The beginning of March, Early blooming Cherry blossoms full bloomed at few spots in Japan. My friend told me great place to take photos with this Cherry blossoms in Kyoto. This place is 15 min walk from Keihan Yodo station and so many Cherry blossoms were blooming along a river, So I decided to hold surprised proposal photoshooting here.
A guy wanted to get his proposal photos in Kyoto and we talked where the best place. I told him about Cherry blossoms in Kyoto and sent some photos of this place. He liked and wanted to give a flower bouquet to his girlfriend when he propose. I ordered flower bouquet and brought for proposal phtooshooting on that day.
Our plan is that I ask them like ‘I am looking for free model and would like to take your photos with Cherry blossoms’ and take some shots and then he propose her many Cherry blossoms on back ground. They were already there when I arrived and found them and asked. I was worrying his girlfriend accept or not but she was fine to be taken photos. We talked about traveling in Japan and took some shots. Some Japanese people hung out this are and saw Cherry blossoms and I was looking for good place for surprise proposal. I found a nice nobody spot and made her turn around and I took her photos. He took flower bouquet out from my big back pack and went down on his knee to propose with the bouquet. She turned around and saw him and surprised and laughed so much. He gave the bouquet and showed a RING. She looked very surprised and happy and said YES! They hugged and it was very happy moment. I captured many nice moments and took some shots with Cherry blossoms after proposal. I was so happy to take their photos and help his proposal. I hope they come to Japan in other season and took my photoshooting tour then. Thank you and see you again!!!
The end of February, I have held surprised proposal photoshooting at Daigoji temple in Kyoto. A guys want to make his partner surprise and we have discussed where and when the best many time. I usually take surprise proposal photos in Gion area or Bamboo forest in Arashiyama but he checked World heritage of Kyoto and preferred to do in temple. Actually I have never been to Daigoji temple because it is not in main area and not easy to go from main station such as Kyoto station or Gion Shijyo station. I checked how the temple like on the web and thought really nice for surprised proposal because it is very big temple and has a tower, some small and big buildings. I thought there are not many tourists because it is a way from the city and only local people may come here. We decided this temple and meeting time.
That big day, I was a head to Daigoji temple early morning and wait for them around entrance but the big festival was held on that day and a lot of local people visited this temple. I checked where the best spot without people before they come and found good place where I can take photos with traditional buildings. I was waiting and pretending a tourist for them around proposal spot. I kept contacting him where they are and when they come but it was long time to see them. I could see them and he took her to proposal spots. I was very nervous and checking when he propose and taking photos of building. He looked very nervous and started his proposal. She was very surprised and happy, I was closer them and capture the moments. They looked very happy and he introduced me to her as a photographer. She didn’t notice about proposal and photoshooting, This surprised proposal massive succeed. After that, I took some romantic photos at Daigoji temple. They loved their photos and I was so happy to capture the moments. Surprise proposal photoshooting always makes everybody happy. Thank you for taking my photoshooting!!!
Tourists come to Osaka are getting less now because of virus however it is easy to sightseeing in Japan. Dotonbori area is super crowded every time, but we don’t need to wait for restaurants, easy to take photos and walk. Kyoto and other popular cities are same as Osaka now. I hope it is getting better and many tourists come to Japan again.
During that time, Many tourists joined my night photoshooting tour and got a lot of great shots around Dotonbori and Namba area. There are really less people than usual and very easy to take photos around Glico sign and Dotonbori area. I took some photo spots in America mura area. This area is not very touristy area and where local young people hang out, So it was same as usual. Haha
Dotonbori and Namba area are much less people and nice to take photos every spots. My guests liked Osaka night views and neons and my photos. Every tours were nice time and I was very happy to see many people in the world. I hope a lot of people come to Japan in March and April to see cherry blossoms and virus will disappear in the world. Thank you!!
