Belonging to a generation where photos are uploaded online and rarely printed and framed in the most frequented rooms in the household, a young couple does something different for their prenup shoot by commissioning photographer Jay Javier to use film and vintage cameras for the shoot. Javier used a variety of cameras like the Kodak D2 large format view camera as the main camera, which is one of those cameras that requires a loupe and a curtain to compose properly, exactly how they did it in the 1900s.
Bride-to-be Chaley Tiu channeled her creative self (she is a designer and entrepreneur of well-known swimsuit brand called Cesa) and collaborated with her future hubby Evan Yeung who’s not only a photographer himself, but succeeds a generation of photographers as well (his late grandfather and father are both part of the booming photo industry in the 20th century). This is why he continues to use film cameras until today, which he considers as a tribute to his forefathers and to maintain the tradition of their family to have the presence of portraits at home.
“There is something about black and white photographs that sings to us despite the absence of color.”
Chaley was really hands-on with the shoot and worked her creative juices when it came to the styling:
“I wanted to have a classic wedding photograph just like what our grandparents and parents had. Seeing their black and white photos gives me a sense of nostalgia– so I thought, me too gusto ko rin! In 50 years from now, this photo will be a classic, sitting beside my grandmother’s and mom’s.”
Makeup @jajapangilinan | Styling by the bride herself @itschaleytiu | Photo @zorkikat_jayjavier at @fotofabrik.ff studio | Assisted by @migueldq | Studio & Developing @fotofabrik.ff