Before she officially welcomes her second daughter, Andi Eigenmann had a photo shoot in Siargao with her family: her firstborn Ellie, her partner Philmar Alipayo, and one of his sons Toro. (Andi shares that Philmar has another “adorable son,” Kanoa, who lives in France—and she can’t wait to meet him.)
Andi recognizes that her family’s setup is unconventional. In an Instagram post, she says, “Our family may not be ideal to some, but others’ perception is not our reality. I love my family, and I love our life. We are aware that it is not ordinary—because it’s extraordinary.”
Yet the happiness and peace surrounding her and her family are impossible to miss in the photos, which were taken by Stephen Pechon for Nice Print Photography. Andi even wrote a heartfelt caption for each.
“The love we share does not expect anything to be perfect to be treated as though it is. It is simple, honest, and filled with content. And although others have tried to taint it with ill-judgment and dismay, it remains strong, and beautiful, and kind. Always kind.”
“I am extremely grateful to have Ellie by my side through this pregnancy. Everything becomes so much more special because I know how excited she is to become a big sister, and I know she will be as great to her as she has been to me and everyone she loves.”
Here are the other pics: