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
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
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
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
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.