I'm based in Brooklyn with my husband Eric and old-man Maltese Billy. I am a people person through and through. I just don't ever get tired of being around people and it's where I get my energy and inspiration from. I think it's a result of being an only child. I always craved the excitement of Brady Bunch sized families and still dream of having 4 (maybe 5) kids... surprise, Eric! 

I bring this level of excitement and energy to every session and I can't wait to hear more about your story! 

hi, I'm YUMI!

(pronounced like "you + me", but I've literally heard it all)


mexico city, marrakech and marfa are high on our list 

Things I love: Travel


in nyc, Emmy squared  for pizza
and sushi of gari for japanese food



I should always have an adorable baby in my shoot schedule, please



Tokyo will always be home. the goal is to take this biz global. japan market, here we come!

Things I love: JAPAN

I felt so lost back in 2017 but in the midst of trying to turn this photography skill into a business, I found something that gave me meaning and purpose.

What I learned from the last few years is this:

1) Family always comes first.
2) We all have our own paths.

I continue to pour my heart into this business and vow to never lose sight of what matters most.

I was born and raised in New York until the age of 11 when I moved to Japan. My family still lives there but I came back to the US for college and have been in New York ever since. I'm coming up on 13 years here!

My business started out as a means to keep my schedule flexible but never in my wildest dreams did I think it'd grow into what it has today. To be honest, I leaped into it without knowing much about the industry. My dad had fallen ill the year prior and I just needed to find a way to be able to spend time with my family in Tokyo.

from tokyo to new york and everything in between

meet yumi

next questions >

Launch a brand retreat... coming soon

4. My 2020 Goal is:

Be kind. It shakes the world.

3. my Motto is:

30 but I'm still in denial

2. my age is:

New York

1. I was born in…

< go back

8. MY dream photoshoot IS with

The Obamas

Appia Alta in Tokyo

7. The best meal ever is


6. My favorite food in the world is

Take us back to Italy, please!

5. My dream destination wedding is...


the TEA


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