Yesterday was a very fun (and tiring!) day for my career as a wedding coordinator. We shot Tahnee and Paul’s pre nuptial photos with our event photographer DJ Tadena. Makeup pro Melody did Tahnee’s make up and I did the creative direction. That was our first pre nuptial photo shoot; although Melody and I have already supervised and conceptualized for couple shoots before. For this project, we weren’t able to book the wedding coordination because they signed with another contractor already. However, we booked their photo and video coverage, both on-site and pre-nup.
Let me just say this: the pre nuptial photo shoot WAS VERY EXHAUSTING (physically) but it gave a different high! I spend a few days thinking over concepts and poses for the couples and I even had to change some concepts during the last-minute because the environment did not cooperate, props weren’t complete, et cetera. (Well, stress also flooded when I shopped for props, too.) When the actual shoot started, I had to force myself to be cheerful ALL THE TIME so the couple can relate to the emotion that the photo needed to exude. At the same time, I had to PA for our photographer (hold the light this way, fix the model’s hair, etc.) because we didn’t want too many people in the shoot.
We shot at an abandoned building and then moved to Waterfront Hotel (Davao city) for garden pictures. And then, IT RAINED. Wouldja believe that? It fuckin’ rained. I was AGAIN FORCED to disregard all the garden concepts and then just do indoor shots in their cafe. Had to think of concepts and poses on-the-spot and maintain composure so my clients won’t get turned off. Thankfully, Athena (the goddess of wisdom) was on my side, and our photographer and makeup artist contributed as well. Whew. Kinda needed Tequila shots to pull that off. But with partners like DJ and Melody, who needs Tequila? (Actually, we all do, LOL.)
A little background about our couple:
They are both civil engineers and the motif of their wedding revolves around the nature of their work. This is why they wanted to shoot in an unfinished building and they also wanted to emphasize their profession through the pre nup photos. They are both very approachable and easy to work with…sometimes our groom-to-be Paul is a little too shy to work with the concepts.
Here are teaser pictures from our pre nuptial shoot with Paul and Tahnee:
(raw images from photographer DJ Tadena)
For couples who are planning to get married soon and are thinking of having a pre nuptial photo shoot, you may email me your inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also give you awesome photo and video coverage packages (plus freebies, because you’re a Bitch Varsity fan, or you’re from Davao!) You’d be surprised how affordable our packages are!