Before quarantine even started, I have been so preoccupied by (and focused on) design work that I've completely forgotten to practice my photography. Truth is, I was getting ready with my creative plans this 2020. Before the new year rang, I organised a list of various types of goals for the year, including personal photography projects. That really got me excited for the year, but here we are.
Truthfully, I haven't been feeling that good with my photography skills for quite some time now, which kinda sucks. It's actually kinda ironic how I've found such a wonderful spot in graphic design when I went into the Multimedia Arts track for photography. I guess it's the love of system and design in me. But I really do want to foster my photography skills still, I just find it harder to organise it (well, mainly because even during this quarantine period, my design work is never done).
ANYWAY— I was glad my sister, my forever muse, was down to do a small photoshoot at home (she's just got over a rough break up so a photoshoot is an obvious activity at this point lol).
It's the usual thing—catch the golden hour, set up a decent backdrop, and shoot with a minimal outfit and makeup. Literally the easiest and most basic shit there is LOL. But I guess I'm at least working those photog gears. It's been a while since I have.
We were actually supposed to go to Taiwan last February, but the 'Rona has been out and bout by then, so there were travel bans and eventually, our flight got cancelled (we were scared to push through anyway by then). So we changed our plans for something closer to home so we can just take a quick weekend getaway and then go home right after its over. But just the day before our planned trip, Luzon-wide lockdown was implemented, and so we never got to go to ANY of our planned trips. I miss travelling (it's my go-to thing whenever I get creatively stuck on photography), I miss the beach, I miss the earth! I miss experiencing it. :(
Hello, hello! It’s been a while.
A lot of stuff’s been poppin’ here and there so I would say end January to first week March was pretty busy. We recently released our baby &Flora, which I would be writing about soon here on the blog as well. So a couple of orders have been pouring in there and I had to take care of that. Also, around mid-Feb, my cousins from Dubai came to visit. So I was baby-sitting 4 kids for 4 days straight, and it was really somethin. lol. It was tiring, but I love those babies so much. In fact, they even let me do a little photoshoot with them, LOL!
Most of the direction was them, making up a story about dark fairies and light fairies fighting, and then reconciling in the aftermath. Thrown in some proper story-telling elements, and I actually think we’re in business! lol
It was also fitting since Fleurice and Sam are both Geminis, and I always tease them about this because they reek of sass, fun, and cute lil sarcasms hahahaha
Looking back, I was able to do more active things that whole 4 days. I was runnin around, able to walked the dogs and take them running, Luna was always happily tired…it was all fun! I mean, I was constantly exhausted, but it was the active lifestyle I’m trying to balance (although I had trouble balancing it with work).
They wanted to keep the shoot going LMAO but I told them we’ll do it some other time again. And then they went to their mom and told her that they wanted to go here once a month and that’s when I froze as a preview of what could happen played in my head as sweat went rolling down my face lol
Hello everyone, I’m back with something new (ur probably getting tired of my old shit amirite lmao me too tbh)
I finally had the chance to shoot with Chelsea again after 2 years. The first time I shot her was when I worked with them for Comma Apparel. I knew right then that she’s going to be fun to shoot with and we’ve been talking about doing this for quite some time now (I actually wanted to have her on the Dreamscapes project, but she wasn’t available then). It just feels good that we finally did it hahaha (and it feels so good to have been making something new again hahahaha)
So originally, I wanted to get a sunny, boho themed kind of look, but the weather was like “mm, no girl” hahaha So we just went along with the gloomy weather feel. It still worked, in my opinion lols
Chelsea was so awesome for being game all through out. It felt like it was going to rain any minute but she was still down and even offering levels of smile to project. This gal gots the happy-Leo energy and I am livinn.
To tell you the truth, we shot 2 looks and there are a lot of bombass shots lmao. So I’m just posting this bunch here for now. I’ll post tid bits of the others some other time again 🙂