5 Places for Your Photo Shoots That Are Absolutely Free
If you're having a birthday party soon, then chances are you'll want to take some great pics before your birthday bash. Save-the-date photos and videos are all the rage now—and with good reason, too. Not only do they serve as reminders or countdowns for your guests, but they also capture you at your best and prettiest. So if you're planning on having a shoot soon, here are some location ideas that are budget-friendly and breathtaking!
- UP Sunken Gardens
Having a boho or fairytale-themed party? Then this place is for you! UP Sunken Gardens features a wide expanse of grassy green land edged with a bunch of beautiful and picturesque trees. Bring some homemade props if you can—be it floral swings or gold figurines—or don't. After all, the place is amazing enough. Don your flower crowns and your flowiest gowns, and let the cool breeze run through your hair as you walk the grounds.
- Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
If you're thinking of a Hollywood or high fashion-themed debut, then hit the streets of BGC. The tall buildings and paved grounds provide an air of cosmopolitan elegance that will be perfect for your photos. Sashay down the New York-esque roads à la The Devil Wears Prada like it's your personal catwalk. Dress in your most stylish, editorial-worthy outfits—minidresses, high heels, leather boots, and gold accessories—and strut your stuff!
- Venice Grand Canal
Note: The place may be free, but take note of security and parking rates!
For a travel-themed debut, look no further to this exquisite mall. You may have to get there early to avoid crowds, but it will be worth it. Strike a pose in stately gowns and structured coats, or ride through the gondola against a background of colorful European façades. And if you want to satisfy your wanderlust a bit more, you can intersperse your shoot with more pictures at Luneta's Chinese Garden for just a P10 entrance fee!
- Manila Bay
In order to achieve a beachy, tropical-formal theme, Manila Bay is perfect. It's a pity that it's much more polluted than it was before, but luckily, some areas still have the right amount of clean white sand and clear blue waters. As the wind rushes through your hair, you'll truly be a vision clad in draping, colorful clothes—whether amidst a background of yachts and bright skies in the morning or against a backdrop of a beautiful sunset at dusk.
- Your room!
Yes, you read that right—home is truly where the heart is. And what place represents you better than your own bedroom? You can start off with a simple shot of you waking up, or just reading in bed. Show off your talents in the video—be it writing, singing, dancing, acting—even playing musical instruments! Next, have some fun by trying on different outfits in the mirror. Don't be afraid to get a little wacky! After all, showing off the different facets of your unique personality is perhaps the most stunning option of all.
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Here is a photograph taken yesterday from the photo shoot I did in our house. ? I really love dressing up and being dolled up, it makes me feel great and confident of who I am ?
I was actually hesitant to post these pictures of mine. My sister eveb asked me to change my Facebook Profile Picture and it took me hours to decide if I should. But, I realized that this is me, the real me. I should be confident of my body and of who I really am.
At the end of the day, I dress up not for other people but for myself ? To all the ladies out there and even gentlemen who are taking a second to think if they should post their pictures, worried about what will others say their body, remember that we just need to be just ourselves. Be confident and let us support each other ? Let us be friends! IG: @romynaaaaaaa_
They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?
I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.
I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.
I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.
No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.
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Don't worry, based on my personal experience (and for others who already tried it) it's quiet effective. Tho the 2 Weeks Shred is a bit repetitive but some of the programs are not. If you are already curious about Chloe's programs, here's the link: https://www.chloeting.com/program/