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Welcome to TopTia Photography!

Creating a Visual Catalyst for Artists and Businesses to Enhance Their Branding Power in Japan and Beyond   I’m Tia Haygood, a bilingual photographer living and working in Tokyo where I love photographing the urban characteristics of the city plus traveling around rural Japan tasting its many unique local foods. My professional goal is to help artists and businesses enhance their branding power with great photography, especially in […]

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Watch your Back(ground)!

A photo mentor once told me the background of the photo was MORE important than the subject itself. At the time, I thought he seemed a bit extreme, but a trip to Nagoya got me to thinking how right he might have been. — I had the pleasure of going to Nagoya the other week for a cosplay photo session. There were eight Japanese cosplayers […]

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Book a Cherry Blossom Season Family Portrait Session with TopTia!

Cherry Blossom session is coming! TopTia Photography is now taking reservations for a one to two hour family photo sessions under the cherry blossoms! Here are the types of photo session offered by TopTia Photography: One-Hour Photo Session (15 photos) :15,000 (plus tax) Two-hour Photo Session  (25 photos): 25,000 (plus tax) Our photo session ideally will be held in public parks and areas throughout the Tokyo […]

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Photographing a Shy, Confident, or Impartial Client

One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients at the beginning of a photo shoot is: “What ideas do you have for the shoot?” or “How will you photograph me?” I won’t lie, during the first few months of TopTia, those questions shocked me. I was going to ask the same exact thing! Including my client’s ideas has always been a top priority […]

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