Have a birthday party planned for your little one? Or are you celebrating a milestone with your family? While it’s true our smartphone cameras are getting better and better, some memories are just too precious (anything remotely low quality just won’t cut it!). That’s why we’ve got some of the best photographers in town on this list! From cake smashes to underwater photoshoots, these photographers’ skills are truly remarkable and will leave you with memorable keepsakes. It’s always a good idea to get some of your favourite prints framed or personally customised to suit your liking. Click below for our favourite photographers!
DFN Studios is among the best and most sought-after family and children photographer in town because of the magical pictures and experience they can create for the family and the kids! With a long list of celebrity clients, DFN Studios specialises in stylised kids’ photos, family portrait sessions and boutique birthday parties. With the heart of a mother, the head photographer leads a team that target to create images that will leave you smitten. They also offer top of the line professional photo books and wall products to package your memories of the day.
Rates: Check their rates and packages here.
Looking to get your cheeky monkeys photographed for some long-lasting memories? Look no further than having Linda from Cheeky Monkey herself! Not only is Linda is best at taking candid images that tell the story of the family but she’s also got a natural touch with children. Having photographed hundreds of families local and abroad, Linda has become a household name for family photography in Hong Kong. They also offer personalised birth announcements, invitation cards and greeting cards for that special touch (their most popular items are the Coffee Table books and Christmas cards!). Also, take advantage of their fine art prints, where they use light sensitive paper that runs through a chemical process (instead of digital printing) – leaving your prints long lasting and perfect for family heirlooms.
Rates: Prices vary, check here for more details
Rosa and Daniel
Talk about a power couple! Husband and wife team, Rosa and Daniel, helps a host of international clients, shooting weddings, maternity, children, family, glamour and headshots. They are trained by world-class master photographers worldwide, so the two are equipped with exceptional skills in lighting, posing and direction, to help you capture you at your best! Clients will also love their wall enlargements, canvasses, gift prints, tabletop pieces and albums. Their photos are intended to be family heirlooms so the final product will be printed on the finest archival materials. Keep an eye out for their new GLAMOUR line, where they’ll be showing the before and after photos of hair and makeup transformations!
Rates: Call or email them to see their available dates, rates and packages.
Janelle from By Janelle has plenty of experience shooting in New York, across the Pacific Northwest, and in her own bustling hometown of Hong Kong. What we love most about ByJanelle is that it started as a hobby for her and it has flourished into her biggest inspiration!As newborn photography is one of her favourite shoots to take. She only uses natural light (none of that fluorescent business!) as she believes it’s best to keep things simple and true. While her forte is in newborn photography, you can also book maternity or family sessions with her whether you want that to take place indoors or outdoors. She can tailor her sessions to what the family is looking for, and many have established such strong relationships with Janelle that she photographs them every few months!
Read more: Newborn Baby Photos by Janelle
Rates: Call or email Janelle for a specific rate.
Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Amy is driven by her passion to help you capture the “little stories” of your everyday life. She provides consultation and styling advice for families who want photographs that are artistic, sweet and timeless. With Amy’s background in fashion styling and photography, her experience makes her a great fit for integrating the style into family shoots. Her passion is to share her love and aesthetics in creating beautiful photographic heirlooms with the families she captures.
Betty from Bettitude Photography loves capturing people in their natural and best elements. With each shot, she focuses on the small wonders and details of her subjects. Her record as chief photographer is photographing four babies in a single day (we’re so impressed!). She’s the perfect fit for your newborn, maternity, baby or family photoshoot. We recommend you book her for your baby’s first cake smash!
Lucky Fish Photography
Jenna from Lucky Fish Photography aims for a balance between natural portraits and candid photojournalism. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2010, she has been photographing families, babies, children, lifestyle maternity and shots of Hong Kong. She can take your photos from the convenience of your own home or any location of your choice. So, you can choose to have your backdrop against Victoria Harbour (or even on a Disneyland ride!). Currently, she’s based in Hong Kong but willing to travel for a shoot.
Editor’s note: Many of our The Bump, That Mama and That Papa shoots are taken by Jenna! So naturally, we’re big fans!
Rates: $4750 (weekday), $5500 (weekend), additional surcharge of $500 for shoots based off HK Island for taxi/tunnel costs.
Daniel Tam Photography
Mother-to-be’s and brides rejoice! Awarded as one of the Top 20 Photographers on the Web in 2016, Daniel is a professional who will deliver quality photos to help you capture your days. With a celebrity fanbase to boot (including Miss Hong Kong 2007 Kayi Cheung), Daniel has an eye for beauty that will be an asset to your photos.
Michelle Proctor Photography
Michelle has done collaborations with many blogs and brands and her extensive portfolio includes shots with Grana, Dress Me Blog Me, Charlotte London, Hula and Sponge. She also offers lifestyle portrait sessions. She is a natural with family and kids with the final product looking stylised, natural and beautiful. Guests can also choose to do lifestyle brands, fashion and beauty photo shoots. Though based in Hong Kong, Michelle is willing and happy to travel for any shoot!
