Everyone’s talking about Alden and Maine’s prenup photos recently released online. For a “reel” prenup, it definitely looked like the real deal and gave Aldub fans something to be “kilig” about. But what is the story behind the shoot?
Today, we share with you some insider information straight from Manny and April, of Manny and April Photography, the photographers behind this fabulous prenup shoot.
How did you get the gig? Did Eat Bulaga contact you directly about the shoot?
MAP: I had a call Friday night around 10pm from coordinator, Mosh Cruz of Event Laboratory Events Management, asking if we are available to shoot AlDub’s prenup the next day, Saturday. Medyo nabingi pa ako kung sino yung client. Hahaha. I needed to double check that we’re talking about Alden and Maine! *FYI shoot was moved to Monday, October 17*
Is this your first time to shoot a ‘reel’ pre-nup? Is there a difference from a ‘real’ prenup?
MAP: Yes, first time. The only difference is the time limit and the rest, it feels like our other prenup shoots.
Who conceptualized the pre-nup shoot?
MAP: We were briefed by Direk Pat and Mosh of Event Laboratory on their concept when we arrived at the location. We just coordinated the sequence of layout and in what particular area to shoot. I loved working with Direk Pat and Mosh. They fully trusted us and it was really great.
What time did you start and finish?
MAP: Call time namin was at 8am. We started to shoot at 10:30am but Alden and Maine had to leave for Eat Bulaga at 11:30am. Second set resumed at 2:30pm and we had 1 and half hours para matapos lahat kasama na dun ang change of clothes and make-up retouch. Mosh of Event Laboratory did a great job coordinating everything.
Who were present during the shoot? Were any family members there?
MAP: No family members. Puro suppliers and staff of Eat Bulaga.
Were you guys nervous?
MAP: Yes, we were! As in, sa kapogian ni Alden. Lols!
Did they just do the poses on their own or did someone guide them?
MAP: We guided them on what to do just like our other shoots.
Who thought of the headstand pose and the pillow fight?
MAP: Nakita na lang sila biglang naka-head stand! Haha. Yeah, they were just being themselves. Pillow fight was Direk Pat’s.
What was your favorite part of the shoot?
MAP: First set (the bedroom scene) is our fave part. They were just being themselves and that’s what we wanted to capture.
The chemistry is palpable in the photos. Was it really that obvious during the shoot?
MAP: They were natural and very comfortable with each other. You can see it sa photos and some BTS videos that are circulating around Twitter and Instagram.
Were they easy to work with? Makulit rin off-cam?
MAP: Super fun kahit off-cam! Ang kulit ni Alden and Maine. They are both easy to work with and I can say everyone had fun.
Were they really sweet with each other or was it just for the camera?
If they weren’t actors and regardless of their status, did Alden and Maine look like any other bride or groom?
Kinikilig ba kayo during the shoot? How did you control yourselves?
MAP: BIG YES! Though yung feeling na yun nung on location na si Alden and Maine. Nung nadun na sila, napalitan yung kilig to “we need to deliver”. Andun yung pressure e! We had limited time on our 2nd to 4th set. We prayed that with the given time na we could get the photos we wanted.
Did it feel like a prenup shoot or did it really feel like a corporate job?
MAP: It felt like a prenup shoot.
What surprised you about this shoot?
MAP: The moment Maine mentioned our name sa TV, my Instagram account went crazy and it just goes and goes and goes! Iba ang love ng AlDubNation with Alden and Maine. I also had calls from suppliers and fans. Nasurprise din ako na may neighbors kami na pumunta pa sa bahay namin because fan sila ng AlDub.
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