Dream Photo & Video is one of the top wedding photography and cinematic production company in Houston. Our passionate and creative group of artists aim to capture your special day in a way that tells your own unique love story.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Weddings in Houston Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Houston wedding photographer Shiva, from Dream Photo & Video.
Where have you been featured?
We have been featured in: How He Asked by The Knot | Weddings in Houston Magazine Texas Wedding Magazine | Love Wins Texas Weddings | Hill Country Weddings
Why do couples love working with you?
Most of our clients tell us they love working with us because we made them feel so comfortable on their special day. Because we share in their excitement and helped them create the most beautiful and memorable day of their lives. They tell us we are warm and welcoming, and they enjoy staying in touch with us, even after the wedding is over. They feel as though we are part of their big and fantastic wedding family. They always mention how grateful they are for all we have done for them.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
We are in love with love. Being a wedding photographer gives us the blessing to be a part of our couple’s love story, capture and preserve it for them and share their most precious moments of their lives. We take pride in capturing once in a lifetime moments, the look on groom’s face as his bride is walking down the aisle, the tears of joy and the laughter, that they will be able to treasure for a lifetime! Being able to see their reactions once they see their photos/video is the most rewarding thing for us and makes our work so worth every second!
How did you get started?
I used to do wedding planning back home and worked with one photographer in most of the weddings. I would go above my coordinating duties and was his assistant all the time. I always loved weddings and sharing couples special day with them and being a photographer assistant for a while and seeing the expression of the couple after they received their photos and video made me start this company off by taking some in-person classes with the industry experts as well as online classes. Sam and I met in February of 2015 and I learned that he was doing photography for 15 years. He instantly dived into editing and helping me out while long distance. Since May of 2015, he moved to Houston and we both have been running the business together. I mostly run the business aspect of it (emailing, marketing and selling) Sam is the man behind the scenes. He creates all the beautiful and timeless images.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Artistic, Creative and Photojournalistic.
What budget range do you cater to?
We sought a photographer to entrust with the most extraordinary day of our lives and we got the most incredible experience imaginable. There might be a number of talented photographers but what makes Sam and Shiva unique is their spot on connection with creating exactly what you want. They are nothing short of fantastic and we were so lucky to find them. Their style is impeccable. It was fun and elegant while complementing our home wedding flair. Everything from the moment we met felt comfortable. We shared a few concepts that were important to us and they did the rest with all their expertise. We have an impressive recollection of our amazing wedding with gorgeous poses, intricate wedding details and fun family and guest snap shots that characterize our amazing wedding. Sam and Shiva are perfect photographers and remarkable individuals who have given us a lifetime of marvellous memories. Our experience was the absolute best and our wedding was just the beginning because now we found our forever professional photographers!
-Ashley and Wade
In a world of ‘selfies’ I am so thrilled to have dozens of amazing photographs I can enlarge and display on my memory walls. As the mother of the bride I am mesmerized by many enchanting poses. Shiva and Sam’s unique styling just flows naturally as the day unfolds. They are so easy to work with and their expertise is evident in all their artistic memories!
My wife and I cannot thank Dream Photo and Video for their kindness, enthusiasm, and attention to details on our wedding photos. Their professionalism,level of skill and expertise, and efficiency, was simply outstanding. The photos definitely exceeded our expectations. We are completely blown away. You totally captured every moment. and each photo is like an artwork. All of our families and friends were very impressed at how dedicated you all were. Your friendly, professional service in the lead up to and on the day was second to none. To put it simply we were speechless when we first saw our photos. We are incredibly happy with every single shot and can’t believe that you were able to move around so much and yet not even be seen. We have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who is looking for an amazing service and beautifully captured images.
-Hamed & Shei