Rissa Mananquil and Paolo Trillo’s wedding has to be one of 2011′s best surprises for me, as Tony Toni of radio show Boy’s NIght Out quipped ‘it’s a wedding you’d surely like to be invited to.’ A celebration well attended by Manila’s fashion, media, and political elite, it’s hard to comprehend that the foundation of the magnanimity of this event, as Rissa and Paolo made it clear to me right from the start, is the idea of elegant minimalism and romantic simplicity.
Less is truly more. Simply one of the most memorable weddings my team and I are grateful for the privilege to have shot.
A number of photos and details of the wedding have been out on publications, articles, and media sites early on – BridalBook, The Philippine Star, Philippine Inquirer, Town & Country and Lifestyle Asia. I leave the details to them, enjoy the photos here :)
An honor to have worked with some of fashion and wedding industries’ best: Entourage Flowers by Dylan Gozum of Vatel Manila. Wedding gown and groom’s suit by Randy Ortiz, reception gown by Rhett Eala. Makeup by Mickey See, hair by Ogie Rayel. Reception Flowers by Zenas Pineda. Wedding Cake by Heny Sison. Hosted by Tim Yap and Patricia Bermudez-Hizon. Coordination by Jackie Aquino. Video by Bob Nicolas. Shot at the Manila Peninsula.
One of the biggest surprises I had in doing photography is this.
I belong in a travel photography group called Travel Light, which has recently conducted a photo exhibit and workshops at the SM Mall of Asia this early September. The first workshop, was instructed by no less than one of the Philippines’ renowned wedding photographers, Mr. Lito Sy, and exceptionally modeled by former beauty queen/multi-titlist Ms. Josa Quintas.
Being more or less the rookie of the Travel Light team, which are composed of an incredible list of veteran photographers, they let me have my mini share of shooting along with the workshop people while I document the session. While mostly defaulting to studying classic angles, I played out some spontaneous, modern/contemporary approaches to a number of shots because of the limited shooting conditions and short time span. It was a pretty nice creative exercise on what I can do with so little time and space to manage. Talk about grace under pressure.
Now almost a month later, I rediscovered these gems resting in my hard drive, just begging to be posted.
Bride Model: Ms. Josa Quintas
Groom Model: Mr. Ram
Couture: Cecilio Abad
HMUA: Madge Lejano
Creative Direction: Lito Sy
Sponsored by Travel Light