We are proud to announce that one of my winning wedding images was featured in the July/ August 2010 issue of the AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE, one of the most prestigious Photography magazine in the world. It won first place in the Wedding Ceremony category in the ”The Look of Love” contest sponsored by American Photo and Destination Wedding and Honeymoons magazines. Buy a copy now to see the winning image, or give me $4.99 and will mail one to you….LOL just kidding – the magazine is available at Borders or Barnes and Noble Bookstores. Thanks again to all those who continue to support us.
HOTEL DUPONT WEDDING: CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRSTEN AND RYAN!! …who will be getting married today at Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, DE. I shot their engagement photos in Washington DC where the couple spend most of their time. They live in Virginia and work in DC. Can’t wait to shoot the wedding of this awesome couple! iPhone lovers, move over…because this couple love their Blackberries. They said it’s very typical of Ryan and Kirsten to be seen with their blackberry 24/7….LOL
…who will be tying the knot this Saturday at Saint Joan of Arc Church in Marlton, NJ. Then a reception will follow at the ADVENTURE AQUARIUM IN CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY. It will be a fun wedding, and fun to shoot! Love the idea of the sharks roaming around tank above the guests during the reception. Yummy! I mean yummy food for the guests…I heard they serve really good food there. LOL I did their engagement session in their neighborhood in Marlton, NJ last fall. We were joined by their sweet dog during the shoot. We also went to the GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE IN HAMILTON, NJ. This place is amazing for engagement session! Lots of areas to shoot beautiful backgrounds, especially during the fall. Here’s a little something about the area from their website: “Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including […]
CELEBRITY FAMILY PORTRAIT Got the chance to shoot a family portrait for Philadelphia’s local celebrity, model, and TV personality Cynthia Gouw. Cynthia is currently the Host and Executive Producer of WWW.SNAPGLOW.TV , the Health, Beauty and Fashion Channel on WWW.PHILLY.COM. Host and Executive Producer www.SnapGlow.TV The Health, Beauty and Fashion Channel on www.Philly.com What a gorgeous family! And little Athena, their daughter is so adorable! See for yourself….
I am so happy to announce that two of my images placed in this prestigious photography competition run by The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). The best part is – this is the first time I entered this competition and winning two images is an amazing experience! I became a member of this organization recently and being part of this EXCLUSIVE group of creative and talented professionals is something I am very proud of. Below is a little something about ISPWP: What is the ISPWP? The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession. We are a resource for wedding clients who know they want to hire the best and the brightest for their wedding. We provide assurance and peace of mind that they are hiring the most respected, most ethical, most professional and most talented wedding photographers in the industry. It’s no secret there are many online directories of wedding photographers. Some of them have hundreds, even thousands of photographers. That SOUNDS great because there are so many to choose from! But most of […]
DESTINATION WEDDINGS GALLERY Due to popular demand, I have added another gallery into our website showing our works from some of the Destination Weddings we shot in the past year. We had a blast shooting in Aruba and Dominican Republic last year and we are looking forward to our trip to Greece, Hawaii, Mexico, Philippines and possibly Italy for 2010. Check it out by clicking on the image below and navigate through the site and click on the DESTINATION WEDDINGS LINK.
COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHER: LITRATO PHOTOJOURNALISM GIVES BACK TO UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS While in the Philippines this Christmas season, I selected few organizations to help out with their charity giving. The first one was the Rotary Club of Metro Clark, who organized “Share a Toy, Share a Joy” event for street children, orphans, kids with disabilities, and aborigines of the Philippines held at the former Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City. Here are some images from this fun-filled event, where underprivileged children lined up to receive their toys and eat their favorite cheeseburger and ice cream. It feels good to see the faces of these children light up when they see their gifts. For most of them the toys they receive will serve as their only toy for the whole year. The Litrato Photojournalism team is proud to be part of this event. And we thank the Oneill family (from the WHITE MARSH VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB Portrait Session) for their donation to this cause.
While visiting family in my birth town in Pampanga, Philippines I got the chance to witness the 101st year celebration of the Giant Lantern Festival (Ligligan Parul). Below is a little history of this annual festival, which is held few days before Christmas: The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual festival held in December (Saturday before Christmas Eve) in the CITY OF SAN FERNANDO in the PHILIPPINES. The festival features a competition of giant lanterns. Because of the popularity of the festival, the city has been nicknamed the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”. The first lantern festival was held to honor PRESIDENT MANUEL L. QUEZON. At that time, Quezon made ARAYAT his rest area and converted MOUNT ARAYAT into a tourist resort. As a show of gratitude to Quezon, the people of San Fernando held a Christmas lantern contest to honor the first family. Quezon himself donated the prize for his lantern contest, which was personally awarded to the winner by First Lady AURORA ARAGON QUEZON. In the years that followed, more innovations were introduced to the giant lanterns. Colored plastics replaced traditional papel de hapon. Large steel barrels called rotors also substituted the hand-controlled switches to manipulate the lights. And lanterns have grown in size, approximately 20-feet today, and illuminated by […]
AWARD WINNING WEDDING PHOTO IS FEATURED AT WPJA WEBSITE One of my winning images was chosen by the WPJA website to showcase the contest winners. That’s sweet!
AWARD WINNING WEDDING PHOTOS I am proud to announce that three of my wedding images are among the winning photos in the recent results of the 2009 Wedding Photojournalists Association Quarterly Contest. This is a very competitive contest with exclusive participants from the best wedding photojournalists in Europe, USA, Asia, and Australia. I owe all these to our loyal clients for letting me document their wedding. Check out these winning images from my portfolio
CAMBODIAN CEREMONY: CONGRATULATIONS TO MENG AND THUYAN! …who began their two-day wedding ceremony today with a Cambodian matrimonial ceremony. Tomorrow, they will do a Vietnamese ceremony followed by a reception at Saigon Maxim Restaurant
DESTINATION WEDDING: ARUBA Just arrived here in Aruba for Steve and Val’s wedding and here’s a view from our hotel at The Westin. Thanks to the staff at Westin for upgrading us to an ocean-view room!
BEAUTIFUL WEDDING | MERRIE + TOM = AMORE A very laid back couple, Merrie and Tom had one of the most relaxing wedding I’ve ever witnessed. From the church to the reception, everything was on time and was so perfect. It was a beautiful wedding overall! Here are some of my favorite images from Merrie and Tom’s Wedding.
TOP WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST IN THE WORLD: WPJA’S TOP 16!! Here are the images that made it happen. Thanks to all my brides for giving me the opportunity to document one of the most memorable moment of their life. Congratulations also to Franck Boutonnet of Lyon, France for winning the 2008 Wedding Photojournalist of the Year. Click on the images below to read the article. Enjoy!
VP JOE BIDEN IMAGES There’s not too many ways to be creative when shooting inside a small room during a press conference coverage. Today was a challenging one at the University of Delaware, during Vice President Joe Biden’s speech on energy. Here are my ways of being creative…