So this is where I make my magic. Where my creative juices flow, my haven, my relaxation and also the place where I bring my clients in to talk about their up coming event, their story and to also storm our ideas together. Big ups to my beautiful and hard working wife for painting the room.
I picked up this metal desk for free on Craigslist one night. The old man on the phone said, "go ahead and pick it up, it's on my front yard." So my buddy and I strolled by his house and picked it up in the middle of the night. The next day I took it to my talented brother, Kuya Dict, to hook it up by painting it and touching it up with his signature Pin Striping by Kuya.
I picked up this sweet book shelf from IKEA, well basically everything else. I LOVE THAT PLACE!
I love these Photoshop Magnets!
My cool magnet clock! Guess where I got it?
Check out my toast with butter post-its and the Chinese Take Out trash can.
I have to represent my Bachelors of Science Degree in Graphic Design. You know it! haha.
I love the artwork of this shelf. It just fits the room. Got it on sale for about $40 from, you guessed it...IKEA!
These cameras came from one of my best friends, Matt Small. Apparently his grandfather was a 1940's photographer. His grandfather then gave them all to him including the lens, but my friend Matt didn't know what to do with them so he gave them to me. I believe these cameras are still in good working condition. Every now and then I purchase an old film camera if I happen to see one at a thrift store.
Although these DVD cases and DVD labels are not mine to keep, I couldn't be happier on how they came out. When clients purchase a DVD with all the edited images, this is what they get. The case is very durable and the DVD labels are sleek and shiny. I almost want to order some for myself for all the weddings I did and place them nicely on a shelf.
Have you ever gone on a shoot and got stuck on what kind of pose you should do next? Well, I have. So glad my wife was there to bail me out sometimes. haha! Some of our clients are natural, some never been shot in front of a camera, some need more assistance than others. You have to act quick while you don't want to look like a dumb dumb. In order for me to get better, one of my main goals at WPPI this past February was to learn more about posing. I attended one class by Doug Gordon, who is an absolutely fascinating speaker and a very hilarious individual. He taught the students how to pose 50 different poses in 15 mins. Amazing! So, a couple of weeks ago I posted a status on my Facebook asking who would like to volunteer for me to practice on some new poses taught by Doug Gordon. Surprisely, not so many people volunteered. But my lovely and beautiful cousin, Jennifer, stepped up to the plate with her husband and good friend of mine, Sergio. They did great and had the patience for me to pose them in many different ways. These were all taken from my very own backyard standing in one spot throughout the shoot. I hope to use some of these new poses in some of my upcoming weddings.
Almost a year later, we went back to Kaleidoscope Inn to shoot Celine and Anthony's wedding. The weather was perfect, well actually perfect for me. The sky was well lit but diffused with low clouds, a photographers dream weather. In spite of covering only 4 hours of this wedding, there was lots of love and laughter in the air. Congrats to the newlyweds!