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Home Portrait Photographer in SG

Professional home portrait photographer in Singapore

What is a Home Portrait Photographer?

A home portrait photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in taking photographs of individuals or families in their homes. These photographs are typically used for personal keepsakes and may be displayed in the home. A home portrait photographer will come to the client's house and will take photographs of them in their natural surroundings and candidly going about their everyday life, often capturing the true essence of their home and their family.

In addition to traditional family portrait, home portrait photographers may also specialise in couples, and individuals who want to create a more personal and intimate photography, which captures more personal and intimate moments such as pregnant women, newborns and couples. And also pet photography, which focuses on capturing the bond between pet and their owners.

The photographer will typically work with the subjects to create a relaxed and natural atmosphere, often using natural light and minimal posing to capture candid and unposed images. They might work with the client to create a specific theme, like a cosy winter afternoon or a casual summer gathering, or on specific settings like capturing a pet in their element. They can also provide guidance on clothing, make-up, lighting, and props to make sure the photographs will be as flattering as possible.

Home portrait photography can include photographs of individuals, couples, or families, and can be used for personal keepsakes such as a family album or wall art, or for professional use such as social media or websites. The photographer will often take a variety of photographs such as formal family portraits, intimate photographs and candid shots of the family and their pets in their home environment, like cooking, playing or reading a book. They will also use different angles, focal lengths and other technical knowledge to create visually interesting and flattering images.

Why are Home Portrait Photographers Important?

Home portrait photographers are important because they capture the essence of a family or individual's life and personality in their own home. These photographs can be used to create personal keepsakes that will be cherished for a lifetime. They also help to document important moments and milestones in a family's life, such as the arrival of a new baby or the first days in a new home.

Home portrait photography also allows for a more relaxed and natural setting, as opposed to a traditional studio setting. This can help to create more candid and unposed images that truly capture the subject's personality and the dynamics of their relationships.

Home portrait photographers also can provide a visual legacy for future generations, showing how a family lived, what they looked like and how they relate to each other, it can be a treasure trove of memories, emotions, and sentimental value that last forever.

In addition, with the rise of digital media, home portrait photographers have become more important than ever before. Many people now use photographs of their family and home to share on social media and other online platforms, and a professional home portrait photographer can help to create images that will stand out and be truly memorable.

Advantages of Having a Portrait Session at Your House

There are several advantages to having a portrait photoshoot at your house:

  1. Convenience: A home portrait photoshoot allows for the comfort and familiarity of your own home as the backdrop for the photos. This can make the experience less stressful and more enjoyable for you.
  2. Flexibility: You can schedule the photoshoot at a time that works best for you and your family. This allows you to choose a time that is most convenient for you and your family, ensuring you are well-rested and relaxed.
  3. Personalization: You can incorporate personal items and elements that reflect your family's personality and interests. This can make the photos more meaningful and special to you.
  4. Natural Pictures: You and your family members can relax in a familiar environment, creating a more natural and candid look in photos. The familiar surroundings can also make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable, resulting in photographs that truly capture your family's unique personality and style.
  5. Privacy: Having a photo shoot in your own home can be more private than a studio setting. This can be especially important for you if you value privacy.
  6. Safety: During the pandemic, it can be safer for family members to avoid crowded places and have a photoshoot at home.
  7. Cost-effective: A home portrait photoshoot may be less expensive than a studio or location photoshoot, which can be beneficial for you on a budget.
  8. No Travel: You don't have to worry about travelling to a photoshoot location, which can save time and money.
  9. Weather and Insects: You don't have to worry about the inconvenience caused by bad weather or insects, as you are in the comfort of your own home.
  10. Customised lighting: By having the photoshoot in your own home, you have more control over the lighting. This can make it easier to achieve the desired lighting and mood for the photographs. You can also choose to use natural light or artificial lighting that you have in your home to give a unique look to the photos.
  11. Memory-making: A home portrait photoshoot can help you create lasting memories of your family in the place where you spend most of your time together. These photographs can serve as a reminder of your family's love and bond and can be cherished for years to come.

Overall, a home portrait photoshoot offers convenience, flexibility, personalization, natural pictures, privacy, safety, cost-effectiveness, no travel, weather and insects protection, customised lighting and memory-making, which can make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable for you and your family. It can also help you create lasting memories of your loved ones in a familiar and comfortable environment.

Who Needs to Hire a Home Portrait Photographer?

