Our Team // We are spectators bored with the usual perspective. Our vision is inpired by the madness of our own imagination. Our films tell the story of the undiscovered adventure that is your wedding day. Made up of different individuals with distinct personalities, our team shares a common and utmost passion in the art of wedding filmmaking, pick-up lines and sunday music sing-a-longs. Most times we are too stubborn to say no but our execution is at the very best when our freedom to create is without limitations. Although winning a few international awards affirm that the quality of our work is set to world class standards, our main objective is to outdo ourselves every time. This solid dedication has brought us to the most beautiful places not only in the Philippines but all over the world doing what we love to do. You may call us artists, filmmakers or visual story tellers just the same but when the dust settles, we are but ordinary spectators, witnessing in awe and disbelief that same epic moment as it unfolds.
Our goal is to create wedding films that are elegant and emotional but not inauthentic. Our years of experience has molded us into one of the top wedding videographers in the Philippines today yet somehow, we continuously learn something new every day.
Each of our wedding films is uniquely handcrafted not to remind you but to make you not forget that moment when you tried to fight back the tears and failed, that first and only time you danced with so much grace or the lack of it in front of two hundred people, that single most important day of your life. Trust us when we say that your story is very much worthy of preservation for the longest possible time.
Your wedding soundtrack is equally as important as the moving pictures that we capture. Although we encourage our couples to choose and research a few songs that can best express their personalities, our team has spent countless number of hours discovering new artists and music to add to our growing collection that is ready for picking any time of day.
We can create with anything you throw at us but with the perfect soundtrack, we can create something special!
If not about the beautiful stories of newly wed couples, our blog is mostly about a series of almost fiction-like events that is our everyday (mis)adventures. I try my best to blog about each wedding but I have to admit that there are times when the tight schedule gets in the way. If you want to be inspired about real life love stories and become a witness to the most beautiful weddings in the land or if you are interested in knowing me and my team better, I can’t promise but there may be a few words of wisdom or quotable quotes you might pick up along the way, I say read on or at the very least, enjoy the show!
We are not photographers. We won’t even try. However, we share a common passion in what is currently known as iphoneography. We document our trips, adventures, and our every day oddities, if not with digital film, with hipstamatic prints.
If you can’t get enough of our website, you might enjoy a slice of our daily hits and misses through our microblog, with daily updates of refreshing images and whatnots guaranteed.
Our Work // This page is a collection of our most popular films and Hipstamatic prints. In the ever changing world of wedding filmmaking industry and weddings itself, we are proud to say that our style continues to adapt and develop into something more sophisticated and suited to the taste of the modern bride and groom. We understand that your wedding day is not a Hollywood blockbuster rather an unscripted documentary of your most epic day filled with real-life drama and genuine emotions. We want to keep it that way.
Phoeben Teocson // I am a wedding filmmaker, an iphoneographer and a guy married to the woman of my dreams for what always feels like a day too short. Ironically, I'm a hopeless romantic that borderlines overly dramatic and I deem Ben Lee's How To Surive a Broken Heart and Amanda Marshall's I'll Be Okay as the only songs worthy of my iphone playlist. I love to travel, knows more about professional wrestling than anybody you might know, a multi-awarded but retired inter-color basketball player, a two-time bookworm awardee, a (expired) licensed engineer and most recently, an international award winning wedding videographer. Come to think of it, one can say that I'm an over-achiever. This is my blog and I don't intend to offend anyone when I speak my mind. If not about the beautiful stories inspired by newly wed couples, it is mostly random ramblings about almost fiction-like events that is my everyday life.
“Most people say long distance relationships doesn’t work, I say they just haven’t found the right one…We’ve had our ups and downs but if I had to do it all over again I’ll do it without hesitation knowing I’d still end up with you.” Like that infamous Pinoy saying goes: Sa hinaba haba man ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy! KD couldn’t have said it any better. Indeed each couple have had a crazy roller coaster adventure on their way to the wedding day and to be honest, based from my personal first hand experience, the ride doesn’t stop there. =)
Destination Wedding: Mactan Airbase Church | Reception: Shangri-la Mactan | Photo: Pat Dy | Couture: Veejay Floresca | Coordinato: Shirley Ong
I lost count how many bridesmaids Joy had but she sure had a crazy bunch at her disposal during her big day! It was a very busy and very animated bridal preparations we’ve seen in a while. =) In contrary, inside the groom’s suite was a group of shy and quiet guys as if waiting calmly for an incoming storm. =)
…And just when you thought that the hot summer day has reached it’s max, the bride’s got Rommel something that raised the room’s sky high temperature even further! =)
Destination Wedding: San Antonio de Padua | Reception: Balai Taal | Photo: Chestknots Studios | Coordinator: Jets & Rhona
