Similar to finding the "right man" the same principle applies to photographer..."when you know you know". My Husband and I interviewed with husband and wife team Kristin and Glenn from Like a Dream Photography prior to our wedding. Going into the initial meeting there was a lot of anxiety not knowing what to expect and the pressure of making the right decision for such a special day weighed in a lot. After all, when the day is done all we would have to look back on was our pictures. Within the first few minutes of meeting their extremely professional yet positive and bubbly personalities my husband and I both knew that the decision was made and we had found not only our wedding day photographer but our photographer for all future life events. Stumbling upon "The Knot" message board that recommended Like a Dream Photography was a true blessing that we will forever be thankful for. Like a Dream made every part of our wedding from engagement pictures, to bridal portraits, to capturing the ceremony and reception an easy, enjoyable and memorable process. For two people who absolutely hate being photographed we enjoyed every minute their lenses surrounded us because each shot was full of fun, laughter, and "in the moment". Their vision and flare captured the most beautiful moments that could otherwise go unrecognized transforming snapshots into artwork. Beyond catching memories both Kristin and Glenn helped keep us calm, easily adapted to whatever was going on at the time, and shared laughs with us as friends. Hands down there is no word less than AMAZING to describe this dynamic duo. They are the best of the best and we are blessed to have had the opportunity to work with them.
"there are not enough words to express the amazement that overcomes my husband and I when we get to review the session that we spent with Kristin and Glenn. After trekking though the snow apocalypse to capture breath taking photos of our wedding, there is no one else we would trust to capture the precious moments of our lives. The pictures they have taken of our family still brings tears to our eyes and are our most valuable possessions. We look forward to creating many more memories with this fantastic couple!"
Kristin and Glenn, First and foremost I want to thank you both for the most amazing pictures I have seen! They are "extraordinaire" and I salute you for your keen eye, your style and flair, and the ability to capture "the moment"... it is remarkably awesome.I believe that the two of you have found your "gift", and I know that in following this passion you will go far!I told Alexis that other than "the dress", the pictures were one of my top investments of the wedding. Thank you for taking a very special day and capturing it for us all to see time and time again!Sincerely and still at awe,Angela Vellines (mother of the bride)
I think you and Glenn are as amazing as they come. Thank you for being a example of a couple who loves God and one another. Your understanding of the fact that Jonathan and I longed to put God first in our wedding day was perfect for us and who we longed to be. (and are becoming every day) Not only that, but you did the most awesome job of capturing that for Heather and John too. I cannot put in words how talented and incredible I feel you two are. I honestly love you. God has given you this talent for a great gift to us all. Thank you.
Kristin and Glenn are such an awesome couple and incredible photographers!! We first used them for our engagement, rehearsal dinner, and wedding photos back in 2009 and have not stopped using them since. Not only are we blown away by their pictures every time we use them, but so is everyone else! Kristin has a great eye for locations and lighting and I don’t believe that the pair can take a bad photograph. :) What makes them so great is that each photo session is a relaxed experience. Glenn and Kristin are so cute and personable, yet very professional…one can’t help but to be immediate friends with them! They are the best photographers that we have ever hired and cannot wait to share lifelong photo memories with them. <3Love, Tanisha & Brian
My (now) husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin and Glenn about a year and and a half before we were even engaged; in fact, I think Kristin was the first one that told James to put a ring on it! The first thing we were certain about when it came to our wedding was that these two were the ones we wanted...no matter what. I am so in love with the images from our wedding, Kristin and Glenn really captured the essence of what we wanted from our day...to celebrate! I think the best quality about Kristin and Glenn is that they love love, they love happiness and that their love and happiness brings so much passion and genuine excitement for their clients! One of the most important things to us on our day was to make sure it was documented through photographs. The pictures that we have to forever remember our day are the most wonderful representation of our love and I truly can't thank Kristin and Glenn enough! A glowing recommendation doesn't even begin to define their talent and enthusiasm. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
Not only will Like A Dream Photography provide excellent photos and make you feel comfortable in front of their cameras, but man are they dedicated!! My husband and I originally booked a different photographer from out of town. Unfortunately, she backed out two days before our wedding when Hurricane Irene blew through Virginia. While we were frantically looking for someone to take her place, a friend contacted Like A Dream and they were all in! In the middle of a hurricane! Kristin and Glenn showed up on time, ready to go, contract in hand less than 48 hours later. They were really one of the best things that could have happened to our wedding day! We are so thankful for them and their excellent service for the best (albeit windy) day of our lives. We couldn't be more happy with our pictures. We highly recommend Like a Dream Photography, for any occasion in any weather! Thanks guys!
