animal photography

Hong Kong Pet Session

I was in Hong Kong last week for a short trip and someone booked me for an animal photo shoot for his dogs, cats, parrots. Session was half editorial and half studio, it was little chaotic because there were 9 animals chasing each others and flying all over inside the tiny apartment, but we managed to get them under control and got our session done. The more I photograph animals the more I enjoy it, if you are interested feel free to contact me and get a photo session done.

Amour

Amour aka A-Mo-Ru, a 14 year old Shiz Tzu, loves talking but mostly I have no idea what he’s saying, I believe something food related. Amour is recently having a health issue, his kidney and heart aren’t in good condition and has been in and out the veterinary hospital. The owner almost thought he couldn’t make it months ago due to his heart failure but thanks to the some miracle happened he made it through. So the owner contacted me and wanted to have a photo session for him, because they said they would have regretted if they didn’t do the shoot, and this is the best gift and memory they can cherish forever.

If you are interested booking a shoot for your pets, email me and set up a session.

Keep Barking Dog Adoption

I was in Hong Kong for 3 weeks, half assignments half home visiting trip. It was quite a bit in busy schedule with many back to back shoots but all went smoothly. The highlight of the trip was the dog adoption event that I collaborated with Mount Zero Bookstore and teakha. People get together, bring their dogs over and it was such a fun loving day.

The event was a blast, we almost had to cancel due to the weather but we made it. Thanks to LAP (Long Life Animal Protection Charity) bring their dogs over for adoption, and for dog lovers like me nothing more happier than hearing the great news, there were 5 dogs got adopted at the event and 3 in their adoption center that day. Every effort counts and I was proud that we all could make this happen. I really look forward to doing this again soon in the near future.

Adopt, Don’t Shop.

Bosley

Bosley is gentle, lovely, chill and stylish handsome little furry friend. This shoot was a birthday gift package, I’ve got an email last week saying she wanted to book me a session as a gift to her friend here in Tokyo. We went back and forth emailing trying to figure out details and finally fixed out location at Yoyogi Park. if you haven’t been, Yoyogi Park is located next to Meiji Shrine, it became a public park in 1967, after serving as the site for the 1964 Olympic Village, when the Summer Games were held in Tokyo. The park is really popular, especially on Sundays that family and friends can get together having picnic, yoga practice, jogging, hobbyist gathering, it is also great park to enjoy the cherry blossom during spring season. Also, park is super dog friendly and that’s the reason we’d chosen there to shoot.

We arrived in the morning when there were less busy, Bosley had already dressed up in his Supreme sweatshirt and ready to go. We walked around took shots here and there and stopped by a cheery blossom tree and did a glamour shot in front, it was such a blast. Bosley was quite easy going and effortless to work with, one small dog treat would do the trick.

If you are interested in my pet photography service for your four legged friend, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or the session could be purchased as a gift and send to someone you care about.

Long John

Every dog has a story. Long John is missing one eye, what had caused him losing one eye was unknown, he was also abandoned and left on the street, but he got lucky because if he would have picked up by Tokyo’s animal control division his chances of survival would be in doubt. People in Japan are not too fond adopting animals, specially don’t want an adult dog even if they have a chance to adopt one. They want to get a dog when it is still young because of their cuteness. It is arduous to convince the public to adopt abandoned pets, but things have improved slightly in recent years and it still has a long way to go.

His new owner now is a lady and she has taken a really good care of him. Long John may seem like a shy little Dachshund specially to people, but he is absolutely photogenic in front of the camera.

Lulu

Her name is Lulu she was a senior dog. 
Lulu’s owner contacted and asked me to do a photo session for her old dog because she thought she would feel regretful when one day Lulu was no longer with the family and she didn’t any good pictures.
Months after the session, Lulu went to sleep and never woke up again. I later received an email from her owner and thanked me saying how immensely grateful she was because Lulu had a photo session and now they could hang the pictures in the living room.

Year of the pig

It was my first time taking photos for pig and definitely not an easy models to work with, they are loud, chaotic, love chewing my camera bags LOL, but adorable at the same time. Also I am interested working with animals more often from now on, this was a good opportunity for me.

On top of that, it's the year of pig, let's give them a big applause as they deserve some beautiful pictures.