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DIY Maternity Boudoir Photography

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Maternity Boudoir Photography

Maternity Boudoir Photography by Brian Sahagun

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. – Larry Barretto

While being pregnant can oftentimes be an uncomfortable experience, there are moments when it feels so magical and thrilling that I never want it to end. I know one thing is for certain — there’s no other experience in life like it. This whole nine months of pregnancy will change my life, for the better, I’m sure.

To celebrate the joys and beauty of pregnancy, my B and I planned to do our own maternity boudoir photography.

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Maternity Style

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Jaycelle at 23 Weeks

Jaycelle at 23 Weeks and 5 Days ||| Dress: Ashley Collection – Aloysia Strappy Maxi Dress from ZaloraPH ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

Pregnancy can bring on a flood of conflicting feelings. As happy as I may be about the new life growing inside me, my ever-changing and expanding body makes me feel uncomfortable and anything but beautiful. As my breasts grow, my waistline disappears, and my belly swells, I long to have my old body back — It’s hard not to.

Jaycelle at 23 Weeks

Jaycelle at 23 Weeks and 5 Days ||| Dress: Ashley Collection – Aloysia Strappy Maxi Dress from ZaloraPH ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

Though I take comfort in the fact that the most awkward and frustrating phase in pregnancy is often when your belly is growing but you don’t look pregnant yet, just like as I was during first trimester. But as soon as my second trimester hits, I am already set to enjoying in that “pregnancy glow”.

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Style The Bump: 21 Weeks

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Style The Bump: 21 Weeks

Beautiful painting at one of the corners in St. Luke’s Global City. ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

If there’s anything I want to communicate, it is for women especially pregnant women to feel good about themselves and to have fun while they’re at it!

When I wasn’t pregnant yet, and kept seeing fashionable moms-to-be, I kept imagining what I would be like when I too, become pregnant. Naturally since I love fashion and style, it has been my dream or should I say mantra that I would maintain my love for fashion and be a stylish preggy momma.

Although in my first trimester, I wasn’t up for anything other than just brushing my teeth, taking a shower and donning any huge t-shirt I can find in my closet. It was only now in my second trimester that my love for dressing up became apparent. But more than anything, dressing up is a form of self-expression. It is more about how I feel about myself and how happy and contented I am with my new state that I wanted to show.

Style The Bump: 21 Weeks

Dress: Forever 21, Purse: Thailand, Flats: Kenette Cu ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

‘The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.’ – Audrey Hepburn
Style The Bump: 21 Weeks

Proud momma-to-be! ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. – Rachel Zoe

Style The Bump: 21 Weeks

Loving the unexpected color coordination of my outfit. ||| Photo by: Brian Sahagun

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. – Audrey Hepburn

I would never have enjoyed documenting every aspect of my pregnancy if not for my very supportive and talented husband. Thanks so much, my B.

Photos by: Brian Sahagun

Dare to Denim: SM WOMAN Launches Body-Positive Campaign

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Can you #DareToDenim?

Dare To Denim ||| Corset: La Senza, Jeans: Forever 21

I recently worked as the voice-over talent for SM Woman Dare To Denim campaign in SM Southmall. This was when I found out about this awesome body-positive campaign.

Much has been said and debated about the underlying belief in the “ideal” body weight and shape, but that “perfect” body type “standards” are already being challenged by modern women. This issue limited women on different aspects from as broad as how they perceive themselves down to the simple idea of what they can or cannot wear, therefore discouraging self-confidence and promoting having low self-esteem.

This is where SM Woman Dare To Denim campaign thrives in.

Pregnancy Diary: 20 Weeks and 3 Days

Pregnancy weight gain won’t stop me from embracing my new body type and in loving my new role as a mom-to-be!

This is my take in support of this body-positive campaign. As a first-time pregnant woman, I expected glowing skin and gorgeous baby bump. But in reality, there are much more pregnancy problems that I imagined. One of which is the body changes issue that comes with being pregnant. Thanks to the pregnancy hormones that promote these changes like skin discoloration, acne breakouts, varicose veins, stretchmarks and weight gain.

These changes, however, won’t stop me at embracing my new body type and in loving my new role as a mom-to-be!

Pregnancy Diary: 20 Weeks and 3 Days

Denim is for all, and there is one for every woman.

SM Woman champions a body-positive cause by providing the most diverse range of the ultimate fashion staple.

Inviting women to “Dare to Denim,” the latest SM Woman campaign empowers women to feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident in their skin, no matter what age, color, size or shape they come in. Whether you’ve got killer curves, boast of skin that is perpetually sun-kissed, have legs that go on forever, or beautiful lines on your face that show that wisdom comes with age, SM Woman’s “the denim difference” has something in store for you.

Denim is for all, and there is one for every woman.

A handful of ambassadors have been gathered together to reflect the powerful statement behind this campaign: that denim knows no labels, and that denim defies age, size and skin color. Multi-hyphenated wives, moms, professionals, models, and athletes, each with distinct needs and lifestyles are united by a versatile piece of blue fabric.

An incredible testament to denim: its unique ability to make any woman of any age, color, shape, size, and walk of life look and feel both comfortable and powerful.

Pregnancy Diary: 20 Weeks and 3 Days

Me and my darling B adoring our baby #Buchokikok in my belly!

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall
Who’s the most stylish of them all?
But who said there should only be one stylish girl
When there are so many different women in the world?
We come in all shapes, sizes and ages
(Even if we mostly see the skinny ones in the magazine pages)
Plus women’s bodies change when we get older
Our waists may get wider; our styles become bolder
But the magic of denim is that it’s fashion for all
Whether you’re young or old, whether you’re big or small
There’s a style and fit for everyone to find
We’ve got the best selections of denim combined
So when we say ‪#‎DareToDenim‬, we really hope that you do
We can’t wait to see the fashionista in you.

Glam Affair

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IMG_7755dpp_1920_rainplay-eventsGlamMan MakeUp: #MakeupByFranco
Haute Couture Gown: Steven Yap
Documentary Photography: Brian Sahagun

RainPlay Events recently hosted a debut — it was posh, it was glam and it was fun! Here’s sharing photos of me in action a.k.a. doing my events hosting work and here’s what I wore.

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With debutante Annie Paradero’s first cousin, Phil Younghusband. Even the crowd were in awe of this man!

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With debutante Annie Paradero’s first cousins, Phil and James Younghusband. <3

rainplay-events_logoFor events coordination, hosting needs and photography services, please contact us at RainPlay Events and we’ll be happy to showcase inspired concepts that will reflect your personality!

 

 

We specialize on life’s sweetest occasions! – RainPlay Events