I seldom do pre-debut sessions but when I do, I go keen on my observation about how the young ones are today. I remember when I was in high school, I was chaperoned wherever I went. There were many parties I wasn’t allowed to go to. I didn’t have the freedom I wanted. It felt like I was in prison. But now I understood why!
Wisdom comes with age.
The concept for this shoot wasn’t the typical pre-debut session. It was laid back, conservative, and was fully supported by the debutante’s family. She didn’t want a party. She just wanted a photo session to remember her eighteenth birthday. She sewed her own outfits. Some with the help of a professional atelier.
She also wanted her friends and family to take part. It was a humble and unforgettable way to turn eighteen. Simple as it was but full of meaning.
I wish more of this!
Location: Argao Cebu