Marvin and Janaina's love story is one that's familiar to many who have had to go overseas for work. They started out as workmates in Makati Medical Center and even though they knew their friendship was flourishing into something more, they were hesitant to start a relationship. Janaina wanted to pursue her dream to work internationally and she didn't believe in long distance relationships so she didn't entertain the thought from the very beginning. Things fell into place when they ended up together again as colleagues in New Zealand. The stars aligned and the couple was engaged during a family vacation overseas.
The next challenge was how to prepare a prenup shoot from the other side of the world? The shoot had to happen 2 weeks before the wedding and through Marvin's sister, they found Bogs Ignacio, a wedding photographer who was willing to go all the way to New Zealand to make everything possible. The scene was set in Hamilton Gardens, Janaina's dream venue, and despite the freezing weather everything looked reminiscent of the couple's warmth, comfort, and love for one another.
Each shot was the epitome of elegance and happiness working side by side. Marvin and Janaina's outfits provided a perfect contrast to the greenery, tall trees, and striking orange leaves. The lake, bridges, arches, and sculptures were serene and scenic. Thanks to Bogs Ignacio's artistic direction and the beautiful backdrops the shots were elevated to another level. The background exuded earthy colors and the bright orange, yellow, and red added more life to the shoot.
Marvin and Janaina's love story is another testament that love knows no boundaries. If it is meant to be, it is meant to be. The world has a funny way of making things work out in proper time. Let these images inspire your own story and add this to your inspiration board if you aspire to have an engagement shoot with this color scheme and vibe!