Tuesday, April 24, 2007


April 14, 2007
Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Windmills and Rainforest

For the first time since I started shooting baptisms and kiddie parties, it was the dad who contacted me. Arnold contacted me through phone a few weeks before Charm's baptism as he was still in Jakarta at that time. I only met him and his wife Odha on the day of the event itself! They were too busy during the days leading up to the baptism because they were getting ready to go back to Jakarta (and take Charm with them) the very next day!

We were all late for the baptism (good thing they were still accommodated by the church) because of the horrendous traffic we encountered on Edsa on the way to the church from their house. The van the family was riding was even side-swiped by a car along the way!

In the end though, everyone forgot about the little mishaps that morning. You could tell by the way they all seemed to be having fun with the videoke machine!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the event.

Please click here for more photos!

New email addy!

It's been getting more and more difficult for me to keep track of emails as I get busier, so I've decided to create another email account solely for my clients, and for inquiries regarding my services. So, you guys may now email me at photosbyging@gmail.com. This will allow me to organize my emails better and reply to inquiries in a more timely manner.


Monday, April 23, 2007


March 25, 2007
Italianni's Libis

As Irene (Sean's mom) told me when we first met, Sean's 1st birthday party was more of an adult party than a kiddie party. They did have lootbags for the kids and Sean wore a really cool Ferrari suit! The atmosphere was very warm, and it felt like being in a big lunch out with the family. You could tell everyone enjoyed the delicious food and the chitchat.:)

Sean's very cool birthday costume!
This is Sean telling everyone how old he is.:)

Yummy dessert!

The staff of Italianni's doing the birthday song for Sean.

With Mommy and Daddy. I love red!:)

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Monday, April 16, 2007

As many of you may know, my wedding is only six weeks away. Eek! So, obviously I am drowning in the preparations. I am also currently swamped with work. I very rarely have time to go online to send out emails and it may sometimes take me hours to text people back (especially when you text me in the morning, because I wake up at noon as I usually have very late nights these days). Even though I try very hard to answer all inquiries, I may sometimes miss out on some. For this, I apologize. If you don't hear back from me in a week or two, please email/text/message me again. And I will do my very best to answer your emails/text messages/instant messages.

Thanks for understanding and thanks for all your support, guys!:)

Friday, April 13, 2007


My first maternity portrait session in months! Pheng contacted me a couple of months ago to inquire about my maternity portrait sessions. She initially wanted to have the session somewhere in Manila, but we settled on UP Diliman, instead.

I've done a number of photo sessions around the campus before (including our own prenup pictorial with Kix Tavora and Shierdan Pamintuan last week) but every time I go back there, there's always something different about the place, and no two photo sessions are ever the same.

We did the pictorial last Wednesday (April 11). We started about 4:30PM, when the light was just perfect. Pheng and Donar were great to work with. They came prepared with two sets of outfits. I usually like working with natural sunlight when doing outdoor portraits. Unfortunately, it got too dark too soon because the rain clouds were growing thick. Good thing we had already shot enough photos by then. Here are a few of my favorite ones.

And here are a few more. I will be updating this gallery once I get Pheng and Donar's choice shots.:)

And finally, I would like to thank my assistants Lyra (who left work early just for me) and my sister Pie (who just came along in case I needed an extra hand, and who'll be working with me more in other events as well).:)

Thursday, April 12, 2007


March 24, 2007
Nuestra Senora de Guia Parish (Ermita Church)
City Garden Suites

All I can say is that Maegan was such a joy to photograph! I think she enjoyed being in front of the camera so much and it really showed on her face. She gave me a lot of really cute expressions that I couldn't resist doing this:

And check out this photo. It reminds me so much of the baby on the Gerber bottle.:D Look at those lovely eyelashes!

This was one of my favorite shots from her preps before the baptism ceremony.

And this was taken towards the end of the reception when Maegan was taking a nap. Even in her sleep, she still knows how to look good for the camera.;)

Oh yeah, I also took photos of other stuff, of course. Hehehe. You may check them out by clicking here.:D

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Olin Rei

March 18, 2007
Holy Cross Parish, Cavite
Island Cove Resort

I've already posted photos from Olin's baptism on my gallery about two weeks ago but I haven't had the chance to post an entry on it until now.

I have to admit, at first I thought covering the event was going to be difficult. I mean, I have had far more challenging wedding coverages, but this was my first out-of-town baptism and neither Pete nor I was familiar with that part of Cavite. Kathy and I just kept in touch through email and phone. We couldn't set up a meeting until about a week before the event because she's from Cavite and I'm from Q.C. and it was hard finding a common schedule and a meeting place that was convenient for both of us. We settled on Mall of Asia on a Monday a week before the event. I don't usually go that far to do meet-ups (I usually meet clients at SM North Edsa or Megamall.) but fortunately, I had some other business to do around the area that day so I was able to meet up with Kathy and her hubby Amiel. We signed the contract, and they paid for the deposit, and gave me a sketch to the venues.

On the day of the baptism, Pete and I left my house early because we didn't want to run the risk of losing our way or getting stuck in traffic. The map Amiel sketched (plus the Island Cove map we got from the internet) was very helpful and we didn't get into any trouble finding the church.

Kathy and Amiel and their family were great to work with. I think they all enjoyed being photographed so that made my job a whole lot easier.:) Kathy's mom was very accommodating. She made sure Pete and I got our food (sobrang dami, di ko naubos!) and kept checking on us if we were ok. (We actually felt like we were guests.)

It was our first time on Island Cove, and we thought the place was really nice. I think Kathy did a great job on the party. Great details, nice set-up, great food. I think everyone was happy...including us.;)

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