Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tokyo Mother Daughter Photoshoot: Botanical Blooms

Today, there was a period of heavily pounding rain and deafening thunder over Tokyo, something a bit rare to behold even during the rainy season here in Japan. The afternoon of this photoshoot was so opposite; bright and sunny, perfect for a stroll in the park. My friend Samantha of Letters Impromptu asked if I could do a mother-daughter shoot when her mom came to visit Japan from California, and I'm so happy to have been able to help record some of their time together in Tokyo through photographs. Thank you both so much for a wonderful time :)

It's not always easy living on the other side of the world from your family, but that makes time spent together even more precious. It reminded me of my family who are also living in California now, and the time my mom and brother came to visit Tokyo for the first time. It's strange how as a kid, I didn't really care that much about family photos, but as I got older, prepared to leave for Japan, and actually moved over, I increasingly felt the importance of taking those photos - to look back on, to remember and keep bright that fleeting instant of time before it rushes right past.