20.7.13

Eugene + Ruth

My work 9 years ago as an assistant to a photographer (doing all sorts of administrative task) didn't spark the interest in me taking photos for a living (not even a hobby). To me it was about proving myself to my mother and my peers that I am working and earning. Even the earning part wasn't essential, it's the proving part that made the 11 months worthwhile. It wasn't even what I wanted, but I had work! I remember a canon camera, I remember saving tons of pictures after the wedding. I remember customers getting angry at me for a some shots they didn't like. Who cares, I wasn't the photographer, I was the messenger. And because I loved my job I got curious (not interested) about what photographers and camera men do during weddings. I kinda put that lesson in my brain somewhere which I put into some good use today.

How did I learn to love photography? I'm not sure. All I know is that I love art, I love people's faces and I survey them through my camera. I love emotions - all sorts and I love looking at them in my pictures. It is true, pictures tell stories and they do not lie.

In May, I had the chance to cover a very simple wedding. The thing about being a wedding photographer is that you have to deal with everyone - from random kids, to parents, to nosy neighbors, and of course the bride and the groom. And because it is a wedding, it has to be close to perfection. Since I am not a professional photographer I panic a lot especially during big celebrations. Gladly, the wedding. my friend and I attended had the nicest people and the nicest crowd. To think I was the 'main' photographer, I had fun and I ate plenty of cake. That was the best part! hahaha.

Here's the bonus part, the groom played the drums, the bride, the made of honor (bride's sister), and the bride's father sang. What a treat! To Eugene and Ruth, thank you for the opporutnity (and the cake).


Eugene + Ruth
May 18, 2013
Lemery, Batangas



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