As a photographer, one of the perks of my job is getting to travel to shoot wonderful people, and I’m quite proud to say that I was lucky to have been to some of the best destinations both in and out of the country. Yet despite that, there’s still one place that remains really breath-taking, mapapailing ka na lang sa ganda.
Batanes is that place. No matter how many beach destinations I have been to, it remains the most pristine. It is an almost magical place where the sun, sea, and sky converge into one gorgeous scenery. According to TripAdvisor, countless tourist guides, and almost everyone who has visited the Batanes, it is one of the world’s most beautiful places, and I agree. It is clean, uncluttered, and unspoilt by civilization. It’s also charming that everything is laid-back and relaxed, and you move at a leisurely pace. No rushing, no urgency. You take your time. The people are friendly and honest – a rarity in today’s modern world. Which is why when Blair and Ivy told me that we were going to have our prenuptial shoot there, it was a resounding “yes” for me and the rest of my team.
I knew that the place was already naturally beautiful, so the challenge, really, was to capture all that unspoilt beauty in the photos, while making sure that Blair and Ivy were showcased just as beautifully. Walang sapawan. Man and nature – both subjects, melding seamlessly in gorgeous shots.
I think the photos speak for themselves. Raw, natural, dramatic, cinematic – just the way I like them.
I hope to someday revisit Batanes, perhaps for leisure, when I can afford to take things slow and just bask in the beauty of nature.
Thank you, Blair and Ivy for the opportunity! It was a pleasure doing your prenuptial shot.
Make-up by Iñaki Yuson Styling by Jingx Cruz
Shot alongside with Jeff Cadiz (Photo) and Peter Frac (Video)