Like most wedding suppliers, wedding videographers are best known for staying behind the scenes. But what if the spotlight is turned on them? It’s interesting to know what kind of experience it would be for them to be on the other side of the lens.
Just recently, Wedding Filmmaker, Ian Cruz and his wife, Shy, got wed in Batanes. After very busy wedding preparations, their memorable big day and an after-wedding vacation, they had their postnup session with Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto at the Masungi Georeserve. So we asked Ian and Shy to share their experiences with us and other soon-to-wed couples.
How did it feel for them to be the one in front of the camera and do all the posing?
For Ian, it appears he’s comfortable not only behind the camera, but in front of it as well. For him, posing and being in front of the camera was something he didn’t find a hard time doing. Probably all the time he has spent with lenses just made him feel so at home.
Shy, on the other hand, expressed feeling a mix of emotions for their shoot. She felt a combination of excitement & agitation because it’s the first time they’ve done this kind of shoot as a couple and as a family — add to that the fact that it was Oly Ruiz and his Metrophoto team who were taking their photos.
She admits jokingly, “Posing is not our craft talaga and we were worried about being pretty”. Despite their inhibitions, they gave their best and really made the most of the moment by making the effort to raise their confidence and internalize what it was like to be models. More importantly, they made sure to exude their love for each other in each shot that was taken of them.
Of course, they also give much credit to the talented people who helped with their post-nup session leaving them with photos that just left them speechless:
Photography: Oly Ruiz and the Metrophoto Team
Suit for Ian: Boy Kastner Santos
White gown for Shy: Veluz
Red & nude gowns for Shy: Patricia Santos
Hair and Make-up: Randy Sta. Ana of The Make Up Studio
What are their tips for soon-to-weds on how to better prepare for a pre-nup / post-nup session?
They pretty much encapsulated it into 5 main things:
Get a photographer that depicts your style
Wear your confidence and be comfortable with your poses
Let love be expressed through your poses
Do something ‘doozy’ – aim to get a winning shot
Just enjoy and trust your photographer
Sounds like very useful and practical tips soon-to-weds should remember when going for their pre-nup or post-nup sessions.
What about you? What tips can you share with us and other couples on how to prepare for a pre-nup or post-nup session? Send in your stories, photos & tips to firstname.lastname@example.org