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 to listen and follow direction much more efficiently 🙂

Bailey Canyon is perfect for a family session with small children & older generations because of the variety of backgrounds without a far walk. It’s got everything from green landscapes to interesting rocks, making it easy to snap various shots just steps away.

As I always say in every blog entry, I spend 5mins of each session capturing the love between the parents. There was once a time when parents were ‘not parents’, and I like to slightly reminisce on this chapter through my photos. Their giggles and loving look is authentic and true.

Bailey Canyon is probably my favorite location. If you’d like to have your next family session at this easily-accessible location, hit me up!



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