a little story
Hello! I'm Vivian. I'm the first born American in my Filipino - Vietnamese family and ever since I was a baby, I traveled. My maternal Grandmother took me off to the Philippines for a few years while my Mom finished college to build a life for us in the States. My Uncle who taught me everything from riding a bike, to cooking and eating was a flight attendant. Through him, I was able to fly around the country so that members from both sides of my family could take turns babysitting me. I saw a lot during my jetsetting childhood days, inevitably shaping my outlook on life. From the way people treated each other in transit, to how a smile and a thank you could cheer up a groggy overworked employee, and how having a conversation with a stranger on a plane instead of tuning them out with headphones could be life changing.
I went to a dozen different schools before I entered University and I was never good at academia. Being the new girl in class always made me tune out and thus my thirst for knowledge was quenched by reading and self-learning. Reading adventure books and memoirs by Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and John Muir filled my head as I soon realized that there's beautiful land outside of the city and that being in touch with nature was more fulfilling than collecting material things. And so, a lust for wandering and being a vagabond became a lifestyle choice that consumed my twenties and when I found out that people lived aboard boats that took them to exotic lands, I was hooked.
Combining media art with my love affair with sailing has now become a fantasy turned reality. It is with my pleasure to travel, document, and sail to places near and far. My husband and I now welcome people of any sailing experience aboard our Compass 47 Ultima, and together, we enjoy passagemaking in its simplest form. It's about taking time to disconnect and slow our pace of life to the rhythm of the waves in search of our destination.
When we aren't sailing, it's time to create. I'm game to collaborate and read on if you want to know more. Till then, follow my journey while I capture yours. Let's join forces to make brilliant content.
what I know and do is clear to me:
- I love to learn and create
- I've become a jackass of all trades, master of none
- I'm downright silly and you might have fun working with me
- My life goal is to leave this world with meaningful content - whether it be movies about our Earth, portraits for your family's legacy, or even if you need footage of your plot of land - let me take care of it through my lens and perspective.
I offer a wide range of services from a mix of all things photo, video, travel and exploration. Feel free to browse around and see what I've been up to. I wouldn't label myself as just another wedding photographer or production coordinator or any singular person with one objective but I can help with your project.
Send me a message any time.
work, publication, and collaborations