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My name is Joel Toncua-Juliano and I am a photographer based in Boracay and Kalibo, Aklan. I specialized in wedding and engagement photo shoots. I also do portraits and birthdays or debut photography.
I work with my wife, Lovell, who always has been very supportive in my craft. Together we capture precious memories of our clients from around the world, who flew all the way here to Boracay Island to create lasting memories of their love and relationship.
What’s the real ACT of Marriage?
Marriage is a bond for two doves that finding real love for a lifetime commitment. Barbara de Angelis quoted (I love to share her inspirational quotes) that;
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
I honestly admit that it is one of the beautiful quotes I ever read. It tells us the greatest deal of feelings and emotions when one have taken the bond of marriage. And this is exactly what love’s molded Steve and Jho – our topic for today’s wedding!
Joel’s Boracay Wedding Photography all took part in making the couple’s dream wedding a reality. Aside from the couple’s wedding planner, Joel incorporates lots of tropical elements and bright floral arrangements to make the big day equally fun and festive.
Steve and Jho’s Boracay wedding is filled with love, tears and laughter – which is the highlights of the ceremony – and are officiated by their family and friends. Well, there weren’t any dry or dull moments. The tropical wedding themed is perfectly matches the location of Boracay Island to encourages the guest to have a big full blast.
Who doesn’t love Boracay and a beautifully romantic wedding?
The couple preferred to hold the wedding at Boracay Island with people that mean the most of them. The couple decided to invite – just a small number of persons to attend the big party to witness and be able to look at the couple’s wedding. Knowing they had a special relationship that is important to have a great time.
Wedding is not just about how beautiful is the color of napkins on the table, the wedding invitation or anything with small details – no one cares about that! Also, in order to be beautiful, is to avoid stress yourself – just do it with a heart and people will find its true value.
That’s why couple knows that everything will come out exactly what is planned and in god’s perfect timing. And that’s what makes Steve and Jho’s wedding perfectly romantic.
Having an own unique style that set their photographs apart from any other photographers is one of the hardest things that a Boracay wedding photographer can achieve. It takes years to develop a skill to make your images right and instantly recognizable. Every wedding photographer has encountered the same situation when it comes to producing something different that cannot be put into words.
Famous wedding photographers shoot photographs with their heart and not with their head. Photography is not a science. It cannot be judged based on a strict criteria. Top wedding photographers in Boracay try not to think about anything while they work. They prefer to concentrate on their subject and put their heart into it.
So, I tell you. Simply having a talent for taking a photo is not enough. Talent is not sufficient. Photographers should have the appetite to learn something new and the following qualities to improve.
Eye to See a Photograph
Boracay photographers should have an eye to see a photograph in their head before they pressed the shutter. Best photographers have to hone their skills and draw from their influences somewhere. They must learn to look at the work of other good photographers who have been in their situation to have an idea of how they were able to develop their skills. Photographers who are willing to learn are constantly looking for new inspiration through photography books, journals, blogs, and magazines.
Wedding celebrations are live events that need to be given focus by photographers to avoid missing the best part. If you are planning to have a Boracay wedding, choose a photographer who doesn’t have a short and immature fuse. Patience is a mature character trait that every photographer should possess. It’s called professionalism in dealing with different kind of situation and people.
They are Open for Learning
A great Boracay photographer is open to learning something new and is constantly evolving to stay up to date. You also have to consider the trend, considering that most people are now living in a digital age where everything is accessible through the internet. And as wedding photographers, it is important to move and continually reinvent your skills and knowledge.
The way you shot a wedding five years ago would not be as effective as it is when you do it in the modern world. If you know something, do not hesitate to try it for the sake of learning and improving as a wedding photographer.
Remember not to lose interest in trying new things. If what you do now is the same as what you did ten years ago, you will lose the art of learning as well as the ability to see things with your own eyes.
Getting married is not a come and go “thingy.” Marriage is sacred, especially for Filipino culture. It is a commandment where people should do RIGHT! People have desire to settle with someone they can grow old with. To hold with that, such thing should need a WEDDING PLAN – a lifetime guarantee plan to spend the rest of your life with the one you love.
Now, here’s the big picture about wedding. It often carries a “magic” – a magical aura and allure. Women on the other hand expect their prince charming – which transcend the imagination aspect to form a ceremony – a valuable ceremony for a lifetime commitment.
