Baby Andy has brought all her toys during the shoot; it was like any other playtime for her. And she had the best of all smiles as she spent time with her parents just playing and hugging each other. 🙂
I love it when my couples ask me to shoot them again, this time with their new bundle of joys. Whether it be birthdays, baptism, or portraits of their babies, it’s fulfilling to see their family growing and capture their milestones.
Here is cute Sophia, parents of our lovely couple, Raymund and Rhea, at Pinto Art Gallery in Antipolo 🙂
One of Imagine Nation’s couple now has a new gift to be thankful for–Moira. A cheerful baby, Moira spent an afternoon in the fields of UP Diliman doing what she love, playing with stuffed toys and her piano, reading, and of course, spending time with her parents. Mirzi, her mom, is a breastfeeding and cloth diaper advocate. Our shoot was a load of cuteness! 🙂
In an engagement shoot, I find couples do best when you involve them with what they’re familiar with and what they love doing. They’re more confident, at ease and natural, and they enjoy the shoot. Most of all, the photos speak well of them. And it’s exactly what happened in Christian and Monique’s engagement. Their road trip theme to me felt like a real one as we hopped from one place to another, walking and seeing what the bush, mountain or road got to offer, and shooting. The mood was like let’s-get-somewhere-and-do-nothing-on-a-lazy-weekend.
Venue: Around Tanay, Rizal Props: Couple’s own
One wacky groom and one shy type bride. They may be complete opposites, having nothing in common except friends (you can check out how their friends played a unique and important part in their prenup shoot here), they complemented each other’s lives and for sure will make their marriage life more interesting. Gie loves Christmas and the lights, and it sure felt like it as they, their families and friends filled the air with warmth and smiles.
December 6, 2014
St. James the Greater
Preps: Acacia Hotel MUA: Rae Venturanza-Salazar Hair: Nhot Munsod Video: Dreamechanics Videography
While Waldo was still courting Abby, they stumbled upon A&W soda. Waldo said, “A&W, parang Abby and Waldo.” And the rest is history. 🙂
November 8, 2014
Hotel Preps: Solaire Resort and Casino / Church: St. Pancratius Chapel (Paco Park) / Reception: Yurakuen, Diamond Hotel / Video: Stephen Wedding Films / HMUA: Val Villarin / Flowers: Blessie’s Everlasting Flowers / Bridal Gown and Entourage Gown: Ate Anna Camigla of Gowns R Us / Bridal Car: Vintage Jaguar from Royal Carriages / Music: led by Madz Alcoy / Emcee: Darlene Tan-Salazar / OTD: EC Weddings
From pillow fights, to bicycle rides, to bubble mania, to a visit in a museum and finally to holi powder bash, this engagement shoot had the most activities done which Wilson and Jamie, and their friends, had prepared. It was another engagement shoot for me that had the couple’s friends’ participation involved; one of their friends, a DIY savvy, prepped up their tandem bike with flowers in rustic basket and colorful, patterned banderitas. They also helped out in their props like blowing bubbles at the couple. And at times, being like how old friends are, they were all just cheering the couple while shooting and taking a snap of them with their camera phones. The shoot was wrapped up by everyone throwing holi powder and getting messy! I enjoyed every bit of this shoot 🙂
Venue: Museum and pillow shots at Pinto Art Gallery; Bicycle and bubble shoot somewhere just outside Pinto Art; Holi powder shoot somewhere in Marikina 🙂
When their friends heard of their engagement shoot, one of them, a chef, offered to cook and have a small salu-sal0 for the couple and the rest of their friends after the shoot. I then had the idea to include them in the shoot! Why not have a cook out with their friends for their prenup? And since Makoy and Gie got nothing in common except friends, it totally made sense to let them join and became as props! I was amazed to find out that everyone was excited to join the shoot!
Makoy and Gie have known each other since grade school, but only became a couple in college. We went around a few places in UP LB that are memorable to them, like their ‘tambayan’ and the oblation. Then off to their friend’s house where everyone was preparing barbecue, drinks, tacos, and the set up of the place. So Makoy and Gie stepped in and helped out. As soon as they got together, everything became so natural and spontaneous. There were a few portraits and a few of their friends, aside from participating, also helped in the shoot that I just had to shoot some behind the scenes. This part was so full of laughter and support. I found this shoot-as-it-happen kind of engagement unique, touching and really personal. Kudos to Makoy and Gie and their friends. Oh, and the food was delicious!