Looking Up

When we walk, we generally have a one track mind and only look at what’s straight in front of us. What happens when we look up?

If you look up, you’ll see things you normally don’t notice.

Looking up at Wall Street in New York
Looking up at Wall Street in New York
Looking up at Times Square
Looking up at Times Square

If we change our direction, we see things that we usually don’t see. Sometimes it take courage and determination to look at something from another angle. But once we realize that there’s something unique about this new view, it becomes beautiful simply because it’s something that not everyone notices.

Santa Monica Ferris Wheel
Santa Monica Ferris Wheel

Looking up to Palm Trees
Looking up to Palm Trees

Look up – touch things – walk slower. You don’t know what you’re missing unless you change your focus.

 xoxo,
Janice

WELCOME

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

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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

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