I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful couple. We met at the Hankyu Arashiyama Station to shoot in Arashiyama, Kyoto. They were so friendly from the moment we met, and we instantly hit it off like old friends, setting the perfect tone for our shoot. Despite the rain that day, we had such a great time that we hardly noticed it, and as we started shooting, the weather cleared up beautifully. We started with some shots on the Togetsukyo Bridge, and they effortlessly nailed the poses I suggested, resulting in some fantastic photos. They were truly moved when they saw the pictures, and seeing their reaction was incredibly rewarding for me. From there, we moved on to the bamboo forest and shot in the bustling Kimono Forest, but since we started early in the morning, we were able to shoot smoothly without many tourists around. Although Fushimi Inari was crowded, we managed to capture some photos without people in the background by timing it just right, and we were all excited and thrilled. They were such a lovely couple, and I really grew to adore them. Interestingly, I met them again in California, USA, but I’ll save that story for another post. Thanks so much for booking my shooting. It was a blast! See you again soon!
Let me tell you about our family photo shoot at Osaka Castle Park! On a winter morning, we met at the entrance to Osaka Castle. The two kids were very friendly and quickly warmed up to me when we first met. As we walked to Osaka Castle chatting along the way, we found a spot with lots of fallen leaves and decided to take some photos there. It was so much fun taking pictures while playing with the kids.
Once we arrived at Osaka Castle, we took photos from various angles: family photos, photos of just the kids, and photos of the parents. Thank you for showing so many natural smiles without any nervousness while I was taking the photos. It was a really enjoyable shoot. Hope to see you again when you visit Japan!
We had the best family photoshoot in Nagoya! This family had photos taken in Osaka and Tokyo a few years ago, and this was their third session. I’m truly grateful that they keep booking every time they come to Japan! It had been quite a while since we last met, so I was a bit nervous before seeing them. However, as soon as we met, the joy of reuniting was so natural that we forgot it had been years since we last saw each other. The children were so tiny when we first met, but I was amazed to see how much they had grown since then. Unlike the previous sessions, they were a bit reluctant to have their photos taken this time, now that they’re a little older, but I’m glad they ended up enjoying themselves in the end. We talked about what we had been up to during the years we hadn’t seen each other with the parents, and they maintained their unchanged smiles throughout the shoot, allowing us to capture some wonderful photos. They are always such a kind and lovely family, and I was truly delighted to reunite with them this time. The photoshoot at Osu Kannon and the parks in Nagoya flew by and turned out to be so much fun. Thank you for always coming to Japan and booking with me! Let’s meet again soon!
We shot in Kyoto! We always have a blast like this during our photoshoots. With instructions on poses and where to stand, anyone can easily become like a professional model. While beautiful and lovely photos are a given, I want the photoshoot experience itself to be a wonderful memory for our clients. That’s why we chat and shoot like friends during the session. Despite the rain during this shoot, it was just a light drizzle, so it wasn’t a problem at all and we had a great time. Thank you!
The other day, we had a wonderfully bright and friendly family photoshoot in Osaka Castle Park and Namba! It was quite chilly that day, still in the season when the autumn leaves lingered in the park. We met up at Osaka Castle Park and immediately began shooting along paths adorned with orange leaves and trees. We took our time strolling together, sitting on benches and chatting naturally, and embracing for some genuinely happy and natural smiles. It was a fantastic start to the shoot, with such a great atmosphere. The children seemed a bit nervous at first, but once I started talking about Pokémon and anime, they quickly warmed up and became friends. Eventually, they even held hands as we walked, which made me truly happy.
After the shoot at Osaka Castle Park, we moved to the Namba area and took lots of photos at famous spots like the tall buildings, wall art, the Glico sign, and Hozenji Yokocho. The parents were also incredibly kind, keeping up the smiles and engaging in conversation with me the whole time, which made for a relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot. Thank you so much for coming to Osaka and booking with me. I look forward to seeing you again!
