In-home newborn: including siblings!

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a newborn session in a loving home in San Marino, CA. With two older sisters, ages 2 and 4, there was a delightful mix of loving chaos, which I absolutely adore capturing. The energy and spontaneity that the older siblings brought to the session created a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. To keep the little ones engaged, we started with family photos, ensuring their interest remained high before moving on to the newborn’s solo shots in the latter part of the session. The session was filled with candid moments, epitomizing the essence of lifestyle


Family: Eaton Canyon

There’s never a dull moment capturing three young children! We photographed the session at Eaton Canyon, a hiking trail in the mountains of Altadena, shortly past 5pm just before sunset, to catch the best light and avoid crankiness from the kids. Eaton Canyon turned out to be an ideal spot for our shoot, offering easy access from the parking lot and a gorgeous natural backdrop. It’s especially great for families with younger children and elderly members due to its short walking distances and gentle terrain. During our time there, I made sure to capture a variety of shots, including group


Event: Barbie-themed Birthday Party

Capturing the essence of childhood wonderment, I had the delightful opportunity to photograph a Barbie-themed birthday celebration. From the moment I stepped into the venue, it was like stepping into Barbie’s dreamhouse – if Barbie was really into throwing epic parties, this was it! Everywhere I looked, there were pops of pink and glitter. Hosted by the mother of the birthday girl, the attention to detail was next level, from the Barbie-themed decorations to the tiny Barbie accessories. It was clear that this was more than just a party; it was a celebration of friendship, creativity, and the timeless appeal


Family: Bailey Canyon in the morning

During a morning photoshoot in Bailey Canyon, I was excited to capture the enduring happiness and love of a returning family. The familial bonds were prominently featured in each photograph, with genuine smiles and shared laughter in each shot. Despite the absence of photographing during golden hour, the morning light provided a fitting backdrop, allowing for the creation of beautiful and timeless images that authentically reflected the warmth and togetherness of this delightful family. I always begin the session by capturing the loving bond between siblings. Kids are usually most excited when we begin the shoot, and they are willing



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.