Mervin and Bebbet were my officemates in my last 8–to–5 job. When I started shooting with a digital SLR, these two were willing models who would rarely pass on the chance to smile for the camera. We were all just a bunch of friends who had lots of fun at the office.
When they heard about my frequent driver/assistant/backup photographer gigs shooting weddings with Mimi and Karl around Manila, they were quick to suggest that with my exposure to wedding photography, I should shoot their own weddings. Mervs and Bebbet were among those who seriously considered the idea, me shooting their weddings, when that time finally comes. I gave them my word. They both had uniquely–storied separate lives then, especially when it comes to the love and romance part.
I was a witness the first time Mervs tried to win Bebbet’s heart. I was very close to both of them then since Mervs was my teammate and seatmate (and mp3–sharing buddy), while Bebbet was one of a handful in the office who spoke Cebuano just like me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the right time for love for both of them, yet.
They remained close friends, and for months it seemed to be just that. And then one day, the girl had to leave for the US because of work — for a year. Their friends, us, saw something we couldn’t explain, something they wouldn’t discuss anyway. They were just the best of friends and nothing more, they’d tell us. But it was like magic or something like that.
A month after she left and hours of lengthy (and expensive) international phone calls, they were together. Officially this time, though they were physically in opposing ends of the globe.
But we just knew how madly in love they were.
A few months later, they were engaged. God really works wonders; consider how it didn’t happen while they were still both in Manila but He entwined their hearts when they were already oceans and mountains apart.
So here I am now, I will be shooting the wedding of two of my friends. Good thing for me, I only have to do it once to honor two wedding shoots I promised. 😉
(Prenup photos shot at MMLDC in Antipolo.)
nice shots! hehehe 😛
wah! basta ieenjoy ko na lang ang shoot tomorrow pangga 🙂
As always, great pictures, Markku! 🙂
OMG!! Ikakasal na pala si Bebbet, nagulat ako. HAHAHAHAHA! Feeling close. 😛
Dude, I very much love the second picture! Simple, yet evocative. Very well done.
@hana: You did well sa shoot pangga, promise. 🙂
@Eugene: Thanks bro!
@Raych: Di ba close naman talaga kayo? Hehehe. Joke.
@Amanda: That’s their favorite too! 🙂 Thanks, thanks. Maybe you can consider me when you get queries on recommended photographers? 😉 Hahaha.
markku, ang galing ng pictures. 🙂
Nice markku, galing. Wedding photog is like, dream come true for me. Sana someday ako din. 🙂
Siraulo ka Markku baka mabasa niya to. Hahahaha! I wish them the best. 🙂
Is she with our previous company pa ba?
hi markku, do you have any idea how much photogs charge for a prenup? (kung yun lang, di kasama ang wedding). pa-email naman if you know 🙂
btw i wouldn’t have guessed it’s just one venue and one shoot. nadaya sa wardrobe change, hehe. nice!
@Riz: Thanks. Kaya mo yan, one of these days magsho–shoot ka rin ng wedding. 😉
@Raych: Guilty! Hehehe. Yes nasa SVI pa sya.
@pon: As much as you think your photos are worth, hehe. 😉 Sige email kita. And yes, one venue lang yun, hirap yung sobrang daming pupuntahan. But if the couple wants it, why not di ba? 🙂
bai, i can’t thank you enough.
my friends loved the prenup slideshow. di ko pa nakikita penge copy ha.
im so excited to see the wedding pics.
by the way nag crowne na kayo? sarap nong japanese corner nila.
No prob bebbet. 🙂
I’m having difficulty uploading the video to youtube but will let you know once it’s online.
I’ve yet to go over all the wedding photos but I already saw some good ones. 😉
Wala pa mi ka-adto sa Crowne, sobra busy. Next month na siguro, hehe.
i love the simplicity of the second pic, the smiles on their faces say it all.
i think i will be the second one (or the third?) who’ll inquire about (your?) wedding photography packages 😉 just like pon, please send me an email. 🙂
love love love… hehehehhe
@zherwin: Thanks! Sure I’ll send you an email soon. 😉
@leiababe: Spammer ka, linking to your recent post… Hehehe. Gamitin mo naman yung leiababe.com, sayang eh.
Hey I just read this comment now! Do you have an online portfolio? How about calling cards? Couples ask me sometimes who to recommend and I only recommend one guy. Send your cards my way and I’ll recommend you too, dude 😉
wow!!! ang galing naman markku 😀 sana dumami pa clients mo yiheee!
@Amanda: Wow, thanks! I’ll try to send some cards your way, next time we run into each other that is. 😉
@neva: Wow neva, katuwa naman comment mo. Sana nga noh? 😉
uy! ang gaganda ng pix! congrats sa inyo.. hehe.. 😀
I like the last picture, galing! I hope you won’t mind, I’ll link your site on my blog ha.=)
@Rian: Thanks pre!
@Marielle: Thanks! Sure link, no problem at all. Daan ka ulit! 😉