Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Sunny Smile

It was fun photographing this simple but cute outfit Samantha put together for a shoot in the Harajuku area! Such a chaotic and colorful place. See Samantha Mariko for the rest of the images from this shoot!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Amy Ota (太田エイミー)

Last summer, I did a shoot with Samantha and Amy, and recently I had the chance to see Amy again to take a few portraits for her and talk a bit! Amy is a TV presenter, radio host, narrator, and model, and you can follow her work on her Twitter and Instagram, as well as her Ameblo blog. These are just a few of my favorite shots that we took. It was really great to spend a little time talking about life, goals, and working in Tokyo as well. Thank you, Amy!

Tokyo Family Photography: Summer Sunset

I had an amazing time taking some photos for this beautiful family! Michelle and Yoshi were so kind, and lovely baby Lia seemed to know just how to pose with her many adorable expressions. We did this photoshoot just as the sun was starting to go down, which resulted in this ethereal golden glow. These are just a few of my favorites from the session. Thank you so much, Michelle, Yoshi, and Lia! :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tokyo Yukata Photoshoot with Jennifer

On a warm early summer evening when festivals seemed to be bustling with energy across the city, I photographed the lovely Jennifer, who looked simply stunning in her yukata! She was heading to a festival herself just after the photoshoot, and I'm so glad I was able to capture a few images for her in this elegant traditional look. Seeing such a pretty yukata really puts me in the mood for summer! Thank you so much, Jennifer!

Thanks to Kimono Rental Aki Ginza store for arranging Jennifer's yukata! They did an amazing job, and they have a great assortment of yukata to choose from for the summer season. Check out their Facebook Page as well!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tokyo Engagement Photography: Makaila & Kyle

It was a pleasure to photograph a Tokyo engagement session for Makaila and Kyle the other day! These two lovely people have adventured the world together, and they recently got engaged. While Kyle lives in Japan and works for the Navy, Makaila is a special education teacher in Connecticut and flies over to spend time with Kyle when she can. It was joy to take some photos for this beautiful couple! Thank you, Makaila and Kyle!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tokyo Couple Photography: Bernadette & Joel

I had a wonderful time taking some photos for Bernadette and Joel, who were absolutely great to work with and were so kind and supportive despite the sudden rainy weather! Joel even lent me his umbrella so that my camera and I could stay dry :) These two were about to depart from Tokyo the very next day after living here for two years, so I'm really happy that I could take a few photographs to capture some of their memories here. Thank you so much, Bernadette and Joel!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tokyo Model Photography: Karolina & Hanna

Big thanks to these two lovely girls, Karolina and Hanna, for doing this photoshoot during the sweltering heat of the hottest and most humid day of the summer so far this year. Both Hanna and Karolina were totally professional and made it look positively cool and breezy out. We finished rather sunbaked, but so happy to have created these photographs together.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Rubi

With Tokyo's mid-summer heat beaming down upon us, we sought shelter underneath leafy branches and watched big silvery fish as they splashed up from the nearby water.