it’s been a full and fun summer.  traveling, visiting family and good friends, and good times all around.  after several weeks in the US, we are back in China, and gearing up for the year ahead.  anticipation and anxieties all mixed together, but we’re ready (as much as possible) to see how the year unfolds.

hope your summer has been an enjoyable and rejuvenating one as well.

joanne - lovely!!

sara | shanghai newborn photographer

i had the pleasure of meeting sara last week, the newborn daughter of this lovely couple.

she definitely put up a good fight, not really interested in sleeping during our session. but i guess i can be equally persistent and stuck it out.  and this shot was worth waiting for.  her middle name is joy – a fitting name when you see her smile.

side note: when i saw this bowl in their home, i knew i wanted to try to use it. it turns out it is extra special to them as it was from their wedding. perfect.

ready, set, go! | shanghai family photographer

exploring and racing down the back alleys and quiet neighborhoods of the French Concession in Shanghai –  not a bad way to spend a session with three energetic kids.

T&A -i enjoyed adventuring around with your family (and *not* getting run over by any cars). looking forward to sharing the rest with you soon!