Lollies and Cuddles

This young family were very active, but a few cuddles and lollies improved everyone’s mood. Changing from a planned outside shoot to an inside one due to the weather didn’t dampen the smiles in the end.

The fluffiest of fluffy floofs from floofland.

Now I have defloofed myself and my equipment, here are two gorgeous cats. We are not sure if they are Maine Coons or Norwegian Forest Cats. I am going to plump for the latter. So here are two gorgeous fluffy Norwegian Forest cats, misplaced in a Japanese traditional house with no forest in sight :-)

AiRoute Cosplay Photoshoot Japan

On a recent trip to Japan I was asked to take some photos at AiRoute Studio. The studio is based in a couple of buildings on the edge of Tokyo. Each room has been prepared in a different style from dark and dangerous, to cute and flowery. It is perfect for capturing cosplay images. The website and staff only operate and understand Japanese, but with the assistance of Google. Nothing is impossible and this young lady had one of her bucket list items well and truly crossed off.

Little Newborn Sweetie

Today I had the pleasure of photographing this six day old bundle of yawns, cries and burps. Once fed and swaddled she was a perfect little poser. Her room was perfectly set up for wider shots and I hope she does indeed get to dream big.

VK in an abandoned Psychiatric Unit

Despite what it looks like on this blog, I have been busy. For this shoot I was asked to take photos in a semi-secret location. After a walking for a while we arrived at this abandoned stately home which had previously been used as a hospital. It was perfect for the cosplay the model wanted to do. It was my first time doing this type of photography but I thoroughly enjoyed it and the results aren’t bad if I do say so myself.

Goddess Pool Party Event

At short notice I was asked to be the photographer at an LGBTQ event. It was a lot of fun, no stress, no formal hats. Due to the nature of the event I have to be very selective with the example photos I am posting here. 

A Scorching Festival

On a very hot July day, I went with this lovely family to a shrine in Tokyo to experience a summer festival. With a real feel of 40 degrees we were melting in the sun and shade. We cooled down with shaved ice, fans, and a delicious sushi lunch.

Author Portrait Success

I was asked to take a new portrait for a local author and translator. We tried a few environments and lighting situations and voila! These were her favourite shots. In fact, while writing this post I saw one of the shots was already being used on a website, success. You can buy some of her associated books here.

 

Back and Blooming

This pair of smiling people seems to be my most regular models. Here they are with the cherry blossoms and of course their smiles. It was a very smiley day :-)

Violins and Cherries

The very first post on this website's blog was this gentleman and his violin. He is back now in a different season with a new violin. The wood used in the tailpiece, chin rest and heart-shaped pegs on this violin is actually from the cherry tree. If you want to learn to play the violin, you can reach him at his own website  http://colemanviolin.com/

Life, Cherries, and Nature

I have met this family before and they are always looking at the nature around them. So it came as no surprise that they wanted photos with the cherry blossoms. It was a surprise that they all managed to stay still for the camera :-)

A Taste Of Japan

One of my favourite couples decided to have a Japanese day to celebrate the cherry blossom season. And why not make use of the bamboo as well? We found a place away from the crowd and had our own hanami party.