Rie and her parents are visiting Ocala from Japan. They saw our photos with Victoria and wanted to have their family portraits done while here. So after they returned from a weekend at the beach, we met in the morning, captured some beautiful moments between the family, visited some of the nearby horse farms, and followed Rie around with her balloons. I won’t lie, it took a little time for Rie to warm up to us but by the end of the shoot, I had her laughing with (or at) my elementary Japanese. We just finished showing them the final photos this afternoon and we’re happy with how excited they were with the shots. Lots of “kawaii ne” and “sugoi” heard as we went through the slideshow. Safe travels back home, we hope to see you again soon! 気をつけてね!