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Engagement Session at Potipot Island: Crystal & Pau

Potipot Island , Oak St Studios

Zambales is such a go-to place for beach lovers so it’s no wonder why Crystal & Pau chose to go there to have their prenup in Potipot Island.

Aside from just being beach lovers, Zambales is significant for the couple because this is where celebrated their first anniversary. But it was in one of its other islands, Pundaquit. This time, however, they chose to have their engagement session in Rama International of Potipot Island because here, they allow pets! This is how they were able to have a shoot with their beautiful chow-chow.

The photos have a dramatic but romantic just-the-two of us vibe — in some photos, three, including the chowchow. These photos would probably make Crystal & Pau reminisce about things they whisper to each other that only the two of them can hear; not even the cutie chow-chow.

Potipot Island , Oak St Studios

Maybe something to note of and prepare for by soon-to-be-grooms is what to expect on the effort involved in going through your own prenup. Take it from Pau’s experience.

“Tiring for Pau. He didn’t expect it to be like that. Change of outfit here and there, everything was fast paced because we have to catch the sunset for a particular peg. Hahaha. But we both enjoyed it. We get to spend a day at the beach. For me, it’s relaxing. I get to be dolled up again.”

 It may feel like quite a production. But then, of course, to capture the perfect moments and get the best shots for you to look back to, you’ll see that it’s all well worth it.

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Potipot Island , Oak St Studios

Aside from taking from their experience, Crystal & Pau have more tips for other couples planning their engagements session, especially if planning a destination shoot.

1)   Know what your common interests are, the activities you both enjoy or the places you love to go.

It should be an experience both of you will enjoy and it’s also the best way to capture things that represent the things that bring you together — aside from the love that flows between the two of you.

2)   Make sure to check if the venue you choose is within your budget and is accessible to you and your suppliers.

Before you can make it memorable, it has to be doable. You also wouldn’t want to be over budget already even way before the wedding. Checking on accessibility will also help for a smoother shoot.

3)   Check & agree on whether the concept for the shoot is worth the travel, expenses and time.

If you’ll be spending quite a bit for your engagement session, make sure you not only love the venue but the overall concept. Because you’ll be looking back on these photos long after you’re married and you’d want to reminisce on how your relationship is like rather than think about how much of an expense it was.

 4)   Make sure you are physically & emotionally ready for the shoot.

As mentioned, it can be quite tiring physically with the setups you need to do. But emotional readiness is needed because the prenup “has to be a preview of how you are as a couple.” As the saying goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ so those emotions you have for each other will also reflect in those prenup photos.

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Now, don’t these seem like simple yet surefire tips for a memorable prenup session? Thanks to Crystal & Pau and to their suppliers who helped them put this destination shoot together.

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Supplier Spotlight: Photography: Jonathan Keh & Martin San Diego of Oak St. Studios | Hair & Makeup: Glen Jon Marcelino
We’d love to hear about other destination prenup session. Please do share it with us and share your engagement session tips & learnings with other soon-to-weds as well. 

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  • Kareen Liez

    This is so cute! I always love the idea of having a prenup shot in the beach. I love it that you have morning shots and night times shots as well. And it is cool that their dog is there with them!

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  • I just fell in love with this shoot. The beach was like waving at the couple and cheering them on. Plus they got a dog to join them in their shoot. Such lovely captures! Also, it’s a great read to see couples who share some sentiments when it comes to doing shoots. 🙂

  • AngeliePangilinan

    The couple look really sweet to each other and you can see how inlove they were through their eyes. Anyway, just can’t help but notice the cute chow! 🙂 I am a dog lover myself and someday, I’ll bring my husky with me on my engagement session too, for sure! 🙂 Heck, I want my husky to witness it when my bf proposed to me! Hahaha

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