Spent my Sunday styling a beautiful prenuptial shoot at Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar in Bataan. Had fever, joint pains and chronic cough the night before but I decided to push through. Prayed a lot and drowned myself in different meds. Hihi. I was really looking forward to this shoot (out of town shoots are always fun!) and it proved to be worth it!:) Great team, lovely couple and Mich was there to help me. Couldn't ask for more. :) Photos below, but first what I wore!
Reminds me so much of Vigan! Or Calle Crisologo to be exact. Turns out, the owner built this place by buying old houses or infrastructures in Ilocos (I knew it!) and other places, then brought and restored each one of them here (yes he transported the whole house) piece by piece, brick by brick. WOOOOW.
I have stopped searching for the perfect striped top! This piece from Basic House does it for me. It's knit yet lightweight, perfect for a whole day of styling under the sun. It also has 2 front pockets, very functional! Plus, the length is just perfect. I could easily wear it tucked in or out. Mich loves it and calls it my lakas makayaman casual top. Haha.
Of course I had to partner my top with an equally cozy pair of jeans. I have shared with you how critical and particular I am with jeans or pants. I have no hips and I have skinny legs, so it's always a daunting task finding one that fits me like a glove. I gotta say, this pair from Wrangler is ideal! I love the snug fit, the fabric and construction quality, plus the fact that it's been around (tried & tested) for 70 years! Yuuup, it's definitely a legend in the jeans world. What I love most about this pants? The color/wash, the distressed style and that I can take it off easily without my feet getting caught in the foot hole! Hehe. Winner.
Also brought my new yet preloved Zara trench coat (which I bought from Ebay) to save me from chills coz of my fever. Got lucky with this one! My quest for the perfect trench also ended when I found this.
Now back to our shoot! Here are behind the scene photos:)
lunch at Max's Bataan
the groom and the photographers!
Mr. Wrinkles the pug in his temporary home!
random building in Bataan, beautiful.
Snapped some photos of our surrounding before the shoot! Love the place!
i look pale!!! hehe
hello Byron, Steph and Mr. Wrinkles!
the most tamad pug or dog I know. hihi
The couple had no concept when they came to me. I had them send me photos of clothes they want to use (mostly bursting with colors!), their interests, hobbies and stories, just enough to start my concept research. Byron wanted to use props, so I also made these props my outfit inspirations. It was also my first time to actually create props! In fairness kaya naman pala! It helped that I have a secret artsy hipster partner (oo Mich ikaw yun) who mostly did all the work. Heee. I'm so proud of Mich! She also helped me shop for Byron and Steph. Naks.
may tour pa na nagaganap! nadistract sila sa shoot. haha
nabaliw na sa lagnat
ran into an old friend! Hi April! Galeng naman dito pa tayo nagkita!:))
our gorgeous airconditioned cottage!
parang may sariling buhay yung balloons! kaya ayan cinorner nalang namin sila.
so lucky to be always working with gorgeous couples!
BTS using Byr's camera
time to include Wrinkles in the frame!
bought props for him too:)
lettering by Mich! Naks.
their love story started in Coffeebean, so it was only fitting to do a coffee date set:) Awww.
all photos taken using our Olympus PL-1 camera!
love the last set! we used lanters, sparkles and the vintage bike:)
Had to babysit Wrinkles for 30 minutes coz he can't walk anymore. So sinakay na sha sa bike. Hihi.
resting kuno haha. binibida ko lng the bouquet!
Here are teasers. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos!:)
Photography: Aaron Ebio
HMUA: Julie Ebio
Styling & Props: Aisa Ipac
Congrats to the whole team and congratulations to the lovely couple Steph and Byron!:)
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