Friday, November 15, 2013

Little Ladies, a BIRTHstory

I had so much fun during this shoot. It was great to witness such a Christ-centered joyful family. They stood by each other throughout this very special moment. They were excited together, nervous together, enjoying together... being one as a family should be. It was very encouraging to be part of it.

So much laughter and happy tears were shed, my heart was moved. I snapped silently in the background, but deep inside I held back my own happy tears.

To top it all, a smiley bright-eyes little lady was born. Maybe joy is inherited? :) Simply adorable... :)

Life is worth celebrating :)

To Infinity and Beyond!, A First Birthday

Before anything, I would like to apologize for not being able to update my blog. I have been a bit overwhelmed with all the work cut out for me, not to mention my extra-curricular work activities. If anyone is interested, I am open to hiring a part-time back-up to help me document births and edit pictures. Please contact me at +632-2115007 or

Anyway, going back... one of the many lovely things about a birth photographer is bearing witness to such lovely babies born -- but even more lovely is being able to see them grow!

I cant believe that it has been 1 whole year since my first water birth. I will forever remember that experience of how brave and strong a mother's body is and how it is completely capable of birthing a baby on its own. 

click HERE for more on their BIRTHstory.

Six months after, I was able to photograph baby L at his baptism...

...and now at his first birthday! My does time fly! 

He is such a loved little boy! I look up at his parents for being so hands-on. Imagine, Mommy is still purely breastfeeding (that in itself is tough, I know because I did that too), they are both working a full time job, and they choose not to have a nanny! Oh my... what heroes!

On top of all that, they are artists so they were determined to get everything perfect. And perfect it was! They thought of every single detail of the party! From the customized backdrop, the gigantic cake, the themed balloons and centerpieces, the dessert corner, giveaways, prizes, entertainment, photo corner... even the family costumes! Superheroes indeed!

His parents always remind him that I was the first to see him (what a privilege!!!)... somewhere inside, I think he remembers :)

Happy happy birthday little Baby L. I pray unlimited blessings upon you and your family. May you be healthy and overflowing in love :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Breastfeeding... #melt

I was so moved by this picture, I just had to share it. My favorite breastfeeding picture to date. I love how this sweet tiny baby is all cuddled up looking up at her mama with such innocent and adoring eyes. It's as if she's thinking, "Yup, that amazing woman is my mommy. I am safe and secure here. There is no other place I rather be." #melt. These are the moments that make breastfeeding so beautiful.

P.S. Thank you to the mommy that allowed me to post this. :)

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

FACEBOOK more updated

I'm so grateful to all my clients for allowing me to share in their BIRTHstories... Thank you so much for trusting me with your precious moments and allowing me to do what I really love. Now with all the clients coming in, work has caught up with me. I havent been able to update my site! I do try to upload a few pictures and slideshows in my facebook account so please have a look!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Adorable, Teaser Post

Isn't he just adorable?? So much chubbiness makes you just want to squeeze him all over! He was such a behaved little boy, hardly ever complained. He had this expression that looked like he has perpetually in deep thought. Cute!!!

There were a few rare moments when he would relax his eyebrows, he looked like a completely different baby! Its amazing how little ones can have so many different expressions at such an early age! I enjoy trying to capture them all :) 

Stay tuned for more!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Princess, Teaser Post

Many of you know the famous loud, quirky and animated DJ Nicole Hyala. What many don't recognize is that beneath all the theater that comes with being a celebrity is a truly hardworking and strong woman with a joyful and calm spirit.

I've got tons of amazing photos that I'd love to share, but in the mean time do enjoy these few snippets of their BIRTHstory. It was indeed one filled with strength, support and genuine love :)

What a blessing to be able to witness this birth. Congratulations on a behaved and beautiful little Princess :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Photobooks, a WORTH IT investment :)

Photobooks are quite tedious for a photographer to make. I spend at least a whole work day (sometimes 2) choosing, editing, formatting and arranging pictures to make sure they do justice to the "STORY" of my clients. However, I am a believer that photos in a hard drive somewhere will eventually be forgotten, but photos when printed, are timeless. So I encourage you to print those pictures, compile them in an album, or if you have a little extra budget then a photobook is definitely worth it.

Below are some sample of photobooks I have made for my clients. Do enjoy! :)

BIRTHstory Photobook: 

PREGGYstory Photobook:

HOMEstory Photobook:

(customized cover)

A Superhero's Baby Shower, a PREGGYstory

I am a person of details, so themed occasions absolutely thrill me! This was a Superhero-themed baby shower organized by the Mathay sisters. The decor, food and even games were all in theme! It was such a joy to photograph :) 

Mommy and Daddy were such sports too in their superhero capes! :) 

The best part was the games! Everyone had a blast! There were so many happy-laughing moments, I found myself laughing along in the background :D

Congratulations to Superhero parents, I do hope to meet your handsome little one one day :)