About this Vendor
Top Choice for Wedding Photography and Videography
Dreamlife Wedding Photos & Video is a well-recognized wedding photography and videography company in New York City. At Dreamlife, we pride ourselves in providing clients with the best services and premium quality products at a fraction of competitors' prices. We have a well-trained team of local photographers and videographers, with at least seven years of wedding and special events experience. Our creative, photojournalistic and traditional styles have attracted hundreds of couple every year. The high quality service, passion and commitment we offer our clients will ensure the moments of your special day are captured so that you may remember and share them for a lifetime.
$$ – Affordable
Artistic, Documentary, Modern, Vintage
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Online Proofing, Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Full-Length Video, Highlight Video, Video, Photo + Video
Our photos and the short video are amazing!!! Me and my hubby are very happy with Dreamlife team's work from the beginning to the end! Preparing for such big event as Wedding can be very stressful, but Dreamlife made our experience much easier and very enjoyable! We trusted them with our precious memories and they did a great job! They are very professional, pleasant and amazingly artistic! We shopped around and know that their services are very reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend Dreamlife to anyone! Martin and Marina, married on July 12, 2015 Thank you!
My pictures are to-die-for. All my guests are raving... I'm in awe of their talent. I highly recommend DreamLife.
AMAZING!!!Reviewed on 3/21/2015 Ryan M
I would highly recommend this photographer to anyone! The photographer specifically assigned to our wedding was professional, personable, helpful, and took AMAZING photos!!! We traveled to NYC for our wedding, and they made everything so easy from "long-distance"!
My fiance and I were browsing through the knot in the hopes to finding a videographer for our special day. I came across this page on the knot and from the looks of it I thought it was a good choice. We schedule a conference call to go through some questions, and i must say i had the worse experience. First of all my fiance and i simply just wanted to set up an appointment and sit down and go through the package that we had seen online, and the gentlemen on the phone just refuse to set up and appointment because as he put it "thats not something that they do". I could understand that maybe this company doesnt necessarily meet with everyone, but when a couple is honest and says you know what we know nothing about this, and would just like to come in and go over everything in person, instead of having a "phone" or "email" conversation as a business it shouldnt hurt to schedule something with a potential costumer, instead his answer was, "well since you are looking at the cheaper package that is not something that we can arrange now if you were spending 4500-6000 then maybe we can arrange that". as if the money that my fiance and i were willing to spend was not enough, not to mention that you have no idea if by meeting us in person we wouldve changed our minds about which package we wanted. I hope that you know that i will be spreading the word about this horrible costumer service.
This review is specifically for videography. We did not get our photos from Dreamlife and are not in the position to rate them. To sum it up, we did not have a good experience. They are very professional and respond quickly to emails and phone calls, however their videography work is sloppy and the editing is done without consideration to what or who is actually on the screen. They say the understand the wedding day schedule and reassure you that they have covered many cultural weddings (Indian and Russian in our case), but the final product does not reflect this understanding. Being that my husband and I are from two different cultures, we had two ceremonies at our wedding (Hindu and Jewish). Knowing ahead of time that this would be a unique situation, I called to verify if this would be a problem. I was reassured that they have taken many multicultural weddings and are familiar with all of the customs. Just in case, I sent a detailed itinerary in an email before the wedding, and spoke on the phone so that all the important wedding moments were captured. Wedding day arrives. The morning of the wedding, I the bride, had to explain to the videographers what the schedule was, even though we filled out forms prior to the date of the wedding. This had to be false because in the first "Final version" of the video, many important things were left out, including PEOPLE like the mother of the bride, grandparents and brother of the bride. At the reception, the cake cutting piece was simulated, as they informed us that the actual cake cutting was missed due to the videographers eating dinner. However, they had the schedule ahead of time. One thing that bothered me most of all, was that my entrances for both ceremonies were taken from a horrible angle, and my husband's reaction was very briefly captured. Every video I have seen captures the bride's entrance beautifully. This was not the case. It was almost an afterthought. Our first version of the video arrived in October for our Sept wedding. We were thrilled at the speed. However it was sloppy, important family members were missed, and important customs were left out. We made changes which were not reflected in the 2nd version, and those same complaints were not addressed until the 3rd version in May. We were told the DVD would be ready soon. July 30th I emailed them to ask about the status. They conveniently said that it was ready that day. We received our DVD in August. Raw footage: Be prepared to miss out on a LOT. The reception video was horribly shaky and blurry. Its very disappointing. Editing can be changed, but if the footage isn't there in the raw footage, there is nothing you can do. One year after our wedding was not when we thought we would receive our product, especially after so much hassle. They barely acknowledged our complaints about the wedding day when given, but did make the changes we requested in the DVD. None of my friends had such issues with their videographers, even with videographers in this price range. Dreamlife is perhaps good for a cookie cutter, simple one ceremony wedding, but if you are looking for quality or representation of a different culture, please think twice. I only wish I could go back in time and go with a different videographer. Sure maybe we could get a refund but that wouldn't bring our precious memories back to us.
