July 14, 2017
Storytelling through the eyes of a daylight-dweller. Let the light lead the way. Photo Diaries...
~Everything in its right time, by fate.. and by faith.
I met Trixie when I was working in TGU back in 2013. We were both soloists for different clients, writing articles for niche markets. Being on the same row in the office, our breaks and lunches together became more frequent.. and we grew close.
At that time, we were both clueless as to where we were heading in life. It came to a point when we jokingly felt ‘less of a woman’ because we both came to work without even a glimmer lent by lip balms. All I knew then was that she loved to cook, she was also a reader and she wrote well. Most of all, that she is sincere and loving. So when did Guile enter the picture?
Actually, he was already there, employed in the same company but way ahead us. I am also quite familiar with the umbrella story.. and it is such a delight to know that everything fell in its rightful place.
I may not have been able to see your love story blossom (as I had to leave the company then), but the wedding we witnessed yesterday said it all.
Everything in its right time, by fate.. and by faith.
Best wishes to both of you! Thanks for making us a part of your special day. (It was a challenging but enjoyable experience for the team!)
Coordination: Jen Murillo
Dress-up Venue: Sugarland Hotel
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Jan Nicole Puentevella Uy (The Indigo Strokes)
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bantug Lake & Ranch
Photography: Photo Diaries
Videography: Retaso Media
“Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been.”
I started shooting the female form in 2012, and Ms. Jackie was the second woman I shot for a maternity session (the first one being as equally memorable).
Around that time, I had ample space all to myself in the apartment I was renting with my aunts. The only furniture in my room was a foldable bed and a small cabinet. So what do you with white walls and big windows? A daylight studio.
When light illuminates space, it creates beauty. And possibly, when one becomes a mother, the journey nourishes the soul.
I must admit it, it has added pressure when friends entrust the documentation of their milestones to you. Then again, one has to always explore beyond comfort zones and learn to make the most out of experiences.
One of the reasons why I agreed to document Russel and Marjorie’s wedding was because their ideas were unconventional. From white walls and sneakers, golden hour excursions and silhouettes to side-stage passes and crowds. With a penchant for candids and randomness, my team and I were surely in for a ride.
In my quest for sanity (a.k.a. holding on to the things that keep the fire burning), I came across photos that I forgot I even took. Feels like a dream, from long time ago… But before I dive deep into the depths of my nostalgic soul, just want to say thank you to everyone who spent time with me, creating our own magic. (Now I sound like an oldie)
Here’s a collab with friends that I did in 2012.
Model: Ilene de Vera
HMUA: Lulu Tamboboy
Gown and Dress: Edwin Alba