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A Little Prenup Photography

Last weekend I had this make-up gig in the Rizal province.  My couple client wanted to capture sunset, moon rise and sunrise.  According to them, the best place to witness those was in Real, Quezon.  So it was roughly 3 hours drive from Robinsons Place Antipolo to Real, Quezon.  We met at 12 noon at Robinsons Place, Antipolo and arrived at Real, Quezon around 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  I was asleep most of the time during the trip, so I have no idea where we passed.

It was a small team of two photographers, one HMUA (me) and an assistant that took care of couple during the photoshoot.  After doing the bride-to-be’s makeup, we went to this seaside/shore area that was quite rocky.  I decided to do a little prenup photography myself, using my own camera (Sony DSC-WX500).  This is just to kill time while the official photographers do their magic.  Though the photos below are basically behind-the-scene shots, I’d like to think that I am now learning how to play around with my camera.  Sharing with you, I hope, are my best photos 🙂  Enjoy!

Behind-the-scenes photos of days 1 and 2:

Day 1 – SUNSET

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Assisting the couple to that right spot is my assitant.

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Smile, click!

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Capturing some rocks and clouds… and a boat.

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A photographer must be versatile. 🙂

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And because my camera wasn’t set correctly…

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I was after a silhouette, but then this… setttings, settings, settings…

 

We weren’t able to capture the moonrise because it got cloudy.  By the time the sky was clear to see the moon, we were already downing some beers and pulutans 🙂

 

Day 2 – SUNRISE

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Between 5:30am – 6:00am at the shore of Real, Quezon.

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Sweet morning… from my far far away camera 🙂

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So still…

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A photographer must…

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The love between these two was so infectious.

 

Day 2 – BY THE LAKE, THE CALIRAYA LAKE

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By the lake…

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Another buwis-buhay spot

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Working his magic with camera…

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Lucky snapshot by me 🙂

 

Day 2 – OF HILLS AND WINDMILLS

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This was actually the last photo taken from this place…

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Round and round they go…

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Round and round they go…

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Malakas maka… “The hills are alive… with the sound of music…”

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Quick photo-op with the team

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Busy working…

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Confused of which to take photo of…

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That’s Cali by the way… (client’s pet dog)

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I love Pililia… from way up this hill! 🙂  Bawal mag-suklay ng hereret dito!

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Baskil na me!!! Patuyo ng kils konti… Mahangin pero maaraw din!

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Elesiiii, tururu tururu tururu…

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Photogs at work… while I’m the paparazzi 😛

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Cali, ever so cooperative and patient 🙂

 

THAT’S A WRAP!!!

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Magulo na nga hair ko, nakapikit pa ako!

So much thanks to the amazing and easy-to-work-with team of Reygie and Haze of RPDProduction.

You can also watch the vlog I made about this prenup photoshoot below:

 

I hope you like my photos and enjoyed watching my vlog!

Smile always!

MISS R

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Photography Awakening Kuno…

I have long accepted that I am a terrible photographer.  I love taking photos but the outcomes are blaah, blaah, blaah…

Ang papangit ng mga kuha ko sa pictures ko sa Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.  Minsan nakaka-chamba pero madalas mukhang ewan, hehehe.  Maski anong gadget pa ang gamitin ko, sasablay at sasablay ang picture sakin.  Kaya walang silbe sa akin ang mag-upgrade nang mag-upgrade ng cellphone or camera dahil wala namang magiging tulong ang mga yon.  Walang ka-art art at hindi masasabing photographic ang mga pictures na nakukunan ko.  Sabi nga ng ilan, innate talent ang photography, and wala sakin yon.

Ngunit kamakailan (naks lalim!) lang ay namulat ako sa kagandahan ng isang lugar sa Tanay, Rizal.  I did the hairstyling and make-up of a couple for their pre-nup photoshoot at Siera Madre Mountain Resort-Hotel in Tanay, Rizal.  The resort’s facilities are not 5 -star quality… not even 3 star, but the views that they have… satisfying.  Especially if you are a person who loves to see trees and mountains, you will enjoy staying in this resort/hotel.  And if a break from the hustle of the busy city is what you seek, this place delivers that as it is difficult to get a cellphone signal in their area.

A lot of people go here to have their debut or pre-nup photoshoots.  When I say a lot, I mean A LOT.  As in madaming tao!  And because I’m not really a photographer at heart, I failed to get a photo taken at their front gate!  Ano ba namang klaseng blogger yan, diba?

Anyway, I hope you get to see the beauty of the place as I did through my photos…  Again, I don’t have the skills and talent to take great photos, so my camera was set on automatic settings, hehehe.

Inside Siera Madre Mountain Resort-Hotel:

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I dont know how far I was from Manong, but this was 30x zoom in my camera from where I was.

Ako’y tumingala habang nakatingin sa eye piece ng aking camera, then click, click! 096

 

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The mandatory shot… without the resort’s logo!!! #fail

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Of course I had to take a selfie photo 🙂  This is near the entrance of the hanging bridge.

Here are some attractions…

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A roof deck sort of area where there were a couple of tables where you can eat your meals.

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Hanging bridge… where in take turns yung mga nagpapa-photoshoot 🙂  Bigayan lang talaga.

 

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Some Grecian statues.  There’s a covered multi-purpose hall under that red roof.

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One of their parking areas…

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Swimming pool area.  View from our rented room (2nd floor)

 

For our final shots, we went out of the resort and the next following shots were taken a few minutes out of the resort…

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If you are going to ask, Yes, it was really cold and windy out here.

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The rest of the team trying to get that “middle-of-the-road” shot.

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It’s all about timing… Yes!  Walang dumadaang sasakyan!!!  Tara sa gitna!!!!

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There’s the couple! And I’m on the other side of the road. 

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I honestly don’t know how far I was again.

There you have it… more camera experiments and discoveries next time.

 

Smile always!

MISS R