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Maternity Photographer in SG

Professional maternity photographer in Singapore

What is a Maternity Photographer?

A maternity photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in taking photographs of pregnant women and their families during pregnancy. These photographs often capture the beauty and joy of expecting a new baby, and are often taken at a variety of locations, such as in a studio or outdoors. Maternity photography is a unique type of photography that requires a specific skill set and understanding of how to photograph pregnant women in a way that is both flattering and comfortable for them.

Why are Maternity Photographers Important?

Maternity photographers are important for a variety of reasons.

Firstly, pregnancy is a special and unique time in a woman's life, and maternity photography allows them to capture and remember this special time forever. These photographs can serve as a visual reminder of the joy and excitement of expecting a new baby and can be cherished for years to come.

Secondly, pregnancy can also be a time of self-doubt and insecurity for some women, and maternity photography can help boost their confidence and self-esteem. A good maternity photographer will know how to pose and photograph a woman in a way that accentuates her beauty and femininity and can help a woman to feel beautiful and confident during this special time.

Thirdly, hiring a professional maternity photographer can give you the assurance that you will receive high-quality photographs that will last a lifetime. They have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to create beautiful, timeless images that can be passed down for generations to come.

Lastly, maternity photography can also be a great way for families to bond and create memories together. Many maternity photographers also offer family photography sessions, which can capture the love and excitement of the entire family as they prepare for the arrival of a new baby.

Should I Hire a Professional Maternity Photographer?

Whether or not to hire a professional maternity photographer is a personal decision that depends on your individual circumstances and priorities. However, there are a few reasons why it may be beneficial to hire a professional maternity photographer:

  1. High-quality photographs: Professional maternity photographers have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to create beautiful, high-quality photographs that will last a lifetime. They will know how to pose and photograph you in a way that is both flattering and comfortable and will use professional cameras and lighting to create stunning images.
  2. Experience working with pregnant women: Professional maternity photographers are experienced in working with pregnant women, and know how to pose and photograph them in a way that accentuates their beauty and femininity. They also know how to make the woman feel comfortable, relaxed and confident during the photoshoot.
  3. Timeless photographs: Professional photographers have the ability to produce photographs that will be timeless and will be cherished for years to come. They know how to compose a photograph, and use lighting and post-processing to make sure that the final product is beautiful and will stand the test of time.
  4. Professional service: Hiring a professional maternity photographer gives you the assurance that you will receive a professional service, which includes the photographer's time, skill, and photography equipment. They will also have liability insurance and will provide a contract before the photoshoot.

It's ultimately up to you to decide whether the investment in a professional maternity photographer is worth it for you. If you value having high-quality, timeless photographs that capture this special time in your life, then it may be worth it to hire a professional.

How to Plan For a Maternity Photoshoot?

Planning for a maternity photoshoot can be an exciting process, here are some tips to help you plan for your photoshoot:

  1. Schedule your photoshoot: The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is typically between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. This is when the belly is prominently rounded but the mom-to-be is still comfortable enough to move around and pose.
  2. Choose a location: Decide on a location for your photoshoot. You can do it outdoors or in a studio, or even at your home.
  3. Plan your outfit: Decide what to wear for your photoshoot. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident, and bring a few different outfits to change into during the shoot.
  4. Include family members: Decide if you want to include your partner or other family members in the photoshoot. This can be a great way to capture the excitement and love of the entire family as they prepare for the arrival of a new baby.
  5. Prepare for the shoot: Get enough rest and eat well before the photoshoot. Make sure your nails are done, your hair is styled and your skin is moisturized.
  6. Research your poses: Research different maternity photoshoots and look at photos online to find a style that you like.
  7. Communicate with your photographer: Discuss your vision and preferences with Skai and ask any questions you may have. He will be happy to work with you to make sure you are satisfied with the final product.
  8. Relax and have fun: Remember that the photoshoot is a fun and special experience. Relax, enjoy the process and trust Skai to capture beautiful memories of this special time in your life.
  9. Props and accessories: Think about any props or accessories you may want to include in your photoshoot. Some popular choices include flower crowns, balloons, or a piece of jewellery that is special to you. However, it's best to check with Skai first to ensure that they are comfortable working with the props you have in mind.
  10. Hair and makeup: Consider getting your hair and makeup professionally done for the photoshoot. This will help you to feel confident and beautiful during the photoshoot and the final images will be more polished.
  11. Special requests: If you have any special requests for the photoshoot, such as a specific pose or location, be sure to discuss it with Skai in advance.
  12. Backup plan: Make sure you have a backup plan in case of bad weather or other unforeseen events. This could include an indoor location or an alternative date.
  13. Confirm the details: Confirm all the details of the photoshoot with Skai in advance, including the date, time, location, and any other details that have been agreed upon.

By planning ahead and communicating with Skai, you will be able to ensure that your maternity photoshoot goes smoothly and that you get the beautiful, high-quality images that you desire.

Sample Maternity Photo Albums

🔍4   Maternity/ Pregnancy Milk Bath Boudoir Photoshoot - Vanessa @ Hotel Fort Canning
1. Vanessa

@ Hotel Fort Canning
βš‘πŸŒžπŸ’‘ Mixed light photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Art Bodypaint Maternity/ Pregnancy Photoshoot - Monica Weng-Ong @ Home, Hougang
2. Monica Weng-Ong

@ Home, Hougang
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Maternity/ Pregnancy & Pets Photoshoot - Monica Weng-Ong @ Home, Hougang
3. Monica Weng-Ong

@ Home, Hougang
⚑ Flash photography
🔍4   Casual Outdoor Maternity/ Pregnancy Photoshoot - Monica Weng-Ong @ Punggol Park
4. Monica Weng-Ong

@ Punggol Park
⚑ Flash photography

Prices & Packages for Maternity 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.