I had an enjoyable night photoshoot with a friendly gentleman in Osaka during the early winter season. Our rendezvous began in the America-Mura area, exploring various photo spots with captivating backdrops, and capturing numerous shots of him. His ease in front of the camera and natural coolness made the session effortless. Unlike usual, where I guide clients on poses and directions, he intuitively knew how to present himself, making the shoot enjoyable and fun. I particularly appreciate capturing photos against the cityscape; it adds a certain coolness, almost like he’s a model. It was a pleasure creating lasting memories, and I’m delighted that he enjoyed the photos. Thank you for choosing my night photoshoot service. Looking forward to our next session!
In the picturesque setting of Kyoto’s Gion area, I had the delightful experience of meeting a truly friendly and amiable family. Our photo adventure unfolded across a myriad of enchanting locations, including the serene Maruyama Park, the iconic Yasaka Pagoda, a venerable shrine, and a traditional area steeped in Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Interacting with the kids was a highlight; their affable nature made them instant friends. The youngest member of the family, with his heartwarming smiles during our interactions and photo captures, made the session all the more delightful. His charming words about liking me added an extra layer of sweetness to our time together.
Given the vibrant autumn leaves season in Kyoto, we seized the opportunity to play amidst the colorful foliage in the park, resulting in capturing some incredibly natural and heartwarming moments. The sheer joy and warmth experienced during our photo session resonated deeply with me, making it a truly memorable occasion.
Expressing my heartfelt gratitude, I extend my anticipation for the prospect of reuniting and capturing more cherished moments with your family. Until then, thank you, and looking forward to seeing you again!
I had a wonderful photoshoot with a delightful couple in Osaka! They decided to rent kimonos in the lively Namba area, and we met up at a kimono rental shop. Our journey took us to various picturesque spots in Namba, including a serene shrine, vibrant billboards, the bustling Dotombori, and the artistic America-mura. They particularly enjoyed the shrine adorned with lanterns, creating a beautiful Japanese ambiance that made for stunning photos. Their kimonos harmonized perfectly with the surroundings, resulting in some fantastic shots.
Osaka Castle Park was adorned with captivating autumn leaves, a spectacle of vibrant yellows. We were captivated by the beauty of both the leaves and the castle itself. Shooting amidst such splendid scenery, I thoroughly enjoyed the session with this friendly and cheerful couple. A big thank you for choosing my photography service! I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with you again!
Maru is honestly the most supportive and the kindest photographer you could work with. In my session, I was lucky to have him take me to a series of places in Osaka that are hidden gem where I otherwise would find a hard time exploring myself. His photography skill, on the other hand, was absolutely excellent and he simply knows how to make you look good at night! Highly recommend anyone to book Maru if you want a bunch of candid, impressive shots of memory in Osaka.
I had the pleasure of conducting an early morning photoshoot with a delightful family in Kyoto! Our meeting time was set at 7:30 am to avoid the hustle and bustle at the Yasaka pagoda viewing spot. Although a few early risers were already taking photos, we managed to capture a beautiful shot with the Yasaka pagoda backdrop minus the crowd. The kids, being friendly and camera-savvy, made the shoot enjoyable. Thanks to their parents’ thoughtful heads-up about the photoshoot a few days earlier, the kids were relaxed, making the entire experience smooth. Our journey continued to Maruyama Park and some local gems in the Gion area, where the autumn leaves were at their peak. With fewer people around, we had the freedom to capture wonderful moments. It was a joyful session, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to photograph your family! Thank you for choosing my services!
