Inspirations.PH / Endearing Engagements / May 04, 2021

Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez's Palawan Prenup Shoot




3 Things We Love About The Couple’s Prenup Shoot

Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez’s engagement session at Culion, Palawan is giving us itchy feet! The couple shot at Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort with Nice Print Photography, who also shot their proposal. Renowned stylist Gideon Hermosa was also part of both the couple’s proposal and prenup photoshoot, as well as wedding planner Christine Ong-Te.

Ara Mina is an actress and singer and Dave Almarinez is the president and CEO of the Philippine International Trading Corporation. Here are three things we loved about the couple’s shoot:

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1. Gorgeous location – Easily at the top of the list, especially at a time when most of us are confined to our homes and only able to see the beach through old photos or our wallpapers of our devices. The couple chose a picturesque location for their backdrop, which means all other details don’t need to make big statements.

Bonus: a local destination is great for boosting the economy and is an instant vacation!

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2. Bridal inspired – Ara’s outfits seemed to have taken inspiration from the quintessential bridal shade, white. This gave some photos a wedding portrait feel. Wearing wedding dresses to engagement shoots is often done by couples in surrounding countries. Doing so can add to the number of wedding portrait shots you can keep as memorabilia after your wedding. It’s also an easier dress code to prepare for and think of if you’re going to DIY your engagement shoot styling.

3. Whole day affair – Since Ara and Dave took time to fly to Palawan for their shoot, the couple made the most of their trip with daytime, magic hour, and evening shots. If you want to do something similar for your engagement shoot without having to stay over night at your location, you can start your shoot mid-afternoon and end early evening.

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Scroll below to see photos from Ara and Dave’s prenup shoot and their dream team!

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The Dream Team:

Photography by Nice Print Photography | Location: Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort | Styling by Cath Sobrevega | Makeup by Hernan Soriano | Hairstyle by Manuel Majarucon | Gowns by Joe San Antonio, Mich Viray | Suit by Emerie Studios | Jewelry by Love Rocks Jewelry | Styling and flowers by Gideon Hermosa | Coordination by Christine Ong-Te



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