Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Bond Like No Other

There's a special bond between a mother and her daughter. 
 "They [Children and mothers] never truly part. They are bound in the beating of each other's heart."


I am working on this sweet session between a mother and her daughter. The full set will be coming soon. 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vintage Charm

...and an unpretentious attitude is beauty personified.





Model: Maika Lim of Figura 
Styling: Issa Gequillo Laya-og
HMUA: Kael Bontia Hernandez

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Sunday Afternoon

Picked flowers
Brought some reading books
Sat down, but contemplated instead
Oh life...

 
A roller coaster of emotions lately that is best expressed in an excerpt from the movie Tangled, 

Flint: You okay? 
Rapunzel: I'm terrified
Flint: Why?
Rapunzel: I've been looking out the window for 18 years, 
dreaming about what it might feel like 
when those lights rise in the sky. 
What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be. 
Flint:It will be
Rapunzel: and what if it is?
Flint: Well, that's the good part, you get to go 
and find a new dream. 

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A Project 64 Out of the Box: blue green entry


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

{Events} Sinulog Mardi Gras, the Grand Parade 2012

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."
- Martha Graham -



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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{Events} Sinulog sa Kabataan 2012

 "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music."

  *Kabataan = Youth

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Viva!!!

Viva Pit SeƱor to all fellow Cebuanos and visitors!


Happy Sinulog!
 
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Who Does Anyway?

"Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect."


A photo entry for Project 64 Out of the Box: wild strawberry

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Be Still and Stay Cute

It's nice to wake up into something familiar. This is what I learn to appreciate when last month Bok has started to come by my room once he wakes up in the morning. He will nuzzle his nose at me from the bedside; it is his way of telling me to wake up. This very sweet moment from our pet will last for a couple of minutes before he bids adieu and returns to his own kennel for breakfast. I realize that this has become so familiar. Even too familiar that every time he fails to drop by it feels like something is amiss; and on those days, the first thing that I always ask in the morning is his whereabouts.


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Monday, January 09, 2012

The Best Face Photo in 2011

I have so many things to be grateful for in 2011. Foremost of which was the opportunity to meet several awesome families, kids, teens, and couples. I realize that each one have their own attitude, beauty, and charm. Each person's characteristics definitely make each individual unique and beautiful. I plan to post my top portrait photos for 2011, but I have not gotten around to it yet. Sigh; however, there's one particular session and photo that is my most favorite. 

The Best Face Photo in 2011 goes to Khanna. This adorable girl gave me the sullen look when I attempted to take her photo. She was sulking because we left her alone to play with chalks while I took pictures of her mom and sister. My, she's one handful but adorable little girl.






























































This is a photo entry for the I Heart Faces | Best Face Photo in 2011


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Friday, January 06, 2012

Look Right Into Your Soul

“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.” 
- C. Joybell C. -

The first week of 2012 is almost over and while the blogosphere has been declaring their look-backs and goals, here I am still struggling how to put into words my reflections for the past year and my intentions for this year. A consolation though is I have already found MY WORD for this year. I'll share when I'm ready. For now, I'll keep and mold it in my heart and mind. I'll savor it for now as MINE.













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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

{Sneak Peek}: Ahoy Sailors!

Play is when you let your imagination run free.


Come back soon for the full set. Meanwhile, don't forget to take a break and play just like a child. :)

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Monday, January 02, 2012

{Family}: The Pilot's Are In Town

"Life give us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moment we get memories that last a lifetime..."

I'd like to believe that I gave the family, in one of my last sessions in 2011, the photos that they may treasure forever. Meet the wonderful family in the previous sneak peek, the Pilot's...


But hey, let me back track a little bit because before I got the smiles from the little boy, Louis, we were off with a grumpy start. We attributed his grumpiness to the fact that we woke him up from his afternoon nap. Yes, it was not a good idea, but my friend who was also a high school classmate, Lucille, had a hectic schedule considering that they were just visiting for three weeks. We just had to do it.


The things that parents would do to pacify a kid even if they would be pointing to different directions, confusing? And they would have to pass him over their heads (double grin). A hands-down to Arjen and Lucille as parents because they had great patience and they most certainly knew how to make their kid laugh, to smile, and to have fun.


We had the photo session in downtown Cebu and in a Sunday afternoon in December. December days were short so we were losing light fast. Since I prefer natural light on sessions especially with kids because it's more "au naturale", I had to step out of their zone and let the family be so I can capture their moments alone. It worked. I especially love the series below where Louis was playing with the grasses and he would tease his mom. Louis is one passionate kid too he liked to tackle you down, just like in a rugby game.


At the end of the day, we finally got smiles from Louis. The Pilot's, they are such a beautiful family. I saw the family after the shoot for a couple more times and I am glad that after that not so good start with Louis we are now buddies and he now hams it up for me at the camera. I would like to think we are very good buddies because he would now play nose to nose with me. He's such a cute kid, he'll grow up handsomely as well. :) 


They had to leave and return to their home in Netherlands, it will be long before I would see this family again. So long Argen, Lucille, and Louis. I hope you all had a good flight back home. Thank you to Lucille and Arjen for letting me capture your precious moments as a family and the genuine laughter. I enjoyed your company and the funny banter about how you both end up together. ;)

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I hope everyone started the year right. I hope you were all safe celebrating the New Year revelry. 

Have a great 2012 one and all.


A Project 64 Out of the Box: green entry.

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