Family: Generation of Ladies in Franklin Canyon Park

The greatest gift of photography is capturing time. What’s even greater is when photographs are cherished for generations in the family.

I was delighted when Claudia asked me to photograph four (!!) generations of the ladies of her family, ranging from great-grandma to the newest little ladies of the family. She specifically wanted this session to be a gift for Mother’s Day for her grandmother, so I knew that these photographs will be cherished. I envisioned this session to be by a large tree to represent the ‘family tree’, with all sorts of branches from the side. Luckily, we found a great spot at Franklin Canyon Park – it turned out to be the perfect location 🙂



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