Want some natural and candid shots of your growing family? These photographers are the best in Singapore for capturing babies and kids – and you – at your photogenic best!
Hands up who has a proper family photograph? A beautiful picture of all of you, printed and framed? Capturing moments in time these days mostly amounts to a smartphone on an outstretched arm while out and about in Singapore with your kids. But nothing quite beats getting the professionals involved. Yes, we mean family portraits, people! And we’ve found the best photographers in Singapore for the job.
But throw away old notions of stagey, down-the-barrel, cheesy grins and book one of these amazing photographers to achieve stunning frame-worthy results. There are subtle variations between the style of each photographer listed, but suffice to say there will be one that speaks to you. The one thing they all have in common is an ability to capture your best family moments naturally.
Best photographers in Singapore
Red Bus Photography
Best for: The magic of everyday family life
We previously featured Kerry Cheah, cool mum and photographer behind Red Bus Photography (above) earlier this year (you can read all about here), so it’s no surprise that she’s at the top of our list of the best photographers in Singapore. Why? Kerry not only aims to snap a photo of your kids and family, but each of her photographs shows the relationship between the subject and the environment. There’s more we’d say about why we love her shots, but why not take a look at her portfolio instead?
Where: Contact [email protected]
Evie Grace Photography
Best for: Intimate maternity and newborn photoshoots
If you’re looking to memorialise your pregnancy to the birth of your new baby, look no further than Evie Grace Photography! Helmed by mum and photographer Emily Newell, her photos are gorgeous in capturing your new bundle of joy (although of course she captures shots of other age groups, too!). Folks have also praised her patience and experience – from pre-consultation chats to the shoot itself. Certainly one of the best photographers in Singapore in our opinion.
Where: 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664
Hayley Durack Photography
Best for: Making you feel like your best friend has come over to snap a few shots
Sure Hayley Durack is an Aussie professional photographer with impressive international experience and a raft of awards to her name. But this isn’t why we love her. As a people person, she’ll chat to you and your kids (until she feels she knows you) before taking out her camera. The result? Simply stunning, natural, honest photos of your family doing things you love. And as a mum of three herself, Hayley knows the full gamut of beautiful AND crazy things that kids do. Go with Hayley Durack photography and you’ll be blinking back tears when you see the pics for the first time and every time after that.
Where: 18 Balmoral Park + 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore
Suasti Lye Photography
Best for: editorial-style images
Your family will adore being shot by the ever-chic Suasti Lye, and you’ll score some pretty spesh photos in the process. She’s got style in droves and an eye for seeking the untraditional. One to keep in mind for adult or commercial events too as she has a pretty incredible portfolio.
Where: Contact Suasti Lye via her website
Best for: Seeing moments you never knew even happened
Helmed by the award-winning natural-lifestyle photographer Hart Tan, the team at Tomato Photo are consummate professionals when it comes to maternity, newborn and family shoots. Somehow they just seem to be able to capture that magical moment. They’ll also come to your home – which is darn useful when you have a two-day-old babe in arms.
Where: 62 Ubi Road 1 #10-23, Oxley Bizhub 2, Singapore 408734
Best For: Going above and beyond to capture ‘that’ shot
Bambini Photography is the little sister of Tomato Photo. So as you’d expect, the quality is absolutely superb. You can rely on Bambini to convert a fun family photoshoot into lifelong cherished images. And if English is not your first language, they will arrange an interpreter so nothing is lost in translation.
Where: 62 Ubi Road 1 #10-24, Oxley Bizhub 2, Singapore 408734
White Room Studio
Best for: High-end glossy results
A boutique photography studio, White Room is set in a Peranakan shophouse full of nostalgic character. You’re bound to feel natural and at ease here as the photographers all have a keen eye for detail that goes beyond the confines of the snapshot.
Where: 219 River Valley Road, #02-00, Singapore 238277
The Family Man
Best for: FUN family photos
If stuffy, formal photographs aren’t your style, here’s the good news: The Family Man has perfected a candid style you’ll love. A firm believer in spontaneous and natural shots, The Family Man doesn’t believe in continuously telling kids what to do in front of the camera. Rather, he allows kids to behave naturally, allowing them to explore and make sense of their space while capturing them in their element. Instead of rigid, cookie-cutter studio shots, your family portrait will result in priceless mementoes which will also be truly unique.
