EXPLORING BOLD BEAUTY
ATLAS STUDIOS PH
Every shot is a story—a mantra that Atlas Studios has lived by. Suited to their name, Atlas Studios is the product of a talented team of photographers—karen De La Fuente, Mare Collantes, Kristine Dela Fuente, and Angelo Mendoza—that have a thirst for travel and undiscovered places. Before deciding to rebrand in 2017 however, Atlas Studios formerly operated under the name Shutterpanda since 2013. With a stronger brand image at hand, they haven’t fallen short of their bold claims. “We’re not afraid to create something new, different, and striking. We play a lot with editing and postprocessing, and shooting, and we consistently look for ways to create unique photographs. Our team is composed of photographers pursuing different tracks in photography such as music, travel, and photo manipulation. So, we are also able to incorporate this to our work,” shares Mare.
Their diverse team walks the less traveled road for wedding pictorials. They go beyond a studio set-up and make sure they’ve explored an undiscovered oasis for potential clients. “We travel a lot and we look for places in the country that not a lot of people have been to or even discovered. We’ve driven through roads that we weren’t even sure [would] lead somewhere, to see if there’s something new out there–a view that we’ve never seen before,” Mare grins. They’re not just experimental with location either, they’ve dabbled in night-sky photography, and constantly give different treatments and gears a try to achieve a unique shoot.
It’s their constant craving for creative experimentation that has eventually led them to unforgettable shoots with their clients. Through their four years of service, they’ve spontaneously driven up to Baguio with their couple, where they eventually found themselves at a highway early morning to catch the beautiful sunrise. The team has witnessed and captured candid treasured moments of their