In a world where practically everybody owns a DSLR camera, one must have a unique style--a clear vision of a body of work that will catapult one's opus to distinction. The husband-and-wife tandem of Ruffa and Mike Photography developed their definitive brand of photography: contemporary, romantic, and journalistic with a dash of fashion. Their fusion of style stemmed from their differences in artistic expression, which consequently enabled them to have a boundless span of perspective in terms of creativity and imagination.
As a photography team, Ruffa and Mike Paglalunan love to share stylish, modern and fine art imagery. In fact, the two met in college because of their shared interest. "Our love story was born from the love of theatre and arts. It connects our hearts and binds us together. It it as one of our foundations and motivations when capturing modern romance in every wedding and engagement session we document," Mike narrates. Such was their commitment to the craft that Ruffa and Mike Photography was born in September 2010.
More than because they are a married couple, Ruffa and Mike Photography ventured into wedding photography because of their extreme love to capture moments that illustrate love and life. The husband-and-wife tandem believes that as photographers, they are given an extraordinary chance to witness and immortalize an important event in the life of two people who have fallen in love. "The one essential thing we can do for our clients is to produce the exceptional portraits they have always dreamed of," Mike continues. Grateful and satisfied couples continue to inspire them in furthering their journey in photography.
Ruffa and Mike make it a point to get in touch with their clients before their big day. They ask for a meeting or at least call their clients to get to know them better. "We sit together to plan everything, talk about their love story, reminisce their fairy tale and share experiences with them to make them feel more comfortable," Mike continues. The team believes that building a good relationship with their client is essential in bringing out the real and best version of who they are, allowing the team to capturing their essence in photos.
To better serve the needs of their couples, Ruffa and Mike continuously improve their craft. By reading, attending workshops and supplier events, and keeping up to date with new tools and gadgets, the team sees to it that they enrich their skills.
The husband-and-wife tandem sees a bright future ahead. Mike shares, "If you want to dream, dream big. We started small and now, we're bigger than we [had imagined]." Indeed, the team can't wait for their future. He adds, "I can't wait to witness how many smiles we can harvest in every memory that we plant in our couples' hearts."