As a Singapore newborn photographer for the last 9 years, the most memorable experiences still come from cultural exchange. Yes, I meant it, it is an interesting thing to learnt from one another and sometimes these exchange helps to build a harmonious society which is very important for the future generation.
So here is my story with Little Akito and his family.
When I first arrived at their place, I was overwhelmed by their hospitality because Maki-san came down personally to get me, so you can imagine how I felt. And when I reached their residence, I was totally awe because it is really very well kept and clean. I know this may sound normal but if you agree with me, a family who just had a newborn baby at home, you will probably have things here and there. My home is probably a disaster in comparison, with my props everywhere!
As I begin to unpack my stuffs for the setup, their family render a lot of help which makes my life so easy! And the best part, they have everyone seated for my session chat. It is something that I started practicing since 2011. The purpose of having a session chat is to help clients understand how the process flow for our newborn photography session. In addition, I usually take this chance to reiterate how newborn babies are handled which is adapt from the parent craft course. I always believe that it is good to maintain some standard practices which is common and useful for parents.
Our newborn session with Little Akito was really smooth, because he just dozed off after nursing. And we had a little bit more surprised when we were rounding up the session with a few more family photographs. This is when we saw him smile in his daddy’s arm!
We ended the photo session with Little Akito smiling!
Ending the session with a baby smiling in his daddy arm really makes my day, but seeing the delight on their faces give me a personal satisfaction. While I was leaving their residence, we were all bowing non-stop and I was totally immersed by this polite culture!
If you are following my Instagram, you will probably know that I brought my younger daughter during delivery and she got a Hello Kitty Sanrio envelope that she kept like some treasure in her secret shelf!