From Macau With Love

In every photo shoot, particularly in an engagement shoot, the backdrop plays a crucial role. The setting adds tone and texture to the theme. It is in the photographer, though, how he can make use of the environment to express the beautiful embarkations to love of every couple. In fact, the team of Metro Photo has this mad skill of conveying such, while also playing the strengths of the background. We can only imagine how challenging this shoot of Eric and Rhea has become especially if the setting is as historical and magnificent as the sleepless streets of Macau.

The photos showcase the Ruins of St. Paul, Senado Square, Macau Tower, and the church in Penha Hill, and surely these make you want to visit the city. But we hope it makes you want to hire Metro Photo more. Another great thing about this photo shoot is that the modern-day-gone-by grace attire of the couple compliments the rich history of Macau.

This photo shoot is just a sweet teaser to what comes next, and Jason Magbanua tells us how divine Eric and Rhea’s wedding has been. This same-day-edit video proves why Jason Magbanua is THE Jason Magbanua we know. He is a master story teller. Period.

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Photographer: Metro Photo / Videographer: Jason Magbanua

Power of Love

Remember the news when a party list representative popped the question to his girlfriend during a plenary session in the congress? They are married now! And their wedding has been a regal one. Ashley and Paz’ coming together was expectedly well-attended by powerful people and high officials in the government. You can see, in fact, that some of the groom’s comrades were in their uniforms, expressing power, respect, and brotherhood. But, of course, the entourage and guests were all glammed up in coral and powder blue motif, giving a light mood to the event.

The groom, who is usually seen wearing barongs during sessions, looked better in tuxedo. Whereas the bride was dazzling in Jazel Sy-Midel’s creation which has stones and beads strewn all over. They proved that they are a power couple, indeed. The wedding also served as a sweet treat for Marvin of 12Masters Photography who took these amazing photos and who is a supporter of Congressman Ashley and the Magdalo group. Hats off to you, Marvin!

Let us also not forget the dreamy same-day-edit video done by Treehouse Story. It captures truthful, sincere moments, making us feel the overflowing joy this union has been. Also, the scoring is spot on. It started with a Temper Trap-ish song, then went slowly before zooming out to an aerial shot. That is magnificent, no less!


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Wedding Coordination: Rhed Events by Rhed Sarmiento / Make Up: Pong Niu / Gown: Jazel Sy-Midel / Videographer: Treehouse Story / Photographer: The 12Masters Photography / Reception: The Monochrome