Posts from August, 2011 (19 posts)

i will continue to follow my heart || manila destination photographer

i am writing this the night before thursday - i probably wont get to my computer tomoro am as i’m heading off bright and early for Gentle Hands, where i volunteer several days a week.

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being at the right place at the right time || manila destination wedding photographer

has that ever happened to you?

being in the right place at the right time? ya..it happened to me the last time i was in vegas.

i was there for the infamous WPPI - wedding and portrait photographers international. and one afternoon, a couple of my dear photographer friends and i went ...

slippin'...just a little :) || manila destination wedding photographer

so i failed at not posting yesterday…MONDAY! oopsy!!

and then today, tuesday it’s already evening. oh my.

it’s been a crazy week, let me tell you…in a nutshell, play-by-play:

jonathan went on a fund-development trip to japan for gentle hands - a team from japan was at gentle hands volunteering last ...

#FF - suzanne le stage || manila destination wedding photographer

i love divine appointments. “what?”, you say??? you know, when you are in the right place at the right time?

that’s EXACTLY what happened when i first met Suzanne. we had several mutual friends. i was in a coffee shop for a couple hours in kelowna, bc. i thought i’d ...

song of the angels || manila destination photographer

its funny how sometimes in your life you meet people you never forget..and always stay connected to.

that is pretty much the deal with me and christopher barran.

i met christopher here, in manila, in the late 90s. our meeting was an interesting one with a story of its own to ...

beautiful bouquets - wedding wednesday || manila destination wedding photographer

today’s wedding blog post is a sneak peek of a delightful shoot i did for scarlet begonia flowers a few weeks ago. there will definitely be more photos of this particular shoot in posts to come, but i thought it would be so perfect to feature the SNEAK PEEK today ...

TGIF - we went to "the farm" || manila destination wedding photographer

2 friday’s ago i had the priviledge to work with SCARLET BEGONIA FLOWERS from manila here. the owner, djuna, has become a good friend and when we talked about doing a shoot together, she was on it! she is launching a new line of florals, which i will leave for ...

it was monday, alright || manila destination wedding photographer

let me tell you…some mondays are not bad..and some…are worse.

today COULD have been a doozer. it started that way.

i had an 8am appointment at the kids’ school with the superintendant re getting involved with the PAC.

so..to get there, it went like this: stepped out of my house ...

#FF - sachin khona || manila destination wedding photographer

i first met sach in vancouver, through a VANPHOTOGS meet-up that i founded in 2008. i was drawn to his very peaceful and genuine personality. he was such a breath of fresh air to be around. and his story so fascinating - coming over from LONDON, UK to vancouver for the ...

follow your heart to ITALY this coming october!

our 2011 FOLLOW YOUR HEART tour to Italy will be this fall. and we will be visiting the breath-taking, coastal region of LIGURIA. also known as the ITALIAN RIVIERA, the region of LIGURIA is filled with quaint towns, exotic beaches, picturesque scenery…definitely a tour you wouldn’t want to miss!

OUR ITINERARY ...

i entered a contest || manila destination photographer

it’s true. i did. i entered a contest. it’s a travel photography contest. KLM and digital photographer philippines put it on. i thought, why not? i love travel, the assignment looks fantastic. 

so i did. i had to write a “pitch” on why they should choose me… :) and then submit ...

you know you want to... || manila destination wedding photographer

..want to laugh. when you hear all the stories and see the funny PMS cartoons. i know i do. i think my husband does…but sometimes he looks a little scared to.. ;)

today i’m not PMSing, but thought it would be a good day to laugh at it. cuz i ...

let's hang in SIENA today, shall we? || manila destination wedding photographer

it’s still tuesday right?? :) it’s almost 4pm but it is still tuesday..chuckle..the “sore eyes” have now become mostly gritty eyes so staring at computer does not work so well! however, here is today’s blogpost.

siena. we have seen it in movies - the english patient, james bond. we have heard ...

cultural weddings - manila destination wedding photographer

it’s monday again! and i get to make today’s blog WHATEVER my little heart desires! so…with that - it’s wedding showcase time!

one of the things i love about weddings is that no one is the same. i have shot more than 130 weddings. and every single one is different. and so ...

jj & bernice - manila lifestyle session || manila destination wedding photographer

i love documenting couples. couples who are OBVIOUSLY passionately in love with each other!

bernice & jj are no exception. they have been married a couple years now and i had been hounding them FOREVER if i could do an after-bridal session with them. finally this year we did it!

this is ...

amber & shane - vancouver wedding || manila destination wedding photographer

because i totally got derailed this week and mixed up my blog posts and then forgot to post a wedding one, all because (or this is what i’m blaming at least!) of the first day of school yesterday, i am blogging an extra blog today…

a delightful wedding i shot as ...

#FF - joe pulcinella || manila destination wedding photographer

mutual friends. italy. facebook. photography.

that pretty much sums up how i virtually met joe pulcinella! the world truly is getting smaller, no?

aside from our mutual italian friends and our love for photography, we both love italy. :) joe’s from the US and next year he plans on doing his ...

hong kong - where east meets west || manila destination wedding photographer

it’s one of the major hubs into asia. and rightfully so. with a global economy and being an important business capital in the world, it bridges the east and west so naturally.

hong kong was under british rule until 1997 (i remember when it happened - we had been in manila, the ...

what IS this FOLLOW YOUR HEART phototours? || manila destination wedding photographer

it really began when i went to GERMANY to shoot a wedding at a castle just outside of FUSSEN. with one of my best friends as my assistant and travel companion, we not only rocked that wedding, but we tootled around in munich and garmisch partenkirschen…and decided we were close ...