This photo session was done in Subic Clark. It’s always a delight when clients go far from the metro to achieve a different look than the usual “photo shoot in the city.” I absolutely loved location. A little less trees than I had imagined but it worked because there were less people. I always believe if you’re gonna shoot a concept you must always get it right down to the smallest detail. You can’t go and shoot something that’s supposed to be timeless then you have people in the background walking.
Mikaela’s story is about living her dreams and imaginations as a princess. We started with some light shooting just to get to know each other and the team. That way she’d be more comfortable posing for the camera.
We shot outside the resort because there were more trees there and looks more like a “forest”.
After we were done with the shots there we went inside to take some more shots to change the scenery and for the story as well. There was a swing there so I just HAD to take a shot at that location.
Aside from the swing, I saw a weird looking tree. And we all know what happens when I see a weird looking tree. Right, you guessed it. Take more photos!
Second half of the day
Everything was going nice but it’s already mid day and we still need to do more shots. we took a short break and Mikaela was sent to change into her other dress for the next set. Of course it wouldn’t be a princess themed shoot without the princess dress, right?
Another cool feature of the resort was a small lake with rowboats!! You can’t get any better than that.
So if you see my shots you’re probably saying “this guy is asking too much of the client to do crazy stuff”. I know I have and I ask them properly if they are willing to do it. Climb a tree, lie on the grass and pose on a boat. And of course, Swing on a rope ladder with just one hand. WHAT?
But all of this is nothing after what we did in the evening. Mikaela is a swimmer, and a very good one at that. So we had to use the pool for some underwater shots. Believe me, underwater shooting is no easy feat but she held on even though she was very tired already.
Underwater photography is hard but VERY fascinating. I would really want to do some more of it in the future.