Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to book at slot with child photographers, Euphemia Creatives.
Boasting less than 1,000 Instagram followers to date, Euphemia Creatives is one of those underrated suppliers who is still relatively unknown, but is so talented that you cannot help but gush about to anyone who would listen (even though it’s so tempting to just keep quiet and keep them to yourselves).
However, I was so impressed by their output that I think it’s but fair to share the love and joy.
The couple is unassuming and humble.
When we met at the UP Diliman, I was relatively unimpressed by the scenery: UP Diliman is not the cleanliest of venues, but it was free, and at the right hands, is a beautiful backdrop for photos.
We met last Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 pm at the UP Stone Markers.
Check out the scenery as we were making our way to the photo site:
Sir Jommy and Ma’m Mowina are a young couple that make up Euphemia Creatives.
I found them to be very low-key, chillax, and uber nice photographers.
Unassuming, is the best word to describe the couple.
Check out the photos of our shoot just to see how relaxing the entire experience was:
Ma’m Mowina was there to talk to my daughter, give directions and hold the reflector.
Sir Jommy was there just snappin’ away like a boss.
To be honest, given how chill everything was, I had doubts on the type of output the team would create. Given the location and the fact that my daughter was NOT a professional model, I had low expectations on the type of photos we would get that afternoon.
However, that’s where you just have to trust your suppliers.
There is a reason you booked them in the first place. So even with my doubts, I let them do their stuff. Sure, I hung back and tried to help, but it was magical to see how they handled my daughter and made her cooperate.
I think one important factor is the care and respect Sir Jommy and Ma’m Mowina treats their clients — the kids they are actually taking photos of.
Sir Jommy was so nice and talked to my daughter like an adult. They gently encouraged her to pose, while remaining true to herself. Here is the Euphemia Creatives team showing my daughter how pretty she is on camera:
I was sincerely touched.
Many photographers think of the kids as a job and source of income. Many photographers would not talk the way Sir Jommie did to our daughter.
Our session was an hour, with a maximum of three outfits. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and while hot, it was still bearable. Surprisingly, we kept to the time and we were finished by around 4:15pm.
The Euphemia Creatives team promised us the photos by that evening. To our surprise, they uploaded the link to Google Photos, and we were BLOWN AWAY by the quality of their work.
As I’ve said, here were the photos that I took on the day itself. I show this to you to highlight what a mommy photo would look like vs. how a pro would do it:
These were their raw and unedited photos:
I would just let the results speak for themselves.
Across the board, just by looking at the raw and unedited photos, we knew we discovered an absolute treasure. Sir Jommy’s hit ratio was high: Every photo was beautifully taken, and captured the fun and naughty essence of my daughter.
Sir Jommy’s talent is undoubted, and we are so so so pleased with the result. Hence, which is why, I’m making this special review to sing their praises.
Honestly, it was so difficult to choose just 20 out of the 487 raw photos they asked us to choose from. Out of the 487 photos, I had to slim it down to a difficult 150 photos. And from them, I had to pick 20 photos for final edit!
I will be sending the 20 photos I picked today to Euphemia Creatives for final editing. I cannot wait to see the final result in 2 weeks time.
Just for your reference, here are some of their finished works:
To the Euphemia Creatives husband and wife team
Thank you so much for honoring our appointment, and for the beautiful photos. I am sincerely touched by your effort, impressed by how you handled my child, and blown away by your talent.
Hopefully, my review will help in bringing you more business. My only simple request is that if and when you become uber popular, please still give us a slot if we book ahead of time. I know that you will be soon to be stars in the child photography industry, and I hope you will never forget your humble roots, and let your work simply speak for itself.
To book Euphemia Creatives:
Tel: 0995-402-3629, 0935-475-1705
IMPORTANT NOTE: They are parents, and are not slaves to their work. This year, they do not accept regular bookings but provide monthly promos, which include group photo taking sessions in cooperation with LivingDollPh. I think they are well worth the time and effort, and if you can, please find a slot with the power couple. I know you will be as delighted as we are.