Tia Haygood is an English & Japanese-speaking photographer living in Tokyo, Japan. She enjoys photographing the urban characteristics of Tokyo and travels around Japan, tasting its many unique local foods. Tia received her first camera at the age of 13 and gradually became familiar with photography afterward. She has also attended classes through the New York Institute of Photography to further her skills.

She is very active in the international community and is currently a member of several Tokyo-based organizations such as FEW Japan, the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and Jarman International K.K. She has provided photography services to some of these organizations as well as others throughout Japan.

Her goal is to help businesses enhance their brand visually with excellent imagery. Japanese and international clients can utilize her skills in:

Headshot Photography

Portrait Photography

Event Photography

Family & Couples Photography


TOPTIA has been requested by Japanese and international businesses such as:

Western Digital

Dale Carnegie Training Japan

Sasuga! Communications K.K.

Temple University

The European Commission

For Empowering Women (FEW) Japan

Jarman International K.K.

The International Academic Forum

Run for the Cure Foundation

Phoenix House International School


Tokyo Legal Hackers

Chambers and Partners

Withers Worldwide



Professional Photographers of America, Member

PPA Certified Professional Photographer


Her purpose is to help you succeed! Book a photo session via the “Contact Me” page and follow her on her Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages!



My personal work has always driven me to explore Japan on a micro-level. Focusing on the lesser-known aspects of Japan or even the non-typical looks of Japan have transformed my own relationship with Japan. I, too, was amazed by the historic richness juxtaposed with the futuristic moods of Tokyo and Osaka. But I wish to learn more and show more. Using my sense of storytelling I hope to showcase Japan’s hidden stories on a wider scale.

Using a typological approach to my work, I enjoy setting my subjects in a homogenous setting while allowing themselves to be seen unapologetically as they are. This is a similar approach I enjoy with many of my corporate and business headshots. Homogenous, clean, minimalistic yet unique.

I forward to speaking to you as a future photographer for your business needs or even as a collaborator.



Address: 〒164-0012 Tokyo, Nakano City, Honcho, 5 Chome−13−6 Shatore Nakano-Shimbashi B1


TopTia – Professional English-Speaking Event & Portrait Photographer in Tokyo

Clients Whose Branding Power I’ve Enhanced With Great Photos

Mom In Balance
Temple University
Designed by Henna
Top of the Class
Vintage Kimonos
Dale Carnegie Training
Few Japan
English Adventure

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Certified Professional Photographer