“Call me MC. I am an intuitive creator, a seeker, a problem-solver, a teacher, a Mom of three adorable kids, a dreamer and a little different every day. I am a very loyal friend who believes friendship or any relationships should be like a dandelion, low maintenance and blooms wherever it is planted.
I specialize in women’s portraiture and in capturing women’s beauty including the beauty that shines from within. I strongly believe that all women are beautiful and multi-faceted. I believe that the best possessions a woman can have are her confidence, her wits, and a red lipstick. In saying that, I find so much joy in creating beautiful images which inspire women rediscover their beauty, their confidence, and their self-love.
MC Photography LLC was founded with the concept of “turning sh*t into fuel”. When told “you can’t do it” or “you have no talent”, one can only have two options: Wallow in self-pitying and anger or “prove them wrong”. I chose the latter.
I am grateful for my business which I also refer to as my creative outlet. Why? It saved me. It gave me a new set of eyes to really see beauty in every thing and every person. I also realized that in setting out to help a woman rediscover her beauty, I was also seeing mine. Every single one of the women I photographed who needed their self-esteem boosted, I boosted mine. Every single one of them who loved how they looked and who felt good at how they were seen and captured, would somehow give away the same positive feeling to other people. Then I have done my job– tiny as it is.
Romantic softness is apparent in my photography style with a classic and vintage touch.
My goal is to take photograph of you that would blow your mind away.
Book a session with me, it will change the way you see yourself.”
Owner/Photographer, MC Photography LLC
Nutrition Services Cashier, Mounds View Public Schools
Secondary School Teacher, Pasay City West High School (Manila Philippines)
College Instructor, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (Manila Philippines)
Adult Education Instructor, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (Manila Philippines)
ESL Primary and Secondary Teacher, Manila Xiamen International School (Xiamen China)
Secondary School Teacher, Sisters of Mary School
Masters in Teaching English Language Arts, Philippine Normal University
Cum Laude, Bachelor in Secondary Education- Pangasinan State University College of Education (Philippines)
The MC Experience
Empowering Filipino Women
I believe in helping people who help themselves.
The decision to empower Filipino women was an easy choice. I grew up in the Philippines and I know first-hand the struggle that women face every day in a culture which put women in a subservient role. But these women are hard working, resilient and hopeful. Hopeful that they will be able to improve their lives and the lives of their children when provided with a resource to do so.
Therefore, I made commitment to support these women with every photoshoot that I do. It started with just one recipient and the number just keeps going. I am very excited to reach 5oo recipients.
Thank you so much for all the women I have photographed for making this endeavor possible.
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About the Philippines
The Philippines (/ˈfɪləpiːnz/ (listen) FIL-ə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.
Feeling the Love
Connect With MC
Fill out the form below and drop me note if you have questions or if you just wanted to check in and say “Hi!”
I’d love to hear from you.
Fancy giving me a ring?
Let’s face it! Life gets busy especially for most of us who wear multiple hats. So if I missed your call, please don’t fret, just leave me a lovely message with a “Muah!” and I will surely get back to you as soon as I can. Promise!
Opting for Texting?
Well, I am not a pro at this, it is laughable! It takes me a longer time to compose a message using my stubby finger than to talk to you over the phone. But yes, it is quite handy when one cannot answer the phone right away, so send me a text, ok?
Shhh! Here’s a little secret. I google TXT SLNG because when I receive message with the acronyms, I have no idea what they mean. LOL!
And did I mention how I dislike the auto-correct feature? So when you get a message that doesn’t make sense, it’s not entirely my fault. Agreed?
Let's Be Social!
This is easier said than done when one is an introvert. I don’t spend so much time online which is a choice I made and also due to the fact that I am still learning to put myself and my work out on the web– to have a voice and to be good enough. But I am trying my best!
I’d love your support and inspiration.