8 Tips to Prepare You for Your Family Photo Shoot

8 Tips to Prepare You for Your Family Photo Shoot

So you have decided or deciding to do a family photo shoot with Mount Studio. What do you prepare prior to the shoot? Here, we have written some tips for you and we hope that it will help make your photo shoot a smoother one.

3 Things To Do Before a Family Photoshoot

It is always good to prepare in advance before a family photoshoot. Listed below are the list of things that could help you and your family have a head start on what to do before a family photoshoot!

  • Get all family members involved to arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle down and relax before the shoot
  • Bring along necessities such as makeup to touch up. You can even opt for a professional makeup artist to be there to do up your hair and makeup. Mount Studio works closely with highly experienced makeup artists from the same industry. For further inquiries regarding our makeup service, do check with us!
  • Do not show up to the shoot on an empty stomach. It is always good to have a little snack before the shoot so as to make sure that everyone is cheerful and hydrated during the shoot itself.

5 Tips on What to Wear and Prepare for a Family Photoshoot

Having trouble deciding on an outfit for a family photoshoot? Don’t worry, Mount Studio got you covered! Deciding on an outfit for a family photoshoot can be challenging and confusing as there are many elements that require thought processes. These are the images that you’ll cherish for years to come or even send out as holiday cards.

You definitely can’t get your outfits wrong, but it can be a little bit overwhelming deciding on what to wear and how to make sure that everything is in place. This post will cover tons of tips and information to help you with styling!

 

Coordinate colors, not outfits

Coordinating colors are a lot easier than matching outfits. Not everyone has the same style and preference in terms of the outfit that they wear. By deciding on a color scheme, everyone in the family has the freedom to come up with whatever outfit they want to wear.

Coordinating with each other is better than matching as the photos taken would not turn out stagnant or dull. It is best to have a variety of outfit that has patterns as solid color outfit may turn out too monotonous. It is good to have a balance in the outfit where some of the family members can turn up wearing pattern outfit while the other in a solid color outfit.

Use of accessories

Accessories add life to your outfit and can be fun to use in photos. Feel free to pop on those favorite jewelry or even a classy watch of yours to add some interest to the images. Textures are also great in photos. The use of textures from scarves, hats or belts adds more to the image.

 

Use of props

We have families who turn up for our photoshoot bringing their own props such as their kid’s favorite toy or stuffed animal. Props like these add fun and color to the shoot. Kids tend to be more comfortable and at ease with their toys around.

Be creative!

You don’t always have to turn up in formal wear! If you’re into sports or any other kind of activities, bring along props or attire that matches with the activity that you do as a family! We would love to see you don your baseball or badminton attire during the shoot as it helps bring life to your photos.

You can bring as many outfits as you like as long as the shoot is kept within 60 minutes. It is always good to have a variety of choices in your clothing such as both formal and casual. There is definitely no restriction to what you have to wear to a family photoshoot. It all goes down to about having fun!

Be comfortable

All the tips given would be of no use if you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing! Being comfortable is important as a family photoshoot is supposed to be a relaxed and happy event. Wearing clothes that are comfortable will help you ease into the shoot without worrying about your heels hurting while in high heels.

If you’re more comfortable with wearing casual clothes over formal, go ahead! Choose clothing that gives you freedom of movement and won’t require constant maintenance throughout the shoot.

We hope that these tips could help you in better styling your outfit for your upcoming family shoot. At the end of the day, it is also important to choose outfits and color that compliments your family.

 

We want you to feel proud and happy upon receiving the photos. You can always purchase more photos on top of your family photography package.

Photography Places in Singapore

Photography Places in Singapore

Mount Studio has collated a comprehensive list of Photography Places for your photo and video shoots in Singapore. We have personally shot at these locations and we highly recommend them.

Singapore is a tiny red dot in the world map. However, there are plentiful of good looking locations to shoot in Singapore and we hope that this list gives you a better idea. We will be adding more locations to this list.

Photographs by Lyn Averson and Zack Dilaroca of Mount Studio.

1. Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon)

Address: Nearest MRT, Punggol

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 7am-7pm daily

It’s a solitary island with its own unique appearance. Suitable for an outdoor fashion shoot.

 

2. Gallop Stable

Address: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992 & Carkpark C, 61 Pasir Ris Green, Singapore 518225

Admission:

Opening Hours: 8am to 8pm Daily

Gallop stable has lush greenery and nature. Have a unique photo shoot with the ex-racehorses and have your photos and videos stand out!

 

3. Upper Seletar Reservoir Park

Address: Mandai Road Track 7

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Located within the Central Water Catchment area of Singapore Island, this park is where we shot for our fashion online store client, Blair Wears. The natural outdoor environment complements the simple yet classy outfit by the brand. It helps bring out the color and simplicity of the outfits.

 

4. East Coast Park

Address: E Coast Park Service Rd

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Located on the East side of Singapore. Suitable for outdoor fashion photography and catalog shooting.

 

5. Lakeside Garden, Jurong Lake Gardens

Address: Yuan Ching Road

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Lakeside Garden is a beautiful and chill garden located on the west side of Singapore. It is newly built and the attractions available will definitely catch your eye in one way or another. The grassland especially is a famous photo spot for fashion photography, family shoot, portrait, or even sports photography.

 

6. Botanic Gardens

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 5am to 12 midnight Daily

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a park filled with greeneries and many types of plants. The location is suitable for a family or outdoor fashion photoshoot. The area is so wide and is able to fit as many people as we can especially a large group of families. Botanic Garden is suitable for all types of shoots such as portraits, family or outdoor fashion photography.

