Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tokyo Family Photography: Ebisu Garden Place


It was such a pleasure shooting for Masa and his family again after these shoots for them last year! Masa is soon turning three, and he's grown up so much from last time, yet even more full of energy and smiles than before. I had a lot of fun running around and enjoying the gorgeous autumn afternoon together. Alexis and Shin, thank you so much for your kindness! I also really enjoyed seeing how happily Masa interacted with his grandmother and aunt :) This shoot filled me with contagious smiles!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Colors of Fall and Sea


The days are filled with a hazy sunlight, gentle as gauze; the nights are crisp and cool, just right. There's a break in the rainy seasons, it seems, and lately the warmth is so comfortable. Little patches of yellow wildflowers grow between the trees. Inside the aquarium, the air is salty and reminds me of ocean wind, the kind that used to wrap around me back on the west coast. The seasons change so fast. Soon, I know, all too soon, it will be a shivery kind of cold out and toasty warm indoors again.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tokyo Family Photography: Lise, Steven, and Rose


I'm so happy that I got the chance to shoot for Lise & Steven and their beautiful, sweet Rose just before their move from Tokyo back to Canada! It's been an amazing experience, first meeting them through a maternity shoot in the fall, then cherry blossom photos with Rose, and now an early autumn shoot :) Thank you for everything, and I'm so glad to have met all three of you wonderful people!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Tokyo Engagement Photography: Joyce & Eric


I had a wonderful time shooting for Joyce and Eric, who were in Japan for a visit from Singapore. During a sunny afternoon stroll through the park, Eric suddenly got down on one knee and gave a sweet, surprise proposal! Joyce and Eric, thank you so much for having me to capture this beautiful moment for you! Congratulations on your engagement, and I'm wishing you all the happiness that the future can bring :)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Kaliah


There's something special about the afternoon light of autumn in Japan - so warm, clear, and glowing. I met up with Kaliah, who told me all about her Europe trip over the summer, traveling alone across multiple countries. Such a brave, adventurous girl! I wonder if I can make a trip like that one day :)

Friday, October 9, 2015