Jeff & Abe (San Agustin Church, Baluarte San Diego)
This wedding will always be special, it being Hana’s very first onsite slideshow. Abe has been Hana’s classmate for a long time, all the way back to their grade school days. They’re perhaps as close as any two friends can get that when Abe revealed that their growing up AVP wouldn’t make it, Hana decided to do an onsite instead.
What makes it very memorable was that the conditions weren’t exactly favorable. First of all, Hana decided on doing an onsite the midnight before the wedding day. They had already booked a different team of photographers and videographers, which meant we had to shoot on the sides with limited time. And since the wedding will be at 7:30 in the evening, the reception immediately follows, leaving barely enough time to do the slideshow. And if you think all of that makes it hard enough, Hana was also one of *the* bridesmaids.
I could go on rambling about Hana’s knack for self–inflicted torment, but I’d rather not get in trouble. ;)
And so it was 1.11.11, the eleventh of January 2011. Lucky numbers as you’d look at it, and everything turned out luckily well indeed. Everything that could’ve gone wrong, didn’t. Jeff & Abe had their first look in the afternoon, and thankfully there was still enough light to shoot that. Hana’s slideshow was done just before the program was concluded, and the rain started to trickle as if on cue just as the slideshow was playing. It was the lucky numbers, I think.
(I couldn’t end this post without mentioning Dulce Fortunado’s excellent hosting and handling of the program; she left enough room to squeeze in our slideshow at the end of it all. Lastly, Lemuel Castro’s (also a classmate of Hana and Abe) Cava catering was really good, I would’ve feasted more on the Chicken a la King if I could!)