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What to Look for in a Lipa City Photographer for Your Special Occasion


So you have a special occasion coming up. Are you getting married? Maybe your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, or your son is celebrating his first birthday? Whatever the case may be, you’re looking for a Lipa City photographer to capture the memories that you can cherish forever.

We’re happy to say that there are a lot of amazing Lipa City photographers. We’ve worked with many of them and we can tell you that you have a lot of choices if you’re looking for a photographer in Lipa City. While this is good, it can also be overwhelming. Hopefully, this article can help you choose the right one for you among the photographers in Lipa City. 

Yes, it’s not necessarily finding the best one. In most cases, you have to find the right one for the gig. 

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Familiarity with the City

You have to find a photographer that knows the ins and outs of the city. This way when you ask him for recommendations on the best places for a prenup shoot, the most amazing church, or the best venue, he can give you top-notch recommendations.

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Partnerships with the Best Suppliers

A photographer is just one of the many suppliers that you’d have to hire for your special event. While you don’t necessarily have to hire a specific group of suppliers, it can help a lot if your photographer has established partnerships with equally-competent suppliers.

For example, it helps a lot if he’s partnered with the best reception venues in Lipa like Summit Point and Malarayat Golf and Country Club. In addition to familiarity, this partnership can also help you grab a good deal. You also have to hire a videographer. At the very least, an experienced Lipa City photographer can refer you to the best suppliers in the city.



There’s a good chance that you haven’t worked with any of the Lipa City photographers yet since you’re looking for tips on how to hire the best photographer in Lipa City. This means that you can’t rely on personal experience. Fortunately, you can rely on one thing – reputation.

You can check the reviews section of their fan page. That should give you a good idea as to how good they are. You can also check out for any features on them, if any. Also, an international brand ambassadorship wouldn’t hurt.

Don’t just rely on their reputation as a photographer. Check out their reputation as a person. This is a service-oriented business and you’d want to work with a professional that’s been known to be easy to work with.

Their Work

As mentioned, there are a lot of amazing photographers in Lipa City. At the end of the day, it will all boil down to your needs and preferences. As professionals, we have different styles and expertise. This is why it’s important that you check out the work of the professionals that you’re eyeing.


Of course, you have to know their rates. But please, don’t treat the rates as the be-all and end-all. While it’s an important consideration, you have to look beyond the numbers.

What are you getting for their specified rate? Look further to ensure that you’re getting a good deal. There’s also a reason why we listed it last. Basically, you have to consider the other items on this list first in order to determine if the rate is justifiable or not.

Also, rates can really vary depending on season and inclusions. This is why if you’re interested in our services, we’d love to hear more about your event and know you better as a person so we can put together a good package for you.

You can also check out this post on other things to look for in a photographer if you’re looking to hire one for a wedding. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! 

Agility and Mobility with Spider Holster

As a wedding and event photographer you're on your feet and on the ground for hours on end. No studio chair, no teathered shooting while your camera rest on a tripod. You're a man or woman of action. Traversing the terrane, up hill, down hill, climbing the rockbed on a beach shore, in the rain, in the hot sun, and everything else mother nature will throw at you.


Of course I'm not complaining I love what I do. It brings me a sense of accomplishment when my clients look at their photos and get excited. At the end of an engagement session or wedding day both the clients and I are exhausted and we want to make sure our efforts are worth the price. 


Strap vs Holster

The most common need photo journalist and event photographers have is how to carry our gear. Studio photographers can put their gear down when not in use. Sport, landscape, and nature photographers usually will have their rig on top of a tripod and stored away in a bag when not in use. But photo journalist and event photographers need to have access to their gear at all times to make sure they dont miss a moment. 


I have owned just about every strap money can buy and for the longest time I was on the hunt for the perfect one. I found the perfect strap doesn't exist and here's the issues i've found:

  • Strain on the shoulder and back
  • Camera touches the ground when you kneel
  • Wear and tear causing you to replace straps
  • Limited range of motion
  • The need to keep a hand on your camera to keep it from swinging around

Now it's not all bad news. I have loved several of my straps but I still alway's seemed to have kept looking for the next best thing.


