I photographed my own bride, bare-faced.

That morning came and the herons and mayas chirped and whistled in the summer, the hedges leafing under the April sun, the brooks ran softly beside with spangles from sunshine.

In the midst of a verdant nature as our wedding decor, I found myself standing in front of Tanya Rae, holding a subdued green briery shrub as her bouquet, in the presence of God.

Never before had I seen such a splendid sight of grace and beauty as this, looking at her. I held a camera and took photographs of her as the zephyr blew her veil and hair.

I could stand in that spot for years, dreaming of dreams, wondering wonders of how or why. Why are you mine? Immensely beautiful this gift bestowed upon an ordinary man.

The Balete trees expand as robust as her heart, surrounded our island as we vowed. The skies showered, softly a sprinkle as we gathered in the middle of the pond, mangroves danced in the rhythm of cascading winds and the violin sound.

A handful of our families witnessed our laughs, the way we held our tears, our souls becoming one, our awkward gazes, our grateful hearts, our promises to listen when we don’t feel heard, to notice when we don’t feel seen.

As the sun began to sink in the deep Negrense horizons, subtle marigold, persimmon and plum brushed the skies as we prayed for God’s unlimited blessing, sealing that fateful day of love, art, thanksgiving, family and faith.

It has been my wedding to the force introverted and unseen, continually making me a better man.


Quincy John

Founder, HAYAG

Photography | Hayag Studios
Event Plans | Simply Special Weddings and Events
Event Design | Accent Cagayan
Film | Zeal Team
Cake | The Cake Room
Light and Sound Rental | Bords Alimon
Violin | Jhem Serran
Stationary | Kate Quebrar
Officiating Pastor | Pastor Joe Ascalon
Bridal Dress | Vania Romoff
Bridal Veil | Vania Romoff
Banquet Dress | Mark Bumgarner
Groom’s Formal | Cornell’s
Venue | Punong Gary’s Place
Catering | Punong Gary’s Place


  • maica csado
    July 24, 2021

    Love every detail ❤️❤️❤️ Congratulations mr. and mrs. tampo❤️❤️❤️

    • Quincy John Tampo
      July 29, 2021

      Thank you so much, Mommy Maica!

  • ria sophia perales
    July 24, 2021

    love to see the smile of tanya… so happy for you guys 🤗congratulations beautiful lovebirds!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Quincy John Tampo
      July 29, 2021

      Thank you very much, Dr. Ria! 😊

  • KmvYAP
    July 25, 2021

    Tahum Gid. Unadulterated celebration of love. May the day you decided to love each other be always an inspiration to your cIrcle and to the worLd. Tahum!!!

    • Quincy John Tampo
      July 29, 2021

      Thank you very much for the generous words, Dr. Tin!!!

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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.