Children grow up so fast, so make sure to capture the memories with a family photo shoot! These photography studios in Singapore specialise in family portraits and have experience in keeping the kids entertained and happy during the process. Here are some great family photographers in Singapore who can capture that perfect family portrait.
The best studios for family portraits in Singapore
Kim Ngo Woodward Photography
Light, breezy, carefree and dreamy: all words that spring to mind when it comes to the stunning family portraits of Kim Ngo Woodward. Originally from California, the lifestyle family photographer captures people’s special moments with their loved ones in their purest and most natural form. The result is intimate, airy and timeless portraits that feel effortless.
Alongside traditional posed photos, each shoot will include a selection of Kim’s signature ‘in-action’ shots, evoking emotions and connections between family members. Her hope is that when clients look back on their family photos, they will say, “After all these years, I still love this moment we captured!”
What to expect from a family photoshoot with Kim
Kim will spend one hour of shooting time at your location of choice. This can be at your home or outdoors. A family photography session accommodates immediate family members, and pets are welcome to be included. Within three to four weeks of the shoot, you’ll receive 80 or more digital family photos including all the rights to the photos. Kim also provides a preparation guide as well as wardrobe consultation before the session.
Kim’s top family photoshoot tip
“This is going to be easy because all I need you to do is be yourself, relax and enjoy the photoshoot. Laugh, hold hands, hug your loved ones and enjoy the moment. I’ll do the rest.”
A word from a client
“We had a family photoshoot with Kim and she was just brilliant at making us all relaxed and having so much fun! She was so easy to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The photos are just spectacular and we now have these memories that we can keep forever! Thank you Kim!” – Natalie Khoo
Theresa Olesen Portraits for family portraits
Theresa Olesen has worked as a professional family photographer for the past 13 years. A winner of multiple international photography awards (and a mum of four!), she also holds both Associate and Licentiate accreditation with SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, UK).
What to expect from this family photographer
Theresa does family portrait shoots both at her studio and outdoors all over Singapore. It’s totally up to you where you want to do the shoot; check out the galleries on the website to see the different styles available.
No matter which setting you choose, Theresa will tailor the session to your preferred style and colours. This is your photo shoot, after all, and the final portraits are going on your walls! That’s why there’s always an initial consultation; this is when you can explain how you want your images to look, and who you’ll be bringing for your shoot. Many people bring their grandparents or even their dogs (at no extra cost), so they get exactly the family pictures they’re dreaming of.
Flexibility is key for Theresa. For example, there’s no time limit to her shoots, and no limits to outfit changes. In addition, you only pay for the images you like. You don’t have to sign up for any package prior to the shoot. Once you see the final images, you can choose your favourites and in which format you’d like them, whether it’s digital high-resolution copies or beautiful heirloom wall art.
Theresa says she strives to make every shoot stress-free. You’ll get full guidance in what to wear and bring and you can also book the in-house professional hair and make-up artist for an even smoother shoot. Oh, and as for posing, don’t worry! Theresa can pose anyone of any age and size; you literally just have to relax and follow her guidance.
Theresa Olesen also specialises in corporate profile pictures and headshots of women and men from all backgrounds. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee, this Singapore photographer can create portraits to suit your Linkedin profile, website and social media.
Theresa’s top family photo shoot tip
“Firstly, choose a photographer whose style you love. Check out their website and get in touch with them if you like what you see. Secondly, don’t prep the kids or the grandparents; just turn up to your shoot and be yourself. The more you relax, the more the children and elderly will follow you and do the same. It’s all about keeping the shoot stress-free. Lastly, keep away all your mobile phones; interact with each other and chat with the photographer – it makes for a much better atmosphere.”
White Room Studio
Congratulations to White Room Studio for bagging Gold for Best Photographer in our 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards!
The award-winning family photographer doesn’t only come highly recommended by us – they’ve got over 1.5k stellar reviews on Google and Facebook!
Conveniently located in a heritage Peranakan shophouse in downtown Singapore, White Room Studio’s boutique photo studio has tall windows and oodles of natural light – a photographer’s best friend!
White Room Studio is best known for its candid and relaxed portraits of families, kids, newborns, maternity and more. Clients are well looked after by the studio team – there’s a guest lounge and stocked pantry for when you need a breather between shots!
Prefer an outdoor family photo shoot? White Room Studio’s signature settings include an open-air balcony, Peranakan corner and European-classic arch wall.
A word from a client
“My experience with White Room Studio was great, especially with three little ones. There was a newborn studio team who made us all feel at ease — giving us time to breastfeed when needed, helping with burping, ensuring we were positioned correctly, and not rushing us at all! Needless to say, the family and newborn portraits turned out stunning!” – Rebecca Bowry
Rebecca Berger Photography for family portraits and photo shoots
Rebecca is an award-winning photographer for newborns and families. Established in Washington DC in 2017, she brings her classic and bright style of photography to Singapore after relocating here with her husband and two young daughters. Rebecca values the importance of getting parents in the frame with their kids, with emphasis on catching joyful moments. This results in images that will be treasured and passed down the family for years to come.
What to expect from this family photographer
Newborn sessions will take place in the comfort of your own home, so you can focus on your new family member without any outside stressors. For family sessions, Rebecca can come to your home or you can choose your favourite location in Singapore. Shoots typically last one to two hours, with enough time for breaks, feeding and nappy changes when needed.
