The Color Run

Life in color is more fun!

ColorRun After

Why do a boring race when you could do a run in color! That’s what 5 of my friends thought and we participated in the 5K Color Run down in Irvine today. What a fun experience! At every half mile, we ran through color stations where you literally get color thrown all over you. And if you’re unfortunate like all of us, you’ll get color all over your face and even up your nose, ears, and even in your spit. But hey, it made funny pictures so I’m not complaining.

Color Run Before

Color Run After

Color Run Before

Even though I participate in regular 10k runs I absolutely love how there are fun running events like this to motivate non-runners to start running. It’s all about baby steps, and if one can run a 5k, why not try a 10k? And before you know it, you’d be doing a half marathon (my still-to-achieve new years resolution).

I’m still not confident that I managed to wash all of the color off of me, but hey, a little color on me can’t hurt.



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