A professional home portrait photographer can be hired by anyone who wants to capture special moments and memories of their family in the comfort of their own home or capture the beauty of their home or commercial property. Some examples of people who may hire a professional home portrait photographer include:

  1. Families: Parents who want to capture memories of their children or create family portraits to hang on their walls.
  2. Couples: Couples who want to capture memories of their time together in the comfort of their own home.
  3. Expecting parents: Parents-to-be who want to capture the special moments before the arrival of their new baby.
  4. Pet owners: Pet owners who want to capture memories of their furry friends in the familiar surroundings of their home.
  5. Homeowners: Homeowners who want to capture the beauty of their home, whether it's for personal use or for real estate marketing purposes.
  6. Business owners: Business owners who want to create professional images of their commercial properties for marketing or promotional purposes.
  7. Seniors: Seniors who want to create memories of their golden years in the comfort of their own homes.
  8. Individuals: Individuals who want to create personal portraits to use as profile pictures, gifts, or to remember a special time in their life.
  9. Online dating profile users: People who want to use professional and personalised images to improve their online dating profile and increase their chances of getting matches.

These are just a few examples, but anyone who wants to capture memories of their family, home, or property in a personal and meaningful way may choose to hire a professional home portrait photographer.

Should I Hire a Professional Home Portrait Photographer?

Whether or not you should hire a professional home portrait photographer depends on your individual needs and goals. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to hire a professional:

  1. Quality of the photos: A professional home portrait photographer will have the technical skill and experience to take high-quality photographs that are well-composed, properly lit, and have good colour and contrast.
  2. Experience: A professional will have a lot of experience working with families and children, and they'll know how to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera and how to capture candid, natural images.
  3. Personalization: A professional home portrait photographer will work with you to personalize the session and create a set of images that reflect your family's unique personality and style.
  4. Keepsake and legacy: The professional home portrait photographer will help you to create a visual legacy that you and your future generations can cherish and look back upon.
  5. Convenience: If you want to avoid the stress of arranging the photography equipment and taking the photographs yourself, hiring a professional home portrait photographer will save you a lot of time and effort.

If quality, experience, personalization, and convenience are important to you, it would be beneficial for you to hire a professional home portrait photographer. It is also a good idea to do some research and check out the photographer's portfolio, read reviews from previous clients, and get a sense of their style and approach to see if it aligns with your expectations.

How to Plan a Successful Home Portrait Photoshoot?

As an experienced home portrait photographer, I understand that planning is key to a successful photoshoot. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your photoshoot:

  1. Choose the right time of day: Natural light is best during the early morning or late afternoon. If you're planning to have your photoshoot indoors, make sure the room you choose has plenty of natural light.
  2. Plan the wardrobe: Coordinating outfits can make a big difference in the final images. Avoid busy patterns or logos and stick to neutral colours.
  3. Prepare the space: Declutter and tidy up the space where the photoshoot will take place. This will create a more polished and professional look in your photos.
  4. Think about the mood: Consider what kind of mood you want to convey in your photos. Are you looking for something playful and fun, or serious and formal?
  5. Personal items: Incorporating personal items such as toys, books, or family heirlooms can add a personal touch to the photos and make them more meaningful.
  6. Pets and Children: If you have pets or children, consider their behaviour and how they will interact with the photographer during the shoot.
  7. Communication: Let me know if you have any specific requests or ideas for the photoshoot. Communication before the shoot will help ensure that you get the images you're looking for.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a successful home portrait photoshoot and create beautiful, meaningful images that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

Wardrobes to Wear for Home Portrait Photoshoots

Preparing the wardrobe is an important aspect of a home portrait photoshoot. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right clothes for your photoshoot:

  1. Coordination: Coordinating outfits can make a big difference in the final images. Choose clothes that complement each other and create a cohesive look.
  2. Neutral colours: Avoid busy patterns or logos and stick to neutral colours like white, beige, grey, and black. These colours tend to be timeless and photograph well.
  3. Layers: Consider adding layers to your outfits, such as a cardigan or a scarf, as they can add depth and texture to the photos.
  4. Comfort: Choose clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in. Avoid tight or restrictive clothing that may make you feel self-conscious.
  5. Personal style: Feel free to express your personal style in your clothing choices. If you're comfortable and confident in what you're wearing, it will show in the photos.
  6. Accessories: Accessories such as jewellery, scarves, or hats can add a personal touch to the photos and make them more meaningful.
  7. Think about the Mood: Consider what kind of mood you want to convey in your photos, and choose clothing that reflects that mood.
  8. Formal vs Casual: If you're planning a more formal photoshoot, consider dressing up, and if you're planning a more casual photoshoot, consider dressing down.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your wardrobe is well-suited to the photoshoot, resulting in beautiful and meaningful images that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

