Call it an exercise in restraint. For this session right here for newly engaged lovebirds Neil and Mia, I had to go back to basics. That meant no fancy clothes—just a plain black button-front shirt and a pair of dark blue jeans for him, and a simple black skater dress for her. And no fussy […]Read more "Simple As It Should Be: Neil and Mia"
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"
These two lovebirds are tying the knot real soon—and by real soon I mean in two days! We had the privilege of doing their engagement photos some three months back. At the time they were already beginning to count the days: “Three months to go!” the groom-to-be had exclaimed more than once. How exciting it […]Read more "Almost Paradise: Ernest and Vanessa"
Couple of photos that I took of my sister’s best friend Theresa, who’d flown in from Amsterdam to visit us in California for 9 days. Yes, you read that right: 9 days. Apparently that’s all the vacation that some people need, and I salute them, because to the impractical and impossible little brats like myself […]Read more "It’s Fly When Girls Stop By for the Summer 2: Theresa"
I was at a vintage/junk shop in Williamsburg helping a friend look for various curios/bric-à-brac for her redecorating project when I got stuck in a corner with piles and piles of antique chests and was reminded of my mom. She would’ve loved it here, I thought as I ran my fingers through the more gorgeous […]Read more "A Trio Grows in Brooklyn: Anne, Ellis and Lucas"
It was bound to happen. You see, if you’re a photographer based in Cebu, it’s inevitable that you’ll be doing a session at the Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. I’d sworn I was never gonna let that happen to me, and not because I’d disliked the place—it in fact remains on top of my list […]Read more "We’ll Get There Fast and then We’ll Take it Slow: Niall and Cherry"
“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"