Yesterday evening, myself, Baby Z and Mr Z were kindly invited into the studios of Picture People for our very own family photo shoot. I had seen their work before and so I was very excited to see the outcomes of the session. Read on to find out more about my excellent experience with Picture People as well as the final portraits, thanks to the team at Picture People UAE.
Our session was booked in at 6 pm, which was thankfully after Baby Z had his afternoon nap so he was fresh as a daisy! Their studio was easy to find, and is located in Wasl Vita on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah. We were welcomed in by Anke, who is the Operations Manager at Picture People UAE. We were swiftly introduced to our photographer who put on some nursery rhymes for Baby Z to dance to whilst we waited for the studio to be prepared.
Hana, our photographer, was very accommodating and asked all the right questions to make me feel at ease. As you all know, I do not show my son’s face on this blog or any social media for personal reasons, and this was taken on board by Hana and Barbara, the videographer too, in terms of promotional footage. Below are photos of the studio space we had our photo shoot taken in, which was very spacious and bright. I loved that Hana and the team played with Baby Z instead of escorting us straight into the studio space. This allowed him to get familiar and comfortable with the surroundings as well the people. They were very endearing towards Baby Z and though he was quite shy, I very much appreciated it.
The photo shoot itself was quick and well directed by Hana. I loved that if a ceratin pose was not working, she quickly had substitute ideas and brought in numerous props. The biggest challenge was to make Baby Z smile and laugh, and though we tried everything from tickling to swinging him in the air, it was only the rugby ball that eventually cracked a smile on his face at the very end! We also took a break in the middle of the photo shoot when Baby Z was getting uncomfortable. Hana was very understanding and did everything in her power to make him smile again, which worked thanks to the rugby ball! Below are a few “behind the scenes” images…
Once the photo shoot was complete, we were asked to wait 15 minutes whilst Hana edited the photos and brought back a selection for us to choose from. In the mean time, there was a lovely play area to keep Baby Z busy!
In no time at all, Hana was back and we selected the images that we loved and I was surprised to hear that she would be printing for us the same day! Talk about quick service!! Mr Z and I selected a humongous frame of the three of us accompanied with a small square sized canvas of Baby Z.
Hana promised that the prints would be ready in 20 – 30 minutes, so we headed out for a quick dinner and by the time we returned, the frame and canvas were ready. I could not be happier with the outcome, and couldn’t stop admiring the little canvas of Baby Z. Below are a few other picture that we selected to keep from the photo shoot, and I love each and every one! (Of course I have cropped out Baby Z’s face, but I promise we took many family portraits too which also turned out super!)
How cute does that chalkboard photo look above? I would like to thank Hana, the photographer, as well Barbara, the videographer who documented our experience. They did a spectacular job and I am so happy with the service. A big thank you to the Picture People UAE team for the fabulous experience. We couldn’t have asked for a better or more efficient service. If you are looking to capture special moments in time, I would definitely recommend you book yourself in for a session with Picture People UAE.
Note: We were invited to review the services of Picture People UAE, however all opinions stated above are honest and solely my own.