caught in the middle

I’m running out of ways to make you see
I want you to stay here beside me
I won’t be ok and I won’t pretend I am
So just tell me today and take my hand

Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back
It’s not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love

– Just Say Yes, Snow Patrol

Story behind this photo:

One of the concepts of this lovely couple was to pose in freeze motion, right in the middle of a rush hour moment. Take note: the concept was laid out months before our actual shoot. It was THE concept that etched in my head as my friend (the groom-to-be) delightfully described it to me in one of our phone conversations.

So we did. But not without any bumps along the way.

We wrapped our first day of shoot and come evening, we thought THE concept won’t happen, as everyone (including the couple) had a hectic morning and afternoon schedule. But… as we were headed back to our inn, we realized we were literally in the zone for the ever-needed “rush hour”. Wasting no time, we pulled out the tripod and set up the camera.

As for the background, well… it was naturally provided. We couldn’t thank all those hurrying-home people enough. 😀

a love story

One of the most ‘fun’ projects I had  for this year was the HK Prenup Shoot.

This couple are dear friends of mine for years. To say the least, I’m a “witness” of a love that surely has blossomed, and is exceptionally blessed throughout the years. Early part of this year, I was asked to take their photos (alongside ze boyfriend) in Hong Kong. Without hesitation, I immediately said “yes!”.

Our budget was planned for the September trip, and research for location/s was done. If you ask me, Friends and Hong Kong is a perfect combo for a memorable shoot. 🙂 That, and it really was a pretty sweet deal. Imagine: doing the thing you love in a place you love (to go shopping! Hah!)

So we planned for months and a co-photographer decided to join soon after.

“Soon after” came and true enough, the enjoyable shoot transpired. The weather was cooperative, the “props” were naturally provided for. Spontaneity for shoot concepts came next. (Initially, there was a plan. But at times, plan doesn’t always come out as expected. On the brighter side of it, the ability to be “random” with a game-on attitude seem to make up for everything!)

Above is one of the on-the-spot concepts we did. We saw the white wall and at that point in time, it served as a great background for documenting one of “THE” couple moments.

Looking forward to these guys tying the knot. Seriously! 🙂

All the best in life & love, Bry and Kate. May God continuously shower you both His love & grace as individuals & as a couple! Thanks, in behalf of the team, for entrusting us to “capture” your love story.

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