These days, pre-nuptial photoshoots are all about big budget productions and destination shoot locations. For Ken Benitez and Rachel Ann Cruz, however, all they needed was an hour and a bare studio. "Initially they wanted the usual outdoor shoots, the typical sunset with the gown, styling and all. But that really isn't them as a couple, so we brainstormed on how their prenup photos can be honest," photographer Cay Benitez tells Preview.
Clad in matching T-shirt and jeans, the couple decided to forego the usual aesthetic outdoor scenery for one that would actually tell a story about their relationship—one that essentially paints out who they are, the things they do best, and what they love the most. The result? A pre-nup shoot that looks like it came straight out of a comic book.
According to Cay, all it took was a well-thought-out moodboard, a ready-made shot-list, and Ken and Rachel's imaginations to get the ball rolling. Cay tells Preview, "The ramen, airport, games, baking, etc.—we had a shot list already. That's why during the shoot everything was smooth and just took us one hour to finish everything. Then came the challenging part: the illustrations!"
She adds, "Since we already had a moodboard, the poses were already in line with what the illustrations would be. During the shoot, the couple had to imagine that a big milk tea was pouring over their heads and all. It took Ken (yes the groom-to-be did the drawings) almost three weeks to finish everything."
Check out the cool photos, below!
While showing off their penchant for music, ramen, films, and fast food, Ken and Rachel has made one thing clear: It shouldn't take a lot of money to achieve the artistic prenup shoot of your dreams.
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