Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Christian Brothers Retreat Mont La Salle Napa September 25, 2007

Filed under: Slideshows,Weddings — aueysantos @ 10:27 am

Tanya and Edmund Wedding, Mont La Salle Napa CA 09.15.2007

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Tanya & Edmund in Napa September 17, 2007

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 5:26 pm

September 15, 2007 at Mont La Salle, Napa California

My head is still a whirl from the beautiful autumn wedding I had privilege of covering at Napa over the weekend. The newlyweds are Dr. Edmund and Tanya, who had been dating for a record 18 years before tying the knot. The day was a study in contrasts as the cool and collected bride breezed through her preparations, while the groom nervously went over details. They were such an adorable couple! Friends and relatives flew in from as far as Philadelphia and Manila to witness the event. Here are a few early favorites from the day.








Christmas in October Promo September 14, 2007

Filed under: Family Portraiture,Portraits,Specials and Promos — aueysantos @ 6:28 am

It’s the first time I’m doing this but I am really excited about launching my new Christmas card promo! Just for the month of October, I have a special offering for my family sessions. For a special price of $250, you can do what you do best – have fun, share a laugh, cuddle with your loved ones — and we’ll take care of the rest. Shooting, layouting and printing is all inclusive!

Each family pictorial session comes with 24 pieces of 5X5 Tri-Fold Greeting Cards with envelopes, 1 piece 11X14 Art Print and 5 pieces of 5X7 textured prints. It’s a great value worth $450 at regular prices.

If you are interested in booking a family session with Auey, book now as the dates are expected to fill fast! If you have friends and relatives interested as well, and would like to share a booking date with another family at a single venue, each family gets an additional 15% off. Mention the BLOG and you receive an additional FREE 5X7 print.

Send us an email!

Below is a sample customized design.







Audrey & Jack September 10, 2007

Filed under: Family Portraiture,Toddlers to Teens — aueysantos @ 11:51 pm

Two gorgeous children on a Sunday morning! Is there a better way to spend your time? Just check out 2 year old Audrey and 5 year Jack. Audrey was more reserved in front of the camera while Jack just plunged right into frame with gusto. I hope I did justice to these beautiful children and captured timeless photos to remember for a long time! Here are few from the session we had.


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Filed under: Personal — aueysantos @ 3:40 pm

Okey, so my blog has been double-tagged by photographers extraordinaire: Daniel Watkins and Victoria Lynne. I’m a tag-virgin so I had to do some research to find out what “being tagged” is all about. Apparently, I am supposed to write 8 things that people don’t know about me and tag someone else.

Hmm…here goes:

1. I’m deathly allergic to nuts, shrimp, crab, mollusks and other shellfish. Good thing I love my beef, pork and chicken!

2. My first camera was a Kodak Ektralite 500 camera, which loaded good ol’ 110 film. My second camera was a hand-me-down Mamiya SLR with a broken light meter. The third camera was one I purchased for myself, a Nikon FM10.

3. I used to work as a voice-over actress, to supplement my income. You may have heard me complain in my best teeny-bopper voice about my hair, my skin and my lack of dates over the radio. My favorite radio ad is one for Trust Condoms.

4. I have lived in the states of Indiana, Massachusets, West Virginia, Florida, Illinois, New York and California, but I consider home Pasig City in the Philippines where I grew up and spent my formative years.

5. My favorite romance movie is “When Harry Met Sally” and had a recording of it on audio tape. When driving alone, I would play it in the car and recite the dialogue along with the characters. How pathetic am I!

6. I drive a mini-van. My other car is a station wagon.

7. If I wasn’t already happily married, I would marry… author Neil Gaiman, or actors Clive Owens and Ewan McGregor – if they weren’t already happily married.

8. My mom claims I was 4 years old when I first declared that … “When I grow up, I want to be a motographer.” Apparently, I couldn’t pronounce to save my life.

Now I am tagging the following: You are all it!

Julie Lowry of Chanterelle Photography.

Blank Canvas Studios

Dallas and Buffy of Whitley Goodman Photography


Martha & Russ @ Los Gatos September 5, 2007

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 3:01 pm

The sub-title of this post should be Adventures in Black and White.

Last May, I was challenged by primary photographer Claudia Akers of Claudia Akers Photography to shoot with her a wedding with her primarily in black and white. Shooting in black and white was something I hadn’t done since my early Photography 101 courses but I was up for anything. Plus I always believed that digital cameras did poor rendering of black and white, compared to the real grit and texture of film. I took a leap of faith, set my Fuji S3 to the black and white preset and plunged right in. I think I did a good job with these photos of Martha and Russ on their wedding day. I tried in evoke the spirits of the old masters, taking these photos with a closed mouth and opened eyes – meaning minimal direction in true photojournalism style.







Ska’s Debut Slideshow September 4, 2007

Filed under: Debuts,Slideshows — aueysantos @ 3:01 am

It’s done! You may now view Ska’s slideshow by clicking on the image below.