Hi! I’m Kanayo, a Washington DC area (Maryland, Virginia) and destination wedding and lifestyle photographer. My approach to photography is extremely artistic, photojournalistic and arguably cinematic. With every shot I take I’m constantly thinking of new ways to creatively tell your story using unconventional techniques and unique angles, while creating that captivating feeling of presence when viewing your photos. My goal is to preserve your special moments by creating romantic, yet visually striking imagery to be enjoyed for years to come.
The photographs I create are very environmental in the sense that I incorporate the natural lines, textures, patterns and light in the environment to help shape my compositions. Beyond my commercial work (weddings, portraiture and events), I am also a published street photographer with work featured in publications like the Baltimore Sun and The Bureau of Arts and Culture .
My initial interest in photography started with the iPhone and the introduction of the App Store. I learned a lot about composition and post processing and with each new photography app I downloaded, I developed a new understanding of the craft. Some of my favorite photos to date are pictures taken on my iPhone.
Outside of photography, I enjoy traveling and watching movies. I have a great appreciation for movies with visually striking cinematography like Grand Hotel Budapest and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. So that’s a little about me, look forward to hearing from you.