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[BTS] Make-up + Engagement Styling: Rein & Peter Pre-nup Photo Shoot

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January 27, 2013 Sunday


I got thrilled when a friend of my B from work, Dewn – who is also a photographer, mentioned that he has a client who is looking for a makeup-artist. Another one of their friends, Ginel, was the one who contacted me on behalf of Rein, the bride-to-be. They originally wanted to shoot their pre-nup or engagement at Club Balai Isabel in Batangas but since I’ve stumbled upon a good venue rental for photo shoot from Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo, I’ve suggested that location since it’s also near Manila and they gladly took the suggestion.

Aside from booking me to do Rein’s flawless make-up, they also asked me if I can help them in styling the couple during their engagement shoot. Since they are referred by friends, I gladly took that extra task with no additional cost. *wink*

The bride-to-be agreed with the photographer to have a vintage feel of the concept. And since I’m one of the biggest fans of that theme, I told Rein to bring what’s needed to achieve the look and feel we want. Of course I would not forget to bring my own stash of accessories and props to put into good use.

While I was doing her make-up, I found out that this couple were already civilly married with one kid but the groom-to-be, Peter, still wants to keep his promise to Rein that they will get married in church. That’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard that day. It’s just too inspiring.

After Project Prettify and Glam-up, we went on location at UP Diliman Campus grounds to shoot the first two layouts.



Lunch was at Crazy Katsu in Maginhawa St. and it’s filling and delicious. Good enough to recharge our powers before the second half of the shoot at Antipolo.




That’s a wrap! Crazy group shots of the people behind-the-scenes of this engagement photo shoot. This one tops my list!


What a good way to wrap up a long day than with a milk tea in hand. *smiles*

I am as excited as ever to see the official photos once released by Dewn. I can’t wait!

To see more of the BTS (behind-the-scenes) of this lovely pre-nup photo shoot, please view in my Flickr.

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    can you please send me your rate for styling an engagement shoot?

    Thank you 🙂

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    I love your creations 🙂 thus, may I know your rates?

    Thank you 🙂

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      Hello Joanna! Thank you for your interest. I will send you an email re my rates. 🙂

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    Hi, your works are so adorable. May I know your rates? 🙂 Thank you. 🙂

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    Hello there! I like your work. I would like to avail of your services for our prenup shoot soon. May I know your rates please? You can email me at cm.mercader@gmail.com
    Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks. 🙂

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