little girl, big world

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I’m obsessed!!! This series of photos was taken by Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano of his 4 year old daughter Kanna. Nagano pulled a #whynot moment and rather than having a super girly photo shoot with his little girl, these images are empowering and fun. Kanna is expressing herself in all kinds of hilarious and powerful ways that I think embody a great message for little girls. The world is a big scary place but you can make it and take it because you are strong and smart and funny! I mean, a mini kimono nose-picker? I die!

He titled the collection My Daughter Kanna and you can see more of his awesome work on his Flickr page. Kids are so fun to photograph – for more on taking pictures of children see Tips on Photographing Kids.

What do you think? Awesome, right?

(all photos by Toyokazu Nagano via Demilked.com)




  • Shanik

    She’s a pro!! I love this shoot!! Absolutely adorable!! <3

  • the meeks

    A mini geisha? Isnt she just wearing a summer kimono? She looks like a regular little girl dressed up for a festival?? Does he refer to her that way??

  • Merherbel

    So inspiring and adorable!
    My baby’s not the girly-girl of the house and it’s cute because she’s only 1, yet her personality is shining through!
    Hope to do something like this soon(:
    Great post Mr. Kate!

  • Sahra

    these are so so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Xo Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  • brixxy

    So cute! It reminded me of this dad’s photo shoot with his little girls. Check out those photoshop skills:

    http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-kids-photography-jason-lee/

  • brixxy

    So cute! It reminded me of this dad’s photo shoot with his little girls. Check out those photoshop skills:

    http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-kids-photography-jason-lee/

  • rebecca braddock

    Fantastic pictures