Sunday, February 24, 2013

Komayu & Junpei


 It was a challenge, but also so much fun to shoot both Komayu and Junpei (from the last two blog posts) in some two-person photos. Up to now, I've been doing mostly single-person photoshoots, and I found it much more difficult shooting two people at once. There's so much more to take in and be aware of, the expressions and body language of both people, whether they are in synch with each other. I definitely want more experience on this front, and I eventually want to try doing some more photoshoots of couples, possibly even wedding-related shoots. (If you or anyone you know need couple photos, do let me know :) 
I just love the magic of the connection between two people, the unsaid communication through gestures and motions, eye contact. 
Komayu and Junpei did such a great job for me, a huge thank you to you two!!

Models: Junpei (SOS Model Agency)
                                                                  Komayu (Bellona Model Agency)

Saturday, February 23, 2013



Here is part two of three from the two-person shoot! 
Along with Junpei from the previous blog post, I had the chance to photoshoot with this lovely girl, Komayu. Her gentle and sweet personality easily showed through in each shot. I really appreciated her willingness to think of ideas together, and how well she got along with Junpei too. Komayu also had a strong attention to details; she noticed me admiring the flowers about to bloom in the park, and immediately recommended an ikebana event to me. 
Thank you so much, Komayu! It was truly wonderful creating these photos with you.

Please stay tuned for the final part three!

Model: Komayu (Bellona Model Agency)

Friday, February 22, 2013


This is part one of three, in a wonderful photoshoot with the charming Junpei and one other model (whom you will meet in the next blog post, so stay tuned)! 

Junpei was really a cheerful and enthusiastic person, and I was so encouraged by the fact that he actually wanted to speak English and improve. I've been shooting mostly foreigners/English-speaking models until recently, when I wanted to give myself a challenge and shoot with Japanese models too (hey.. I am in Japan aren't I!). I'm still a bit nervous with expressing myself fully and directing the models in Japanese, but both of the models I did the photoshoot with on this day were extremely nice and understanding. Plus, Junpei was so prepared with plenty of different outfits! While I was shooting the other lovely model, he was off on the side quickly whipping out another outfit and had changed into it as soon as I turned back around. What a pro :) 
Junpei, thank you very much for this fun photoshoot!

Part two and Part three soon to come!

Model: Junpei (SOS Model Agency)

Thursday, February 21, 2013



Sometimes, you need a little peace and stillness away from the bustle of everyday life. A quiet moment in the afternoon, surrounded by trees. Water flowing slowly by beneath the bridge. Thoughts swirling gently in the air like smoke.


 Hidden among the leaves, sometimes you find an answer or two.


The sun's glow can wash away your worries for the moment.


 If you let yourself, there is so much to be discovered.
About everything around you, and about yourself.


Thank you very much, Yuki, for this short but lovely photoshoot! I especially liked how Yuki was quite adept at being perfectly natural with herself throughout the shoot. Without really caring much about the camera, she hummed a little to herself and seemed to float off in her own thoughts at times. All that made her smile in this last shot all the more genuine and sparkling. 

As for me, I'm about fed up with this freezing cold! Now that we're at the end of February and almost heading into March, I'm expectantly waiting for warm weather and plenty of blossoms ahead. Of course you will be seeing plenty of those blossoms in this blog, if I can help it! I guess I'm just a warm weather kid... can't help it perhaps, since I was born in June. 
How is it where you are? Do you love the exciting iciness of winter, or much more prefer warm-weathered days?

Model: Yuki (Bellona Model Agency)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Maiden in the Forest


These photos are from a shoot I did with Anastasia earlier this month. What a gorgeous girl. Such wonderfully natural poses and expressions, and she was so enthusiastic and willing to work together on ideas for these shots. I'm totally happy with how these pictures turned out. I hope you enjoy looking at them too!


 This must be one of my favorite shots of the day.
And also, this set below... just loved it.


Model: Anastasia (axelle model management)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



I'm happy to present these photos from a photoshoot I did with Noemie a while back!






 I'm very excited to finally share this photoshoot with you guys! (Due to work and then suddenly getting sick, I've been a bit behind on posting my shoots >_<) This photoshoot with Noemie is one of my favorites so far. The warm midday sunlight, the fantastic styling choices by Noemie, and of course the gorgeous girl herself - everything made it such a joy to shoot this set. I even brought along some bubbles that I picked up at the store the other day on a sudden inspiration, and asked Noemie if she would try them out for the photoshoot. I couldn't be happier with the results! We ended up with quite a few great bubble-blowing shots :) but I especially liked the two that I posted above. 

A huge thanks to Noemie for braving the cold, coming along to the photoshoot with so many wonderful clothing pieces, and looking absolutely lovely! I'm so happy I had the chance to shoot with her, and I feel like I'm further developing my photography style, little by little. 

Thank you also for reading this entry! If you enjoy my work, I would truly appreciate it if you could spread the word by tweeting, sharing on Facebook, or simply passing my blog link along :) 
Also, I'm always looking for more chances to do photoshoots and improve my photography skills, so if you or anyone you know are interested in having me shoot some photos for you, please do contact me !

この前、モデルのノエミさんと撮影をしましたが、とっても楽しかったです!今まで一番良かった撮影の一つになりましたね。昼ごろの暖かい日差しと、ノエミさんが選んだ素敵な洋服と、彼女の表情と雰囲気。。すべて素晴らしかったです。私がシャボン玉セットを買って、「撮影で使ったら面白いんじゃないかな!」って思いながら撮影に持ってきたんだけど、ノエミさんが使ってくれて嬉しかった(^^) 素敵なシャボン玉ショットをいっぱい撮りましたが、上に載せた2枚が一番好きかも!

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