Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Happy 18th Birthday, Ska! August 27, 2007

Filed under: Debuts,Portraits — aueysantos @ 10:05 pm

Francesca’s 18th Birthday, August 25, The Westin

We helped celebrate Francesca’s 18th Birthday at the Westin San Francisco Airport last Saturday, by providing great images and great video coverage, courtesy of Fade 2 Focus Productions. We had a blast! The feast and festivities included yummy Filipino food like lechon, halo-halo and kare-kare, several song and dance numbers, a sampling of native Filipino dances and even a karate presentation by the debutante. The day was capped by a birthday surprise gift from Dad – a Hummer H3!
Here are some of our favorites from the day.






Timothy and Jennifer @ Monterey August 23, 2007

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 8:27 am

Pirates Cove, Monterey CA

Beach weddings make me feel so summery. It’s only the end of August and fall is just around the corner.

This lovely wedding was taken, with Mike Danen Photography. The wind was blowing hard and at one point, blew the bride’s veil right off! I love beach weddings. If I can do my own wedding over, I’d definitely have it at the beach. So romantic!








Passport Photos August 22, 2007

Filed under: Personal,Reminiscing — aueysantos @ 7:17 am

I was sorting through my archives and found this early attempt of shooting my son’s passport photos when he was three years old. It was a real challenge but I finally got a decent photo for his passport. Top left: no smile, eyes open and looking at camera, both ears straight on. Whew!!



Doreen and Joe at Golf Ranch Course August 18, 2007

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 4:17 am

August 11, 2007 Golf Ranch Course, San Jose CA

I had the honor of working alongside Kinsley Wong of Kinsley Wong Photography to cover the wedding of Doreen and Joe in San Jose. It is always a pleasure to see a couple so much in love. The entire wedding program flowed perfectly and we were so happy to be part of their special day.






Print wins Best Studio Portrait at PPGBA August 16, 2007

Filed under: Raves,Uncategorized — aueysantos @ 3:57 pm

Yehey! My print of my husband and son won a Gold Ribbon in the Studio Portrait category for the July monthly competition at PPGBA. I wasn’t really planning on competing the print but since I didn’t prepare anything that month – I literally tore it off my walls and brought it to the monthly meeting. I’m glad I did.


This photo was taken from the August monthly PPGBA bulletin. Photo by Joerg Lehman.

From left to right: Lucie Silveria for the Album Category, me, Paul Tsang for the Environmental Portrait category, John Paulson for the Illustrative category and Mischa Purcell for the Wedding Category.


Francesca Pre-Debut Photos

Filed under: Portraits,Toddlers to Teens — aueysantos @ 1:09 am

Debutantes are always great to photograph – great skin, coupled with a fun attitude, and the beauty of youth. Francesca aka ‘Ska’ is no exception. I will be shooting her 18th birthday party in two weeks time, and we decided to have a mini-pictorial at her house. We only had about 20 minutes of shooting time but I managed to grab some nice shots. It didn’t hurt that Ska was so cooperative, friendly and a natural in front of the lens. Don’t her glamour looks deceive you. Beneath it all, Ska is one tough cookie!

I’m really looking forward to the party!





Dario @ 18 months August 15, 2007

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture — aueysantos @ 4:28 pm

18 month old Dario is the son of one of my best friends, Chix, who’s visiting from Brussels. The first time I laid my eyes on him, I knew I had to photograph his goofy grin and big Eurasian features – such a cutie! And boy does he know how to mug for the camera! Here are a few shots from a pictorial we did at the Palace of Fine Arts, during some sightseeing in the city. I’m taking most of the week off to tour them around the Bay Area but the goof off time is well-deserved. It’s my birthday on Saturday so call it a self-declared vacation leave!