I love destination shoots and Hendrix and Dada’s wedding in Baguio City is a perfect example. Their wedding took place last December and was inspired by travel. This is farthest wedding shoot I ever had in the Philippines. The weather was perfect for me, it’s like the whole city has a centralized airconditioning that I never even break a sweat.

This wedding is very special since the bride is not just an ordinary person to me. Dada is my cousin and the godmother of my first born. I had a great time especially that my whole family was with me including my dad. It also became a family reunion for us.

During the wedding preparation at the bridal suite, I observed Dada checking out the locket attached to her bouquet which bears the photo of her father who passed away a year ago. The mood at the preparation got more exciting when Hendrix sent a box full of chocolates with a sweet note that made Dada teary eyed.

After their wedding ceremony at the Our Lady of Attonement Cathedral they joined friends + family for a reception filled with live music, local fare and mouth watering desserts at the Ballroom Hall of the Baguio Country Club. Their entire wedding and reception was shaped by the complete and generous involvement of friends and family at every stage. Kudos to Jesson of Faces and Portraits for awesome same-day-edit video presentation and congrats to Hendrix and Dada!


Gown: Joji A. Aguilar

Florist: Airene’s Flower Shop

Make-up: Junar Santos of Tony&Guy

Cake: Portia’s Kitchen

Video: Faces and Portraits


Most reception photos was taken by my lightman+assistant Joel Opiniano. Cheers!