Jamie is a missionary for Japan, and before leaving for his big assignment, he wanted me to capture his Professional Head Shots for him at the beautiful Morikami Museum and Gardens. It was the perfect day for it too! We walked the entire property and enjoyed the sites as we captured a little bit of each view. The setting is so picturesque to Japan it is uncanny at times.
Jamie said he feels like he is at home when he visits the museum, which I know makes for an easy transition when arriving to Japan. Of course, Japan is quite a diverse area compared to the states, so learning the routes to take there in Kyoto where he would be living, would probably take some time.
My passion for Japan was celebrated through this session as well! When I was a senior in high school, I got to go to Tokyo for a school business trip. We bought and sold as an exchange company with another school that was there in Tokyo, called the American School in Japan. It was quite an amazing experience and gave me a longing to travel more, although I really have not had the opportunity to as I had hoped…but it was all in all a wonderful experience. So having this in common with Jamie, and loving this garden as well as the country, made this session so personal for me.
You can follow Jamie in his adventure in Japan by checking out his website: http://www.jesusinjapan.org where he shares his why to going to Japan, all that he feels called to do while he is there and what he is bringing to the table. It is very inspiring and I feel blessed to have been a small part of his story! Right from his website you can even support him if you feel so lead.
We hope you feel as connected to Japan as we do after viewing these images!!