Category Archives: outings

shanghai style | shanghai kids photographer

So what does one do when the kids have the day off of school? …Plan a photoshoot. I realized I don’t have many images of all my kids together, and wanted to make the time to photograph them together. With four kids, there is a lot of daily life to juggle and it’s rare to […]

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favorite season | shanghai kids photographer

I think autumn is probably my favorite season, both in the US and in Shanghai.  While not as cool and less foliage than the autumns that I grew up with in the midwest, the weather in Shanghai feels nicest in the fall (as opposed to hot humid summers and damp cold winters). With the comfortable weather comes […]

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sunny days | shanghai botanical garden

We have been enjoying the consecutive days of blue skies in Shanghai.  Staying in the city for the October holiday ended up being a special treat, as the city felt overall quieter and more relaxed.  We took the chance to explore a couple local attractions.  One of them was the Shanghai Botanical Gardens, located near […]

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afternoon tea at hilton hongqiao

As a special birthday outing for my oldest, I took her for afternoon tea last weekend.  Shanghai has quite a few choices for afternoon tea, and after much online research, we ended up at the Hilton Hongqiao.  Their afternoon tea is currently running a “Grandma’s Secret Sweets Cabinet” theme.  We were served a scrumptious variety of […]

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a first | shanghai baby photographer

Our littlest one recently turned one!  This year has gone by so quickly.  He is such a great delight to our family. These yellow rapeseed flowers 油菜花 bloom every year in China, and every year, I have great aspirations to get some good photo shoots among the fields of yellow flowers- but every year, I seem […]

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