Heeeere they are!!  After 14 long years of engagement, the firefighter (arjan) and the baker (diane) took  vows before the Almighty at St. Barttholomew Parish in Catbalogan City last June 4, 2011.  this has been one of my most exciting weddings i’ve ever photographed. i was involved in the very first day of conceptualizing and planning their pre-nuptial and wedding shoots.  t’was really stirring and fun working with these two incredible people who are ridiculously in love! they planned and designed an absolutely gorgeous wedding with a well thought out workplan… no major detail was overlooked… oh yeah, thanks to their events designer (Christina Guy) and wedding coordinator (Marvin Gomez) who implemented and operationalized the plan successfully! :)  without much ado, here are their photos!

love their motif!

Diane’s personal timeline  🙂

the waistline, is that 27.5?!  🙂

yeah, we’ll ride with you guys!

seemed that the front lens macro adapter worked even on 17-40mm lens 🙂

the symbol of where their love story started… yeah, no cellular phones yet during their high school days!

yeah, the wedding coordinator’s contact details 🙂

Diane’s cosmetics taken care of by Omboy -the make-up artist


wow to those eyes!


badge and ID

Mr. Muscleman caught in cam! 🙂

look sharp, live smart… a GQ Magazine pose 🙂

Hey Arjan, i think that’s a price tag under your shoes! 🙂


the lovely diane

here comes the bride!

fire brigade chief with his ever-supportive teammates -the Tacloban Chamber Volunteers

the happiness in the face of arjan 🙂

the processional…

yeah! we’re married!

their bridal car?!

in between the ceremony and reception, there was a lot of extra time… so, we had a great photo-ops 🙂

making the best in overcast day…

with their cool entourage 🙂

marriage is the coolest!

the fearless couple, for the sake of art 🙂

one of my favorites 🙂


a collaboration of artists!

the venue by the eventologist – christina guy, the superb balanced lighting by bryan vermug  …and the super elegant cake prepared by no other than the bride herself!

the bridal dance

with a kiss!

… and the super duper kiss of the night!

Congratulations Arjan, Diane!  thanks for the opportunity you guys provided me.

hair & makeup | Omboy (Tacloban)
florist | Dana’s Flower Shop & Souvenirs
ceremony | St. Bartholomew Parish
reception venue | Samar Provincial Gymnasium
sounds & lights | Bryan Vermug
cake | the bride – Diane Abandia c/o United Bakery (Catbalogan)
bride’s dress & groom’s suit | Edward Teng

wedding coordinator | Marvin Gomez (Tacloban)

videography | Joselo Co – Studio 8 (Calbayog City)


… and the GANG beside me during the whole shooting day, Studio One team simply rock!



7 Responses to arjan&diane

  1. derick says:

    oh wow — i am so blown away… hanep sa wow to the superlative max… the photography treatment of the event, the color during pp, the energy of the couple and the entourage, the wow preparations, etc… a perfect recipe of an amazing wedding… and put into a perfect visual package… hand salute to mr nelson petilla… hanep sa wow… galing…

    • thank you very much Doc for your kind words. in weddings, i always have this thinking- we are only as good as our clients allow us to be 🙂 for they are the ones who provide us opportunities… 🙂

  2. dr.trish says:

    Photography par excellence! Saludo!

  3. Edgar Red says:

    Tweeeet…Tweow…I have got to get married again. Shhh…aton la.

  4. christian says:

    nelson sir as always the BEST!!!love how you capture the details and the story of their wedding…

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