It has always been my dream to shoot people with special needs because as a portrait photographer, I want to be able to showcase their beauty through my shots. It was extra challenging because we had limited time for the shoot, it was tiring but seeing them smile, with eyes that glowed and full of excitement made all the effort worth it. I even tried to do sign language in order to connect with them better…, you know, like the proper hand gestures, positioning of their head, finding their best angle, fixed their posture etc. Ramdam ko ang kilig nila!
Some of the subjects were not in the mood but that’s okay! kasama sa experience yun. 🤣 hahaha!
It was a massive effort participated in by 89 individuals plus their families, and the shoot was made possible by over 300 volunteers comprised of makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, ushers and coordinators, and the CCF photo and video team, which I am part of. It was truly heartwarming to see everyone coming together for this cause. I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of this shoot. It’s a very rewarding and unforgettable experience. To God be the Glory
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” Winston Churchill
Shot alongside CCF Media Team:
(Photo) Lester Sy, Aries Reyes, Thoper Bernardo, Cysha Asuncion, Karlo Tan
(Video) Peewee Vivas, Meggy Pia, Rainier Torres, Nicole Obligacion, Jai Bernardo, Jason Discipulo
(SDE Editor) Joseph Rudio