About

About

About

Picture Perfect


We spend our days capturing inspiration, knowing more about the personalities and stories of the couples we work with, and approaching our craft with devotion and creativity.

Chestknots Studios is composed of creative and passionate photographers. We all share a love for creating unique photographs, and for making people feel great on their special day.

Our style is relaxed, with our photos exuding happiness, fun and a natural vibe.

We simply love what we do, and it shines through the people who stand in front our camera. This is how Chestknots Studios brings love a knotch Higher!

about image
Works

Works

Works

Our Recent Works

Social

Social

Contact

Contact

Contact

Hello there!

We’ll be happy to be part of one of the most important events in your life. Email and share with us details of your special day so we can prepare the perfect package for you.


Request for a Package

(02) 942 2226
(0922)825 8597
Cameras
Edward and Anna

We met Edward and Anna last year, and we could already tell that they were a very fun and happy couple. Thus, when we shot their prenup, we enjoyed it immensely!

Stilts, in Batangas was the perfect place for their prenup. A laid back venue, perfect for a laid back engagement shoot; sand, sea, and grassland all in one place.

It was the middle of summer, and it was raining. Of course, we were a bit concerned since the sun always makes for happier photos. Yet, Edward and Anna would not let a drizzle get in the way of our shoot. Eventually, the sun showed up and dazzled us with its golden light! In the end, it turned out amazingly well!

Congratulations once again, Edward and Anna!

Location at Stilts Calatagan

Styling by Tipping Point Collective

Make up by Ian Lipa Hair & Makeup Artistry

 

Mark and Maoui

With the unexpected downpours in Manila lately, we thought we’d post this awesome engagement shoot of Mark and Maoui! Theirs is a testament that no matter the circumstances, we will always find a way to make their dream engagement come true; that sometimes, Plan B is better than Plan A!

The original plan for the shoot was supposed to be in Anawangin Cove, but with the sudden arrival of Typhoon Pablo, we couldn’t even leave the port. Determined to go on with the shoot, we found a little farm with some pine trees in it, which was perfect for our Anawangin set!

We needed to find another location for the second set, but with the typhoon bearing down on us, we had a limited set of options. Thank God that Jay Jay had a friend at Subic’s airport, who gave us access to shoot at their hangar! Well, let’s just say that we were so happy with the shots. It definitely wouldn’t have been this epic if our shoot had solely been in Anawangin! :)

 

Photography: Chestknots Studios 

Styling: Lifestyle by Feliz

On to the first set!

Here’s the epic second set at the Subic Airport hangar!

Finally, the rain poured during our last set! It provided a pretty epic backdrop for our photos! :)

32-2

It all started with a phone call. A random inquiry asking if we were available to shoot an intimate surprise proposal of a high profile client that was just days away. Curiously we wondered who it was but they only revealed it only a few days before we flew out. We were stoked! Senator Chiz Escudero was finally proposing to Heart Evangelista in the senator’s home town of Sorsogon. And we couldn’t tell a soul about it!

The plan had a couple of changes until the last minute and it was fun to see the excitement build up from the close friends and family. It was simple, Nyoy Volante started playing songs back in the garden of Sen. Chiz’s house and this lead Heart to come out with her friends. Sen. Chiz’s friends on the other hand were waiting inside the Gazebo to meet her. Heart still was still shocked and didn’t know what was going on. And then her close friends from Manila ( Carlo and Kat, Lovi Poe and Alessaandra de Rossi) who flew in earlier that day, started to come down the pathway one at a time. Lots of tears started to flow from everyone and when Nyoy started playing the song How Long Will I Love You Sen. Chiz started walking down the path, got on one knee and the rest was history!

So here are the photos from that successful surprise! Our take home from this was the wonderful hospitality we experienced, a glimpse of the life outside what is seen in media and the senator’s awesome cooking! (see 2nd to the last photo) We wish Sen. Chiz and Heart all the best for their upcoming wedding and we’re just happy to have been part of the start of their wonderful journey together.

 

“A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.”-Darlene Schacht

 

01-1 01-2

05 06 07 088-2 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30

chiz+heart1

31 32-1 32-2

chiz+heart3 chiz+heart2

33 34 36 37

32-3

 

 

 

JB81

People get married in Tagaytay for different reasons. Some do it to escape the stress of dealing with a Manila wedding. Others do it for the cool weather and nice views. For JB and Cecile, it was because it was special to them, in their own crazy and romantic way.

A lover of rock music, JB is expressive and emotional, but can burst out a laugh in an instant. Cecile is an adventurer and traveler, and loves to appreciate the little things. Despite the differences, we could tell that they were perfect for each other.

Congratulations once again to JB and Cecile! :)

Preps Venue: Hacienda Isabella

Ceremony: Caleruega Church

Reception: Hacienda Isabella

Photographer: Chestknots Studios
Videographer: Daily Dose Productions
Coordinator: Christine Ong-Te
Make-up: Toto Bagamsbad
Florist: Flowers Overload

NS-70

‘Wedding’, a word that is formally defined as ” a ceremony at which two people are married to each other”; a word that generally connotes and elicits a positive thought and response in each and every one of us for its profound meaning. While, weddings essentially refer to the aforementioned, it is not just a ceremony for Nestee and Sol, but a celebration of love, a realization of a dream, and a beginning of another journey.

