Monday, March 29, 2010

Siblings

Last weekend was pretty darn awesome. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and students as the Brex season winded down to its last 2 home games (until the playoffs). A friend of mine wanted to come to a game and brought her ADORABLE niece and nephew. The moment I met them, they were all smiles. Lucky for me, I brought my camera!


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This is sibling love at its finest!

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Isn't she precious?!

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This little cutie does not go anywhere without his teddy bear...

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yes.yes.yes. I know I've just posted this picture, but I love it so much, I would post it 100 times if I could. Just too cute:

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Days like this remind me of how lucky I am that I live in Japan and get such awesome opportunities to meet fun people (and kids) and enjoy each moment that I can :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Melia {a preview}

Lots of photos were taken this weekend. Here's another preview of a mini-shoot I did with a pretty girl :)


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

XOXO

I just experienced the BEST Saturday ever. It included the gym, watching Abe's game (they won!), having the most delicious dinner, and meeting the sweetest/funniest/most outgoing children I've met in Japan.



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{Kisses}

More photos after the weekend winds down!

Hope everyone is having as good a weekend as I am! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Explosion of Brex!

Since I haven't blogged consistently lately, I felt it was only fitting to post lots and lots of Brex photos. Also, the season will soon be coming to a close so I want to share as many pictures as possible since I'm never sure if I'll have more opportunities to shoot them.


So without further ado, here is a mix of recent photos!



Before a recent game (they're totally trying not to smile, but you can tell it's hard for most of them) ...

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My first official reverse dunk shot. Granted, it's during warm-ups, but still, it's a pretty awesome dunk. (The following two shots are of Omiya-senshu)

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The next few (of player #15) are shots of Ken. His dunk shot was actually during a game so this would be my first in a game dunk. YAY!

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The next two shots are of Kawamura (jersey #1). For those who don't follow the Brex, he's the team, and the league's, highest scorer.


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And I couldn't post a lonnng blog entry without featuring Tabuse, unarguably Japan's most famous basketball player. He's a little guy, but he's quick...and super duper popular!


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I was unable to get this photo of Tabuse, but the photographer next to me didn't miss it! :)

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Regarding Abe's team, they are tied for second place and have four games left in the regular season. If things go as planned, they will make playoffs which is exciting. I'll keep my blog posted if this happens.


I'm soooo happy that I'm getting the hang of action photography and am so grateful towards the patient pro photogs who let me tag along and learn from them. I realize I still have a long way to go, but I'm sure having fun trying in a unique country with friendly people.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Akita

I just realized I never shared any pictures from the Akita trip I took a few weeks ago. In a nutshell, the area was gorgeous and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. I really enjoyed the beauty that Akita had to offer and only wish I had another day to do more sightseeing. It was a beautiful area to just relax. Here are a couple of photos I took on my walk into town.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend!