Noel here. ^^ Finally! This post was supposed to be up way earlier, but the Internet sucks (no name-dropping, but here in the Philippines, you only have a few suspects when it comes to slow Internet XD), so we’re posting it just now. Yay. XD
Anyway, so. This shoot is something a bit personal for me and Rae, because we know Garry and Arlene, and know their complicated love story (but it does have a happy new beginning, which is why this is the year of the reset XD). I first met Arlene when I was still part of Imagine Nation, and the first thing I do when I meet her is dump a very sad story on her (LOOOONG story, and past is past XD). Thankfully, she was polite enough not to consider me a weirdo and just walk away, but listened to me, offering encouraging noises with a sort of smile frozen on her face. Because of that, and because of more interactions with her in the future, I considered her a very close friend in the company (and even after I left ^^). She even put up with me back when I just didn’t feel like going home at one time, and just went to Laguna with her and ate at Garry’s restaurant. Yeah yeah, I’m weird. But it’s when you reveal your weirdness when you get to know your real friends, right? XD
Speaking of Imagine Nation, back when there was a company outing, that was when I first met Garry. Or saw him, rather. My first observation was that he was very proficient in patintero (look it up here just in case you want to know more about it XD). Yes, there was a game like that during the outing. XD And as he would describe himself, he doesn’t seem like the type to be friendly, but he actually is, and he’s going to talk your ear off with all these stories that to me are just amazing, because they’re filled with random facts that I probably wouldn’t hear anywhere else.
Garry and Arlene are also our constant hang-out couples (along with Jimbo and Shayla), so we get to bond a lot. XD When Rae and I heard that they were getting married, obviously we were very excited for the prenup and for the wedding of course. So here’s the prenup. XD This was fun because I got to shoot again alongside Shayla, Madoka and She of Imagine Nation, and Eriq/Eric (how the heck do you spell your name? XD), Julius and Jelyn of WANG.
Side note: For someone who doesn’t particularly like getting his picture taken, Garry was very particular in what he DIDN’T like to happen: a nose-to-nose pose. Hehe. XD Oh, but he did start enjoying wearing skinny jeans. :D Good job to the stylists! Hehe. :D Oh and another side note, why did they choose this particular theme? Well, according to Arlene, it was because it was the year of the horse, and because they likes beaches. Makes sense. XD
Enjoy the photos. :)
Great job Arlene and Garry, and great job everyone. :D Awesome shooting with everybody! Hope to be able to post some photos of their wedding soon! :D
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