Category Archives: Awards and Press


>Phoebe and I get our inspirations from almost any thing – animate and inanimate. We are also inspired by magazines, especially movies(!) and joining photography competitions worldwide. Last June 19, 1 hour before the deadline of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International ( WPPI ) 2009 First Half competition, we submitted few entries in different categories. Today, July 1st, 2009 WPPI informed us that Phoebe’s entry in Glamour Category won 2nd Place and my entry in High School Senior Portrait category won 1st Place. Four of my entries also got Accolade of Excellence. What a blessing! We’re inspired even more.. 🙂

1st Place – Sisters – Portrait/High School Senior category

2nd Place – Masquerade – Portrait/Glamour category

Accolade of Excelence – Quintessential – Advertising/Fashion category
Quintessential by Qscents Philippines

Accolade of Excelence – Window – Portrait/Glamour category
Model: Jaja Bolivarof TFC’s Adobo Nation

Accolade of Excelence – Lauren – Portrait/High School Senior category

Accolade of Excelence – Blindfold – Portrait/Individual category

A Passion for Life’s Moments

>We’re in Asian Journal =)

When writer Malou Liwanag-Aguilar told us, that the weekly Asian Journal (Northern California edition) would come out on May 29, 2009, we eagerly waited to get the first copy of the newspaper. We headed to the nearest Asian store and got a dozen (or so) =). We were blown-away when we saw the coverpage of the lifestyle section. There we are, our photos in full page glory, holding our cameras. We can hardly stop staring at it, ironically, us photographers have a few photos of ourselves on display, so we savor the sweet moment of being on the newspaper. =)
Malou Aguilar writes, “…photographers could capture moments in a matter of seconds, and yet it would amount to a lifetime of memories. Marc and Phoebe Aviles, through their camera lens, continue to celebrate life in passion.” A lot more of good stuff in there, and we’re glad our clients are happy to see their photos on the newspaper as well. Read on…

Cover Story, Page 2
Cover Story, Page 3

Weddings Across Cultures

Whenever I fly with Philippine Airlines(PAL), I always scan their in-flight magazine “Mabuhay”, which has travel photography and articles worth staring at and worth reading. Last year, I had the chance to start working with PAL as a freelance photographer. I shoot assignments at SF, travel photos in Santa Cruz, and Monterey. It was like a dream came to reality when my photo of the Golden Gate Bridge made it to their Cover Page.

This time, in the month of June, the wedding season, I am glad that our studio got featured in Mabuhay. The magazine featureds cross-cultural weddings that we covered – Indian, Korean, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Chinese among a few.

Gary Singh of Metro, Silicon Valley’s weekly newspaper wrote the article.
To see the article please visit the following links:
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Gary also published an article about us with different slant here at Meto Silicon Valley Newspaper .