Aside from throwing a party or heading to quick getaway, birthday celebrations in the recent years are seemingly not complete without having a photoshoot, which ranges from a simple concept to a huge themed pictorial complete with props.
And this 2022, we’re able to see a slew of awesome photoshoots starring our favorite celebrities as they marked another year here on earth. We collated some of them in this Kapamilya Snaps feature.
Jane de Leon
For her 24th birthday last November 22, Jane took a break from her duties as the titular character in Mars Ravelo’s Darna and seemingly turned into a mermaid with the sequined emerald green flared pants and bandana that she wore during her simple pictorial by the pool.
She captioned one of her posts, “Cheers for the best birthday gift ever - another year of life story to tell!”
Far from the dark auras of her characters Regina and Valentina in Mars Ravelo’s Darna, Janella mesmerized us with her looks during her 24th birthday Euphoria-inspired photoshoot last March 30. She uploaded two sets of snaps, one wherein she was covered with body paint in pink, blue, and white hues, while the other one in which she was wearing a white dress and wings. She captioned the latter, “Feelin’ euphoric on my 24th.”
As she fully embraced being a young woman on her 20th birthday last June 10, Belle looked like she was the star of a fashion editorial. She posted two sets of photos of her – in colored and black and white – wherein she’s cladded in stylish clothes from various designer brands. She tagged those posts #BelleAndBeyond.
On her 18th birthday celebration in January, Francine had three whimsical photoshoots fit for a fabulous debutante. Titled “Francine In Dreamland”, Francine truly appeared ethereal in her enormous white dress and huge white hairbow, as well as in another snap wherein she looked like she was up in the clouds and stars.
For her 22nd birthday last February, the natural splendor of the Goin Bulilit alumna absolutely stood out against the aquamarine backdrop in the simple set of glam shots that she collated into a collage. Alexa captioned it, “Another lap around the moon”.
True to her perky and vibrant personality, Kim had a floral-themed pictorial for her 32nd birthday last April. She truly looked like a goddess in her peach and white dress as she stood in the middle of a makeshift meadow in full bloom in a carousel of photos that she uploaded. She wrote in its caption, “I AM ANOTHER YEAR OLDER, WISER, AND MORE GRATEFUL”.
She uploaded another set of pictures that features her closeup shots with little flowers on one side of her face, which she wittily captioned: “I don't know about you / But I'm feeling 32 / Everything will be alright if / You keep me next to you” – alluding to one of the popular songs of global superstar Taylor Swift.
Loisa marked her special day in April with photoshoots featuring her real-and-reel-life sweetheart Ronnie Alonte and some of their cutie furbabies.
She showed off her toned physique in the nude coords outfit she wore in the first set of photos that she uploaded, which she captioned, “To another year of growing in strength, wisdom & grace”. Then in another carousel, Loisa matched with her beloved boyfie in black chic ensembles and black shades.
Jane celebrated her birth month July with snaps that focused on her maturity at 26 years old. Jane initially posted a set of pictures of her in an immaculate white mini dress on July 1, then a daring black and white shot of her in a suit on her birthday on July 22.
Another Kapamilya actress to turn 18 this year is Criza, who celebrated her big day last September 13 with various photoshoots. Tagged “#CrizaEvolvesAt18”, the sets of pictures she shared on IG indeed displayed different facets of her.
The first one was of her depicting her zodiac sign, The Virgo, while cladded in a white dress and elaborate headdress, while the second carousel was of her in a pink mini dress that indeed made her look like a Barbie doll. Meanwhile, she somehow unleashed her sexy side in the mauve frock and bold red lips that she wore on her last photoshoot.
Believe it or not, Mutya is already 16! The Mars Ravelo’s Darna actress marked her special day last May by simply wearing a casual outfit and taking fun photos with Mother Nature while holding gold “16” number balloons. She captioned her post, “Only turn 16 once but I’ll be sweet forever.”
The The Voice Kids Season 2 grand winner also celebrated her milestone 18th birthday in April. She marked the beginning of her adulthood by having a photoshoot, wherein she showed off her star power potential in a black leather outfit and a green streetwear-inspired look. As a debutante, she, of course, had a photo wearing a gown.
Elha captioned the post, “I only have so much excitement for what another year can bring to me.”
As she turned “20 and fierce” last September, Anji captivated us with photos of her showing off her side that we don’t usually see in her TV appearances. She indeed looked ravishing in the brown satin mini dress and a black power suit that she wore in her pictorials.
In one of her posts, she penned a lengthy letter to everyone who means a lot to her that read, “In my 20 years of existence, last night was the first and grandest birthday celebration I ever had. I’d like to thank everyone who spent their time celebrating with me. Thank you to all my friends, my co-workers, and my co-artists for your precious time that you guys gave me. Such an honor that you made time just to be with me on my special day.”
Levelling up to 21 also last September, Angelina indeed mesmerized us with the photos of her that she posted, wherein she’s seen donning a black leather dress and grey jacket, with her wet hair look making her appear extra hot.
Last on this list is Sam, who had a retro-themed pictorial in August for her 18th birthday. From her outfits to the set design which was a 1950s diner, she truly brought us back to the old times when rollerblades and red phone booths were still “in” and omnipresent.
Kapamilya, which of these fun birthday photoshoots are you likely to recreate?