Labor of Love

We love personalized weddings! Carefully hand crafted details, lovely pieces of art, dainty center pieces… we love them all! It may sound cliche, but “it’s all in the details!”. =) It therefore comes as no surprise that in every wedding we cover, we look for those details and make sure that we capture each one of them. Here are some of the details from our recent wedding. Most were done by the lovely bride, Tara. She has since started Mr and Mrs by Design, which sells these wedding details and more… customized to match the wedding theme.

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We’ve used one the centerpieces created by Tara to showcase her wedding jewelry.

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She made her bouquet as well as her bridesmaids’.

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Tara was such a hands-on bride, she even did her bridesmaids’ hairs!

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Some colored rice to throw at the newlyweds. What a great innovation to the usual white rice.

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Introducing the “Mr” and “Mrs”!

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Their cake was showcased using this lovely cake stand.

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This is a great idea to have at the reception, for guests to do and for the bride and groom to remember everyone who  has been part of their special day.

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Here’s something that will keep the kids busy…

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At the end of their awesome day, they wanted to thank their guests using this…

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Personalized wedding details by Mr and Mrs by Design. Photos by Raduban Photography.

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Switching from Wedding Photography DVDs to USB flash drives!

All couples will now receive a USB drive loaded with their high-resolution wedding and engagement images.

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Mea: The baby is now a lady!

 

Turning from 17 to 18 is a biggie in a teenager’s life. There is especially something precious about a girl blossoming into a lady. This is what makes this shoot with Mea so special, aside from the fact that we love this girl (who is now a lady) to bits.  It was a perfect day at the Auckland Botanical Gardens. The weather that week was crappy, and we have had to reschedule her shoot once because of the rains, but we were blessed with the warm rays of the sun on the day of the shoot.

We wish you a very happy 18th birthday in December, Mea!

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Tara and Chris | A perfect day at the beach | Auckland Engagement Session

We’ve been dreaming of doing a beach photo shoot since we arrived in Auckland. Here it is, that chance finally arrived! We had a blast photographing Tara and Chris at Ladies Bay. This lovely little beach is so photogenic! Oh, those rugged cliffs, rushing waves, and seashell-covered shore provide fantastic backdrops for beautiful people in love – like Tara and Chris.

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

What a lovely couple. It’s magic the way Chris makes Tara smile and laugh.

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

A reflection of the love shared by Tara and Chris. Glad we were able to capture this spontaneous kiss.

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Just had to capture those beautiful eyes…

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

and smiles!

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

We feel really privileged to have captured their precious love and can’t wait to photograph their wedding in July. We are sure Tara will be a beautiful bride and Chris will be a dashing groom, and that day will be full of laughter and love.

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

Tara and Chris | Auckland Engagement by Raduban Photography

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Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session

We enjoyed hanging out with the lovely Todd and Katrina and their beautiful daughter Sophia on Sunday at the Auckland Domain. We were blessed with really nice weather, considering that it had been raining the whole week. We started at the car park of Lover’s Lane. The afternoon light was streaming through the leaves, setting the stage for our car-themed shoot with Todd’s super cool car.

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Sophia is so adorable holding the “save-the-date” prop prepared by Katrina.

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

We then moved on to the Winter Garden where beautiful flowers were blooming everywhere. Todd and Katrina’s spontaneity was a real pleasure to capture.

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

We then hiked up the hill to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The matching color of Todd and Katrina’s shirts was very cute and popped against the cream pillars and walls.

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Todd and Katrina | Auckland Domain Engagement Session by Raduban Photography

Thank you Todd and Katrina for allowing us to capture your special love for each other and for Sophia. It was really a privilege getting to  know you. We are very excited to shoot your wedding in 2014!

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Reynier + May-Ann

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

We are excited to present the wedding of our dear sister May-Ann. The wedding details during Reynier and May-Ann’s wedding, most of which were the bride’s DIYs, were just eye candy. congratulations and best wishes to both of you!

Hair and Make-up: Gold Sergio Magtoto (Make-up by Gold).
Florist: Go4flowers.
Main photographer: MyPhotato.
Bridal and entourage gowns: Chona and Jhun Batac.

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Dons + Cheryl

Baguio City, Philippines

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