Posts from April, 2013 (16 posts)

the fabulous 5 || family lifestyle session - manila, philippines

it was a session i couldn’t wait to do; this family LOVES getting photos taken, and taking photos of their amazing family..yet i always find that when i’m doing close friends, i get nervous…as in i want to fill my drawers/pelicans flapping around in my ...

St Paul's Journey & the 7 Churches | Biblical Historical Tour of Turkey - September 22-29, 2013

a tour walking the streets of historical, biblical times through Turkey of the Bible.

more at this blog post…

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krung thai - the best thai restaurant in the metro...IMHO || travel photographer

after my family lifestyle session with the Nichols family we went over to marikina to grab some thai to eat.

i’m not familiar with marikina and always up for something new, so i was stoked to go.

and there lay, a little hole-in-the-wall resto that, in my opinion, has ...

a meander through EPHESUS, TURKEY || travel photographer

it was a crisp yet sunny november day. i remember it well. there was much anticipation as we drove from kusadasi to ephesus with our tourguide. i was going to be walking through the streets that i had read about in the bible. SURREAL.

when we got there i was ...

the view from the campanile - venice, italy || travel photographer

there was one thing i always wanted to do, every time i went to venice but never got to it - climb the campanile in san marco square and view my beloved venezia from a bird’s eye view.

my last trip i did just that. it was a cool fall ...

eremo delle grazie - spoleto, umbria, italy || italy travel tours

when i was in umbria, we stayed for 3 nights in the most amazing accomodations.

eremo delle grazie…what was once a monastery is now an amazing bed & breakfast.

nestled in the forested hills just over 4km from the town of spoleto, eremo delle grazie’s heritage as a hermitage ...

weekend markets of makati - salcedo & legazpi || travel photographer

i LOVE markets. as in LOVE them. :)

and when its the weekend, there is no better place than makati. being the central business district during the week, its like a ghost town in comparison on the weekends. and makati also hosts two of my favorite markets.

on saturdays there is ...

a day at oktoberfest || travel photographer

in 2008 i went to oktoberfest. it was when i was in europe shooting a destination wedding at neuschwenstein castle

of course if you are in or around munich at oktoberfest, you can’t NOT go.

the funny thing? i think beer is gross. but knew that didn’t matter ...

destination wedding at kawayan cove, philippines - second shooting with Pilar Tuason || travel & destination wedding photography

when i receive a message from pilar that we have an out of town wedding, i’m always giddy - an out of town wedding means it’s gonna be somewhere dreamy!

last january this was just the case. we only had to drive just over 2 hours to get to ...

tristan & charmaine - the reception at angels fields in tagaytay || second shooting with pilar tuason

the reception of tristan and charmaine was GORGEOUS! the planners did an outstanding job and the venue - wow! and the venue - angels field - so dreamy.

the details were out of this world amazing!  so grateful to be able to capture these amazing days of couples as a second shooter with ...

sakura in vancouver is ever so loverly || travel photographer

 leo-1.jpgspring days like these i most certainly miss my beloved hometown of vancouver…you have a lovely sakura season xo

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CCR - Cappadocia Cave Resorts || travel photographer

when i was in turkey shootin for Lonely Planet Philippines magazine, our schedule was jam packed full of wonderfulness! :) one of the areas we toured in was Cappadocia, in the heart of the country. here lie the magical fair chimney homes and it feels like you are in a completely ...

St Paul's Journey & the 7 Churches | Biblical Historical Tour of Turkey - September 22-29, 2013

St Paul’s Journey & the 7 Churches
September 22-29, 2013

Imagine walking thru the cities that the Apostle Paul walked through where the 7 churches of the New Testament were? It is written in the Bible:

…I was caught up in spirit on the Lord’s day and heard behind ...

tristan & charmaine - the ceremony & portraits || second shooting with pilar tuason

a long pause between this post and the getting ready shots of tristan and charmaine’s wedding! sorry friends!

this wedding was abosolutely wonderful on all fronts..i had so much fun second shooting with pilar… :)

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their stunning reception at Angel’s Fields in Tagayatay is coming up next… :)

fly, so high, in the sky...in turkey || travel photographer

when i first was in turkey the first time, part of my gig was to do a hot air balloon ride for the article.

maybe i’ll just take photos from the ground”. except i realized the cost of it, that the company was paying for me to do, so ...

venice...you still have my heart || travel photographer

these are some of my most favorite photos i’ve taken in venice - from my first trip back in 2008.

and until today, i thought i had lost these forever. so when i happened upon them in my time machine’s backups, to say i was thrilled is an understatement ...