Considering having a professional or family photo shoot? Our shortlist of some of the best photographers and portrait photography studios in Singapore will help you pick the right studio for capturing those special moments. There’s still time to get portraits made for Christmas presents to send to family back home!
The best portrait photography studios in Singapore
White Room Studio
Voted “Best Photographer” in Expat Living’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards, White Room Studio is one of Singapore’s most well-known family photography studios. So what is it exactly that makes families come back year after year to have their memories captured by this team of photographers?
For one thing, the studio is renowned for its candid and relaxed portraiture style, the result of making families feel wonderfully at ease during the shoots. With a guest lounge and even a pantry for peckish clients, the team have amassed over 1,500 stellar reviews online for their friendly and welcoming manner.
Located in a stunning colonial Peranakan shophouse with tall and elegant windows, the space is steeped in natural light – a photographer’s best friend – and conveniently located in downtown Singapore, too. While White Room’s unique heritage setting is a popular choice, there are a number of other iconic backdrops to choose from, including an open-air balcony, a Peranakan corner and a classic European arch wall; each reflects an aspect of Singapore’s rich history, making for amazing keepsakes of your stint in the Little Red Dot.
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
Oh Dear Studio for family photoshoots
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 portrait photography studio session includes natural light photography as well as contemporary portraits.
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 of photographers 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.
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 | 97383447
For newborn, maternity and family portraits that you’ll fall in love with, British master photographer Kate Mitchell’s timeless and classic style has seen her consistently voted among the top family portrait photography studios in Singapore.
The founder of Littleones Photography, Kate established the business in 2007 and has since earned an impressive reputation for her relaxed and warm approach, alongside her knack for coaxing even the most camera-shy out of their shells!
With plenty of coffee for mum and dad and toys for the kids, the boutique family-friendly studio provides a gorgeous backdrop for her fun photo shoots. Other locations, such as outdoor shoots with magical light in Kate’s signature spots, can also be arranged.
However, no matter the setting, the connection and joy that Kate’s images recreate is what sets her photography apart, with both little and big personalities shining before her lens.
A word from a client
“Kate has a fabulous eye and has been photographing my family for the last 13 years. In that time, we’ve gone from having one child to four. She is simply the best! A wonderful human, she’s friendly, kind and creative and takes the most wonderful photos, which I know for sure we will cherish forever. I would recommend Kate to anyone in a heartbeat.” – Annie and Sam McGrath
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Quote “EXPAT LIVING” when you make a booking to receive a $100 discount on all sessions (excluding cake smashes and Christmas minis) until November 2023.
Michael Burgess Photography in Singapore for portrait 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.
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This article first appeared in the September 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!