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Glamorous at 40

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You wouldn’t believe how old this mom, wife, and nurse who works night shifts for the past decade. When L.A. turned forty, she booked me to photograph this milestone year. (Folks, I have permission from L.A. to put her age in the blog.) L.A says, “I just turned 40 and never felt so great!” There are things that we people always want to do but never get the chance to do it. For LA, she always have wanted a glamor/fashion photoshoot, and she finally had the time to do it. I am honored that I photographed her. When the pictures came out it was great, she loves it. When Phoebe and I were processing the photos, Phoebe just had to ask LA her beauty secret because her skin just looks so fresh. LA says, “I didn’t pay close attention to my skin and face until I turned 35! My bestfriend told me then, we owe it to ourselves to look beautiful and feel empowered! Since then, I made a conscious decision to fight the signs of aging…like I load myself with foods that are high in antioxidants and I drink lots of green tea everyday. I also learned the importance of sunscreen and now I use Revale`skin products for my face.” Here are some of the photos and quick slideshow. Make up artist is Rose Tomas http://www.rosellatomas.com.


Slideshow:
http://www.thisisitphotography.com/laglamorous/showit.swf

Inspiration

>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

Santa Clara Photography Studio won Awards in WPPI

What a day!

I wake up and I am a year older. My wife is beside me, whispering greetings to my ears, “happy birthday honey” thrice she greets me, but she’s half-awake. I smile. I hug and kiss her and prepare for the day.

I check my emails, and see more greetings from my friends and family. This is an ordinary day, made special, because of the warm thoughts and greetings from my loved ones, long-lost friends, former colleagues, and high school classmates. It’s the thought that counts.

I continue checking my emails. And I was greeted by Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), not birthday greetings, but congratulations for winning their 2008 2nd Half competition. I won 1st place for Individual Portraits category, 1st place for Landscape category, 2nd place for the Advertising/Fashion category, plus 3 more Accolade of Excellence awards for the Engagement and Bridal category. Wow, what a blessing, and what a special birthday gift. I am so happy and inspired. Overwhelmed!

I thank God for this wonderful day.

1st Place – Individual Portraits category – “Muay Thai fighter”

1st Place – Landscape category – “Golden Gate”

2nd Place – Advertising/Fashion – “CK”

Accolade of Excellence – Engagement – “Somewhere in Time”

Accolade of Excellence – Bride and Groom Together category – “Kiss”

Accolade of Excellence – Landscape – “Mirror Lake”

Marc wins 1st & 2nd at WPPI!

After having oohhhed and aaaahhed from viewing the winners gallery of WPPI competitions last year, Marc and I thought we’ll give it a shot.

Marc entered 2 photos for the landscape/nature category, and guess what, he bagged the 1st and 2nd place! what a blessing!

WPPI is a huge international organization which holds the one of the biggest (may i say) photography international conference and trade show, bringing together 11,000+ photographers.
I entered the Portraits category where i got an accolade of excellence.:)Marc garnered 3 Accolades of Excellence on the Engagement/Illustrative/Pets categories.

Yosemite (1st Place)
award winning santa clara wedding photographer

The Valley of Fire, Las Vegas (2nd Place)
award winning santa clara photographer

Phoebe’s Accolade of Excellence – Zarina (Portraits)
senior high-school photography session

Marc’s Accolade of Excellence – Armageddon (Illustrative)
winning photo of santa clara photographer

Marc’s Accolade of Excellence – Waiting (Pets)
accolade awards santa clara photographer

I am Amy – Santa Clara Portraits Photography

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Fun-spirited Amy Tam trusted us her portrait session. At last! Amy is the principal wedding consultant of Amy’s Weddings & Events, a wedding consultancy specialist in Bay Area. Having worked with her on several (very successful) weddings, we can say she is trustworthy, helpful, fun, and one energized cute little thing. We thought of transforming her energy into something fine art and into something retro-quirky.
Amy is a good friend and we look forward to work with her again. For all brides who are yet in the search for a super wedding planner, contact Amy. I also suggest for all the brides to just enjoy your day-of and transfer the control and wedding worries to your wedding planner, and all you have to do is – enjoy your day! When you’re relaxed, stress-free, you will have more time to enjoy your day and be more fresh and beautiful in your photos! Did I mention that you just have to enjoy your day? oh yeah i did:)