ryan & jessica - boracay bridal session || destination wedding photographer

one of the most glorious places i’ve been to is located right here in the philippines. the island of boracay is a dream of sorts. what was once a deserted island with nobody but locals on it, has become a getaway tropical paradise that has a place for everyone. the infamous WHITE BEACH has 3 stations - 1, 2, & 3. along it, resorts, bars, restaurants and shops on the inland side and 30 feet away on the other, the breathtaking powder white sand beaches.

honestly - it’s a sight to behold… :)

having my job makes going to these destinations more frequent as many weddings take place either on the beach or in 5-star resorts. one of my desires is to be able to take destinations wedding photos here on boracay.

i was priviledged and honoured to meet a man who has one of the best resorts on the island. mr ricardo has got to be one of the most kind & gentle men i have met. when we first met, i was taken by real and genuine he was. his resort, only being opened now almost 2 years, is a thing of beauty…an oasis away from the everyday life. located at the top of a mountain on the far end of the island, the resort overlooks the entire white beach and the ocean. WOW. its tranquil and serene presence make any time at ASYA PREMIER SUITES a well-rested and relaxed one.

the couple i photographed had gotten married in december of 2010. because we could not get a flight to manila until january 1, i was unable to be there for their wedding day. ryan and jessica told me, also, that it rained on their wedding day—rain is no surprise for this vancouver girl! so i was thrilled when i saw the forecast for this week - sun sun sun. :)

you may recognize ryan from some previous blog posts - he is one of the philippines best, if not THE best, tattoo artists. he has inked the likes of arnel pineda of JOURNEY, manny “PACMAN” paquio, hollywood actor michael madsen and many more. his studio, YANNINKS, is located in Jessica’s resort, BAMBOO BEACH RESORT. ryan and jessica are the real deal - real, genuine, authentic, hardworking, wonderful people.

what a match - mr ricardo and his resort and ryan jessica’s bridal session.

a dream made in heaven i think. you decide. :)

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but it doesn’t end here. no, the next morning, we woke up early and headed to the opposite end of the island to one of the last secluded beaches, untouched by tourists - PUKA BEACH.

there is no introduction needed for this “day after” session… it was perfect in every way. IMG_4860 copy.jpg IMG_0641 copy.jpg IMG_0809 copy.jpg IMG_0688 copy.jpg 
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{happy sigh} what an amazing couple of days of shooting. my heart is so very full. 

many thanks again to mr. ricardo for entrusting me with the use of his gorgeous venue. and to ryan and jessica - much love and happiness in your marriage. you both deserve it so very much.


bridal venue: ASYA Premier Suites, Boracay

floral: FLOWERISTA Flower Shop, Boracay

dress: made by Len Bridal Boutique, Manila

jewelry: Forever 21, SM Megamall, Manila

groom’s attire: OXYGEN boutique, Manila

day after” venue: PUKA Beach


Beautiful location, beautiful photos!
thank you peggy...yes it is one of my favorite locations i've been to so far.. but i have a whole lot of other places yet to go, so it may be overtaken by another! :) xo

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