Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,

My subject is a cute little three years old!

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The youngest of Shichi Go San (Seven Five Three), the session goes like a bullet train.

Talk about the limited attention span of a 3 year old . . . most of them think Shichi Go San sessions are over as soon as they get dressed in the beautiful Japanese traditional kimono. but wait, you have to be photographed! that is your main course!

I do not expect three year olds to stand still, listen to my directions and pose for my camera. However, I do expect that more from five and seven year olds. Instead, I am trying to capture lots of spontaneous expressions. Being only a three year old, so pure, carefree and simply cute. I wear knee pads, chase after the three years old, and ask parents to keep up their energy and give him/her lots of praise and cheers, whatever it takes to capture the images.

After all, Shichi Go san is a traditional rite of passage to celebrate the growth and wellbeing of young children.

Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,
Shichi Go San, boys in kimonos, boy in kimono, family portraits in Los Angeles, Kimono no Kobeya, Asahi Gakuen, Kodomonoie in San Gabriel, Higashi Hongan Ji in Los Angeles, Koyasan in Los Angeles,

Please let me know If you would like to have your three year old captured for his or her Shichi Go San. It will be beyond my pleasure to work with you! 

Side note: Since the entire process of a session will be physically demanding, I found it would be much easier for your three year old to be at least past 6 months of turning three as opposed to bringing him/her while they’re still being two or just turningthree. I do take Shichi Go San sessions throughout the year since we’re in beautiful Southern California where the weather is usually very beautiful and cooperative. 

till next time 😉

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