From the moment my (now) husband and I met Kristin & Glenn, we knew they would be the ones to photograph our wedding. Their easygoing yet professional demeanor drew us right to them. We had SO much fun and got phenomenal shots during our engagement session, and they got so many amazing pics during our wedding and reception that I don't feel like I missed a moment during the blur that was that day. They're always positive and are willing to do everything in their power to make every session special. I ALWAYS recommend them to my friends who want to capture special events on film. The friends who end up working with them love them, too! THANK YOU, Kristin & Glen, for doing such an fabulous job of catching our best moments.
Kristin and Glenn, We could not have picked two better photographers to capture the biggest day of our lives. You did an amazing job and caught every special moment for us to relive. You both made us and our entire wedding party feel at ease, relaxed, and most of all beautiful! You were so easy to work with and the entire day I felt confident that you would not miss a thing. Picking the right photographer for us was one of the hardest decisions of planning our wedding and from the minute we picked you we knew we made the right decision. Now that my wedding is over I have the most amazing pictures to look back on. Both members of our wedding party and guests later mentioned how fun our photographers were and how they blended in to get all the right shots, yet allowed all our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed. We can not thank you enough! Love, Beth and Matt
On a reccomendation from another bride I looked into Like a Dream Photography. Aside from our location it was the single best decision we made. From the first conversation I knew they were "The Ones." Kristin and Glenn were beyond professional, yet it felt as though they were also "guests and friends". I never wondered where they were or if they got a certain shot. When our proofs arrived I was so excited to see all that I either didn't remember or missed had been captured. They captured all the important, funny, memorable moments and little details of our day for us to treasure. They were a welcome addition to our day and we are grateful we found them.
Picking Like A Dream Photography was one of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding!! They are an amazing husband & wife team that really gets to know the couple and takes phenomenal pictures. I have had nothing but compliments on my photos & can’t to have more taken by them in the future. Thanks for everything you did to make my wedding day perfect! Art & Alexis KellyHampton, VA
Like a Dream Photography was absolutely the best choice for photographing such an important event in our lives. Kristin and Glenn have the act of "balance" down to an art. From balancing the light in the photos they capture to balancing their professionalism with their fun-loving nature, they truly made our day that much more special. I can't count how many times we've gone back to look at the photos from our wedding day. Each and every time they take my breath away. Thanks Kristin and Glenn!
When I first met Kristin & Glenn, I was 19 and living in Hickory. Waiting tables at Carrabba’s all those years ago, I never thought that I would have these two incredible people capturing such a lovely day in mine & my husband’s life. Mind you, I had not seen either of them since 2006, when my daughter (who is now 5) was born, so when I contacted Kristin about the wedding, I was apprehensive of if she & Glenn would be able to make the trip for us. We married on July 4th, 2010 in Little Switzerland, NC. The day, honestly couldn’t have been captured more beautifully than what it was. Admittedly, my husband is a little camera shy, but Glenn & Kristin made him feel like a “movie star” (those were his exact words). My very large family attended the wedding, and luckily for me, this team got us ALL together for several pictures. Pictures that will hold very dear memories for the rest of our lives. So, if I haven’t said it formally, “thank you” Kristin & Glenn for being such an integral part of our perfect day. I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
From engagement to wedding to our first born child this amazing husband and wife team have repeatedly turned out exceptional photographs and visions of memories that we will cherish for a lifetime to come. Not only are they professional and courteous but they also know how to bring out the fun side to everyone and make you feel totally comfortable in your own skin. Natural smiles are always the best and when it is accompanied by a laugh it tends to create fabulous photos. Kristin and Glenn will have you smiling; laughing and letting loose and the results are sure to please. On more than one occasion we ended up with more photos than anticipated. The editing is exceptional. The turnaround time is remarkable even for this busy family oriented duo. Kristin and Glenn have their own personal style and visions that bring two totally different but absolutely stunning interpretations to their photographs. These two are definitely the entire package. I recommend them to anyone asking for a photographer reference. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Kristin, thank you for taking great pictures on my wedding day! I am in love with them all. Once again I want to say thank you. I hope then when I have another child or need a family shoot I will be in an area where I can use you. I have gave out your info to a few people needing photographers I hope they contact you.
I am writing to tell everyone what phenominal photographers like a dream has to offer. Kristin and her husband, Glenn, are so amazing! Not only are they very friendly and personable, they are both extremely talented and creative! I was beyond satisfied with my wedding photos and have had numerous friends (and even complete strangers) ask who did my photography. Everyone said how amazing the photographs were and that they looked like they should be in a magazine. The photos were all so beautiful and memorable. I find myself stopping to stare at them often. I recommend Like A Dream Photography to anyone who is searching for an amazing experience, whether it be for engagement photos, wedding, family, babies, anything at all! If u want quality photography that you will cherish and that will last you for a lifetime it is definitely worth every single penny! Can't wait to work with them again and again throughout all the major milestones in my life! It is a great gift to have these memories and make time stand still.
