I am a fun loving, driven, easy-going & reliable freelance photographer based in Tokyo. I used to work for a small stock-photography company as a photographer and retoucher. In 2013 I moved to Berlin. After coming back to Tokyo in 2014 I started my current job. I'm doing wedding photo shoots, traditional events for Japanese families and so on. I love to capture not only objects, but also stories, motion, sounds, atmosphere, wind, light and life. Every moment in life to me is special.
- Before becoming a photographer, I used to work as a designer of Christmas trees & decorations for department stores, restaurants and hotels. My current second job is discovering and importing good picture books from all over the world. I love doing anything creative!
- I love to listen to good music while drinking a warm cup of coffee.
- I used to play a guitar in a band. I used to live and breathe rock!
Favourite Place to Shoot in Tokyo
Shinjuku-gyoen, Harajuku, Meiji-jingu, Kichijoji, Kagurazaka, Kamakura
Japanese, English & German at an intermediate level
Pricing starts at $250 for a 30-minute vacation shoot
Customer Love for Izumi
"We have nothing but praises for our photographer Izumi. She did her homework beforehand, sent us photos of the spots she liked a few days before the shoot, and even marked these spots on a map. She made our first Flytographer experience really comfortable - it's like we became friends immediately!" - Janice
"Izumi was great about communicating prior to our shoot, she was on time and took a ton of photographs and we really liked the location she helped us pick. She was friendly and very helpful with advice of places to go and things to see in Tokyo." - Nicole
"Izumi listened to what we wanted and gave great suggestions on places where to shoot and what outfits would go with each location since we had more than one location booked. Overall, I had a great experience!" - Elsa
"I loved the experience. Izumi helped me find the perfect place for my proposal. The pictures are all so beautiful!" - Sam
"Izumi was wonderful and so easy to work with. She did an amazing job with our photos and making our family comfortable!" - Amanda
"We had our engagement photos taken on our trip to Tokyo last year and we absolutely loved the photos Izumi captured for us. This year, we were blessed to be able to return to Tokyo again for our honeymoon so we knew that we just had to have Izumi once again, to capture our honeymoon memories! Izumi is amazing as always - she was concerned that our original shoot date was going to be affected by less than ideal weather, so she suggested we moved up by a day and we are so glad we did that because the beautiful weather on that day made all the difference. It did rain on our original shoot date so all thanks to Izumi for diligently checking up on the weather forecast!" - Janice
"Izumi was amazing! She was fun to work with and was very nice. I used to think that photos couldn't capture everything, but when I saw the photos that Izumi took for me, it looked magical. The way she found the right angles and backgrounds was amazing! I highly recommend her." - Jessica
"Izumi was great, she was super friendly and picked the best spot for our shoot." - Lauren
"Izumi was incredibly talented and made the shoot comfortable." - Dale