October 5, 2020

A Maternity Photoshoot in Central Park

Sakumi found me on Instagram and quickly became one of my biggest fans 🙂 So when she got in touch with me to schedule a maternity photoshoot in Central Park, I couldn’t wait to meet her. She wanted me to capture her first pregnancy with her husband Isao and I was so excited to make it happen. My month of September got booked with so many maternity sessions this year! New Years and Covid babies are definitely a thing haha.

Sakumi is always the first one to like and comment my photos; when I met her, no surprise she was sweet, gorgeous and even learned a few French words. That’s definitely the key to my heart! That, and Japanese pastries, which I can’t wait to try next time we get to shoot together; most likely when their little princess comes to this world in a few weeks.

For our session, we mostly walked around Bethesda Terrace and enjoyed the warm light of long summer days. We ended at Sheep Meadow where we had a few minutes of golden hour magic. Central Park is mostly known to be great for wedding photos, but it makes the perfect background for a maternity photoshoot, too.

The internet can be a dumpster fire but here and there it really lets you connect with amazing people. Sakumi and Isao are definitely some of them!


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