Welcome to Dressed up Dreams!
We are the first studio in Singapore to specialise in Hanfu Portrait Photography, creating images inspired by the beauty of the ancient Chinese dynasties.
If you are looking for an unconventional makeover, or harbour hopes of time-travelling to the past, you've come to the right place.
We offer creative photography sessions which will bring out another side of your personality, and allow you to experience a slice of life in the shoes of the ancient Chinese.
Hanfu refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people. In a photo session with us, you will get to choose from various styles of hanfu (ranging from the Wei-Jin dynasty to Republican Era). Each photo package also comes with make-up and hair-styling in the period- appropriate fashion, so as to create a coherent look.
We also hope to create more awareness about Hanfu in Singapore and occasionally conduct Hanfu Salon sessions to share more interesting stories about the lives of the ancients and the vibrant clothing culture of ancient China.
Our photo packages can be customised for couples, groups of friends, and small families, so drop us a note today to let us know what we can do for you!
What to Expect
We will start off by getting to know you better - to understand your preferences, purpose in doing the shoot, as well as your height and measurements.
Based on these details, we will recommend suitable hanfu styles that best match your preferences, personality, and body shape.
This consultation process may take up to a week by chat or email. For wedding packages, we offer fitting sessions and in-person consultations.
Once we have agreed on the outfit, shoot date, and location, a 50% deposit will be required to secure the booking. Slots are filled on a first-come-first serve basis.
On the shoot day, makeup and hair styling will be done on location before we dress you in the chosen outfits. We will gladly share what we know about historical fashion and culture if you are keen to learn more!
During the shoot, we will coach you on posing and work with you to capture your best angles. We will also provide high-quality accessories and props for you to interact with - if you are lucky, you might even get to shoot with intangible cultural heritage craft items and replicas of artifacts from history.
Your photos will be carefully colour-edited for mood-creation - this is where the magic happens! You will receive digital copies of the full-resolution images within two to three weeks of your shoot.
After that, you may select more images for fine-editing where skin texture, as well as face and body shape will be refined further. Background distractions in the images will also be removed. These photos are suitable for fine-art printing and we will present your final images in a gallery with options for products or paper prints.