This beautiful Australian family was about to leave Singapore and asked if I would do their last Singapore family photo shoot. Being neighbours meant that we already knew each other, which is something that definitely helps when kids are involved – there are no scary strangers pointing rude cameras in their faces!
When I do family photo shoots I normally encourage my clients to choose somewhere that is significant to them – either their own neighbourhood, a favourite park or a Singapore landmark that they love. Tonya and Bill decided that they wanted to do their shoot at the East Coast Park; it was a place where they had spent many hours walking, running, cycling, and relaxing, so these photos will bring back many happy memories for the whole family.
We jumped on our bikes and headed down early one morning, hoping for good weather this time: we’d already had to cancel one morning due to a total downpour. The clouds were looking slightly menacing but we decided to go for it. I think the first photos of the shoot are incredibly moody and striking – they certainly make a change from the usual bright and sunny look that family photos normally have. We played around for an hour or so, enjoying the relative peace and quiet that morning and capturing some special family moments. The dark clouds continued to threaten and broke into torrential rain 30 minutes after we finished. Perfect timing for a family trip to the East Coast Starbucks!
Less than than a month later Bill and Tonya said goodbye to Singapore. Their shoot was one of 4 family photo shoots that I did in that last week of June – a busy month when many people leave. It’s a bittersweet time but these families will always have their photos to remind them of the place they once called home.
Call me on 9660-4176 or contact me to book your family photo shoot. We are so privileged to call Singapore home – most of us only for a short time. Let’s make sure that we capture a few moments of this unique city forever.