IT ALL STARTED WHEN...
My photography teacher in High School told me, "...your photos are special; they stand out, they speak words to the viewer - I like what I see, don't you ever put the camera down!" From that moment on, and just 16 years old, with my Fujifilm camera in hand - I felt that I could see the world through a lens better than I could without a lens. It is something only another passionate photographer can fully understand. My preferred method was shooting in black and white film - mainly people rather than objects because people have emotions. I wanted to connect to those emotions as honestly as possible. 
I continued photography mainly as a passionate hobby for many years afterward, never putting down my camera for too long - my instincts naturally drew me back to it! While working on my Graduate Degree in the United States, I was amazed by how often my camera would distract me from my studies. At some point during my education, it struck me that I should really "do what I love and let whatever else follow." I am happy to say it's been my motto since, and here I am today - ready to be your photographer! Let's create art together!
A few more words to my Filipino friends….for several years, Makati has been my home away from home. It started as getting to know several Filipino clients that hired me during their visits to Kyoto, Japan, where I work as a photographer. After a while, I realized that I knew more Filipinos than I thought - so I decided to set up a localized service for them. It is a sincere pleasure to serve my Filipino friends on their home turf! I am truly honored and humbled each time I step foot in The Philippines, one of the warmest and friendliest places on the earth!
Services Overview
Portraits
Portrait service for those who want to achieve incredible photos for personal display, social media websites, or simply want to capture and retain beautiful photographs - Manila Photographer utilizes the best photo equipment and editing techniques to keep you and your audience captivated for years to come.

Couples
We often hear from couples about how surprisingly few, if any, amazing photos they have together. Of course, it is easy to take a self-portrait in our modern age of smartphones. But take your photos to the next level with professional-quality photos! Nothing beats a professional camera and a professional photographer with a great eye for catching raw emotions.

Models
Your portfolio should scream to the viewer: wow! Your photographer has to be experienced, patient, and willing to guide you throughout the photo shoot in the direction that compliments you and, ultimately, your portfolio best. Your personality has to come out through the photos in the most striking way - no exceptions.

Engagements & Weddings
You have spent months preparing for just a few short hours on your big day! We can bring to life memories that will last a lifetime for you and your new family! A wedding photographer should be unobtrusive, creative, and motivated to capture the raw emotions that fill a wedding event. We will capture your guests, family, and of course, you and your new spouse in remarkable ways that will leave you speechless.

Semi-Nude, Nude, Boudoir
Two main reasons people tell us as to why they want to have nude photos taken of them: 1) They want to preserve their youth and beauty, and 2) They want to exhibit themselves boldly as a way of personal expression and appreciation for the beauty of the human body. Manila Photographer is experienced, engaging, and enthusiastic about bringing out the best and most beautiful you through the power of light, imagination, and creative ability through the camera!

Conferences, Exhibitions, Award Ceremonies, Trade Shows, Expos
Manila Photographer is experienced in photographing large organizational conferences, automobile shows, art exhibits, trade shows, etc. Our crew of the photographer, his assistant, and the latest cameras, lenses, and other equipment will bring out the best images possible. Typically, such large gatherings bring together people from across the globe - Manila Photographer is multilingual and experienced with such large events.

Business
Company events, employee photos, corporate sponsorship events, advertising, and publication photos are all top reasons companies choose Manila Photographer. In addition, we have photographed beauty salons, restaurants, online shops, and corporate head offices, seeking professional and high-quality photos that have helped elevate their brands.​​​​​​​
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