My whatsapp message was pop up and I know someone known as Citra telling me that she want some family portrait photography for her family in Jakarta Indonesia. By the way I’ve got her beautiful pictures too back couple years ago when she was invite me to document her engagement and wedding ceremony, overall I’ve been so blessed to know her and the whole family member.
Hi this is Bima and thank you for stopping by on my photography blog, here I’m gonna share to you my recent works on family portrait photography. As a wedding journalist having a portrait session is way more challenging, rather than capturing moment like in wedding, here I must able to capture the beautiful moments from whole family in a joyful day. Since there is no specific ceremonial or event here so I really must be focus on what I’m seeing on that day and push my camera button to get the best pictures than mean so much for their next decades.
Citra and Budi were lovely couple that I met in 2012 during their engagement event and hell yeah…!!! I still keep their pictures till now. Time flies and we don’t meet each other for couple years cause now they live in Melbourne Australia. I could say that we still keep say hi through facebook or whatsapp since we know that now Citra and Budi have their own little princess named Sophia, a beautiful angle that will blown your mind when you see her through your eyes, she definitely so cute!
Few months ago my wife Nina told me that Citra will come to Jakarta following her baby born so that Sophia can meet her uncle, aunty, and her grand pa and ma for sure. What belong to my honor is they ask me again to shoot their family portrait photography in their lovely house, what a beautiful moment where I can meet again with the most lovely couple that I ever met.
I woke up so early and kiss my kids while they were still sleeping before I go to airport, since it is first flight so we gonna fly at 6am in the morning….Dad and Mom should get to work!!
Visiting Jakarta, a city where I was born, a city where I spend 5 years for my childhood and it still busy like always. After our flight landed I said to Nina that I really want to get local breakfast street food and we got the authentic chicken porridge just 15 minutes walk from the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport terminal building, taste is so amazing and just remind me about my mother who always ask me to get a local breakfast like this just before she goes to the office.
I spend almost 1,5 hours to go to Citra’s house and I saw a big house with beautiful Bonsai plant on the front garden, I went in through the garage and met Budi who still wearing a t-shirt and pants. OMG home sweet home! than Nina just said in loud “Citra….!” hey she met her class mate today and for sure we saw the beautiful Sophia, so cute…so beautiful. All the pictures of family portrait photography that I’m gonna show you here are beautiful moment that coming through lovely family that I met since 2012, and they were still being a humble family till now.
Enjoy all the beautiful moments from Citra and Budi’s family…!
Tips for Having Family Portrait Photography
If someday you gonna invite to have a family portrait photography session that first thing that you must see is my portfolio, I want to make sure that you love my style and how I encourage my client during the session. Following this step I’ve got some useful tips for having his joyful photography session:
Make sure that all the family member are in a good health
Family portrait photography is about capturing moments of happiness so having a good health for all family member is really important. Make sure you got enough time of sleep before the session cause when you body get fresh than your mood will come through.
Choose one venue that make all the family comfort
There are 3 options of location that I highly suggest you to consider for having family portrait photography session, in your HOME, in a nice PARK, or in a great HOTEL or resort that give you a good mood.
You may your own HOME if you willing to spend a good time with the whole family member is a place that really mean about history. Home will always telling you about chemistry and history, it comes from several years that you spend in that house so when you choose your own home than make sure everything are clean and tidy.
PARK is very good place number 2 to consider, it’s an outdoor when you and me will face on an outdoor space and great landscape. No matter it is a national park, camp site or even in a lovely beach that having fun with the family member will give you tons of memory that I able to capture and create the story of happiness from your family.
HOTEl is also great place that you can consider, having a family portrait photography in a hotel or resort will cost more money but it really helpful to you who don’t want get stuck in your home and clean it up following the session. Better for you to choose a nice hotel with great outdoor space too cause you can explore the moment both in indoor and outdoor. Since few years ago I travel to some good hotel to capturing family portrait photography session which is come with great landscape too.
- Karma Kandara Uluwatu – It’s a cliff-front resort in a highland of Uluwatu Bali and they provide a nice villa for personal and family. The good thing for being here is you are able to use their hill tramp to get down for 85 meters to their private beach where you can see the green grass carpet and magnificent scenery
- Suluban Cliff – It’s a private villa for family that located in Uluwatu Bali, they coming with private infinity pool and gazebo that will take you into the next level of happiness
- Lux South Ari Atoll – It’s a great resort in Maldives that I visit for pre wedding, this resort is placed in a 2km long island and come with great hospitality and facilities. Seeing the baby shark feeding at 5pm down in the bridge that connected the main island to their exclusive water villa room is one good attraction that you can’t miss!
NOTE – You may click the links of the resort above to see the photos and rates
Before I’m quite from this post than I welcoming you to see behind the scene of my portrait session, hope it helps you to figure out how I work and know my style, please check this 3 minutes video below
When you love my family portrait photography images and want to invite me to come to one great place that belong to your choice than I will be more than happy to help you by creating a meaningful pictures. Kindly say hi to me and drop me a message and tell some short word about your plan, venue, and the date it helps my wife who belong to studio manager to check the availability.
I loved to see you here and see you in other photography projects