For Philippines With Love

In the eyes of these Filipinos, I see my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my grandparents, my parents, my sister, my brother, and I see me. #typhoonyolanda001 #typhoonyolanda002 #typhoonyolanda003 #typhoonyolanda004

Natural disasters happen daily. They get global attention in the very moment that it happens and we all do our best to help aid the relief efforts after the disaster strikes. No natural disaster has ever affected our family as much as this one has.

The Philippines gets roughly about 20 typhoons a year. Typhoon Yolanda unlike others, this was one of the worst typhoons recorded in history. About a month ago the Philippines was rattled by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol located in the central Visayan Islands, the deadliest earthquake the Philippines has ever experienced.

Never before have we  been this proud to wave our Filipino flag. Because we know that as a country, as a people we will stand tall, have faith, and become stronger as a nation to overcome the disasters we faced in 2013. It's true what they say, "The Filipino spirit is stronger than any typhoon." Because despite what has happened, we will always be able to keep our heads up high smile and carry on with hope and faith that there will be a better tomorrow.

Two years ago when the tsunami hit Japan, Our amazing friends Utterly Engaged and ever ours pulled all efforts together to raise money for Japan through For Japan with Love. This year we are doing it again.

In our hopes to have a very successful fundraiser for the Philippines we are offering once again our portrait sessions at 50% OFF from now until November 24th.  

100% of the proceeds will be donated to For Philippines With Love, a fundraising effort aiming to raise $3500 for Shelter Box.

30 minute mini session includes: 15 edited digital images, online slideshow and proofing for $150 regularly $300.

1 hour portrait session includes: 40 edited digital images, online slideshow and proofing for $250 regularly $500.

For more info on our services please visit our price list.

Simple Details: 

1. Sessions must be paid in full by November 24, 2013

2 . Your session must be redeemed by the June 1, 2014.

3. Sessions will be shot in the South SF Bay Area.

100% of proceeds will be donated to For Philippines With Love.

If you wish to book a session please email us at with the subject: FOR PHILIPPINES WITH LOVE.


1.  If you are compelled to donate any amount that you can, please visit For Philippines With Love and donate through that page, and funds will go directly to Shelterbox.

2.  If you can’t donate, but would still like to support, please help us spread the word by tweeting and re-tweeting the link. Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, anything.

3.  Book a session for you and your family by November 24, 2013

4.  Pray. Pray for the people of Philippines, we often take basic needs for granted during our day and just remember that there are people in the world who just need the basics.

Please please please share this and help raise the awareness. Thanks again for your prayers, love, and support.

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