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CARLO CECILIO | IMAGINE NATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi and welcome to my blog! I’m Carlo and we are destination wedding photographers. I love infusing fashion and glamour into the pictures I take. Take a look around and if you like what you see, please contact me or better yet let’s meet up!

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Tagaytay Wedding: Andrei and Aieza

July 9th, 2013

Photo by Carlo and Hyds Cecilio Gown: Rosalyn Lagdameo Coordinator: Camille Vivas – The Best-Case Scenario Florist: Manuel Sony Francisco Church: Don Bosco Batulao Chapel Reception: Splendido Band: MYMP For the complete set visit here

 

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Photo by Carlo and Hyds Cecilio
Gown: Rosalyn Lagdameo
Coordinator: Camille Vivas – The Best-Case Scenario
Florist: Manuel Sony Francisco
Church: Don Bosco Batulao Chapel
Reception: Splendido
Band: MYMP

For the complete set visit here

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The last part of our Gatsby Tribute – Jason Magbanua

June 25th, 2013

I’ve always loved dressing up and I believe I got it from my Dad and Mom who really put importance in getting dressed with style. Recently we’ve been seeing so many bridal fashion shoots so I thought, how come the girls have all the fun? So when I was planning with Kai of Rebellious Brides [...]

 

I’ve always loved dressing up and I believe I got it from my Dad and Mom who really put importance in getting dressed with style. Recently we’ve been seeing so many bridal fashion shoots so I thought, how come the girls have all the fun? So when I was planning with Kai of Rebellious Brides and Madge Lejano for our Gatsby Inspired shoot, I pushed for a Male model shoot so we can give inspiration for the guys. Madge told why not Jason Magbanua?  For me Jason is a master of style when it comes to dressing up and he was a perfect fit for our shoot.  With his busy sched. we had to make a lot of re scheds but finally we pinned him down for this shoot. Here’s a peak, wait fot the full feature this week, it’s gona be edgy and creative!

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Punk Rock Bridal

June 7th, 2013

Only for the bold and brave. More to come….


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Only for the bold and brave. More to come….

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We’re having a baby!

May 30th, 2013

We are blessed and patiently waiting for our baby. Hyds is due around late July or early August. Thank you Lord for this wonderful gift.  


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We are blessed and patiently waiting for our baby. Hyds is due around late July or early August. Thank you Lord for this wonderful gift.

 

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The Great Gatsby Tribute Teaser

May 30th, 2013

Hello there! Things have been a roller-coaster this past few months. I’ve been doing a lot of shoots both wedding and personal projects.  The 20s look for weddings is coming back with a big bang especially with The Great Gatsby movie that has just come out. Here’s a collaboration we did with the Rebellious Brides [...]


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Hello there! Things have been a roller-coaster this past few months. I’ve been doing a lot of shoots both wedding and personal projects.  The 20s look for weddings is coming back with a big bang especially with The Great Gatsby movie that has just come out. Here’s a collaboration we did with the Rebellious Brides along with the wedding industry’s finest. More to come soon.

great gatsby inspired wedding gowns

 

 

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From Beginning to End : Mark and Irene’s Wedding + Engagement Session

March 14th, 2013

Hello there! It’s quiet here on my site. So many have happened lately and the dust is just settling in so to speak. Here’s a quick run down of what just happened – Super peak season just finished  which is usually December 2012 to Jan 2013 –  Hyds and I are expecting a baby and [...]

 

Hello there! It’s quiet here on my site. So many have happened lately and the dust is just settling in so to speak. Here’s a quick run down of what just happened

- Super peak season just finished  which is usually December 2012 to Jan 2013

-  Hyds and I are expecting a baby and she is into her 5th month of pregnancy now. So Feb. was a month of adjustments for us since Hyds had the usual hardships of a first trimester preganancy.

So here I am getting back into the blogging game once more. There’s a few changes that you will see on this site wherein I will be focusing more of my non-wedding photography such as food photography and fashion/editorial work. Also, I will be trying my hand at giving more photography tutorials soon.

I am still and will always be a wedding photographer. I just want to expand and share the other things I am doing. I will still be posting previews of my wedding shoots here but for more images head on over to our Imagine Nation Photography website. Click on here Carlo Cecilio of Imagine Nation Photography.

Well, to kick things off again. Let me just share with you a recent wedding I shot with Hyds last weekend. As wedding photographers we always want to show our work from beginning to end, that we’re not just a one trick pony. For the couples out there, that’s the best way to see how a photographer manages the whole day and you can see their skill sets in action.

Here’s some of our faves from the day.  But for the complete set head on over to their complete album.

