IN ITS TRUEST FORM
KENT LAZARRAGA OF CONFETTI STORY
Everyday, weddings take place across the globe, celebrated in different cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. There is however a commonality between all of them¬¬—the couple to be wed, has a unique and profound story to be celebrated. It’s a given fact that has rung true with thriving and passionate individuals that sum up Confetti Story. The brainchild of Orange Studios, Confetti Story is a team of talented photographers who celebrate life’s greatest joys by capturing intimate moments.
Although the team has had experiences shooting as Orange Studios, having ventured into Confetti Story just last 2017, has given them a distinct eye for birthday and wedding photoshoots. “Confetti Story has a penchant for the smallest details, to create the greatest memories captured in light array, subtle and candid. The team integrates [a] bright and vibrant feel to a romantic scenario which makes every photo express love beyond words,” shares Kent Lazarrage of Confetti Story.
It’s easy to assume that with a pool of constant clients, the team could possibly face creative block. Capturing the same occasion can in fact be redundant. However, Confetti Story has mastered their approach that has brought them much success. “We make sure
each shoot is unique and personal to the client simply by getting to know our client’s personality and taste; how they are as a couple, what they love to do together, and what makes them click,” Kent points out. Understanding each couple’s individual story is integral to the team’s creative process, it becomes the foundation of their entire shoot. They make it a point to interview their couples and immerse themselves with what their clients’ dreams and ambitions are. Not just for the wedding day itself, but of each other too.
Their sharp listening skills have fast earned them a popular name, with different couples impressed by their raw and organic take during the big day, Confetti Story has brought the pure essence of love into a single picture. To this day, Kent recalls that one of their most memorable shoots would be one that took place early on. “One of the most memorable shoots we had was last year, when we did an all-american wedding [shoot] in a private Island in Samal, Davao. It was an intimate wedding destination with less than a hundred guests. [The event was filled] with rich details, [a] picturesque background and [was] full of sentiments. Not to mention the different culture, raw emotions and reactions of their closest friends and relatives that [we witnessed]. We were in awe,” Kent gushed.
It seems almost, that the team makes it all easy. Despite dealing with couples of different background and cultures, they never fail to bring out the language of love. Well-translated into photos of beautifully filtered photos, with keen concentration on its vibrancy, minute details and elegantly rustic appeal. But it’s not just the mastery of storytelling that would leave couples impressed, it’s also the deep respect they have for in regarding each couple’s comfort and preferences throughout the process. Which is why even if Kent admits that a majority of clients have hopped on the trendy outdoor-candid shoots, they take into consideration the traditional take on a more formal setup and photoshoot. It’s never to dictate however, Confetti Story believes, the story will reveal itself throughout the process. “Our main approach is not to obtrude during the wedding instead we let the moment unfold and capture it organically,” Kent explains.
As professional wedding photographers, it’s a skill that has been ingrained in their creative background. Which is why when delving into the fact that the digital age has produced a lot of instant photos captured by just anybody with a phone, Kent reminds us that seeing a wedding behind the lens has its own specialty too. “As wedding photographer[s], when we capture a photo, we see what emotions to capture other than the technical aspect of the photo. We prioritize moments at the same time, taking into consideration the right lighting, angle, [and] pose. We also give importance to details and [the] scenery, to make a story which the client invested in throughout the wedding preparation,” Kent says.
Despite the constant need to be on their toes, Confetti Story easily makes each client’s wedding seem like a floating dream. Not just attending to capture and shoot, but fully immersing in the experience and translating it to photos showing the couples’ love in its truest form. Proving that each couple has a beautiful story deserving of an applause, a toast, and a roaring cheer matched with a shower of confetti.