A Wedding Tip – Kenneth and Cherleen’s Wedding
As much as possible, I would like to make this blog helpful to all soon to wed couples. It’s just very hard to always update it because of the very busy schedule but really I am trying my best here. Haha! So, I came across The Wedding Tip Sheet of Ms. Darlene Tan-Salazar in Facebook, a freelance Wedding Emcee, whom we have worked several times already and I can say that she is really good in her profession. I saw this article she wrote about Photo Onsites and Same Day Edit Videos and thought of sharing it to you because it is soooo true! She couldn’t have explained it any better. So here goes:
THE GREAT SDE BEGINS WITH…
“Waaaaaaaaah! Ang ganda ng onsite photo slideshow!!! Naiiyak ako sa sde!!!
I will hire that videographer!
I will hire that photographer!
So you think the greatness of the onsite AVPs depend on the photo and video teams alone?
You, as the bride and groom, need to give your photo and video teams something to work with…
Magaling nga yung shooters, magaling nga yung editors… Eh the whole time one lang expression mo, the whole time galit ka kasi may isang mali sa bouquet mo or hindi dumating yung requested team mo ng photo or video, or may problem yung wedding gown mo or hindi gaanong efficient yung coordinator mo or yung family mo mas bratty kesa sa’yo even if it’s your wedding day, or the whole time medyo “dead to the world” ka kasi walang tulog sa kaka-diy or kaka-sundo sa airport at entertain ng mga Balikbayan… Haaaaaay…
A great onsite AVP always starts with a couple out to make great memories… So have fun, tell your parents not to get mad at the teams of photographers and videographers if they are asking for certain poses or movements (within reason of course), bring your Ento into the picture if you are too shy to move in front of the camera — bottomline, exude joy because it’s your big day. Don’t be too exacting na may listahan ka na mas mahaba pa sa train mo na kailangan kunan ng p/v team. One lang yung wedding day mo, baka yung list galing sa 10 or more wedding onsites. Hindi realistic yung expectations…
Yung tunay na emosyon ng paghalakhak, pagluha sa tuwa o sa pagka-miss sa isang natatanging tao tumatagos sa lente at sa screen — diretso sa puso ng mga manunuod. Aww… Ang ganda ng sde ano?”
- The Wedding Tip Sheet of Ms. Darlene Tan-Salazar, Freelance Wedding Emcee
We are often times given instructions to make the onsite a happy one, or they will share with us a sample of the onsite that they like for us to have an inspiration. I always remind my couples that onsites will depend on the happening and situation on the day of their wedding. Everyone should be happy and smiling for us to have great candid shots. If there is nothing interesting to shoot, then there is nothing we can put in the slideshow. You make your own love story. We are just here to capture it and present it artistically. So, cooperate, enjoy your day, cry, feel the moment, feel beautiful and give us your best smile!
Here are snippets from Kenneth and Cherleen’s Wedding.
I love everything about this wedding, it was very simple and intimate. As told by Jerome Oliveros, Kenneth’s father, they opted for a small Christian wedding first then soon they will have the grand Church wedding. There were no grand details but everything was just so natural, real and lovely. They were so relaxed that their photos were a complete reflection of the mood that day. You can also watch their Photo Onsite here: Kenneth and Cherleen’s Photo Onsite (Amazed by the number of views! It’s more than 2k views as of today! They surely have a lot of friends and supporters, haha!)