Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vogue Eyewear Style Ambassador

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email about a contest Vogue Eyewear Middle East was running. There were four categories, and all you had to do was submit a picture of you wearing your favorite pair of sunnies and match it with the following category. I submitted a picture under the Retro/Vintage division and surprisingly after a week, I received a call saying that I won, and I was chosen to be one of Vogue Eyewear Style Ambassadors. Imagine my excitement when I learned about that! The winners were given the chance to have a photoshoot, complete with professional hair, make-up and styling and will have a full page feature in two issues of Hello! magazine.

I had an amazing experience with the photoshoot, I was quite nervous because I've always been the one on the the other side of the situation, the one behind the camera. At first, I didn't know what to do, but the whole crew were so supportive and everyone was just having so much fun that I got the hang of it. We had three sets, with three different clothes and eyewear. They gave me designer shoes, tops and skirts and it felt so good that I had the chance to wear those lovely clothes. I know this kind of opportunity doesn't come often, and I am very thankful that I had this chance. 

The first three pictures were taken from my iPad, excuse the really low quality :)

Vogue Eyewear glasses and sunnies
The photo studio set-up
My hair being done by the fabulous Michelle
First feature Hello! October 25 issue
Photoshoot feature Hello! November 1 issue
My page on Hello!

Thank you to Vogue Eyewear , Emirates Woman Magazine and Hello! Magazine.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Petar and Josenne


Petar and Josenne
3-27-2012
Jebel Ali Resort Resort & Spa



I've always envied wedding photographers who covered simple beach weddings. It seems so peaceful, like no stress at all. This has been one of the simplest weddings I've done, yet one that I really enjoyed. I don't usually post long introductions, but believe me, this one deserved it. Their love story is just like a true-to-life romantic movie...


Petar Bukovala, a Serbian-German pilot and Josenne Angbetic, a Filipino flight attendant both met in a Melbourne-Auckland flight. The fourth day of their trip, when all the crew had dinner together, conversations started and Petar never left Jossene’s side. During their flight back to Dubai, he called Josenne to the cockpit to see the stars and the thunderstorm across Sri Lanka (Now that, is one thing you don't see up close every day...)


On their second date, Petar did not waste any time and introduced Jossene to his family. Soon, their relationship became serious. They had their fair share of ups and downs just like any other couple.


One time, Josenne had an 8-day Bangkok-Sydney trip. Petar made sure he called her hotel room every day, just to check up on her, little did she know he was planning something special. On the 6th day, he left her a bouquet of roses and a letter at the reception, seconds later, she received a phone call and Petar was on the other end, telling her that the flowers were not the end of his surprise… She suddenly felt someone was standing behind her and when she turned, there he was! The love of her life, who flew to Bangkok just to see her. Before she knew it, he was kneeling down on one knee and reaching for a ring on his right pocket, and... of course you all know what comes after that, he asked her to marry him! Ofcourse she said yes. Everyone around started cheering and clapping, they were as overwhelmed as Josenne was. The ring that Petar gave was a family heirloom, he asked another pilot to fly the ring from Germany to Dubai, and had it right before he left to meet Josenne in Bangkok. And so, here they are happily married :)


Now, didn't I tell you to read it until the end? The wedding was as beautiful as their story, a simple wedding at the beach. Only close friends and family witnessed the event, and it was such a peaceful and happy day.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lea at Four

Lea's 4th Birthday
Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club
Cake and Cupcakes: www.cupNcakesdubai.com

I adore children and parties and when you put two together, well that's one party I'd like to be in. It's so much fun and it's so spontaneous. I've shot another lovely birthday party at the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. I am very much enjoying these kind of birthdays, the kind where children really go and have fun. The kiddies were not only entertained by the games and the magician but since they were in an equestrian club, then of course they experienced a magical ride with a horse! :) I was so jealous that I almost hopped on the horse myself but I had to compose and remind myself that I was there to document the party...


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