Sunday, June 11, 2017

Botanical


Early summer blooms, wild berries, and butterflies.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Summer is Near


I was happy to do another photoshoot for Audrey recently, on a day that really made us feel like summer was almost here. Thanks so much to both of you for a lovely afternoon!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Wisteria Season


It was really lovely to do a photoshoot session for Mai Linh and her family, who came all the way to visit her in Tokyo. These are from a few moments during the photoshoot, when we stopped at an area with some gracefully swaying wisteria blossoms. These fragrant light purple blooms are another kind of seasonal flower that lasts only a short while in springtime.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tokyo Family Photography: Smiles and Sunshine


I had such a great time shooting these photographs for Heather and her wonderful family on this bright, sunny afternoon! Thank you all very much.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tokyo Family Photography: Springtime Under the Blossoms


Thanks so much to Adele, Kevin, and Max for having me as their photographer for this springtime family photoshoot! Beautiful blossoms everywhere.

Monday, April 17, 2017

All the Petals


Cherry blossom petals blanketing the ground, and wild mugwort (yomogi) plants. Spring is in the gentle afternoon sunlight, in the early evening air that's lost its wintry bite, in the insect chirps illuminating the peaceful freshness of night. Spring is all around.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In Touch With Nature


The beauty of nature is everywhere.
Are you looking?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Voice acting work: Shadowverse - Tempest of the Gods

I'm excited to announce that I contributed in voice acting for several characters in the digital card game Shadowverse - Tempest of the Gods release!

I did the English voices for Israfil, Dryad, Luminous Mage, Wordwielder Ginger, and Deadmoon Disciple.

Those of you who play Shadowverse, have you heard these voices in the game? :)
I had a great time acting these characters for the Shadowverse team. I hope you like them!


シャドウバースの新カードパック「神々の騒嵐」のキャラクター: Israfil, Dryad, Luminous Mage, Wordwielder Ginger, and Deadmoon Disciple(英語版)の声を担当させて頂きました!

シャドウバースをプレイする方、是非英語版で聞いてみてくださいね。
いろんなキャラクターを演じるのがすごく楽しかったです。またチャレンジしたいです!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Some Updates


Hello all! Here is an actual blog post/update. You may or may not have noticed that the posts here have gradually grown longer spaces in between... this is due to me both not blogging as many photoshoots as I've been doing and getting busier with narration/voice acting work. I will make an effort to do more personal posts, as I miss doing a bit of photography just for myself and for memories to look back on, and I may also start doing posts of new narration work that have been released. (I've been sharing some of the videos on Twitter and Facebook.)

I haven't talked about it much here thus far, but I'm actually very excited and happy to be doing so much narration, as I love being in the studio and doing voice work. Therefore, I'm quite grateful that I'm being able to support myself with it. Doing narrations for corporate videos, commercials, or slipping into roles for character voices, etc... each job is a new and enjoyable challenge for me that helps strengthen my skills as well.

So, from this year, it seems that I will be taking on fewer photoshoot bookings, due to schedule availability.

While on a photoshoot in the park the other morning, a really kind girl stopped me and asked if I was Lisa. I probably looked rather dumbfounded as I sputtered out, "Um.. yes?" Turns out she recognized me from my Youtube videos, and that has only happened less than a handful of times in this humongous city of Tokyo. And she was visiting, no less! Well, I know that it's been many many moons since I was very active on Youtube, and it's even been slow going since posting some new covers as Bird on the Edge... but yes, I still am working on music! Sometimes work gets in the way, because hey, gotta pay the bills and rent and eat and so on (and really, I'm thankful to be very happy with my job), but little by little, there have been new original songs and new styles, lots of learning and evolving, lots of new discoveries. I was touched that even after all these years and sporadic updates (I'm sorry!), I've been somehow remembered and even recognized in a Tokyo park. I'm flattered, honestly. Thank you guys, for sticking with me over the years even as I seemingly started posting only photos instead of music, and other randomness!! I'm excited to be sharing new original music with you guys soon, so stay tuned :)

Good night from Tokyo, and I hope you have a lovely beginning of April!

-Lisa

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tokyo Maternity Photography - Wintry Smiles

Thank you to Issa & Marvin, who were so nice and lovely to work with, for this cozy maternity session on a relatively warm, wintry day. I had a wonderful time photographing you both!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tokyo Kimono Portrait Photography - Spring's Nearly Here

Hello all! Sorry for such a long period of no posts, but life has been busy and I've been enjoying both photography and narration work. It feels so cold in Tokyo this winter (perhaps I simply forget how cold it is each time summer rolls around again!), but happily, we've been getting some beautiful sunshine in recent days.

Today, I'd just like to share one of my favorite recent photoshoots! It was my pleasure to photograph Carla, who looked stunning in her vivid-colored kimono. We were surprised and glad to discover little hints of spring popping up around the streets as well!

Ume (plum) blossoms are blooming, and cherry blossoms are soon to come :)