So you see, I had the dilemma of whether to postpone the shoot or not. But I decided to hold out, my ankle is back to normal except for the ugly bruise and gash on my leg plus I thought that we might not have a better shot on having a sunny day for an outdoor shoot since it's already the rainy season. Despite the odds, Myke and I trusted God in making my leg better and that He'll bless us with clear skies for our e-session with Redsheep. And, He did :)
Venue: Myke wanted to have an outdoor shoot and we have made some ocular visits to some prospects. We were keen on doing it on a public park we found in Quezon City but decided to hold our e-session instead on Heritage Park in Taguig.
I really loved the place eversince I saw it on Maan and James's prenup. I thought that it was shot somewhere in HK or China because of the architectural design. Anyway, Myke also liked it after seeing the pictures and still after looking at the place personally.
Holding a pictorial there isn't free though and you are not allowed to shoot inside the pavilion. We paid 3K but once you're booked, you could shoot anytime between 8am-5pm. Here's the procedure if you wanna shoot there:
1) Send a letter of request stating your purpose, date/time of shoot and your contact numbers to Ms. Raquel Mendoza, VP for Operations. Requests may be sent to fax no. +63.2.8452351.
2) They will advise you once your request is approved (Yes, they have to approve it first because interments are given priority. It is a memorial park after all.) and you will have to pay the 3K fee at their office.
Couple shirts: On a few of my previous blog entries, I've mentioned that I'm having a hard time coordinating our outfits. Myke is more of a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy while I.. well, I'm willing to dress up when the occassion calls for it :P Since it was also our anniversary last June 18, I thought of buying the both of us a pair of couple shirts as my anniversary gift to Myke that we could also use for our prenup. But my would-be surprise didn't turn out to be a surprise cos I had to let Myke in on the secret since he wanted to have us wear couple shirts. So I had to tag him along so we could choose our shirt designs.
We were charged P170 each (P50 service fee and P120 for the design) for our shirts. The design fee varies depending on the color of the shirts where the designs would be printed. If you'd be providing your own shirts, better ask them first if there are requirements on the material of the shirts (e.g. pure cotton only).
Pinwheels: DIY'd by yours truly. I simply followed the instructions here and voila! I only bought the paper, the flower-shaped foam (c/o the scrapbooking section) and sticks (Daizo). The wire and the beads I picked up around the house and office - beads were leftovers from my beaded accessory project attempts during college while the wires, I really can't recall where I got them. They were just on my office drawer waiting to be used.
I decided to use scrapbooking paper since ordinary paper is too thin for the pinwheel. It might be easily torn especially on heavy blasts of wind. Plus there are some really nice prints on scrapbooking paper which is what I wanted for a colorful pinwheel. I can't find a page that has different prints on opposite pages (it's just usually plain white on the back side) so I decided to play around with the design. Depending on the section that you will fold, you'd have the printed side of the paper as the 'propeller' :)
The foam shape was a good call cos the back side had adhesive so it helped hold together the folded corners of the pinwheel. I got the pink and blue flowers so I used the flower which is in contrast with the print color of the pinwheel.
Cost: Scrapbook paper (4 sheets) = P29.50
Foam shape with adhesive (8 pcs in a pack) = P10.50
Chopsticks (5 pairs in one pack) = P66
Other props used for the shoot:
Bubble gums: Candy Corner
'Love' and 'Faith' Chinese character cards: DIY
(Thanks to Guj for the awesome photos and for "basking" in the sun with us :P). See the rest of our e-session highlights on Redsheep's new site.