our LITTLE PRINCESS nicole

With so much excitement, I wanted to share this lovely session I had with my sweet daughter. Its been an amazing year, I can't believe my little princess is having her first birthday soon.

As a father photographer, I can't help but wait for this moment to come. I always wanted it to be super special for her. I told my wife Nicelle that I wanted a photoshoot for her, A kind of session that is been stylized and curated just like the one we saw on pinterest. It was a crazy idea, I never thought the preparation could take longer than the photoshoot. The funny thing is we prepared the whole detail and props thing for a week and we literally just did the session for 15min. It was just a little time but things turn out what I expected.

Nicole is naturally sweet and adorable. It wasn't so hard for us to have fun and enjoy the moment while we are making this moments infinite.  Me and my wife are so happy for having her. She has given us so much joy and happiness... I wanted this Ordinary day Extraordinary..HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY PRINCESS!!

DARIELLE'S 7TH BIRHTDAY

Last year I have the opportunity of taking photos of Darielle's 7th birthday. Darielle's mom Sheila  is my former co worker in the unit I was working. I remember Sheila to be bubbly and easy going friend. Being with her for a long time, I know hows this party gonna to turn out. 

I came in early to set up my gears as I normally do. I met familiar faces and former co workers. An hour before the start time, the venue was already starting to fill in. As as cultural filipino party, there should always "lechon" (roasted pig), pancit (filipino version of chowmien) and abundance of food. The one fun about this party is every body knows every body. Its like one big family having a huge reunion. 

What was unique about this event was the kids experience. I felt like the kids as well the adults had a good time. Sheila hired the awesome group that entertained the entire guest the whole night. Personally I was so impressed about the presentation and the organization of the group. I never felt entertain and enthusiastic. After the show, the guest had a good time using the entire dance floor to wrap up the night.

It was so wonderful to be a part of this event. The food, the vibe and the experience was incredible. I cant ask for a better day. Thanks Alda family for this opportunity to capture such an amazing daughter and amazing family.  

BRANDON+HELENA

       Today Im featuring the lovely wedding of Brandon and Helena. I am lucky enough to document such intimate and romantic wedding celebrated by close friends and family. To be able to do it in a wine country is an opportunity to show case beautiful hidden vineyard and winery.

       To Brandon and Helena I wish them all the best. Taking candid emotions and infinite moments that day was such a breeze for couple like them who are madly in love and natural. Enjoy the pictures

EVANGELINE'S FIRST COMMUNION AFTER PARTY

I am running so behind on my blogging schedule. Last week I have the opportunity to capture such an amazing festive celebration. Genevieve was introduced to me by a former co worker. She wanted me to capture her daughter's first communion after party. 

I've never seen a party full of energy. It was so fun that men and women of all ages had to be on the dance floor to rave the party all night. I had a blast that weekend.  I am so blessed to meet such a nice and accommodating people. I am honored to document such an important event. Its my great pride to show this moments that they will treasure a lifetime. Enjoy!!

THE CADAVILLO

Just when you thought everything was already in plot, the stage was already set. All of the sudden a day before, the weather forecast changed its course on a different direction. And rescheduling it was not even an option. Sometimes the only thing  that matters is just look at the bright side and enjoy the ride. Today I am featuring the CADAVILLOs. Im albeit excited coz they are new here on my blog.

I know that I have done this many times. Its just the timing was bogging me coz we don't normally get  heavy rain in California . Their trust and confidence ,gave me little boost  and prepare me to think ahead and create a contingent plan just incase worst case scenario happens. I believe that creativity comes when I am challenged. I just assure them that a cloudy, gloomy day will have soft, dreamy look to their pictures. I even show Dee some samples of different light scenario of my past shoots. Squeezing in some moment and running towards time was the best part of that day. I can't ask for a better day, it was meant for us.

It was raining frantically, the weather was cold and the ground was  wet. It could never been smooth without them. I was impressed with Dee for pulling out some awesome props and amazing preparedness with this session. This is my first time to do photo session in this area in coyote creek, but damn it was beautiful and magically enchanting.  The session just fell into everything that we had  planned for. I was so inspired by their ingenuity and transparency. It was only a brief session but all of this moments will last a lifetime. Enjoy the photos

THE GELFOND

I have been longing to post this session I had 2 weeks ago. Today Im featuring the Gelfond. They were my first client of this year. We had planned to do this since last year, but because of the tight schedule we were able to do it early this year. Im glad I met this lovely family. Their Love with each other is very contagious. Even though it was freezing, gloomy that day, this doesn't stop me from bringing the best moments of them that day. It was such a beautiful day. This park in Cupertino is a hidden gem. The perfect color and lovely foliage created the perfect backdrop  for this session

For Steve and Olivia thank you for trusting me this precious memories. Stay fab and enjoy the pictures!!

MINI SESSION: THE PEREIRA

Christmas day is almost near. As the days is getting nearer, busy streets are getting busier and busier. For us, it actually the resolution and blogging time. Anyhow, after all the busy week finishing up with family photo sessions and deadlines, now I have the time sit down and reflect all the awesome people I met and work with.

Today Im featuring The Pereiras. I am honored and grateful to photoshoot this very loving and fun family.