So I met up with other cosplay photographers and cosplayers at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga for the 2009 Norcal Spring Gathering photo shoot. The weather was mostly cloudy with (brief) bits of sunshine. Through the amazing work of KittyCatChi, Shinobi Yukari, and OscarC we had a kick-ass session from 11:00 A.M. to about 2:00 P.M. Everyone either got photographed or did a lot of photographing, so everyone was happy. Turnout was pretty good and the location was excellent! Lots of interesting backgrounds.
I spent more time focusing on a few select cosplayers rather than trying to photograph everything, quality over quantity for me. I was fortunate to get in about a total of five photo shoots. The first two of Katsumiyo and Bekalou are posted. Below are some samples and you can continue to check out my Norcal Spring Gathering category [link] for the rest of the photo shoots.
Also don’t forget to check out photos from these other photographers: