If you still have nothing much to do on your birthday, or you just want to aura, this is your sign to do a major photoshoot.
What better way to celebrate your special day than to get dolled up and have your own birthday shoot? The possibilities are endless as you get to experience the glitter and glamour of it all just like models and celebrities. Time to put those ANTM sessions to good use maybe? From Lorin Gutierrez channeling 90s supermodel Cindy Crawford to Blythe’s Birth of Venus, here’s a rundown of birthday shoots that you can use as pegs for when you’re still thinking about a theme. But don’t worry, you can do it yourself, too! It doesn’t have to be all studio-shot or on location, especially with ECQ upon us. Remember: being resourceful is key. Just like this debutante who celebrated her birthday Nadine Lustre-style by recreating her visual album using thrifted clothes and props her team made from scratch.
LORIN GUTIERREZ: 90s SUPERMODEL GLAM
Gen Z icon on the rise, Lorin Gutierrez, is all grown up. Is it just us or is her birthday shoot reminiscent of a 90s Cindy Crawford? The Alaïa-inspired tiger-printed set, the safety pin Versace dress—she’s serving us fashion!
KARINA BAUTISTA: OLD HOLLYWOOD
For her birthday shoot, Karina Bautista went classic by dressing up as Old Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Petition for Karina to do Sophira Loren next!
MIMIYUUUH: 80s And 60s ELEGANZA
For Mimiyuuuh’s 24th birthday shoot, she had two concepts: the 80s supermodel era and the fabulous 60s both lensed by Shaira Luna! Aside from the fashion and the hair, it’s Mimiyuuuh’s captions that really took us out.
BARBIE IMPERIAL: BARBIE DOLL
Well, she isn’t named Barbie for nothing. A real-life doll, she poses in her dream house complete with a blonde wig and pink mini dress.
REI GERMAR: GIRL BOSS
Rei Germar in this #GirlBoss shoot not only proved that she’s a woman in charge, but her relatability even with all that she’s achieved always amazes us. In case no one’s mentioned it yet, this red lip and flipped ends moment was to die for!
LIZA SOBERANO: THE CRAFT
While this isn’t Liza Soberano’s birthday shoot, we love that she channeled different eras from the 90s and 60s through the fashion. We can’t choose which theme we loved more whether it was the retro vibe or the set inspired by cult movie, The Craft.
JULIA BARRETTO: SULTRY ISLAND GIRL
When Julia Barretto turned 24, she blessed us with these sultry beach pics shot by BJ Pascual. The effortless posing and the soaked slip dress layout were too good.
BLYTHE: BOTTICELLI’S VENUS
Posing as the goddess of love, Blythe poses as Botticelli’s Venus for her 18th birthday shoot. Art comes to life especially with how her whole team got down to the details from Venus’ red hair to the huge shell at the back.
NADINE LUSTRE: THE SCORPION
Of course, we couldn’t leave out Nadine Lustre from this list. In the local entertainment scene, she’s one of the first few celebrities who raised the bar for birthday shoots (with her in nothing but jeans for her previous 26th photoshoot), and this Scorpio-themed concept still makes us go gaga.