Newborn: At-home Session

There’s no greater joy than welcome a new little bundle to your family. Whether it’s your first or fourth little one, these special moments fly by in a blink of an eye so I always encourage new families to capture this simple, yet exciting, new chapter in stills.   I recommend clients to do their newborn sessions when the baby is between 1 to 4 weeks old. This is an age when babies still sleep for most of the time, and they’re very flexible (aka. moldable!). But if your baby is older than 4 weeks, don’t worry! You’d still get


Generational Family: Bailey Canyon

One of my favorite photo sessions are those that include extended families, such as grandparents. It brings me joy to get to know a family where multiple generations are involved. The candid laughs, inside jokes, and being able to photograph a variety of groups makes photographing this type of session so gratifying. Bailey Canyon is a very secluded pocket in Sierra Madre that is perfect for larger groups. It gets beautiful lighting during golden hour (~30mins before sundown) and it has a nice ‘nature’ feel that’s still very accessible for those in the Pasadena area. There’s also very minimal walking


Engagement: Pasadena City Hall

Love filled the air on this late summer day in Pasadena City Hall. [J] and [A] chose this beautiful, historic location to capture their love. We made sure to do this beautiful session on a weekday, as it can get very busy on Fridays and the weekends (so I highly suggest booking a session on a weekday at this location). Pasadena City Hall has a lot to offer, ranging from architecture to a bit of greenery. I love capturing the ‘sillyness’ of a group, whether it’s a family, couple or friends! Acting silly usually leads to laughter and authentic smiles,


Family: Frank Bonelli Park

Looking to venture out of the Pasadena area? Frank Bonelli Park has SO many photo opps, from big trees to the lake, and walking paths, which would give you lots of variety in your photos. Family [S] with the two teenage children had a fun time exploring the grounds, and we even got a little walk/exercise as we went relatively far into the park! What I like particularly about this park is this HUGE oak tree that’s perfect for generational photography. What better to represent a generation of families than a big tree! Going on a short walk along the



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.