Within two weeks of the session, you will receive a minimum of 35 high-resolution digital images. They will be carefully edited to Rebecca’s classic style, for you to download and share as you wish. If you would like to get high-quality professional print products, you’ll be able to order them online through your gallery.
Rebecca’s top family photoshoot tip
“Allow me to lead you through your session; don’t worry about telling your kids to smile or sit down! There won’t be much posing, just prompts from me to help you and your kids have a good time, resulting in the fun, joyful photos that we want.”
Oh Dear Studio for family photography
Housed in a colonial shophouse with stunning French-glass windows, Oh Dear Studio is filled with natural light and good vibes. An all-female team who are mums themselves, they are super patient with young children. They’ve received over 500 five-star Google reviews from clients, so you can be assured of an excellent photography experience.
Oh Dear Studio specialises in family photoshoots for kids, newborns, maternity, pets and more. The studio’s photography style is spontaneous, stylish and natural. Each photography studio session includes natural light photography as well as contemporary portraits.
A word from a client
“Melody is amazing to work with and pays great attention to detail. She also knows how to make you feel comfortable. The portraits turned out superbly – beautiful lighting and they definitely showcased my family in the best possible way. We loved that she had the lions and the very Singaporean CNY backdrop in her studio. It was also so much fun taking pictures outdoors with the shophouse background. A great way to make and keep memories of our time in Singapore.” – Shimali Fernando-Gomez
87 Kampong Bahru Road, #02-01
9738 3447 | ohdearstudio.com.sg
Karlynne Wintels Photography
Looking for something a little different for your next family photography shoot? Karlynne Wintels’ documentary-style photography captures the beautiful, messy, crazy and funny moments of daily family life.
Unlike traditional family photographers, Karlynne will follow a family as they go about their daily business. These ‘day in the life’ sessions allow children to play and be themselves entirely. No posing required for this one!
“I have had the pleasure to join families for breakfast, board game mornings at home, coffee runs, market trips, sport clubs, birthday parties, playground adventures and even beach outings,” says Karlynne.
Karlynne’s unique approach offers the perfect opportunity for an expat family to capture a glimpse of their life here before they move on to the next chapter. It’s the perfect keepsake of your time in Singapore, capturing the story of your life and making sure memories never fade.
Contact Karlynne for details of her photography packages, most of which include a gorgeous moleskin photo album.
9675 0578 | kw-photography.com
Michael Burgess Photography
Few professional photographers are able to capture the hearts and souls of children, families and loved ones better than Michael Burgess. Drawing inspiration from great black and white photographers, Michael’s signature portraits will beautifully preserve your family’s milestones.
Originally from South Africa, Michael’s shoots can take place on location in Singapore or in the familiar surrounds of your home. A complimentary pre-shoot meeting is central to any work with the photographer. This is an opportunity to discuss locations and ask any questions. It also gives the youngest members of your family the chance to meet Michael so they’re more comfortable on the day of the shoot.
The end result? Exquisite family portraits printed on museum-quality, acid-free paper, that will last for generations.
For a family photoshoot that doubles as a fun day out, award-winning Swedish portrait photographer Gunilla Lindgren of Sugarlight Photography is one to consider. Her relaxed, customised and playful sessions will make you feel completely at ease, no matter whether you’re a little camera-shy or love being in front of the lens.
Founded in 2010, Sugarlight is well-known in Singapore circles for its beautiful family and maternity showcases that capture simple yet profound moments of togetherness. So what’s her secret? “Beautiful belly laughs rather than the usual ‘cheese’,” says Gunilla.
Gunilla’s full-service packages include an in-person pre-consultation. This is an opportunity to meet up and discuss your vision for the shoot. The photo session itself will take approximately 1.5 hours and is followed a few weeks later by a viewing appointment. Here, you’ll see your family photos for the first time and learn about Sugarlight’s products, from albums and fine art prints, to canvases and digital images.
Top tip: Don’t forget to pack a yummy snack for little ones on the day of the photo session. Full bellies equal happy kids with lots of energy to play and giggle – the perfect ingredients for any Sugarlight shoot!
Victoria Gerasymova is the talented photographer behind PhotoSmile, a photography studio that’s been capturing beautiful memories in Singapore since 2016. Specialising in family, newborn and maternity photography, Victoria’s passion shines through in each and every one of her shoots.
“I can’t imagine my life without photography,” she says. “Through my lens, I tell stories of laughter, love and the incredible journey of parenthood.”
And her clients couldn’t agree more. “We’ve had a few photoshoots with Victoria and what I like the most is that she is always on board with my crazy ideas. She listens to what I want and follows it the dot. At the same time, she is very experienced and gives me awesome ideas,” says Oksana Scott.
The Ukrainian-born professional photographer is herself a mum of two, and she knows all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making children and families feel relaxed – whether it’s a first birthday cake smash or annual family photos.
Before the photoshoot, Victoria helps clients select a location and clothing. “Choosing the right clothes can significantly enhance the final result,” she says.
Victoria is renowned for her stunning pregnancy portraits, one of her special areas of interest. “Pregnancy is a transformative and deeply emotional journey for expectant parents, and this is what I aim to reflect in my work,” she says.
Beyond framed images, PhotoSmile’s handcrafted and high-quality photobooks are the perfect keepsake for your favourite snaps and memories – and they make great gifts, too.
We hope this covers all your questions about how to find a family photographer in Singapore – enjoy getting the best out of your family photoshoot! And read on for more about family life in Singapore in our Kids section. Or, find out about international schools in our HUGE GUIDE!