F.A.Q.

WHERE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM?

I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States when I was around 4 years old. I lived in the Bay Area briefly but spent a majority of my life in the Truckee Meadows of Reno, Nevada.

DO YOU DO PHOTOGRAPHY FULL TIME?

I don't actually. I graduated with a degree in civil engineering and currently work with environmental protection and regulation. I absolutely love my job and am blessed that my favorite hobby has turned into a side-venture.

DO YOU SHOOT WITH FILM (I.E. USING ROLLS OF COLOR/B&W NEGATIVES)?

Yes! Throughout the years I've only shot digital, but have slowly been incorporating more film into my work. I shoot film primarily because I love the way it looks. Its dreamy and glowy quality is very appealing to me. Film encourages me to slow down a bit and execute each shot carefully. Digital however, is invaluable due to its extreme versatility, especially in low-light situations. With that said, I shoot with the appropriate medium when the setting best fits it.

WHAT TYPE OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER?

My main focus is typically wedding photography, but I offer portrait, professional, lifestyle, and stylized sessions as well. Contact me for more details.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

 Most of my collections include all digital negatives and/or film scans on a USB drive with printing rights, an online viewing/proofing gallery, and delivered in a custom presentation box with fine art prints included. Depending on the amount of wedding coverage, I typically deliver on average of 400-800 photographs. Please contact me for more details.

DO YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS?

At the moment no, but I plan on doing so sometime in the future.

ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL TO PHOTOGRAPH US?

Absolutely! I typically provide services in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area and most parts of California, but definitely ready to pack my bags and travel anywhere with you. Please contact me for more details for locations over 100 miles.

CAN WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE WE DECIDE TO BOOK?

Of course! In fact, I highly recommended it! It allows me to get to know you better and hear more about your love story. Coffee, tea, or beer is on me!


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