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TOPTIA Photography 2023 – A Year in Review

If I could describe this year in one word, it would be “ambitious.” Thank you so much to everyone who trusted us in creating wonderful moments with you. Capturing your triumphs and milestones in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident is why we do what we do. Cheers to doing it all again in 2024!

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A Furisode and its Significance to Seijin no Hi

Did you know that a furisode is a type of traditional Japanese kimono that is known for its long sleeves? Just like the other kinds of kimonos such as a yukata, a tomesode, or a shiromuku, the furisode has a specific purpose for the young ladies who wear them. Here are several points that distinguish a furisode from other kimonos: Rite of Passage Firstly, a young woman such as a daughter or a granddaughter might […]

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Picture-Perfect Style: What to Wear for Your Autumn Family Photo Session

Heeeeeeey there fam! Fall is here and NO that does not mean buckets of pumpkin-spice lattes. It’s the perfect time for a family photo session. The vibrant leaves, decorative sweaters, and warm sun create a picture-perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments with your loved ones. But what to wear? Fret not! We’ve gotcha covered with some fabulous fall fashion tips that will help you look your best and make your holiday photos truly memorable. […]

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Help! I’m worried my child will ruin the photo session!

It’s almost autumn portrait session season! To be honest, autumn photo sessions are one of my favorite types of family & couples portrait sessions! The season is pretty lengthy compared to shorter spring and summer flower seasons and the temperature is just right! I get quite a few inquires from parents hoping to have a session with their family for their holiday and new year nengajo cards. We’ll all sit together talking about where we’d […]

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For Dancers: Guide to Building a Portfolio

Whether you’re a ballet, hip hop contemporary dancer, or any dancer looking to showcase your artistic athleticism, getting yourself out there to dance ensembles or tropes is imperative in growing your career. This post is here to help dancers create a list of the different types of images needed to get ahead. Naturally, having videos and copies of playbills of past and present choreographies will help directors make their selection but also having still images […]

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