I am always stoked when my clients and I get the chance to be first into, well, anywhere. Whether it is a garden or temple, neighborhood venue or amusement park, I love the feeling of being in a space without others there. It makes me feel like the world has stopped and that we are the masters of time.
I was stoked to see Harry, Zac, Mia, John and Carmen show up on time for our early morning shoot. Frankly, I was impressed. How John and Carmen got two young twin boys and a feisty older sister out the door and to our location on time I will never know. But they did and, because of that effort, Tokyo's famous Shinjuku Gyoen was all ours for a few precious minutes.
The twins, Zac and Harry, were full of energy and Mia was a little firecracker, smiling coyly and then letting out a tremendous laugh. As soon as we entered the park the boys started running and Mia skipped along. John and Carmen also had smiles on their faces and strolled together along the park's tranquil pathway. I could tell within those first few moments that I was going to have fun shooting family portraits with the Monksmiths.
For the next hour or so, I had the opportunity to run with the kids, act silly, and snag some awesome shots with this amazing family.
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Award winning photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in portrait photography, he shoots a variety of portraiture, editorial, and event, and commercial photography assignments. Andy is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.