My style of photography is utilizing natural lighting as much as possible.

For Shichi Go San photo sessions, I love to take pictures both outside in my garden setting and also inside of my Japanese Tatami room. We’re lucky to be here in Los Angeles, we rarely have rain during Shichi Go San season – fall. I personally think kids and kimonos look so much better in natural lighting with the natural background rather than a typical studio setting with artificial lighting and a fake background.

Please meet the sisters who were celebrating 7 years old and 3 years old. A request I received from the oldest was wanting to be posed with a Japanese sword! Work it, girl!

A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,

The cool beauty has a little sister who was so shy and was feeling a little bit nervous at the beginning. Thanks to her family cheering her on, she did an amazing job posing for me. . . these are my favorites. Remember . . . she is just 3 years old!! Beautiful hair with baby cheeks.

A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,

Time to take some sisters photos . . .

A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,

It was late in the afternoon, and the Japanese room had this sunlight which was defused into a golden light. The girls looked so stunning in this lighting.

A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,
A girl in kimono, Celebrating Shichi Go San, Kimono Photography utilizing natural lighting, Shichi Go San in Los Angeles, Sisters in kimonos,

Thank Mrs. Mikko from Kimono no Kobeya for the kimono and Hair and makeup.

till next time,

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