Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Isay's Post Debut Photoshoot

When my sister-Isay turned 18 the whole family had sore eyes. No kidding! It really is a funny situation to be in and of course is a good story to tell but Isay wasn't so happy about it. Celebrating your 18th birdthay is sort of like a big deal for girls in the Philippines since it is the 'debut' of the girl who has now turned into a lady. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Our Adventures: Coron day 2

Day 2 of our Coron Adventure started out with waking up to a nice sunny morning. The above photo shows the view from  our room. 

Paul, taking advantage of the sun's rays and capturing its glare on the photo. 

A nice and quiet morning at Sunz en Coron. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Another Busy Weekend

Yummy Red Velvet brownies from my sister's bridal shower.

We had another busy weekend last October 20-21, 2012. Saturday was my sister's bridal shower at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas. Paul took some great photos of the sunset across the Ortigas city view. He really loves those kinds of views. Watch out for those photos! :) 

The photo above is a shot of the red velvet brownies I ordered from my friend Barbie. You can check out more of her amazing baked creations here

I have a thing with cupcakes during celebrations and I really love how they are set up in a tier. :) 
Beautiful cake toppers from Val and Chad's wedding. 

Right after checking out of Astoria the next day- I had my nails done and had my hair curled since we were going to attend the wedding of our good friend Vhal to Chad :) 

We shot their zombie prenup which you can check out here

Although Paul wasn't able to take much photos since we were enjoying catching up with friends from our College Publication :) 

It really was another busy weekend but it was a weekend of celebrations and another opportunity for great photos! :) 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My 1st Photowalk: Worldwide Photowalk with CCA

Assembling the crowd, CCA's president Tots De Guzman,calls everyones' attention.
Photo Walk, is a social event/gathering of photographers and or individuals that are into photography that would walk around to take some pictures.  These walks aims to improve, sharpen and practice the participants' skills.

Enan Catalan walking through the Streets of Antipolo

Oct 13, 2012 -  I was fortunate enough to join 
a photo walk.  Not just any photo walk but a World Wide Photowalk.  A global event put up by: http://worldwidephotowalk.com.  

Camera Club of Antipolo took part in this global event, representing Antipolo. 

I couldn't remember when I joined Camera Club of Antipolo, but I can still remember that I was looking for a group to learn from about the art of photography.  I was directed by a friend of mine in college that there is group of shutter bugs like me based in Antipolo, and thats when I found out about them in Facebook. 

 I've been aching to join in their activities but due to  conflict of schedule(work schedule), I haven't been able to join their activities. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Naomi Ashbel's First Birthday

A simple collage of Pretty Mommy Aimee, birthday girl Naomi and all the colorful sweets! 

Our good friend Aimee and her family has been planning the celebration of Naomi's first birthday for a long time now. 

The family decided to have Naomi's Dedication and Birthday Celebration at the same day. 

The venue of the event was at Largos Nature's Garden which is at the heart of Cainta. I personally did not think that there was a venue as nice as that in the middle of bustling Cainta. It was a big venue with a high roof and lots of different plants, fixtures, Christmas lights and varied decorations. 

Kevin's friends with the birthday girl. 

For me, what made the party extra special was the fact that we got to hang out not only with our good old College friends but we also got to spend time with our godchildren. We took turns taking care of 2 month old Marcus and Bradley. It is always funny to think that the once bottles of alcohol present during our gatherings has now changed to bottles of baby milk but what has not changed is the great friendship that has lasted through these years. 

Naomi had an M&M's themed birthday which meant lots of colors and sweets! :) 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Busy Weekend!

Pretty Mommy Aimee and the birthday girl :)

We had a pretty busy weekend-- we covered Naomi Ashbell's first birthday party last Sunday; which pretty much took the whole day. :) It was a great way to catch up with friends and the new additions to our group -baby Marcus and Bradley :) --watch out for more photos soon!  

Baby sis Isay is now a lady!

