a first | shanghai baby photographer

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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 to miss it by a couple weeks.  Having recently moved to Shanghai, it’s much harder to come by these yellow flowers – or any greenery for that matter.  But I stumbled across an empty lot nearby our home that was filled with these yellow flowers – planted just for us urbanites to enjoy.  For those living in SH, FYI, the elevated view from the nearby subway station (Hongqiao Station, Line 3,4,10) is probably the most outstanding view.  So after 6 years, I finally got my first proper photo shoot among the yellow flowers.  From these images, you’d never guess that there were tall buildings, concrete walls, and a junkyard a stone’s throw away…

JOvial | shanghai baby photographer

 

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Little Joe just turned one.  In Chinese, everyone calls him 小哈 or “little ha”.  “Ha” as in hahaha, laugh-out-loud-laughter.  I think the name fits this “joe”vial little guy, don’t you?  Joe, your happiness must come from being surrounded by such a loving family!

cool summer fun | shanghai kids photographer

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Hello blog. It’s been a long time.  I am easing back into things after enjoying my maternity leave.  And what better way to start again than with a session with this 2 year old.

You may recognize him as he has shown up many times on my blog, including here and more recently here.  Hard to believe I’ve been photographing this little guy since he was a newborn.  Now he’s an active boy on the run – loving his trucks, trains, planes, and bubbles –  but still just as sweet and stylish as ever.