Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Styling sans Speaking: Vince’s Pre-Birthday Photo Session { General Santos City }

It was 29 past 10 on the night of April 27 when I received a message from Van asking if I wanted to have a pre-birthday shoot. Of course I said yes and you have no idea how I wished my birthday was on the 1st of May. First, Van is undeniably becoming one of the most sought-after photographers of our time. Second, I am also undeniably one self-indulgent earthling who takes a breather from work by keeping a clean Instagram feed. So that’s a more win for me. But really, I thought of taking pride in this shoot because Van and I were totally strangers until we became seat mates during the UPCAT back in 2004 and now really good friends.

Fast forward to shoot. Van requested a birthday shoot that should reflect my personality. So I thought every picture must come out like I intelligently bought my wardrobe. I had a good time sorting my available clothes in the closet, mixing and matching every piece of fabric and accessories that will bring out the class and the ‘you-look-like-you-smell-good’ image.

The catch, everything was ukay-ukay – from shirts and pants to coat and shoes. Everything. This is what every young professional like me wanted to consider – to look expensive without costing too much. Always buy the best quality you can afford. Remember, “one man’s trash, that’s another man’s come-up”. Do not be afraid to expand your wardrobe. Experiment. Mix and match. Most importantly, be confident. Always. Whatever you wear, whether you feel overdressed or underdressed, as long as you carry with you the right amount of confidence, you will look just right!

The shoot was one for the books. Van and I were able to bond while enjoying what we like to do best. It went really fast but the memories behind every picture will forever remind me I actually look great at 28.

Wardrobe and Text by Vince Amorio. Photoshoot Location, Patria's Bed and Breakfast. Photo by Van Almeria of The Walking Eyes. Nikon D610, Nikkor 50mm f 1.4.


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