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It was 3:00 in the morning, the cold air of the Sahara piercing through our spines, the camp was restful from yesternight’s merriment.

In the quiet of daybreak, the camels grunt from a distance as we prepared for the remaining days of the trip, to create more images and to bask in the unfathomable grace of seeing the mysterious outstretched desert, the enormous icy High Atlas, the vast fields of vibrant greens and yellows.

Each road trip was a feast to the eyes, each scene screams glory.

We rode the camels to the deeper part of the desert, unbeknownst where they may lead. The morning Moroccan light blanketed us with warmth as we moved further and further until we reached a certain spot on Earth.

There, a visualized image was deemed possible. We stopped. There, as the sun slowly rose and brightened the curves of the desert, shadows softly showed. There, we were able to take images we once dreamt. There, we believed, despite uncertain paths, keep on.

Thankful to Dustin and Isabel who pulled through, layout after layout, braving the chilly breeze and lack of sleep. Thankful to a team who diligently and persistently making things happen. Immensely thankful to the Artist who never fails to inspire.

This is the second of two collections we had in Morocco for these winsome two.



wardrobe styling | styled by emgee
hair and face | daryll antipuesto-manalili

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Hayag is a photography company founded in October 1, 2017 in the Philippines.

In four years, we have photographed portraits and weddings of different flavors in many places in the world. We indulged in diverse cultures and continue to do so in our travels to gain a better understanding of life, inspiring us to connect and care.

It is our holy grail to connect with you and employ our collective skills to preserve the heartfelt and inspiring passing scenes in your lives, join you in your adventures, ride with you as you seek meaning and honor you as you celebrate your milestones.

We foster the enthusiasm to go beyond the book – shoot – deliver – repeat cycle. We are determined to engage in more meaningful undertakings, making ourselves instruments of grace.

It is our desire that the photographs we are graced to create are treasured as generations come, reminding us how wonderful it is to love and be loved.