Photo Tale Studio?
I am Lucian Badea and I am the photographer behind Photo Tale Studio.
I believe photography is not about taking pictures. It is not about recording what your eyes can see. Photography is about seeing beyond images. It is about seeing through the heart of our reality and making this reality our own. It is about perceiving the magic of what surrounds us and soaking in the joy of being. As a parent, this is the most important lesson I learned from my children and this is the lesson they keep teaching me every day. This lesson changed the way I am creating my photographic reality. I am trying to see the world through the eyes of a child, I am changing the reality with every click the shutter.
When it comes to photographing toddlers and children, I don’t believe in poses. Children are genuine, sincere and they look much better on camera when they are just being themselves.
This is why I like to think of myself as a witness. We let children be children and the shots just happen.
And this is only the beginning. I usually take around 500 shots per session. After selecting from this pool, for a one hour session I spend on average more than two hours post processing the shots even in the context of a very efficient and well established workflow. I am being very careful with my craft and you will be presented with various processing options for a select number of shots. This way I can make sure that you will be happy with the end result.
During the actual session I am trying to capture a wide variety of emotions, situations and I am trying a multitude of angles and micro-location adjustments. My goal at the end of a session is to have a fairly complete representation of your child’s personality.
And if, in spite of all my efforts you are not happy with the end result of a session, we can throw the first session away and set a free “do-over” session.
My goal is simple: help you build wonderful memories. Our children grow too fast. I am there to freeze the time for a while.
My family and I had the most wonderful session with Lucian from Photo Tale Studio. He had such an easy going attitude and relaxed nature that it really put my 16 month old son at ease. My son quickly warmed to Lucian and Lucian did a great job in giving him the space and time he needed to do so. Nothing felt rushed about the session and it allowed the best of my son to come through. I loved how Lucian just allowed the shots to naturally occur and nothing was forced or posed. As a result my son was able to have a great time exploring his surroundings and his fun and excitement is truly captured in the pictures. The final pictures were outstanding, better than we had even hoped for. We are delighted with our images and the outstanding quality of the prints and they are something we will treasure forever! Thank you so much Photo Tale Studio! –Ruthie
My overall experience with Photo Tale studio was wonderful! I have a 18 month old baby girl who never sits still and it's been a constant battle to take pictures of her. But this was no problem for Lucian from Photo Tale! He had a lot of patience with her and made it easy for us by doing the session in an area where she felt comfortable and also looked very cute! He took his time and made sure he did his job perfectly and he was very sweet with my baby girl. My whole family brags about how amazing the pictures came out and I can't wait to buy frames to hang them all over my house! I found my new photographer and I am very pleased with everything! –Meghan
Our experience with Lucian and Photo Tale Studio was great! He made us feel comfortable from the beginning. He was super sweet to Sophie and made it really easy for her to smile a lot during the session. I love it how he was so flexible about the place to have the pictures taken. The pictures were amazing. My whole family loved them. The way the colors of her dress and the landscape just blend was incredible. I would really recommend him as a photographer for your children. –Virginia
Thank you so much for the amazing photographs you took of my daughter! The images are amazing and really capture the essence of Sofia. I was very impressed with your professionalism as well as technique. Not to mention you interacted so well with my daughter, I could tell she was truly comfortable. Many photographers act forced, but I didn't feel that from you at all. I will cherish these beautiful images, and will definitely be back for more soon. I look forward to recommending you to my friends, as I know they too will love the results of your work. Thank you again! –Shellayna