Hello, Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed my work and now you’re curious to learn more about who is behind the camera! My name is Maganda Hope, but my hubby just calls me, “Maganda”. Which in Tagalog (my native language Philippines) means “Beautiful”. I was born and raised in a small village in Mindanao. I’m married to an amazing and talented man for 8+ years now. I am one of 13 siblings from the same parents :) My journey with the camera began at a young age. My father was a photographer in my village and watching him inspired me. The idea of capturing a moment in time: a good moment or bad, however beautiful or heart-wrenching amazes me! Another motivation that drives me is deeply rooted in the fact that I have no images of my grandparents. Nothing to remember four of the most important people in my life! You see my grandparents raised me for the most part, and only holding on to a fading memory of their faces stirs my heart. I hope to help others preserve an image of their loved ones. Thank You for your interest in MagandaPhotography! Hanggang sa muli: Until next time!