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Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo's Postcard-Pretty Pre-Nup Shoot

#TheWeightIsOver for weightlifting power couple Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo as they are about to start a new chapter as husband and wife. See their laid-back yet dreamy pre-nup shoot here!

Weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is slated to wed her coach Julius Naranjo in the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio, on July 26, 2022—exactly a year after she made history as the first Filipino athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. 

The power couple was captured in magical moments during their dreamy pre-nuptial pictorial, with the Benguet landscapes as a backdrop. Set in multiple mountainside sceneries namely Baguio Country Club, Northern Blossom Flower Farm, and Stronghold Athletics, the cinematic snaps that circulated online and wowed the netizens are shot by Mayad Studios’ Jamie. “These two definitely captured our hearts with their love story,” Mayad fondly stated on Instagram. 

From Gold to Diamond—Scenes From Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo's Engagement


From Gold to Diamond—Scenes From Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo's Engagement

In her own Instagram account, bride-to-be Hidilyn wrote, “I never thought a pre-wedding shoot would be fun.” The shoot, which veers away from the traditional glamorous and grandiose concepts of prenup photography, appeals as a simple yet carefree showcase of affection. “Here’s Hidilyn and Julius during their pre-wedding shoot showing us all the meaning of being free-spirited and laid-back—but still all fashion,” Mayad Studios shared. Donning earth tones and effortless chic fashion, Hidilyn and Julius flaunted their snug sweatshirts, sportswear, and far-from-fancy evening wear ensembles. 

In a parallel post on Facebook, Hidilyn also opened up about her trek to the top as a sports champ. In the caption, she shared, “Mag-iisang taon na pala ang pagpapanalo natin ng gold medal sa Olympics, at ngayong July 26, 2022, magpapakasal na kami ni Julius Irvin Hikaru T. Naranjo.” 

Julius, Hidilyn’s trainer and conditioning coach, tackled her legendary success with her shoulder to shoulder as a mentor and lifetime ally. Hidilyn added, “'Di naging madali ang pinagdaanan namin bilang magkasintahan. Maraming nanghusga, maraming nagduda, ang daming iyak, at ang daming sakripisyo, pero nanaig ang pagmamahal sa isa’t-isa, pagmamahal sa ginagawa, pagmamahal sa bansa, at pagmamahal sa Diyos.”

Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo’s pre-nup shoot was a success, thanks in part to these suppliers: event planning or coordination team Events by Miss P, fashion stylist Geof Lagria, makeup artist Joemel Reyes, and hair stylist Emma Hernandez. Hidilyn also gave special thanks to their ninong Noel Ferrer, Francis Libiran, and Arsi Baltazar.

Check out the gallery below for more photos from Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo’s pre-nup shoot:

Photos by @mayadstudios