Family: Lacy Park, San Marino

There are so many wonderful location varieties in Pasadena for a photo shoot. From urban environments such as City Hall and Old Town, to beautiful nooks of nature such as Bailey Canyon, Pasadena is a wonderful area that offers many types of backdrops without having to drive very far. Lacy Park is another example of a beautiful park in San Marino, where we photographed the [L] Family during golden hour. Do note, that this well-kept park costs $5 per person on the weekends, but it’s totally worth it 🙂


This very quick photo shoot probably only took about 20 minutes, but we managed to capture the love between this family in so many fun ways.

Reach out to me if you’re interested in booking your family session at Lacy Park or surrounding cities in Pasadena. Half the fun is brainstorming locations!



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