WESTIN RESORT WEDDING: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO KARA AND ANTHONY Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite couples! Aruba is one of my favorite destinations for shooting weddings. Located in the southern Caribbean Sea (CLICK TO SEE MAP), 27 km north of the coast of VENEZUELA, ARUBA has one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. People here are so hospitable and always have a smile on their faces, that’s why the place is perfectly called “One Happy Island”. That’s why when Kara and Anthony chose us to cover their wedding in this gorgeous island, I was so thrilled and felt like I won the lottery! Check out some of the images from their wedding- Kara and Anthony booked us together with their family and friends at the THE WESTIN RESORT & CASINO ARUBA. This was the same place we stayed a couple of years ago when we covered Steve and Valerie’s wedding. We actually recommended the place to them since we were really impressed on how everyone in this hotel was so helpful. And I am glad they picked this place.
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY: ZUMA PRESS’ PICTURE OF THE DAY Two of my images from my Reportage on Good Friday Crucifixions in the Philippines were chosen to be featured in Zuma Press’ Pictures of the Day. I had the most amazing experience covering this event despite the challenge of the 95 degree weather and humidity. Thanks to all the villagers of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga for showing us the genuine Filipino hospitality. Click on the image below to see their site.
HOLY WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY: HOLY WEEK RITUALS IN THE PHILIPPINES I am currently in my home country the Philippines doing some documentary work. I spent the whole week out in the province of Pampanga photographing the Holy Week rituals. The biggest challenge was the heat and humidity, being it’s the beginning of summer here. During Holy Week, penitents in the Philippines emulate the sufferings of Jesus during to atone for their sins or to pray for their sick love ones. Some carry crosses and some scourge their wounded backs as they make their procession around their villages while stopping at each stations. At each of these stations few devotees sing the ”Pasyón”, the Philippine epic narrative of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. And on Good Friday, in the town of San Pedro Cutud in Pampanga thousands gather to witness nine men as they are crucified to the cross by villagers dressed as Roman Centurions as part of the Good Friday rituals. Ruben Enaje, 51, who plays “Kristo” is among those nine men. According to Enaje, he started doing this in the early 80s as a thanksgiving to God after surviving a fall from a building. He is now […]