My name is Mai. I am a wedding and engagement photographer based in Cebu city, Philippines.
It all started as a hobby back when I was busy pursuing my degree in Nursing. My first camera was a Canon 450 paired with a kit lens. I practically photographed everything from weeds, to bugs, to ordinary things, and people too. I photographed my friends for free. I did tons of mistakes like over editing and wanting everything in the frame to be perfect.
But life isn’t perfect!
I started shooting people in love. It started with just one couple. I envisioned something in my head like the feel of the photos and how I wanted it to look like. I surely didn’t want anything stiff or theatrical. I wanted them to move and laugh and look at each other. I sound corny but from that day on, all I wanted to do was photograph the four letter word, L-O-V-E.
So here I am many years after. I still do what I do. Somedays, I’d imagine going back to when it all started. Because those days were more authentic. I like to remind myself most times to relive those moments when I’d feel deeply about photographs and people. I don’t want what I do to feel like work.
Soooooo.. if I’m not shooting people for a living, you’ll find me underwater chasing nemo’s and swimming with turtles. You may also find me bending on my mat or doing headstands or on my bike huffing and puffing for another extra mile.
Thank you for taking a peek. I look forward to meeting you. You can follow me on twitter @shutterfairyph. Add me on Facebook as shutterfairy. Follow me in instagram. Please email me at email@example.com.