We did a photoshoot last month, when Hunter was 24 months and Carter was 6 months old. No particular reason, but just cos we decided to :P
The really annoying thing about Singapore is that you’re heavily constrained when it comes to photoshoot locations. Sure, you can do it indoors in a studio, but it does look a little sterile (though the shots often come out really beautiful and make for great icons/avatars!). Problem with outdoors, though, is Singapore’s disgusting humidity and heat. I can’t stand it! And, there aren’t many nice locations that are kid-friendly either.
The other problem was that the kids would get really hot and bothered in the humidity/heat. Sure enough, our Sunshine Bear (aka Carter) was squinting and scowling in EVERY. SINGLE. SHOT. Hunter was a little better, as he somewhat forgot about the heat since he could run around and play. But it was still really hard, and all of us were sweaty too!
So we ended up at the Jacob Balas children’s garden at the Botanic Gardens, which was also a bit annoying because every bloody family has their photoshoot there too! YAWN. But, I figured that the scenery wouldn’t be the focus so it wouldn’t be too obvious.. yet it would give a nice lush green background for the shots. So we locked it in.
On the day itself, everything went smoothly and the weather was as good as it could get – fairly cool (for SG’s standards), with some clouds. There weren’t many people around to distract, and the natural lighting was good.
I was pleased.
UNTILLLLLLL….. I realised…. I FORGOT OUR CLOTHES!!!!!!!
I was wearing a dress, and the kids were in fairly formal (ie. collared shirt) clothing. The idea was to take a few shots in that clothing, then swap to casual clothes for informal pics… especially nice for candid pics playing around in a park, right?
Well, I forgot the freakin’ casual clothes for myself and the kids. ARGH. Good one, Beverly.
Anyway, we had to make do. I thought we ended up looking a bit “odd” and misplaced in the photos below… but I guess it’s not too obvious or weird.
Tell me I’m right!
I’m wearing an Espirit dress which I love because it’s super-light and thin, and in my favourite colours.
The kids are wearing Elly ‘pirate’ shirts which I thought was a cute theme for the outdoor shoot. Hunter’s shirt was a bit (OK, very) big for him though, which I think does show up quite obviously in the photos. Darn!
Next time we do a photoshoot, I think I’m going to do it indoors in a studio and see if it’s better/worse than outdoors!
SG families – have you done indoor or outdoor shoots? Or both? Which one do you reckon results in nicer photos??