Sunday, August 31, 2008

I am NOT a seamstress

Since I was younger, I have always wanted to learn how to sew things. Nothing fancy. Just hem my skirt, patch a hole, etc. I've always been terrible at it. But recently, I came across something that inspired me to try to create something for some photos that I wanted to's a preview. The finished product will be up on here soon...

Can you guess what I'm making???

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hanna and Anna

It was hot last week. Reaaaally hot. And humid. But Abe and I went to Tokyo for some shopping fun anyway. Annnd we were lucky enough to meet up with two lovely ladies: Hanna and her beautiful baby Hanna. We had some fun sitting in the middle of a closed-off Ginza street and got to chat. Hanna was all smiles and I wanted to take pictures of her all day, but the weather was unbearable. So here are a few of the two pretties.

I can't wait to go back and have a 'real' photo shoot. :) Thanks ladies!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Sachiko (part 2) and Mari...together!

I've been meaning to get these photos on here for a while now. They're more pictures from the day I forced, I mean ASKED my students to let me take pictures of them. I like them because in some, you don't even need to see their faces to know who is who. I obviously have a lonnnng way to go to get to a professional photgrapher's status, but thought these were cute!
Thanks again Mari and Sachiko. Let's do it again! :)

the female basketball player: Mari

A basketball player. An Olympic basketball player. Meet Mari. I have known Mari for a little over a year now. When I first met her, although she was always smiling, she was very shy and didn't say much. But Mari isn't a shy person at all. She's actually a very funny girl with a very kind heart. She is an awesome basketball player...uhhh, yea, Olympic-awesome. Though you'd never know it because she doesn't really talk about it. Anyway, she is one of my students (a very intelligent one at that!) and I begged her to be one of my "models" so I could get more photography practice.
So Mari, thank you so much for letting me drag you out on the hot street in the midst of summer. I know it was embarrassing, but it was so much fun!