Military Father & Daughter Tea Party - Well, Plus Mother & Children, too :)

Gosh, it's been three months since my last blog. My life has been.. let say.. hectic! :)

I have so much on my plate, from traveling, building and taking care my business back in Indonesia, and also our relocating - yep, we are coming back to the US the end of April.
***sad face***

Anyway, one of the things I wanted to do before I move back to the States is doing one of my favorite sessions, Military Father & Daughter Tea Party. I've been doing this since 2013, I didn't have this session in 2016 though due to someone (a photographer in the US) stealing and using a picture from my Tea Party sessions back in 2014 for her own profit. I was so mad, which made me not wanting to do this session anymore. I got my heart broken.

But I'm alive, life goes on, I need to move on.

Long story short I decided to have this Military Father & Daughter Tea Party sessions for the last time before I move back to the US.

Since I wanted this session to be well-prepared, I talked to Ashley from Summer Design Company who's a client, friend, and also a very talented home designer. Oh goodness, you need to see her house!

It was definitely a right decision to partner with Ashley as we had the same vision. 

Below are some images that were taken for our promo shoot.

Look at all these details. Aren't they beautiful?

Look at all these details. Aren't they beautiful?

And we had Ryan and Summer (Ashley's husband and daughter) as our models for our promo photoshoot. Here are few images from theirs.

We immediately launched the sessions after doing the promo shoot. Man was this session popular. It was sold out within a couple hours after we posted it in our local community group. I had no complaint for that! :)

So here are some images from our clients:

1. The Nelsons

USMC Alpha Dress
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2. The Coons

military father daughter tea party session
Oh.. What a beautiful doll!

Oh.. What a beautiful doll!

3. The Chamberlains
How if the Dad's on duty? Well, the mother's definitely welcome! :)

mother and children sessions
This sweetheart is just sooo pretty!

This sweetheart is just sooo pretty!

4. The Rhineharts

military father daughter tea party photoshoot
military father daughter tea party

5. The Corrigans

navy father
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6. The Shipmans

Look at those eyes! :)

Look at those eyes! :)

marine father

7. The Hoffs
Last but not least, The Hoffs ladies. I had so much laugh during their session. Can you tell why? :)

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mother daughter pictures

Thank you so much for the clients above! It's been a pleasure to work with you all. I hope these moments and images will be treasured forever. Don't forget to print and to hang them on display! ;)

And I'm so sorry for those who couldn't be part of this session. My initial plan was to do more, likely a week before I leave Iwakuni, but I know my limit and really don't want to disappoint you all with super long delays of editing due to my relocating, so sadly I would not have any more Tea Party sessions. But hey, I will have this Military Father and Daughter Tea Party sessions again in the US, just keep your eyes on my Facebook page or this website, especially those who are in the Greater Seattle and surrounding areas :)


Erin & Rena's Seiji No Hi

About three weeks ago, I got a direct message on my instagram from Erin. I was so excited once I knew that Erin (and her friend, Rena) wanted a photoshoot of their coming age of day, 成人の日 (Seijin No Hi), on January 9th in Hiroshima area.

I mean, taking pictures of two beautiful girls in their beautiful-colorful-expensive furisode kimonos? Heck yes! :)

Erin and Rena's Seijin Shiki (coming of age ceremony) was held in Hiroshima Sun Plaza (across Al Park Mall), but the photo session was taken at a cute japanese garden which actually was just next to the plaza.

Check some gorgeous pictures of Erin and Rena below! :)

I started with taking Rena's pictures, while Evany (whom I invited to join this shoot) took Erin's pictures.

And these are few from Erin's!

Gah... Aren't they gorgeous?! And their kimonos are just sooo.. pretty!!!

We, of course, did their both pictures!

And hi-five for officially being an adult! ;)

Thank you Erin, Rena, and Rena's parents! I had so much fun during this photoshoot (I know Evany loved this experience, too!), I hope you guys like the pictures, and I'm looking forward to meet you all back in west coast! :)


The Hackworth Family | Iwakuni Fall 2016

With my crazy traveling schedule during November I'm so glad that the rain held out until this session done!

This family might be one of the most easiest clients ever, not to mention they are beautiful too!

Here are some images from The Hackworths' session :)


Luca is ONE | Smashcake Session

Ooh... I had so much fun working with Luca! 

He is a cute and happy baby! And man did he know how to smash the cake! LOL

Below are sneakpeeks from Luca's session. I believe Mom and Dad have difficulties to choose their fav images! :)


.:. Pretty and delicious cake by The Biddy Girl Boutique

And we did more after Luca took a break.. ;)

Btw, I didn't pose those tiny legs. Luca did it by himself. So cute!!! 

Btw, I didn't pose those tiny legs. Luca did it by himself. So cute!!! 

Hana & Maya Uedoi | Newborn Twins

This is my first twins session, and I LOVED it so much!

Hana-chan and Maya-chan weren't technically newborns when I took their pictures as they were about 7 weeks old. But since they are twins, even they're 7 weeks old, their weights were as same as those big newborns.

Here are some of their pictures! 

Here's a quick fun picture before we started the session. They were wide awake! :)

The cutest!!!

The cutest!!!

Nina Stewart | Newborn

I'm a bit behind from blogging as I have so many things on my plate lately, plus I sprained my ankle about three weeks ago and still recovery for it. Some of my friends kept saying that I injured because of my art. LOL

Anyway, Ms. Nina was 6 days old when I took her newborn pictures. Look at some cute pictures of her below!

And of course my fav part of a newborn session, baby details...! 

The Fallon Family | Change of Command MALS-12

My third Change of Command this year!

I have to admit this CoC was quite bit challenging because of the location and the time: It was in the open field at 10 a.m (a super bright day!), two things that every photographer tries to avoid, but I'm glad it went well!

Here are some pictures from the CoC MALS-12. And congratulation for The Fallon family!


The Brickmans | Cherry Blossom 2016

OH MY GOD! That's all I wanted to say about this family's session. I felt so bad as my clients today (including me) got stuck at the traffic! It seems all people in Japan went to Kintai today. It took me almost 1,5 hrs to get to Kintai, which normally only 15-20 minutes.

But anyway, I'm glad they made it! Although.. I'm still can't believe that Carol forgot to put the right shoes on Leah as she wore flip flop today, hence I asked her to pose without the sandals a couple times. HUFH! Lol

Here are some shots from The Brickmans' session today.

Bobby, 3 Months Old | Milestone

Yesterday was an awesome day in my studio. After had an easy session with China-chan, I got a chance to work with Bobby. This stud was just amazing! He was smiling and laughing during this quick session.

These are some of my fav shots of Bobby!


This last one cracks me up as he looks like saying, "Heeeeeey.. ENOUGH!" LOL

China-chan | Smash Cake Session

It was my first time working with China-chan (or you can call her Tina). She's a joy to work with. There's no cranky whatsoever. 

Mom made the cake. I called it the healthy smash cake as it contains ZERO sugar. At first she wanted to make a tofu cake, man was I excited to know it. But later Mom changed it to yoghurt cake with lots of fruits and broccoli as its topping (YEP you read that correctly, BROCCOLI!) :)

China-chan is a clean baby, hence she wasn't a big fans of making mess during the smash cake part, you can tell from the last image here. LOL

Anyway, here are few shots from China-chan's session.



Tim - Ciara | Engagement Session

I started my 2016 with a lovely engagement session of Ciara and Tim.

Two beautiful people and a beautiful Kintai Bridge as its background make A LOOOOT of amazing pictures. 

These are some images of their session.