Friday, October 31, 2014

Tokyo Family Photography: Afternoon Walk

After first meeting Alexis and Shin's family earlier this year, it was a pleasure to shoot some family portraits for them again recently! Little Masa has already grown up so much from last time, and he couldn't stop running and laughing throughout the whole session. It was truly a joy to see him surrounded by so much love from the members of his family! Thank you all so much!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tokyo Cosplay Photography: Matsuoka Rin from Free!

Recently, I had a lot of fun shooting Christina's cosplay of Matsuoka Rin from the anime Free!, for a cosplay event! It was my first time to attend an event like this in Tokyo, and it was pretty exciting to see the various cosplayers both at the indoor studios and outside on the streets. I really enjoyed working with Christina to shoot these images, and can't wait to do more!

I asked Christina what it is that makes this character special for her:
"He is driven by his passion for his dream (to become an Olympic swimmer). But in his journey towards that, he has also had to go through his own number of obstacles, and you can really see how his character has developed through all of that!"

Be sure to check out Christina's other work on her Tumblr blog, Twitter, and Facebook!

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Autumn Flows

These days are rushing by faster than ever! October is almost over, and soon it will be the season of leaves bursting into color around Japan. I do have a handful of photoshoots to share, but I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to sort through and post them. The fall season in Tokyo is always nostalgic to me, reminding me of my first autumn after moving here. During daytime, the weather is mild and warm; at night, it grows colder with chilly winds. As always, it was a joy to shoot with Samantha on one of these sunny afternoons! Please check the rest of the photos at her blog, here and here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tokyo Maternity Photography: Renata & Mark

Here are just a few of the images I liked the most from a recent Tokyo maternity photoshoot session at Rikugien, one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Since I haven't been here very often, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to enjoy the gorgeous morning scenery of early autumn with this beautiful couple, Renata and Mark. Thank you both so much!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tokyo Fashion Photography - Around Ueno with Samantha

Here are some recent images from shooting around the Ueno area with Samantha! I couldn't believe it when she told me that some of her recent new pieces came from Uniqlo. Such stylish and comfortable items at affordable prices, can't go wrong with that :) I love the elegant feel of the second look as well!

Please see Samantha's blog here and here for the rest of the photos!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tokyo Family Photography: Marta & Robert Family

Precisely because everyone keeps growing and changing so quickly, sometimes many miles away and months or years before you get to see them again, family photographs are so precious to have. I had a wonderful afternoon taking these photos for Marta and Robert's beautiful family at a park that I've never been to before, with lovely trees, bridges, a water fountain, and even a few trains inside the park! Thank all you so very much for the fantastic photoshoot :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Samantha in Ueno

It looks like autumn is finally coming to Tokyo, with cooler nights and a different flavor in the wind these days. A typhoon just swept through, howling and rattling windows in the early morning, but before that, Samantha and I met up on a very sunny day for these shots in the Ueno area. This new hairstyle looks amazing on her, and I'm always a proponent of a simple outfit in black. Thanks to Samantha for another fun shoot :)
Please check her blog at Letters Impromptu to see the rest of the photos!