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Meet Masa in Kiso Valley

Available in Kyoto and Nagano, JAPAN. 12+ years of professional experiences. Dad of 2 children. I love to work with couples / families with kids. Hi, I'm a professional photographer based in Nagano and Kyoto, Japan. I learned photography at a college in London, UK, and I've been working as a professional for more than 12 years. My photography style is all about naturally documenting unique moments, and the real reactions of my clients. With no set routines or awkward poses, I aim to produce truly unique photos. You won't hear me asking you to say cheese or tell your kids to keep still. I encourage you to relax as usual and enjoy the photo session, resulting in genuine and authentic photos.

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    Languages Spoken: English, Japanese
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    Favourite Place to Shoot: Higashiyama District, and Philosopher's Path

Three Things

  1. I love outdoor activities such as travel, camping, and snowboarding. Among these, my favorite is traveling, and I have been to more than 80 countries so far. I really enjoy meeting new people and discovering new places. And as a father of two, parenting brings me immense joy in my daily life.
  2. Of course, it's my camera that's always by my side. Even on my days off, I carry it with me and snap photos whenever a great moment presents itself. Photography is an inseparable part of my life, and I always enjoy it with passion.
  3. After years as a mechanical engineer, my passion for photography led me to switch careers in 2012. I loved taking photos so much and I wanted to interact with people rather than sitting in front of my computer. And actually I'm kind of teaching Japanese language on YouTube / Podcast with my wife.

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Pricing starts at $385 USD for a 60-minute vacation shoot

Masa is also available for booking in Kyoto for an additional travel fee of $70 USD. Please see our Kyoto page for more info.


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