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Category Archives: Life

Things We Love, Volume 1

The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and experiences associated with them. Jeff and I talk about this in detail in our workshops, that finding inspiration is not about wasting time poring through countless other photographers’ work for something to copy, but about devouring other art forms that move you, actually experiencing life, andView full post »

Sundays and Road Trips

I took some photos on a drive to Subic fairly recently. I needed to get away and clear my head then, so we hit the road. We drive south of Manila often, to Tagaytay and Batangas for work, so we went north this time. Back in college, Jeff would borrow his dad’s car and pick me up Sunday mornings to take me on road trips. We would save up what we could during the week for gas and snacks for the drive, and he would make us mix tapes to play on the road. There are few things I love in thisView full post »

Photographs as Proof

I shared an old black and white photo on Instagram earlier, and it’s been at the back of my mind all day since. I first saw this photograph 2-3 years ago. My heart still breaks each time I see it. It’s by Duane Michals, taken back in 1974. Below it, he wrote: “This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It had happened. She did love me. Look, see for yourself!” It’sView full post »

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 we update our Facebook page regularly, so do like the page and join us there, too! The latest issue of Wedding Essentials magazine is out. We have three destination weddings featured in it!! We are soView full post »

The Things You Love, The Things You Are, The Things You Never Want to Lose

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – The Wonder Years They say we remember the world in still images. And your life’s most important moments, you remember them this way, as photographs. This is something we’ve explored in our work over the last five years, and something we’ve spoken about in detail in our workshops. When you ask a photographer why he or she takes pictures, you will get all sortsView full post »

Moving In

For the past five years, our office has always been our spare bedroom and the nearest Starbucks. We shoot weddings and engagement sessions on location, and have never had any need for a studio, so we always found it pointless to get a separate office. To be honest, I liked editing in my pajamas because, well, who doesn’t. It’s so ridiculously comfortable. Over the last couple of years though, we’ve been feeling the need to grow our little team, but just couldn’t find theView full post »