When it comes to freezing in time those magical family moments or basking in the glory of your academic milestones, there’s nothing quite like a professional photoshoot.
But here’s the kicker — why settle for the ordinary when you can embark on an epic outdoor family photoshoot? And if you’re seeking a location that blends culture, history, and aesthetics, look no further than the National Gallery Singapore.
While you might associate the gallery with its awe-inspiring interior collections, its exterior offers an equally magnificent backdrop for your family or graduation photoshoot. We’ll explore why the National Gallery is one of our team’s favourite outdoor locations to shoot at!
(We want to make it clear that this blog is not sponsored by National Gallery Singapore or affiliated businesses. Our goal is to provide unbiased and helpful information to families in Singapore, who are interested in capturing precious moments with their loved ones. Our recommendations are based on genuine admiration for the venue and its potential for creating unforgettable family memories!)
Why choose National Gallery Singapore for an outdoor family photoshoot?
The National Gallery Singapore stands as an architectural marvel in the heart of the city. Its neoclassical design exudes elegance and grandeur. The building’s timeless beauty, with its Corinthian columns and intricate detailing, can add depth and drama to your pictures.
Besides the aesthetic appeal, we were also curious why Hui Koon decided to pick this location for his family’s outdoor photoshoot.
Full circle: Hui Koon and his wife smiling for a portrait together outside National Gallery.
The National Gallery is a national monument and signifies the country’s journey to independence. My wife and myself also had our pictures taken there when we graduated. I suppose this signifies our (and our daughter’s) journey to our (and her) independence. It’s also like life has come a full circle for us — we graduated and are coming to an end of our career soon.” — Hui Koon
Look Ma, I did it! Nicole celebrated her academic achievement right where her mother celebrated hers.
The Best Photo Spots at National Gallery Singapore
What sets the National Gallery Singapore apart is its unique blend of historical and contemporary elements. The building was once home to the Supreme Court and has been carefully restored to preserve its colonial-era charm.
This blend of old-world and modern architecture creates a visual contrast that can make your photos pop.
You can also capture candid family moments on the steps, against the grand entrance, or under the impressive portico. The gallery’s courtyard and gardens also provide a picturesque setting for group shots, individual portraits, or intimate family photography.
A blend of old and new: The Teo family looks towards the future on this happy occasion. Hui Koon adds, “Education in Singapore has always been known to be tough and rigorous. This ‘commencement’ marks her achievements in her education and heading towards adulthood as a working person, contributing to the needs of society and fulfilling her innermost passions.”
White Room Tip 💡
To make the most of your outdoor photoshoot at the National Gallery Singapore, consider the time of day and weather conditions. The soft glow of early morning or the natural lighting of the golden hour can work wonders for your family photos.
Each corner has a story to tell, from the secrets whispered by the graceful doorways to the tales of history etched into the majestic columns.
“It’s our family’s first professional photoshoot after more than two decades. Just couldn’t find the time to do it. This photoshoot wouldn’t have taken place if my younger daughter wasn’t going away for her exchange.” Hui Koon says.
Planning a photoshoot can sometimes feel like solving a logistical puzzle. But here’s the good news: the National Gallery Singapore is a breeze to access. Nestled in the Civic District, it’s a stone’s throw away from public transportation, and parking options are aplenty.
Convenience is key to a stress-free photoshoot, leaving you with more time to capture those perfect shots and make memories.
At White Room Studio, our approach revolves around producing authentic and documentary-style photographs that authentically convey your one-of-a-kind narrative.
We firmly believe that the essence of family photography resides in the unscripted laughter, the sincere embraces, and the real connections that naturally occur, free from artificial poses or contrivances.
Now, pose: Alyanna stuns in her blue dress while Megan embodies classic chic.
Book a Family Photoshoot at National Gallery Singapore
As we conclude this exploration of National Gallery, we trust you’ve enjoyed the journey and developed a new appreciation for this remarkable locale. Add the National Gallery into your list of family graduation photoshoot pitstops.
If you’re eager to set forth on another thrilling expedition, why not dive into our guide “Top Locations for an Outdoor Photoshoot in Singapore“!
At White Room Studio, our family photoshoots are a leisurely 1.5-hour affair at a location of your choice, ensuring that you can cherish quality time together while we weave our photographic magic.
Besides the great outdoors, you can an indoor family photoshoot in our exquisite 2,400 square-foot Peranakan studio-shophouse. Bathed in abundant natural light, this versatile space boasts a diverse range of settings, providing limitless creative potential for your family portraits.
As an added bonus, our clients enjoy exclusive access to our brand-new guest lounge, a dedicated hair and makeup room, as well as comfortable changing rooms within the studio.
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