Hi! I’m so glad you found me! I am Jomel Gregorio visual storyteller and artist at heart, based in Manila, Philippines. I have been in the industry for 10 wonderful years now, and I always feel grateful for becoming a good friend to my clients and their families after each event.
I started shooting weddings in 2006 and in many ways, I was at the right time and the right place when clients started looking for alternative wedding photographers.
To further hone my skills, I also shoot for local travel magazine. I am also a part-time Professional Photography Instructor II at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s School of Design & Arts. For me, teaching is the best way to learn. I’ve been sharing my knowledge since I started my wedding photography business. I believe blessings are meant to be shared to the community.
Painting has been my hobby since my adolescent years, and I am working my way to make it as a career in the future, because I do not see myself shooting weddings in the next 15 years. Painting has been an act of meditation for me, stimulating my creativity to keep me balanced. Surprisingly, people have been starting to buy my art, and so I decided to create a social media account and website (www.jomelgregorioart.com) exclusively for my paintings and fine art photographs so people around the world can easily see and acquire my original artworks online.
It is always been my passion to explore places, meet new people and learn from them, appreciate the beauty of life, and gain wisdom from it. These are the things that inspire me as a visual artist. Weddings are a perfect match for me, in this sense, for the passion I have has brought me to wonderful locations in the US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, MALAYSIA,THAILAND and more.
Additionally, reading books or online materials always keep me on track and wanting to discover more, get inspired and see things differently.
The trust with which people invite me into to their stories and to re-tell those stories through my images fascinates me the most. Nothing makes me feel more honored and purposely driven than to become a witness and an instrument in immortalizing once-in-a-lifetime moments through images that are worth hanging and treasuring.
Photography styles are influenced by different things: fashion, documentary, fine art, travel experiences, street photography, classic portraits, creative photography, paintings, movies, and so on. My photography work is unique for each client. I use the environment as my studio with the use of good ambient lighting, creating cinematic images. I want viewers to feel as though they were there and able to refresh the memory like a sort of simulation.
When it comes to my portraiture, I just try to work with the present surroundings and go with my gut feeling, matched with my expertise. I do not direct couples to pose that much. I direct my couple in a way that they would be comfortable to interact in front of me.
I try to stay true to what drives me and shoot what I am interested in telling.
Simplicity. Capture real moments with style. Let images speaks for itself.
I use Canon professional bodies. My lenses are from ultra-wide to telephoto. I prefer using prime lenses most of the time because I can move freely and save more energy, enabling me to focus more on visual creativity and capturing fleeting moments. I keep my setup simple, and this works for me in terms of delivering more than my clients’ expectations. I use ambient light as much as possible because of the natural feel and visual emotion it evokes in my images. I use MacBook Pro laptops and iMac for my layout design and batch image editing. I have reliable storage drives, of course, for archiving.
I do all the post-production work and apply a very light editing. I use Photoshop to enhance a good image, not to repair images. During shoots, I always try to do it right the first time with my camera. All the essential features I need to produce the kind of images I want at any given moment can be found in my camera.
I am not a fan of HDR, infrared and heavy post-processing. I simply want the natural beauty of my images to be appreciated at its best. There are a lot of wedding images that are over-rated and heavily edited to the point of losing the meaning and the purpose of doing wedding photography. Rest assured my work output is nothing of that kind.
I charge premium on my photography service and less on my custom printing. I want to encourage my clients to indulge in printing their precious moments. We have no assurance how long social media or storage device would be reliable.
HOW CAN I BOOK YOU?
Perhaps you have been through a lot of websites and bridal fair visits. That is awesome! Thank you for spending time looking at my website. Please let me ask yourself these questions: How do you want your wedding to be remembered? Does the look of the wedding images you want tell the true story of your wedding? How confident are you with your memory 10 years or 30 years from now?
Your wedding is important to us as it is to you. Please take your time looking for the right photographer for you. If you know what you really want and find that my style fits your requirement, please shoot me an email! I can’t wait to hear your story. I only accept one wedding a day.
I love working with fun creative people who know and appreciate art and prioritize photography as an investment, are passionate about quality, and want to make sure that every penny is well spent.
My Engagement and Portrait work starts at Php15,000.00 and Wedding Photography service starts at Php 50,000.00. I will be shooting the hotel preparation, wedding ceremony, on-location post-nuptials (after-the-wedding ceremony) and reception, together with my reliable team. High-resolution proofs and photo slideshows will be stored in a high-capacity USB drive, with artist-chosen 4×6 enhanced prints in a custom-made box to be delivered a week after the wedding. Enhanced portrait images ready for blowup printing are also provided upon request. Minimal OOT charges apply accordingly.
*For out-of-the-country shoots, a rates sheet will be provided upon request.
We personalize our albums, and it may take us 2-3 weeks before delivery. The production process includes personal selection of shots, layout design, design approval, custom printing, and binding of the album. You can choose from a selection of materials available – premium cypress, canvass, leatherettes and genuine leather – according to your own color and design preferences and your budget. Our designs are updated yearly, so you will own a unique and world-class album. An album rates sheet will be provided upon request.
We understand you will be very busy again after the wedding. For a hassle-free album, we recommend our bestseller PHOTO SPEAK ALBUM, which contains important highlights that showcases my style. The light, minimalist design and the number of pages will allow you to enjoy and feel each photo. PHOTO SPEAK ALBUM is available in 40 to 200 pages.
The artist’s choice images will be posted on our website blog and the link is spread through our social media accounts. You have the choice to view your photos in public settings or private/password-protected settings.
Selection of shots is made easier through our password-protected client proofing page. Engagement and Onsite wedding photo slideshows are part of the service inclusion and expected to be shown on your wedding day.
Should you have any clarification and other concerns, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +639778361471.
Thank you for dropping by, and congratulations on your engagement. We wish you all the best and God bless you!