Shirly and I used to be nursing classmates.  The first thing I asked her when we saw each other again was, “Tell me about your love story!”

It’s always nice to know about the stories of the couples I photograph.  It helps me capture moments.  It also makes me feel that I know my couples a little more.  There should be a connection between the couple and the photographer.  That’s the main reason why I encourage engagement sessions.  It helps take away that awkwardness because not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera.

Come wedding day it becomes a totally new experience.  This is when the photographer becomes part of the celebration, but discreetly.   The awkwardness is replaced by confidence and familiarity.  Then everything else becomes magical.

Melvin and Shirly’s love story reminds me of that song by Oleta Adams – Get here if you can.


Melvin Nedic + Shirly Nival [6.22.2012] // Dress up:  Waterfront Cebu Hotel & Casino // Ceremony:  Sacred Heart Church // Reception:  Chateau de Busay
Video:  Marlowe Guinto Videography // Hosting & Coordination:  Otep Arnejo  // Flowers:  Jun Canete // HMUA : Margarette Bud // Cake: LMG // Entertainment:  Conclusion band and DJ Jerry // Mood Lights: Pro AVM / Marites Caindec // Fireworks: Dragon Fireworks