Where: 58 Stirling Road, #01-308, Singapore 141058
Sealey Brandt Photography
Best for: A photojournalism feel… think TIME
Sealey Brandt has photography in her blood, heralding from a family of photographers. She offers a self-described private experience and specialises in child and family portraits. She also sells fine art photographs shot in interesting and breathtaking locations across the globe. The range and possibilities are endless.
Where: 1 Westbourne Rd, #01-02, Singapore 138941
Sage Clover Photography
Best for: Pretty and whimsical shots where colour plays a key role
Sage Clover Photography is run by talented mum-of-three Kymberley Teo. She prides herself on the sole use of natural light in all her shots taken at her Bukit Timah studio (no squinting or sweating under harsh spotlights). She’s also a big fan of the outdoors and sees it as an extension of her organic, dreamy aesthetic.
Where: Bukit Timah and on location
Best for: Fresh, natural portraits
Kate Mitchell at Littleones Photography is a seasoned expert when it comes to corralling and shooting your family at their photogenic best. She’ll have the whole fam feeling relaxed from the get-go, which is THE secret to producing perfect stills. Head to her light and bright studio or take it to the streets or parks of Singapore.
Where: 5 Walton Road, Singapore 436824
Bamboo Shoots Photography
Best for: Understated, muted tones with a gentle focus
At Bamboo Shoots Photography, the focus is on baby bumps and beyond. Chief photographer Cici McCalman is adept at applying a soft creamy touch to intimate family moments. She keeps up with all the latest artistic trends by attending global conferences, so you can rest assured your pics are created with the best digital technology on offer. One of the best photographers in Singapore!
Where: 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Nina Tanzen Photography
Best for: Capturing real moments with a fly on the wall approach
One look at Nina Tanzen’s portfolio, and you’ll be hooked. She has a fresh contemporary take on child and family photography, and the uncanny ability to catch your kids at their cheeky best. We especially adore her close up pics (freckles and all). You’ll be glad it’s her preserving your precious memories.
Where: On-location photography
Jana Yar Photography
Best for: Fun family shots full of candid moments
We’ve already admitted to having a little bit of a crush on coolest-mum-in-Singapore, Jana Yar. So it’s little surprise we’re also massive fans of her awesome photography skills. Her results are testimony to her passion for the camera, and we especially love that her family shots are so candid and beautifully natural. This is definitely a photographer who knows exactly how to capture a perfect moment through a lens.
Psst, she also runs Ensof Photography for food, drinks and other lifestyle events, too. Certainly a superhero mum and one of the best photographers in Singapore!
Where: 100 Wishart Road 03-03, Singapore 98749
Katie Martin-Sperry Photography
Best for: A relaxed shoot and no forced smiles – babies are allowed to cry!
Katie believes that the key to a great photoshoot is making sure that everyone involved is relaxed and happy. Her style is natural, simple and organic with the aim of capturing real emotions. She’s a firm believer in not heavily retouching her photos, and Katie strives to snapshots that show the real beauty in everyday moments. That includes kids playing, families laughing, children giggling and even babies crying – treasured moments worth keeping for a lifetime. As a mum herself, Katie totally gets that kids don’t always play ball when it comes to a photoshoot. We love that whether you are having your session at home, or out on location, she’ll work her magic and capture some truly cracking shots no matter what mood your little one is in!
Where: Contact [email protected]
Vanessa Clementson Creative
Best for: Unconventional underwater shoots
Vanessa’s pushing the envelope with underwater photography, which makes her one of the best photographers in Singapore. This mum of three specialised in family portraits and maternity but decided life was better down where it’s wetter. As a PADI qualified underwater photographer, she’s tackling the medium with a splash. Using crazy lighting and reflections, she can turn your boring old pool into the deep blue sea, and your kids into mermaids. Ever wanted to battle a shark or explore the deep? Hop in the pool and she’ll capture you in the right pose to escape those razor-sharp teeth! You can’t get this kind of angle on dry land.
Where: Contact [email protected]
Best for: Authentic, timeless images that speak straight to the heart
Lovely Palita is a mum of two, wife and portrait photographer who specialises in taking simple but stunning images of people celebrating love. She adores capturing pictures of families in timeless ways, and often uses iconic areas in Singapore for location shoots. Palita is also your go-to if you fancy a mum time out and treating yourself to an amazing photoshoot to help remind you that, despite being perpetually tired, you really are still rather hot…
Where: Contact [email protected]