A B O U T G I B O
Hello! My name is Gilbert and you can call me Gibo for short.
MY STYLE IS HEAVILY FOCUSED ON
“ REAL MOMENTS.”
SUPER GIBO IS HERE TO CAPTURE YOUR STORY, HOWEVER THAT UNFOLDS — BECAUSE YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THAT STORY.
Each wedding is unique. It is not just about the portraits being taken in a beautiful venue. It is about the couple--- their love story, their life story, what brought them together and the future they will face with each other. It is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of their unique story, with all the special people in their lives.
My goal is to creatively capture the real emotion behind each story, in the deepest and most sensitive way possible. My approach is to let the couple be themselves, enjoy and cherish each moment of their special day. Each image is a frozen memory that they can relive and share even with the next generation.
I am born in the Philippines. I moved to New Zealand on 2012 and from the time I set my foot on this place I fell in love with this country and its people. It became my second home. Now I call my self a KIWI-Noy short for KIWI-PINOY (New Zealander-Filipino)
Coffee is life
Burger fuel is my favourite take away.
I am a Ginger beer and L&P boy
I am a sports enthusiast and basketball fan
I like anything about heights like climbing trees, jumping the cliff, bungee jumping, sky diving, and roller coaster.
I don't like long walks but I am starting to like hiking, especially with my crew.
I like singing but singing doesn't like me as well as dancing.
I'll start to join Tiktok soon (So watch out). lol
I love reading books and watching movies.
I'm a marvel fan.
I like playing Play Station too
“I'm married to my lovely and talented wife Gardie
(see the photo below).
She is a total opposite of me but she balances me out. lol
She is great with singing and dan
I noticed that she starts to come out of her shell as she begins to show her he adventurous-side.
I think that's my influence.
Ironically, lately, I felt like I started to become more cautious and not that adrenaline junkie anymore as I use to be.
I'm wondering whether I'm just getting older”
—or because of my wife
“We really balance each other out.
You will meet her on some meet up or wedding shoot as she second shoot with me too, quite handy right?
"My better half." Haha
And teaching her how to take photos and do weddings with me is a real advantage. lol”
—Marriage will also change you"
My Photography Journey
I am currently based in Auckland.
I love traveling and exploring different places and countries. Because of that, I bought my first camera in 2014. I started as a landscape photographer as I spend heaps of my time exploring and capturing sunsets, chasing the stars. Then, later on, it translates to street photography, capturing church and family events, and taking portraits of my friends. Then, later on, I start to cover weddings for my friends and this was the start of my journey as a wedding photographer.