One of the things I regret not doing for my elder son was to have his newborn photos taken by a professional photographer. With that in mind, I knew for sure I must have that done for my second child.
The three things I considered while looking for a photographer were – affordability, convenience and the style of photography. Luckily for me, I chanced upon Emily Ng Photography.
One of the things I really like about her service is that she shoots at the comfort of our home. This is especially suitable for those who are rigid about not going out during their confinement period.
On the day of the photoshoot, we fed Ian 30mins prior to the shoot so he can sleep and “cooperate” through out the session. Emily came right on time and was very quick to set up her props. All we needed to give her was sufficient space to set up her things and a quiet environment. She also asked for 2 stools so she can place her lights on them.
During the shoot, Ian stirred a couple of times because he is a very light sleeper. Emily did not hesitate to carry and coax him back to sleep patiently. I sat there and watch her wrap him so professionally while shushing him gently so he could sleep on.
What caught my eye about Emily’s portfolio before I decided on a photographer is the simplicity of her pictures. Personally, I prefer photos of my baby being the focus instead of having too many props around him. I also contemplated on doing a black and white photography or something that does not look overly complex. I will show you what I mean with some of the photos taken.
If there are specific requests you have for the shoot, you can share them with Emily. In our case, I asked for detailed shots of Ian’s tiny hands and feet, as well as sibling/family shots, which she delivered beautifully.
The photos were returned to us via dropbox 2 weeks after the shoot and we loved how the pictures turned out. The photos were very pretty and only cost us at an affordable amount of less than $200! I am aware that her charges have increased slightly recently, but in my opinion, it is still a very reasonable price for keepsake worthy pictures to be taken at the comfort of your own home.