Dream Come True Photo: Photo - Session Review
About Dream Come TrueDream Come True Photo is a high end, high-touch, full service Photography Company that creates premium custom family photo albums, life-size prints and portraits with a special focus on kids and babies.
As a father of two (all too quickly) growing boys I have a deep appreciation for the valuable moments we share. My wife and I, often caught up in our daily routines, can’t help but reflect on how quickly these little hyper-energetic beings are growing and changing, becoming who they are meant to be. It’s always been a wish of ours to freeze at least some of the magic moments in time, save a note in a bottle for our older selves to discover and smile, remembering how things used to be.
We didn’t want to settle for just any snapshots, we really wanted to capture the characters of our boys (aged seven and four) and do so professionally, something my own skills could not afford. We wanted to capture their love for life, their charm, energy, kindness and fondness for each other. But also we wanted to preserve the reckless mischief that shines in their eyes, something that both my wife and I had as kids, and something we must admit we are a bit too proud of in our boys. This is why we chose Dream Come True Photo.
Before the photoshoot Elly gathered some information from us to get the most out our session. She inquired as to what we are going to do with these photos – we wanted an album as well as a number of canvas prints for our dining room. She also wanted to know about our kids. What gets them going, what are they into right now? What is their favorite TV show, book, Disney character? At first I was surprised at the level of detail but it all made sense at the photo shoot.
With all the prep work done and armed with a collection of little fun facts about our kids’ interests, Elly visited us for the scheduled shoot along with her van full of equipment. It was impressive. The set-up was quick, she knew all the locations where we were going to do the shoot. There were pictures with kids in the backyard with the backdrop of our patio wall, some action shots of the kids on the yard, and a few of my wife and me by the front of the house against a red brick back-drop. The natural light was a bit low so we used her own lighting equipment to supplement the cloudy day and chase away the shadows.
Now came the fun part – getting the kids to show their true colors. Elly sat them down on a blanket and with a sparkling flare painted a world of Ninjago (their favorite show at the time) along with characters, a mission, and a mystery to solve. The boys were enthralled and ecstatic to help Sensei battle evil forces of the Overlord and save the little town of Ninjago. They laughed, ran, jumped, whirled, and bounced, all to the perfectly timed, measured clicks of the shutter. When the battle was won they hugged in a victorious embrace that only brothers are capable of, a shot to last a lifetime. Elly also worked with us to get a few glorious shots of the whole family and just the two of us separately.
After a fun photo session we took a break to discuss our print options. Elly showed us many sample portraits, photo albums, compilations and books. We were very interested in large canvas prints for our dining room so we selected the photos that would look best in a compilation, together with Elly’s help. She used a software to model the placement and alignment of the canvass prints in a virtual representation of our actual dining room. Even seeing it on the computer screen was exciting.
Special Thanks to Stan Altshuller for this amazing review. Stan is a Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer at Novus, charged with spearheading business initiatives, leading the research team and overseeing blueprinting and competitive analytics for the Novus Platform… and a father of two adorable, smart and energetic boys. Stan is an avid skier, a passionate hiker and the most desirable candidate his boys could find for both a trampoline jumping or capture the flag hunt.
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