Open Update Aug 2020

As of Aug 1, 2020 we have opened with more services while still following the current Nova Scotia Provincial Coronavirus Pandemic guidelines.

Contact us for any portrait session(s) you would like to book keeping in mind for indoor and outdoor photo shoot(s) we currently restrict them to no more than 10 people. For indoor sessions, you will be asked to wash your hands upon arrival and we (the photographers) will be wearing masks for your protection. For outdoor sessions, weather permitting, we will also be following the current social distancing rules of six (6) feet and we (the photographers) will wear masks when necessary.

We will continue to monitor the Nova Scotia Government Web Site Notices for any change in guidelines or restrictions.

To book a session or ask questions, please contact us directly via our contact form, email dreamimaginebelievephotography@gmail.com, or call us at (902) 277-2998.

On Location Portraits

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Summertime is a great opportunity to go out to a local beach and shoot some on location portraits. People enjoy getting outside and having fun on the beach, and why not take some photos at the same time. You can have a portrait taken posed, with or without props, or just have some lifestyle photo journalistic photos taken while spending your time at the beach. Above the photo was taken using a white semi-translucent umbrella as a prop creating a soft light on our model at the same time.

Even in harsh sunlight conditions, there are techniques to help make a great portrait. We also take our studio mono lights out on location to help with those difficult lighting conditions.

©TrevorAwalt_48A3409Our model wanted to have some fun just walking around in the water at the edge of the ocean. We chose a local beach that typically does not have many people to have an unobstructed view of the ocean and beach in the background. The harsh sunlight provided some nice hair light and we also used our studio mono light to provide fill light for her face and upper body to bring her out of shadow.

Doing an on location portrait shoot requires a bit of planning and a little help from mother nature for the weather to cooperate. We also suggest taking a few portraits in our studio before going out on location. Safety is the foremost consideration doing any outdoor photo shoot which we take very seriously.

©TrevorAwalt_48A3498-Edit-EditA bit of post processing can also provide an unexpected result for the customer, by tying in a pose with a graphic and at the same time using a colour that matches their clothing to frame the image.

Summertime is a great time to consider having your portrait taken, it’s a time where family gets together while on vacation and a time to create those precious memories that will never be forgotten. As the years pass by we realize that family and our life memories are what is most important.

Contact us to book your next portrait session as the end of summer is drawing to a close. If the remaining part of your summer is too busy you can always always consider having your portrait taken with the beautiful fall colours.

Christmas Moon

It’s Christmas time, and customers are looking for something special this festive season. After spending some time preparing for this photo session we came across a digital backdrop we thought would work. The composite would depict the excitement of the season, getting a glimpse of Santa Claus, and something that would fit a pose for three children.

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It takes some preparation, setting up the right lighting, shooting at the right angle, getting a pose that gets the children to appear to be interacting with a key element in the photo, in this case Santa’s sleigh and reindeer, and post processing the composite. It was great to see this come to life in the final image.

The digital background artists work for this background can be found at: sashachomakovphotography.com

One Step Closer

We are over the moon, we have registered our business name and have a business number. Our logo has been designed (preview below).
This picture was taken on 11 November, our customers braved the frigid temperature and wind. The initial location we choose wouldn’t work as the leaves had fallen off the trees due to the high winds the night before. We found another location with a forsythia bush that would provide a golden glow from the back light, exactly what the customer had requested.

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It was a challenge to keep the hair out of the mom’s face due to the wind, but she was a trooper. The yellow leaves and the sun at their backs made a beautiful bokeh image, while enhancing the light on their faces using fill light from our flash set up.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting more about upcoming as well as previous photo shoots while we build our portfolio. Thanks for taking your time to stop by as we continue our journey, we appreciate you.