Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kathryn Bernardo's 18th Birthday

So our instagram feed (@Chosenbydestiny) has been quite busy as of late, particularly because of one ABS-CBN superstar's debut that we covered recently. Enclosed with this post are photos to summarize what I've posted previously as instagram exclusives. You probably want to follow us on instagram or subscribe to us at fb/chosenbydestinyinc to get the full dose of our updates. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

- Ryan Reyes

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Thursday, April 12, 2012


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harry Truman, Rock n' Roll, and Beehive Hairstyles

These were all hot topics from the 1950s. Recently, I was asked to shoot a wedding here in the Philippines that incorporated a vintage look. Of course, a lack of resources didn't fully support the concept. But, they managed to pull it off a lot better than I thought! Here we have Jiezl and Ian's vintage wedding, complete with an old volkswagen, (I called slug bug first!) and a crowd of ladies and gentlemen wearing spiffy vintage outfits. I processed the images accordingly. And here's the kicker... I shot all the photos with a kit 18-55 lens and 50mm 1.8 just to annoy other photographers, while Gina kept everything at a healthy 30mm for the video. Speaking of which, coming soon!

The decorations were pretty radical!

The colors just make it feel a certain way

Tight prep shot

Slug bug!

The church

He's ready to go in!

Your destiny awaits...

I wouldn't be surprised if the Priest all of a sudden said "get a room!"

Couldn't do much about the "modern" cars in the background.
But, I love the speedwalking!

The typical vintage crotch photo

Followed by the typical vintage shoe fetish photo

My personal favorite from the set

A cold look, nullified by warm tones.

Mmmm cake.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fashion Week 2011 (Part 2)

Thanks again to our Public Relations Manager, Micah, for taking us to Fashion Week this time of the year. I decided to take all of these beautiful photos with the incredible Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II. That's right, Canon's cheapest lens in production! Surprisingly... I never missed focus on 100% of the shots, it focused fast and efficient enough in AI servo, and they were all perfectly exposed. Sometimes I do underestimate the 63 zone metering in the Canon 60D, it's actually helping a lot. Here are some of the photos from the Ipanema fashion show. - Ryan

More photos are posted in an album at