Props to Use for Home Portrait Photoshoots

  1. Family heirlooms or sentimental items: Family heirlooms or sentimental items, such as photographs, artwork, or special objects, can be used as props to add meaning and context to the photographs.
  2. Flowers and plants: Fresh flowers or plants can be used to add colour and life to the photographs and to create a sense of warmth and comfort.
  3. Books and magazines: Books and magazines can be used to create a sense of intellectual curiosity or to showcase a family's interests.
  4. Personal items: Personal items such as letters, cards, and artwork created by family members can be used to add a personal touch and to create a sense of connection.
  5. Seasonal items: Seasonal items such as Christmas decorations, Easter eggs, or pumpkins can be used to create a sense of occasion and to reflect the time of year.
  6. Furniture and decor: Furniture and decor such as sofas, chairs, and pillows can be used to create a sense of comfort and to reflect the style of the home.
  7. Musical instruments: Musical instruments such as a guitar or a piano can be used to showcase a family's musical talents or interests.
  8. Food and drink: Food and drink such as a homemade pie or a glass of wine can be used to create a sense of home-cooked meals and to reflect the family's love of food.
  9. Outdoor items: Outdoor items such as bicycles, lawn furniture, and garden tools can be used to create a sense of connection with nature and the outdoors.
  10. Pets: Family pets can be used as a prop to show the special bond between pets and family members and how they are part of the home.

Skai the Home Portrait Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am a professional home portrait photographer based in Singapore. I specialise in capturing intimate and candid moments that showcase the personalities, relationships, and emotions of individuals and families in the comfort of their own homes. I understand that your home is a special and personal place, and I strive to create photographs that reflect that.

I have a keen eye for detail and a talent for finding beauty in everyday life. I know how to work with both natural light and flash, and I can create a warm and cosy atmosphere for your portrait session. I am very flexible and adaptable to different situations, I work to be unobtrusive, keeping the mood light and easygoing.

In addition, I also have experience in pet photography, and I can capture the unique personalities and characters of your furry friends in a natural and relaxed way.

My approach to home portrait photography is to create authentic and timeless images that you will treasure for years to come. I would love the opportunity to capture the special moments in your life, in the comfort of your own home. So please don't hesitate to contact me, and let's work together to create something truly special.

Why Skai Loves Doing Home Portrait Photography?

Photographers may enjoy doing home portrait photography for several reasons:

  1. Personal Connections: Home portrait photography allows me to connect with my clients on a personal level and capture intimate and candid moments of their lives. Photographing individuals and families in the comfort of their own homes allows me to capture a unique perspective and showcase my clients' personalities and relationships in a meaningful way.
  2. Creativity: Home portrait photography is a creative challenge for me, as I work to find beauty in everyday life and create unique and visually stunning images. It allows me to use different angles, compositions and lighting to capture the personality of the people and the atmosphere of their home.
  3. Comfortable Setting: Shooting in a client's home can be more relaxed and comfortable than other types of portrait photography, as clients are in a familiar environment and have the opportunity to be themselves. This can help create a more natural and authentic feel to the final images.
  4. Emotional: Photographing individuals and families in their own homes can also be emotionally rewarding for me, as I can capture intimate and meaningful moments that my clients will treasure for years to come.
  5. Personal touch: When I photograph a family in the comfort of their home, it can add a personal touch to the photographs that can be hard to achieve in a studio. This can provide a great opportunity to make the photograph more personal and precious.

Overall, home portrait photography is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for me, as I can connect with my clients on a personal level, use my creativity to capture unique and meaningful images and create a comfortable, intimate atmosphere that is hard to achieve in a studio.

Advantages of Working with Skai for Your Home Portrait

  1. Experience: Professional home portrait photographer with experience in capturing special moments and memories of families at their own home, capturing the unique dynamics and emotions of each family member.
  2. Specialisation: Skilled in interior and real estate photography make me a great choice for doing portraits at home.
  3. Technique: Technical expertise, creativity, people skills and flexibility to create unique and meaningful images.
  4. Comfort: Connect with my subjects and make them feel relaxed and comfortable, resulting in natural and candid expressions.
  5. Pets and Children: Experience with children and pets makes me a great choice for capturing family photos with all members included.
  6. Space: Skilled in working with any type of space, whether large or small and can make creative use of natural light or artificial light sources.
  7. Post-processing: Knowledge and experience in post-processing to enhance the images and deliver a final product in a professional manner.
  8. Goal: The goal is to create a beautiful and meaningful portrait at your home or property that you will treasure for years to come.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

"The photo shooting was a great experience. Skai was very understanding and attentive to my needs. He was available, and thoughtful in finding surroundings, frames and positions on the photos, guiding me and allowing myself to give it a try to some ideas I could have. It was very easy to feel comfortable with Skai: something came out that was very natural. Many thanks Skai." - Jerome Cheze

Feel free to go through more of my testimonials to understand what clients think about me and my photography.

