Tracy is a twenty-something
red-headed lady from the Philippines who lives for photography, and takes photos for a living.
This blog's main content focuses on photography and food, the same way this is a mix of her work and bits of her personal life — the two often occur simultaneously.
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I love Christmas! It’s one of the occasions that I allow myself to indulge in girlier get ups. As I’m an advocate of the little red dress much more than the little black dress, Christmas is the perfect time to whip them out and prance around in my heeled shoes.
I got this dress a few days ago from Apartment 8, a local clothing brand, as a Christmas present to myself! I think I have a new favorite local brand.
I paid their store in Greenhills a visit and found this little gem. I was actually supposed to get a fancier dress, but I figured I could wear this out more often given how simple it is. The fabric is all sorts of lovely, and I absolutely adore how the skirt falls! I’m not exactly gifted with child-bearing hips, so the flared out skirt kind of creates the illusion that I do. Somehow.
The mesh parts of the dress are pretty cool! I feel they’re nice and subtle, but attractive enough that I don’t really need to wear a necklace, haha. Plus the part around the waist also removed the need for a belt to break monotony in the dress! Yay! Lazy people who prefer to put on as few garments/accessories as possible, unite!
Curled my hair for Christmas Eve Mass + festivities with my cousins! Merry Christmas everyone! :)
I’ve been lazy with editing and uploading my photos from travel and leisure, and I apologize! To make up for it, here’s a blog post with photos from my most recent trip with my friends to West Grove in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It was a fun-filled and very memorable trip, to say the least!
Breakfast at Starbucks in Solenad 2! Caramel Belgian waffle + Grande iced Vanilla Latte!
Kiks & Myself. Hahaha!
Krissy & Andrew
Tep & Addie
Kim deserves a special photo! I have so many pretty pictures of her from this trip!
Finally, a decent photo of le boyfriend! <3
I’ve been very into looloo lately! Have you downloaded it onto your iPhone yet?
Pretty Krissy :)
One of my favorite couples ever, hee
Pizza to be taken out for our lunch!
Tricia’s monster of a camera, downplayed by her baby of a lens. Aah, one day.
Good morning, Nuvali!
Tricia’s official photographer, ohohoho~
Another of Kim! She is such a delight to photograph. <3
We exchanged gifts!
Kim, you are so effortlessly pretty <3
My macho boyfriend, haha!
Double rainbow at the end of the day!! Such a lucky group of friends, we are. :)
More of pretty Kim
Photo of the boys, haha!
Oh hai, Trin!
Krissy & I had matching Baby-G watches!
Goes with my white glasses! And hey, Tricia did our eye makeup! Heehee~
‘Twas a beautiful day with beautiful people. We should do this more often.
I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends. <3 Merry Christmas, you guys, here’s to another year ahead!
It’s been years since I first picked up a copy of Yummy magazine and flipped through its glossy pages, admiring all the pretty food photos. This was a time when eventually taking photos of food was the farthest thing from my mind, and I was just happy to be a viewer of great food photos.
It wasn’t until just two years ago that I started taking photos of food professionally, and my favorite magazine became more than just a collection of great pictures — it became a source of inspiration, and I guess aspiration, as I wanted to be part of it, one way or another!
Opportunity didn’t come a-knocking, so I decided to extend an invitation and knock it did! And that is our lesson for today, boys and girls. Things don’t happen just because you want them to — you have to make them happen.
And so I have unlocked an achievement! Crossed something off my bucket list! Quite thankful for a vast number of things leading to this. :)
It was fun shooting for Yummy! I have a few more photos coming soon in the next issue, and I’m quite excited! I’m hoping I get to do this more often. :)