Here’s the childrenswear catalog that I did a couple of weeks before I left for the States. Buttercup is a reputable boutique and novelty shop in Ormoc City, Leyte, that just inaugurated their “bigger and better” outlet last July (from their humble online store beginnings just a little over a year before that), and who […]Read more "Buttercup Don’t Break My Heart"
When Miguel Polido and Pia Ymas began dating some four years ago, I remember a lot of people saying, “What a gorgeous couple! They’re gonna make beautiful babies one day!” Apparently that’s how most people make a judgment call on whether a couple is a perfect match—they imagine the resulting offspring! I, however, am not […]Read more "Bisou Bisou (or, Kiss Me in French): Miguel and Pia"
When I first met with my mentor Malou Pages to join her Shutterfairy Photography team almost two years ago, one of main things we discussed—apart, of course, from my expectations of the apprenticeship program and her expectations of what I could do for her in return—was what our dream engagement shoots would look like. Needless […]Read more "We Could Share A Storybook Romance: Jeff and Niña"
If you’ve been following this little blog of mine for a while now, the name Rhia de Pablo is gonna ring a bell. She’s my baker friend whom I commission to make custom cupcakes whenever a photo shoot’s concept calls for them—for example, and most recently, I had her whip up a bunch of red, […]Read more "Your Sweetness is My Weakness: Paul John and Rhia"
Here’s the family session that the folks at Shutterfairy Photography and I did early last month. Meet Eric and Annie Malimban, and their adorable son Eael. This young family had just transplanted themselves to Cebu from Manila just a little over a year ago. This shoot was actually a last-minute addition to our calendar—as early […]Read more "Why Don’t We Paint the Town: The Malimbans"
I was swimming in delight the whole time I was working on this couple’s engagement session. Cindy and Anthony here both worked for a cruise liner (the Norwegian Pearl, if I am not mistaken; her as guest service representative, him as stateroom steward), and that’s how they met, in August of 2010, and then fell […]Read more "Cruisin’ is Made for Love: Anthony and Cindy"
My obsession with and specialty in grunge have been made very clear several times via this blog, along with my decent command in nautical, cowboy/western, and even 1940s styling, so I think it’s high time that we talk about what I’m not very good at, right? OK, full disclosure now: Going east isn’t, has never […]Read more "Let’s Make Beautiful Music: Carter and Pauline"