Thank you to Ype-Harm and Yuki for reaching out to have me photograph their family for their daughter Naomi's Shichi-Go-San ceremony - she turned seven, and was really the star of the day in her pretty kimono!
Summer in Japan is represented not only by the heat and humidity, but sunflowers, cicadas singing, fireworks, festivals, and of course the light summer kimonos - yukatas! I had a great time photographing these this lovely couple recently as they explored one afternoon in their yukatas. Thank you Zac for reaching out!
Went into the mist-shrouded mountains, where the damp trails were dotted with fungi and echoing with occasional birdsong. Later in the afternoon, the trees seemed to be letting down their own mysteriously contained rainfall within the forest, but we also glimpsed the rare spectacular rays of sunlight filtering down from the sky above.