Romantic surprise proposal at a North Georgia waterfall!

July 05, 2017  •  1 Comment
The past couple of months, I have been on this covert operation to plan a surprise, proposal shoot with a client from Texas. Zoltan was going to be on a vacation with his girlfriend, Anna, who grew up in North Georgia, and wanted to propose to her at the beautiful waterfalls she often visited when she was a child. Because there is no cell signal at...
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Photoshoot with Brian Clowdus, the founder & artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse

June 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Not too long ago, on a beautiful and sunny spring day, I had an opportunity do an editorial photoshoot with one of the most influential people in entertainment industry, Brian Clowdus. Brian is the founder and executive/artistic director of the unique outdoor theater, Serenbe Playhouse. He and I walked around the beautiful outdoor space in Seren...
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Commercial Architectural Shoot - Promoting strong, visual impact to stand out in the market

October 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Beautifully crafted images can help promote your brand and business by making a stronger visual impact. Look at the below images as an example. If you just shoot an image and use to promote your business, you could be missing a mark in impressing your target customers. Photography in general has lost its value because digital is 'free' in many peop...
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Travel Photography - Shenandoah National Park

September 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In my last blog, I shared my experience of traveling to VA and how it inspired my soul to create some fine art pieces. After the assignment, I took a road trip up to PA, to help my son settle in his new college. With 2 of my furry babes (Zeiss and Moco) in the back, off I drove to Lewisburg, PA. I looked at the map to see if I can make a stop some...
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ONA BAG Pet Portrait Contest - YAY!! I am the winner!

August 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
ONA Bag, one of my favorite camera bag company hosted a Pet Portrait contest in August. Thanks to my beautiful 2nd shooter and an assistant, Zeiss, I won the contest and was awarded $250 gift card! Here is the picture of my beautiful Cane Corso Italiano with ONA Leather Prince Street in Chocolate Truffle, one of my favorite camera and every day ba...
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A little dose of adventure

August 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This summer, I took a short assignment in Wytheville, VA, and decided to take my 2 big dogs with me to make it a mini adventure. Wytheville was absolutely beautiful. Rolling hills, row and rows of cornfield, charming red farms and morning fog. I just drove around with my camera, looking for something to shoot and I always found something I liked. I...
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My design is now available at Society6! Check it out!

May 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Hi Everyone! My first design is available for purchase at Society6! Check it out and stay tuned for more designs in the near future!
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Saturday fun in North Georgia Wineries & Vineyards

March 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Last Saturday, I visited a few North Georgia's wineries & vineyards with one of my best friends Trinh and her darlin' husband Chris. I packed my camera gears and also grabbed my Petzval 85mm lens. I have not had the chance to have much fun with it yet, and it was time I take it with me to a day trip. The first winery we visited was The Cottage Vin...
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Ólafur Arnalds​ and Nils Frahm

February 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Their music unweave and release my knotted soul and let it flow in the peaceful, insouciant air in the mountain peak In this element, I can return to the creative being that I was designed to be I close my eyes Morning staff meeting Afternoon project meeting Evening strategy meeting All fall away from my face and from my finger tips How can...
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It ain't always pretty. But it is definitely worth it.

July 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
On Instagram, Elle was doing the breastfeeding takeover a couple of weeks ago, where a famous model was sharing her breastfeeding life in such a glamorous, picturesque and even sexy fashion. The hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding was used to advocate breastfeeding. Elle was promoting a natural, most brilliantly designed way of feeding our children thr...
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PROJECT "While You Are Away"

July 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have been thinking for a while about this project called "While You Are Away", and I want to make it happen starting this year. The project is about periodically photographing dogs whose owners are serving the country in armed forces overseas, and send the prints to where they're stationed & update on social media so they can check out and see ho...
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Ode to Bacon

July 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Recently, I bought this chocolate with bacon bits and taters in it. This inspired me to do a quick little shoot... enjoy the happy pork fat:D Honey drizzled bacon - Crispy and sweet, perfect snack when you are craving something rich. Milk chocolate with bacon bits and taters - garnished with crispy bacon and kettle cooked potato chips Simple go...
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Chasing the Light

June 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I chased the light tonight, and got to this place. I like Twilight. I like finding the light in the night. Sometimes the Southern Sky is just amazing. KOKO
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Cinematic Prom Night Shoot

May 25, 2015  •  3 Comments
Growing up in Japan, where there is no prom, I always thought that prom was such an interesting rite to passage. One of the things that fascinates me about prom is prom dress. The dress each girl choose really show their personality, so I was really looking forward to seeing Daija's dress. Her dress was so unique. Black lace, backless, sprinkled w...
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Freddy's Frozen Custard Architectural & Interior Shoot

May 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
As architectural is one of my favorite things to shoot, I was so excited when Freddy's Frozen Custard called me about a photo shoot for their new McDonough store. In addition, this was the very first project after I got my new Canon TS-E 24mm 1:3.5 L II lens, so I was even more excited and couldn't wait to shoot. To shoot Freddy's exterior lights...
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