Sample Home Portrait Photo Albums

🔍4   Guitar Portrait Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Home
1. Jerome Cheze

@ Home
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Gramophone Home Portrait Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Home
2. Jerome Cheze

@ Home
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍11   Home Lifestyle Portrait Photoshoot - Lukas Berger @ Home
3. Lukas Berger

@ Home
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Guitar Photoshoot - Lukas Berger @ Home
4. Lukas Berger

@ Home
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍2   Casual Indoor Pet Cat Photoshoot - Ah Girl @ Yishun (indoor)
5. Ah Girl

@ Yishun (indoor)
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍4   Casual Indoor Men's Lifestyle Photoshoot - Greg @ Home, Macpherson
6. Greg

@ Home, Macpherson
⚑ Flash photography
🔍10   Casual Indoor Pet Cat Photoshoot - Ginger, Mino & Meow Mee @ Bukit Batok (indoor)
7. Ginger, Mino & Meow Mee

@ Bukit Batok (indoor)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍1   High-End Bedroom Family Photoshoot - Nathaniel Lam, Rachel Liew, Floofy, Quinn & Mochi @ Bedroom, Tampines
8. Nathaniel Lam, Rachel Liew, Floofy, Quinn & Mochi

@ Bedroom, Tampines
⚑ Flash photography
🔍12   Casual Indoor Children Photoshoot - Nicholas Chan Jun En @ Home
9. Nicholas Chan Jun En

@ Home
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍17   Casual Indoor Children Photoshoot - Nicholas Chan Jun En @ Home
10. Nicholas Chan Jun En

@ Home
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   High-End Indoor Cat Pet Photoshoot - Kelly Lim, Misha & Sky @ Indoor, Bukit Panjang
11. Kelly Lim, Misha & Sky

@ Indoor, Bukit Panjang
⚑ Flash photography
🔍16   Indoor Pet Dog Photoshoot - Ttang Kong @ Indoor, Yishun
12. Ttang Kong

@ Indoor, Yishun
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍7   Casual Children Photoshoot - Vera @ Home, Ang Mo Kio
13. Vera

@ Home, Ang Mo Kio
βš‘πŸŒžπŸ’‘ Mixed light photography
🔍11   High-End Indoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Charis Tan Mei Xuan @ Home, Sunsetopia, Sunset Way
14. Charis Tan Mei Xuan

@ Home, Sunsetopia, Sunset Way
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Home Portrait Photoshoot - Karina Cognomen @ Home, Kovan Residency
15. Karina Cognomen

@ Home, Kovan Residency
⚑ Flash photography
🔍4   Casual Soccer Themed Pet Dog Photoshoot - Luckie Chan @ Indoor
16. Luckie Chan

@ Indoor
⚑ Flash photography
🔍2   High-End Home Lifestyle Couple Photoshoot - Tommy & Evelyn @ Home, Tiong Bahru
17. Tommy & Evelyn

@ Home, Tiong Bahru
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Lifestyle Photoshoot - Mitsuya Nakata @ Concourse Skyline
18. Mitsuya Nakata

@ Concourse Skyline
⚑ Flash photography
🔍21   Casual Indoor Pet Photoshoot - Elmo & Eby @ Home, Hougang
19. Elmo & Eby

@ Home, Hougang
⚑ Flash photography
🔍2   Studio Self Portrait - Skai Chan & Luckie @ Indoor
20. Skai Chan & Luckie

@ Indoor
⚑ Flash photography
🔍7   Pet Photoshoot - Luckie Chan @ Indoor
21. Luckie Chan

@ Indoor
⚑ Flash photography

Prices & Packages for Home Portrait Photography

🌞 Professional

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450

Additional Hour: $150/block hr

Deliveries
  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Up to 40 photos/hr
  • Photos selected by Photographer

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Get back remaining good photos:
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Same-day photo edit:
    +$50/photo (subject to availability)
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching) for photos: +$50/photo

⚑ High-End

Up to 1 Hour + 1 photo: $350
Up to 1 Hour + 5 photos: $550
Up to 2 Hours + 10 photos: $900

Additional Hour: $150/block hr
Additional photos: $50/photo
  • ⚑ Flash photography (one-light set-up)
  • 🌞 Use of natural light when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

Deliveries
  • Advanced Edit (skin retouching)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Additional lighting set-up: +$50/light
  • Revision of photo edit: +$15/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$35/photo (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$100/hr booked

⚑ Studio Shoot

Please note that my home photography studio is not available until further notice.
1) My studio,
2) Your booked external studio, or
3) Makeshift studio @ your location

Details: Photo Studio

Hairstyling & Makeup

$180 /Female
$120 /Male
  • 1x Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 Look (Hairstyling for a neat look & Makeup)

  • Add-Ons
  • Follow through the photoshoot: +$60/hr
    (subject to availability)

Details: Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)

NOTE

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All booked duration

Includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle, and travelling (if applicable) during the shoot.
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Please read

(1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, (2) FAQ and (3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.
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Ideas and advice

Will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.

βœ† Contact me now for a customised package tailored to your personal needs.


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