Posts from March, 2012 (16 posts)

#FF - georgia peach || philippines destination wedding photographer

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ever meet someone on FB or some other social media platform and then suddenly you totally connect and then you are like virtual BFFs and then you skype and then you email and chat and stuff and then you realize you are actually kindred spirits and then the next ...

an amazing NGO called YOUNG FOCUS - WEdnesday || manila travel photographer

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remember WEdnesdays? wednesdays - WEdnesdays - WE is us, you and me..community. wednesdays will be featuring stuff going on in communities that people need to know about…like SMUG metro manila, or NGOs like Gentle Hands, and so much more. WE. love we. :) and we love what others are doing around the metro ...

bloody mosquito - heart beats || manila travel photographer

yes i just used BLOODY in my blog post title. relax. :)

but seriously. it amazes me still, after experiencing it myself, how one SINGLE mosquito can take out a person with dengue fever.

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a nasty little mosquito photo courtesy of wiki

lover (if you dont know i affectionately call and ...

wedding dresses in italy - the voyage snaps || destination wedding & travel photographer

the last time i was in italy, i had the pleasure of visiting a delightful little bridal boutique in spoleto, umbria.

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vogue sposa is owned by a wonderful woman named lina, who has been in the bridal business for many a year.

she showed us so many divine designs…


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la union lifestyle session || destination photographer

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the last time i did a lifestyle session with  my sister must have been at least a couple or 3 years ago…we were due. and our landscape of la union coastline was perfect…

my sister came to manila over a month ago…she’s here til june. it’s been so great having ...

#FF - Rose Stein Hair & Make-Up Artist || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

only being in manila for over a year, i have been meeting lots of people in the photo and wedding industry, online and in person. connecting is one of my favorite things.
 
when i was doing a search of make-up artists, i came across rose’s name and looked up ...

my photography notebook - cortona, tuscany || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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cortona, tuscany.

such a lovely place. the place where that movie, under the tuscan sun, is located. ya. it was lovely.

cortona was no less than magical.

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the supposed house that the lady who wrote UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN stayed..

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 there were so many little “spots” or alleyways that you could just ...

WEdnesday - Gentle Hands || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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it started many years ago…. as a birthing clinic for the urban poor in metro manila. my motherinlaw, denie, started something pretty darn good, along with her hubs, my fatherinlaw. when jonathan and i moved to the philippines the first time, in 1996, that’s what i did - i was a ...

heart beats - i am a firstborn || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

this is not a recent revelation for me. not one bit.

i’m the oldest in my family of origin… the firstborn. there’s a lot that comes with being a firstborn. some stuff that is expected of you, said or silent. you are your parents experiment child; the one they try and ...

the voyage snaps - umbria & tuscany || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

umbria & tuscany…

the destination for this april’s FOLLOW YOUR HEART TOUR in ITALY.

march 21st is the deadline to register. it will be a phototour like no other.

check out our site for details…and be inspired by these photos.. :)

baci mia amico!

xotracey

ps - i’m in la union, luzon ...

#FF - fran chelico photography || philippines destination wedding photographer

 i can’t remember EXACTLY where i met frannie, as i lovingly call her…it was vancouver. probably through a vancouver wedding photographer group meetup or gathering of some sort. I had the pleasure of second shooting for her on several occasions. and i LOVED it. not only is she super talented ...

my photography notebook - seasoned love || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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i have been working on a personal project for several years now…one that is near and dear to my heart.

you see…i LOVE older people. as in senior citizens. ALL of them. yes, even the grumpy ones. :)

and i especially love watching an “older couple” interact with each other…how they ...

WEdnesdays - be a part of SMUG || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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last september, myself along with travel photographer ferdz decena embarked on something new, not only in the philippines but in asia. we started the first SMUG group.

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what is SMUG? it’s basically a bunch of photographer nuts - be it professional, hobbyists or wannabees - who come together once a month and ...

heart beats - who i am || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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there is one thing i am going to do in the next month.

and that is to get THIS saying, like in this photo i snagged off of PINTREST, onto my wall in my house.

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why? because it describes our family completely. and it’s something that we all need to be reminded ...

the voyage snaps - turkey via iPhone || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

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one thing that i dont leave home without anymore is my iPhone 4. not because i have to text. not because i just GOT to check my facebook. but because i have a camera. in my pocket. that i can pull out at any given time and photograph the ...

hiatus [hahy-ey-tuhs] || manila destination wedding & travel photographer

the definition of HIATUS is as follows:

a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

yep..that’s exactly what happened.

to some of you this may sound absolutely ridiculous…absurd…unreal. to others, namely those who have lived in metro manila or the philippines or any 3rd ...