November 25, 2009
I couldn’t very well have a day of posting about The Philippines and not include
MangoRED now could I? I’ve got part two of Jason & Lloyda’s ridiculous engagement session – ridiculous in a good way you understand! High fashion eat your heart out! The props used here put everyone else to shame don’t they? Hello! They used an actual giant paper boat for their shipwrecked senario.
Thanks Ryan & Randall!
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A Mixed Media Engagement Shoot: Francis & Mayone
July 10, 2012
If you want to see photography that pushes boundaries then look no further than MangoRED. This Filipino duo have been pushing my buttons ever since I first discovered them waaaaay back at the beginning of 2009. Their work continues to inspire me to this day. Why? Because they're continually pushing themselves to create. Their work has evolved - almost into a completely different beast - but the essence of unadulterated and unapologetic creativity has remained a constant.
‘Til Death Do Us Party Wedding Shoot: Angelo & Rin
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"Angelo and I were super lucky to have design/photography duo Everywhere We Shoot on board to do our prenup photography," bride-to-be Rin writes. "These guys are friends who frequent the same gigs, art spaces, and thrift shops that we go to. Their philosophy has always been to keep doing and creating, not for money, but just because they love what they do. And knowing that we were on a budget-DIY-wedding, they agreed to do a pro bono engagement shoot for us in a heartbeat. I was also blessed to have a former schoolmate slash band groupie of mine, Kitty Caragay, do my make-up."
High Fashion Farm Engagement
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Honestly? I'm not going to pretend that I really understand this shoot... but for some reason I just really love it. It must be the weird juxtaposition between designer handbags, shoes on a roof, giant bunnies and bondage... and hell, I'm not adverse to a bit of randomness!
A Medical Themed Engagement Shoot: Gem & Jay-R
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An Urban Beach Engagement Shoot: Jeni & Manny
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I don't feature a while load of engagement sessions on my blog, but I simply couldn't resist Jeni & Manny's urban beach session. "When Boston make up artist/hair stylist extraordinaire, Jeni Teran, contacted me regarding engagement photos with her fiancé, I immediately started brainstorming!" wedding photographer Shannon Grant told me. "How would I do justice to such a sweet and (ahem) gorgeous couple?"
A Boxing Engagement: Jmie & KC
June 29, 2012
I have another amazing engagement shoot from Rex of WeDoItForLove for you this morning. I've said it before and I'll say it again - no-one does engagement shoots like those Filipino wedding photographers!
Jmie & KC love contact sports, particularly boxing, so theming their shoot around this was a really fun way for them to celebrate their engagement. "People usually choose themes where they will look really beautiful", Rex told me. "So it was really awesome that they chose a theme that's was a bit gritty and less beautiful. It also didn't need so much styling as they already owned all the kit. The shoot was devised around the 'actions' which made it really fun to do."
Gothic Glam – Engagements
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I have a little two part-er for you right now. Omar & Junela gothic engagement and Rock n Roll wedding were both so awesome I had to share them together - first up the ridiculously inspiring engagements. The editing is big, brash and in your face, but I think it really works with the gothic theme of this session. I am in actual LOVE!
Thanks to Jomel for sharing. Your work is amazing and so different. Love love love
Credit: Jomel Gregorio Photography
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