I cannot recommend Manu enough! From the moment we reached out to him with our inquiries, he was incredibly responsive and easy to communicate with. His promptness in addressing our questions and concerns made us feel valued as clients right from the start.What truly set Manu apart was his exceptional ability to work with our family, especially our young children, during the photoshoot. He effortlessly created a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, allowing our children to feel at ease in front of the camera. This made a significant difference in the overall outcome of the photos, as their genuine smiles and natural expressions were beautifully captured.Throughout the session, Manu demonstrated an impressive level of patience and understanding. He took the time to interact with our children, making them feel special and involved in the process. His ability to connect with them on their level was truly remarkable, resulting in authentic and heartwarming moments. Not only did Manu excel in his interpersonal skills, but his technical expertise was also evident throughout the entire shoot. He effortlessly guided us through various poses and “secret” locations, ensuring that each shot was perfectly composed and visually stunning. His attention to detail and creative eye truly shone through in the final photographs.The final photographs we received were nothing short of breathtaking. Manu captured the essence of our family dynamics and the love we share in each image. The quality of his work exceeded our expectations, and we are grateful to have these precious memories beautifully preserved.In conclusion, Manu is an exceptional photographer who not only possesses remarkable technical skills but also has a natural ability to connect with his clients, especially young children. His easy-going nature, prompt responses, and genuine care for our family made the entire experience enjoyable and stress-free. We wholeheartedly recommend Manu to anyone seeking a talented photographer who can effortlessly capture the true essence of their family.
I had an amazing photo-shoot with kimono girls in Kyoto, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of autumn leaves! One of the girls has been part of my photo-shoots multiple times with her family and friends, and it brought me immense joy to reunite with her this season.
In search of the perfect autumn backdrop in Kyoto, I scouted a less crowded yet stunning location. We chose a temple near the Gion area, adorned with vibrant autumn leaves. While it was a bit distant from the station, the advantage was the serene atmosphere with fewer tourists, creating an ideal setting for our photo session.
The girls were delighted with the location, and we had a fantastic time capturing many beautiful shots. Our exploration extended beyond the temple; other spots in Kyoto also proved to be excellent for photography, with Kodaiji Temple standing out, especially when illuminated at night during the autumn leaves season. The enchanting lights created a magical ambiance, providing numerous opportunities for stunning photos.
The entire day of the photo shoot was nothing short of awesome, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them! I appreciate your continuous support and look forward to our next session. Until then, take care!
Had a wonderful photoshoot in Kyoto with an incredibly nice family. We strategically chose the early morning to capture beautiful shots near Yasaka Pagoda in the Gion area, avoiding the crowds. The autumn leaves season enhanced the charm of Maruyama Park, where we got some stunning photos. Transitioning to the Arashiyama area by train, I captured the kids’ playful moments on the platform and even inside the train. Their natural expressions made for some delightful shots. During our time in Arashiyama, I was deeply moved when the father kindly assisted an elderly man. Despite the language barrier, his politeness and natural kindness shone through. It was a very very kind and nice thing and someone would think it is normal though I think it would be hard to help local people when I travel to other countries. I appreciate your kindness and hope to see you again!
Had a wonderful photoshoot amidst the autumn leaves in Tokyo. My client was a former student from my high school teaching days in Osaka, which was around 10 years ago. She’s now married with a baby, living in Tokyo. It was such a joy when she reached out and booked my services.
In early December, we met at Shinjukugyoen park, where yellow autumn leaves created a beautiful backdrop. When we saw each other, there were shouts of joy; it had been quite some time. We caught up on life, reminisced about our high school days, and shared stories about her baby. She looked genuinely happy, and her husband was a nice guy, making me really happy too.
The photoshoot turned out fantastic! Capturing their natural moments against the autumn scenery was a delight. The baby was wide awake, didn’t cry, and was absolutely adorable. It was a genuinely happy session, and the memories linger. Thank you so much; seeing you again was a pleasure! Looking forward to the next time!
I had an incredible surprise proposal photoshoot at night in Osaka Castle Park! This was my first experience capturing moments in the park at night, and I meticulously checked the lighting and angles beforehand. Anticipating the proposal, I waited at the designated spot, posing as a tourist. Nervous excitement overcame me as I spotted them. After coordinating with them, he seized the perfect moment and proposed. Her surprised “YES!” echoed, followed by jubilant celebrations from her family. The atmosphere was warm, friendly, and filled with happiness throughout the shoot. We snapped some wonderful shots with the castle as a backdrop and later moved to a nearby building, exploring various photo opportunities. The joyous family appreciated the diverse range of photos, making me equally happy. This night was truly special, and I’m grateful for the chance to capture these precious moments. Thank you for choosing my photography service! Looking forward to the next session!