After a few days, We have taken wedding photos in Arahsiyama, Kyoto. I met them early morning and almost nobody around Arashiyama station and was cold but sky was very beautiful and clouds made blue sky more beautiful. I tried to take their walking photos along the Katsura rive. The makeup artist and stylist are their friends, So I took some individual shots and couple shots as well. Across Togetsu bridge, we went to Kimono forest and enjoy taking photos. They liked this place and I got some great shots here. Of course we have been to Arashiyama bamboo grove they wanted to visit the most. This place is always very beautiful and awesome spot for photoshooting in Japan. I usually take my guests to less people bamboo grove but they wanted to go main bamboo street, So we visited there too. There are many people and it was impossible to take photos nobody on background but also beautiful place to see bamboos and feel Japanese atmosphere. I was very glad they like the photos and It was great time with them for 2 days. I hope we can see again in philippine or Japan!:)
Cherry blossoms are going to bloom in March. All cherry blossoms have buds and it tells us that spring is coming. A kind of cherry blossoms are blooming already in some places of Japan. I am going to take photos there this weekend. I will tell you guys how cherry blossoms bloom and show some photos!:)
A nice couple came to Osaka castle park for wedding photoshooting with their stylist and makeup artist. They brought gorgeous dresses and suits and we got many special wedding photos at Osaka castle park. Of course it was first time to see them but we got closer easily in this photoshooting. I had some ideas and they had too, So we made and tried many ideas and styles. Osaka castle park is very big and has many good photo spots. I took photos with greens, flowers, the castle and on stairs and street of the park with different clothes. They changed their clothes three times and every styles were so nice for photos and we got some romantic shots, others are cool and happy.
They liked my photo style like angle and posing and I was very happy because they looked very happy when I showed them the photos after taking. It was about 4 hours photoshooting but I was not tired because the photo session with them was very comfortable and fun time. The end of photoshooting, they gave me a coffee at Starbucks in the park and had relaxing time together. And we met in Kyoto again next day. I will write about this on next blog!!:)
I have held surprised proposal photoshooting in a long time the end of the year. I have messaged with a guy about how to proposal, where the best places and something. We decided to do in Bamboo forest in Arashiyama Kyoto and how to meet. I suggest him that I ask them ‘I am looking for couple model?’ in station and we tried to this way.
On that day, I was very nervous when I was waiting for them at the station because his girl friend accept my question or not. They came meeting point on time and I asked them about photo model. She said OK and I and he were relieved. I took them to Kimono forest and took some photos there. I tried to make him relax before proposal while I took their photos and she was enjoying very much. And then, We walked to Bamboo forest and check the best point of bamboo forest. I wanted to take photos nobody on background. Some tourists were there when we got but we could find nice point, So I sent a sign to him. He went behind her and showed a ring. She was very very surprised and crying and said YES!! I captured the moments while they hugged and kissed. He put out ipad and showed her a movie that many message from her friends. It was amazing video and she looked was moved so much. It was very happy time and I was so glad to capture the moment. We still had time and visited river side and took some photos the end of this tour. I was so happy to help them to make awesome memories. Hope see them again!!!:)
I have some tour in 2019 to write here and I will make a blog about the photoshoot tour in Nara the end of December. A couple took my photoshooting tour and we held in Nara. It was not cold and good weather. Autumn leaves season has gone already but we were able to find a tree has some leaves. I took some photos with the tree in Nara park with deers. They enjoyed feeding deers and it looked like deers were their pets. Hahaha. they have just made proposal, So I took some ring photos and lovely photos with the ring. Also with flower bouquet they brought too.
Nara deer park is very good place for taking photos and not only that, We found nice photo spots and took a lot of many good photos. I gave them some ideas and they did all of them. We had a lot of fun and got many good photos!! There are not Autumn leaves anymore now but Cherry blossoms season is coming soon. Nara deer park and Wakakusa mountain have many Cherry blossoms tree and the best spots to take Engagement photo, surprised proposal, Family photo and couple photo, and of course solo travelers as well. I would like to help you to make memories with Cherry blossoms in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara in March and April. Please contact me feel free if you are interested in my photoshooting tour!!
A couple booked my tour and they wanted to be taken photos in the city. So we met at Shinsaibashi and took them to Horie area. Horie area is popular places for shopping in local Osaka people for long time and getting popular for tourists now. It has many street fashion stores such as Supreme, APE and something. I am Sorry I don’t know about street fashion well. Anyway many tourists go this area for shopping. Horie area is not only shopping, has some arts which are good for Photoshooting. So I took some photos with wall arts in this area. We visited Horie park too. Autumn leaves have fallen already but we were able to see some and took photos with them. They looked have fun with playground equipment and there are no kids because it was cold and early morning.
After Horie area, we walked along river. I found a new photo spot along Dotonbori river and it has not been known well. Some artists made wall arts and they look very nice and Japanesy. They liked this places and we gave some ideas each other to take photos with wall arts. It was very fun and I got some great photos at this spot. I took them to Hozenji temple and Yokocho and have taken many photos in Horie and Namba area. It was great time and I hope see them again!! Thank you for taking my photoshooting tour!!
