Endearing Engagements

Bennie and Ira - Desert Dreams

'It is important to know what you want as a couple'

Benniefredo Sagad II and Ira Mae Nunag had a vision of dressing in nude and brown tones for their engagement shoot, which made the Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA the perfect backdrop. It was also Ira and Bennie’s first time to visit the park making their engagement shoot a memorable day for the soon-to-weds.

“With our situation as overseas Filipinos, communication is really important for me,” says Ira. She made sure to do her homework, researching on different suppliers, reading reviews, and asking her friends which one would be best. Based on their photos from Nice Print Photography, the couple was in great hands.

Below, Ira talks to Inspirations.ph on how they got comfortable in front of the camera and tips on planning and engagement shoot:

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Did you have a theme?

We didn't really have a theme in mind, we just wanted to shoot at Joshua Tree and we wanted everything to be in nude/brown color which makes the Joshua Tree a perfect location us.

Tell us about your planning process. How did you put it together? How did you collaborate with your suppliers?

I did mostly all the planning. I did a lot of research on different vendors, reading reviews, asked our friends and inquired which one is best. With our situation as overseas Filipinos, communication is really important for me. We already knew what we wanted so we just needed to find the vendor that would be able to execute and give us ideas how to improve. 

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Please share with us your engagement shoot experience:

We were anxious at first but Nice Print Photography helped us calm down and normalized the situation for us.The videographer did a impromptu interview which was nerve-wracking but when we finally got over it, it also made us cry as we felt like we were already saying our vows to each other. By the time we reached the Joshua Tree National Park, we were lucky to be welcomed with a nice weather which gave us perfect lighting. It was a great experience and we would not have it in any other way.

What advice or tips can you give to couples planning their prenup photoshoot during this time?

It is important to know what you want as a couple, how you want your photos and videos to turn out, then collaborate with your photographer and videographer. It can be nerve wrecking at first and that is okay, but with the right people you'll be fine. Eventually you will grow comfortable in front of the camera, the staff kept on showing us the shots and that helped us how to pose.

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The Dream Team:

Location: The Joshua Tree National Park, USA | Photography by Nice Print Photo | Rentals: Raw Golden Rentals | Jewelry: Catlevy Diamond Company 

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