A wedding is always a special occasion (although some say the wedding ceremony, and all other aspects like the prenuptial photoshoot, holds a much more special meaning for the bride than the groom). Photographs are important, something concrete when you talk of memories. These are photographs of the actual wedding ceremony and reception, as well as the beautifully-staged prenuptial photos. Here’s a bonus to these prenup photos — they also showcase the beauty of the Philippines, which is why we’re featuring some, through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram.
We featured this prenup photo of Dith Vitug in a previous post (Love is in the Air: Philippine Travel Stories; check her Instagram account, @dithvitug, for more photos). “See you at the altar soon,” says Dith in the photo captured in Mariveles, Bataan.
As we noted in that article, it’s funny — the good, loving kind of funny — how we’ve witnessed the love story of Dith and Pao, from the time we featured their Philippine travel photos as a couple. We can’t help feeling like the fairy godparents who watch over them (okay, just the photos they share in Instagram). Can’t help it; while we love to showcase the beauty of the Philippines, we’re also suckers for love stories.
These prenup photoshoots don’t cheap. Some photographers specialize in prenup shoots, with some packages reaching hundreds of thousands of pesos. Expensive, maybe, but, as they say, you get what you pay for. We know a lot of couples wishing they’ve spent more for their prenup and wedding photographs. You can’t turn back the hands of time.
Masasa Beach, Batangas
We originally thought of using “landscape” in the title of this post, but saw the creative use of the Philippines’ waterscape in the photo of Gen Santiago Zotomayor (check her Instagram account, @gensantiago, for more photos), in Masasa Beach, Batangas. This is good; we feature the landscape and the waterscape of the Philippines (we have to begin researching how to call an airborne prenup photo, in case somebody tags us with one).
Gen’s caption of this photo captures the challenges in marriage, and the ways for the husband and wife to surpass these challenges. She said: “When everything seems so stressful and you want to snap at him but you know you can’t because he’s just being a normal guy. This photo is him telling me ‘I gotchu beybeh’.”
Mayon Volcano, Albay
It’s not difficult to get attracted to this magnificent work of nature. It’s simply, uhm, lavable. Get it? Lava, volcanoes, lovable. Ok, moving along, it’s so lovable, a lot of couples choose it as venue for their prenuptial photo shoots. Here’s the photobomber Mt. Mayon during the prenuptial photo shoot of Kaselyn Santos-Torres (check her Instagram account, @mrs.zhie, for more photos).
We will be revising this post to include more VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram.
[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]