Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tokyo Engagement Photography: Alvin & Kristine

Here are a few of my favorite images from a Tokyo engagement photoshoot session with Alvin and Kristine. These two were so nice that even when we arrived at our first meeting location to find the park unexpectedly closed, they both remained undaunted and ready to move on to a different location instead. We took a walk through Meiji Shrine, where we were greeted by some lovely ethereal light, and ended off at Shibuya, with its ever-flowing crowds and energy-filled streets. Thank you, Alvin and Kristine, for a fantastic photoshoot session, and I hope you come to visit Japan again!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Ueno Wandering

I photographed Samantha of Letters Impromptu in early afternoon, and we had some really beautiful light going on that day. Mid-January feels bearably warm with the sun beaming down on our backs, but it grows suddenly chilly when we slip into the shade of buildings. Afterwards, we thawed with some delicious honey lemon tea, which is just about the best thing ever on a cold winter day :) Thank you, Samantha!

Check out the rest of the photos at Samantha's blog here.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wheeling in the Sky

While strolling around the Ueno area today, I unexpectedly came across a guy tossing little chunks of bread at the birds. A bunch of fearless gulls came wheeling in from the sky and set their eyes on the food, darting in and snatching up the pieces right out of the air. The pond is usually covered with a layer of bright green during summer, but the plants are dry and orange-gold in winter. Such beautiful, sunny January afternoons we're having in Tokyo these days...I hope this means spring is coming soon. :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tokyo Couple Photography: Winter Colors with Marina & George

On a beautifully sunny and warm early December afternoon, I photographed Marina and George underneath the remaining colorful leaves from autumn. Amazingly, the trees lit up for us and glowed fiery bright with the gorgeous afternoon light. These two wonderful people were such a joy to photograph! Thank you :)

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Katia in Harajuku

Late last month, I photographed Katia, who had just arrived for a stay in Japan. It was a lot of fun walking down Takeshita Street with her and winding our way through the crowds to check out the different shops and buildings around. Even after living in Japan for five years, I still find this area interesting to look at and a little dizzying due to all the activity that's going on at once! Thank you Katia for the fantastic photoshoot!