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, which is priceless in family photography!

Lucky for us, the roses were in bloom!
couple embrace
No photography session at the Pasadena City Hall is complete without capturing the stunning ceiling of the building. We had beautiful light shining through the arch, turning our gorgeous couple into a angelic silhouette.
Congratulations again to the happy couple!



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