CHIAKI SATO - Partner
“Every Wedding is a unique story of love, friendship, family, and tradition – my greatest pleasure is to capture the beauty, the joy, and all the details in an artistic and journalistic fashion.” so says Chiaki Sato.
Born in Tokyo, Chiaki Sato developed her passion for photography at an early age and was able to encourage and mold this budding dream through her education at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. During college and in the years immediately following, it was through talent and passion for photography as she collaborated with some renowned photographers in NYC. While focusing on beauty and fashion portraiture, she was also able to establish her place as one of the Best Wedding Photographers in NYC.
Chiaki started at Wolfgang Freithof Studios in 2003, quickly becoming an associate photographer for the studio. She currently works as a New York Wedding Photographer and Wolfgang Freithof’s partner and co-founder of A Day of Bliss Photography Inc. She brings her endless creative energy to every single assignment that she is given. Chiaki complements the studio’s unique approach to wedding photography on assignments in New York City, across the United States, not to mention all around the world, becoming an award-winning photographer for her unique and enigmatic fashion-forward style which she acquired working in Wolfgang’s New York studio.
Wedding clients such as, Belgium’s Frère family, Wyoming’s Hayes and Coe families, Frelinghuysen as well as the son of the President of Honduras relied on the skills and creativity of Chiaki as she would shoot weddings in Paris, Venice, Vienna, Tokyo, as well as in the Caribbeans, Mexico and Israel to name some locations she traveled to for wedding shoots. Chiaki’s assignments included photographing Maria Conchita Alonso, Charlotte McKinney of Baywatch, Loreal’s Visionary Awards Team, Sidney Shanberg for UN’s International Peace Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman, Riana Mondavi, and Christie Hefner for WCD to name a few. Magazines like NY Times, New York Magazine, Town and Country, The Knot, Brides, and DWHA have used her work on multiple occasions.