 

7. Hort Park

Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours:

6am to 10pm Daily

Hort Park is a recreational park that brings together all kinds of activities under one roof. Surrounded by nature and away from the urban buzz of Singapore, it is easy to lose yourself in the tranquility of your surroundings. This location is exceptionally suitable for shooting outdoor family portraits, commercial,  or even outdoor fashion catalog. It has all the elements of nature, relaxation, and freedom to express what you want to express.

 

8. Japanese Cemetery Park

Address: 22 Chuan Hoe Ave, Singapore 549854

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours:

8am to 630pm Daily

The outer appearance of the Japanese Cemetery Park may not look that eye-catching but what’s inside will definitely make your photos pop up and shine. Located in Hougang, Singapore, the park has aesthetic looking floral archways that could instantly make your photos look pictorial. This location is suitable for shooting fashion photography and catalog.

 

9. Marymount, Foo Wah Industrial Building

Address: 45 Jalan Pemimpin, 1st Floor and Roof Top

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Jalan Pemimpin is also where Mount Studio’s located at. It is easily accessible, within 5 mins walk from Marymount MRT. Shoot around level 1 as well as our Rooftop level for different vibes.

 

10. Merlion Park

Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

The landmark for tourist attraction and also a famous place for many commercial shoots. Mount Studio shot these commercial photos for Bossini, in commemoration of Singapore’s 53rd birthday. The Merlion Park is a representation of Singapore and the Merlion itself is our country’s mascot and national personification of Singapore.

 

11. Marina Bay Sands

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Located just outside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, it has a wide outdoor area suitable for outdoor fashion shoot. With various stores such as Louis Vuitton located nearby, this area has a classy and uptown feel to it.

 

12. National Museum

Address: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays from 10am – 7pm

Suitable for a wide range of photo and video shoots, National Museum gives off a classy vibe.

 

13. National Gallery

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday, 10am – 7pm

Friday, 10am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday, Closed

This place gives off a classy vibe, similar to National Museum. Suitable for any outdoor fashion photography shoot, e-commerce, commercial and portrait shoots. It is a photography hotspot as the outlook and interior of the building is aesthetically pleasing. It showcases both modern and historical landmarks of Singapore. With different exhibitions going on, you can expect your photos to turn out creative and pleasing to the eyes.

 

14. Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Admission:

TWO CONSERVATORIES

Standard Rate
Adult: $28
Child (3-12 years old): $15

Singapore Resident Rate:
Adult: $20
Senior Citizen (≥60 years old): $15
Child (3-12 years old): $12

ONE CONSERVATORY
Adult: $12
Senior Citizen (≥60 years old): $8
Child (3-12 years old): $8

Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm Daily

Last ticket sale and admission: 8pm

Peak hours: 4pm – 7pm Daily

MIST TIMINGS
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Daily

If you’re looking for a green environment to shoot at, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest is the perfect place to do one. This Indoor Forest is the home to many rare plants and also a well-known spot for those interested in nature. The bright and picturesque plants are definitely the key to making your photos pop-up.

 

15. Central Business District (CBD) Area – Esplanade Waterfront

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Esplanade Waterfront is located around the central business district area. With a view of the city of Singapore, this location is suitable for outdoor fashion photography, commercial or even e-commerce. It gives off the modern and city vibe to it.

16. OUE Downtown Gallery

Address: 6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: Mall Opens from 10 am to 9pm Daily

OUE Downtown Gallery is located in the central part of Singapore. It is a bustling city filled with places to shop and most importantly an area filled with photogenic places to shoot at. The urban exterior gives off a modern feel to the photos. This location is mainly suitable for outdoor fashion, e-commerce.

 

17. City Hall Area (Near Old Theatre)

Address: 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

The City Hall area is a place filled with both modern and historical landmarks. Along the road, you’ll be able to see a stretch of street shops while on the other hand, you’ll be able to find shopping malls, etc.  This place is most suitable for an outdoor fashion shoot, sports shoot or even an e-commerce shoot.

 

18. Arab Street

Address: Singapore 199745

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Arab Street is one of the hipster hoods and Singapore’s very own creative hub. Filled with indie boutiques in the alley of Haji Lane, it is home to many young Singaporeans who finds the place as a creative and chill spot for them to hang out. This place is famous for its photogenic alley filled with street arts and graffiti. If you’re intending to shoot for an outdoor fashion, commercial or fashion catalog, this place is the right one for you. Not only it will add life to your photos but it will also give off the grunge vibe.

 

19. Chinatown Complex Rooftop

Address: Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Singapore’s Chinatown is full of gems and places we have never discovered before. Amidst all the busy crowd and traditional shophouses, there are many cool and picturesque places that are suitable for a photoshoot. Places such as the Chinatown complex rooftop gives off the urban and sporty feel. If you’re looking into shooting for an outdoor fashion, commercial or sports shoot, this location is definitely a must to go to. Since it is located on the rooftop, the view of Chinatown is clearly visible. The high-rise buildings add structure and dimension to your photos.

 

20. Under Marina Coastal Expressway (Near Marina Bay Fire Station)

Address: Nearest bus stop: Opposite AXA Tower/Shenton Way

Bus number: Premium 531, Premium 588, Premium 590, Premium 735

The fire station is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Located at the Central side of Singapore, this location is home to many young photographers as it gives off that modern and urban feel to the photos taken. The location itself provides plenty of photo options such as for portraits, fashion, e-commerce or even commercial.

 

21. Pasir Panjang Railway

Address: 392 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678046

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Pasir Panjang railway used to be a place for commute but after news of it being discontinued, the location has been a place of attraction for photographers. Definitely ideal for fashion photography, sports, e-commerce.