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Category Archives: Life

Love and Stories

“Tell me a story.” During our freshman year in college, we’d often find ourselves lying down on his bedroom floor, listening to his mix tapes. I’d ask him to tell me stories of his childhood, of his life before me, of random things that happened to him that day. Since then, he’s been telling me stories. At some point over the years, he would tell me that I know all his stories already, that I’ve heard them all before, but I don’t care. He’s theView full post »


I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve found the one by how your hands fit together. And while I now think that he mostly just said that so he could hold my hand (haha), it kind of stuck around in my head. It’s a small and innocent gesture, but you can read so much from it. I like it best when they find each other and intertwine withView full post »

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 »