Hi, there! Thank you for taking time to visit my website. I am a natural light photographer who specializes in newborn, maternity, couples, family and candid portraits.
I am a native of Japan, born and raised in Osaka. My passion for photography was born while I was attending high school. My father purchased a Pentax 35mm film SLR when he was in college and gave it to me before a vacation. I travelled to South East Asia I came across a group of school kids. They were very poor and only had a single soccer ball to play with. I thought to myself, "awe, these poor kids." I began to photograph them. I travelled all over the region from Thailand to Vietnam to Cambodia and developed a great interest in photographing people. After I returned from my trip I developed the film and and processed the photos myself. The most amazing thing happened as I watched the images appear in the developing fluid. The kids were happy, full of joy and didn't feel poor at all. It's amazing what you can capture in the moment. From that day on, I've loved portrait photography because the images that appear show the true emotion of the people you are photographing.
Since then I had a break from photography as I went to college and started a family. I now live in Okinawa Japan with my husband and three crazy kids, who also happen to be my favorite models. Because of my kids, the passion has returned and in this new digital age the things that can be accomplished are limitless. I now own a Nikon D7100 with several lenses and have an iMac for editing. It's like having my own darkroom right on my computer. Everything that I could do with film and prints I can now do with software. Please take a moment to look through my portfolio, if you like what you see, book a session!! I look forward to capturing amazing moments with you.