Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Eat, Drink, Love: Bal and Jhing's Pre-Wedding Session { Tupi, South Cotabato }

Bal and Jhing met 10 years ago in the restaurant of Jhing's aunt in Koronadal. Their dates turned to cooking and baking sessions. Ten years after, they still enjoy cooking and baking together, at home and in their restaurant – the joys they find in discovering food is also their journey of knowing each other more. 

A decade together means knowing too the key ingredients to their relationship. Jhing said that trust, respect, and honesty have kept their relationship as partners in life and in business going. 

But the recipe to their enduring love and partnership is much richer. In our pre-wedding session with Bal and Jhing, we found that they have a fourth ingredient – humor. 

Our first location, the Camella model house, became the stage for a casual and fun photoshoot. Here, they let loose their wackiness in front of the camera. We captured their pillow fight, and had frames of them making faces. 

Of course, these were all cherry on top for everything else – their wooing has never stopped. We captured it in the kitchen, the bottom of the staircase, the parlor. 

The wooing spilled through our next two locations.

In the restaurant, Bal and Jhing changed their top colors into baby pink, which perfectly captures their romanticism and their playfulness as partners, as lovers, and as best friends. 

In the golf course, Bal and Jhing exchanged their casual attires for formal wear. Jhing's red gown mirrors others facets of their love – their passion and persistence.

Bal and Jhing's recipe for love have given them blessings throughout the years – including the gift of family. Their daughter, Sam, joined the the couple at the golf course for a picture-perfect family portrait. This was the best part for us, seeing how Bal and Jhing bonded with their daughter. Sam, in a white dress, held her parents' hands as they posed for the camera. 

Jhing recalls of the experience of shooting in the gold course: “We enjoyed the beauty of Mother Nature while having fun and feeling the moment of being in love.”

We took their family portraits just as the sun was setting over the golf course. It seemed a fitting symbol of entering another landmark in their lives – of getting married, and this means many more years to spend in the kitchen for these two, and definitely a lifetime to keep making their recipe for love. 


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