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About {joyce} d.z. photography

Mabuhay! Welcome to my blogsite. Take time to enjoy and savor each entry as much as you can as it highlights the majority of my passions in life -- from cooking, landscapes, travels, children, engagement and lifestyle portraits and so much more. If you are interested to connect with me, I can be reached through email, phone calls... I can also be just a tweet away! :)

Much love,
Joyce D.Z.

Archive: ‘Portrait’

Fortunate Friday: A Talent to Share

Friday, October 18th, 2013

As I was working on this blog post last night while watching my little son sleeping so peacefully, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace within me. I am not usually very vocal on how much grateful I am until this recent Fortunate Friday exercises. Looking at my life deep enough, it’s not hard to see how super blessed I have been. What I asked for from God has already been given to me and so much more.

It is time to give back… and I want to do that by sharing my God-given talent to one family at a time. :) The Riggs family thanked me so many times but I actually do feel that I should be the one thanking them for letting me spend time with their family and see the love that they have for one another.

Anyway, here are some photos from the shoot I did with them.

While I wanted to post more, I don’t want to spoil the surprise as the family wants to use the images for their holiday cards. :)

joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-9joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-5joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-11joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-10joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-7joycedz-10-13-Riggs-1-12(I only used 10 out of the 100 good ones) ;) ;)

At the end of the day, there’s truly nothing more I need as I am already extremely fortunate. Riggs family, thank you so much again.

With much love,

Happy 41st Anniversary

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Many of you are still asking from time to time how my mother is. She is still recovering slowly but is making good progress with her rehabilitation. My dad remains a steady and strong companion and is never leaving her side.

Last year, we celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary here in Minneapolis but earlier this year, I thought it was the last. But with God’s grace, it wasn’t. I am not ashamed to admit that my faith was shaken but it was through my father’s actions and deeds (he’s a man of few words) that I realized that it won’t be and that there’s Miracle to life.

My sister Jot wrote this about my parents —

“True love means staying with the person you love no matter how difficult life gets, no boundaries, not one week, not one month, not ever… That’s why I admire the great love of my mom and dad. Watching them taking care of each other in their own ways made me realize what true love bounded by God means. Things may not be as perfect as it used to be, with mom still lying helpless on her bed and dad catching sickness sometimes, but everyday, everynight, every minute they never fail to be by each others’ side. Helping one another get by each difficult moment. Giving words of encouragement to one another that no matter how tiring and hard and painful things may be, they will always be there to support each other, to love one another.”

Today, they are celebrating their 41st of strong togetherness and my wish for them is to touch lives of more couples (not just mine or ours) and be a beaming example of what true love really means.

Mommy and Daddy – you are my inspiration and my guide. Thank you so much for being wonderful parents to us but more importantly, the best husband and wife to each other.

We love you so much and see you again soon this December.

With So Much love,

My Birthday Gift to You

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

I don’t have a lot of words but I have photos that I wasn’t able to post due to personal reasons I kind of touched in my previous post…

Anyway, you know that these are for you and your beautiful family, Bea. You are one gorgeous person inside and out and I know you are blessed with such wonderful family. May God shower you more with what your heart desires. Thank you for being a good friend to me and my family. We are so thankful for that.

With much love,
Joyce D.Z.

{Spring Session} Shoot with Amanda

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Spring is already coming and I couldn’t believe that it’s been awhile since these were shot. I just remembered that I haven’t posted these photos yet. Bad blogger!! Really bad. :D

Well, excuses aside, I guess it makes a good prelude to the coming shooting season. :)

Much love,
Joyce D.Z.

My New Assistant

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Just kidding (for now)… hahahahaha. :)

Happy Friday all!

Much love,
Joyce D.Z.

Cheers to 2013

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Better late than never… :)

I had big plans to almost go full time-pro photographer last 2011 but I completely abandoned that with the arrival of our dear son. I don’t regret any minute of that decision. It has been a wonderful 2012 and our little family cannot wait for what 2013 has for us. Bring it on. :)


Happy a blessed New Year!

Much love,
Joyce D.Z.


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