Ian and Ge


Not all weddings need to be grandiose or very unique. Even simple or budgeted weddings can become timeless by being true to yourself, doing your research and choosing wisely. This couple did just that. We as photographers even learned a gem of a location to shoot the post ceremony portraits with the whole Manila as our back drop.

Images by Tim Medrano shot for Brian Lucas Reyes

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Make portraits at Capitol Commons Pasig City

We shot about half as much as guards were questioning our rights to shoot. Capitol Commons isn’t that friendly to photographers just taking snaps. They wanted a permit, and other more baseless documents. It’s either that or they just wanted to get near Iriss. LOL

Model/Styling/Hair and Make-up by Iriss Mangio (Citystylist)

Capitol Commons, Pasig City


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Angono Art Capital of the Philippines, Visiting Botong Francisco and Balaw Balaw Art Galleries

Black Saturday has brought me time to do a bit of travel photography near the metro. Angono, Rizal is just east of Metro Manila and is considered to be the art capital of the Philippines.

See gallery here


The Botong Francisco Gallery and Museum

It is now run by the grandson Totong Francisco. The old artefacts and sketches of the late muralist.

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It is now curated by the grandson Totong Francisco who is an artist himself.

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Rave Park, Engagement – Mayan and Jade

Mayan and Jade was one of the brave couple who availed of the Love Month promo I did back in February in tradition of Valentine’s Day. They have been civilly married with two kids and they’ll be having their wedding this coming May. The location they have chosen was Rave Park, an initiative of the Pasig City local government to have a safe and clean place for residents near the Pasig River to stay at. We did sets within the area specially at the Maze Garden the park was famous for.


MUA: Anne Cillo

Coordination: Laurence Pardola

Hair: Anthony Fortalejo Emnas

Photographer: Tim Medrano

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Groom popped the question in Ninyo Restaurant in Katipunan

Well someone took the time and effort to setup Ninyo a fine dining restaurant in Katipunan to surprise an unsuspecting bride-to-be.

Thanks to his close friends and sisters, Terd just raised up his chances getting the “yes” from his now fiancee Rachell.

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Terd’s weapon of choice to close the deal.

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With shakey legs and nervous voice Terd pulled through and got his “yes”.
Nothing beats the undeniably authentic emotion of the moment. Enjoy it.

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It was very challenging to shoot in such a dark place. But thank God we managed to pull through with great images. Terd was very happy with a “yes”, and I’m sure Rachell is too with the surprise proposal. Oh yeah, the photos came out well. 🙂
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Your First Heirloom

Starting a family starts with you wedding. 75 years from now you might want to remember the memories you have from that very moment you saw your lovely wife dressed in the expensive customised gown that truly give justice to her beauty. I personally believe in prints and a final album/set of prints as our main line of business on top of the image files in DVD/USB.

First of all, soft copies can get corrupted, reformatted and even impulsively erased but prints lasts forever (well, almost). Second, it is also a great way to showcase the wedding story through a series of photographs laid out artistically as a lone photograph cannot embody the whole wedding. Finally, it is your new family’s first heirloom. It will outlast the food, the flowers and even to some degree your own memories of that special day.

Do you want your first heirloom to be like this? (image was taken from google as I don’t have these anymore)


Because it won’t be long when USB drives, DVD’s, and HDD/SSD’s will be obsolete like the 3.5 floppy at the pace we are going with tech.

Here are basic “Black Books” that I offer to couples:

TM Sample Albums (7 of 7) TM Sample Albums (6 of 7)  TM Sample Albums (2 of 7) TM Sample Albums (1 of 7)

These are simple square format prints made to be scratch proof and archived for a hundred years. Just try to scratch a DVD and see what happens.

It doesn’t have to be an elaborate album/storybook. I find the boxed prints very charming and understated in its simplicity.


It might seem I am pushing an additional cost to couples but really think about it objectively. You paid xxx,xxx amount for the wedding ceremony to look nice and magical yet the day passes by and all you will show for it is a DVD copy of images?

Emotionally, can you really put a price on something you would want to remember for the rest of your life?