Meet Janice Hiromi

Travel bug.
Based in Pasadena, CA

Who I am

I call myself a ‘people’ photographer, specializing in capturing the personalities of people through family, newborn and event photography. I’m originally German-Japanese and was raised embracing both cultures. I was raised in Japan and in many parts of Europe, until I finally settled in Los Angeles to call it my permanent home. My love for photography started at an early age. A fun hobby eventually turned in to a passion when I found joy in taking candid photos of my friends.

Naturally, my love for photography turned in to a lifestyle and I was asked to photograph people’s milestones and celebrations. And so, my photography business was born in 2010. I’ve been fortunate to photograph countless engagement sessions and weddings that brought me to many corners of the world. I eventually transitioned to newborn and family photography when my son was born in 2018. When I’m not behind my lens (or in front of a computer), I enjoy getting ice cream with my highly-energetic son and going to Disneyland. I’m also a foodie, so I like to be on the lookout for new restaurants and write about my experience on Yelp. I’m a travel bug at heart and love exploring the world with my camera. You can also find me on my yoga mat, and curled up with my black cat with a glass of wine.

ABout My Style

 My approach to photography is to create images that are natural, relaxed, and full of life. Whether I am photographing your family, newborn, or milestone event, I believe in capturing moments as they happen, rather than trying to pose or stage them, which results in photographs that are full of genuine emotion and authentic connection. Consider me a fly on your wall. I observe the real, authentic moments that happen between loved ones and I capture it for you. Whether it’s your child playing with their favorite toy, a family sharing a laugh during dinner, or a parent comforting their child, these moments are priceless and deserving of being captured in photographs.

My goal is to create images that families can cherish for a lifetime, capturing memories that they can look back on and remember the love, joy, and laughter. My newborn photographs capture the earliest moments of a new life and the bond when a family welcomes a new baby into the world. Through a combination of studio-type of set up and a documentary approach, I capture the special moments and the parents’ joy and wonder, while also paying attention to the smallest details to the newborn’s tiny features. At the end of the session, families are left with a beautiful and meaningful record of their first moments together as a new family.