Carter Hasegawa - Long River Photography

I'm a West coaster at heart – born in Hawaii, grew up mostly in the suburbs of Seattle, a few stints in California – but I’ve been living in Boston since 2008 and I love being a New Englander. Don’t ask me for directions though because try as I might I still haven’t figured out my east from west, north from south. I blame it on the lack of mountains.

Over the years, I've photographed dozens of weddings – each and every one with its own story to tell. And it's my job as your photographer to help you tell that story. 

My wife and I just welcomed our newborn son to the world and it's been an amazing journey. We also have two cats, who seem to have accepted him to our brood.

Ten random facts about me:

  1. I have a book of photos published about public bathrooms.

  2. I grew up on a hippie commune in northern California.

  3. When I was in elementary school, I could ride a unicycle and juggle at the same time.

  4. I save all my $5 bills and spare change so when my newborn son turns 16 he’ll be able to buy a car.

  5. I’ve read each of the books in the Harry Potter series at least 20 times.

  6. I think cilantro is nasty and tastes like dirt.

  7. The hospital I was born in was blown up in an episode of Magnum, P.I.

  8. So far, I’ve been to 11 countries other than the U.S.: Australia, Belize, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, and St. Lucia.

  9. I’ve had a variety of jobs, including summer camp counselor, fast food grill cook, grocery manager, preschool teacher, shoe salesman, bookseller, book editor, yacht detailer, photographer, and textbook salesman. 

  10. I love to cook fancy food but am happy to eat a pb&j for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  11. BONUS FACT: My last name - Hasegawa - basically means long river in Japanese, so that's where our studio name comes from.