September has been a very fruitful month for the Project JDG team, hyping up the sister studio Little J photo was also an icing on the cake! If you haven’t heard of my new brand, you can follow this link here. Photography as a career doesn’t only mean pure shooting on the weekdays because our schedule of events falls on a weekend – what surprises me most is the new friends I meet through our projects who has the same mission as I do in pursuing our dreams. Ever since I have started photography back in my hobbyist days, I have to keep on reminding myself to surround my environment with positivity because it really affects the way I handle my shoots. Since March 21 this year in which date we officially started the brand, it was a dramatic change in our life because we fully committed our time in constantly developing the brand and we are reaping the fruits of our passion. I’ve been so thankful for each and every client that gives us more opportunities after our shoot – one thing that I really keep a firm principle with is to love each client and consider our shoot as if our first and last.
The “ber” months in the Philippines are usually the busiest seasons for weddings and events – relatives coming home for the holidays, longer nights and let’s not exclude the bonus from the 13th Month pay! I wanted to commit myself to give tender loving care (That’s a BIG T.L.C!) in every blog I publish because I keep a very personal branding in my photography no matter how busy the season may be. Passion is more of a discipline for me and not just a feeling or urge to do something.
I have always found the famous line “love moves in mysterious ways” interesting and every word from the phase reflects how Ryzl & Patrick started dating. There are a lot of ways or rather a million roads how people find their way in love – for Ryzl and Patrick, it all started with the typical close friends hang out or what we call “fellowship” in our local church congregation. I could remember the laughs I heard from Ryzl when I asked her about their love story. The cute thing is they became lovers after a get together with their friends, eating street foods which is often on the side of the roads here in the Philippines. Hehehe
The shoot in 14four café in Rizal was really a challenge for us mainly because the week we scheduled the pre wedding session was a constant downpour of heavy rains. If I am not mistaken, we’ve shot this set a day after a storm. LOL. Challenges during the shoot are something that drives me to have a creative boost in every project I photograph – it’s one of the million reasons why I love this “job” because it’s never routinary. There’s always something new to spice up.
It literally rained after the preparation of Ryzl’s make up, but luckily we are blessed enough to bring our own wireless lights to add accent lighting in a couple of spots from our venue that I find too dull without the available light from the sun. I’ll be back here in November for my next couple to embrace sophistication! As of the moment, hope you enjoy this sophisticated set I blogged for you.
Styling and Hair and Make Up is courtesy of Chryssta Cordoves