I am Josephine, a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer and a homeschooling Mama.
A Filipina, who grew up from the island of sunny Cebu, capturing Life’s moments whenever and wherever I can. I’ve lived in Singapore for about 7 years and recently just happily moved to Sydney, Australia (june 27, 2015 to be exact) — yet to uncover the endless wonders in this undoubtedly beautiful new country I can now call our 2nd home.
When did I start photography? It was January 2009 when I picked up my first dslr camera from a good friend who sold it to me in friendly payment terms. What started out as a crazy hobby became a passion I’ve decided to live with for the rest of my life. You can read more on how I started my photography here. When I shamelessly decided to submit some photos to a UK-based blogsite around July 2009, it got luckily featured that sparked out my work to those looking for photographers like me.
So around late Nov 2009, I decided to accept client bookings and have since felt more profoundly alive whenever I document love and life stories along the way. Everyday I feel grateful to be doing now what I love the most.
I’ve been blessed to be married to a husband who’s been my great pillar behind my photography. He’s the genius who hand-drawn my bike logo, by the way. Yep! 🙂 He’s been my reliable assistant when I started out and my harshest critic. And Yes, he is that one person who gives me a push time to time.
Truth be told, I need him more than cameras needing batteries.
Whenever I get lost along the way or feel uninspired (because sure that can happen),
I ponder and thrive with Ansel Adam’s quote:
“I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.”
My lifetime favorite things can all be summed up to these (not in any particular order): all rustic & vintage things, bart simpsons, mozarella cheese, macha flavored chocolates (with almonds please!), japan, kyoto, aikido, bruce lee, ghibli films, juicing, cooking, biking, b-e-a-c-h!!!, yoga, summer love, autumn love, laced up boots, running, bossa nova, jazz, nora jones, neil gaiman, nirvana, post-its, and airports…and oh lately, gardening and ukelele. 🙂
As of 2017, I started a new journey in living a lifestyle of minimalism to create more space for what’s more meaningful in our life. Read more about it here.
Motherhood and homeschooling fills up most of my days. I’ve become a full time Mama since August 2012 to the fairest baby girl I”ve fallen deeply in love with. Some of my pursuits and dream destination travels took a back seat for a while when I got pregnant but ever since having her too, life’s been more than beautiful as I’ve never imagined it to be. She reminds me to slow down and appreciate the good more than the bad. And whatever happens on the next bend, because of her and her Papa, I’m choosing to stay brave. Always.
You can take read along of our homeschooling journey here.