family photos in Japanese garden Happo-en, Tokyo

What better way to celebrate a memorable trip to Tokyo with the family than some family photos in a Japanese garden. The family had a busy schedule so we kept the photo session to less than 2 hours but with some cherry blossom, nice weather and a loving family at the beautiful Happo-en garden in Tokyo we got some great shots.

tokyo family photostokyo family photostokyo family photoscphotographic-20150330-1030440215tokyo family photostokyo family photostokyo family photostokyo family photosShooting Mum and Dad together, I felt like I was shooting a pre-wedding shoot with a young couple sometimes!

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The children found a gecko sunning itself  – a great chance for some family fooling around and some fun shots. tokyo family photostokyo family photos

 

A photographers dream. I don’t mean just the children, who were wonderful of course, but the clothes! Although I can adapt to most colors and I recommend being photographed in colors and styles that you feel comfortable with, the best colors and probably what these children are wearing. Nothing too dark and nothing pure white.

The clothes are not a coincidence! I do sometimes provide suggestions on the most appropriate clothing but this time the Mum contacted me beforehand with pictures of the clothes she was planning on having the children wearing. Great to know beforehand that there would be no clothing surprises.