By Ana Ballesteros.
We all wish to have a something that makes us relive the excitement of one of the most important days of our lives, something that lasts long enough to show our grandchildren.
What better way to have a tangible memory on hands than a unique Luxury Book, stylish and fully personalized. And all that Made in Italy.
Every wedding is unique and has its special moments and highlights, that is why, I always make one-of-a-kind Luxury Book.
"I truly love my job"
Designing such an important Book is a great responsibility, that is why I put all the love and care as if it is for myself.
The Young Book (my personal favorite) comes in a beautiful box, which can be personalized with a choice of texture and available colors. There are hundreds of combinations to make it perfect just for you. Also, inside the lid of the box, we can write a phrase and place one of the most significant photos of that special day.
In case the couple can't decide over the many color combinations, and if they allow me, I present a beautiful combination considering details I see on the wedding photos, I get inspired by bridesmaids' dresses, groom's tie, bridal bouquet, decoration, theme colors, among other details. I usually come up with at least two choices for each the album's exterior design and the box.
When designing the interior of the Luxury Book, I choose one of the most stunning photos of the wedding, and then I continue to display the photos in order just as that day went (getting ready, ceremony, family photos, session with bride and groom, and the party)
In the Young Book, when you open it, the display is lay-flat, allowing a panoramic view (for example, a group photo can be 60x20 cm size), which allows to see perfectly the faces of every single person on the photo.
Most of our costumers love my designs at first sight, and I rarely get asked for a few changes. Of course there have been a few exceptions, but I can say that 80 percent of the times I succeed with the design.
Once the Luxury Book gets the newlyweds' approval, I send it to production to Italy. The album will get home directly from Italy.
My greatest satisfaction, once the wedded couple have already received their wedding album, is to know through them that every dollar they spent was definitely worth it.
The Luxury Book is truly the best wedding back up.
By Clemence Blain
No, we don’t mean destroy the dress you’ve just spent months or even years searching for.
is a magical moment where you and your recent husband get your pictures taken in the water for memories of a lifetime! It’s an unforgettable experience where you can finally relax and have a romantic and intimate moment with your husband after the stress of the wedding day.
can be done in saltwater too, this article discusses the event in freshwater, more particularly in cenotes. What are cenotes you ask? A cenote is a hole of groundwater formed due to the collapse of porous limestone bedrock. It’s a particularity of the Yucatan peninsula and cannot be missed! They vary in shape, grandeur and depth, wilderness...
Where to we go and when do we leave?
DreamArt Photography picks you up from your hotel and takes you to a beautiful and peaceful freshwater hole located in the wilderness approximately 1 hour/1 hour 30 minutes from your hotel. In order to catch the best light, departure is quite early, generally around 7:30am/8:00am. While you will be provided with water, cereal bars, and bananas, we advise you to eat a light breakfast before departure as the session lasts between two to six hours.
What should I wear during the photography session?
The Dress – Of course, it can be scary to take your beautiful dress in the water, but do not worry! We emphasise that as cenotes are made of clean freshwater, your wedding dress is not in danger. In any case, if you prefer to wear another dress, that is also a viable option and regardless of your choice of attire, the pictures will be amazing. For best results, we recommend that if you chose the second option your non-wedding dress be:
· Long and either white or colourful in orderl to contrast with the colours of the cenote.
· Tight at the bust and loose in the bottom part, or open on one side to give a more sensual touch to the picture.
Makeup, hair & accessories - We suggest waterproof mascara and eyeliner, as well as colourful lipstick to standout in the water. With regards to your hair, it is best if you leave your hair down, but bring a hair clip and comb in case. Bracelets, necklaces, light neckerchiefs or shawls also add a dynamic touch to the photos.
What should I bring with me?
While it is best to leave with your dress on and have your hair and make up done beforehand, make sure to bring with you a change of clothes and dry towels for after the session, as well as a comb and other accessories you may need to touch up your makeup/hair during the session. Last but not least, bring your energy and happiness!
The photos will be taken outside of the cenote, some on its edge, and finally some underwater, for which it is best that you know how to swim and how to hold your breath in the water.
