Meet Eli (I call her eliwelipeli.) This girl’s always up for anything. When I shot her, I was telling her to do some weeeeird poses (that didn’t make to cut, sad to say the least HAHA!) and she STILL DID THEM. GO ELI! HAHA! I met her freshman year in college and she, along with our friend, Karen, actually opened up my eyes to the issue of gender inequality.

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the daily

I had a breeze shooting with Lauren Espino last week. She’s such a natural poser! This is the first of three sets we shot that day and I can’t wait to release the rest. I was so tired by the end of the shoot, but since I take photos of my friends during my breaks, I still had to attend my 3-hour Digital Marketing class. At least I’m being creative-productive, right?

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Jill Chan

Played dress up with Jill last Thursday. She and I’ve been friends for almost 14 years, and so we’ve literally grown up alongside each other. I am so proud how much she has accomplished, and how beautiful her outlook on life is. We threw petals on the ground and armed ourselves with our cameras that afternoon. She shot me (Jill is a PRO) & I got to shoot her. We were inspired by the flowers she got (hehe #Vday #maylovelifesiya #akowala) I cannot wait to work on more passion projects with this girl!

Check out her layout of me + her other amazing shoots at her blog: jillxchan.tumblr.com

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Posh Possibilities

Daphne Siy and Candis Yu

Two Saturdays ago, I played photographer and shot my high school friends /slash/ blogger duo, Daphney Siy and Candis Yu of Posh Possibilities. Yay for collaborating with people I’ve known for years and years. I’ve never really taken photos of anyone other than my mother before so I was super excited to see what it’s like to be behind the lens. I’m really pleased that these two girls were my first models. I have so much to learn about photography so I’m excited that I’ve taken my first step into delving into this!

These photos that I’m sharing are actually the second set we shot that day, so be on the lookout for when I post the first set. Also, don’t forget to check their blog out for your dose of fashion.

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Hello! I’m starting a series of sort, featuring some people whom I can’t describe in more accurate terms than as to having a “friend crush*” on them, asking about their college experience. These are the people I look up to, and people I find genuine and inspiring.

Here is the first introduction. This is Louise Tam. She is a graduating senior from AdMU.

Louise (I call her Tami cause I’m spesh) was my classmate during my 7:30 AM, T-Th, Environmental Science class during my first semester ever in college. It was interesting to find out that we are actually related, albeit in a very distant way. Still, meeting her felt very special and almost “destined.” (chz, but you know some people whom you feel like you just *had* to meet?)

In this video, I asked her to share her best college advice, thoughts, learnings, and experiences. She brought up the honest reality of how it’s okay to not have everything all figured out once you’ve reached adulthood (or at least reaching the ages that don’t end in “-teen” anymore.)

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