Ray Serion and Karen Ong are the people behind HAPADOG – the japanese hotdog place over at Alabang Town Center. They got married yesterday, January 2, 2013 and I was fortunate enough to have witnessed the event. I knew that it was going to be one big and beautiful wedding so I decided to take the opportunity to take some photos while I was at it. After the whole ceremony, there’s the traditional petal shower as the couple walks outside the church and this time around, they had balloons too. Being a guest, I opted to stay far back so I won’t get in the way of the photo/video team as they do their work. I opted to use the Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM lens but ran into some problems because people would stand in front of me or their balloons would block my view. Even if I stood on the gutter to gain some height, there wasn’t much I could do if somebody got in the way. Fortunately, they kissed a few times and I was able to capture this moment just as they ended their kisses. You could see the passion and joy in their faces even after all that kissing. So congratulations and best wishes to Ray and Karen as they begin their journey as husband and wife.
Attended a wedding (as a guest) last Sunday (December 16,2012) somewhere in Tagaytay and I was able to snap some photos while we were at the back. It was a Christian service so it was held in the garden. There were dark rain clouds and a light drizzle before it started but thankfully, it all disappeared once the ceremony got underway. The afternoon sun produced some very good lighting for the photos and it really helps that the whole setup was beautiful to begin with.