Guys, I’ve been meaning to share these super duper wonderful photos of our family with you for the longest time! These were taken by the very talented Nadia Vieira, with the help of Tamami Kretzschmar, of Dreamy-Garden Portrait!
The first time I saw this duo’s works, I gasped. The pictures that they produce are pure magic!
For some reason, their photos stir up something in me. I feel nostalgic, I feel in love, I feel warm, I feel tingly, and I feel happy! Nadia not only captures the essence and soul of the models, but she also mesmerizes those who look at her photos!
When the creative duo invited our family (that includes our extended family—our bullmastiffs!) to model for them, we readily said, “YES!!!” And boy are we glad that we did, because it was a fun experience. Which of course, resulted to having photos we will cherish for a looooong time!
Tamami (wearing the hat) and Nadia (holding the camera) behind the scenes during our photoshoot
Let’s get to know the 411 on the Nadia Veiera while I show you some of our wonderful photos.
How did Dreamy-Garden start?
Nadia: Back in Ecuador, I used to run a family portrait business. But then my husband had to work here in the Philippines, and our whole family came with him. Since photography is really my passion, I decided to replicate my business here. I asked my neighbor and new friend, Tamami, to join the adventure because of her artistic skills and kindness to children.
Nadia’s partner, Tamami Kretzschmar is soo good in set design! And yes, she also is a fantastic graphic artist!
There are lots of photographers and photography studios out there. What sets Dreamy-Garden apart and what makes it special?
Nadia: We are a boutique studio. This means that we have a very personalized attention to each client.
On our first consultation, we even discuss the goals of the Portrait Session (what it is for, etc.), and we talk about the location, what to wear, etc.
Nadia taught me how to crane my neck, emote and speak with my eyes!
Each photo session can be arranged at our studios (in Los Banos and in Manila) or at our favorite: outdoors before sunset! We can also arrange for an make-up artist if requested.
After our photo session, we meet again to look at the photos together. At this point, we discuss the custom design wall portrait pieces that we create for each client.
At Dreamy Garden, we look to create an heirloom that will be cherished by the families, and that is possible because we devote time and attention to our clients. That also means we have limited booking slots.
What is your specialty?
Nadia: We are a family-oriented portrait studio. That includes special sessions like pregnancy, newborns, and grandparents…and even pets!
Fun fact: Tamami is also a pet whisperer!
We provide not only portrait photography. We specialize in create pieces of art to decorate our client’s homes. Our products are museum quality: canvas, fine art paper, and wooden canvas. We partner with a framer that offers custom hand-made wooden frames.
I love the photo, and I love the wooden frame!!!
A portrait on wood presents an organic way to display some of life’s most fulfilling moments. Your photos on wood will become a focal point in your home.
We normally ask to our clients to send us pictures of the walls where they plan to hang their portraits. We then design and advise our clients about the color and arrangement of portraits on their wall.
Dreamy-Garden offers high quality canvas prints: strong material against UV that makes the color last your lifetime. Portraits wcreate a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
What’s your favorite subject?
Tamami’s eye for design complements Nadia’s photography prowess!
Nadia: This is a difficult question: Newborns have a special place in my heart, but I also love the mother-children portraits.
We are part of a campaign #existinphotos that try to get more women in their families portraits.
Sometimes, we mothers forget that we are good enough to be in a family portrait. We are good enough to be photographed with our kids. We are good enough to exist in photographs.
Our job, as portrait photographers, is to take the most beautiful photograph you have ever seen of yourself, so that you can cherish this for the rest of your life.
How did you come up with the name Dreamy-Garden?
Nadia: We had a brainstorming session and discussed what we love. We live in a place surrounded by a beautiful green landscape in Laguna, and we in a way believe that fairies exist…at least in our portraits!
What are your plans for Dreamy-Garden?
Nadia: We want to have more clients who share our vision and who will also believe in the importance of celebrating life now.
How can prospective clients contact you?
Guys, I also urge you to Like their page on Facebook, and to follow them on Instagram @dreamy_portrait. I promise, you’d love looking at their enchanting photos!