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Check Out KZ Tandingan And TJ Monterde's Super Cool Pre-Nup Shoot In Japan

Their Tokyo trip was documented through candid, unscripted moments that spoke volumes about how in love they are with each other

Artists KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde are basking in newly-engaged bliss, immortalizing this phase in their lives with a pre-nup photo shoot done in their favorite destination, Tokyo in Japan.


The couple got engaged last December. They dated for a year until they became a couple in January 2015. After years of togetherness, TJ thought it was time to take their relationship to the next level, and KZ felt the same way too. Announcing their engagement on social media, KZ posted a couple photo that showcased her ring, captioning it with lyrics from Ebe Dancel's "Bawat Daan:" “Kung puso ko ay imamapa, Ikaw ang dulo, gitna't simula.” TJ, on the other hand, thanked God for his "wife to be" and used #TJxKZFinally which could be the official hashtag for their wedding. 




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For their pre-nup shoot, KZ and TJ flew to Tokyo, Japan with photography team Oak St. Studios and glam team Mac Igarta and JM.


Their photos are touristy shots but cooler and edgier than ordinary. Oak St. Studios is known for their "timeless, documentary-style, and cinematic photographs." This photography team has an eye for capturing intimate, unscripted moments, and that's what makes KZ and TJ's engagement shoot extraordinary.


They were photographed in Tokyo, taking a break by a vending machine, grabbing snacks from a convenient store, shopping at MEGA Don Quijote, stepping out of a flower shop, crossing both busy and quiet streets, savoring Japanese food, and having an awesome time at a seaside near Mt. Fuji.    


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Of the whole experience, Oak St. Studios shared on Instagram, "We had limited time to prepare and coordinate this shoot with KZ and TJ. We prayed for good weather as we checked forecasts, changed plans at the last minute because of unforeseen circumstances, and braved the cold winds by the beach, but it was a breeze to work with them together with @mac_igarta and @runwaymannequin. Thank you for putting your trust in us for this shoot."


The series of photographs wherein TJ wore a khaki suit with a white button-down and KZ donned a white pantsuit and veil both by designer Paulo Lazaro, as styled by Patrick Pleno (TJ) and Myrrh Lao To (KZ), looked as if they got married in Japan, especially in the photos where KZ is holding a bouquet. Many thought they pulled off a Sarah Geronimo-Matteo Guidicelli surprise wedding, so their fellow celebrities were quick to congratulate them; those who left comments in KZ's Instagram posts included Angel Locsin, Daryl Ong, Sarah Lahbati, Chie Filomeno, Jason Dy, Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, Jed Madela, Megan Young, Maja Salvador, and Iza Calzado.


If this shoot is any indication of how their wedding could look like, then we're sure it'll be a truly one-of-a-kind celebration.


Check out more photos from their pre-nup shoot in the gallery below: 


Photos from @kztandingan @tjmusicmonterde @oak_st_studios @paulolazaro.studio @myrrhlaoto @mac_igarta