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Category Archives: Engagement Portraits

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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,>>

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,>>

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>>

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>>

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).>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Eugene & Em’s Batanes Wedding

Part of what Jeff and I do is finding something about each couple to fall in love with. Euge and Em gave us so much to fall in love with that we had to use two songs for an on-site AVP for the first>>

Muslim and Ekaterina’s Boracay Wedding

Muslim and Ekaterina came all the way from Russia to get married in Shangri-La Boracay. We were already set to cover their wedding and just talking about it over emails when it occurred to me to ask>>