Save The Date: Couple Portrait Session | Manila Photographer

The pandemic has led to an increase in Save The Date photography sessions for portrait photographers in Metro Manila and beyond. With many people staying at home instead of going out, it has brought many souls together, leading to the birth of new families.

If you’re reading this article, congratulations are in order! I’m genuinely happy for you and everyone who’s in the process of building a family. Having been there myself, I know it can be overwhelming, but trust me, it’s all worth it. Nothing compares to having your own family surrounded by children.

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As an English-speaking photographer in Metro Manila, I enjoy shooting all pre-wedding events, be it a proposal, engagements, or Save The Date photography sessions, anywhere in and around the city.

Manila engagement ring photo from Save The Date session. Metro Manila-based professional portrait photographer Cristian Bucur
Beautiful inherited ring

What is the most common reason why couples want a Save The Date Session?

A Save The Date photography session is usually a pre-wedding step, and if you’re reading this, you’re likely engaged and have already set a wedding date. If you need other types of photos, check out my blog section, where I discuss most of the services I offer in detail.

The most common reason couples want Save The Date photos is to inform their family and friends about their beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime event. Most couples use the images to create Save The Date cards, which they mail to their guests to let them know about their life-changing event, using a personalized message and brand new portraits. It’s a brilliant way to introduce your other half to those who don’t know them yet!

Save The Date design card for guests by Cristian Bucur Photographer in Metro Manila
Save The Date design card for guests

Having lived in Asia for more than six years, I’ve found that it’s customary for most weddings to have an introductory video made from slideshows, which usually contain photos and short funny videos of the bride and groom. It’s a lovely way to introduce the couple to each other’s families.

Couple portrait photography session in Minato Mirai

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a couple named Maria and Juan for their Save The Date photoshoot. After exchanging text messages via my Facebook Page, we decided to meet in the bustling area of Makati, where they both live and work. Maria is a Filipina who grew up in Metro Manila and worked as a marketing manager. At the same time, Daisuke is Japanese and studied in Spain, now working as a software developer who moved to the Philippines for work.

Meeting Maria and Daisuke was a beautiful experience as a photographer, and it was clear that they genuinely love each other and are full of joy and patience.

Couple portrait photography session in Tokyo

Many people were out and about on the day of the photography session, enjoying the outdoors and taking advantage of the cooler temperatures. We started taking portraits of the couple in the High Street area, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to walk and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Before leaving the High Street, we took more portraits of the couple in the little Terra Park near Maridien residences, which has a special significance for them as it’s where they first met.

After taking photos in the park, we moved to the nearby Uptown part of Bonifacio Global City, where we took a few beautiful portraits for their future family.

Few words for the international travelers

Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), is the center of the Philippines’ economic, cultural, and political activities. Located on the island of Luzon, Metro Manila comprises 16 cities and one municipality, covering a total land area of 636 square kilometers.

In terms of culture and heritage, Metro Manila is home to various historical sites and landmarks, such as Intramuros, Rizal Park, and the National Museum of the Philippines. The region is also known for its diverse culinary scene, ranging from traditional Filipino cuisine to international dishes.

Couple photography session near Red brick warehouses in Yokohama.


If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about my services, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am always available to provide you with the information you need. Press the contact button below to get in touch with me, and I’ll be happy to assist you. Thank you for considering me for your photography needs in Manila.
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Couple Portrait for Save The Date photo session
Couple Portrait for Save The Date photo session
Couples Portraits for Save The Date session
Couple’s Portrait for Save The Date photo session by Cristian Bucur Photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Save The Date portrait by Cristian Bucur, photographer in Metro Manila
Save The Date couple portrait
Save The Date couple portraits
Save The Date engagement ring image,
Save The Date couple portrait,
Save The Date couple portrait
Save The Date couple portrait
Couple Portrait for Save The Date photo session

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