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Author Archives: Benjie

East Ocean Palace Tinghun | Ronne and Roxanne

For those who might not know, a Tinghun is a traditional Chinese engagement ceremony that’s rich with customs and rituals, symbolizing the union of two families. It’s a beautiful event, filled with meaningful traditions like the exchange of gifts, the tea ceremony, and the couple’s formal introduction to each other’s families. What made Ronne and...

St. John Bosco, Makati and Sofitel Wedding | Karl and Dei

Karl and Dei’s wedding at the Sofitel Manila was a truly unforgettable celebration, and I’m excited to share the highlights with you. We started the day at the Imperial Residence, the hotel’s largest and most exclusive room. Its prestige is such that I’ve heard it hosted a former US president during a state visit. Upon...

Villa Milagros Pre-Wedding | EJ and Michelle

A great venue and a couple who’s up for anything is every photographer’s dream. Villa Milagros has a share of picturesque outdoor landscapes and elegant indoor spaces, making it an ideal location for a pre-wedding shoot. We experimented with shadows, tried some difficult angles, and even asked Michelle to climb for a shot. Meanwhile, EJ...

Zambawood Pre-Wedding | KM and Faye

Keeping it cool and classy, we went with an all-white vibe that looked killer against the lush greenery. From the get-go, it was clear these two were made for each other—their laughter echoed through the woods, making the whole shoot feel like a breeze. As we eased into the shoot, it was impossible not to...

Grand Hyatt Wedding | Brian and Kathy

Brian and Kathy are a bespoke match crafted by destiny. No matter the obstacle and regardless of the headwinds, their love for each other remained resilient. While the journey was never easy, establishing oneself and making all ends meet took a long time, but after spending more than half of their lives together, Brian and...

Old Grove Farmstead Pre-Wedding | Forth and Anj

Love and adventure merge in this pre-wedding shoot with Forth and Anj. We held it at the Old Grove Farmstead in Lipa, complete with a red barn and some farm animals. But the real thrill came when we climbed the water tower—it was an unexpected twist! Even though Forth battled his fear of heights, he...

Santuario de San Antonio and Shangri-La Fort Wedding | Manuel and Nicole

The pandemic has taught us a lot of things, and one of them is that love can flourish even in the midst of a crisis. The story of Manuel and Nicole is a perfect example of that. In fact, the situation may have even strengthened their bond because they had to communicate more deeply and...

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Tinghun | Marky and Szanelle

I recently had the privilege of capturing one of the most stunning Tinghun ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve seen my fair share of these beautiful Chinese engagements, but this one truly took the cake when it came to jaw-dropping colors and intricate details. Now, you know how the traditional red gown usually steals the show,...

Thailand Pre-Wedding Part Two | Jarvis and Geline

For this set with Jarvis and Geline, we traveled before sunrise for a day in the city of Pattaya. Our first stop was an elephant sanctuary where we worked with these gentle giants. It was my first encounter with these magnificent creatures, and I must admit, words hardly do justice to the awe-inspiring moment. We...

Rancho Bernardo Pre-Wedding | Franz and Raisa

Nestled amidst a lush landscape, Rancho Bernardo provided a dreamy backdrop that spoke volumes of romance and sophistication. But for me, it was the magic of a nearby hill, overlooking a landscape of the sea and mountains, that stole the show. Working with nature can be challenging at times but it favored us for this...