Skai the Maternity Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am a professional maternity photographer based in Singapore. I specialise in capturing the beauty and joy of pregnancy through photographs. My passion for photography and love for expecting families is what led me to become a maternity photographer. I have experience in working with pregnant women and know how to pose and photograph them in a way that accentuates their beauty and femininity while making sure they feel comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoot.

I use professional cameras, lighting and equipment to create high-quality images that will last a lifetime. I understand the importance of preserving this special time in a woman's life, which is why I strive to create timeless photographs that can be cherished for years to come.

I offer a range of photography services, including maternity and family photography sessions. My goal is to create a unique and personalised experience for each of my clients and to deliver beautiful, high-quality photographs that they will treasure forever.

I am confident that my skills, experience and passion for maternity photography will create beautiful photographs that you will love and cherish. I would be honoured to be a part of your pregnancy journey and to help you preserve these memories forever.

Why Skai Loves Doing Maternity Photography?

As a professional maternity photographer, I love capturing the beauty and joy of pregnancy through photographs. The creativity that comes with finding the perfect poses, lighting, and compositions to create unique and beautiful images is something that I find extremely fulfilling.

Being able to capture the emotional and special time in a woman's life is truly rewarding. I love being able to give expecting families beautiful and timeless photographs that they can cherish forever. The bond that I form with my clients during the shoot is something that I cherish and it makes me feel connected to them and their journey.

From a technical perspective, maternity photography can be challenging, but it's something that I find exciting. Finding ways to create flattering images while draping the mum-to-be's figure and experimenting with lighting and poses is something that I enjoy.

In addition, maternity photography is a great source of income for me. It's a popular niche and many expecting families are willing to invest in professional photography services to capture this special time in their life.

Overall, being a maternity photographer is a truly rewarding experience for me. I get to be creative, capture special emotions and moments, build relationships and make a good income. I couldn't be happier with my career choice.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

"Skai is an amazing friend and photographer. He is super patient and adhere to my many requests. Even though I'm not the easiest person to work with, he remains professional and makes people feel at ease with him around. Can't express how glad I am to be able to work with this talented man!" - Vanessa

If you're considering hiring me as your maternity photographer, I would encourage you to take a look at my testimonials to get a better understanding of what my clients love about my photography services. My testimonials offer a glimpse into the experiences of the people I've worked with and the memories we've captured together. They showcase the high quality of my work, my attention to detail, my professionalism and my ability to make my clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoot. Reading through my testimonials will give you a good sense of my style and approach to maternity photography, as well as the level of satisfaction that my clients have with my services. I believe that it's the best way to get a sense of what you can expect when working with me.

FAQs

It's important to ask any question you may have to me in order to make sure you are comfortable with the process and know what to expect. I will be happy to answer your questions and work with you to make sure you are satisfied with the final product.

Here are some frequently asked questions that clients may have about a maternity photoshoot:

When is the best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot?

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. This is when the belly is prominently rounded, but the mom-to-be is still comfortable enough to move around and pose.

How long does a maternity photoshoot take?

A maternity photoshoot using natural light typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on the location. Be expected to spend more time for a high-end photoshoot that uses flash because the flash will be re-positioned to ensure you get the best angle for every pose and even the angle that you rotate.

What should I wear for my maternity photoshoot?

It's best to wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Many moms-to-be choose to wear a flowing dress or a fitted top and a flowing skirt to show off their belly. It's also a good idea to bring a few different outfits to change into during the shoot. Some bold moms-to-be may even go for an implied nude photoshoot, which is more artistic.

What location should I choose for my maternity photoshoot?

The location of your maternity photoshoot is up to you. Some popular choices include a park, a beach, or a natural setting. You can also choose to have the photoshoot in a studio or even at your home.

Can I include my partner or other family members in the photoshoot?

Yes, many expecting families choose to include their partner or other family members in the photoshoot. This can be a great way to capture the excitement and love of the entire family as they prepare for the arrival of a new baby.

What should I expect from the editing process?

The editing process is done by me and typically includes colour correction and exposure adjustments for basic editing, and minor retouching such as removing blemishes, smoothing skin, and removing unwanted objects for advanced editing.

How long will it take to receive my photographs?

The time it takes to receive your photographs will vary depending on my schedule. Be sure that I won't want to drag the process because I don't want to keep a big backlog.

How will I receive my photographs?

Your photographs will typically be delivered to you digitally, via a private web link. I do not offer the option of a physical album or prints because I just want to focus on my photography for now, and not to make additional income out of photography.

Are there any additional costs beyond the photoshoot fee?

If you suddenly ask for anything beyond the package that we have agreed on, there will likely be an additional cost. Please read properly and be sure that anything that's not listed on the package means it's not included.

Can I bring my own props for the photoshoot?

Yes, that will be good. It's always best to check with me first to ensure that the props will be useful.

Will you be able to help me with posing during the photoshoot?

I will be able to help you with posing and will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoot. I will help you to find poses that are both flattering and comfortable for you.

However, it will be good if you can research some of the poses that you prefer. They will be a good head start for us to begin.

Can I bring my children to the photoshoot?

Yes. If you're planning to include your children in the photoshoot, do let me know earlier so that I can get prepared. I work with children often, especially during birthday parties.

Can I bring my furry friend to the photoshoot?

Yes, I'm a dognapper. However, it is also important to make sure that the location you choose for the photoshoot allows pets.

Can I have the raw images?

The raw images are the unedited images taken during the photoshoot and are not typically provided to clients. I only provide the final edited images that I have retouched.

Do you offer any packages or discounts?

My packages are listed on this page. If you have any enquiry, do approach me.


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