How I View Where I Live

Welcome to my new blogsite! I am so excited and happy for this first post. At the same time, I am sad because I am saying goodbye to my old blog at I am not deleting it but I am not adding anything anymore.

I can’t believe that I actually created my own website. It is mine because my web address does not have,, or   It is just  Cool, huh? Also, I am sure it is mine because I purchased it!

I also have my own email address Could you do me a small favour and try sending me an email to this address? I want to try it out.

I added the word photography to my web address because it sounded nice. I am not in business though and I do this as a hobby. Before I forget, if you’re interested, get to know about me here.

I knew nothing about domain names, hosting, and Prophoto before I took the hands-on WordPress clinic at Clickin Moms. It was a five-week intense workshop. I didn’t expect that I would actually come up with my own site.

I planned to launch my site on my birthday which is in two weeks. However, I met an amazing group of ladies at the WordPress workshop and they organized a blog circle. Every month, we will publish posts about the theme for the month. In our posts, we link to another member of the blog circle. For the month of March, the theme is How I View Where I Live. Publish date and time is on March 1 at 8am eastern standard time (most Clickin Mom members are based in the United States). I had to search the web to convert to Philippine time.  This is equivalent to 9pm on March 1 on my side of the globe. This means that I have to publish my first post two weeks earlier than planned.

This month I am linking to Carol Holt. Be sure to drop by her post here to see how she views where she lives.

I wasn’t very prepared for the theme. But, it can’t be too hard, right? I could just take photos of my house. Wrong!  First, I didn’t expect the deadline to be so soon. I was planning to shoot over the weekend. Second, I don’t like taking photos without people in them. But, since I committed to this project I decided to go for it.

This is my street.

My house.

The swing in the garden.

TOTAL SNOOZEFEST!!!  I can’t post just these photos. So I thought hard. How do I view where I live?

Last weekend while I was doing my last assignment for the Posed for Success workshop at Clickin Moms, I realized that the garden at home is a perfect place for taking photos. Aside from lush greenery which I can use as a backdrop, there are wide open spaces and beautiful light. I now view where I live as my natural light studio.

Here are some photos I took of my daugher, Sophia, in the garden. I love this spot because it faces the sunset. The plants block direct light but I also have light peeking through.

I love Sophia’s genuine smile in these photos.


I asked friends from work to come over and I had the privilege of photographing their families. Thank you so much!

This is the same spot as above. I wish dad’s hand was on the toddler’s arm instead.

I love this one of mom and daughters.

And this one. I just wish mom’s fingers were not on the infant’s cheek.

This one is a photo of my colleague, T and her daughter B. Toddlers are really a challenge.

But I captured this one.

And this one.

In another part of the garden, I took photos of my mom for my workshop assignment. I will only post this one though because she might disinherit me if I post the ones with the hands in neck poses.

The street is a great place to take photographs too. Dad requested for this shot with his vintage Volkswagen car. I had to ask him what kind of car it is because I know nothing about cars.

After taking everyone’s photos, I posed and photographed myself. I set up the tripod and grabbed the remote. I swear that this was for my class. The assignment was to pose one’s self so we would know how it feels to pose. Also, to check which poses look good, which are uncomfortable so that we will learn how to pose our subjects. This is not out of vanity!

This photo gave me goosebumps but I am still posting it.

Did it give you goosebumps too?

I love that where I live is such a great place to take photographs. I wish that I realised it sooner. I never viewed it that way before but I’m glad that I do now. I am definitely looking forward to taking more photos here.

Have a great weekend!

Please don’t forget to leave a comment below.

March 1, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Julie M - Camille I literally laughed out loud reading your post! You are hilarious and I loved going through your thought process with you! Your daughter is adorable and looks just like you! Your home is gorgeous and looks as if you have the perfect spot for photos. I loved the shot of the family with their vintage car – they must be so thrilled. I’m so glad that you launched your website early so that I could see your wonderful perspective!

March 1, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Kathleen - The last photo gave me goosebumps too! Haha! Why didn’t you get me and Eman to pose?

March 1, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Marian - Congratulations on your new blog! I like the photos and your color scheme is very young and happy.

March 1, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Nadeen - Beautiful!!! I’m so glad you came to realize the gorgeousness (That’s a word, right?) of where you live!

March 1, 2013 - 10:11 pm

stefanie - camille, can i please move in with you??? beautiful! and ps: loved the commentary about the hand placement :)

March 1, 2013 - 10:18 pm

camking143 - Thank you Julie and Nadeen!

March 1, 2013 - 10:21 pm

camking143 - Kathleen, i’m game! Cheesy poses?

March 1, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Heidi Howard - Nadeen! You live in paradise!!!! Do you know what we would each give to have that! I am so glad you finally realized what a beautiful gem you have, it is truly gorgeous!

March 1, 2013 - 11:43 pm

mitch - Congratulations on your new blog! Love your photos & your comments too!

March 1, 2013 - 11:46 pm

Brigette - Camille, you live in such a gorgeous place!

March 2, 2013 - 3:31 am

Mary Beth - WOW wow wow. What a gorgeous home you have – that really is paradise. I think I totally forgot that it’s 31 degrees outside my door for just a bit there. It looks so heavenly. Great job on the self – portrait too! I still can’t bring myself to do one (yet). Nice work!

March 2, 2013 - 8:32 am

Nicole J. Ongsingco - Congratulations Cam!!! Love the pictures and your garden

March 2, 2013 - 9:14 am

Kimberly W. - Wow, I want to live there! Ha, it is so cold here. Great captures and you are gorgeous!

March 2, 2013 - 9:17 am

Amy - Camille, your house is gorgeous, so are those pictures. And good for you for getting in front of the camera, I’m still chicken :-)

March 2, 2013 - 10:24 am

Janice - i really wish i had the same house that is so nice as yours ms.camille :) congrats!

March 2, 2013 - 10:53 am

Emily - Love where you live! How beautiful. Great view into your life and the blog looks great. Can’t wait to see more.

March 4, 2013 - 2:14 am

Carol - Beautiful place Camille! I love the smile you captured on Sophia! I love that you included you mom in it too! Blog looks great!

March 6, 2013 - 11:03 am

Brennan - This is such a great post-love your sense of humor! I love your photos-beautiful! Love seeing a new place!

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