First time to do a photoshoot with known artists: Kate Valdez, Arra San Agustin, Mika Dela Cruz and Constance Lau. Constance is a Singaporean actress and model, at first we were very scared to work with her because of her fierce aura. But the moment she walked in for our make-up session with Kath Guazon, she had a jolly, cheerful and very pleasant personality! Kate and Arra are best known from their Soap in GMA Network entitled "Encantadia". Mika is best known from her roles far back when she was in "Going Bulilit" and plenty other movies such as "T2", etc. Along with the artists, was the Apartment 8 Clothing Team, designers Ernest Lingad and Kc Aquino, make up artist Marben Talanay and hair stylist Angel Marinas, and the official photographers Francis Perez and Henry Vergara.
We had a 2-day photoshoot during their stay in Singapore
On our first day of the photoshoot, we strolled around ORCHARD ROAD. The main photo spot was at ION and walking around the area to portray some lifestyle shots. After Orchard Road we proceeded to HAJI LANE, everyone was excited to see the colorful graffitis, we maximized the location by using the walls, cafe's and restaurants there. Lastly we had our final shoot location which was at ARAB ST, the one right next to Haji Lane where the Mosque was. After a tiring day, the Hawker provided great food and what we like to call “refreshments”, just so that it sounds better than saying alcohol.
For the second day, Constance was not with us as she could only join us during the first day. Our itinerary for day 2 was to take shots at MARINA BAY as we wanted to highlight the tourist spots, mainly Marina Bay itself, Merlion and of course Marina Bay Sands. But the gem of all locations was the SHEARES LINK DOME. Just at the back of Marina Bay Sands, a diamond-like dome that blended well for the photos nicely. After lunch we went to the Merlion Park to have a different view of Marina Bay. Then for our last location, we went to Boat Quay where we shot at the Cavenage bridge and Victoria Theatre
Working with people who are the best at what they do widens our perspectives of how different we all are and how dedicated we could be to things that we are passionate about. The experience taught us a lot and would definitely learn more for our upcoming shoots as well! Till our next blog! See you Taiwan!