Family: Mommy & Me in Tree People Park

In celebration of Bizzle’s 2nd (!!) birthday, my dear friend, Fatema, asked me to capture fun images of her son’s shining personality and true self through candids (my favorite!). I have been absolutely loving capturing toddlers lately. They’re so much fun and high in energy that honestly makes my job easy, because I don’t need to worry about having to pose them! Anything and everything they do is capture-worthy! (except when they have meltdowns and tantrums, but luckily Bizzle didn’t have one when we were shooting!)

We decided to do our shoot at TreePeople, the same location where I took Ana + Brian’s engagement photos. It has a lot of great, hidden spots, beautiful colors all year round, not crowded, and doesn’t require a permit – a photographer’s heaven!!

We had so much fun on our shoot – just look at his adorable little face!

Bizzle was such a trooper! He just kept on marching up the hill and wanted to keep exploring the world around him. He pointed at trees and airplanes, and picked up sticks and leaves that he found along the way. Curious little boy was all about mingling with nature!

Stay curious, little man! There’s so much more of the world for you to explore!



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


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