Category Archives: personal

Our Family Photos 2014

Well… since sharing all the family sessions that were done this year, I wanted to share our family session as well. These pictures were definitely special since it was our first as a complete family of 5! My kids are at such a challenging age for photographs, but I was really happy with the outcome […]

View full post »

The philosophy behind Candid Gems

My style of photography … For me, taking a picture is all about telling your story… all within a fraction of a second. When it comes to photo sessions, I like to keep things natural, simplistic, organic, and candid. And that goes for all aspects, from the natural haze and glow of sunlight, to the […]

View full post »

Behind the Names: Our Gems and Our Light

When it came to choosing names for each one our kids, Ron and I wanted unique, traditionally spelled names that had meaning. Literally, each name was pretty much chosen on the day of (or day after) birth. I get asked quite often why we chose the names we did, so here’s a little insight on […]

View full post »

The Transition to 3

I have always wanted 3 kids.  There was no reason behind it.. THREE just felt like the perfect number. And I wanted my kids to all be close in age, with no more than a two year age gap. But I knew that having 3 — whose ages would be 3 and under — would […]

View full post »

Miles Apollo’s Birth Story

Just a warning.. this is a long blog post! ———- In good old Filipino fashion, Miles Apollo made his debut 4 days late.  At my 40th week OB appointment, I was a bit discouraged to find out that my cervix hadn’t changed at all in the last 3 weeks (We were at 1cm the entire […]

View full post »