It’s becoming an annual thing for us to have our family portrait taken. However, what makes this year’s portrait different from the previous year is that we got to shoot it outdoors. The thing about shooting outdoors is that there are a lot of things to consider: weather, natural light, venue and the mood of the people involved. These are some of the things we had to keep in mind when we agreed to shoot outdoors with the super cool, talented and rising life + style photographer, Louie Arcilla. We ended up shooting in University of the Philippines, Quezon City one lazy Sunday. It was actually the day of Manny Pacquiao’s fight versus Chris Algieri and that afternoon felt like it was a scene from The Walking Dead. Only a few people were out and the road was clear, we could’ve cartwheeled our way to the venue. The weather cooperated that day and we were lucky there was enough light for Louie to capture my family & I enjoying a few hours outdoor.
I’ll let the photos do the talking. I can’t say much as I love how each photo turned out.
Lil’ Mr. GJG: Polo & Pants, Gingersnaps; Shoes, Polo by Ralph Lauren. Ms. GJG: Top & Skirt, H&M; Shoes, Melissa. Mr. GJG: Polo & Pants, Sfera for Men; Shoes, Kenneth Cole. Lil’ Ms GJG: Top, H&M; Shorts, SM Kids Fashion; Shoes: gift from her Auntie.
Lil’ Mr. GJG: Shirt, H&M; Blazer & Pants: SM Kids Fashion; Shoes, Polo by Ralph Lauren. Lil’ Ms. GJG: Top, SM Kids Fashion; Skirt: Gingersnaps; Shoes, Yosi Samra.
The Go Family 2014
Lil’ Ms. GJG: Dress, Gingersnaps; Shoes, Yosi Samra. Mr. GJG: Polo, Zara; Pants, Sfera; Shoes, Kenneth Cole. Lil’ Mr. GJG: Polo, GAP; Pants, Gingersnaps. Ms. GJG: Top & Skirt, Uniqlo x Ines de la Fressange; Shoes, Repetto.
The option to change outfits (we had to change in our car), the distance from the parking to the picturesque area, the no-retouch-almost no-make up look that I had to sport (because I was too busy changing my kids). These, plus a few group of college kids taking our BTS photos (they were pretty amused at our funny in between takes & bloopers) were some of the highlights of our shoot. It was quite challenging to shoot outdoors especially if there are kids involved but looking at how the photos turned out, I could only thank Louie for his great photography skills & patience with my kids. He’s such fun to work with. Thanks again Louie! This will definitely not be the first! 🙂
You can check out his blog to see the other portraits he took. Also, if you’re in Boracay on December 29- January 1, 2015 you might want to book a session with him and take your family’s portrait by the beach or even your OOTD. 🙂