Jay and Far found me online. I don't really advertise and I don't shoot a hundred weddings a year like other wedding photographers, so it was nice to know that they chose me based on my style and trusted me to photograph their big day. They're both based abroad but they booked me only after a couple of phone calls and a few emails.:) When we finally met up just after New Year's, I was glad to know how nice they both are in person. And they are so much fun too! I also found out Jay is also actually into photography, and I always like working with a fellow photographer.
We had Jay and Far's engagement session at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay Batangas. It was the first time for me to actually see the Taal crater that close. The place is peaceful and there are a lot of really interesting spots to shoot. It was raining that morning, and we got a bit of a drizzle when we started shooting. But the rain stopped after a few minutes, and we got awesome weather for the rest of the afternoon!
Below are some of the photos from Jay and Far's engagement pictorial.
The theme of their wedding (which I photographed a couple of weeks ago) was "Travel and Leisure", so they wanted to start the session with their "tourist" look.;)
I love how these two can make each other laugh. Or maybe they were laughing at me?:P
They were married in Cavite, by the way.
Jay with his camera.
Bubbles! And the light was magnificent in Balai Isabel!
We planned on taking some sunset shots, but it turned out they don't get sunsets down there. Instead we got this nice diffused afternoon light.
The movement and colors on Far's dress were just lovely.
One of my favorites.
Another one of my favorites.
And still another one.
Some nice close-ups of our lovely couple.
Isn't Far just beautiful? Wait til you see her wedding photos!
I'm a big fan of natural light, but sometimes, I just have to bust out my off-cam flash.
We shot these last shots just before we totally lost the light and had to shoot with off-cam flash exclusively. But I am so happy with how these turned out. Jay and Far are so wonderful to work with and so easy to photograph.
I will be posting Jay and Far's wedding photos really soon, so watch out for that!:)