23.11.13

For a moment

There will be no updates in this blog anytime soon as my sister and  I are preparing for world domination. Kidding aside, we have a business going on and it's going to be LEGENDARY (as your uncle Barney Stinson would say). I'll keep you posted on that one.

20.8.13

Out of Mongolia

An exquisite showcase of talent and helluva skill where less is (truly) more. I would trade a great weekend for this craft!

Photography | Manzi Gomez x Bry Manaloto
Hair and Makeup | Thirdie Octavo x Kevin Ives
Styling and Art Direction | Paolo Sumayao
Models | Tani Bombeo x Jane x Candy Wang
Neckpieces by Dylan Funa Gallaza


20.7.13

Eugene + Ruth

My work 9 years ago as an assistant to a photographer (doing all sorts of administrative task) didn't spark the interest in me taking photos for a living (not even a hobby). To me it was about proving myself to my mother and my peers that I am working and earning. Even the earning part wasn't essential, it's the proving part that made the 11 months worthwhile. It wasn't even what I wanted, but I had work! I remember a canon camera, I remember saving tons of pictures after the wedding. I remember customers getting angry at me for a some shots they didn't like. Who cares, I wasn't the photographer, I was the messenger. And because I loved my job I got curious (not interested) about what photographers and camera men do during weddings. I kinda put that lesson in my brain somewhere which I put into some good use today.

How did I learn to love photography? I'm not sure. All I know is that I love art, I love people's faces and I survey them through my camera. I love emotions - all sorts and I love looking at them in my pictures. It is true, pictures tell stories and they do not lie.

In May, I had the chance to cover a very simple wedding. The thing about being a wedding photographer is that you have to deal with everyone - from random kids, to parents, to nosy neighbors, and of course the bride and the groom. And because it is a wedding, it has to be close to perfection. Since I am not a professional photographer I panic a lot especially during big celebrations. Gladly, the wedding. my friend and I attended had the nicest people and the nicest crowd. To think I was the 'main' photographer, I had fun and I ate plenty of cake. That was the best part! hahaha.

Here's the bonus part, the groom played the drums, the bride, the made of honor (bride's sister), and the bride's father sang. What a treat! To Eugene and Ruth, thank you for the opporutnity (and the cake).


Eugene + Ruth
May 18, 2013
Lemery, Batangas



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29.6.13

Get the Look: Sunkissed Beauty Edition

I am all for skin care and hair protection even when you are under the sun getting that tan all day long. Lighter skin gets burned easily, get an SPF100 sunscreen before puting on makeup. Avoid hair damage by applying sun care protective hair veil before soaking in sea water. At the end of the day, when the sun is out and the makeup is gone, all you need is a sunburned-free skin and a glossy hair. Having fun is keeping your skin healthy. Have a fun summer!

Here's how to get that perfect summer glow!

Get the Look: Sunkissed Beauty Edition


H&M plastic sunglasses
$7.62 - hm.com


Smashbox
beauty.com



Boots no7
target.com


Sun care
target.com


Estée Lauder beauty product
$35 - johnlewis.com


Aveda beauty product
$31 - debenhams.com


Nars cosmetic
$22 - liberty.co.uk


22.6.13

Courtside Couture

Today's facebook newsfeed was brought to you by the NBA finals. But first, congratulations Miami Heat for winning the game! I was secrectly watching the game and never posted anything nor commented about it - not even on twitter. But it was a good game. The NBA stars were not the only celebrities in the arena, Justin Bieber was there today, and almost all of the courtside celebrities cheering for their team also dressed up as if they're one of the players. Ball caps, tight jeans, sneakers and a lotta blings are staple fashion during NBA season. Here are my top pick courtside couture from Polyvore:  sheer floral top, tight demin jeans, a really nice backpack, very comfortable high top sneakers, red watch from my favorite brand - swatch and a ball cap.

Courtside



Juicy Couture denim skinny jeans, 5,910 PHP / Aéropostale multi colored shoes, 2,605 PHP / Studded bag, 875 PHP / Plastic jewelry, 2,625 PHP