Merry Christmas from the little Pickle

New mom + camera = photoshoot with baby!That’s pretty much what we’ve been doing over here since we brought home Kenji bear <3 I’m not really a fan of “babies in baskets” sort of photos (although my kudos to photographers who take such gorgeous photos!), but I do like playing with my surroundings and taking a more “natural” approach. And since our little home is decked with holiday decorations, I […]

Hello World!

I’m truly excited to share this very special post with the world. Meet my first born son, Kenneth (“Kenji” for short), born on November 25th 2018. He’s only 20inches but already has us wrapped around his tiny little fingers. Born to a mom who loves to take photographs, Kenji doesn’t yet realize that he will be my personal model for the rest of his life. Well, as long as he […]

Dedication to my friend, Angela

Yesterday, I found out that my dear friend Angela will be moving back to LA this summer! Angela and I met about 5 years ago on Craigslist, of all places! She was looking for a roommate and I responded to her ad. Unfortunately she had already met someone (who also became a good friend) but promised that she would introduce us if someone else were to reply to her ad… […]

My First Indian Wedding… as a guest!

A couple weekends ago, Mike and I attended my college friend’s Nimisha & Alton’s big, fat Indian wedding in Hua Hin, Thailand. We decided to turn this wonderful opportunity into a Thailand vacation where we visited Bangkok first, and then head down to the coastal town of Hua Hin. Nimi and Alton’s wedding took place at the beautiful Anantara resort, right on the water! And boy, do her family and friends […]

Part 2: Sydney – My Australia Getaway

Before setting foot in Sydney, I’ve spent an incredible 5 days and 4 nights in Cairns with my friend Maiko. Together, we flew down to Sydney where we spent another 4 days and 3 nights exploring the city. We looked something like this every day – Maiko was the stylish one while I had my giant camera hanging down my neck *Asian tourist*: Day 6: My Sydney grand arrival – and we […]

Part 1: Cairns – My Australia Getaway

I wish I could say that my recent trip to Australia was spontaneous… although it was a fairly quick decision that I made. My dear childhood friend Maiko (author of blog Lights Camera Travel) and I recently reconnected after a 25-year friendship hiatus and we’ve been trying to find the next opportunity to see each other. Somehow, our conversation led to Maiko saying, “Hey –  you should come visit me in […]

Oh my god… Babies!

I don’t get to practice on youngsters very often, so I was excited when I just HAPPENED to have my camera at my friend’s brunch; it was cuties galore! Surprisingly, all of the little ones were very photogenic, and they stroke a pose for me whenever I pointed my camera at their cute faces. Their eyes lit up with curiosity and gave me the biggest smiles – what a great […]

Our Tree Up Close

I love browsing online for Christmas tree pictures. They all look so magical and cozy with their twinkling lights and sentimental decorations. As I sit on the couch, I look at our tree and realize that most of our decorations have a story behind them. Some are his that he’s had for a while, and some are mine, but we are gradually starting to grow our collection together. For instances, […]

LA Tourist with Friends

Last month, my two friends from London decided to vacation in California (I mean, why WOULDN’T they vacation in California?!) I took this wonderful opportunity to not only show them around Los Angeles, but to be their personal paparazzi! I say this with joy, but I don’t think they were too excited about having a big camera follow them around on their vacation. But like I tell all my clients, […]

A Night at the 626 Night Market

A couple weekends ago, I finally made it out to the 626 Night Market in Arcadia. The night market was first described to me a couple years ago as a vibrant, Asian food market that includes entertainment and performances by local artists. I imagined the night market to be like a big “matsuri” (Japanese summer festival) which I have fond memories of when I was a kid, so I hoped […]

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