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!

And then.

One day.

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

See you.

  • julai - June 15, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Hi Miss M.

    I am stalking you until here. hehehe. Love your new home and the LO is super nice. Guessing from the color, I think you´re also a yellow fanatic.hehee.

    Excited to see more amazing photos in the future. Keep safe and God bless.ReplyCancel

    • shutterfairy - June 15, 2011 - 10:53 am

      Hello there.. yes I am a yellow fanatic, but not at all because I love our president. :-) Reminds me of summer and lemonade stands. Dreamy! Thank you for dropping by.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Saducas - June 15, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    hi mai :) SO PROUD!!!! :) more blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Jade Saducas - June 15, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    hi mai!:) SO PROUD!!!:) more blessings!:)ReplyCancel

  • julai - June 18, 2011 - 12:10 am

    Hi Miss Mai. it´s me again.hehehe. Same here, my love for yellow has nothing to do with the President or his mother.:) It´s inborn I guess, hehee kay sukad pa sa bata pako gnahan naman ko ug yellow. Masuko ko sa ahong Mama basta palitan ko ug things nga di yellow or way yellow bisan gamay.hehhe.ReplyCancel

    • shutterfairy - June 22, 2011 - 8:55 am

      Yellow is my son’s favorite color. It reminds me of sunsets and sunrise..ReplyCancel

  • ethiel - March 13, 2012 - 7:53 am

    hello miss M. your a great photographer your my idol :))ReplyCancel

  • Glaissa A. Cadavos - September 8, 2012 - 6:21 am

    so beautiful works!!! idol!ReplyCancel

  • mememe - January 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    i LOVE your site!!

    i was one of the nurses when you got admitted & gave birth and almost everyone was talking so fondly about you & your work (especially the OB residents) so i got curious. you now have one more fan in me.

    i hope you and your new baby boy recover well and be healthy.ReplyCancel

    • shutterfairy - January 21, 2014 - 4:19 am

      Waaaaaaaaahhh thank you for leaving a comment. Will never forget that day.ReplyCancel

  • Chameleon - April 30, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Hi, i’m one of your followers in instagram and I found out that you’re a nurse (correct me if I’m wrong). Just wanna ask how long did you practice nursing before pursuing your passion for photography.

    I’m also a nurse but I practiced it for just 3 months. :))ReplyCancel

  • Richelle - November 18, 2015 - 12:14 am

    Hi, just wanting to know if you have any recommendations on cinematophers/videographers based in Cebu that you have worked with and their websites?ReplyCancel

  • Richelle - November 18, 2015 - 12:15 am

    Hi, just wanting to know if you have any recommendations on cinematographers/videographers based in Cebu that you have worked with and their websites?ReplyCancel

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