Hi, I'm Michael Gabriel L. Sumastre, an internationally-featured Philippine-based photographer for hire since 2010. You can read my bio here.

I was chosen by Shutterstock as one of the “8 incredible photographers in Asia”.

My specialties include architectural, hotel, resort, interior & exterior design, real estate, and property photography.

I was part of a 40-man worldwide team that made a WORLD RECORD for the "Largest online photo album of aerial photographs".

Architectural Photography


Architectural clients include:

  • SM Prime (architectural division)
  • Daiichi Properties
  • DPWH and MWSS
  • The World Bank (Washington, D.C. head office)
  • Caza Architects (Clark Bowling Center click here)
  • Caza Architects (MX Convention Center click here)

Hotel & Resort Photography


Clients include:

  • Tagaytay Highlands
  • Crimson Hotel
  • Hamilo Coast (Pico de Loro)
  • Booking.com (direct hire from the Netherlands head office)
  • More photos here.

More photos here.

I have a comprehensive experience working with several hotels, resorts, architects, and interior designers.

I’ve produced several photoshoots for corporate brands including:

  • Amway,
  • Manulife,
  • IMPEX Trading GmbH (our 5th international client – Germany),
  • Principal Financial, and the
  • Royal Bank of Canada.


About me.


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Fact: I created, designed, and published the Sumastre Photography website by myself.

  • Bio (more info about me)
  • Born and raised in Mindanao, worked in Visayas, and now permanently residing in Luzon.
  • Speaks fluent English, Bisaya, and Tagalog.
  • Satisfied corporate photography clients (local and international)
  • I'm also a published writer and one of the first professional bloggers in the Philippines.
  • Photography articles I wrote and produced (200 articles and counting).
  • Motion, graphic, and website designs I created.

Contact me.

You can contact me anytime, using any platform.

  • Email: mikelgabriel@gmail.com
  • Contact number: +63-927-6595-125
  • Landline: (043) 741-6315 (PLDT)
  • I'm based in Batangas, Philippines

I'm available to shoot worldwide.


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List of satisfied corporate photography clients (local and international).


  • The World Bank (commissioned by the Washington, D.C. head office to shoot skyscrapers and major infra developments of the Philippines through aerial drone photography and videography)

  • BHP (commissioned by the Australian head office to shoot their offices and employees in the Philippines)

  • Mitsubishi-Hitachi (commissioned by the Japanese head office to shoot the biggest and most expensive industrial plant in the Philippines)

  • SM Group of Companies (commissioned to shoot several of the company's properties including their malls, residential properties, convention and recreational centers, condominiums, and more)

  • DPWH (commissioned to shoot the department's annual progress report)
  • MWSS (commissioned to shoot all major dams and water systems under their office - the first to use pro aerial drone photography and videography in MWSS' history)
  • Republic Cement (commissioned for a 10-day shoot)
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • CAZA Architects (commissioned to shoot several of their projects)