not everyone who has a dslr can be called a photographer.
and not all photographers can be called artists.
surely, one of the most important things we were looking for in booking our wedding photographer was that he had to have an artistic eye. mind you, not all suppliers who call themselves "wedding photographers" have that. some just have the fancy tools, a bit of training, and a bit of exposure. we wanted someone with a different aesthetic. someone who could shoot great photos with minimal post-processing AND deliver great after-event products, ie. a stylishly designed wedding album.
bryan and i are blessed to have found all these qualities in j. he's an artist, period. exactly what we needed. for people like us who notice the littlest details and who actually take time to analyze photos, colors, concepts, and most of all composition, j was spot on! :) not to mention he's also a graphic artist. not all photographers understand colors and layouts and have a vision for the end-product like a graphic artist. (biased talaga ako, haha!)
to top all of that, he's surprisingly quite a good director! :P we're not exactly the posy-slash-camera-vain type of people, and i think he did more than his fair share to make us look good on cam! :P so thank you j, for that wonderful experience, for the great photos, and the great company. we're definitely looking forward to having you and your team cover our big day. i can't be more excited! :)
these are RAW photos by the way. who posts RAW photos these days?! i'm happy and you know it :)
photos by J Lucas Reyes
hair and makeup by me (thanks to years of performing/ dancing and saturday night outs when i was still single hahaha)
long dress by Veejay Floresca
ps: saving the best photos for our big day :)