Kailin’s First Birthday and Christening

We thank everyone for coming on our daughter Kailin’s first birthday. Your presence made it even more special. Cheers! Continue reading

Prenatal Photography – Jenny and Kae

Prenatal Photography – Baby Kailin’s  First Ultrasound

Me and my wife didn’t know that she’s with child until last December, and it’s already been 3 months. Despite all the very physical photo/video projects that we did together (since September) I was amazed that she and the baby were fine. She also didn’t suspected it ’cause she always had an irregular monthly cycle (I won’t elaborate) and everything seems normal. We already decided what name to give her, Kailin – old Celtic name meaning Keeper of Keys and pure; and Jei – open-mindedness, traveler and one that craves for knowledge (like Mum and Dad), together it’s Kailin Jei  (sounds very Asian, hehe), I guess we’ll just call her Kai for short. We’re all excited to meet the new member of the family. All the routine check-ups show that all vital was A-Okay and we’re just thankful that we’re having a new baby. Hope you enjoy the photos. Can’t wait to see HER. Cheers!

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Video

Kae at Her Grand Dad’s Birthday (photos + video)

Kirsten Jae

Kirsten Jae “Kae” with her pretty big eye and sweet smile

I had the chance to shoot some photos and videos of my father-in-law’s 58th birthday celebration last January. Actually it was a double celebration of his birthday and their (w/ mother-in-law) wedding anniversary. It was a late celebration ’cause we only can visit them a week later the actual date. It was a good day for all of us my parents and my wife’s (Jenny) parents have a time to bond before my in-laws go back to Italy. One big happy extended family. Hope you like the photos and video, Kae sure did enjoy posing in front of the camera.

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Framed Memories – Past and Present

Kirsten Jae on a hammock at my Parent’s house – Balungao Calumpit

Whenever I go back to my hometown I always forget to take a single photo of where I grew up. I always finish a photo project or a video project but regretfully forget to snap a photo of the greatest thing in my childhood. This place always gives me a sense of solace. I don’t feel rushed and stressed out when I’m there. I can definitely kick back relax and enjoy the view or the moment. Maybe I can only say it because I’m on vacation but I really feel that there’s something more to it than a feeling of nostalgia. Now that I’m a Dad myself I’m glad to have introduce to my daughter Kirsten Jae the place where I played, got dirty, broke a bone, bitten by a dog, climbed, fell and got scolded. Continue reading

Madonna and Child: Jenny and Kae

Madonna & Child - Mama Jenny and Kristen Jae

Madonna & Child – Mama Jenny and Kristen Jae

 

Another rainy Sunday evening and we’re about to hit the sack. Jenny and Kae were playing “Monkey Ball” on Kae’s tablet and they’re having so much fun I realized why not freeze the moment. Before Kae realizes what’s going on (’cause she really hates the camera) I quickly grab my cam and shoot away. Our room light is not as bright so I crank up my ISO to 2000, shoot with an aperture of F2.8. Even though I stop down at F2.8 from the widest F1.4,  it’s still considered wide. I guess F4 would be the ideal aperture for this kind of shot.  I can see some softness on the shot making  Jenny’s eyelashes the sharpest part of the photo and Kae’s face a bit soft. Oh and the shutter speed is 1/50 of a second. I took probably 6 shots but this one says it all plus converting it to black and white made it a Kodak Moment in this case a Nikon Moment.

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Kirsten Jae – Natural Backlight

Kirsten Jae – Playing with her ears

My daughter Kirsten Jae is one of the hardest subject I’ve ever shot. She is never still like the Energizer Bunny. I think she hates the camera. Whenever she was told to look at the camera, she do faces or shake her head to purposely blur my shots as if she knows that my shutter speed is low and my aperture wide-open. Seems like she is mocking me that I would never get her pretty picture. So I waited hang around with her while the camera is on my side, waiting for the right moment to strike like a lion stalking a gazette – That is a good metaphor. The glow coming from a morning sunlight gave it a fresh innocent looking effect. Hope you like the photos. Cheers!

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Beach Time with Kae-Kae

Beach Time with Kae-Kae

Beach Time with Kae-Kae

Beach Time with Kae-Kae – Vimeo

A simple video of our daughter Kirsten Jae “Kae-Kae” at Nirwana Beach Resort Bintang Indonesia on July 2013.

Film & Edit: Kris Gironella

Music: Empire00 – Blurry Moonstar

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Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child)

Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child) pt.1

Ang Batang Yagit (The Vagabond Child) pt.1

This is one of my personal project that I’m itching to do for a long time. I had a lot of  fun doing this themed photo shoot and Kirsten Jae (Baby Kae) is so cute with her ragged outfit. She never gave any problem while shooting, she just roam around like a “Vagabond Child”, very innocent and full of life. It’s really heartbreaking to see a child stripped off all the convenience in life and force to beg on the streets. Continue reading

Novoflex – A Wonder Adapter with Video Test

Mama & Kae

Mama & Kae

Last time we went to the Zoo Kae is still very small and she did’t actually appreciate the animals there but now she knows almost all the names of the animals well at least all the characters of MADAGASCAR.

It was also an opportunity to put my manual focusing skills to the test. My Nikon D700 batteries where drained from my last interior photography shoot (very irresponsible of me) so I brought along my Canon 60D with my Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G lens and a Novoflex Nikkor G lens to Canon EOS mount adapter (whew that’s long). Continue reading