Monday, August 11, 2014

ENGAGEMENT: TEDRIK & JOANNE

We shot Ted and Joanne's engagement during the sweltering summer heat. However their pictures gave us a rest from the heat and offered a calmness and a "breathe of fresh air". I love how it was idyllic and dreamy and just simply beautiful.







JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

PHOTGRAPHY: WE DO IT FOR LOVE
HAIR AND MAKE-UP : TERI JINAYON 


SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

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MUCH LOVE

1st BIRTHDAY: ALONZO & ANDRES

I was super excited and hyped up upon receiving the news that I will work on a pre-birthday pictorial of twin boys and their mom! Learning of their theme just added to my excitement too! 1 Little 2 Little Indians is so apt for twin boys don't you think?  We shot this on July, so of course we had to deal with rain but nothing dampened our spirits even if the props for the 1st lay out got drenched! We were just glad the rain shone and the boys were left unscathed. I for one knows how hard it is to shoot kiddos but shooting 2 is really a challenge! Props for Mommy Mhaven and our lovely photographers from ShutterPanda! We were able to capture such precious moments!  It was such a treat working with mommy Mhaven and her twin boys Alonzo and Andres!





JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: SHUTTERPANDA


SEE THE PHOTOS OF THEIR BIRTHDAY HERE

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MUCH LOVE

ENGAGEMENT: BENJ & TIN

The love story of Benj and Tin inspires us all. The special long distance story of these two brings about the theme of vintage travel and communication. I have chosen earthy colors and a few pops here and there. 
 






JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: JAYSON & JOANNE ARQUIZA
MAKE-UP: RIA AQUINO

SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

ENGAGEMENT: MOIE & KATHZ

Such a refreshing and welcomed change! The prenup of Moie and Kathz was shot in their own home, so laid back and yet the pictures speak so loudly of the love and joy this two share! Super enjoyed working with these two! 









JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMZAR
MAKE-UP: KATRINA GALANG OF LA BELLE FETE


SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

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MUCH LOVE

ENGAGEMENT: ELLA AND WILLIAMSON

It was a fun and easy breezy shoot for Ella and Williamson. Something you can easily say when shooting indoors. We are not short of interesting spots though! Seen below are a sneak peek from WEDOITFORLOVE Photography. Showcasing how colorful this shoot really is. Our theme is flutters and fancies, can you spot the print on Ella's dress? Ain't is so apt! 





JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

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MUCH LOVE

ENGAGEMENT: JOHN & LISA

I could not have been prepared for how pilya our bride Lisa is. But really their theme, Rainbows should have given me the heads up! =) For this shoot, I wanted simple elements something not so literal. So instead I opted for the presence of balloons, a quirky detail and colorful outfits instead. All in all what is important is for the couple to stand out and let their love shine through =)


 


JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS


PHOTOGRAPHY: NICOLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

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MUCH LOVE

ENGAGEMENT: CHAD AND KAY

Understated elegance for Chad and Kay's engagement shoot wherein the classy taste of this couple was able to shine through.



JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Photography: Jorem and Shiela Catilo
Make-Up: Angel Manghilot

SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE

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much love

PRE-BIRTHDAY: SID

Veering away from my usual engagement shoots, I was asked to help style and conceptualize a first birthday pictorial. Brain storming for this one, I wanted to create a different approach to a carnival theme and opted for different elements to incorporate.  In addition I also had to think about how the props will hold up in travel as this will be an out of town shoot that I won't be able to go to, unfortunately. The pin-wheels are such a fun detail and I just decided to go wild with it and make big ones for the whimsy feel.  With the added touch of the golden SID letters and the circus platform, the idea is complete! I was so happy to see my ideas in fruition, from my sketches that I gave to the parents  for guide to the actual photos! So glad that Sid also cooperated. I know how hard it is to keep these lil' ones still with all the things around them! 







JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under  LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

See the party HERE

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much love

Saturday, August 9, 2014

ENGAGEMENT: DANNY & CAMILLE

I was very pleased to have been part of Camille and Danny’s engagement shoot and honestly, their personal lives as well. I first met these two, when they enlisted my services for personal shopping for the shoot.  Spending hours with Camille didn’t feel like work at all. It was as if I was out shopping with a friend! I came home that day feeling so buoyant and giddy!

The theme for their shoot was Si├Ęcle des Lumieres (age of enlightenment) and Modern Marie Antoinette. It was such a wonderful period to draw inspiration from that I wanted to do it much justice. It was also so close to my personal style, fluff and frou frou all the way that I enjoyed myself thoroughly. For Camille's styling I stuck with pastels and played with different romantic textures and skirt shapes to channel the style of that era. As for Danny, it was Camille's special request to dress him up ala John Lloyd style! HAHA I am so happy Danny allowed us to put him in pastels too!

On the day of the shoot, upon arriving at the venue we experienced a surge of strong winds and a start of a downpour! This only lasted for about 5 minutes and the sun was out again. It was as if the heavens were on our side. Our photographer, Ms. Jaja Samaniego was also our lucky charm. She is apparently known for never being rained on at events!!! Our shoot was such a breeze thanks to her awesome direction and we were done in record time. However what made it truly special, was us ending the shoot to calls and messages announcing that Camille passed her board exams! We all exchanged hugs and tears!









JOIE DE VIVRE STYLING under LA BELLE FETE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Photography: Jaja Samaniego
Make-Up : Ria Aquino
Prop Cakes: Peachy Diaz

See their wedding HERE

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much love