I can’t seem to recall a time, ever since we became friends, when Mia and I weren’t discussing her dream engagement photos. Like our common love for babydoll dresses (OK, just so we’re clear: I don’t wear them, I just love them for their grunge connotations), it felt like planning her engagement shoot was part […]Read more "Country Strong: Neil and Mia"
When Martina San Diego, towards the tail end of summer of last year, decided to pack her bags and leave her adoptive hometown of Lorton, VA, so she could spend a year in the Philippines, she thought she was going to be turning her back on music for a while. For one, she was going […]Read more "The Girl Who Fell to Earth: Martina San Diego"
Aren’t they a gorgeous pair? Meet the beautiful Myla Barandog and the dashing Lance Shan, winners of Shutterfairy Photography’s first-ever styled engagement session giveaway (contest opened September last year; winners announced October)! I can’t remember exactly how many entries we got, only that there were quite a handful. I also can’t remember how my boss/mentor […]Read more "That Old Time Feeling: Lance and Myla"
This past January (well, late January and early February, actually, since this assignment spanned some two or so weeks and multiple locations) I had the wonderful privilege of photographing (and styling) the incredibly talented singer-songwriter Martina San Diego. The newest addition to the 22 Tango Records roster, putting her in the company of local music […]Read more "Sneak Peek: Martina San Diego Album Cover Shoot"
The theme they chose was cowboy/ranch hand—Carl Bual, the groom-to-be, was a veterinary sales rep who’d grown up in Bukidnon surrounded by horses, and he wanted to relive that time in his life. And who was I to say no to an equine-related concept (those of you who’ve been following my blog will know I’ve […]Read more "Cowboy Kind of Love: Carl and RJ"
“If you could photograph only one thing in the world, what would it be?” A friend of mine once asked me this question almost out of the blue. She was half-expecting me to scream “Chris Burden’s Urban Light outside the LACMA!” or go all out and pick a really outrageous subject like, say, the divine […]Read more "How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls: Amanda and Mia"
Growing up, there’s always that someone you look up to. And I’m not just taking about your favorite writer (Joyce Carol Oates in my case), or your favorite musician (D’arcy Wretzky of The Smashing Pumpkins!), or your favorite girl on TV (Shannen Doherty for me, I’m sorry!), or any of those from, um, another universe. […]Read more "Forever Your Girls: Rael, Nikka and Nicole"