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Tia Haygood,, Photographer in Japan

Is it safe to book a photo session during COVID-19 Pandemic?

A few clients have asked me if it was possible (and safe) to book a photo session with me. It’s been over a week of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s State of Emergency and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s stern messaging on flattening the curve, and there is a growing responsibility to stay smart and stay safe by reducing non-essential activities and remaining home. Nonetheless, i’s been a silver lining for many of us working on a […]

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Personal Branding Sessions with TOPTIA

Building a brand can be a daunting task for many current entrepreneurs, startups or bloggers. The idea of answering difficut questions such as “what is my brand,” “what is my product,” “who is my audience” can take a toll on someone who is looking to start from fresh or simply re-brand themselves or their business all together. Cue in the personal branding photographer! Many of you are working or have worked with a web designer […]

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Join us for our 2nd Ladies Weekend Photo Retreat April 6th and 7th!

[simpay id=”1107″] Japan is one of the most photogenic countries in the world, from its world heritage cuisine to their landmarks, professional and casual photographers have showcased some amazing works of art. Have you ever looked at your smartphone camera and DSLR camera and wondered, how can I take better photos? TopTia Photography is once again partnering with Transformations with Jayne Nakata for our second photo retreat! Six to eight ladies can come together with […]

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Capture Kyoto Retreat: Photography Workshop, September 2017

Join Tia Haygood of TopTia Photography and Jayne Nakata of the blog, Gaijin Housewife for a 3-day 2-night adventure in Kyoto where other working ladies can take in the sights, exchange life-changing stories and ideas and learn how to capture each moment for your own social media channels. When: September 29th – October 1st, 2017 Where:  Kyoto Our Purpose: Invite amazing women who not only want to network with other women but also to visit Kyoto’s most […]

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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 for me. The first time I encountered an unsure client, […]

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