Prior to the release of Queen Divas pictures. This pictorial came first. As a matter of fact. This is the start of it all. Emma Vouge has been a good friend of mine for more than 10 years now. We’ve actually seen each other grow and mature. Though she’s a lot younger than I am, it was easy for me to communicate and relate to her.
The funny thing is , she actually asked our friend Jamiel Nunez ( the make up artist in almost all of the pictorials ) first and Jamiel then asked me. Since both of them are dear to me, without hesitation, I said yes.
The Venue is actually not that far from where we live, actually it’s just around the area where we live. Hahaha! This has got to be the most stress free and most comfortable photo shoot that I have ever done. Probably because, I am so comfortable working with the model.
The Venue is not that far from where we live, actually it’s just around the area where we live.This has got to be the most carefree pictorial ever. There was no pressure whatsoever in making these shots. It's just like a regular "picture time" moment with your friend.
At the rooftop of the Condo where Em lives, there you can find tanks,two water tanks that I thought would be a good background for the pictorial. Em was very eager and this part just went on smoothly.
After taking pictures from the tanks. I asked Em if she had other outfits prepared . A White printed Sando and a pair of skinny shorts. Again, since this is not a really well thought of Pictorial. We made use of what we can find at the rooftop.
Silly enough that we even made use of the grumpy chair and the rusty dumbel. hahaha! We we're just so carefree,we didn't really care much on how it will look like. We we're plainly having fun.
This last set was taken downstairs. Although I mentioned earlier that Em lives in a Condo, it's not really the expensive, high class condominium that you're probably thinking of. It's a Condo Unit given to military families to live. Em's father is a soldier and having said that it's not really as well as you can think of. We all know how the government runs their properties. Anyhow, there's a bunch of trees and grasslands nearby so we decided to take pictures with those as well with Em's third outfit for the day.
These pictures are actually selected from all three sets. I thought it would give more depth if I use monotone settings.I like the simplicity and the authenticity of beauty that these pictures present. Em has a really beautiful face which is still undeniable even in black and white and Sepia tones. I remember someone told me that if you want to measure someone's beauty, use monotone settings. It is in these , that you can actually focus, not on the skin color of your subject but the details of her face. You will see how the contours of her face compliment the rest of her features.
It was an awesome afternoon with Emma Vogue. I had a wonderful time with her and this is definitely the the last time that I shall take pictures of her. There's going to be more of Emma Vogue in the coming days.
So there goes an afternoon with Emma Vogue. Jamiel and I we're pleased of the day's outcome. Till next time Em! :)
So I had the opportunity to cover a photo shoot for these aspiring ladies. Yes , ladies… okay , okay, they’re not real ladies. They’ re lady alternatives. At first I was hesitant to do the photo shoot since it’s very public. The venue was at Plaza Independencia and we all know that’s a very public place. I thought I couldn’t handle the fact that people are staring at us but as soon as I clicked my camera, it just wen’t on and on and on…
So let me introduce you to these people who I call Queen Divas. Why? Queen because these are young and beautiful cross dressers who dreams to be crowned Queen of Cebu someday. For those of you who don't know, that's the pageant for alternatives. Here in our city, It's quite prestigious and it's something everyone looks forward to watching every year. It's even more interesting and more extravagant than it's female pageant counterpart Miss Cebu. Jin, Em, JD and Bianca are hopeful for this most coveted title and I have a strong feeling that one of them may actually grab it. It would be pretty cool! I hope they won't forget me though once they become popular and big in that industry. Well, good luck ladies,I'm sure you'll make us all proud.
Her light and soft skin made it easy for me to capture the beautiful details of her face. Though a bit stiff on some of her angles, you’ll find an undeniable zest and boldness in her photos. What’s good about Jin is her daring attitude. She’s not afraid to flaunt whatever she has and she can do , may it be sitting on the ground , bending her knees or tilting her body here and there… She’s all over the place.
One thing I noticed though is that she easily get’s distracted with boys… we have to call her a couple of times as she goes missing every now and then… oh well, I guess that’s just her and her uncontrollable desire for boys! That’s just being Gay I guess and it’s fine with me. We finished everything on time though so no harm done.
Em is the shy type. I didn’t really get a lot of beautiful shots for this set since the weather was really bright and sunny and she couldn't look straight to the camera. But just like every model I've met, they still give it their all. Luckily, We did get some good ones though and here it is.
The most interesting part of our pictorial is when a little girl approached her and told her she's beautiful.Soon after, a young boy joined them too. They had a little chat and had some laughs. And I was lucky to capture such priceless moments
JD LUAZA MOLDEZ
If there’s a word that I can describe JD, that would be Bubbly! She has this endearing bubbly personality and a good sense of humor that leaves you laughing and having fun all throughout.
Truly, beauty radiates from within. I was amazed when I took pictures of her , not only did she look better, I saw genuine facial expressions. These we’re expressions of humility, gratitude and happiness. A rare type of beauty that you can only see in a few number of people.
It is an honor to take photographs from someone with a beautiful heart.
Goddess! If there was someone to rule her kind. That would be Bianca. She has mastered the art of being a woman or at least of acting, looking and projecting as one.
A truly one of a kind beauty, remarkably exquisite and naturally fierce. She has this strong presence and queenly appeal that puts her on every queen aspirant's threat list. Exuding with confidence combined with a vibrant personality, Bianca is the one to beat.
The only model who does all the work for you. You don't have to say what you want her to do. She get's it and executes it really well. I had a lot of beautiful shots simply because working with her was an easy breezy experience. She's very professional and not to mention a natural beauty to behold.
She is undeniably stunning. Some people actually wanted to take photos of her as well. Photographers and Foreigners we're feasting at a rare sight they saw at the Plaza. An eye catcher!
ON NIGHT PHOTOS
The last set of photos we're taken from dusk to night time. We had a very long day at the plaza so we decided to make the most out of it. My struggle was to take quality pictures with a minimal amount of light. Unluckiliy, I was not able to do so. I think I need to purchase a better lens for it. I have some okay photos though,thank heavens! :)
So there goes our afternoon to night pictorial. I had a wonderful experience with these four Divas. I'm glad to have met them in this lifetime. Till next time ladies :) Thank you and God bless you more and more in every way!
Anne and Kaira