However, making precise organization for an event; executing a plan maybe a difficult task. But not anymore as several professionals these days offered quality services. Professionals with the likes of wedding planner and wedding photographer could have comprehended – a task of which can capture a sacred moments in the lives of the bride and groom.
For professionals there could be more fulfilling once the job is appreciated – as it has been proven by Joel Juliano of Boracay wedding photography. Joel, somehow find the task difficult and hectic, nevertheless he has a certain tips for wedding photography that make his job easier and fulfilling.
Know what couple wants
Asking or knowing a stage is an extremely crucial component of a wedding photography. Who knows – that couple might be not approachable enough or you have to encounter a soon-to-be bride complains here and there. Nothing is so discouraging like having to listen with the bitter complains. Good thing, the couple is cooperative!
Why Utilize a Longer Shooting Lenses?
This maybe some underrated tips for wedding photographers. And actually some couples are not comfortable with the presence of photographers during wedding. Such case, the opting for longer lenses can be heaven sent – which will keep a distance from them and do the job.
Stickler for Details
I guess, it’s the common mistakes of photographers. Mind you, isn’t it sometimes hard to follow instructions, is it? Well, the heart shape is sort of a vitamin.
Venue and Landscape Shots complete the “Magic”
Venue plays an important role for the couple’s wedding. Location is always appreciated the advantage especially when it captures the beauty – providing a good shots which can be the most excellent way to treasure the wedding moments.
What else can i say, they have said it all na! HeheAnyway, maraming salamat Joel for being so friendly and to your wife as well. We all loved the photos and the video! God bless to you and the whole team. More blessings too! 🙂
Maraming Thankz Shine & Thamas... we wish you both the best of everything! We're so happy for you guys. GOD BLESS ALWAYS... 😉
We were so lucky to find Joel Juliano on the internet. We read some comments and checked out some of his work on facebook and we decided to contact him right away. He was really helpful and there were no complications at all. He met us in our room while we were still getting ready with our hair and make-up stylist and he got right to work. It was our first time taking photos with a professional photographer so we felt a bit lost at first, but luckily Joel made us feel very comfortable and kept guiding us throughout the day. He was full of ideas for great shots. Once he asked us to get up on this rock by the sea and I thought he was joking, because I was in heals and a wedding dress, but we decided to trust him completely and we're glad we did, because that photo came out amazing! By the end of the photo shoot we were getting exhausted but he kept on encouraging us.After the wedding ceremony we got all the photos on our usb and over 50 edited photos later through e-mail. The edited photos are so amazing, but even among the unedited ones there are so many beautiful shots that we still couldn't decided which ones to put in our album. :)Anyway, Joel has a great personality and is great to work with. And the results we got were better than what we were hoping for. And on top of everything it wasn't even that expensive. There's no way we could get anything even approximately that good for a similar price in Korea.Thank you again so much for capturing some of our happiest moments so beautifully in photos. 🙂
" its my pleasure to be part of your wedding.
I'm very delighted on your feed back, the both of you are very cooperative and naturally beautiful in and out, that's why it turns out more beautiful...
I wish you both happiness and enjoy being together for the rest of your lives." -joel-
We are from Vancouver BC Canada and planned our destination wedding in Boracay 2014. We found Joel by Google and took a chance with him not having many recommendations at the time. Everything turned out perfectly and we couldn't have asked for more. Joel and his team met us for our prenuptial photos a couple days before our wedding and we spent several hours having a great time feeling famous. That whole day gave us the opportunity to get to know him and his team, that by the time it was the wedding day we were so comfortable in front of the cameras. All of the pictures were everything we could ask for and more. Our photo album arrived in two weeks, and we were still in the Philippines to be able to bring them home. You can't get that kind of service here in Vancouver. Thank you so much!
" many thanks Jeff and Jeanette... ''J" really do good!!! hahah... Anyway, its really a fantastic day with full of happiness in everyone during that day... We're very thankful for trusting us your big day.... we wish you all the happiness in life... God Bless always... 😉 😉 😉 "
Very professional and very experienced but yet very flexible and very reasonable price. He really knows how to capture the perfect moment and he knows what we want. We like all our pre wedding photos.
Firstly, many thanks to Joel and his lovely wife for sharing our special day. Not only did they take exceptional photos, but they also followed through on minor requests that we made for certain shots we wanted to capture. They were very easy going and easy to work with. They really made us comfortable and went out of their way to get the best shots possible. Really felt like we were surrounded by family! Thanks again! God Bless Always!
