I first met Dave and Ana a few months before their wedding and from the start, you’ll see right away that they were meant for each other. Fast forward to their big day and that impression still stays the same to everyone who knows these two. That doesn’t come as a surprise anymore. Come hell, come high water, you know right from the very start that Dave and Ana’s love for each other is made to last.
Preparations: Astoria Plaza Pasig
Ceremonies: San Andres Apostol Parish Greenwoods
Reception: The Glass Garden
Stress is usually a big part of these kind of events. What’s surprising is it wasn’t part of Rex and Darlyn’s wedding a few weeks ago. Everything seemed so fun and worrying was like a mortal sin on that day. Clearly, it was a testament to Rex and Darlyn’s love for each other.
Shot for: Mad Minds Photography
Tom and Jen’s big day!
Covered the wedding for Mad Minds Photography. Preps at Lotus Garden Hotel in Manila, venue at Paco Church and reception at Ibarra’s.
DISCLAIMER: These photos are not the official set from Team Mad Minds. They’re just my personal take of Tom and Jen’s big day.
Gear used: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8G AF-S + Nikkor 85mm f1.8D AF + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
Tom and Jen just got hitched last Saturday. More on that very, very soon.
Covered a wedding for Mad Minds Photography last weekend after such a long time of not covering one. Hence, a photo of a random bouquet. More to come very, very soon.
Was the 2nd shooter for Mark and Kay-Ann’s big day. Here are the highlights from their big day.
Photos: Team Mad Minds
Coordination: Abigail Vidal Event Coordination Services
Venue: Island Cove Resort, Cavite
Equipment used: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8G AF-S + Nikkor 85mm f1.8D AF + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
First and foremost, a disclaimer. This set consists of photos taken by the awesomest team ever, Marvin, Yours Truly and Marley – Team Mad Minds. As such, this set isn’t the official output from the team. I first asked for their permission to copy the entire unedited set so I could work my own brand of magic on them.
Moving on, JR and Beth were such a fun couple to work with. So fun that we hardly had to ask so much from them when we were taking their pre-nuptial photos a couple of months ago. By extension, their wedding exuded the same fun aura they both possessed effortlessly.
To JR and Beth, may you two have a wonderful and blessed life together. From me to you both, my own take of your wedding.
The perfect bokeh is where the background smoothly fades away and the only focus of the one viewing is the subject. Take this wrist watch for example.
Wedding photography is no walk in the park. It’s not like you can just buy a camera and assume you’ve got everything you need. One might think a Digital SLR is all that’s needed and pronto, wedding photos in a flash! There’s more complexity and artistry involved in photographing weddings than just pressing the shutter button here folks. In fact, a whole day of capturing a wedding, from the preparations to the reception, can translate to more than a week of an average Juan’s time in the office. That herculean effort includes arriving earlier than what was agreed to shoot the preparations, take quality photos of the ceremony and the reception afterwards and post processing a thousand or more photos to make an album that’s gonna stand the test of time.
As simple as summarizing the entire day in words, it’s actually the opposite. And as complicated wedding photography is, a certain discipline and skill-set is required to pull this one off. With consistent practice, one can be assured of improvement with each wedding he/she shoots. That, and a bounty of eye-catching photos to go along with your portfolio as a photographer.
So far, the team and I have captured one wedding and another is on its way this March 26. Here’s me hoping for more weddings to come. In the meantime, a portrait of a bride waiting for the rest of her life down the aisle: