Tina came into my San Francisco studio for a maternity photography session and she was radiant! She and Kentaro had such fun together, and they also had a wonderful story. They lived apart for nine years. Read on to learn more about how they finally decided to marry. (孕婦寫真, 舊金山 , 孕婦寫真攝影師, 三藩市)
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, Kentaro, how you met, how you decided to have kids, what are your hobbies, what you do in your free time, etc. I love your story of having a long distance relationship for nine years.
Tina & Kentaro: I was born and raised in Taiwan, an island with friendly people and amazing food. My husband Kentaro is the second generation of a Japanese family who worked in New York as artists. Kentaro and I met in Tokyo 12 years ago when we were studying in the same Japanese language program. A year later he had to return to the U.S. to finish his college degree while I found a job in Japan. Since then we had been living on different continents for 9 years until we simply couldn’t say any more goodbyes to each other.
The long distance relationship was really hard; but after we got married, I also realized that a zero distance relationship is not easy, either. Not until 2 years ago did we finally feel that we might be up to the challenge of having a child, but ironically the process of conception turned out to be much more frustrating than expected. After countless blood tests, scientifically scheduled intercourse, and repeated disappointments, our little girl finally decided to show up in our life!
Tell me about why you decided to have professional family or maternity photographs, and why you trusted me to take these special photos.
請跟我們分享一下妳為何決定拍全家福或是孕婦寫真?妳為什麼選擇Jennifer Loomis Photography?
Tina & Kentaro: I’ve gone through the portfolio of almost every professional photographer in the Bay Area and found that I really like Jennifer’s style. I feel that she’s not only a family/maternity photographer, but also a journalist who documents women’s bodies and their relationships with their family members in an honest and respectful manner. That’s the kind of photo we’d like to share with our daughter and cherish for the rest of our lives.
Please feel free to include anything else you like that is interesting about you or your parenting philosophy.
Tina & Kentaro: Although Kentaro and I come from very different cultural backgrounds and also speak different mother tongues, we both share a strong belief in being independent thinkers and pursuing one’s passions. Whether she identifies herself more as an American, Japanese or Taiwanese, we will do everything we can to prepare our child to be able to make her own decisions and explore who she really is and what truly makes her happy.