 

 

 

 

Also, here’s their same day edit photo slidshow. Trying out my hand in incorporating videos with still shots. Take a look :)

Santuario de San Jose and Unilab Bayanihan Center Wedding: Mark and Irene from Carlo Cecilio on Vimeo.

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Walk on the Edgy Side

February 20th, 2013

Sharing some of my favorite images. Be bold, Be different, Be Edgy…  


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Sharing some of my favorite images. Be bold, Be different, Be Edgy…

 

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Websites to Help Plan and Inspire Your Wedding

November 5th, 2012

Getting engaged and planning for your wedding is an exciting but also confusing time. That’s how we felt when Heidi and I we’re planning for our wedding. The exciting part is already a given, but it can also be confusing time especially how to begin planning and booking wedding suppliers. Luckily we are in the [...]

 

Getting engaged and planning for your wedding is an exciting but also confusing time. That’s how we felt when Heidi and I we’re planning for our wedding. The exciting part is already a given, but it can also be confusing time especially how to begin planning and booking wedding suppliers. Luckily we are in the information age and the internet has made things easier for soon to wed couples in searching. But the question is where do you look with so many websites?  As a wedding photographer, I always get asked by my friends or couples I’ll be shooting to give feedback or recommendations on how they can go about with their planning.

So I thought about giving a rundown of helpful websites that Heidi and I used to find inspiration and direction for our wedding. I believe that Filipino wedding suppliers are one of the best in the world and they are so capable at matching other foreign counterparts. Here they are in random order:

Weddings@Work(W@W) – Run by the dynamic couple, John and Benz Rana. It’s one of or if not  the largest and pioneer online wedding resource guide in Philippines. Aside from the site itself.  It has a strong forum network where brides can interact and compare notes for their wedding. Also, the W@W chat is a cool podcast where couples can know more about wedding suppliers that John and Benz interview.

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Bridal Book – Is a creation by Summit Media, one of the biggest magazine publishers in the Philippines. It’s relatively a newcomer in the wedding industry but they have grown quickly. They provide good content and features to help give couples ideas and inspiration for their wedding.

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Rebellious Brides – If you’re the type of couple who wants your personality to standout, to go against the tide and be different. This is the site for you. “Being a Rebellious Bride, is about creating your own rules and your own traditions for YOUR OWN WEDDING because you feel it in your heart that this is what YOU and YOUR GROOM want and not what society, your parents, or the wedding magazines have carved out for you.” from the words of Kai and Mica who are the creators of this site.

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Bride and Breakfast – Site founder Janna Simpao describes her blog site ” Bride and Breakfast is a wedding resource committed to style, taste and beauty. We feature only the most stylish, gorgeous and magazine-worthy weddings in the Metro, tapping the crème-de-la-crème of wedding suppliers (both seasoned and upcoming), and showcasing inspiring ideas that can help make your wedding fashionably chic and character-filled.”

I kinda noticed that most sites are catered to brides in particular. What about the groom? When I got married, I also was very particular with the suit I wanted to wear and I scoured the internet for inspiration. Don’t worry boys, here are some groom-centric sites to help you voice out your opinion and for you ladies send this to your man so he can be more involved in your wedding :)

Well-Groomed –  ”The Guide to Tying the (Windsor) Knot” pretty much says it all. Well-Groomed is where men’s style meets matrimony. Whether you’re looking for examples of  real guys mixing patterns, non-cheesy groomsmen gifts, or easy, guy-centric DIYs, you’ll find them here.” – Darren Strong the site founder. I give lots of credit to Darren for being the grooms voice in a seemingly bride-centered wedding world.

Darren Strong of wellgroomed.com

Although they are not primarily wedding sites. They offer a multitude of out-of-the box inspirations.

Pinterest – In case you’ve heard about this site but you’ve been putting it off to join. Wake up! If you’re getting married there are so many hidden treasures for inspiration. Pinterest is basically a visual collection of anything you want to get inspiration like fashion home decor and weddings. Pictures are divided into “Pinboards” to make searching categorized and easier. Here’s my pinterest boards if you want to get inspirations.

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Style Girlfriend – This is a site run by a girl who loves men’s clothing. We guys should always listen to the girls, after all we dress for them right? I recently discovered this site from a feature done by GQ magazine. Megan Collins, the brainchild of this site, dishes out style ideas for guys from a female perspective. Again, I’d like to encourage the grooms to be more proactive :)

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If you have sites that you’ve found interesting and helpful for weddings please share them on the comments section. Have a great week ahead! Hope this helps your wedding plans!

By the way! Here’s a sneak peak from my San Francisco Wedding that I’ll be sharing soon…