Last May 5, we had a photo shoot at Nice Print Studio in Megamall. I found a voucher on Cash Cash Pinoy, which we decided to use so that from among the shoot pictures, we could select a picture for our save-the-date card. We figured this would be cheaper than hiring a photographer and renting a studio, and it would also be cheaper than hiring a videographer to do a save-the-date video.
We arrived just in time for our appointment at 8 pm. We left Manila past 7 pm and yet still made it in under an hour thanks to Waze! Hehe. Our friends June, Katie, and Joevelle helped us with the preparations. June and Katie were there at the actual shoot, and good thing they were, or else everything would have been 10x more stressful! June was the one who conceptualized my look for the shoot, and Katie acted as her dedicated assistant. Yay!
The staff at Nice Print were very accommodating. They didn’t rush to begin with the shoot. They let us take our time getting ready at the studio, which I highly appreciated. Since our theme is Moulin Rouge, we tried a couple of dramatic poses, which really tested my sense of balance. One pose put quite a lot of strain on my back, and resulted in me getting a back ache the next day. Haha. Another challenging part of the shoot was when we would be asked to look into each other’s eyes, because we had difficulty keeping ourselves from laughing! If there’s one thing I learned from the shoot, it’s that modelling is definitely not easy at all. One needs to be patient, committed, and flexible (both literally and figuratively)! Haha. I’m glad we got to do the shoot, because it served as good practice for our prenuptial shoot, which we did just last week (I’ll talk about that in a separate post).
After the tiring yet very fulfilling shoot at Nice Print, we had dinner at Banapple as our treat for our wonderful friends. 🙂 It was their first time to visit Banapple, and they both liked the food. Yay!
My visually talented sister Jica chose a picture from the shoot and made the design for our save-the-date cards. I have no Photoshop skills to speak of, and so I am really lucky that Jica’s around!