El Nido as always never failed us. We’ve shot many times in Nacpan but usually not a wedding. More often, couples stay away from doing a Nacpan wedding not because its not pretty enough, it is beautiful but due to some inconvenience. There is limited electricity and transportation maybe an issue. Originally, they planned for a small wedding but if you have lots of family and friends – and many would want to travel all the way from the land down under (Australia) to be part of their love story, why not make it more the merrier. If you go beyond that and appreciate its rawness, its perfect imperfections, its natural beauty and even its people – you know it is the place to be.
They came a few months back to check on Nacpan, El Nido and has decided that is IT. The place. The dream.
The day came and we drove to Nacpan. The roads has never improve much but we’re lucky because its dry season otherwise the road will be very difficult. The place was buzzing with excitement when we got there – everyone seems to be chilling and yet are busy too. We saw how they set up the reception area, how the pig is roasted and the wind blows so much that day. The wedding unfolded and we shot thru it.
We shot how it happened naturally – it is raw, it is beautiful, its crazy, it is “them”.
Say ‘I do” at El Nido. This was our first church wedding in El nido, and the reception followed at El Nido Cove resort. It was a mix of traditional wedding but has the edgy, laidback and dreamy vibe of a beach destination wedding. So fall in-love and feel the sass as you browse through Simon and Guia’s lovely wedding.
This Nacpan engagement shoot was where we work and and have fun with the whole gang. Yes the “whole gang”, because it wasn’t just the couple but the lot of friends who were with us doing this.
We came in rather late – we travelled all the way from Puerto Princesa and we got lost. There is almost no cellphone connection connection there and we actually didn’t know When we made it to the Jack’s place, where we are supposed to lodge – it is already dark. Their electricity is limited to certain hours only. Still, we somehow made BBQs that was already sand coated by the time we decided to eat it. We were tired, sleepy yet happy and full.
Some love stories starts with one “hello”, so sing with me — because the lyrics certainly rings a bell for this couple.
If you’re not afraid
Of what love brings
Then endings are beginnings
Of beautiful things
It’s a chance you’ll take
It’s a chance you’ll win
If someone’s gonna find you
First you gotta let them in
From college days and well into their future… Maybe a crush, and maybe more.
It was a “full” wedding – you know the kind of wedding where you feel your heart bursting with joy, love, happiness and a little bit of everything thrown together. Theirs was the kind of story that makes you want to hear more and experience yourself. It was the kind of love everyone dreams of and only a few gets to taste it.
They’ve been friends. It took time but who can tell – some people are meant to be together and the force are with them 😉
It’s beautiful, serene, and romantic – that’s what an El Nido shoot would always be for us. The stories are never the same and the smiles are all genuine.
It was the moodiest weather we had ever encountered at that dreamy island. We need to stop shooting several times during the day to avoid getting soak but there were still short moments to enjoy and laugh it off. The rocks were slippery and the boat transfers were bumpy – going back to the mainland proved the most difficult, we felt like we were in the movie “life of Pi”. It was truly an experience we will never forget.
Truly, the times are changing. The bride wore a non traditional dress, the groom had a dreamcatcher for a necklace and the weather is too moody for this bohemian inspired wedding but our rebel bride went through it with grace, beauty and understanding. It was a beach wedding – and yet the weather was moody and it kept raining the whole day.
We were wet, and it was already dark when the ceremony started. In my mind I was wondering if the couple ask for the drain as they reside in Dubai where rain is very scarce. Despite its shortcomings – it was the kind of wedding one can dream of. The friends and families stayed and the reception follows with much love and happenings.
Maybe, my words are not enough to describe that day – but hopefully these photos will tell their story and the love they shared during that day.
To you – Marj, the rebel bride ~ and Alex the cool groom, thank you for making us a part of your special memory. That day is never the same for us!
Again, this El Nido Elopement didn’t disappoint. It was simple, intimate and romantic.
The couple, Bianca and Dave were both musically gifted. They are from Australia and before they came to Palawan, I got this soft beautiful haunting song that I sometimes played along with 2000++ songs I have accumulated over the years from friends and people on the wedding industry. It turned out to be Bianca’s voice. Simply inspiring…
When words fail me, I hope these images will tell about the love story this amazing couple had shared with us on this tiny island of Matinloc in El Nido, Palawan.
Such a sassy engagement shoot. Markie and Krislynne both are undeniably playful and gorgeous. They were fun despite the hot humid weather that day and truly Palawan didn’t disappoint.
We went to Rancho Mitra, the Robinsons Mall here in Palawan and Kamia bay. Those were three different locations — like a mountain, a shopping center and the beach. It’s not surprising we finish quite late yet the photos tell how the shoot went that day.
I can’t quite explain the joy we have to shoot this wedding (even just their prenup) — they are both joyful, easygoing and captivating inside and out. They’re the type that spells the word F-U-N in their personalities. I remember Mike( Mike Guayco Films) asking them ” ang saya lng cguro pag kayo magkasama, nag aaway din ba kayo?” (It must be always fun when you’re together, do you ever fight?) to which they replied with a laugh and poke fun with each other.
It was always nice to be around them and having nice conversations with them about just anything is a blessing I’m super thankful. Did I say the bride loves dogs and even pets Tsu tsu (our studio dog hehe).
Having the opportunity to capture their forever and call that “work” is something I would treasure in my lifetime.
Definitely a warm, happy and unique engagement shoot we have done so far. Set in the greenery and beaches of Palawan are two bears falling inlove. We basically just went around and snap here and there. One thing I couldn’t forget doing this shoot — anywhere we go, people stare!!! I guess if you see two bear heads walking around, your curiosity will be piqued. So here are some of the not-so-ordinary photos we’ve captured that day.