Newborn: In-home session with 10-day boy

Photographing 10-day-old baby [A] at the comfort of his home was a heartwarming experience. This was a very typical experience when photographing an in-home newborn session. We started the session with photographing the full family, and ended with baby [A]’s solo portraits on the newborn photography table. The baby boy, still in his earliest days, was a bundle of pure innocence and curiosity. His tiny fingers and toes, along with his delicate features, were a delight to photograph. His parents were beaming with pride and love, and we created a beautiful collection of images that will forever serve as a cherished memory of this very typical newborn session in their family’s journey.

When I arrive at a client’s home, one of the very first things I do is seek out good light. Family [W]’s home featured very large windows, providing the perfect setting to create a soft, flattering light for our session.

We concluded the session with Baby [A]’s solo portraits. Depending on the newborn’s mood, I sometimes flip the order and begin with the solo portraits. In the case of Baby [A], he wanted to be held by his parents in the beginning which helped calm him. He was a much happier little boy after some love and was sound asleep by the time we did his portraits.

Capturing newborn photos in those early stages of life is truly a precious opportunity, as this brief window of time lasts for just a few weeks. These images serve as timeless keepsakes that define the beginning of a family’s journey together.



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


Family: Bailey Canyon in the morning

During a morning photoshoot in Bailey Canyon, I was excited to capture the enduring happiness and love of a returning family. The familial bonds were prominently featured in each photograph, with genuine smiles and shared