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.
People are always an interesting subject to take photos of and this post is all about their photos. My professional work has blessed me with many friends and I always appreciate their presence and company. At the same time, I’ve also been blessed with opportunities to capture a moment of their life and preserve it in a photo. These are just some of the photos of people I’ve taken through the years and as far as photography goes, neither is there a single theme nor style present in all of them. Perhaps I could simply refer to these as snapshots of people that I’ve encountered during those times that I had my camera along with me. While I was digging through my files to pick out my favorites, I was reminded of the events which took place during the time that these photos were taken. People photography may be challenging but also very much rewarding.