Nestee and Sol decided to settle with a relaxed, fresh, and polished wedding. In line with this, deciding on the theme of the wedding is clearly just the tip of an iceberg inherent to wedding preparations as couples are confronted with the challenge of tedious planning; having to engage in thousands of conversations as well as collaborations to pull off a wedding that is truly their own and speaks of who they are. Truth be told, with human strength alone, a perfect wedding is impossible. Nestee and Sol are grateful to have been blessed with a perfect weather for their most awaited day.

Nestee and Sol’s wedding, was a realization of every couple’s dream. For, despite some hiccups and glitches that day; it no longer mattered. Nestee and Sol know in their hearts that what ultimately matters is not to have a grand, perfectly orchestrated wedding ceremony or reception, but to be able to make their vows and commitment to each other in front of God.

“Happiness is being married to your best friend” – from the bride herself, Sol.

Congratulations Nestee and Sol.

 

Preparations: Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay

Ceremony: Chapel on the Hill

Reception: Splendido Gold and Country Club

 

Photographer: Chestknots Studio

Videographer: Wang Videography

Gown Designer: Kristel Yulo

Make-up artist: Jasmine Mendiola

Event Stylist and Entourage Flowers: Saso Event Styling

Cake : Joy San Gabriel

Invitation: Novia Zapata
NS-1 NS-2 NS-3 NS-4 NS-5 NS-6 NS-7 NS-8 NS-9 NS-10 NS-11 NS-12 NS-13 NS-14 NS-15 NS-16 NS-17 NS-18 NS-19 NS-20 NS-21 NS-22 NS-23 NS-24 NS-25 NS-26 NS-27 NS-28 NS-29 NS-30 NS-31 NS-32 NS-33 NS-34 NS-35 NS-36 NS-37 NS-38 NS-39 NS-40 NS-41 NS-42 NS-43 NS-44 NS-45 NS-46-2 NS-46 NS-47-2 NS-48-1 NS-48-2 NS-49 NS-50 NS-51 NS-52 NS-53 NS-54 NS-55 NS-60 NS-56 NS-57 NS-58 NS-59
NS-61
NS-63

Z NS-64 blog-2 NS-65 NS-66 NS-67 NS-68 NS-69 blog-1 NS-70

61

 

Countless trips and adventurous here and abroad finally brought these two together for their biggest adventure yet! Their memorable engagement session in Singapore still remains fresh in our minds! Mark and Tricia gave us creative freedom from their prenup to their wedding and we just loved it! There are too many beautiful details to share from their wedding and their love for each other just pops out from the photos! Just an effortless day at work for us!

Preparations: Meteora

Church: Chapel on the Hill

Reception: Balai Taal

Photographer: Chestknots Studio

Videographer: Bob Nicolas

Make up: Mickey See

Gown: Jazel Sy

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

72 73 74 75 76 77 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 481 482 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

66 67 68 78 69 70
79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 71

Print

We’re pleased to present SCOUTS: A Chestknots Studio One Day Photography Bootcamp! If you are a freelance photographer looking to improve his craft, or a wedding team leader looking to bring your team closer to each other, then this is perfect for you!

Learn various types of Professional Photography Skills

 

August 28 | August 30

Early Bird: P 4,800

Regular Fee: P6,000

 

Promo:

Group of 5, less 5%

Group of 10, less 10%

TOPICS

 

UNITY: Working effectively as a team can turn a wedding from good to great.

Shooting individually and as a team
Achieving consistent quality among team members
Roles for photography teams
Team communication
Workflow and shot list for weddings

Working under time pressure & trouble shooting
Lesson forum and application

 

IDENTITY: Photography skills are important, but being confident and well rounded makes a wedding easier to shoot.

Building your brand and identifying your style
Technical camera techniques

Posing vs Directing

Forming personal relationships
Building up your communication skills and self-confidence
Situational photography skills
Lesson forum and application

 

ATTRACT: Effective marketing techniques are one of the keys to attracting clients.

Develop your brand and identity

Develop your target market

Utilize marketing techniques and upsell services

How to effectively communicate and Build relationships with clients

Lesson forum and application

74

It’s amazing how weddings can bring people from various parts of the world to celebrate one very special day for two people in love! Malvin and Peachy, with beloved family and friends who hail miles away from the Philippines, celebrated their special event, which was fortunately blessed with unnaturally good weather for this season.

The lively and sunny atmosphere was contagious; you can sense a mix of excitement and anticipation in the air. They couple surprised each other with thoughtful gifts, Peachy bought Malvin his sought after PS4 console, and Malvin bought Peachy beautiful pearl earrings. Sweet gestures like this show that giving surprises never gets old!

Rain threatened to pour throughout the day as they celebrated the ceremony in St. Therese Church, but the couple was fortunate enough to be favored with bright and warm sunlight. We also discovered this tall and lush green wall  in Hyatt Hotel, which was really perfect for our fun post nuptial shoot with the couple and their groomsmen and bridesmaids.

They were lucky enough to have been blessed with this perfect day, and we think we’ll all agree that they are definitely, definitely lucky enough to have found each other!

Congratulations Malvin and Peachy!
Preparation: Hyatt Hotel
Ceremony: St. Therese Child of Jesus
Reception: Hyatt Hotel

Photo: Chestknots Studio
Video: Cinemaworks Wedding Art Film
Make up Artist: Lindsay Co-Alog
Bride, Groom, Entourage Dress - Zandra Lim
Coordinator: Louise Pink Events Management
Event Stylist & Florist: Raflora Enterprises
Host: Jerome Go

 

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

67

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

75

27

28

29

30

31

32

 

 

68

 

33

73

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

71

07

42

69

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

70

53

54

72

55

56

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

64
66

65

74

76

77

80

81

83

82

85

86

87