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.  

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