I wrote the tour in Kyoto last time and will tell you the tour in Nara now. The couple took my tour in Nara again and I was so excited to see them again. Lest time They wore kimono but casual wear this time. It was quite cold in Nara and casual wear was good for Nara machi (traditional townscapes) and Nara park. It was first time to come to Nara for them and they were very excited when they found deers. I captured many moments that she played with deers and her husband also like to take photos. So she was like a model had two photographers. We visited in Nara park afternoon. Deers are very hungry every morning but more calmed down afternoon because tourists fed them a lot in the morning. So it was easier to take photos with some deers. She walked with a deer like her pet and it looked very interesting because some deers can’t walk with people. Autumn leaves have fallen already but some trees looked still beautiful. I took photos with leaves in the tree and on the ground. They were very warm and happy couple and I was so happy to see them and felt like a part of their family. After the tour, she sent me some photos which they took my photos. The photos are very nice and I was glad to get them. I hope see them again in other city in Japan or Singapore!! Thank you so much for taking my tour twice!! See you again!!!:)
A couple booked my photoshooting tour in Arashiyama Kyoto. They wanted to wear Japanese kimono, So I told them some kimono rental shop near from Arashiyama station I recommended. I met them at the shop and they wore special authentic kimono. Kimono is so many patterns and colors. Their kimono were high quality one and looked very very gorgeous!! It was suit of them and good for Japanese sceneries. We have visited in Bamboo grove and Seiryoji temple. There are many people in Bamboo forest but not so many people when we visited. It was easy to take pictures and they liked the photos which bamboo forest on background. They like to take photos as well and they took my photos when I was taking photos. I received the photos from them and it’s amazing!! They are nice models and good photographers as well. We had very nice time and got many beautiful pictures. I was very happy they liked photos and they decided to take my tour again in Nara. I met them in Nara after a few days and held the tour in Nara with deers. I will write about that next time. Anyway they are super nice couple and I was feeling like a part of their family. Thank you so much!!!
A couple joined my tour for Pre-wedding photoshooting and their friends have taken my tour before and they knew about the tour from that friends. I was very glad to see them and be introduced. Unfortunately, It was going to rain on photoshooting day. We hoped just cloudy but it was raining when we met. We tried to take pictures in America-mura area when the rain stopped and were able to get some good pictures their. In Dotonbori area and Hozenji temple, I took their photos with Glico sign and many lanterns. The photos are amazing! But it was raining during the tour and we had a plan to go to Osaka castle park after Namba, but we decided to change date to go there. Because it was strong rain and we weren’t able to hold the tour anymore.
2 days later, We restarted the tour in Osaka castle park. It was not rain and great day!! I thought it was good idea to change date. Trees were very beautiful after rain and I was able to take many pictures in Osaka castle park. They were very cheerful and happy couple, Especially the guy was very very funny and he made her smile and laugh whenever I took pictures. Thanks to that, I got many natural smile and happy photos. They liked the pictures and it was very nice memories for me as well. They made me want to go to Philippine to see them and their friends who joined my tour before. both couple are super nice couple and I am looking forward to seeing them in the future!! Thank you so much for taking the Photoshoot tour! See you again!!:)
Hi!! It is autumn season in Japan and it is snowing in Sapporo, Hokkaido already. I like winter and cold weather, So I am getting excited!:) The beginning of Autumn, a couple joined my photoshooting tour in Kyoto. It was 4 hours tour and we were able to visit two area, Gion area and Arashiyama area. It was very fun and these area are the most popular places in Kyoto for tourists.
We started the tour at 8:30am. It was very nice to start early morning because almost nobody even in popular places of Gion area such as Gion shirakawa, Konpira shrine and around Yasaka tower. It is so crowded every time When I hold the tour but It was much less people early morning. Thanks to that, We were able to take many pictures easily! I explained about Japanese culture, Shrine and temple has many colorful balls. They were very interested in these things and asked me many questions about Japan and I was very glad to answer them. At Maruyama park in Gion area, Some trees are changing color from green to yellow, orange and red. They were telling us that Autumn is coming soon. We will be able to see beautiful Japanese maple leaves in Kyoto and Osaka. I am looking forward to taking pictures with them.
We moved to Arashiyama area after Gion area. It was very nice weather and some trees were changing color this place more. Arashiyama bamboo grove is very nice photo spot but it’s very crowded whenever I take pictures. So I took them to smaller and less people bamboo forest. It much easier to take pictures than main one. We are almost same age and talked about many things especially the guy and I are playing Pokemon Go and we traded Pokemon! Hahaha It was so fun! They were super friendly and I was so happy to made a new friends!:) I am looking forward to seeing them again in Japan!! Thank you!!