Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Passport Photos August 22, 2007

Filed under: Personal,Reminiscing — aueysantos @ 7:17 am

I was sorting through my archives and found this early attempt of shooting my son’s passport photos when he was three years old. It was a real challenge but I finally got a decent photo for his passport. Top left: no smile, eyes open and looking at camera, both ears straight on. Whew!!

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Lori & Nathan: One Ring to Bind Us August 7, 2007

Filed under: Reminiscing,Weddings — aueysantos @ 4:42 pm

FADE IN MUSIC: “Reminiscing” by the Little River Band.

I am currently going through my archives of photos because I’m in the process of revamping my website and need new/old material. It’s often humbling (and sometimes, comical!) to see my work from 6 years back and see how much my style has changed and developed. I came across this 2004 wedding and had to repost it here. It’s not often you get a chance to shoot a wedding as unique as this one. A Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding.

It was held on May 1, 2004 at the University of the Philippines Lagoon. The on-line wedding album has been often linked to Lord of the Rings fansites. Photos from this wedding have been published twice: in a Manila Bulletin About Weddings premiere edition and in a Canadian wedding zine. You could say it was my wedding of the year.

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And while I examine the photos and see all the technical flaws and noise from Suzi (my now retired Fuji S1), I also see the labor of love and sheer joy shared during creative unique wedding on that hot May evening. I am happy to hear the couple are still together and still share in their love of Tolkien.

Lorie & Nathan: The Wedding

One Ring to Show Our Love
One Ring to Bind Us
One Ring to Seal our Love
And Forever to Entwine Us.

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Mead offering and Cake Plate

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Saruman (Usher) guarding the gates.

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The Ringbearers – Frodo and Sam

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All the groomsmen…

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Pretty Maidens in a Row

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Getting married Middle-earth style: under a blanket of trees.

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A moment.

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Officiated by Gandalf. Yes, he is a real priest.

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