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With Lisa in Sankeien Gardens

With Lisa in Sankeien Gardens

The spring was in the air, flowers and trees were starting to bloom, temperatures were rising - time for an outing to the all-year-long beautiful Yokohama Sankeien Gardens. This time it was with my dear friend Lisa. Her outfit matched the color scheme of an early spring garden perfectly and our fooling around resulted in an impromptu portrait session. ・Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama ・2019/03/20 UK Lanc

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"Can't Get No Satisfaction"

“Can’t Get No Satisfaction”

Theater has always been my big hobby, as an audience, on the stage or behind the camera. Third year in a row, parents of both international schools in Yokohama gathered to create a performance of four short comedies to entertain the expat community. As all the plays dealt with some kind of frustration, we gave the performance a title "Can't Get No Satisfaction". These pictures were taken at one of the rehearsals whe

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Newborn Leo

Newborn Leo

Photographing freshly born Leo was my first experience with the newborn photography. It's very different from all the other work I have done so far and I was glad that after doing a maternity session with Haruna, she and her family gave me the opportunity to take also pictures of their new family member. Although it was quite challenging, like everything new, it's definitely a type of photo shoot I would like to do

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Olivia's Graduation Portraits

Olivia’s Graduation Portraits

Olivia's parents live in Japan and she studies last year in a university in the US. So when she visited her parents this winter, they asked me to take her portraits for the graduation announcements which will be sent out in May after she passes all her final exams. I call it a total trust in daughter's academic abilities :-) Again, it was freezing cold but Olivia was willing to pose only in her light sweater and a s

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The Incredible Teilers

The Incredible Teilers

This was a real fun photo shoot! The Teilers spent more than two years in Japan and this was the last opportunity to capture the family portraits here. On a very cold January afternoon, with a freezing wind blowing they had to move constantly to get warm. So they were dancing, running, chasing each other and being just playful and silly. The cold was a price to pay for the clear view of Yokohama skyline and the colo

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Christmas with Passi Family

Christmas with Passi Family

My regular clients, a family with four incredibly cute daughters, asked me to take their Christmas portraits. The weather in Japan is quite warm even in December, so there was no way we would have crisp, white snow background. But the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, the presents and girls' outfits created the festive atmosphere well enough. I tried to add some more with the see through fairy lights foreground

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Indoor Maternity Session with Haruna

Indoor Maternity Session with Haruna

Maternity photo sessions are a special kind of portrait photography. There hasn't been much of opportunities for me to take such pictures so far. Only once before I did a photo shoot with my pregnant friend in a park with lots of sakura around. This time, in the middle of December, that was a totally different setting. When Haruna addressed me with her request, I knew there will be a lot of new things for me to lear

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Czech Innovation Expo

Czech Innovation Expo

At the end of the year, Czech Center in Tokyo together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic hold an interactive exhibition on innovations done by Czech scientists and engineers throughout the history until recent days. The exhibition took place in a very suitable venue, in Mirakan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovations. These photos were taken on the opening night with the presence of its creat

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Fall Band Concert

Fall Band Concert

My sons' school is very strong in their Fine Arts program. They have several concerts throughout the year and I usually take pictures of the events. I love being so close and backstage with the young musicians, the air there is energizing. In the following showcase for privacy reasons, I can only show pictures that don't show the kids' faces too clearly which is too bad as their expressions usually show their focus,

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Three Sixteens

Three Sixteens

Photographing these three friends was a real treat for me. I know their moms who are delightful to hang out with and their daughters were no different. Although it was more the moms who wanted the pictures done, the girls very quickly relaxed in front of the camera and started to act spontaneously. Their sense of humor was hilarious and their laughter contagious. It was one of the funniest experiences that I have eve

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