Hi, I'm Pinkcheeks! :)

Hello! My name is Scher but I'm most commonly known as 'Pinkcheeks' in the toy photography community. I live in the Philippines with my family and 5 dogs and I love milktea more than anything else in the world!

I work as a graphic designer and I've been taking figure photos since 2010. I'm using a Canon 600D with 50mm 1.8 lens, and just recently, I switched to go mirrorless (Fujifilm XA2) for convenience. I used to take event photos, model portraits, and even landscapes but after purchasing my first figure, a miniature Danboard, I got hooked into toy photography! 

I love toy photography because you get to immerse yourself in their world and come up with wonderful stories. I like the challenge of making them look vibrant and life-like in my photos. Also, toy photography takes my stress away from the daily grind and it's making me feel like a kid again.

I'm a huge dreamer and I'm proud to say that hard work has helped a lot in achieving most of what has been happening in my hobby life right now. Now the ultimate dream I have at the moment is having my own works get printed into official boxarts someday...  I also dream of going to an international convention to talk and spread the joy about toy photography and also visit GSC office in Japan and have a selfie with Mamitan and Kahotan! ^_^

Hobby Highlights

  • Started toy photography as a hobby, bought a mini Danboard as my very first figure. 
  • Bought Nendoroid Kirino Kousaka as my first Nendoroid.
  • 'Konata Goes For a Swim' gets featured on the Good Smile Company Website (my very first featured photo!)
  • Received my first award with Picture of The Day at MyFigureCollection.net for 'Thirsty Kitty'.


  • Figure Photography for Good Smile Company (Summer and Winter WonFes Exclusive Items)
  • Figure Photography for Kotobukiya US
  • Joined Figure Shutters Guild, a local toy photography group 
  • Opened NendoCouture, a miniatures shop for Nendoroids
  • Published my first photobook 'My Tiny Toy Photography Book Vol.1'
  • Guest Speaker and Judged the Toy Photography contest at ToFiCon 2015
  • Guest Speaker and held my first ever seminar about Toy Photography at OzineFest: Anime Figure Special
  • Got my first magazine feature at OtakuZine, Anime Magazine Vol.02
  • Reached 5,000 fans on Facebook
  • Co-founded Philippine Toy Photography Club on Facebook, a group of Filipino toy photography enthusiasts.
  • Guest judge at the Pampanga Toy Collectors Club's toy photography contest.
  • Featured at Rappler for World Photo Day
  • Got interviewed on TV for Tribe, a local youth-oriented TV show aired at Net25 for a segment in toy photography. (episode link)

Tiny bits about me:
I love dogs, sunsets, milktea, KitKats and camping outdoors.
I've been solo travelling since 2014.
I can't swim. :)