Photography | Quirky Creatives
Make-up | Rae Venturanza-Salazar
Shoot Locations | Katipunan/Ateneo
Noel here again! And here’s another post! :)
In case you’re not familiar with Larry Fonacier, basketball player extraordinaire for Smart-Gilas and Tropang Texters in the PBA, and endorser for UNIQLO here in the Philippines… what rock have you been living under? XD And in case you are, yes, we took photos of his family!
It’s such a blessing being able to shoot families like these. What do we mean exactly? Well, before the shoot started, Rae and I got to the house of Larry’s mom, and Larry and Lora and Liam (their son) weren’t there yet, so Larry’s mom totally kept us entertained while we were waiting, along with her niece and her niece’s son. She was so warm and welcoming, it felt like it wasn’t our first time there. And when Larry’s family finally arrived, they were the same. Larry was nice and polite and was the one who bought us lunch and water for the shoot. Lora was full of fun stories as Rae prepped her hair and make-up for the shoot, and Liam was just totally energetic, and didn’t look like he was sick (he was, that morning, and thankfully he recovered for the shoot). In short, they’re just a really awesome bunch. :) Larry’s mom even told us to come back and visit her again. Oh, and they served these totally delicious banana fritters (turon in Tagalog XD).
As of this shoot, Lora was still pregnant with their second son Luca. We were worried that she would go into labor during the shoot! XD It was actually pretty wild to think that as of this shoot, she was due to give birth anytime that week, but didn’t look like it in the photos. She just did a great job handling it beautifully.
While this was a family/maternity shoot, Lora kept telling us that Liam was actually the one who stole the show, and this shoot was more actually about him than the rest of the family. XD Well, I definitely couldn’t resist shooting him. I mean, he makes his own facial expressions, poses, and totally clicks (pardon the pun) with the camera. XD He even kept showing us the “Shukka Roll”, the dance his dad does for UNIQLO. So cute!
Anyway, enjoy the photos of this totally fun and totally game family! :D
And as of this posting, Lora had already given birth to Luca! Notice the pattern? They’re a family with the letter “L” for everybody. Hehe. :D Liam was given the honor of naming his brother, and he chose to name him “Luca” after the winner of MasterChef U.S. Season 4. Cool. :D
Thank you so much to the Fonaciers! We really enjoyed the shoot with you guys! Until the next one! :D God bless!
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