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Celebrating Special Milestones Amid a Pandemic

Celebrating Special Milestones Amid a Pandemic

Weddings | September 7, 2021
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The pandemic has been difficult for everyone. But amid trying times, these families show how they can safely celebrate special milestones.

18 months into the pandemic and we are back where we started. A hard lockdown, paired with so much uncertainty, confusion, and exhaustion.

Just when we thought that the light at the end of the tunnel was within reach, the Delta variant comes. And we find ourselves at the height of yet another COVID-19 pandemic. But how does one navigate through all this and still find the chance to celebrate milestones?

Milestone Shoots Amid the Pandemic

In recent months, I’ve seen my clients celebrate the best way they can—in the safety of their homes or in a private studio, like our Concept Room Studio in Pasig. That’s because milestones come, even during the pandemic. And the next best thing to do is for families to commemorate these occasions through photos—like family-themed photoshoots, their child’s first birthday shoot, or even a photo-op of an 18th birthday debut.

I’ve talked to most of my clients and they told me that for them, these milestone photoshoots are the safest way to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments. Years from now—far from the trauma and pain of this pandemic—their families will have these snapshots to look back on and cherish.

I have compiled a few of our recent milestones shoots we covered—from gender reveal shoots to first birthday shoots, family shoots, and even maternity shoots. Here are some of my favorites:

4. Dianne Medina and Rodjun Cruz: Pre-birthday Shoot for Joaquin

Excited for their son Joaquin’s first birthday (on September 11), celebrity couple Dianne Medina and Rodjun Cruz had a pre-birthday shoot in their home. The couple opted for two themes: a rustic outdoor-style shoot with a teepee and a white theme with fluffy clouds and shining fairy lights. In the latter, Joaquin looked positively angelic in a sky blue outfit—complete with a cute bowtie and hat.

3. Erika Padilla and Jeffrey Cariaso: Family Shoot

Erika Padilla and former PBA player Jeffrey Cariaso had a family photo shoot in our Concept Room Studio. Alternating between a luxe gray and gold theme, and a minimalist black and white theme, the big family looked so happy together. Really a great way to capture a milestone of love and togetherness for the year 2021!

2. Marco Alcaraz and Lara Quigaman: Family Shoot with sons Noah, Tobi, and Moses

Actor and actress duo Marco Alcaraz and Lara Quigaman had a lovely family shoot with their sons Noah, Tobi, and Moses in our concept room. The family went with an under-the-sea theme to celebrate Moses’ upcoming first birthday. Loving the interplay of blues and whites, paired with splashes of tropical print in this shoot—very classy!

1. JB and Irene Acosta: Gender Reveal and Birthday Shoot for Mason

Celebrating both a gender reveal and the birthday of their son Mason, JB and Irene Acosta opted for a photoshoot in the comfort and safety of their home. Decked out in delicate lavender pastels and tiny blooms—made to look like a forest, the family looked positively ethereal.

Set design by Gideon Hermosa, clothes styled by Cath Sobrevega, and makeup by CJ Cuison.

Amid the uncertainty of this pandemic, the safety of your family should definitely be the most important factor. Since no parties can be done yet at the present, you may consider doing milestones shoots instead. I am quite certain that many years from now, you’ll thank yourself for doing this for your family.

And so, to my dear readers, may you also be inspired to find ways to celebrate milestones and stay happy in these trying times. Stay safe!

Photos by Niceprint Photo

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Charisse is the woman behind NicePrint Photography. In the male-dominated world of photography and videography, she makes her mark as an empowered woman who does business always with a heart. True to her Assumption HS batch motto, making an impact and difference in her own sphere of influence, Charisse does just this with so much passion and love. Outside work, she is a mom of 3 beautiful kids and a loving wife to Jibby. During downtime, you’ll see her whipping up something special in her kitchen and hosting intimate parties for her family and friends. She loves traveling and spends most weekends bonding on the beach with family.
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