Saturday 15 June 2013

Family Photoshoot at Botanical Gardens

I've been wanting to have an outdoor photo shoot for a long time and we finally had the chance to get our family photos shot by Hart from Tomato Photography.

I chose the Singapore Botanical Gardens because it was near to our house and I've always wanted to get some photos taken there. Unfortunately, there wasn't any wind so the girl and her daddy ended up sweating buckets and were both in a foul mood (you can't tell from the pictures because my girl has been well-trained by her mummy to smile no matter what #perilsofhavingabloggingmum).

Nevertheless, Hart tried his best to interact with my girl and still managed to get some really good shots of her despite her resistance. As a father himself, Hart had no trouble connecting with my girl and making her feel at ease. He told me later that she was one of the best clients he had ever worked with as she took instructions so well despite the fact that she didn't feel like it. A real professional model indeed =)

I have so few shots of both of us as I'm usually the photographer of the family so most of the pictures do not have me in it. It was great to be able to get so many nice shots of me and my girl having fun together =)

Somehow or other, Hart managed to capture her reluctance to leave, which was one of the photos that both her grandmothers absolutely loved. I don't know how he did it because she was absolutely whining to go! Towards the end of the shoot she kept complaining, "It's hot mummy, I wanna go NOW!"

Two weeks later, Hart couriered to us our 6x6'' photo album with my selected photos.

Overall, I had no complaints working with Hart. He was very responsive to my emails and messages and was very accommodating to our schedule. Other than probably choosing the wrong outdoor location (the air-conditioned domes at the Gardens by the Bay would have probably been a better choice), I thought everything turned out really really well =)

Disclosure: A complimentary outdoor photography session and a 20-page photo book were received from Tomato Photography for the purposes of this review. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions are my own.
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