I discovered Like a Dream Photography about a year ago and now I am hooked! She has done 3 sessions for my family in a year and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. She has a magical way of capturing these perfect moments on camera. I am in awe everytime a get my pictures from her. She is so wonderful with my children that they completely relax around her and are comfortable taking the pictures. Another reason I love using her is she is so flexible that she will go anywhere with your family for your session. I have and will continue to recommend her anytime someone mentions the need of a photographer.
Thank you for all your hard work. You were so kind, fun, and patient with us. You have such a wonderful personality and a great eye for the shot. You were truely meant to be a photographer. I loved all the pictures you took of us. I will be passing your name around and will be coming back for more photos in the future!! ~ the Hoggard family ( the ones with the vw bus)
Kristin is AMAZING! My family, all 10 of us, had a photo shoot with her at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield Virginia. The pictures were absolutely beautiful! My mother kept saying that it didn't feel like a photo shoot but a family outing instead. She made it so much fun and really worked it with my 3 energetic nieces. I can say without a doubt that I will use Like a Dream in the future! I am looking forward to doing more family photo shoots as our family grows and grows! If you pick her for a photographer you will NOT be disappointed!
There really aren't enough words to describe how much I truly adore Kristin and Glenn <3 So far, they have taken two family portrait sessions of my family and I intend on them taking ALL of our pictures from now on. Kristin has a beautiful talent for pulling my children's personalities out in her pictures. I love that she has no problem being silly to make them laugh so she can capture their candid kaughter and smiles:) She makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed. I have been brought to tears quite a few times by the beautiful pictures she has taken of my children. Pictures are our memories and I trust my memories with Kristin and Glenn.
We chose Like a Dream Photography because we wanted quality fine art portraiture of our family. We knew Kristin would be able to capture the personalities of our children, and that was most important to me and my husband. Like everything else we save for, family vacations, kids' college, etc. we wanted to save and invest some of our money in documenting stages in our life as a growing family. There is nothing that will ever compare to having beautiful art to remind me of what my children were like during that phase in their childhood. Thank you Kristin for the documenting this for us. You have been nothing but expceptional (from lens advice, shooting locations, and ordering canvases, haha). You are a true artist and we value that in a photographer. All the best.
Kristin is the MOST amazing photographer, and so sweet, funny and laid back. Our kids, 9, 6 and 6 really warmed up to her and she even got our very taciturn son to smile! We told her that we wanted a kind of grungy setting for our pictures and she immediately came up with the perfect location. The whole experience was wonderful and her prices were just amazing. I actually told her that she should charge more but she said she just loved what she did and wanted everyone to be able to afford beautiful family pictures. We had a hard time choosing which pictures to have printed from the session and ended up with a lot of them! We used one for our Christmas card picture and then had it blown up on a huge canvas that hangs above our fireplace. She printed the others on the most beautiful pearlescent paper, really lovely prints. We can't wait to work with Kristin again, or should we say, have her do the work for us again! It is so HARD to get ONE great picture of three kids and she got MANY of them!Tim and Phoebe Hogeland
I met Kristin for our first session after the birth of my daughter. She was so friendly, I felt I knew her for years. Let me tell you, Kristin is a miracle worker! We had her take our daughter's 4 month, 8 month and 1 year pictures. The first session my daughter was extremely fussy. Somehow she managed to get the most precious and serene pictures. Our second session was full of wardrobe changes. She captured my daughter's personality so perfectly. For our third session, Kristin took us outside to a open field near my house. The grass was uncut and half dead. She saw the beauty in the terrain and the pictures are stunning! She has such a great eye. The quality of her printed pictures are unlike anything you can have printed yourself. They are all finished beautifully. I will definitely be contacting her again for all of our family & special event pictures and I will cherish the pictures she took forever... Thank you!!
Kristin and Glenn,It’s been some time since our last session with you guys but I can never get over how amazing our pictures look each and every time! I’m so grateful to have found you guys when we were planning our wedding! It just wouldn’t have been the same without you! If you are looking for your wedding photographer or just any kind of photographer, they are your perfect choice! The pictures are nothing less than perfect and I know that you will treasure them for many, many years to come. It truly was the best investment we could’ve made. Kristin and Glenn are the sweetest couple I’ve ever met. They are very reliable and I would (and have) recommend them to any and everyone! We’ve used them for our engagement, wedding, and numerous family pictures and cannot wait to have them finally photograph our baby girl this spring/summer. I know they will truly capture the love of our family and those very special moments that I will want to remember forever. Thank you Kristin and Glenn, from the bottom of my heart! Denise Smiley
We chose to use Like A Dream Photography to incorporate a piece of Virginia into our New York wedding (since Tanya is from VA). We cannot say enough amazing things about this photography team. They are extremely creative and we had so much fun working with them for our engagement photos. Kristin and Glenn make sure you feel relaxed and give great direction when coming up with ideas for the photos. We had a fun time, and the turn around for photos was great. Kristin also makes herself very available to her clients and is extremely flexible. - Tanya & Sean, Forest Hills, NY