Empowering Photography For Creatives
We’re a versatile and stylish creative company specializing in inclusive photography that empowers our clients and puts them in control of their own. We focus on capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments, inspiring conversations, and nurturing aspiring artists to achieve their dreams and reach their highest potential.
Our work includes event photoshoots, non-traditional portrait photography, and authentic personal branding. We believe that a photoshoot should be a creative sanctuary — a place where artistry, community, and entrepreneurship converge in the form of timeless photography that shows the world your true, authentic self.
I'm Corine (pronounced "Koh-reen")!
A creative portrait and event photographer who believes that photoshoots can be a place of healing and self-expression — all while creating beautiful art
25 with two dog babies
UNC-Chapel Hill alum
Made Avatar: The Last Airbender, my entire personality
Proud to be a queer Filipina immigrant!
Bad at taking photos of my own life (but a master at photographing others!)
Doing my best to keep my plants alive
So ... why did I embrace the life of an artist?
A not-so-straight-forward quest for passion & purpose.
As a former pre-med student, I had a narrow view of what it meant to help people. I thought that in order to “do good” I needed to pursue a career in healthcare, and for a while, it seemed like that was the future I was destined for. But life had other plans. I’ve since grown to learn that helping people means more than just attending to their physical needs — it also means allowing their spirit to flourish and supporting them as they work toward their personal dreams.
After my 50th existential crisis (give or take), I realized how all kinds of art helped my loved ones and I get through tough times. I immersed myself in my passion for photography and started to practice my art in a way that would support others the way I wish I had been supported growing up in a world that often seemed designed to make me and so many others feel insecure. We deserve better, and I want to do my part to create a better future for us all.
We live in a world that takes art for granted ... until we need it. I use my art to empower people by letting them find their unique voices and making sure they leave every photoshoot with positive self-perception. Through empowering photography and compassionate art of all kinds, we can grow and thrive together as we work towards building a better, kinder world.
Ready to start your own artistic journey of self-empowerment? Reach out and get in touch! I can’t wait to hear from you.