A B O U T G I B O
Kia Ora! Kamusta? My name is Gilbert
You can call me Gibo for short
MY STYLE IS HEAVILY ON
I AM HERE TO CAPTURE YOUR STORY, HOWEVER THAT UNFOLDS BECAUSE YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THAT STORY.
“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 wedding is unique.
It is about the couple
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.
“Gibo is a fantastic photographer who is very personable and professional. He made our wedding experience that much better with his thoughtful nature and incredible photography skills. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our photos and would strongly recommend Gibo to anyone who is looking for the real deal! Thank you so much for all your hard work. Appreciate it .”
More Questions about Gibo
What is the story behind SUPERGIBO?
When do you move to New Zealand?
A. 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)
What are your likes aside from photography?
A. Coffee is first on my list
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
When did your wedding photography journey started?
A. 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.
Is this your full time work?
A. I would like to but may be later on. Currently this just my part time.I have a nursing background but this time I am currently working in health and reintegration service which I also enjoy. I always enjoy working with people.
“Who said TIME TRAVELLING is not true?
Each image is a frozen memory that they can relive and share even with the next generation.”
“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"