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Great question!
Honestly, I think there are many wonderful photographers out there!
Their work is beautiful and it shines in its own way.
While I think it comes down to personal taste and aesthetic, I think the one thing I strive to create is ‘connection’.
I think my photography begins with that.

Sure, I can definitely elaborate more here.
I truly believe a photographers personality, the ability to relate, to communicate and break the ice are important aspects for building rapport with couples.
In a nutshell, if you feel comfortable to be yourselves with me, naturally, you will begin to feel comfortable in front of the camera.
I genuinely think that is how I capture raw and real moments.

It typically starts with humor.
I am definitely a big fan of self-deprecating humor and dad jokes.
They are very polar opposites, but I think most people resonate with either one of those.

The common ground I typically try to find is within stories of traveling or things about my family and my upbringing.
It’s definitely different being born and raised in the Baltimore – Washington DC area to Japanese parents.

I love hearing about your stories, asking hard questions, philosophical topics, and hearing about other peoples lives.
Honestly, without that, it’s hard for me to capture the real you and showcase your personalities into photos.

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent,
often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other. It is important to do this because it
breaks down human self-delusion and isolation. It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.

It isn’t that to have an honorable relationship with you, I have to understand everything, or tell you everything at once, or that I can know,

beforehand, everything I need to tell you. It means that most of the time I am eager, longing for the possibility of telling you.
That these possibilities may seem frightening, but not destructive, to me. That I feel strong enough to hear your tentative and groping words.
That we both know we are trying, all the time, to extend the possibilities of truth between us.

The possibility of life between us.”

– Adrienne Rich