Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wedding Planning Adventure: Engagement Shoot (Photogrpher: Rvee Santiago Photography)

Waking wide awake at 5am is kinda good. I was able to do my laundry and do some catch up writing, planning and almost anything that was put on hold.

During my trip to Manila, 2nd to our canonical interview the engagement shoot was the one that I was looking forward too.

Since the day that we booked Rvee Santiago Photography we were in constant communication talking about almost anything be it about our wedding preps or personal lives which made me at ease.

I've written about Rvee when I booked him on one of my previous post here.

And as I always say I love to stalk my suppliers and I was glad that I was able to book him last year seeing his portfolio that gets bigger everyday he is one talented photographer, having an event almost every week means that he is getting more clients which means he is getting known in the industry... so happy to be one of his brides!!!!

Rvee Santiago, Jowaness, Miss Chuchubells, Xyrene Eugenio, Adrian
So how to I start?? Hmmm?

In a nutshell, I was pleasantly surprised how down to earth, humble, nice, respectful Rvee is, yes! I know you would say that since I am his uncle's friend he has to be nice to me but unfortunately some people would not do the same thinking that since am a friend of his uncle that he could treat me lesser and get away with it. Now I know why he is making it in the industry he is not only talented but also a nice person which equates to success!!! :-)

So let's start by doing my rating

Opps! Got to explain my rating scale, since I am such a emotional person and my EQ level if as high as Mt. Everest I decided to rate according to how I love them.

My ratings are based on my personal experience and expectation during our engagement shoot. So please take it with a pinch of salt :-)

Rating: (1 Heart lowest - 5 Hearts Highest)
- See more at: http://theadventuresofmisschuchubells.blogspot.sg/2014/04/wedding-planning-adventure-engagement.html#sthash.H6If0aAo.dpuf
Opps! Got to explain my rating scale, since I am such a emotional person and my EQ level if as high as Mt. Everest I decided to rate according to how I love them.

My ratings are based on my personal experience and expectation during our engagement shoot. So please take it with a pinch of salt :-)

Rating: (1 Heart lowest - 5 Hearts Highest)

Pro's:
  • Rvee suggested that we should do a bonding session before our e-shoot so that we could be at ease with each other, on the day of our bonding we have to reschedule the time since me and jowaness was caught up with our family thing. He agreed even if was at 10pm and on a Sunday night. This only showed me that he is passionate and cares about his clients, he really wants his clients to feel as ease with him and he knows he could only achieve this in a non threatening environment with out his camera over a Starbucks coffee and cake. 
  • He arrived early during the e-shoot day and waited patiently while I was doing my make-up. He even accompanied Jowaness to order our lunch.
  • During the shoot he was professional and funny at the same time, he was giving us clear directions that is easy to follow and felt natural. Even Jowaness who does not like having his picture taken was so at ease that his hidden talent for modelling was discovered hahahaha.
    Photo by : Rvee Santiago Photography
  • If Patience is a virtue... Rvee definitely has it  it. I am this bubbly lady who can't take a serious pose, I am just always smiling. So when it come to those serious poses he was so patient and never did I hear a sound of irritation from him.
  • It was his first time in Light of Love he made use of his time wisely, when I was touching up my make-up instead of sitting and waiting he scouted the area and found awesome places for us to shoot.
  • The photos came out awesome he was able to capture some of our candid moments which I love.
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  • Rvee was able to give us the photos within 3 weeks which was faster than I expected, since he did 3 e-shoots in the same week as ours, and he apologized which I did not find necessary, again this shows his good character. 
  • Our Videographer  Onair Aerial Videography went it us just to scout the area and do some trial run with his aerial cam, but when Gerald got this idea for a e-shoot video Rvee was kind enough to let them use some his time to get some aerial shots, which told me that he is a team player.
Con's:

Haiz! None I could think of.. Believe me am trying to crack my brain just to come out with one.You might say that I am a person that is easy hahahah or I have a high tolerance. I don't. :-)

Now that our e-shoot is ticked off our list. I am more confident that we are in good hands during our big day. I love the fact that my suppliers are getting along well, our characters gel like how aqua nets gel your hair hahahaha.

See the our e-shot photos in Rvee Santiago Photography page here.


