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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!

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When Doy first laid his eyes on Kristal he knew he was looking at the woman he was going to marry. As cliche as it may sound, He was struck by love at first sight, describing that Kristal was glowing in white when he first saw her. The plain hi-hellos soon grew into a wonderful friendship. But Kristal had other priorities that left his feelings unrequited. Eventually Doy stopped pursuing Kristal, this is when she realized how happy he made her, and how God gave her the blessing that was in Doy. Their friendship eventually blossomed into a happy and meaningful relationship centered in God. And the rest as the couple said, was history.

The two was so excited on their wedding day that they couldn’t bare to spend the whole morning without each other, that they even met while Doy was blindfolded, a few minutes before their wedding. Get to see a wedding full of tears, laughter, love and “kilig”-inducing moments as captured through our lenses.

Photography by Chestknots Studios

Video by Alt – X Studios

HMUA by Ana Isip

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Sometimes, you just meet a couple who are so perfect for each other the moment you meet them. Such was the case when we met Miko and Angeli for the first time. A good looking couple not only physically, but also very in love with each other.

Their preparations were held at the Peninsula Manila, where Miko had a fun time preparing! Angeli meanwhile, seemed to love being in front of the camera, as we had tons of beautiful portraits of her. It was one of the more relaxed wedding preparations we’ve had. The ceremony was at the Santuario de San Jose Parish, where everyone kept their eyes on the stars of that day. Everything was smooth, perfect, and all the smiles and emotions made it a really happy ceremony!

Their after-dark portrait session at The Blue Leaf showed that they were game to have memorable photos well into the night. Cute details also abounded at their reception, which made for some very pretty photos! All in all, we really enjoyed shooting this wedding.

Congratulations once again, Miko and Angeli! :)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Chestknots Studios

VIDEOGRAPHY: David Garmsen

COORDINATOR: Chinkie Uy-Agregado

WEDDING GOWN: Albert Andrada

MAKEUP: Joyce de Dios Ignacio

CATERING: Hizon’s Catering

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Normally, when we put up a new blog, we ask our couples some questions about their relationship to get us started writing. When I asked Bibo & Bei about their love story, I felt like Bei was able to perfectly capture their fun & funny relationship in her reply that I decided to include her anecdote in the blog. Albeit Bibo protested a different version here is Bibo & Lea’s love story:

“So what’s our love story?

Bibo and I met at work. On my first day, I had lunch together with some of the guys from my team. A friend of theirs, who never ate at the canteen, (and also didn’t by lunch there that day) joined us and introduced himself by saying “Hi! I’m Bibo! B-I-B-O!” What a nerd. *rolls eyes* So did I know he liked me from the first day he saw me? Pretty much. He’ll never admit it to it, but it was pretty obvious, right? After that he’d stay a bit in our area to chat, sometimes get a Mentos from my pedestal.. so we got to know each other a bit better and became friends. And then we became coffee buddies. Pa-impress pa siya nun eh so even if he was really kuripot (stingy), he didn’t say no to Starbucks everyday.

Eventually it turned to chat messages with him asking “OT ka ba? (Are you OT?)”, which is his way of asking if I wanted to have dinner with him. After that first dinner, it just clicked. It was 3 months of dating filled with conversations of “what would you do if <insert absurd event here>, to teasing each other with “Love mo na ko no (You’re already in love with me, aren’t you)?!”, and him pretending to trip just so he can put his arm around my shoulders. Lame, I know. What can I say, I guess I had a soft spot for geeks.

The day after our department Christmas party in Tagaytay, he brought me home. On our way there, he asked “So ano na (So what now)?” It was obvious we liked each other. I just said I’d think about it first. (Pakipot pa eh, no?! Haha!) To which he replied, “Advise mo na lang ako pag tayo na (Just advice me when we become official).” When we got home, before I got out of the car I said “Mark your calendar”. And that was the start of the 5-year long boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in which we had fights I could count with only one hand.

Bibo, to me, was home. He was my comfort zone. Even on days where I was feeling frustrated or extremely shy and I just wanted to keep inside my shell and shut the world out, he would coax me out and I’d know I could because he was there beside me and I was safe. I, on the other hand, was the one who pulled him out of his comfort zone by persuading him to try out new places or food. I was the excitement in his, otherwise, routinary life. On our 4th anniversary, he planned a trip to Mactan, and on the banks of the beach, got down on one knee and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I have to admit, I didn’t hear a word he said because when he was about to kneel, I was bawling my eyes out and was just nodding my head non-stop. I had a hint he was going to propose, but what I didn’t expect, was the sudden surge of happiness one could feel when that happened. Everything was surreal after that. From planning the wedding… to the wedding itself.

On our 5th anniversary, we celebrated by saying “I do” and now, we are living our happy-ever-after. On the wedding day, as you know, I was just floating on clouds. There was nothing that could keep the smile off my face. And for that very beautiful and fun wedding, we would like to thank…

Photographer: Chestknots
Videographer: Threelogy
Bridal gown: Veejay Floresca
Groom’s suit: Pepsi Herrera 
Hair & make-up: Jasmine Mendiola
Caterer: K by Cunanan
Mobile Bar: Juice Box
Cake: Cake Concepts
Florist: Zenas Pineda
Bridal Entourage Gowns: Berry Tenchavez
Groom’s Entourage Suits: Willy
Coordinators: Bridesmaids & Co.
Photobooth: Flipbooks
Bridal Car: Don Robert’s Bridal Cars
Lights & Sounds: Nino Belza 
Church Music: String Minstrels 
Church: San Antonio de Padua, Silang, Cavite 
Reception & Prep Venue: The Hills at Silang 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The whole idea of courtship like giving the girl flowers, chocolate cakes, love letters, and waiting for the girl in the rain during fights is such a cliche and is rarely done these days. But for Berg that was the perfect way of showing his affections, good thing for him, those were Minnie’s weakness.

And after almost 4 years of their sweet and pleasingly sour love-hate relationship here they are, just a few nights from finally tying the knot! Congratulations in advance Berg and Minnie!

Photography by Chestknots Studios

Styling by Lifestyle By Feliz

Hair & Make up by Gery Penaso


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Photo – Chestknots Studio

Video – Mayad Studios

Wedding Gown – Cary Santiago

Entourage – Denise Aquino of Tokyo Posh

Suit - Cornell’s Tailoring

Wedding Rings – Panopio

Engagement Ring – Chopard

Hair and Make Up – Real Make Up Artistry

Bouttonieres – {etc} Handmade Goodness

Wedding Cake – Lia’s Cakes In Season

Invites – She Dreams In Ink

 

 

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Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

Styling by Lifestyle by Feliz

 

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Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts. ~Dodinsky

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Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.

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If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

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 The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

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Let’s turn up the summer heat with this sizzling red engagement session over at Singapore! Traveling with this awesome gown by Marax Chua was certainly worth it!  Kudos to our styling team Lifestyle by Feliz and HMU Gery Penaso for this making this one of a kind session pop out!

 

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Our love for searching for new locations sometimes leads us to hidden gems around the metro! Imagine our excitement when we were able to shoot at this train hangar!

Styling by Lifestyle by Feliz