It's such an honor when my friends hire me to take their photos. I believe it helps in getting even more genuine photographs as they need less time to warm up in front of the camera :). Noelle, who has been learning traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, had a fantastic idea of taking some photos in her Kimono. What a great authentic touch and photo memory to living in Japan. I still can't get over how breathtaking these Cherry Blossoms are and this is just the beginning as they are not in full bloom! Also, we got super lucky with these yellow flowers which were to die for! SOOOOO pretty!