Hi Gio & Des,
We are very much elated to be part of your journey as husband and wife. me and my wife felt that were not just there to capture your infinite love to each other but you treat us as your family and that would not be forgotten for the rest of our lives. Thank You for entrusting us your special moment as much as we take delight in serving you the best of JOEL JULIANO Fotografia can offer. Cheers to the next journey of love..Send our kisses to your precious daughter.
Hello Joel. Thanks to you and your team for being our photographer at our wedding. We cant thank you enough for capturing the beauty of our day! You did an amazing job, the photos are just stunning!” We often browsing through the pictures you have taken and all because of the beauty and awesomeness you capture every time. You always do such a great job and we encourage you to keep on capturing those special moments.The best is that you did take all the nice photos, with smile and without stress and in a not disturbing way.You did complete our day and now we have the best memories from our wedding "thanks to you"The slideshow you did create is really "Top of the world"Love lots,Rose and Bent.
Hi Bent & Rose,
We Thank you for Trusting our team and giving us opportunity to capture those very special day. We wish you both the best of everything. God Bless you both always... 😉
Where to start - Planning our wedding from a distance, everything by internet & e mail & online reviews is a little daunting - If you are thinking of Having a special event in Boracay and need it to be captured then Joel is the right choice.We wanted the PreNup photos to be done and shown 2 days later in our wedding on the beach, we wanted our guest book with those photos in, we wanted photos and video throughout our wedding day, we wanted so many different things but didn't really know how ! - thought we were too demanding- after trawling the internet & some bland replies by overpriced greedy photographers we decided on Joel who was mid price - How lucky we were to find him and his team. We met him the day of the photo shoot, chatted with him for a while & then he took over, encouraged us "Smile" we must have heard a million times ! "look this way", "do this" , "Smile"....- His enthusiasm and genuine passion made everything easy, comfortable and fun.On our wedding day he and the team were part of everything, never in the way but able to capture all the special shots & video from the right angle & right place at the right time.We left the Island 2 days later and were met at the airport with all the photos, books, videos as promised - we have since had some printed onto canvas and into glass - all great quality.In these days where we all spend more wisely and think a little deeper before parting with our hard earned cash its a pleasure for me to say I never regretted spending a single penny with Joel, there is a term "Value for money" - we got more than that !We will be back in December & hope to share a San Miguel with Joel, Lovell and the whole team - they were a happy part of our day & they along with all our guests will remain with us.
"Hi Carl & Myles, Mabuhay!!! We're very grateful for being part of that day, Your kindness and willingness to do everything makes us feel comfortable, Your such a nice couple and we always treasured having know you both until this day. Definitely we gain friends... God bless You Always... C H E E R S .... "
Joel is an unbelievable photographer. From the moment we met for our prenuptial shoot (which turned out gorgeous) he made us feel really relaxed and at ease, it was like walking along the beach with a friend. He was very prompt and efficient at corresponding with myself and my wife before the wedding, again putting us at ease. Joel took lovely shots in various lighting which turned out fabulous. The wedding ceremony shots are my favorite and have been shared a huge amount on Facebook! Such gorgeous light and energy. On top of that we also received this amazing photo album and guest book and it was truly superb.. Thank you Joel! We will treasure the photos forever!”.
"Thank you Jeff & Sophie, You deserved the best of everything.... God bless... 😉 "
I searched on the internet for a photographer based in Boracay to capture our prenup pictorial. I was very thankful we were able to book Joel. He made us feel comfortable during the shoot. Very accommodating. He has the art and passion to make every photograph the best. It was also a very reasonable price for the photo shoot, yet it had the highest quality. I was surprised when I saw our photos. I thought, "Wow, it's amazing!" In the first place, thats why we chose him; because of the awesome pictures we saw on his page. Now we are part of the beautiful art he has. My friends and family complimented our pictures taken by this great photographer. Thank you Joel! My husband and I highly recommend this guy. Thumbs up!
Thank you very much! Happy to serve you! 🙂
Joel is very easy to talk to and he made my engagement at Shangrila Boracay very memorable. Not only did he take great photos, he voluntarily helped me improve and execute the surprise! He even gave me short videos as bonus! His rates are very reasonable and we got more than what we paid for. Thank you so much Joel and God bless you always!
It's my pleasure and I am more than happy to assist you to deliver the great news! You deserve all the add ons.