Sunflowers at UP Diliman

Once a year, the university avenue is lined with these bright yellow good vibe-giving flowers and I love them so much that I always make time to see them. Of course, I drag my friends along as well! All these were taken in 2015; I remember I would go to work early so I can arrive in UP just before the sun sets, giving my subject those beautiful backlight.



Throwback Thursday: Moalboal Sardine Run

Because happy month of the ocean! This sardine bowl was crazy beautiful and was the most challenging underwater shoot but also a ton of fun. It’s a stupendous sight to witness millions of tiny little fishes swimming in the same direction but will part like the red sea when you attempt to get closer. I’m so glad I have friends who patiently dive over and over while I struggle to frame both diver and sardines in the position I want. I’m ecstatic with the results though! Moalboal is definitely a place to return to; can’t wait to go back!

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[photos taken July 2015]

Throwback Thursday: Marikina Pool Shoot

When my high school friend returned to the Philippines during her summer break from grad school, I finally got to fulfill the promise I made to her a long time ago: a pool shoot! I dragged her and her sister to the swimming pool tucked in the condominium complex they were staying at, and thankfully we had the area all to ourselves.

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I had fun shooting these dimpled sisters, and judging from their faces, they enjoyed it as well!

Throwback Thursday: Little Z on the Big Field

There is a serious dearth of kids in this blog, which is weird since babies and toddlers are my absolute favorite subjects to shoot. So let me remedy that today!


[Images taken sometime in 2015]

Spent this morning making whales and shrimps and octopuses and turtles out of playdoh for my godchild, making it tough for me to go to work today. How do mommies do it?? I miss him already!

Throwback Thursday: Rustic Mornings

One of the perks of being a Marikenya is that my favorite breakfast place Rustic Mornings is a stone’s throw away. My high school friend, Christine and I celebrated the new year (2015) in this quaint house-turned-restaurant full of interesting details and yes, good food! Going through the photos is enough to make me hungry:

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