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 on his 26th year of crucifixion.
Welcome to Valencia, Spain! I just want to share our current adventure to everyone as we take a short break after a hectic 1st part of our wedding season. We travel to Europe and are exploring a few of our favorite destinations photographically. First is Valencia, Spain – the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia was founded as a Roman […]
Congratulations to the newlyweds – Sailusha + Ravi!
Back in 2016, we documented the wedding of Ravi’s sister Neha, then a few years later we photographed his cousins’ weddings. Last weekend, we feel so honored to be chosen again to photograph Ravi’s wedding to his best friend Sailusha. They just had a small Hindu ceremony for close family and friends at The Meadow Wood Manor due to the pandemic, but the BIG celebration will be coming in 2021. We are looking forward to photographing that as well. Check out these sneak peeks from their beautiful and Indian wedding ceremony. The fall colors are in full bloom in New Jersey and it made their wedding photos even more colorful! Enjoy….