BabyC’s Newborn Photoshoot

It felt like it was just yesterday when babyC came into our lives, and now she is all grown up! Every second, every minute that we share together is a gift we cherish deeply. Each photograph of hers is a timeless memory, a moment perfectly preserved in time. After sharing about her first birthday shoot with Fion Boon Photography, I just wanted to spend some time to recollect the experience of babyC’s first ever two-week photoshoot.

Look at that tiny bundle of love, our joy, our hope.


Fion, whose expertise lies in baby photography and newborn photoshoots, had wonderfully captured babyC’s two-week moments. She has been mentored by top photographers in newborn photography during her time in Melbourne. Now that she’s back in Singapore, she has set-up a photography service that specialises in baby photography shoots.

I really love her natural and simple photography style. For baby’s first shoots, she chooses to focus on the essence of life and love. The brilliant soft hues coupled with the simple and yet impactful props, create such an intricate and raw emotional depth to the photos.


Being so caught up in our busy lives, most of us don’t really notice how fast time flies. Every day is a passing flurry of commitments and we tend to miss out on the little details in life that could mean so much to us. I personally feel it’s important to set aside some time to reflect and savour on life’s blessing. Therefore it was in my 2018 resolution to take time to ponder on God’s blessings in my life and ink those heartfelt moments in words.

Before your precious tots grow up in the blink of an eye, capture memories of them at different stages of life that will last a lifetime.

If you would like to consider Fion Boon Photography Services, go ahead and quote my name/nick or baby Chriselle Faith Tay for a favourable discount with Fion 🤗



Looking at these photos of babyC, I can’t help but feel a tug at my heartstrings. Enraptured by the beauty of life and birth, I am reminded of how hard it was for me to conceive her through IVF and what a privilege it was for me to be able to carry this bundle of joy throughout my pregnancy journey and especially how surreal that moment was for me to bring her into this world…. ❤️


Before you were born, we imagined you, we dreamt about you and we prayed for you.

Now that you are here, we hope for you, we love you and we thank God for you…❤️

Love, Cindy

 

 

 

 

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Chriselle’s Cake Smash Photoshoot

In the blink of an eye, our dearest babyC has turned one. Recollecting how we documented this special journey, I can’t help but think back on our baby’s first photoshoot experience with Fion Boon Photography.

We had actually shot with Fion when babyC was just 2 weeks old and I had really loved the simplicity and ingenuity of the photos. Now that babyC has turned one, we’re back again to capture her precious first year moments!

Having recently moved back to Singapore from Melbourne, Fion specialises in photographing babies around six to fourteen days old and has even been mentored by Melbourne’s top newborn photographers! I really appreciate Fion’s dedication and attention to detail as she plans with us and conceptualises the overall look of the shoot for us, ensuring that the entire preparation process went really smoothly.

The set designs were beautifully crafted to match our chosen colour scheme. During the shoot, only natural lighting was used, creating a lovely soft vibrance that brilliantly complemented the pretty pastel hues of babyC’s outfit and the studio set-up.

Now for the awaited Cake Smash set! She had so much fun smashing and tasting the adorable unicorn cake that was prepared specially for this shoot.


It is truly moments like this that reminds me to embrace and cherish all the time I have with this greatest bundle of joy. She grows up so fast!

I really couldn’t have asked for a better cozy abode turned in-house studio and ever loving photographer, Fion, to capture babyC’s milestone memories. If you would like to consider Fion Boon Photography Services, go ahead and quote my name/nick  or baby Chriselle Faith Tay for your discount with Fion! 🤗

Here are some tips I’ve gathered for photoshoots with our dearest little ones. Having been on a few fun and memorable photoshoots with babyC and being a co-founder of a photography services, here’s some photography tips that I’ve picked up from our shoots. I hope it’s useful for you too:

  • Plan my shoot timing to suit her nap time. She’s at her best after a good nap. Bright & cheery.
  • Reminder to bring along snacks/favourite rattling toys that draws her attention
  • Understand what tickles her. Fave song/tune/peekaboo.
  • Plan & Research beforehand. Know what theme or look for the shoot that you like. Plan his/her outfit accordingly
  • Ensure your baby is well fed & well changed before the shoot. You won’t want to interrupt the photographer’s time to feed / change your LO.
  • Extra help. Invite a closest family member whom she’s fond of. He/she can be of a good help to tease her.

