"Fall in love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything."
FR. PEDRO ARRUPE, S.J.
Growing up, my parents taught me that the secret to going through life without regret is to live authentically. I became a wedding photographer to discover what makes each relationship unique, witnessing the tender moment between father and daughter and seeing the sparks between two people in love. These are the kinds of images I want to take: photos that show the candid moments of love and laughter.
My Shooting Philosophy
It’s important that I get to know each of my couples on a personal level. That way, I get to feature you in the best light and capture those moments when you are at your happiest and most relaxed. It’s all about trust and less about posing you for a photo, making sure that your personalities shine through in every picture.
What is your style?
I've coined the term Boutique Wedding Photographer to describe what I do. Style goes beyond just the look of the photos, which are soft, bright, warm and clean.
How many photos will we receive and when will we receive them?
You have access to all the photos taken during your shoot! Just provide a storage device or include a USB to your package. The edited photos take between 2-8 weeks depending on the type of shoot we’ll do.
How long do shoots last?
For the wedding day, I shoot for 10 hours. After that, I can stay and party with you! I offer different packages for engagement and milestone shoots, depending on what you need.
How many photographers will be shooting during the wedding?
When you book a shoot, you can be sure you'll get me as your main photographer! I’ve done intimate weddings by myself, especially for destination weddings. I have a team of two other photographers for bigger events where things can get busy. I recommend booking a package with me and two photographers for weddings above 100 guests to get a more complete coverage of all the angles during the day.
I’m not very comfortable in front of the camera.
Most couples I meet tell me they don’t know how to have their photos taken, but that might be because the photographer doesn’t make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Before accepting any booking, I do a Discovery Meeting with each couple to look for our chemistry and see how I can make you feel at ease. Nobody looks bad in photos when they feel relaxed in front of the camera. My goal is to help you do that. Trust me, you look great!
What languages do you speak?
I speak English, Filipino, and Hokkien Chinese fluently. I also know a bit of Mandarin Chinese and German to make it through casual chats.
Do you cover same-sex weddings?
Of course! It would be a pleasure to capture any celebration of love in all its forms.
What costs do we shoulder in a shoot?
For anywhere outside the Greater Manila area and around the world –travel costs, meals and accommodations. I’m flexible with these when we discuss the details of your shoot.
Would you need to be provided meals during shoots?
Yes, please! I would be very grateful to be fed the same meals like the other guests. Any good meals and drinks are appreciated to fuel me for a day of moving around!
How can we make sure our pictures turn out amazing?
Light is everything and golden hour is the best light available! We'll discuss how to fit in the portrait shoot throughout the day's schedule in our Itinerary Planning, to make sure we can create the most beautiful pictures.
Can we book your for more than one day?
Yes! If it’s going to be a multi-day affair, contact me to talk more about special packages.
Do you offer discounts?
I give special rates for weddings during the week and off-seasons. Ask me about it when we meet.
Why should we hire you?
Because it will be so much fun! The shoot will be very chill. It will be like hanging out with a friend who just so happens to be a wedding photographer!
How do we hire you?
Send an inquiry and get in touch! I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. We’ll schedule a Discovery Meeting over coffee or video call with you and your fiancé and take the next steps from there.
What's your work process like?
It’s all about trust. Before booking any shoot, we’ll have a Discovery Meeting and look for the chemistry (think of it as a first date). What lets me capture your best selves is getting to know you more than just a client but also as a friend. That’s what makes shoots and meetings really fun!