Chasing the Summer Sun

As we slowly start to bid the summer sun goodbye, maybe we can squeeze in one more breezy look before we transition into sweaters and autumn jackets. Here’s a beautiful look put together by Yana of La Vie du Papillon  that we shot on Melrose Avenue not too long ago. The setting sun created a beautiful, soft natural glow to the look, adding an angelic mood to the images. 

Despite my love for summer, I do admit that I’m looking forward to the fall. I love the smell of falling leaves, coziness of fuzzy blankets with hot cocoa, and having to put in my fun winter socks even when I sleep. I think I’m just about ready for the new season to begin, although, with how unpredictable LA weather can be, I’m pretty sure the heat waves will continue for a while longer.

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Love that the soft breeze made her dress float!

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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.

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


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