 

Every picture of babyC is a priceless gift to me as it serves as a sweet memory of her at every growing stage. Savouring every moment of it all….❤

Love, Cindy

 

 

 

 

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Maternity Shoot at Honeyzpainthouse

How time flies! It is the start of a brand new year and I just wanted to spend some time documenting my pregnancy photoshoot journey with Honeyzpainthouse.

I was blessed with a pretty easy time for the memorable nine months, with the luxury of time to take a good shower, put on day / night skincare and even indulge on hair pampering sessions. Ooo… those were the good ol’ days.

I did experience occasional morning sickness and intense tightness of my growing belly towards the end of the journey. I swore by Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil for my growing belly which helps wonders in relieving the tightness from an over stretched tummy! I also thoroughly enjoyed using Bio Oil for the rest of my body to help relieve any form of dryness. Recalling back with fondness of my “marinating” sessions after every shower brings so much sweet memories of those good ol’ days when I had the luxury of time to indulge in my beauty regime. Now it’s more like slap on and go. I’ll be lucky if I get to blow my hair dry before she cries again. Heh..

Recollecting back, the entire journey was a sweet memory, even more so for the hubbz haha. Right up to this day he still misses the time when I was pregnant the most, with vivid memories of “an angel” taking good care of him just like we were on honeymoon, everyday for a good 9 months.

Well, you know good times don’t last, right? Sorry to burst your bubble bro. Back to reality with babyC’s arrival hehe.. which also means that he has a lot more to help around the house with! 😝

I was actually down with slight flu for 2 weeks but I thought we better go ahead with the shoot, lest I pop early.

They say a mother’s instinct is always right, and that is so true. Exactly one week after our pre-pregnancy shoot at Honeyzpainthouse, our bundle of joy popped 3 weeks early on 29 August 2016!

For the shoot, we brought along some of babyC’s ultrasound images. Hearing her heartbeat for the first time was such a surreal and unforgettable moment for us. We decided to string her early growing journey and have it captured as memories.

Picture paints a thousand words, for now I shall let the photos do the talking.

The lovely bouqet of flowers I’m holding and my floral headpiece are from Keira Floral. They made the set look naturally soft and dreamy, very princess feel. Very much to my liking.

I absolutely love how Honeyzpainthouse is so white and spacious, which made our photos turn out so beautifully dreamy. There are various theme areas where you can have fun exploring different photoshoot ideas. I take a personal liking to white and clean space and theme parties, so Honeyzpainthouse was just the perfect studio to capture my pregnancy journey with hubbz & Chriselle!

We recently went back to Honeyzpainthouse with Chriselle again after a year. The studio holds a special place in our hearts because it was where we captured her last week of journey in my tummy and now we’re back after a year. It feels to me like Honeyzpainthouse has very much captured her milestone growth in life. BabyC is now 17 months and look how much she has grown!

She had lotsa fun at the studio that day. With a curious mind, she’s now constantly observing people around her intently and imitating us in her own funny way.

To all the mummies-to-be out there, embrace this 9-month journey with lotsa love and joy. Be kind to yourself. Take this time to pamper yourself well. When your precious gift arrives all your time and energy will be channeled to your precious bub.

If on any given day, you’re feeling down, know that what you are going through is extremely normal. Give yourself a good break from work. Clear your mind, go for a brisk walk, give yourself a pat on the shoulder for coming this far and reward yourself with an ice cream. At times you may take a double look at the reflection on passing mirrors, your weight will change and perhaps your mood at times, but it’s all for a short period of time only. You will spring back to your old, cheerful self soon enough. These discomforts will mean nothing in comparison to meeting your bundle of joy for the very first time!

During your pregnancy, surround yourself with a strong network of friends who will journey with you through this new chapter of your life.

Every pregnancy journey is different and that’s what makes us all special. Arm yourself with a joyful heart and a positive mindset and glow away! Enjoy this bonding time with your love as you prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy together.

If you’re considering Honeyzpainthouse for any photoshoot or as an event space, quote my name/nick to ladyboss Julz and she will be happy to  work out something special for you! Have fun at my fave pretty theme studio! Honeyzpainthouse charges $25/hr with an additional $50 for themed areas. On weekends, just add an additional $30 to the total bill.

Hope to see your pretty images at Honeyzpainthouse soon! 👋🏻

Location:
Honeyzpainthouse
21 Woodlands Close
Primz Bizhub #07-23
Singapore 737854

 

Ever so thankful for this gift of life, this gift of love that binds us together.

Love, Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

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