More than an engagement session, this was really a homecoming. When I found out during the course of the wedding preps that the Groom, Pooyong, was a student of my Mom, I immediately thought that a prenup shoot in this place would be the best thing to do (read my
emotional writeup HERE) - and really, where else would you see such a unique landscape but here? Such stunning vista!
It's only recently that shoots have been allowed and for decades, this place has been off-limits to 'outsiders' (meaning, those who do not work for the company). I was actually surprised that we were able to do some things that I vividly recall would not have been possible many years ago like walk on the golf course or even talk loudly. I guess we were lucky that it was Summer and the place was practically empty. Still, we're thankful to have been given the chance to be here and appreciate once more the beauty that is Cawayanon & its environs. Enjoy this set! ^_^
Photographer_ J Lucas Reyes
Styling_ Aira Franco
Makeup_ Fritz Mortel
Logistics_ Joed See
Flowers_ Vatel Manila
Location Guide: Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Special thanks to Bon Aserios of One Happy Story for the ride to Cawayanon! ^_^
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