“We are wanting photos that represent us. We are fine to climb a bit of a mountain to get the best views and photos – we don’t mind a bit of adventure haha. We would like some beach ones too.”
When I received the email from Ellie, I knew we are in for an adventure. The weather was a bit stormy, yet the sun shone for us. We hike and cross the rice fields. Ellie and Glenn are true adventurers. The wedding was beyond extra ordinary. The vows are sung and the day ended with a golden sunset while raining. It was simply beautiful! I have not enough words ❤️
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”.
This is their story.
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 😉
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.
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.
Wherever ❤ goes, I will follow. Anywhere ❤ goes, I will follow. It’s amazing seeing two people, so diverse yet so inlove. All the way from Tasmania, Johanna and Sam decided to elope at the dreamy El Nido. This was their first time in Palawan and in the country — but it was just one of their stops here in the Philippines. Their trip was both an adventure, a joining of hearts and the honeymoon all in one. I thought the boatman was joking when he told me it is a heart shaped island — but it is! Don’t everyone wish to start their “forever” with one big adventure? I do ^^ and yeah, this is also a surprise to both their friends and family.