“It was honestly one of the most amazing experiences! My husband and I had an amazing time and the photographers were very professional and talented, and very nice! Moreover, the photos were absolutely incredible and so unique. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I couldn’t recommend it enough!” – Lea
DreamArt Photography makes it their personal goal that you have an unforgettable day and leave with unique photographs that you will cherish for a lifetime! If you have more questions about this once in a lifetime session, do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com
By Andrei Mihalache
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
While we will not insist on you hiring us, since that should be a personal decision, based on factors such as budget and, most importantly, loving your photographer's work, we will stress how important it will be in the long run to have these memories captured by a professional. You WANT to have a photographer.
I have had friends inviting me to their weddings, but, as a guest you just can't possibly be as alert and permanently on the lookout as when you are hired to document a wedding, so I always let them hire their photographers, and I can just complement that with whatever I capture from a guest's perspective, or any cool ideas I might have, or moments when the photographer just isn't present etc.
Regarding people liking or not liking our work, I can tell you that photography is very subjective, so you should see the work of the photographers you consider hiring, both a portfolio of their best work and, just as important, a few real weddings - as in a selection of 50-100 photos that comprise all the wedding day, letting you see how good a storyteller they are, not just how many good shots they got over 100 weddings.
As DreamArt Photographers, we strive to have our brides as happy as possible. We make sure we get a lot of input from them, before the wedding, so we can adapt and consider their personal tastes and any ideas they might have, or any special requests. Also, we keep working with the bride throughout the delivery process, so the photos end up being edited just the way they envisioned.
We, at DreamArt, consider Quality to be more important than quantity. So, while you might get "more photos" form other providers, or "an album" or "all your original unedited photos", the actual value of those perks, is relative - and sometimes you will realize that having 3000 photos, out of which 2000 are either repeats of the rest, or photos where the flash didn't fire, eyes are closed etc, is going to be more of a headache than just having 500 great photos, edited to your taste.
The albums. We don't include an album in our packages, because we make custom, hand crafted albums, which are made to order in Italy. Every bride is unique, so every bride should have the option of customizing an album to make it just the way they dream.
I invite you to visit our website, facebook page, have a chat with any of our representatives and just get a feel for what you would get by working with us. I can assure you that, as is the case in most situations, you always get what you pay for.
I wish you the best of luck with the planning process and I am at your service if you need any advice or input whatsoever.
By Sergio Santiago
After being part of the production of movies and reality shows, I found myself with the opportunity to participate in what would later become my Opera Prima, not only in production but also in the creation of the original score and, although a lot of International film festivals are coming up, I still felt like something needed some polishing, that was photography. After evaluating several options, I decided to apply for a job at DreamArt Photography.
From the moment I started, I haven't stopped learning from the best, from great talents that DreamArt photography is made of.
Does it get boring? Never!
I have fun even in the hardest moments, I've seen it all. For example, there was this time when the bride didn't like the cake, and from that moment, everything changed, guests started to get tense and nobody was comfortable. Meanwhile, the groom was trying to distract her from that issue by telling her to look around and realize how magical is the place they are at, Playa del Carmen.
The wedding meets several requirements, one of them is to keep record of every aspect that happens there.
A magical affair that happens every single time. It all begins when knocking on the door, without having the slightest idea of who is at the other side, that is a breaking point, and that is the moment when everything starts to happen.
Both the photographer and the filmmaker must be aware of everything that is going on around them.
Every wedding is unique.
There are times when I wonder, why don't I have a third camera with me? There are some unexpected situations that just happen, for example, there was this time when I got to be in a Gospel wedding, everybody was singing with such an impressive passion, there was choreographed dancing, all with an atmosphere of solemnity.
That enthusiasm can't be found at all the weddings.
The challenge the photographer has is to capture the moment, even the hard ones and the difficult ones, every unique moment must be captured, because those are the memories that will prevail. The point is to keep record, even if the bride remembers that on that day she got mad because the cake wasn't right, that photo must exist. Having the moment captured is the photographer and the filmmaker's task.