Monday, February 23, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Dusky Yellow

Shooting with Samantha, we came across a street in the park lined with some patches of bright yellow wildflowers, an unexpected vivid sight in this chilly winter weather. See more from this shoot at Samantha's blog!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tokyo Newborn Photography: Nayomi

One of my favorite photoshoots of recent days: a newborn session with Jackie, Akihiro, and their adorable baby Nayomi! What a lovely family, and a gorgeous baby girl with the sweetest expressions :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Steven Oo

I met up with fashion designer Steven Oo this afternoon for a quick chat and photoshoot. Steven is an amazing designer of knitwear, and we went to the same university (although he graduated a few years ahead of me). I've been following his work for years, and the pieces he creates are unique and gorgeous. I'm so glad we were able to meet during his business trip to Tokyo! It's truly an inspiration to see the well-deserved success that his passion and hard work are bringing about on his journey in design. Please check out his website:

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tokyo Model Photography: Darin and Bianca

 I had such a wonderful time today shooting these photos for Darin and Bianca! Even though the mid-February wind was quite icy this afternoon and we did a lot of walking around outside, these gorgeous and talented girls were so fun to work with. They didn't mind exploring and trying out a variety of backgrounds we discovered on the way. Darin is from Ukraine and Bianca is from South Africa, both places that seem like very mysterious and faraway lands to me, so I really enjoyed hearing about their home countries and also what they think about Japan. Although the weather outside became steadily colder, the light was unbelievably perfect and the sky a great cloudless blue. In the end, we even managed to find some vivid plum blossoms just beginning to bloom! Exciting to see the approach of spring in those flowers, and the promise of plenty more blossoms to come.

Thank you so much, Bianca and Darin! I loved working with you both and am looking forward to next time :)

Models: Darin and Bianca (axelle)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tokyo Cosplay Photography: Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul

Cosplayers: Mousseron and Terumi
Photography: Lisa (paint with stars photography)
Editing: Mousseron
Slight additional processing for this post: Lisa

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ah, Golden February

Just a few little bits captured outside on my way to work today. It's nice to remember to take a little time and shoot some photos for myself, breathe in, see the colors and light always shifting and changing in nature around me, breathe out. After all, I like it simple, straightforward, true. It's good to remember that.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tokyo Family Photography: Bright Winter Day

I photographed the wonderful Schmidt Family the other day on a bright and sunny January afternoon, and the resulting images were so adorable! Even with the icy winter days we're having lately in Tokyo, this just goes to show that warm, loving smiles can beat the weather any time of the year :) Thank you so much!