November 7, 2019

Love Under the Indian Sunset Captured by Mayad Studios

We’ve hit the -ber months, which means we are coming close to the perfect time and weather for traveling. By now, you might already have your itinerary all planned out with the person you’ll soon be saying ‘I do!’ to in a few months time. But before everything becomes a blur with all the serious wedding planning, make sure you make the most of your destination prenup shoot as a couple!

That is why in the coming months, we are sharing with you our favorite destination prenup shoots from all over the world. We are kicking the series off with Daryl Jimenea and Emgee Po’s shoot in Jaipur, India with Mayad Studios.

The couple shares how they envisioned their prenup shoot to turn out: “We didn’t want to have a prenup shoot just for the sake of it. Being in the industry as a wardrobe stylist and Mico as a photographer, we wanted to enjoy the whole experience while being casual about it. And since India has always been our dream destination, we were so engrossed with the idea of being photographed with a perfect backdrop in our most candid moments while we take in what India has to offer.”

We love it when couples go for travel OOTD’s instead of going for long gowns for their shoot as they walk through the city and amongst its people. The soon-to-wed couple’s style effortlessly blends into India’s backdrop, with Emgee being a professional stylist herself.

When you’re doing your prenup shoot abroad, make sure to bookmark hallmark structures the place has to offer and revel in the details inside those structures as well. Immerse yourself with the people and their daily routine as well to get the full experience of living like a local.

Another pro tip from #MayadMico (Michael Gonzales) for couples is, “You’d have to know what time each location opens, and what are the rules and limitations per location; you also have to make sure that the color palette of the set of clothes are aligned per location. We also considered what looks authentic in India, at the same time not far from your couple’s personality. If you’re going to Taj Mahal like us, it’s better to stay overnight in Agra since it’s far from most of the shoot-worthy places we were in.”

The couple picked out their shoot locations according to their bucket list: “A must-visit for us was Agra, to see the incredible Taj Mahal. For the very obvious reasons, it’s an iconic structure that has witnessed a lot of grand love stories. We also spent a couple of hours in Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has many picturesque spots and is less crowded.”

As for the couple, here’s their checklist to achieve their vision: “I believe that to get the perfect photo, three things must be in sync : camera, styling and the perfect venue. Mayad is already a trusted photographer so angles, framing, direction etc. was by Mico (of Mayad).”

Photos by Michael Gonzales of Mayad Studios

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