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"
Not a lot of people know this, but early this year (in February) I was invited by the University of San Carlos Technological Center’s College of Architecture and Fine Arts (USC-TC CAFA) to be stylist mentor to a couple of their graduating Fashion Design students during their Line Development course endeavors. The premise: work with […]Read more "A Different Kind of High: Charmaine Tara Chua’s Senior Collection"
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"
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"
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"
What gets me up in the morning? Full disclosure: I am the most motivated and diligent person you can imagine, and yet I still can’t help but give in to the temptation of just staying in bed and being comatose like that during the first few hours after waking up. And it’s not even a […]Read more "Revenge of the Nerds: Sam and Joan"