If you are still looking for a photographer, you could contact Rvee.

Rvee Santiago Photography
Name: Rvee Santiago
Contact #: (63)917 385 9242
Facebook: Rvee Santiago Photography
                  Rvee Santiago

Wedding Planning Adventure: Engagement Shoot (HMUA by Make-up by XY)

It's been awhile since my last post, as always my work gets in the way of my blogging life hahaha.
Anyways, am back!

I was able to go to Manila for only a week and one task on my to do list was our Engagement Shoot, e-nup, pre-nup hahahaha it's been called to many names.

As you may know I booked my HMUA Ms. Xyrene of Make-up by XY without a meeting or a trial make-up. It was thru FB that we chatted about the details, we bonded and even before I meet her, I already love her hahahaah.

So meeting her for the first time was exciting. I was wondering if the same chemistry that we had in FB would translate in person. (Yes! it's like meeting your online friend EB style).

On the 19th of March... We finally met :-)

And of course we clicked, bonded, laughed which is a big relief. And the bonus points are she also bonded with our Photographer Rvee Santiago, Videographer Onair Aerial and my ever lovable Tita Mileth.

Knowing that my team likes each other, is such a big deal for me am into this TEAMWORK maybe it's my ex-manager persona trying to come out hahahahha.

Enough of this gleaming comments, I know you guys want to know how it went.

Xyrene and Adrian came on time, their call time was 9:00 am. She even sent an SMS that they are on their way.

She did not take any before and after pics, so I have to find a pic of mine that could do


I had 3 looks but was only able to take a picture look 1 and 3

Look 1

Look 3
And the pictures came out amazing hehehehehhe (Love your own!)

Photo by: Rvee Santiago Photography
Photo by: Rvee Santiago Photography
Photo by: Rvee Santiago Photography

I know you B2B would like to know how I would rate her and of course any pros and cons, to here it goes.

Opps! Got to explain my rating scale, since I am such a emotional person and my EQ level if as high as Mt. Everest I decided to rate according to how I love them.

My ratings are based on my personal experience and expectation during our engagement shoot. So please take it with a pinch of salt :-)

Rating: (1 Heart lowest - 5 Hearts Highest)


Pro's:
  • Xyrene and Adrian arrived on time
  • She could multi task.. Chikahan is a must for me but this lady could work and talk at the same time. 
  • She has a good sense of humor which made me feel at ease, am not used to putting on make-up since I changed career.
  • When she was doing my make-up I noticed that she has this habit of cleaning her tools during and after using it, again being hygienic is a major plus!!!  
  • Super attentive, during the photo shoot she follows us around to make sure that my makeup is ok, although I did not find the need for her to do this since the air brush make up was holding well and take it from me I perspire like a waterfall. 
  • I don't know how the other HMUA works but she stayed all through out the shoot which made me feel special..that am not just a client. She made sure that I was ok.
Con's:

Haiz! None I could think of.. Believe me am trying to crack my brain just to come out with one. Sorry.

Rvee Santiago, Jowaness, Miss Chuchubells, Xyrene Eugenio, Adrian
So if you are still looking for your HMUA, Please give Xyrene a call

Make-Up by XY
Xyrene Eugenio
Contact #: (63)925-7911919
Facebook: Make-up by XY
                  Xyrene Eugenio

Contact Number: 09062555056 / 09257911919

Make-Up by XY
Ms. Xyrene Eugenio
Contact Number: 09062555056 / 09257911919
Email: makeupbyxy@yahoo.com 
Facebook: Make-up by Xy
                 Xyrene Eugenio
- See more at: http://theadventuresofmisschuchubells.blogspot.sg/2013/10/wedding-supplier-make-up-by-xy-hmua.html#sthash.Uv95zcCg.dpuf

Make-Up by XY
Ms. Xyrene Eugenio
Contact Number: 09062555056 / 09257911919
Email: makeupbyxy@yahoo.com 
Facebook: Make-up by Xy
                 Xyrene Eugenio
- See more at: http://theadventuresofmisschuchubells.blogspot.sg/2013/10/wedding-supplier-make-up-by-xy-hmua.html#sthash.Uv95zcCg.dpuf