Frequently Asked Questions
1. What it your turn around time?
For regular sessions you can expect your online gallery to be sent in 5 business days. If the session takes place during cherry blossom or fall foliage season, please allow up to 2 weeks. Thank you for your understanding.
2. How can I book a date?
I’m glad you decide to book a session with me. First, fill out the contact form. Then, I’ll be in contact with you to go over details such as location, dates, times. After we agree on a date, we continue to sign the contract and deposit to secure your session. Finally, you’ll get a confirmation of your booking and we just wait for our session.
3. How long have you been shooting?
I have been shooting portraits since 2018.
4. Do you share the RAW files?
No, I don’t share any RAW files as they are not my final product. You’ll receive the best shots all edited according to my creative style.
5. What happens if it rains?
Just have in mind different weather gives different emotions to the images. Knowing this, we can move forward if the rain allow us. There is a possibility to reschedule when there is a thunder storm or typhoon.
6. What are your accepted payments?
I currently accept bank transfers, PayPal, Stripe (credit card) and cash. For online payments please note that there’s an extra fee.
For the two locations, how far from each other?
When choosing two locations for your session, please consider the time between locations as part of the session time. Sometimes walking from a near spot to another it’s a great idea to capture “in between” moments. Also, if the second location can be reach by taxi or train please consider covering this expense as well. I can always give recommendations based on your likes and my experience. You can add a 30 min break for ¥3,000 for these sessions.
Can you photoshop me?
For the regular sessions all editing is done to enhance the images following my creative style as shown in my portfolio. No alterations such as changing a person’s body & skin it’s included. For headshots skin retouching it’s included.
Can you shoot outside of Tokyo (Kanto)?
Yes, I can do that. Please choose the 120 min session plus travel expenses. Every case it’s unique, please send me a message and we can discuss it.
For example I can do a photo session around Kawaguchiko, Hakone, Kyoto, etc please fill out the form and I can send you an estimate.
Can I purchase extra images?
Of course you can, if you’ll like to get more photos (out from the ones already in you chosen package) you can by adding ¥1.100 per image. For professional headshots please add ¥2.900. Also, you can order prints directly from your gallery.
What if the location has an entrance fee?
Please considering covering the entrance fee for your party and the photographer.
How many people can be in my session?
The investment fee is based on a party of five. For sessions over this number please expect and additional fee.
For events, please send your details for a personalized quote.