Yearly Archives: 2010

Shichi-Go-San at Meiji Jingu

At the end of November, I spent part of the day with Amelia and Vivienne for their Shichi-Go-San ceremony.  Shichi-Go-San ( 七五三  or  7-5-3)  is an annual celebration for 3 and 7-year old girls and 3 and 5-year old boys.  Children are often dressed in traditional Japanese attire and then receive a blessing at a […]

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Family Photos at Komazawa Olympic Park :: Meguro, Tokyo

The fall season in Tokyo is wonderful!  In late November, I met up with Hong, David and Miya at Komazawa Olympic Park.  We enjoyed an afternoon of mild temperatures and beautiful fall leaves.  It really doesn’t get any better than this!! Hong recently started a business in Tokyo called, Ma Bella Beautiful Baby Designs.  Ma […]

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Homemade Applesauce

As 2010 begins to come to a close, I wanted to share a very simple recipe for homemade applesauce.  Since the holidays are often filled with goodies containing an unnecessary amount of  fat and sugar…applesauce is the perfect way to feed your sweet tooth, without all of the added junk!  I personally love to eat […]

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Family Photos in Osaki, Tokyo

I have been fortunate enough to know Izumi, Yuki and Kenshin for a couple of years now.  Thankfully…Izumi, Shawn and I survived graduate school together.  While we probably ended up with a few more gray hairs as a result of the process, the best part is that we have a great friendship and memories to […]

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Newborn Baby Photos in Tokyo

Photographing Beth and Toshi with their newborn baby was a wonderful experience!  It was amazing to see the pure and natural JOY in the faces of the new parents as they interacted with their 13-day old daughter, Isla.  I feel so lucky to have captured these early memories of Isla’s life in Tokyo. The perfect […]

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