Dreamlife is an amazing wedding photo/video company. Their videographer and photographers not only know their jobs but are artists behind the lens. Di and Eddison is one of the best photographer/videographer teams we’ve ever had the pleasure hiring. My wife and I both work in production so our standards are high, and they both not only delivered during our initial interview, but on the day of. Di was quick, efficient, flexible and a MacGuyver, when I wore the wrong tux shirt and he had the quick wits to poke a hole to fit my cufflinks through! Eddison is a ninja, no pun intended. His videography was quick, unobtrusive and surgical. Not only do we enthusiastically recommend them, we’re going to want to work with them on our own projects soon enough!
We worked with Eduardo on our wedding day. He was on time and incredibly professional, but had an easy way about him that made us all feel comfortable right away. He listened to our requests, but also had some great ideas for photos that he suggested without being pushy or demanding. We had a lot of fun working with him. The company itself is also great to work with - their staff was very responsive to our questions throughout the planning process, and were professional and pleasant to work with. I'd definitely recommend them for any occasion.
Stunning pictures!!!Reviewed on 10/02/2015 Esther K
Ivan is a true artist with his camera! He has an eye for the most amazing lighting and backgrounds. We had an idea that he was going to be good when he did our engagement photos in Central Park and got some excellent shots, but the day of our wedding he really outdid our expectations. I couldn't wait to see the proofs, which everyone thought belonged in bridal magazines!! Thank you so much to Dreamlife and extra thank you to Ivan who made our day a magical one to remember...
Highly Recommend!Reviewed on 9/28/2015
I couldn't be happier with Dreamlife as our videographers. They are such a professional and patient team. We loved watching our video trailers. They did an excellent job editing and the clarity was perfect! We also liked that the video cameras they used were not big and bulky, which can be somewhat intimidating. In addition, they also had very reasonable prices. I highly recommend Dreamlife!
Great quality picturesReviewed on 9/25/2015 Maryam K
the quality of the pictures are great.
Diana was our photographer and she did an AMAZING job with our engagement shoot and I cannot wait to see our wedding pictures. She is the epitome of what a great photographer should be. Jason, our videographer, was also great and very professional. Can't wait to see the finished results.
Awesome PhotographerReviewed on 7/17/2015 Jackie D
We had Diana as the photographer for our wedding. She was amazing! We accidentally put off our engagement shoot until the last minute - and she got us an awesome shoot in NYC a week before our wedding! She was professional, artistic and fun to work with. Our photos came out amazing! Definitely recommend Dreamlife and definitely Diana! Thanks!
We loved how personal our photographer was. Very affordable, too. Right within our budget. Thank you, Dreamlife!
Great Job!Reviewed on 6/11/2015 Tessa B
They did an awesome job with our pictures from engagement photos to the wedding. Ivan Huang took spectacular photos and we are still getting rave reviews. Our albums came out great and it was amazing quality!
Absolutely IncredibleReviewed on 6/03/2015
Dreamlife as a whole was incredible. Everything from the first meeting to the customer service after the ceremony has been incredible. They are extremely professional, affordable and talented. We had Di for our engagement and wedding photos and they came out amazing. He takes such pride in his work and it shows in the quality of the pictures. We couldn't have dreamt of a better photographer and company to work with.
Amazing PhotographersReviewed on 5/05/2015 Ariel U
Di and the rest of the staff at Dreamlife were a pleasure to work with. Di takes tremendous pride in his work. He's great at making everyone feel at ease and it comes through in the pictures. The combination of creativity and professionalism can't be matched!
