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Benny & Noey’s Wedding

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” — Annie Leibovitz From the very beginning, Jeff and I have always felt this to be true. It really is about finding things about our couples to fall in love with. This was easy with Benny and Noey. They’re chill and laid-back, and so much fun to shoot. We shot their Ting Hun last year, too. When Noey laughs,... Read More

Francis and Maui’s Wedding

We see the world in images and words. Stories. Photographs should be able to speak for themselves, but when you have the right words too, embrace them. Own them. They allow for more depth, nuance, and gravity. There is nothing I can say that will come close to this though, so these words I share today aren’t mine. Francis’ own, in his profoundly moving letter to Maui: “Relationships aren’t supposed to be easy, and ours certainly wasn’t an easy ride.... Read More

The Folkman Fam

I’ve been following Amber of @amommabroad on Instagram for over two years now. She blogs on A Momma Abroad as well, and probably knows Manila better than most of us locals do. I’ve been seeing her IG updates for so long that I kind of felt like I already knew her going in. I knew her boys were adorable, but apparently, I had no idea how much. The energy in their house is something else. Jeff and I have one... Read More

Dom and Joyce’s Wedding

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” ― The Chaos of Stars / Dom and Joyce were surrounded by overflowing love from family and friends last Saturday. Jeff and I love shooting beautiful details, and there were plenty here, but we will always treasure genuine moments above everything else. This wedding had those in spades. Theirs is a quiet love that needs no... Read More

Kendrick and Nissan’s Engagement Shoot

This was a fun afternoon spent at Antipolo Beehouse. We love how Ken and Nissan can go from silly to romantic in a hot second. There’s an ease and comfort to couples who have been together for a long time. They fall into place easily with each other, as if their limbs have known forever where to go, where they belong. Hair and makeup by Jelly Eugenio | Styling by Jeff Galang... Read More

Brylle and Abby’s Wedding

Abby was not allowed to have a boyfriend before she graduated college. She asked Brylle if he could wait. He waited. A few years down the line, he moved to Singapore for work and asked her to move there with him. She chose to stay in Manila because her work was here, and she had promises to her family to keep. He understood, and waited again. After 9 years of being together, they tied the knot over the weekend. Twice,... Read More

Richmond and Elaine + Sage

Jeff and I spent a quiet, cozy morning with this little family in their home recently. We shot Richmond and Elaine’s wedding last January 2016, and now they’re a family of three. It felt wonderful to see them as parents, and Sage was so soft and sweet, I didn’t want to leave. Haha. Day-in-the-life sessions make me happy. Styled sets are fun and all, but it means more to us to shoot at a family’s home or at a nearby... Read More

To Remember

When I was 16 and we were a few months into the relationship, I used to write my name on Jeff’s hands and arms. Writing has always helped me make sense of the world, and I wanted to see if my name on his skin made sense, this boy who read me poetry and drew flowers and sad faces on my knees. I used to think it was a curse, feeling every thing so much all the time, like this... Read More