Friday, October 31, 2014

Tokyo Family Photography: Afternoon Walk

After first meeting Alexis and Shin's family earlier this year, it was a pleasure to shoot some family portraits for them again recently! Little Masa has already grown up so much from last time, and he couldn't stop running and laughing throughout the whole session. It was truly a joy to see him surrounded by so much love from the members of his family! Thank you all so much!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tokyo Cosplay Photography: Matsuoka Rin from Free!

Recently, I had a lot of fun shooting Christina's cosplay of Matsuoka Rin from the anime Free!, for a cosplay event! It was my first time to attend an event like this in Tokyo, and it was pretty exciting to see the various cosplayers both at the indoor studios and outside on the streets. I really enjoyed working with Christina to shoot these images, and can't wait to do more!

I asked Christina what it is that makes this character special for her:
"He is driven by his passion for his dream (to become an Olympic swimmer). But in his journey towards that, he has also had to go through his own number of obstacles, and you can really see how his character has developed through all of that!"

Be sure to check out Christina's other work on her Tumblr blog, Twitter, and Facebook!

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Autumn Flows

These days are rushing by faster than ever! October is almost over, and soon it will be the season of leaves bursting into color around Japan. I do have a handful of photoshoots to share, but I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to sort through and post them. The fall season in Tokyo is always nostalgic to me, reminding me of my first autumn after moving here. During daytime, the weather is mild and warm; at night, it grows colder with chilly winds. As always, it was a joy to shoot with Samantha on one of these sunny afternoons! Please check the rest of the photos at her blog, here and here.