Kyoto Portraits

Memories fade; but photos won't. Selfies are fine for sharing "here-and-now" moments, but they are not the photos you print out, they're not the photos you hang on the walls. Smartphone print quality is usually so bad, it's not even worth trying. With our professional experience, we will make a travel magazine or photo book to help you remember and value your special getaway, engagement photos, or once-in-a-lifetime trip. We will take high quality photos and collate the best ones into a magazine or book that you will be proud of, and will be the centre-piece of memories and conversations for decades to come. Wall prints (framed or unframed) are options too.


Costs includes: Shoot time, equipment, editing, post processing time, travel time and expenses (national or international will be listed seperately in the invoice), photo album or magazine design and delivery, and long term digital storage.

Upgrades and extras can include*

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Sample photo book

The hard cover version of a photo book / photo album that will be made for you.


Payment: Sadly, there's a few people who spoil it for all of us. Consequently these policies must be adhered to. A non-refundable 50% deposit must be paid within 12 hours after bookings are confirmed, and the remainder by the day of the shoot. All private individuals must pay via PayPal or in-person using our Square payment system (accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Australian EFTPOS; paid in Australian dollars). Corporate may pay by bank transfer.
*Additional fees may apply.

Weather: All attempts will be made to do the shoot taking advantage of all kinds of weather conditions. However, if the weather is so bad, the shoot will be postponed. If the client cannot attend the postponed date and time, all fees except the deposit will be refunded.

No-show: Uncool. Just uncool. Please contact us if you are late, delayed, or other; we usually can help you out some how. The deposit is non-refundable.

Liability: We are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur during the shoot. Whilst all care is taken by us, we expect you to also put safety first. We also expect you to operate your equipment within your compentency level.

License: Photos in these packages are not available for commercial or professional uses, unless agreed to and specified in the invoice.

A group of snowboarders preparing to do a run at Iimori Hakuba Japan

Above: Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion; one of the postcard-perfect photos that will be included with yoru protraits.

Portraiture in Tokyo on a rainy day

Portraiture in Tokyo on a rainy day.

Photo book sample

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Package Options

Here are the Portrait Package details, these are the four main options (charged in Aust dollars):

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Sample inside pages of a photo book for Kyoto

Sample photobook cover pages (pdf 4.4mb) | Sample interior pages (pdf 83mb).

Cover Options

We occassionally update your cover options. Make a note of which one you prefer and tell us. The final cover design you receive will be a little different, because it will have your own portrait on the front, and so text will have to be adjusted according to the picture used. More details about Photo Books here.

Design: 20190403-A | Portrait orientation

Bilingual text, including place names & headline text; you may include a short quote of your experience of Kyoto.

Design: 20190403-B | Portrait orientation

Bilingual headline text only

Design: 20190403-C | Portrait orientation

Minimal text; with your name

Design: 20190403-D | Landscape orientation

Traditional photo album style; with your name

Lady dressed in a kimono in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari, in Kyoto

Above: Fushima Inari; a postcard-perfect photo that may be included with your portraits in the photo book.