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Getting into Japan’s Modeling Industry

Coming to Japan with the intent of becoming a model is a tempting journey. Especially for those who have done some previous modeling in their home countries. Being a bit of an outsider in terms of looks is absolutely an advantage. But what do you do?  Here are 5 tips for those interested in modeling in Japan 1. Do Your Research As with anything new, it would be best to understand the market. Modeling in […]

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Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Today we bring Black Breastfeeding Awareness week to a close. Thank you so much to Ritarsha Farqan and her amazing collection of black mothers who bonded over their stories of some hardships and benefits they experienced breastfeeding (and currently breastfeeding) their children. While in Japan photography has taken me on many journeys these few years. Some journeys are fun and full of laughter others can be hard and difficult to watch. Seeing 8 mothers laugh, […]

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Having a Winning Business Portrait for LinkedIn

Take a look at your LinkedIn profile photo. What message are you hoping to send to your audience? These audience members aren’t just your friends and family, these are potential clients, collaborators, vendors, etc. Pretty important people who will have to interact with you or interact with someone else on YOUR behalf. I don’t know about you, but in this virtual world where we’re most likely seeing each other from the chest up, I’d like […]

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Our Memorable Moments of 2021

It’s been another year of living with our new norm. Many of us are still continuing to find our footing in a prolonged pandemic however, as we find our new selves and purpose, TOPTIA was able to encounter some very memorable stories along the way. Here are some of the memories, I will continue to carry with me into the new year. TOPTIA’s Memorable 2021 Moments

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TOPTIA’s Bi-annual Family Sessions Bookings for Autumn!

As we all look forward to getting past the rainy, hot, and muggy season, many of us are welcoming the cooler weather with open arms. Autumn is coming soon and now is the perfect time to book your family sessions. Finishing off the year with special prints, photo collections, or even holiday cards can close this 2021 year on a nicer note. Why are Family Sessions Bi-annual? Throughout the year TOPTIA Photography largely specializes in […]

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