Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tokyo Family Photography - Kate, Joe, and Elizabeth

I did a photoshoot with this family some months ago, and I am so happy I got to see them again just before their departure from Japan! Baby Elizabeth has grown so much, and it was such a joy to photograph her delighted smiles as she interacted with Kate and Joe. Through the rain and crowds of Shinjuku, Elizabeth never complained. One of my favorite parts happened as we were shooting a few final photos for mom and dad, and Elizabeth was sitting in her stroller, filled with incredibly happy smiles! So much love all around :) Kate, Joe, and Elizabeth, thank you for everything!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Festival Style

From today's shooting with Samantha! Still summer in Tokyo, but the past week's been a bit cooler... a prelude to autumn, perhaps? I hope so :) Check out more from this shoot at Samantha Mariko blog!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tokyo Maternity Photography: Joann & Jheng

I was so happy to shoot this maternity session for Joann & Jheng and their soon to arrive baby! They were two such nice people and prepared by bringing along some really adorable props for the photoshoot. Joann is such a glowing and gorgeous mother-to-be, and Jheng's kindness and care shows in his gaze toward her. Thank you both so much for allowing me to capture this moment in time for you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Black & Gold

The hot summer days continue, but it's always fun shooting with Samantha no matter the season! She looks so gorgeous in this classy outfit that she put together :) see more over here at Samantha Mariko blog!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tokyo Family Photography: Happy First Birthday

It was such a joy to shoot these photos for sweet baby Lisa's first birthday! Not just because we share the same name :) Her parents, Eriko & Alex, her big brother, and her grandmother were all such lovely people to work with. I had a lot of fun capturing the memories of her first birthday celebration! The decorations were so pretty, the food looked incredible, and what a beautiful family they were overall! These are a few of my favorite images from a little family time before all the guests arrived for the party :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Nelson Babin-Coy (ネルソン・バビンコイ)

It's been a while since I last shot some portraits for my friend and fellow musician/Californian/UC Berkeley senpai, Nelson! I'm happy that we've been able to get in touch from time to time ever since we moved to Tokyo following our respective graduations from college, and it's been amazing to see his hard work and progress. Here are his official website, Facebook page, Youtube channel, and Twitter!

By the way - I have to say that this day was the hottest *ever*, pretty much the worst boiling time during midday to be shooting at the beach. But you can't tell from the photos, because Nelson made it look positively cool and breezy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tokyo Baby Photography: July Morning

It was a joy to photograph Yire & Stephen and their beautiful baby boy, Hason! All three of them were so wonderful to work with, and they did such a fantastic job despite the summer heat. I'm so glad I was able to see Hason's incredibly sweet smile! Thank you all so much :)