Editor’s note: Michelle is no stranger to Sassy Mama! She has taken many of our influencers photoshoots from our That Mama’s to The Bump’s to other interview features.
There’s a three step process to your adventure with Venture Studios. First is the hour long photoshoot, then they’ll help you touch-up and frame your images in their carefully hand-crafted frames, customizing each photo you have. Then, Venture will give you and your loved ones a one hour cinematic viewing of the photos taken during the photoshoot – a unique opportunity to look back on the fun times of the shoot! Its collection of hand-crafted frames will truly personalise those photos into personal pieces of art. They are also hand-assembled in a laboratory in Cheshire so you know how seriously they take its products.
Rates: Prices vary according to the frames clients choose.
Ali G Studios
With a celebrity clientele (Kevin Spacey, Uma Thurman and Leonardo DiCaprio!) under his belt, Ali G from Ali G Studios captures special moments for families in Hong Kong. Having been mentored by the portrait photographer of Her Majesty the Queen of England, Ali has been using his skills to document birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and family portraits. He’s travelled to 30 countries (so far!) and lived in six of them, and his passion for candid photography makes him treasure each moment he’s allowed into client’s lives to capture their most memorable instances.
Ali G is offering a 10% discount on selected photography packages. Just quote “Ali G Studios & Sassy” to redeem!
Sakshi Verma Photography
Mamas, there’s a reason we awarded her our “Favourite Family Photographer” two years in a row in 2014 and 2015! With an eye for detail, Sakshi loves to shoot photos in natural light with care and attention. Her portraits strive to capture the beauty of children and the love within families (we can vouch for them!) – something to keep and cherish for the years to come.
Rates: Check for different prices here.
Wandersnap prides itself on being Asia’s Airbnb of Photography. This novel company connects travelers with local snappers to capture holiday moments which gives you the luxury of being able to sightseeing without constantly worrying about getting that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. It is perfect for staycations or for families who want to get professional photos of their family vacations abroad. Altogether, they cover 36+ destinations and their different photography types (including drone/aerial photography and underwater photography) guarantee some pretty unique and unforgettable shots! Also, for every booking $5 goes towards training underprivileged youth with a passion in photography. Our Sassy Mama editor, Kat can definitely vouch for this one – read more below!
Rates: Depending on the Snapper, prices range from USD $30 to $300
Hailing from Italy and now living in Hong Kong, Mariella is a family photojournalist who specialises in fine art portraits with a focus on childhood themes. Her aim is to create art that captures and conveys emotions that an audience can relate to. Feel free to be as relaxed and natural around her – she hates photos that are posed!
Rates: From $1,500 up.
Kim Bacon Photography
Covering portraits (on land and underwater!), parties and events, Kim Bacon Photography specialises in maternity, newborn, baby and family portrait photography. Kim’s photos aim to capture the beauty of pregnancy as well as the joys of motherhood and the laughter of newborns and toddlers alike. Her sessions will last around 2-3 hours and her different packages available will allow clients to have the freedom of choosing how many high resolution images or professional prints they want.
Editor’s note: Make sure to check out Kim’s awesome work with our previous Cribz and That Mama features!
Rates: Prices vary for different packages, check them here!
Unboxed is a versatile studio; from family portraits to corporate photoshoots to pet photography sessions – they do it all! Whether you want a family outing commemorated or you want some new photos that reflect your company’s visuals, Unboxed is the one you need! They’re extremely flexible and can work on any day to accommodate your schedule. Unboxed is also attuned to your visual needs and will take in any feedback you have.
Unboxed Portraiture, www.unboxedportraiture.com
Brian Jala Photography
With an eye for candid shots, Brian is perfect for maternity, newborn and family photoshoots indoors and outdoors. His warm and friendly approach puts all his subjects at ease which makes for picture perfect keepsakes. We love the hilarious moments he also catches between siblings! What’s more, he is also a wedding and engagement photographer and can help you take absolutely stunning photos of you and your other half. Forget about the stress of your Big Day and have Brian photograph you with your S.O. to lock down the happy memories of the day!
Rates: Email Brian about your specific event for him to give you a rate.
Capture Life by Chantal
Chantal is all about getting the real you to shine through in her photos! She’ll want to get to know you as much as possible – so share with her funny stories, memorable moments and everything in between! Chantal is available to shoot for family events, maternity, pets or your wedding day (the most important one, she believes!).
Rates: Check which package suits you and your family best here!
At Dadi Precious, be prepared to have your every whim catered to! The photographers value your wishes and aim to capture your memories as perfectly as they can. The able team of professionals will accompany you to any location and will even guide you to help you find your most flattering poses.
Rates: Email Dadi Precious for their rates depending on what type of shoot you’re going for.
Based in Hong Kong, London and Paris, Melanie really is a busy photographer! She can capture your children’s adorable smiles at their birthday parties or be with you on your wedding day to take photos of you and your other half. Just be sure to book her for the days when she’ll definitely be in Hong Kong!
Rates: Check here for their rates and email Melanie for her dates.