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"
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"
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"
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"
Not that I am not a fan of previews, or sneak peeks—or “teasers,” as those things are often called. I am in fact crazy about, say, movie trailers, and in some cases end up liking them better than the movies themselves (it’s an idiosyncrasy that I share with my writer friend Ari Mabansag, who likes […]Read more "Quit Playing Games: Paolo and Kiselle’s Save the Date"