I am a wedding photographer, and being one, I get to capture one of life's important milestones.. i capture moments that are only present for a split second... I capture the intangible and make it tangible.. this is what I do, and I love every second of it.. every wedding, I feel I become a part of something so incredible. It gives you this natural high, feeling all the emotions around you, and it makes you feel so alive! And then there are those ordinary days.. days when I take photographs for leisure and stash them in a hard drive, bound to be forgotten.
I was sorting my files yesterday, when I came across this photograph of me and my husband taken many years ago...
It was just an ordinary day and an ordinary snapshot... and I thought to myself, maybe it's about time to appreciate these things... to find the special in the ordinary days
Like watching the sunset or visiting the local post office
or hanging out and testing the film-cam timer around the neighborhood (and found out that it actually worked)
taking the fresh black and white film for a spin!
or that one Sunday we went to watch a movie and stroll at the amusement park
little adventures and roadtrips
Taking snapshots of these ordinary days are equally important... they are proof that life is not perfect but it is beautiful...they are proof that we receive love everyday... they remind us how we live and what we live for, and they are fleeting moments that needs to be preserved.
How about you? What do you live for?
I got totally stoked when I received an email from a Norway based magazine for a collaboration! Brygg Magazine is a coffee culture magazine and it was such a nice break, to be able to shoot something different and to be given a chance to tell a different kind of story.
Being a person who doesn't know anything much about coffee (I usually just order a latte and I'm all good), it was a unique experience because I never thought that there is so much art to it than what meets the eye! What's even better is we get to sample some of their signature drinks. Truly, these third wave cafe's are worth visiting!
The write-up and review of these amazing cafe's, along with my documentation, will be published in June. Can't wait to get a copy of it!
First stop: Yardstick Coffee
G/f Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines 1229
I love how the available light fills-up the whole cafe giving it a cool, airy and laid-back ambiance... and of course, they have great coffee! My favorite is The Yard Shake!
Next Stop is The Curator
134 Legaspi Street corner C. Palanca Street, Makati City
Coffee or Cocktails? You can have both, here at The Curator! I love their cleverly designed logo (a coffee cup and a cocktail glass combined as an ampersand!)
The best espresso latte I've ever tasted! 'nuff said!