Family: TreePeople at Golden Hour

About 45mins before the sun goes down for the day, we are blessed with a beautiful, golden light that makes our world glow. We call this, golden hour. Golden hour in photography is like nature’s spotlight before sunset, casting a warm, dreamy glow that makes everything look amazing. It’s that magical time when the lighting is just perfect, adding a beautiful golden touch to photos and making them extra special. We captured the {C} Family at TreePeople in Sherman Oaks during this magical hour, and we captured that time of day beautifully in our 1hr session at this beautiful location.

I like to start with just he children first, as they tend to get cranky and more tired later in the session. Then I bring in the parents and capture some posed and candid shots.

When grandparents are able to join our session, I make sure to carve out extra time to capture our generations together. Parents and grandparents love to see their little ones in generational photos 🙂

As much as we love our children, sometimes it’s nice just to spend time with your partner. I always take photos of just the parents together, capturing their love and candid laughter.

Lastly, we spend the last few minutes capturing the “mommy & me” and “daddy & me” images. A parent naturally bonding with their child is such a beautiful sight.

If you’re interested in having your next family session at TreePeople, please let me know and we’ll make it happen!




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