• Stylish Outfit For Your Bridal Portraits. Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    7 Stylish Fashion Ideas For Your Bridal Portraits

    Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style, from your choice of wedding dress right down to the décor. If veering off the beaten path for your wedding gown is too big of a leap, why not do something different with your bridal portraits instead? Perhaps this is the time to live your fashion editorial fantasies by infusing your photoshoot with some serious high fashion. Check out these brides who jumped at the chance: #01 Lace Top With A Dramatic Skirt Story: The Most Amazing Places On Earth: Bucket List Post-Wedding Portraits by Metrophoto Story: Timeless And Romantic Seaside Bridal Portraits In Capri, Italy by Bottega53 Lace is…

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    Engagement Portraits Amid the Stunning Hues of Rainbow Mountain, Peru

    Eleven days, 7 hotels, countless flights, and enduring altitudes of up to 5,200m – that’s what it took for this couple and their photography crew to create this most incredible engagement album. Here, we rely on the captivating prowess of Metrophoto to fully appreciate a couple’s bold declaration of love as they stood in some of the most spectacular locations in the world, such as Peru’s Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Well done, Metrophoto, and thank you for sharing this brilliant album! Believe it or not, this is only the first part of this couple’s engagement portrait series. Don’t forget to check out Part 2 of their adventure, which took…

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    The Wedding Notebook Magazine July 2018 – Issue 23

    From a fairytale wedding in an 18th century French château to a Tuscan vineyard and even a cave in Bali, this issue is all about exploring destination weddings. One of the best things about destination weddings is that often, the picturesque landscapes and stunning spaces are enough on their own. This takes away the chore of decorating so that couples can focus on what really matters – their guests, and one another. Speaking of picturesque landscapes, one very courageous couple and their photographer took destination bridal portraits to a whole new level – literally! Opting for the road less travelled, they headed up to the dizzying heights of Peru’s Rainbow…

  • Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    Engagement Shoot at the World’s Largest Salt Flat in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

    There are two crucial life lessons to glean from this arresting engagement album: perseverance and making time count. Just as these values will apply to their union as man and wife, this couple experience it first-hand in a challenging but rewarding 2-part engagement portrait series shot amidst extraordinary landscapes in Peru and Bolivia.   They engaged Manila-based Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto, whose vast experience with destination photography would be imperative to the success of the task. Together, they planned for a 3-day shoot in spectacular locations like Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat (a lake gone dry), and Laguna Hedionda, a saline lake in the Andean Altiplano that…

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    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Glamorous High Fashion Bridal Portraits in Shanghai

    Shanghai never disappoints, with its rich history and twinkling lights in stark contrast with the skyscrapers and modern infrastructure. Yet the allure of old China remains when you explore its sidewalks and pavements, and these photos are proof. We love the bride’s jaw-dropping outfits and dramatic makeup, the hustle and bustle of the streets, and especially that rooftop shot overlooking the Shanghai skyline! Many thanks to Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto for these shots, which, by the way, were only the first stop for the couple in a series of locations across China. Don’t miss part 2 of their bridal portraits, which were taken in Lijiang and Shangri-La.

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    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China

    If heaven were a place on earth, Shangri-La would come close. Part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, it’s an untouched landscape, a slice of tucked-away magic with its quiet people, majestic monasteries and curious wildlife. Worthy of a fashion editorial, the styling of these bridal portraits, with those impeccable outfits against the scenic backdrops creating the perfect contrast of colours, patterns and textures, simply took our breath away! What an outstanding job by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto. These shots are actually the second part in a series of bridal portraits taken across China, so don’t forget to check out part 1, which was taken in Shanghai.

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    The Wedding Notebook Magazine January 2018 – Issue 21

    From bringing the great outdoors indoors to folding a thousand origami cranes, all of this issue’s bridal couples agree on one thing: the best part about their wedding experience is the opportunity to share the journey together. We encourage you to savour these stunning photos and read the stories behind them. Most of all, we hope you catch the spirit of these beautiful smiles and joyful celebrations. On a more stylish note, be inspired by a couple’s high fashion bridal portraits that are worthy of a magazine editorial. While most photographers will attest to the fact that it’s not always easy to photograph subjects who are not models, this particular…

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    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Swimming With Whale Sharks In The Philippines

    These shots blew us away! For their bridal portraits, these newlyweds took it one step further with Mother Nature by including her magnificent creatures. Swimming with whale sharks in Oslob, sun-kissed and in love, and with the azure waters in the background – imagine that. Plus there was a touch of old school glam in the form of an old church that was dramatic and mysterious at the same time. Many thanks to Oly of Metrophoto for these amazing photos!

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    The Wedding Notebook Magazine July 2017 – Issue 19

    From sun kissed Tuscan hills to old European elegance in Maui to a forest wedding in Malaysia, this issue is all about exploring destination weddings from around the world. There are also lots of styled shoots for inspiration, regardless of whether you prefer a luxury resort wedding or a relaxing beach party. And of course, no (destination) wedding is complete without the perfect wedding dress. Enjoy! {If you have problem viewing, please click here}

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    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    The Most Amazing Places On Earth: Bucket List Post-Wedding Portraits

    While we’ve seen plenty of travel bucket lists, we’ve never met anyone who’s attempted not one but two exotic destinations in a single trip for post-wedding portraits! Like a page straight out of a storybook, these photos have captured the fairytale beauty of the cobblestone streets, narrow alleys with gaslights, and beautiful exposed brick architecture of Dubrovnik in Iceland and Kotor in Montenegro. With the azure sea and bright blue sky as the perfect backdrop, the arched corridors, medieval design and hauntingly beautiful buildings are breathtaking. Besides the scenic views and talented team of Metrophoto, it helps that the couple also have some of the most stylish and gorgeous outfits…

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    The Wedding Notebook Magazine April 2017 – Issue 18

    We can’t get enough of greenery inspired wedding themes! They’re simple, attainable, eco friendly, and potentially a lot more affordable too. In this issue, we bring you stories of how different bridal couples achieved the look with different styles, which only shows how versatile greenery inspired wedding themes can be. We also have all the latest on the Spring 2018 bridal collections that recently launched at Bridal Fashion Week in New York, and you won’t want to miss our story on the post-wedding portraits that ticked two items off our bucket list. Enjoy! {If you have problem viewing, please click here}