I have witnessed and captured numerous events and milestones in people's lives. But there's always something special about capturing a 13th birthday celebration. It marks the start of the teenage years, a time of growth and change. And when Mario Isaac celebrated his 13th birthday, it was a memorable event indeed.

Mario's parents went all out to make his birthday celebration one-of-a-kind. With the help of One Fine Day Team, headed by Ms. Analyn, they organized a unique and thrilling activity for Mario and his classmates from Ateneo at Archery Attack in Vertis North. But before the game, they all enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen, where they had snacks, laughs, and lots of selfies.

The birthday celebration was not just about the archery game but also the little details that made it more special. Mario and his friends wore personalized gaming shirts, and they each received personalized water tumblers as giveaways. The kids were thrilled to be playing against each other and being rewarded with a certificate and some prize cash. After the games, we headed to Mama Lou's for dinner, where the group enjoyed some of the best Italian food in the city. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.

In this post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from the day, along with some insights into what it was like to be a part of Mario Isaac's 13th birthday celebration. So if you're looking for some inspiration for your own child's milestone birthday, or if you're just curious about what it's like to spend a day at an Archery Attack birthday party, then read on!

Photographers: Joel H. Garcia & Ma-Anne Roque-Garcia are professional photographers based in Manila. 

A husband & wife photography team who specializes in creative wedding, event & portraiture photography.