Umi + Ashi. A Family Session in San Francisco.
About 4 years ago I received a phone call from Umi. I had just started getting into weddings and portraits and Umi wanted to do an engagement session in Philly. Just starting out, I jumped at the chance to photograph him and his fiance, Ashi. The two of them taking a chance on me was huge. I had only photographed a few friends prior to them but they trusted me and liked what they saw with what I had already photographed. I still remember where I was when I booked it. And I still remember many details from that engagement session. The significance was huge.
I photographed their engagement, wedding, and the weddings and engagements of many of their friends.
Just over 4 years later I found myself in San Francisco for a wedding. It just so happens to be that Umi & Ashi currently reside there and now have a little boy. When they found out I was heading out we quickly set up a family session while I was in town. In 4 years I'm proud how far I've come. I'm proud that I started my own business and its still going strong. I'm proud that people trust me and allow me to photograph such awesome moments in their lives. And I'm proud that so many clients are not just clients, they are friends. And for years to come I get to document and photograph them.
Thank you Umi & Ashi. For trusting me.