I have three empty glasses of what were ice cold heat quenchers sitting on my work station and all I can think of is floating face down in Boracay’s refreshing waters…reminding me of our team’s summer outing that has been postponed and rescheduled for the third time. The Candy Crush Ipad game and my constant need to check my Instagram feed ain’t helping to beat the heat either!…But maybe, just maybe this wonderful wedding SDE will somehow rejuvenate one’s brain cells that has been suffering from this scorching hot summer in addition to the mind-numbingly annoying campaign jingles! =) The quirky fun soundtrack chosen and licensed through musicbed.com by the couple themselves was a perfect fit for Francis & Den’s beautiful morning wedding. Enjoy watching. =)
Ceremony: Shrine of St. Therese | Reception: Manila Peninsula | Photo: Paul Vincent Photogaphy | Coordinator: Events Experts
International Wedding: Church of Nativity Burke Virginia, USA
A few months ago, I had the chance to shoot my first two weddings in the United States. The plan was fly in there with my wife and get the job done, pretty much what we are used to doing. Although it is always an extra challenge shooting international weddings especially cutting down my usual team of five down to two, I am quite confident knowing that I have my best camerawoman/partner with me. In my mind, nothing could go wrong really, it’s not like we haven’t done it before – in a lot more pressured circumstances even!. =) Friends, in this business, if you ain’t ready for the unexpected, you’re in for one heck of a ride! And like a horror-flick plot twist, I was in for a major surprise. To cut the story short, my wife, my second camera, was unable to fly with me to the US due to her passport getting ripped just as we are about to check in! It’s just that I was flying in from a west coast wedding (I will not be posting my Las Vegas wedding as per my couple’s request) to an east coast carrying/pulling 50 kilos of camera equipment and an additional 20 kilos of personal stuff. =) Well, you know what they say…a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. =)
The wedding film that you are about to see is not possible without the following people: My wonderful friends Mike & Rachelle de los Reyes, who not only helped out during the wedding but also brought me to an epic Temper Trap the night before and toured me around Washington DC (plus a very significant stop at a Lego store outlet) the day after. My wife and I love you so much. Carlo Ilagan, who was generous enough to lend not only a third camera plus lenses but also an extra creative eye during the filming. PTV Mitch Zafe for a beautiful handcrafted film with an awesome soundtrack. You make me proud. So without further ado, here’s Jeff & Ja’s wedding film. =)
Last month, my team and I were lucky to be a part of a project that I am truly proud of. It was the first ever Bayani Tour. Spearheaded by Gawad Kalinga USA and in cooperation with Department of Tourism, the purpose of this project is to help connect and experience the colorful Filipino heritage with the young second generation Filipino-Americans based in the United States. Not surprisingly, most of the participants were first time visitors of the Philippines. With Filipino-American Youtube sensations Joseph Vincent, Jeremy Passion and AJ Rafael, the group literally rock n’ rolled all the way from the historical Intramuros & Luneta to the magnificent Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan to the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted farm in Bulacan. Here’s a short highlight of our trip. Hope y’all like it! =)
Music licenced through themusicbed.com
It’s Valentine’s Day people and by the looks of it, I’ll be spending my night minus the candlelight dinner on petals-covered table with live musical instrument-playing individual and in front of my traffic-free computer desk. My wife just ran off to her Zumba class and it’s a very busy as usual schedule on the PTV editing floor so if February 14 is not a wedding-free Sunday or any given Monday then this is my typical kind of V-Day celebration…’coz I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else but being a buck-naked arrow-yielding flying baby spreading the love. Now that’s my kind of cheese! =) So fall in love with Marc & Aleli’s wedding film because love, after all, is what makes the world go round (of course keeping me in business is just a bonus!) =)
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!
Marc Lascano & Aleli Manlapaz – Same Day Edit | Ceremony: San Agustin Church | Reception: | La Castellana | Photo: Jorem Catilo | HMU: Mayone Bakunawa-Balbarin
Can somebody please stop me from jumping into the pool? Or better yet, somebody push me please!
February is the unofficial start of the new year in the wedding industry…or at least for me. The madness and hallucinations caused by sleep deprivation slowly disappears along with the cold holiday breeze (in some places) signalling the start of a very eventful, at least for me, summer. Kicking this new season was spending the first Sunday of the month watching UFC Edgar-Aldo slugfest followed by a three movie marathon followed by the TV series Modern Family four-episode marathon. Man life is good. And although post production is as crazy as ever, that it’s how my regular life rolls anyway.But before i hit play on my HD player for another set of butt-sweating tele-movie marathon I thought of sharing this wonderful wedding that we did back in oh so long ago December in Batangas. Enjoy! =)
Jaypee delos Santos & Cyree Silva – Same Day Edit | Destination Wedding: Parish of San Sebastian, Batangas | Reception: Indigo Suites and Pavillon, Batangas | Photo: Eugene Martinez | Coordinator: Supernatural Management Inc.
“You guys are very important.” declared the groom’s father as my wife Gen shyly smiled in approval. “You know why? Because without you, how can we remember this beautiful day?” Although the weather at Phang Nham province was a little bit unpredictable, in the end a beautiful day it was indeed. My wife Gen and Romel were assigned to document this fabulous wedding celebration of Andrew and Jess and judging by the footage that my team was working with during post production and not taking anything away from the wonderful wedding set-up and coordination of Jeanette Skelton, they did an exceptional job.
Andrew Huang & Jessica Lin – Wedding Highlights | International Wedding: Sava Santi, Phang Ngah Thailand | Coordination: Luxury Events Phuket