Almost 4-hour drive from Manila, we finally set foot on Zambawood (Luxury Beach Resort) in San Narciso, Zambales. The place was as beautiful, quiet, and cozy as advertised(googled). For us, it was the perfect venue for a pre-wedding shoot. Yes, yes, yes we might be the nth photographer who shot a prenup at Zambawood, but hey it was our first time, hence the excitement! It was also our first time to have worked with Cebu-based prenup stylist, Geof Lagria, who by the way was loudly creative and a true master of his craft. We genuinely love working with him. It was a fun collaboration. The end result was nothing less than spectacular. We were given good spots, good lighting, awesome poses, an always-game couple, and a golden hour to cap off our shoot. It was certainly one for the books! Enjoy the photos, Arvin and Cherry!
Styling by Geof Lagria assisted by Rizza Cincoflores.
Hair by Jayson Matias and Makeup by Cherry, herself.
Let us start the year by sharing snapshots of one of our most anticipated weddings for 2016! We’ve met MJ (and Tin) when Joanne and I volunteered to take photos for Diksyunaryo ATBP. MJ, also volunteer, is the frontman of this wicked-loud-and-poetic band, Guerilla Tactics. He is your typical underground rakista, OPM-loving, environmentalist, and a super cool dude. He organizes benefit gigs for reaching out to Mangyan kids of Sablayan, Mindoro – his hometown. Most of you might generously give a smile when you see his photos below, and the reality of him getting hitched (very) soon. We love talking to MJ, and his vision of KKK – Ka-taas-taasan Ka-galang-galangan Kasalan ng Bayan. Anyway, we, along with 4:30 Films are excited for your big day. See you soon, brother!
Photography by Jayson and Joanne Arquiza
Styling by Aira Franco | Hair and Makeup by Fritz Mortel
This is how we’ve spent our afternoon at Casa San Pablo (San Pablo City, Laguna) – with Nald, Tal, and family. I’ve mentioned this before, her (Tal) folks were like a true family. The sweet feeling that we belong. We miss Carleen (and Santini) though but we’ll see you guys in February. It’s two more months to go! As for the shoot, new location to explore and play with, plus we knew Tal and Nald came in well prepared, obviously! The sun and the weather came in perfect too. We got raves from the teaser images we posted via Facebook – sharing to you how we felt:
Their smiles add to the vibrance.
Count the hours spent in building this house.
Let’s flare it up.
Balloons for Tal?
Slow clap to the couple for the handmade pinwheels.
Save the date.
Well paired outfits.
Tal’s hair and makeup by Chichi Sotomil
Also checkout their Save-the-Date video made by our very own 4:30 Films: