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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tokyo Maternity Photography: Renata & Mark

Here are just a few of the images I liked the most from a recent Tokyo maternity photoshoot session at Rikugien, one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Since I haven't been here very often, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to enjoy the gorgeous morning scenery of early autumn with this beautiful couple, Renata and Mark. Thank you both so much!