Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Tokyo December

Even though it's so cold outside that I can hardly stand it, this is still one of my favorite seasons in Tokyo. I've always loved seeing the lights all around the city, even when I was visiting San Francisco in winter with friends, as a college student. Tokyo definitely doesn't hold back in the holiday decorations department; twinkling lights are strung up among branches of trees lining the street, little carpets of light cover the ground, trees and ornaments decorate the insides of department stores. Holiday music is in the air. Sometimes, I just want to curl up warm indoors with a hot cup of tea, but then sometimes, it's all worth it to make my way out into the beautiful night.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Falling Gold

Gingko leaves on fire with sunlight, well-baked and scattered across the ground. 
The end of autumn, the beginning of another winter.

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Firey End of Autumn

Phew, just a handful more days until the end of the year arrives! I'm behind on posts again, but it's always good to be busy. So much to work on, so little time. Today I present a few of my favorite shots from an autumn colors shoot with Samantha! Such a joy to catch the last of the vivid colors before they fade :) Please check out Samantha's blog post here for the rest of the photos!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tokyo Family Photography: Kimono and Fall Colors

What a joy to photograph Annie, Osamu, and their sweet daughter Rosa in her breathtaking first kimono! The bright yellow gingko trees and red maple leaves were displaying their full colors, making vivid backdrops for this family photoshoot. Thank you all, I had an amazing time!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tokyo Family Photography: A Sunny Afternoon at Home

It was lovely to shoot some photos for Carole's family on a perfectly warm, autumn afternoon. I just love photographing a family in their natural interactions with each other, and it's heartwarming to see each member's care for the others.