Ever since I started posting photos of Kalanggaman Island here in my photoblog, I’ve received a steady stream of inquiries and, on some instances, requests from close acquaintances to accompany them to the exotic islet of Kalanggaman in Palompon, Leyte.

Last week was what exactly happened. A friend’s friend was home for a vacation from work in the Middle East, and goes, how about a quick trip to Kalanggaman before he heads back to work in a far away land?

Noting they were childhood friends, and, more interestingly, two recently got new DSLR’s and were now sharing new passions – it was something that perked my attention. Besides, a previous engagement cancelled out leaving me free for the weekend. Suddenly I felt the urge to get away from the madding crowd and seek solace in a secluded island. Unspoiled beach, pristine waters and camping out with cold beer – gee,  I needed no further urging!

Although summer’s officially over and the weather was quite windy, we nevertheless enjoyed the pristine beauty, serenity and solace the island graciously provides.

Thanks to Mark Doctolero, Bobbie Alota and Archie Omega for the hospitality! Photos taken August 5 & 6, 2011.

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We were invited to a photoshoot by one good friend who loves to tinker around designing clothes and experimenting with make-up and stuff.

It was a good excuse to get back outdoors and head out to Marabut, Samar on a quiet, perfect Sunday.

Big thanks to Model/Stylist/HMUA: Jinggay Lantajo de la Cruz

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Here’s the actual on-site slideshow presentation we did during the wedding reception of the Micay Gutierrez – Andre Nuptials held July 29, 2011 at the DPWH SocialHall, Palo, Leyte. [Sorry for the un-edited photos at later portion as we were truly under pressure to come up with the slideshow]

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