It is simply brave of Noel to own up to a title that says QUIRKY wedding photographer. He has defined his market and he has defied the norm. He knows how to have fun because he has pure,awesome TOPAK!
Seeing his body of work, I find so much happy faces and out-of-the-box ideas. It's as if he has some magic charm that makes couple pose like wacky children, making faces and all.
|The FlyPaper Pose|
He even has a category called Unconventional Weddings. And my rebellious heart skipped a beat when I saw it. God bless this man!
|The Lollipop Fight|
Click below to see some more of my favorites from the bunch and to get to know more about Noel's addiction (the color orange!):
Yes, he is a addict. Noel is fanatical about the color orange that he even has an album dedicated to it in his blog. Me thinks it very much suits his very happy-go-lucky/cheery shots.
Here are more shots I like:
|They made placards just because. No connection to the wedding at all. TOPAK lang!|
|This couple wed in their tsinelas!|
|"Parang nasa bahay lang pose" in Fully Booked.|
|Lovely ladies in infinity dresses (which I love) and one wacky, beautiful bride.|
|This groom makes me LOL!|
There's just so much rebellious details and inspirations you can get from Noel's site.
|One of my fave bridal gowns. So simple yet so rebellious!|
|Awesome wedding billboard! Peewee & Camille's wedding deserves a separate blog :) Watch out for that!|
Noel: The Rebellious Bride is someone who doesn't conform to what most people think a wedding should be. She doesn't let herself be dictated to by anybody; everything about the wedding is going to be all about her and her groom, the real them, with their true personalities and stories coming out in all the details of the wedding, from the guests to the gown to the set-up to even the rings. Above all the rebellious bride remembers that what matters most is not the wedding or the details but after: in her relationship with her husband and with God.
Oh, and the rebellious bride is someone who knows how to have fun too. Whatever happens, she just goes with the flow, and stays awesome always. :D
Noel: I think the most rebellious wedding I've ever covered was a wedding with only 24 guests, so with the suppliers, we were around 30 all in all. It was a no-fuss wedding, a very intimate one, with no pretensions. And while the couple was hands-on with their details, ultimately, all that really mattered was that they get married. That's what really made it great. :)
|Intimate weddings in the Philippines are rebellious in itself! That's the final headcount of this wedding.|
These photos are a breathe of fresh air! Thank you for bringing in the quirkiness, Noel! And thank you to the all the rebellious couples here. More and more, weddings in our country are becoming more beautiful and more meaningful :)
Do you have anything TOPAK to share? Bring it on!
<3 <3 <3 Mica
p.s. Thanks to Macy Diaz-Burgos for sharing pics from a wedding covered by Noel Salazar :)
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