Newborn: In-home session with 3 week old boy

This session warms my heart. I was invited to the home of the [K] family to photograph their sweet, 3-week old boy. He spent the first half of the session sleeping peacefully where we were able to do photograph those angelic, newborn poses. I love it when we can mold newborns into little bundles of joy. Half way through the session, little boy woke up and realized that there was a photography party happening around him! So he gave us adorable smiles and big round eyes to make sure he wasn’t missing out on any of the fun! Such a


Events: Lego-themed Birthday Party

What’s more fun than a regular party? A whimsical Lego-themed party! Birthday boy turned 7 years old and his family and friends went all-out in his party and I was so excited to photograph it for them. Whether it’s a corporate, birthday, graduation or anniversary event, I always start my session photographing the venue and the details before guests arrive. There’s so much thought that goes into organizing a party, and it deserves to be documented in the slightest details. Then we take the fun, family photos. Some events require more formal settings, where we would go outside and photograph


Events: Birthday in San Gabriel Country Club

Out of all the types of photography services that I offer, my favorite is photographing events. Shhh… let me tell you a secret about me… I LOVE parties! And if I can do my job at a party, THIS is it! As a photographer, one of the aspects that I absolutely adore about photographing event parties is the opportunity to meet new people and observe the event as a fly-on-the-wall. I am privileged to have a front-row seat to witness the genuine interactions, emotions, and connections that unfold throughout the event. From the laughter and tears during heartfelt speeches to the


Family: South Pasadena Library

Sharing another post at one of my favorite (gem) locations in the Pasadena-area, the South Pasadena Library! Why do I like this spot? Well, let me tell you… First, it’s not crowded! When we’re doing a photoshoot, it’s SO much easier to be at a location where there’s less people. Sure, we can always turn to Photoshop to erase the unnecessary background, but it’s better to work with a clean slate. Second, we get a little bit of everything that this charming city has to offer; patch of green, trees, architecture and brick walls! Pasadena has pockets of beautiful architecture



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.