Archive for the Portraits Category

Shella and Don Wedding

Posted in Events, Portraits, weddings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2009 by Dad in Manila

It has been awhile since our last post. We had been very busy and a lot of things had happened in the studio. We already had 4 versions of the Focal Live! booth, one of our Lenovo had been stolen, trashed a few printers, attended a few wedding expos, shot a couple of events and met amazing people along the way.

We promised Shella and Dondon that we’ll post some of their wedding pictures as soon as we have time and we will take this opportunity to wake-up our dormant blog.

To Shella and Dondon, Congratulations! and may you both have a wonderful life together.




© 2009 Focal Studios


Mr and Ms. LTeW (Part 2)

Posted in Portraits with tags , , , on November 26, 2008 by Dad in Manila

This is the second part of the Mr. and Ms. LTeW from the previous post.

Here are the pictures of the male participants of the event.

© 2008 Focal Studios

Mr. and Ms. LTeW (Part 1)

Posted in Portraits with tags , , , on November 24, 2008 by Dad in Manila

Last week, we had a photo shoot at eTelecare in Eastwood City, Libis for a profile shot for their upcoming Mr. and Ms. LTeW (a leadership pageant) on December.

Here are some of the photos of the female participants that we got from the fun-filled, half-day pictorial.

Thanks to all the beautiful people in eTelecare. Special thanks to Bunny and Byo. (Bunny, I’ll give you the images tomorrow. Promise.Ü)

© 2008 Focal Studios


Posted in Portraits, Studio Work with tags , , on November 10, 2008 by Dad in Manila

Our latest addition to our Classic Frames. Crafted exclusively for Focal Studios, the black, wooden-frame is hard-finished and suits modern and traditional interiors. Martina is offered in panoramic format (30″ x 10″) and you can choose a single image or a collection of image (1, 3 and 5) depending on the image size selected.


(Martina with five (5"x7") images)

Martina can also be bundled with our existing packages. Don’t hesitate to contact us for details.

© 2008 Focal Studios

Wedding Photography Seminar by Lito Sy

Posted in Portraits, Studio Work with tags , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Dad in Manila

Besides the usual self-studying that we do through books and online tutorials to further improve our craft, we also joined Lito Sy’s Advance Wedding Photography Seminar held at the Dusit Thani Hotel last August. Sir Lito Sy does this annually and we were lucky to have been part of his seminar this year.

It was great learning from one of the masters in wedding photography and we would like to share some of the photos that Pacs took during the said workshop. Thank you Sir Lito and thanks to our model, Ms. Carlene Aguilar.

carlene lean

carlene stairs

carlene dance

carlene outdoor

Shooting Carlene was a fun experience. She was having fun posing for the class and made things easier for everyone to take photos of her.

Model: Carlene Aguilar
Photographer: Francis Pacunayen
Location: Dusit Thani, Makati City

© 2008 Focal Studios

Focal Mommy – Kathy

Posted in Focal Mommies, Portraits with tags , , , on October 27, 2008 by Dad in Manila

Last Saturday we had a pre-natal portrait session at Randy’s place. Kathy is six months pregnant with her 1st baby and she was uber excited to have her preggy photos taken. It was fun, even if we all had no sleep that day.

Kathy is a trooper and she was not shy in posing for us. She exuded confidence and poise, in spite of her heavy belly. She never got tired during the whole session.

Here are some pictures we got.

We had a hard time nailing this silhouette shot. We were not satisfied with the initial lighting. Got it by hand-holding a reflector to light her face and belly.

The out-of-bed look.

One of the FHM poses.Ü

Our version of “Babae sa Bintana

© 2008 Focal Studios

FPC Grand Fashion EB

Posted in Portraits with tags , , on October 23, 2008 by Dad in Manila

It’s been a while since we posted something here. We’re so busy in setting up our Focal Booth (more of this coming soon) for an upcoming event.

In the meantime, we just would like to share some of our images from the recent FPC Grand Fashion EB at DPI XL in Makati last September 26, 2008.

There were four setups on the 2 large studios of the venue. The set also has four different themes complete with backdrop, props, studio lights and models.


© 2008 Focal Studios