won’t make it, but we persevered, kept going, worked hard and work smart, and here we are, 10 years later… we are still going strong. The good news is that we can make a living out of what we do at Tomato Photo and help charity at the same time.
Charity is part of my life as I have seen my mother pass away from Motor Neuron Disease and my younger brother from APlastic Anemia. Donating to charities has always been what we do behind the scenes as we felt there was never a need to publicize this. But we were wrong…
The other piece of good news is, we have the skills to do good and help others in need. On our 10th year, this year, the special Black and White Project was born. We pledge to raise $9900 for Make a Wish Foundation to help in our little way to raise funds so more wishes can be fulfilled.
The bad news is… we are still far from our target. This special project have so far raised over $2000 and we have less than 30 days to go for this project.
Your help is definitely needed. Plan a shoot with your family, your pets, your friends, purchase as a gift to your friends and family… Shoot is $138 and $100 goes into the Make A Wish Foundation. More details here on this link.
2. Studio Relocation for the 4th and Final Time.
The good news is that I have finally found a suitable place to move my studio to Permanently….
a) Lift landing that is wheelchair and stroller friendly for clients
b) Sheltered lobby and access areas for clients to move in and out with ease, rain or shine.
c) It’s right next to our sister studio, Bambini Photography where we can now consolidate our resources in one location
d) Have plenty of parking for clients
e) Able to do studio, garden, pool and urban shots in this location.
The bad news is… I will be leaving my current charming studio at hIstorical Joo Chiat by end of November. I’ll certainly miss the convenience of shooting in studio and heading just outside to include a piece of historic Singapore into the portraits.
For those of you who haven’t shot with me at the Joo Chiat studio, this is the last call for you to do a shoot here before we move into our permanent home in Ubi.
3. Fulfilling Goals and Dreams
Every year for the past 9 years, we have worked through the whole month of December to ensure everyone gets a slot to preserve memories of families who gather and reunite around the Christmas, New Year Season.
This year, the bad news is that I will have very limited slots this December as I will be away from mid December till the end of the year. I will be helping my butterfly obsessed son achieve the last leg of his goal to visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico.
The good news is that
a) I am proud that he managed to achieve the first part of his goal by learning some basic Spanish in preparation for this journey;
b) Saved for a few years to be able to afford his air ticket to get to and back Mexico;
c) I am able to practice goal setting and realization of goals and dreams with my son;
d) Spend quality time with him before he reaches the challenging pre-teen/ teen phase of his life.
e) Finally fulfilling his dreams by chaperoning him to the destination of his dreams…ahem, and me exploring the Mayan civilisation and history at the same time 😬.
So if you are planning your next family shoot with us, there are plenty of reasons to book your family photoshoot earlier this year, either:
1) Make A Wish Foundation through the Black and White Project before October 2018; or
2) By shooting in the Joo Chiat studio before we move out in late November; or
3) Simply to plan your shoot to be done in the brand spanking new studio in early December.
I am heading off on 18 Dec all the way to 1 Jan 2019.
⚡️Hurry and start planning for your family shoot now.⚡️
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