Family: Frank Bonelli Park

Looking to venture out of the Pasadena area? Frank Bonelli Park has SO many photo opps, from big trees to the lake, and walking paths, which would give you lots of variety in your photos.

Family [S] with the two teenage children had a fun time exploring the grounds, and we even got a little walk/exercise as we went relatively far into the park! What I like particularly about this park is this HUGE oak tree that’s perfect for generational photography. What better to represent a generation of families than a big tree!

Going on a short walk along the path, the late afternoon sun was glowing on the [S] Family so beautifully, so we just had to take advantage!

Please note that this location requires a $12 entrance fee, but does not require an additional permit.



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: 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


Family: Bailey Canyon

As the sun descended over Bailey Canyon, the whole place turned into this dreamy, golden wonderland. It was that magical time photographers call golden hour, and it gave [Family C] this amazing soft, warm glow