Friday, September 26, 2014

Cheng {Pre-Debut Session}


Sharing with all of you some senior portraits I did for Michelle a couple of years back. Lovely gown created by a very talented junior of mine, Phielle Prahinog. He also did the hair and makeup.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


A few photos of Georgina Wilson look-alike, Laydan Esguerra. Shot these in 2010. Hair, makeup and styling by Phielle Prahinog.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


I know this one's long overdue, but at least before the year ends. We caught a chance to take a side trip to Manila after 4 days of exploring Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte October of last year. This was Miles' first ever visit to Manila but not for me and Charrie. Thanks to the hospitality and generosity of my very good friend Jake, we never had to worry about getting lost in the busiest city in the country.

Too Much Sun

Here are some photos of Jael, one of my juniors back in college. Shot these four summers ago. One of the first photo shoots I did. Hair, makeup and styling done by Phielle Prahinog.

Monday, September 8, 2014


A few photos from the shoot we did with Ayumi (L) and Eriko (R) December of last year. Like my boyfriend, the two came to Davao to study English. Shot these the week before they went back to Japan.


This post will feature a few snapshots from the Pamulak sa Dalan 2014 - the annual floral float parade in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival here in Davao City. It is one of the festival's highlights. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Now, I’m finally down to my last two posts on the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. In this post are some photos I took at the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing). This is certainly the shortest post of all my Kadayawan entries. Covering this event is definitely my least favorite. Not because the event lacked festivity, but simply because I am not an aggressive type of photographer. Adding to the fact that it was a totally piping hot day, this year’s security measures were heightened. You cannot simply get close to the performers unlike the past years. You move an inch and you’d be reprimanded to back off. We had to transfer to the spot where the performers prepared for their first showdown and had the chance to move around and take photos freely because the area was less guarded.

Monday, September 1, 2014


This was my first time witnessing Hiyas sa Kadayawan since my family moved here in 1994. I wouldn't have traded my comfort zone if not only for my friend's request to document this year's festival. However, at the end of the day (or week), I'm glad to have gone out out to witness and celebrate our indigenous people’s culture and traditions. Kadayawan not only gave me the chance to collect good photographs (I’d like to think that) to update my blog with, but also it made an educated member of the society. I must say that for each time I went to a Kadayawan event, I would go home learning a thing or two– from simply knowing the names of different tribes of Davao to being aware of some issues that these tribes are facing.

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