A life of chasing your dreams is such a challenge and never a cliché. Photography defined me as a person, plus getting into the industry of wedding photography is a dream come true. It’s never easy to be a wedding photographer. You can never survive the work without passion as fuel and the perception of having the day as if it’s your wedding.
It’s been almost two years since I’ve been shooting weddings professionally. And more years to come! I started upgrading my brand #embracevintage #projectjdg since august this year. I believe that one of the key essentials of having a stronger brand, personally and professionally is injecting yourself with art as much as you can. Art can be in different forms and to be specific, one is letting go of the pride of having the thought of “self taught” and start on being open and attending different kinds of workshop.
Ian Santillan’s InSPire workshop is one of the venues that helped me be at the higher level of perception in shooting weddings as a lifestyle. I’ve known Ian since my day one in my venture of wedding photography in Manila. If there’s one person who’s full of generosity and patience in training starters in wedding photography, he’s the man. Adding up, Janna of Bride and Breakfast showered us with thoughts on getting published and branding, plus the Metroman, Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto talks about destination weddings is a total jackpot.
Often time’s Co photographers and clients ask me why I keep my old portfolio, it’s my way of showing my map of how I continually upgrade my brand and taste for wedding and portraits. I make sure I don’t settle for anything less. Indeed InSPire workshop was a blast! Totally worth it!
Here’s my take on the portrait session during the day