I am passionate about capturing the true beauty in each person. Since I was little, I have believed that everyone is beautiful. I specialize in family portraits, maternity and weddings here in Hawaii. I have also lived in Japan and NYC, where I mostly concentrated on fashion and editorial. My work has been published in many magazines in Asia and Europe.
- I wanted to be a photographer since I was 6, but I also wanted to be a ballerina. I realized around age 21 that I have more gift for photography than dance.
- I couldn't live without a good sleep. I sleep very well - and each morning makes me happy!
- Some of my friends said I have a power to relax others, but not to the point of getting bored with me(I hope!). Oh, also many of my friends say I am an alien. I don't really know why....
Favourite Place to Shoot in New York City
Central Park, DUMBO, and Meatpacking District
English & Japanese
***Please note: Kazumi will only be available for shoots in New York City from May 10 - May 29, 2019. For the remainder of the year she will be available for shoots in Kauai, HI.
Pricing starts at $250 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot
Customer Love for Kazumi
"Kazumi was so friendly and personable! We had so much fun during our shoot even though it started raining and we were thrilled with how beautiful our photos turned out! " - Hanna
"Kazumi was so easy to work with. She got some great shots of our family - even with little ones! We loved our experience. " - Christina
"Kazumi was a joy to work with! She suggested the perfect location with a variety of different scenes. She made it very easy to be in front of the camera! " - Danielle
"Kazumi was extremely easy and fun to work with! We never once felt rushed even though she captured so many unique shots (both close ups and landscapes). It is clear that Kazumi has a great passion for photography and she is amazing at it! We wish her continued success and cannot wait to work with her again, hopefully in another part of the world!" - Avneet
"Kazumi was great to work with. She was prompt, professional, and went out of her way to accommodate us. Most importantly, she is a talented photographer! Our photos came out beautifully. We would definitely recommend her." - Stephanie
"Kazumi was so personable and fun to work with. She made us feel at ease and relaxed. Great photos, too!" - Sandra
"Kazumi was so easy to work with - she took my preferences into mind and provided just enough direction at the shoot to capture some truly remarkable shots! She captured the light and beauty of Kauai in every photo. I am beyond thrilled with the outcome! These photos were the perfect souvenir of our family vacation and will be treasured for years to come!" - Shana
"Kauai was an amazing family trip and I’m so happy Kazumi was able to capture all our fun on the beach!" - Meegan
"Amazing! Kazumi made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera!" - Taylor
"Kazumi is a very skilled photographer and a sincere joy to work with." - Stephanie
"Kazumi was wonderful! She was nice, professional and creative. It was a very natural process and we loved the finished product. We will cherish these photos and trip for a lifetime!" - Jennifer
"Kazumi was simply amazing, both as a photographer and person! Would love to work with her again." - Dawn
"Kazumi was AMAZING! So sweet and kind and also very talented! We had so much fun at our shoot, she really made us feel relaxed which made for great photos!" - Natalie
"Kazumi was the best! She knew the location and lighting well, plus was able to manage the craziness of 19 family members with kids ranging from 18 years old to 6 months old." - Nicole
"Kazumi was wonderful and the photos are great!" - Brenda
"Kazumi was sweet, easy-going, and fun to work with. It's hard to capture photos of 2 toddlers (especially with a 5 hour time zone difference), but she made it work." - MyChau
"It was a joy to work with Kazumi, who captured our family's spirit well in photos. Several family members had never done a photo shoot, and commented afterward that it was a lot of fun. We all love the photos." - Shannon
"Kazumi was fantastic to work with, very personable, good at providing directions, and our photos were delivered so quickly ... we had them before we even left the island." - Jennifer
"Our family photos are so amazing thanks to Kazumi. She was so responsive and easy to work with and had great energy." - Eileen
"Working with Kazumi was so fun! She helped give us direction for the photos, which turned out to be gorgeous! She was so easy to talk to, and she gave us dinner recommendations which were delicious, and offered to give us other local recommendations while on our trip. Thank you for making our photoshoot a happy memory from our honeymoon." - Kristin
"Kazumi was patient, friendly, creative, encouraging and professional." - Julee
"Kazumi is great! We had such a good time, the place she recommended was perfect and we love the photos! She captured our happiness and love for each other exactly the way we wanted." - Ady
"Kazumi was such a pleasure to work with! She was friendly, immediately put me at ease, listened to what I was looking for and took beautiful pictures! She made the experience fun, engaging, easy and enjoyable." - Jana
"Kazumi was amazing! The photos she took came out absolutely beautiful and I know that it is something my husband and I will cherish looking back on our honeymoon! She had great ideas for various shots and made us feel like the only people at the beach (even for a crowded Saturday). Would highly recommend her, she is so sweet and has lots of suggestions for things to do in the area." - Shannon