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 […]
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 […]
Shichi-go-san, Autumn & COVID
2020 was my fourth year shooting Shichi-go-san sessions with seven, five and three year-old children and their families. Japanese, international or bi-cultural children present themselves in kimonos to their local priests at a Japanese shrine. There, families watch as the priest blesses each child as they progress to the next stage of a long and healthy life. What struck me about 2020 was how diligent […]
Black Lives Matter March in Shibuya, Tokyo
It was four years ago when I was at this very park covering the Black Lives Matter march organized by the African Americans Youth Travel Program. On August 6, 2016, the march’s adversary was 37 degree heat and humidity. On June 14, 2020, the list of adversaries ranged from rainy weather, to fears of becoming infected with the coronavirus, to a potentially formidable group of […]
TOPTIA Photography Product Portfolio
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