Family: Holiday in Pasadena Old Town

It’s the most beautiful time of the year, quite literally, in Old Town Pasadena. Christmas trees and holiday decor light up the area, with a photo opportunity in every corner! Even during non-holiday, Old Town is a beautiful location for family sessions. The brick walls, vintage architecture, and urban-feel adds excitement and variety to the photographs.

Since meeting the [E] Family for their maternity photos at Pasadena City Hall, they’ve welcomed their Baby Girl, and we decided to do the holiday photos in Old Town. We stuck around the One Colorado neighborhood – we had so much fun with the area!

My favorite part about photographing a family is capturing those silly moments that is unique to each family. Making each other laugh. Blowing on tummies. Such moments are non-posed and very special, and it’s what most families are looking for when investing in a family photo sessions.

I like to conclude each family session with a special moment for mom and dad. Remember there was life before we had children? Oh yes, let’s recreate that moment, even if it’s for just 5 minutes 🙂



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