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Thursday, March 25 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM PDT USA
Friday, March 26 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM MANILA



Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented photographers from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became photographers, what inspired them and so much more!


Mike Federis
Wedding and Event Photographer

Mike is a wedding and event photographer based out of Riverside, California. He appreciates the outdoors and takes his clients to far-flung destinations for their engagement or elopement portraits. His Youtube channel documents his journeys and adventures in photography and aims to inspire and motivate people through his positive perspective and lifestyle.

AJ and Aiyency Danas
Lux & Lace Studios

AJ and Aiyency Danas is a husband-and-wife photography team who specializes in Boudoir, aiming to help women gain self-confidence and body-positivity.

Joe Calixto
Concert, Events and Portrait Photographer

Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Joe Calixto got into photography because of the two things he loves—music and skateboarding. Since moving to the United States, he has made his way all around the country photographing shows from punk basements to the biggest arenas. Having released a good amount of photo zines through the years, Joe's work has been printed on publications such as New Noise Magazine, Alternative Press, Cosmopolitan, Maximum Rock n Roll and many more.

Michelle Ford
Family and Portrait Photographer
Owner, The Coco Gallery

Until recently, Michelle Ford was the main wedding photographer for NicePrint Philippines' US team. She has since retired from wedding photography to use her love of journalistic style and light chasing skills to capture the joys and simplicity of relationships and people. As a SoCal-based family and portrait photographer, Michelle aims to feature authentic images of families living their life.

Leo Evidente
Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Leo, along with his better half Kat, co-founded The Gathering Season, a wedding and life photography studio based in Los Angeles, California in 2010. He believes that finding a deeper connection with their clients is the not-so-secret ingredient in being able to photograph them in their uninhibited selves. Leo is constantly casually in search of THE LIGHT...and chewy boba.

Madeline Arenas
Award-winning Portrait and Newborn Photographer

Norwalk-based portrait photographer Madeline Arenas's career as a portrait artist spans one decade, photographing mostly newborns and families. Madeline has been recognized as an Associate of WPPI, the most prestigious wedding and portraits photography competition in the world, having won seven Silver Awards. Her photography company, cubrixphotography, has also been picked as one of the top 23 out of 1,336 newborn photographers serving Los Angeles (2017-2018). She is also ranked 34th out of 711 USA Photographers by the WPE Awards. She is a published photographer who has been interviewed by VoyageLA.

Adrian Ong
Award-winning Destination Wedding Photographer

Adrian Ong, owner of Let's Make a Memory!, is a published and award-winning destination wedding photographer. His work can be seen on Ceremony Magazine, Modern Weddings, The Knot, Glittery Bride and more. He has traveled to Paris, Manila, New York, Portland and Las Vegas to capture incredible wedding moments and create memorable pre-wedding engagement sessions for his clients. His work has been featured on two of SLR Lounge’s top charts: Top 20 Inspiring Winter Portraits on SLR Lounge and Top 21 of 2016’s Best Images on SLR Lounge.

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