Little could’ve prepared me for the first time I was to hear a Wonggoys song just last year. I’d heard of these boys before, of course—they’d been around for a good three or so years, infiltrating local high school and college gymnasiums, capturing the hearts of prom crowds, and then releasing a debut album of […]Read more "When the Boys Came Out to Play: The Wonggoys"
Everybody around here knows Fretzel Buencensejo. Well, maybe the not the name, but you’d be lying if you said you’ve never seen that face before, once or twice or many times, by accident or otherwise. It hasn’t been around much of late, but there was a time there, especially sometime in the mid-2000s, that that […]Read more "The Simple Kind of Life: Jeff and Fretzel"
When she tells you she’s a corporate lawyer by profession, it’s easy to imagine Ria Alazas being up to her eyes in paperwork most of the time, or her closet skewing towards boardroom chic in conservative palettes (you know: sharp pantsuits in black or grey, maybe some pencil skirts, white button-front shirts or secretary blouses, […]Read more "A Hundred Different Ways: Habibi Resort 2014"
You know how earlier this year 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 (class of 2013)? Well, just very recently (couple of weeks ago), the very same school commissioned me […]Read more "Gone with the Flow: Habibi x Sugar Kissed x CAFA"
Truth is, I’m not so much of a sucker for love stories in the broadest sense. OK, I know what you’re thinking: for someone who makes half a living photographing couples in love, that right there is kind of a harrowing thing to come clean about. But, believe it or not, I haven’t even seen, […]Read more "Summer Can Last Forever: Lawrence and Estifanny"
You know that proverbial trip countdown in which you put up a calendar in every corner imaginable and mark a big fat X on each day as your holiday/vacation draws closer and closer? And, to quote that Expedia.com commercial starring Meredith Bishop from 7 years ago, for this “you need a half-inch-wide stripe of permanent […]Read more "Sneak Peek: A Siargao Love Story"
Seriously, though: Exactly how small is the world getting? When my boss/mentor at Shutterfairy Photography Malou Pages told me we were going to be doing this couple’s engagement session, she didn’t mention much about the groom-to-be, only waxed poetic about the bride-to-be, saying that “you’re going to love her—she is very, very pretty!” So imagine […]Read more "Meet Me on the Sunny Road: Gerald and Barbara"