We had a family photo shoot with The Snap Shot Cafe in March and we were pleased with the results of the photos, considering how grouchy our little ones were that day. The thing about having family photos done with young children who can be uncooperative and fidgety, you need to have a photographer who is patient, fast as well as having a big love for these little ones.
In the case of our recent photography session, we found Tina, our photographer, to possess all 3 of these above qualities. That day, Baby Megan was a slightly under the weather and so, was rather teary during the shoot. However, Tina was still very encouraging during the process and was definitely fast in catching photos with her smiles.
Tina also helped me to do my make-up that day. So other than having her as our photographer, she is also able to help Mummies to spruce up a wee bit. You are definitely in her safe hands and she has previous experience of doing make-up(you can request for Koren brows!) and hair for brides as well. After months of looking like some haggard-looking housewife, I was so happy that I could be looking somewhat decent for our family photo! Even the dresses that I wore for the shoot was kindly provided by Tina! She is such so generous in sharing to ensure the success of the photoshoot!
Let me share some of my favorites!
The White Series
Prior to our photoshoot, Tina and I did communicated with each other via emails and she was the one who initiated using a Pinterest board to share our ideas and expectations which is something new to me. I thought it was a good idea to have some schema before the shoot even started. So as you can probably see, I was trying to go for some white/romantic feel.
Personally, I felt that Tina was pro-active in her suggestions during the shoot. Like what I mentioned earlier, Baby Megan was unwell(she has a vaccination done a few days ago and it developed into a fever). So Tina did asked me if I wanted to have photos done of me nursing Megan. I am glad it is done because I have never had a breastfeeding portrait done with any of my children before. Looking at this photo now, there is a certain emotional value to me, especially so since Megan is very likely to be my last child and this means this is my final lap of my breastfeeding journey.
The Grey Series
Here’s another series of photos by Tina. This time round, our family were dressed in grey. Despite having much time to plan for the shoot(along with the Pinterest board communication), I started only packing our clothes on the day of the shoot. That’s how disorganized I am as a mother of 3.
In all, I would recommend The Snap Shot Cafe’s photography services. I liked the mini-makeover provided by Tina. I felt so pretty that day! Tina was patient with Megan, my newborn. She was caring to Gillian, who was very reserved during the shoot. She tried to bring Gillian out of her shell by putting on lip gloss for her as well as showering her with loads of praises. I also thought the Daddy/Ryan photos were captured very nicely. Definitely reflected the playful nature of the boys’ relationship. The post-production was fast. Tina returned me all the photos just under two weeks! We were so happy reviewing all the photos!
My only gripe about the photo shoot is the lack of background. However, this can be easily rectified by communication or even good weather. It was so unfortunate that it was so rainy that day and we were limited to indoors. 😦
Disclaimer: The photo shoot was done complimentary of The Snap Shot Cafe.