I'm the owner of Manalo Empire Photography. I mainly shoot weddings, portraits and special events. WOW! So much has happened in the last few years I don't even know where to begin. I've been off of MM for quite sometime so forgive me if I barely added you or haven't responded. (As you can see, I rarely have checked my MM) But now I will begin to check it more often.
I LOVE photography. I know everyone says it's a passion, and I don't want to sound cliche....but I really do enjoy it and it sincerely is a passion. What's not to like? I love pretty things. I love to make beautiful imagery. I enjoy making images that make you stop and stare. It's all about art for me...the good, the bad and everything in between.
Quick blurb on me:
I'm a mother with three awesome kids, and a totally rad husband. Within the last year, I've been published and featured in (here's the link for all of the info): http://www.manaloempire.com/index2.php
(click the "press" tab). My most recent is one of my brides making cover of BodasUSA (so I'm pretty stoked about that!) I've also been awarded 4 "Accolades of Excellence" from WPPI . Then beginning Spring Term, I will be teaching Wedding Photography and Boudoir at Tri-Community in Covina, CA. Having said that, I will be looking for models who would like to model for my classes of adult students. (Sorry, that will not be paid, but you will be compensated with images from the students and myself)
Other than that...I'm a pretty easy-going person. I love what I do, and I enjoy working with people. I try to keep all of my shoots lighthearted and fun. (No stress) Because when I connect with my subjects, a whole different world appears and I love the results.
So hit me up if you would like to shoot together. BUT, IF YOU FLAKE, DON'T EXPECT A CALL AGAIN!!! Very frustrating when I take the time to set up everything, and I get a NO SHOW. You have a phone, please use it!! I'm a dependable person, only dependable people need apply!!!!!! ALSO, I like tasteful shoots (nothing porn-ish). AND, I do not do nudes...thanks!!!
Want to know more? Give me a holler! Would love to meet some new people!