Let me introduce you to Spider Holster, this device changed the way I shoot forever. It's a belt system that allows you to mount your camera at your hip. At first the idea of holstering my camera like a gun slinger seemed silly to me, there is no way it could compare to my money maker dual camera strap. Long story short I was blown away!

The best thing since sliced bread

Ever since I had my team and I switch to Spider Holster we never looked back and heres why!

  • No strain all GAIN! Our shoulders and backs never felt better
  • No need to worry about our gear swinging around
  • We can jump, run, kneel, be as agile as possible without ever worrying about our gear
  • Quick access. Your camera is where it should be at all times.

I could go on and on however at the end of the day it all comes down to the job. I have a couple minor complaints about the belt itself when worn with another belt, but that is something I feel is more than a fair trade off especially considering they are always improving the product.


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John and Erika Wedding Day

A true Cinderella story unfolds with John and Erika. An eccentric couple who enjoy lavishing one another, who not only are an explosive bride and groom but also best of friends. A stunning wedding held at the luxurious Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club ( this is one wedding that truly rolled out the red carpet. Thank you again John and Erika for choosing Vincent Duke Photogrpahy

Ronel and Roxanne Wedding Day

The first complete Lipa Wedding Professionals team collaboration. Fork & Bottle, Charms an Vows, Vincent Duke Photography, Haircology by Lovely, and of course our very own Mikaelah Fashion and Design. Lipa Wedding Professionals can be found at Ronel and Roxanne are a dynamic duo, I cannot describe a better partners in crime than these two. Congratulations again from Vincent Duke Photography!

John and Jessa Wedding Day

This vibrant wedding brought us out to San Antonio, Quezon province. John and Jessa were huge fans of our work for GMA-7 when we covered the wedding scene of I Heart Davao's season finale. This wedding was provincial but far from ordinary! It truly was a joyous occasion and we congratulate and thank John and Jessa for choosing Vincent Duke Photography

Ricky and Leslie Wedding Day

Bring on the HEAT! Our couple comes all the way from Manila to the beautiful Shercon Resort & Spa here in Batangas. And if I may say so this couple is absolutely CRAZY for one another. It was truly an honor to be chosen as their photographers. Thank you again Ricky and Leslie! Best wishes from Vincent Duke Photography

Kenneth and Grace Wedding Day

Smiles and sunshine is the best way I can sum up this wedding. A provincial wedding in Calaca Batangas with a metro feel. A special day for us all with playful antics, anticipation, and filled with love. Congratulations again from us here at Vincent Duke Photography

Adrianne and Jackie Wedding Day

A truly inspiring couple. A wedding full of joy surrounded by loved ones, and a touch of humor made this wedding truly special. Congratulations again from Vincent Duke Photography.

Love is in the air!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Well it's that time again where hearts, chocolates, and flowers are in abundance. We here at Vincent Duke Photography would like to extend our best wishes to all the love birds out there, Happy Valentines Day!

We're the #1 Recommended!


We must be doing something right! Another unexpected blessing and turn of events for us here at Vincent Duke Photography.

When it comes to venues here in Lipa City Batangas, Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club is 2nd to none, and our most favorited/recommended venue for Engagement Sessions, Weddings, Receptions, and Events. A feel of luxury on these well maintained grounds will take your breath away. There is a calm and classy ambiance about Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club that will not only inspire you, but also make you never want to leave.

The Big News

Our clients who have used Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club have been screaming from the rooftops about how much they love our service and for that we are deeply honored. Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club has decided to officially make us their #1 Recommended Wedding and Event Photographer! This is huge news for us as one of the most prestigious venues in our area they do not make this decision lightly. 

We want to thank firstly our wonderful clients and of course Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club for making this possible.

Contact Info

MOUNT MALARAYAT Golf & Country Club
Barangay Dagatan, Lipa City, 4217, Batangas, Philippines

Batangas Lines:
+63 43 756 7000
+63 43 757 0044

Manila Line:
+63 2 994 8541


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