Sunday, March 31, 2013

Theatre Products 2013-14 A/W Collection


Here are a few snaps from the Theatre Products 2013-14 A/W Collection show. I really enjoyed the retro yet modern pieces displayed in this runway collection, with very feminine styles which also give off quite a feeling of confidence. The bags and accessories each model carried out with them really completed each piece, and I especially enjoyed the eyewear as well, as a glasses-wearer myself. I enjoyed shooting this great collection from Theatre Products!

Hiroko Koshino 2013-14 A/W Collection



The Hiroko Koshino 2013-14 A/W Collection show took place at The Garden Hall in the beautiful Ebisu Garden Place. It was my first time to see this area at night, and I was stunned by how lovely the elegant architecture and lights looked.


 Hiroko Koshino's collection was quite bold and dramatic in color.


Some whimsical use of makeup as well.


 This was a highly varied collection, with styles ranging from casual to elegant to nearly ballroom (the silvery patterned dress above). It was a lot of fun to shoot this colorful collection by Hiroko Koshino!
Now I have photos from two more shows left to post. Fashion Week really went by in a flash!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lost and Found


 Snapshots from an afternoon at Shinjuku Gyoen with Wendy. Thank you for being my lovely model :) That day, the cherry blossoms weren't quite in full bloom yet, with many bare branches still. Nonetheless, quite a few trees had already sprung into shades of bright and pale pink. It's an exciting time, to see cherry blossoms starting to pop up everywhere. When we visited the Gyoen early this month, there weren't quite as many people as the substantial crowds last weekend and the last few days. Shinjuku Gyoen will apparently have some late blooming trees as well, so I'm looking forward to the cherry blossoms lasting for a while more there.


What a joy it is to spend a few hours with a good friend, just strolling through the trees and taking pictures of nature. Photoshooting with friends is a completely different experience from model shoots or jobs; there is a relaxing sense of freedom, allowing me the ability to experiment, be casual, be lazy, anything. Good conversation builds grand pictures, and successful pictures tell endless words. Then again, there are of course those pictures that are wordless.


This cute bird...! Awww :)


 This March has been a month of much, much photoshooting for me. Just a handful of days left, and I'm planning shoots for those too. It's such a gorgeous month of change, when tree branches go from bare to blossoming alive, when the wintry quality in the air slowly oozes away into spring warmth, when heavy coats make way for spring jackets. I can't wait to see what the new seasons will bring.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tokyo Pre-Wedding Photography | Faith and John

Engagement and pre-wedding photography in Tokyo during cherry blossom season.

Engagement and pre-wedding photography in Tokyo during cherry blossom season.

Engagement and pre-wedding photography in Tokyo during cherry blossom season. 

I'm excited to share these photos from a pre-wedding shoot I did with Faith and John! One of my favorite things I remember from this cherry blossom themed photoshoot is that as we walked around the park, more than a few people were randomly calling out their congratulations to the couple. How nice! I had a wonderful time shooting these photos for Faith and John, and the makeup by Maiko was simply beautiful as well. I wish them many very happy days together on this road that they will walk down together. 

Ahh, love! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Flower Girl


So having been running around and shooting so much lately, I haven't had the time to properly post! Therefore, I've been so behind on blog posting... approximately one month of photoshoots behind. Oh boy. I'll slowly and steadily catch up again to the present! (Lots of lovely blossom photos that I want to finish editing and post soon :)

For today, I would like to share one of the last photoshoots I did in February with this gorgeous girl, Michi.


Michi has the most beautiful collection of outfits and accessories! I was so excited to coordinate them together with her to create the above looks. She also natural shone in front of the camera and gave off a dreamy aura :) You probably can't tell from looking at the photos, but it was absolutely freezing that day, with a crazily icy wind blowing! Michi was such a great sport and handled the cold temperatures amazingly well. I had a great time photoshooting with her!

We actually did a second shoot later on, with a totally different look and feel. I'll be posting those up soon too, so please look forward to them!

Michi, thank you again for being a wonderful model ^^

Michi's Facebook / Youtube / Blog

Friday, March 22, 2013

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

And now, for a short break from our regularly scheduled Tokyo Fashion Week programming! (still so many photos left to sort through and edit.. *sobs*)

I bring you... a few early cherry blossom shots in Tokyo!


 This one is not cherry blossoms. But I like the sky too.



 So this whole past week, I've been running around like a madwoman shooting fashion shows in different places after work. So admittedly, the sakura photos you see above are mostly taken on the way to work in the morning! I haven't actually had time to focus on taking photos of the cherry blossoms in Tokyo yet, even though I've been out in the midst of the gorgeous blooms in parks a few times... I was focusing on shooting the people instead, on photoshoot assignments. However! I did have a lovely cherry blossom walk with my good friend last weekend, and you should see those photos here very soon! How lovely it is to see the afternoon sun light the pale pink blossoms aglow... see petals whirling through the air as the wind carries them. This weekend, I'm aiming to get a few more shots of the sakura, hopefully in full bloom! I am praying that the rain on Sunday won't dash them all away. 

Even with all my crazy dashing around the last few days, I can't help stopping for a few moments to admire the cherry blossoms in Tokyo. I must say, this is definitely one of my favorite times of the year in Japan. 

Where have you all been visiting to see the cherry blossoms this year?
Any hanami parties and plans? :)
Let me know in the comments section!