Steph V Tokyo Portrait Photographer self portrait

Hi! I’m happy to see you here.


I’m Stephanie. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, so Spanish it’s my first language. I’m a Tokyo portrait & lifestyle photographer, but my home is in the neighboring city of Yokohama.

I fell in love with photography when I moved to Japan in 2016. Now, feeling more and more connected with sharing stories through photography.

About my photography style, I’m always searching for these three elements light, composition, and connection.

Also, always seek to tell the story along with the season and location.

I find my inspiration in natural light, the elements within the location, and the connection between couples and families.

Some have shared that the images bring notes of nostalgia, happiness, and honesty.

Here I live with my lovely husband and my equally sweet cat.

From here, I’ve been lucky enough to be hired by lovely clients in Kamakura, Kobe, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Sendai.

So, what do you say? I know unique spots in Tokyo ideal for a photoshoot.


“My husband and I did maternity photoshoot with Stephanie at 35 weeks of pregnancy. Steph is such a lovely and nice person! The photoshoot was so smooth, easy and natural! I thought I would get really tired but I actually felt super energized! She was so patient and attentive! Also really cool, real pro! My husband felt super relaxed which is rare! He usually doesn’t feel comfortable when being caught on camera, but this time he actually enjoyed the whole process. I love the photos! Thank you for the great memories and amazing photos! I am sure baby girl will also love them when I show her ^^”

I needed some updated pictures to support my business, so I asked around for a good photographer in the Tokyo area. I am so glad I heard bout Steph! After scheduling our appointment, she gave me good instructions on what to where, and where to meet for our session.
On the day we met, I was worried since it was raining. However, Steph was prepared for this. She made me feel relaxed and we had a great session.
I was shocked when I saw how great the pictures turned out! She really knows what she is doing!
If you are looking for great portraits, I highly recommend Steph V!

Steph took family photos for us for a second year in a row and we had a great experience both times. She was so accommodating of our plans and schedule and gave us lots of good ideas on good locations. It isn’t easy taking photos with kids and Steph does a great job with that. Thank you, Steph 🙂