Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kimmi: 1st birthday party

September 19, 2010
Northeast Greenhills Clubhouse

Decor: Kidstar Kastles
Cake: Emily of Sugarbox
Host Magician: Flooch
Video: Thor Prod
Side Entertainment: Creative Party Salon
Caterer: Queensland Catering

I had the honor of working with another Singapore-based family.  I loved working with Mommy Prinzes, Daddy Robert, and their two precious little girls.  Of course, it didn't hurt that the party was held at one of my favorite venues, and I was able to work with some of my friends in the kiddie party industry.

Below are some of the photos from Kimmi's party.

The front cover of the cute invite.

The birthday girl getting all dressed up in her fairy princess attire.

The cute and colorful cake by Emily of Sugarbox.

Venue set-up was by Kidstar Kastles (led by the lovely Imma Ongteco).  If you want an explosion of colors at your party, you can never go wrong with these guys! :)

We took a few outdoor family shots before the party.  Unfortunately, it was still too hot and the little girls weren't in the mood for solo shots yet.  I do love these semi-candid shots of the family.:)

Mommy and Daddy participating in one of the games.

Kimmi's big sister Reeze is such a smart little girl!

Another one of Kimmi.

The siblings enjoying the program by Flooch.

They had a special guest!

After the party, we were finally able to take some solo shots of the birthday girl.

Of course, I had to take photos of the big sister as well! :)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Luis' 4th birthday party and Yani's dedication

September 12, 2010
Riverfront Residences Clubhouse

Almost 4 years ago, I photographed Luis' dedication and then his 1st birthday party a few months after.  Last year, I was happy to know that Luis was now a big brother to Yani. Mommy Nalyn and Daddy Sam decided to have a joint celebration for Yani's dedication and Luis' 4th birthday party.  And I was honored to be invited to photograph another milestone for this young family.

Below are some of the photos from the party.

Nalyn takes full credit for all the party details. Even the balloons were made right at their home! :)

I love Pocoyo!

More details...

One of Yani' party dresses and her shoes.

Before the celebration started, we took a few family photos.

Aren't they cute? :) This was one of my favorite shots of the family.

Then it was time for Yani to change into her second outfit.

Meanwhile, I was able to chat up with Luis for a bit. He's really growing up to be a smart and witty little boy! We had a full conversation about his school and a lot of other stuff. :)

More family photos...

There was a whole dessert spread also prepared by Nalyn!

Some photos of the dedication.

Then it was time to enjoy the yummy food.

The birthday boy enjoying his party.


Monday, July 04, 2011

MY maternity photos!

This entry has been on my blog drafts for over 3 weeks. If you've been visiting this blog the past few months, you'll notice I've been putting up an average of one entry per month. Not because I don't have anything to post, but because ever since I got pregnant, my brain just refused to work most of the time.:P I was supposed to put this up before I gave birth but then there was a typhoon, and we had a power outage, and things got crazy because we realized we still had tons to do before the baby arrived. And before I got the chance to even turn on my computer again, I found myself at the hospital giving birth. Well, I wish my birthing story was that simple, but we're getting ahead of my story here...

So, maternity photos...

I have always loved taking maternity portraits. In fact, I started shooting beautiful mommies-to-be even before I shot my very first kiddie event. So, when I finally got pregnant, I knew I wanted to have my own maternity photos taken. There was only one problem. All the preggy ladies I have ever worked with seemed to have that pregnancy glow that people always talk about. I didn't. In fact, most people who saw me would immediately guess that my baby was a boy--which is just another way of saying that I didn't exactly look radiant.:P Even my dad once told me how I was "getting uglier by the day". And believe me, it sounds much worse when said in Waray!

Anyway, after thinking about it, I decided I was going to get my photos taken no matter what. I knew I wanted something to remind me of that time of life. Besides, I wanted to prove that anybody can get nice maternity shots--even me. So, I called up EJ Litiatco and asked her if she could help me out. If there was anybody who could make me look good, it was EJ. Of course, I asked my sister Pie and good friend Ces Kasilag to be my photographers. As a photographer, I had a pretty good picture of how I wanted my photos to look like, and I knew I could count on these girls to hear out my ideas.

We set the date of the photoshoot on May 26th which was also my 34th week of pregnancy and our 4th wedding anniversary! I've always wanted to have an anniversary pictorial with Pete but we kept putting it off. And since this was going to be our last anniversary before we welcome a third member of our family, I knew it was the right time to do it.

Anyway, here are just a few shots take by Pie. (I'm still waiting for the photos from Ces.)

We started with some casual shots at our living room.

Then we took the session outside.  This was one of my favorites.:)

Another favorite.

When Pete got home, we took a few more outdoor shots before it got too dark.

And then it was time for another outfit and makeup change. :)

Thanks again to EJ Litiatco, her brother Dondi, Ces Kasilag, and my sister Pie Lorenzo! :)
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