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Category Archives: Engagement Portraits

Jeff and Jasmine’s Engagement Shoot — Taipei, Taiwan

Jeff and I love laid-back engagement shoots, when it’s pared down to the essentials. We love shooting outdoors, and in existing spaces with natural light that people pass through and occupy on a regular basis. There’s character and history and a realness to these places that resonate>>

Douglas and Laura’s Engagement Shoot — Coron, Palawan

Jeff met Doug and Laura a few months ago, but it was my first time to meet them at the airport, when we were all lining up for check-in for our Busuanga flight. Perhaps it was the early hour and my lack of caffeine, but I could have sworn I was looking at teenagers! I’m happy to say that>>

Mon and Ruby’s Engagement Shoot — Tokyo, Japan

“The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson / Jeff and I had a fantastic time running around Tokyo with Mon and Ruby. The mood was chill and the conversation easy, and with the autumn leaves as background, we>>

Tim and Karen’s Day After Shoot — Tokyo, Japan

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden It was a rainy spring day in Tokyo with newlyweds Tim and Karen. They’ve just recently gotten>>

Goki and Maylyn’s Anilao Engagement Shoot

This was our first time to meet Goki and Maylyn. A few minutes into the shoot, I felt compelled to ask how long they’ve been together. Because it felt like they were still on their first few dates. He laughed with abandon, out loud, and with a joy so tangible you could almost reach out and>>

James and Angelica’s Engagement Shoot

Early morning light, coffee, and a bookstore. Jeff and I are geeks and bibliophiles, so getting to run around an empty bookstore again was a treat. It’s been a couple of years since we last shot in one. We’re not quite morning people, but we happily wake up for that glorious light>>

Mark and Melissa’s Day After Shoot – Kyoto, Japan

Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with having the wedding preparations completely behind>>

Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s been raving about the coffee, and they seriously>>

Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

Hong Kong means a lot to us and we’re usually there twice a year to shoot, so it’s pretty familiar, but Henrik and Ria showed us a Hong Kong we’ve never seen before. Well, technically, just Jeff this time. If you’ve been following the recent blog updates, I missed this>>

Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

Jeff had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of shoots without me last week. I had to sit this trip out because I broke my leg last month and am still recovering from the operation. (No worries, I’ll be back on my feet soon!) Hundreds of iMessages (mostly of weepy emoji faces from me because I>>

Ralph and Paula’s Sydney, Australia Engagement Shoot

There are people you just hit it off with right from the start. Ralph and Paula would be two of those people for us. Paula and I got to email a bit, and since we’ve been friends on both Facebook and Instagram, I’ve been finding out that we love pretty much the same things. Meeting them>>

Jovi and Joan’s Engagement Shoot and Wedding

We shot Jovi and Joan’s engagement shoot at Tagaytay Highlands a few weeks before their wedding. Jeff and I can’t get enough of these two! We hit it off on musical inclinations and a shared soft spot for vinyl records alone, but taking pictures of them is seriously bordering on>>

Marc and Alicia’s Coron Engagement Shoot

Marc and Alicia got married last weekend. It was all sorts of lovely, and I can’t wait to blog about it (along with many other weddings that I’ll hopefully get around to blogging soon). But for now, I want to share their engagement session last month, shot in Coron, Palawan. It was>>

Kicking Off 2014

Wedding season has been nothing short of wonderful for me and Jeff. I’ve been on an incredible high through most of it, really. We hit the ground running this year, and we’re both so psyched and looking forward to the rest of it. I couldn’t let this month end without sharing a>>

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

The past couple of months have been all sorts of amazing for me and Jeff. We’ve been all around Manila and Tagaytay, and flew to Singapore, Cebu, and Amanpulo for some shoots. We’ll also be heading to Hong Kong in a few days for more. I haven’t been able to find time to blog, but>>

Alain and Kathy’s Wedding

As if straight out of a movie, Alain and Kathy met on a flight — he being a pilot, and she a flight attendant. There was wooing, a long distance relationship, and an earlier scheduled wedding that didn’t push through. But things like this, they happen at their most perfect time. And at>>