When Isay turned 18- we all had sore eyes! No kidding!!! So we had to put off the celebration --so now that she's turning 20, we decided to have a post debut shoot for her- to celebrate her turning into a lady. Hey! Better late than never right?  :) 

More photos soon! :) 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our Adventures: Coron: Day 1

View from up the air. (L) is the ever busy Manila and (R) is getting a glimpse of paradise-Palawan. 

I booked our flight to Coron last February during a Cebu Pacific Seat Sale- I was able to get our tickets for only P1,800! That's already round trip for the both of us! :) 

I always love taking photos of what I am leaving behind (Manila) and where I am headed (in this case, Palawan).

Well Traveled Book- this book has already been to Cebu and now Coron. 

Book 4 - A Feast of Crows of a Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) was my companion during times of waiting in the airport or any where else. This was taken on the bus going on the plane at NAIA Terminal 3. You can see the other passengers in the background. 

The planes that traveled to Coron were smaller than the usual domestic airplanes- they only had two rows for seats and smaller propellers. When we got on board the plane I couldn't help but smile since 'Blurry' by Puddle of Mud was playing in the plane --I don't think that would be the appropriate song on any plane-- the song was eventually changed to a Korean all-boy pop song about a lipstick, which probably suited the other Korean passengers on board. 

Just a note that there will be more mention of Koreans in our Coron trip. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Naomi Ashbel

It's a great feeling to be part of Naomi's first year- this is her birthday invitation and the photos used here are all by Paul. :) 

We will also be covering her birthday party this Sunday. 

Happy Birthday Naomi! :) 

Friday, October 12, 2012

We're back!

Arriving at the Island.

We're back! We haven't been able to post for the last couple of days since we went on a 5 day vacation to Coron in Palawan. 

It was great to be able to get away and have -what really felt like a honeymoon. Our 'honeymoon' after the wedding was a quick stay in Thunderbird Resorts in Rizal- which is like 20-30 minutes from where we live. 

I was really able to feel what it was like to get away from the hustle and bustle that is our daily lives in Manila and just get away to paradise! 

You guys can expect posts of our trip to Palawan -soon and since we stayed in Coron for 5 days there are lots of things to blog about and of course lots of great photos! :) 

The photo above is just a preview of more photos! The picture is when we arrived on Coron Island. 

During our trip I would take notes and save them into my iPhone- there is just so much to see, to do and to discover in Coron. ^_^

So check up on our blog every once in a while since there will definitely be lots of blog posts! I'm so excited to start sharing our vacation with you - even if we also have work (ugh!) waiting for us and thankfully some shoots and projects to do but I do love being busy and getting creative with my husband-that's just how we roll! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Vhal and Chad's Left for Dead Prenup Shoot

Val and Chad ready to kick some zombie ass. 

Just like High School Friends, the friends you meet in College have a special place in your heart,, especially if you were able to maintain the friendship even after graduation. 

That was also the case with our friendship with Valerie or 'Vhal'. 

Paul first saw Valerie when she was a freshman in College and they were both cast in the play 'Wanted a Muchacho' but since they were both taking up the same course (Computer Science) they got to know each other better and together with our other friend Jomart shared the same passion and love for drawing. Which is why they all ended up being part of the College Publication as Cartoonists where I also joined eventually as a writer and the rest is history. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Our Adventures: Day 2 in Cebu

Paul enjoying his coffee with a daytime view of the city.

Sunday was our 'tour the city day' since we were already heading back to Manila on Monday morning. So we got up early since we knew we had a long day ahead of us.   

Our room during the day.

Our room during the night. 
In case I haven't mentioned it yet - we stayed in the Crown Regency Towers in Cebu. Since there was a great deal I found online. 

Our room on the 30th floor. For some reason they gave us two Queen sized beds- this is the one we didn't use except for the pillows.

Paul taking some photos while waiting for our friend Charen who will be taking us around.