After months of planning, meetings, and some research with consultant Provan Photography and more, Mona and I loaded up our van and headed to a hotel, anxious to get started on our first large photography event -- Delta Sigma Theta Okinawa Chapter's 10-year Anniversary. Working with our Kimono Professional Takako Kuniyoshi, owner of Atelier Sakura and an amazing designer Diana Lopez Hansen, owner of Indi Apparel, Mona and I were on a journey of a lifetime. Click here to see a
Ms. Arakaki entered the house with an entire studio setup. She was filled with so much happiness --- her smile was so magnetic. As we made formal introductions before she moved to the back to get dressed and prepare for her Kanreki celebration -- a special age celebrated in Japan -- we discovered that her favorite actor is Eguchi Yosuke...which happens to be my name here.
Forty five minutes later, she walked into our makeshift, living room studio with 10 minutes left for h