Sunday, 24 May 2015


In 2014, after 3 long years, Cecilia and I travelled back to Australia to visit. Long overdue, but good times! Check out the photos here.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

I have a new website!

I've decided recently that I'm going to get a little bit more serious about photography.. so I put together a website! There's an awful lot of work that goes into these things and I was completely underestimating that - but anyway, here it is! Oh -- and I photographed my first engagement shoot & wedding. It feels like such an accomplishment on its own and yet I know that it's just a first small baby step towards (hopefully) big new things.

So check it out! My new photography website: Mike Manalac Photography

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Portraits: Evelina, Javi & Emilio

Some good friends of mine agreed to let me take their portraits last weekend, which is great - I need the practice! It was an overcast Autumn day, but we managed to make the most of it, dodge the rain (mostly) and get some pictures that I think they'll be happy with. Thanks for giving me the opportunity!

Maybe in some small way these guys are partly responsible for me getting interested in wedding photography in the first place. After all, I attended their wedding only a month after arriving in Sweden back in 2011, and I managed to get a few pics of their wedding then.

More portrait shooting tomorrow!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Portraits: Cecilia

I read somewhere that every photographer needs a muse: someone who inspires them to keep shooting. For me, that someone happens to be my beautiful wife! This poor girl. I've lost count of the number of times that my camera has been that awkward '3rd wheel' during our quiet nights at home. Luckily, Cecilia is extremely photogenic AND patient.

I've discovered how difficult it is to take posed portrait photos of people. It's completely different from taking pictures when someone is distracted by an event going on around them. Directing people is particularly hard - you can see where I gave up in these photos and told Cecilia to 'just stand there' because I'd run out of ideas. Good times.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to doing more of these, so sign up now!