This sweet and cute engagement session is something a bit different to what I often post. However I thought Krystle & Derek’s Teen Vogue inspired shoot was the perfect way to show that you don’t have to be all about tattoos, props and vintage picnics to be considered Rock n Roll! The couple, from Manila in the Philippines, styled their shoot themselves to have a ‘mix n match’ simple fashion-shoot theme. ” We simply wanted our photos to look fun, flirty, fresh and alive with simple props” they told me.
Oh how I love the crazy, mad world that MangoRED create with their photography. Who else could come up with something so magical, hilarious, joyful and original!? Check out the styling by Geof Gonzales…I have a total compulsion to dress up like a soya drink carton or wear an outfit to match my wallpaper right now…
“What we do is dream” Geof explains “Seldom do we come across people with same predilections as ours and deem it priceless and we are very, very grateful for it. Thus inspiring us to push our imaginations to higher heights. Initial inspiration really come from our couple. Then we stir it with our own interpretations by whims of our minds and guilty pleasures. Inspiration roots from appreciation, so everything is inspiration, everything.
Nature mixed with humanity mixed with spontaneity mixed with integrity mixed with humility mixed with schizos and complex personalities comes a melting pot of creative excess and indulgent, succulent rendering.
We stretch reality. We love wallpapers to the extent that we want to envelope everything with it. Gravity is a banal thing yet tinkered on resulting to a surreal moment of suspension. An odd mix of mascots is our way to humor what we do. So, everything is a result of playing.”
When photographer’s Kel & Mar turned up at Richard & Josephine’s hotel room they were brimming over with ideas and excitement for their engagement shoot. However, after seeing the chaos of the room all the ideas were scrapped in favour of a much more ‘real’ photo shoot location. Finally, a shoot that makes me proud to not have a perfect, immaculate ‘magazine-worth’ house myself!
Valentines may be over for another year but I’m all still about sharing the love. Aaron & Angela’s engagement shoot fills me with so much joy that there was no way I wasn’t going to post it. Aren’t those letters and words just awesome?! And don’t even get me started on the beach scene with the glitterball prop – faaabulous. Yey to love love love!
Jorg & Barbi’s day after shoot was anything but standard! I would say what a brave couple for getting in the sea in their wedding gear but I would imagine the sea in The Philippines to be rather warm!