This prewedding started off something like this:
*phone rings* Me: Hello?
Caller: Hi Anne! I hope you don’t mind but I asked for your number from Lizette. I wanted to call you right away. Are you free tomorrow?
Me: Ah, no problem! Who’s this please? For what?
Caller: This is Shadi, sister of Mahsheed from Bethany. Are you free to shoot our prenup tomorrow?
Me: Ha? Shoot TOMORROW?? But we didn’t even plan yet! Usually it would take months or weeks to plan a prenup photoshoot! Are you sure??
Fo sho! Hahaha, so anyway long story short. We had their prewedding photoshoot in just a couple of days. This was early on of my “I quit my job so I’m gonna do photography full-time!” page of life, when I didn’t have a lot of client jobs yet so it was easy for me to take it on the spot. The only concern was that I couldn’t do it *tomorrow* per say because I already promised my mom I’d do something for her. So we had it on the next best thing, the day after *tomorrow*! Still not bad, right?
Ahmad was only here for a few days and everything just whirlwind from a surprise proposal
Sad to say we didn’t have a good experience from our first shoot location. I won’t mention the name of the restaurant because I don’t want to bother (ok guys please don’t name the restaurant in the comments section if you recognize it), and I really don’t want to remember the experience. First time I witnessed something like that during a photoshoot. It was all caused by a misunderstanding which toppled and exploded. I already said I wouldn’t blog about the experience because I don’t want to deal with the dirty laundry much more circulating it on my blog. And to be fair, they do have a very pretty place and food is alright. So I want to ask that you don’t get any negative bias about this restaurant if you haven’t been there yet, but form your own opinion about it when you do get to visit. After all, the misunderstanding was between us and not you so they will be able to give you a better experience with a different circumstance. I just want to be honest and chronicle this as part of the blog post, as a customer I wasn’t happy but it doesn’t mean you won’t be either. Minus the experience the restaurant is nice and the menu is unique.
Soo… ENOUGH of that, let’s not invite bad vibes to mix with this very nice couples’ photo blog post. 😀 This post is supposed to be sunshine and love~ manifested, and so I will be bombing you with cheesy photos! Yes this photo post will be a little long.
Next we moved to Sunday 2PM where we relaxed from the heat and took cutesy photos. If you’re thinking of having a photoshoot, I definitely recommend this place. The people here are so nice and no problem at all!
I made both of them write love notes to each other.
It’s free to draw and scribble in this korean cafe as you order sweet snacks.
Oh you know, just being sweet and sticking love notes on each other. 😉
And then something unexpected happened…
Shadi started crying!
From all the love notes Ahmad was writing and the sweet words he was telling her.
Both Ahmad and Shadi are Iranian so it was funny when Ahmad wrote sweet words in dialect as Shadi taught him. Haha
Akong tamis, akong pinalanga!
Sunday 2PM is just below the Sarrosa hotel. You’ll love it especially if you’re into cutesy korean stuff. They usually take your picture for free and post it on their Facebook page. Their cafe is filled with peoples’ scribbles and notes, as well as hangers of polaroid photos of guests. It’s a very relaxed, homey vibe where you can read a wide selection of books in English and Korean.
Girls love their funny guys!
This set was taken at Plantation Bay in Mactan. It’s quite easy to do a photoshoot at this resort. I think you pay around PHP 5,000 if I remember right, and that’s consumable for 5 people. Something like that… We spent the consumable on food of course by having yummy lunch there! Shangri-la has a similar offer but it was more expensive.
Finally, we shot at the most memorable place–home! With Shadi’s cute doggy. Luckily enough I got a nice picture of the pup looking at me smiling too. 😛 If you’ve noticed, I like to take more candid and sweet moments. My prewedding photography is generally simple and I try to be more storytelling when possible. When the couple is shy about them being photographed, I encourage them to just talk to each other. It’s easier like that since I’m shooting two people, they can find comfort in each other.
I’ll be blogging a little more often now that my work load is lessening. As I’ve said, I’ve stopped taking any more client jobs until further notice. Consequently, I’ll have more time to update my blog about all the work I’ve done so far. Yay~ And also, I got a comment from a reader who said she constantly checks my blog hoping for an update, so that made me encouraged to be more active again~ ^.^ But I got a little embarrassed that I kind of neglected this blog. Anne’s been an irresponsible blogger… It takes me so long to blog!! Can you believe it took me 3 whole hours to make this blog post? If only I can write better and faster.
I’ll make it up by having a giveaway in a few days, who wants some free stuff?