Thank you Dreamlife!Reviewed on 3/15/2015 Anna R
We found Dreamlife after searching through listings of local photographers/videographers on Wedding Wire. After going on their website and looking at photos and watching videos and being able to view their packages and prices- I knew we had to reach out to them to see if they were available for our wedding. We met with staff at their office and were impressed with their work. We booked them immediately and I was so excited! Our package included an engagement session, photo discs, DVD, extra photographer, prints and albums. After looking at countless other companies- it was obvious that Dreamlife offered a lot and we were able to stay within our budget- which was very important to us. Our photographer for the engagement session and wedding was Di. Di is awesome and a very talented photographer. Our engagement session pictures were STUNNING! He made us feel very at ease at the e-session and wedding- he was wonderful to work with. Our second photographer, Eddie, captured my husband and his family getting ready-some of my favorite pictures! Our videographer, Kosuke, did a great job and was very stealthy as he moved around capturing us, our guests and more! The videos and pictures were beautiful and we are currently choosing our photos for the albums and prints- with over 1000 gorgeous pictures to choose from- it's going to take us a while! We look forward to seeing the albums once they are finished. Overall, we highly recommend Dreamlife. They offer amazing value, professionalism (all of our emails and calls were always responded to immediately), their staff is talented and enjoyable to work with and their work is high quality. Another big plus is that once you receive your pictures and videos- they are yours- no copyright protection- and you can share your photos with friends and relatives without breaking the bank ordering prints. Oh, and one more thing...ask for Di! Thanks Dreamlife! Anna & Steve
Loved working with Diana!Reviewed on 12/07/2014 Brooke M
Working with Diana on our wedding day was a dream come true! She was not only super professional but also a master of her craft. She was able to capture our whole day from start to finish and the outcome was phenomenal! Diana is a natural at taking pictures and by the end of the day she felt more like family then a photographer. I know that I will reach out to Diana for any future photography needs, as I am really look forward to working with her again. She should definitely be the first pick of any bride who is looking for one of NYCs best wedding photographers! Thank you Diana for making our dream day come true!
LOVED DI!!Reviewed on 11/18/2014 Christina D
Di at dreamlife was so wonderful! By the end of our first meeting I felt like we became friends. He was so wonderful and despite car trouble the morning of our wedding he arrived on time. Di and his aasistant Jessie were so creative and helpful all day long. I thought the pictures would be ruined because it was pouring raining all day but he had us take the pictures in my barn and from the few I saw so far they came out amazing. Dreamlife was a budget friendly fantastic company to work with and I can't wait to see our album! Thanks Di!!
Their Photographs are ART!Reviewed on 8/26/2014 Tiffany L
All the staff and photographers are so friendly. Their work is amazing. My husband and I are not photogenic, but you would never know from our photos. Diana really helped us capture that Brooklyn flavor we were looking for.
Their Photographs are ART!Reviewed on 8/26/2014 Tiffany L
The staff and photagraphers are so friendly and their work is amazing. My husband and I are not photogenic but you would never know from our photos. Diana helped us capture that Brooklyn flavor we were looking for.
Such a joy to work withReviewed on 7/21/2014 Allison R
We had a wonderful time with both of our photographers and our videographer on our wedding day! They were so fun to work with and welcomed all of our crazy ideas for photo ops!
Dreamlife photography is something out of a fairy taleReviewed on 7/08/2014 Samantha S
Dreamlife photography and video made our wedding dreams a reality. Ivan was our photographer, and we had our engagement session first in DUMBO N.Y. After our engagement session with Ivan, I knew that our wedding photos would be like a fairy tale. He had the ability to show us what to do, with out making us look like models. I can't express how amazing his work is. We also had a fantastic videographer, unfortunately I can't recall his name...but he was extremely unique and creative. Both Ivan and the videographer were absolutely amazing, I would highly recommend both of them for anyone else's wedding. Also Sandy I'm the office, was wonderful!! She gave us a package that we couldn't refuse. You will not be sorry, once you book with dreamlife photo and video. Excellent, excellent excellent!!!! Ps. Ivan's work was so amazing, that our vendors asked to use his photos on their websites!!
Very ProfessionalReviewed on 2/09/2014
Over the years we have seen a lot of great wedding photos since a lot of our friends have gotten married in the last couple years. On the recommendation of one of a few of hours friends who used Dreamlife Photography we decided to go ahead and book them as well and we are really happy we did. Sandy really looked after us and we are so very happy with our photos. We haven't got around to doing our album as yet but so far we have nothing to complain about and just lots of praise for our amazing photographer.
Really Great PhotosReviewed on 2/02/2014
We are really happy with the wedding photos we got through Dreamlife. Big thank you to Sandy for being so helpful. Can't wait to see you guys at my brother's wedding in a few months : )