Family: South Pasadena Library

I sound like a broken record when I say this, but here it goes. One of the greatest joys in photographing newborns is watching those babies grow! I photographed [M] when she was a newborn, and 6 months have already flown by! The South Pasadena Library is one of my favorite places to photograph families. I love the patch of grass, the big shaded trees, and brick walls that gives it the Pasadena charm. My style is very journalistic, which means I love catching candid moments! [M] is such a cutie in front of the camera, just look at that smile!

Please reach out to me if you’d like to have your next family photography session at the South Pasadena Library!



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