As a headshot photographer based in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, creating professional profile images for LinkedIn, businesses, websites is an art, and I love it. The dynamic of creating professional headshots in my small home studio has a high level of intimacy. It is a safe place away from crowded streets, in a serene Japanese neighborhood.
At the moment, I do all the headshot sessions in my home studio in Yokohama, which is basically a traditional tatami room converted into a studio. Of course, I am available for hire on location anywhere in Tokyo, outdoors, in your own home or office.
In this blog post, you will be reading about the following:
- Headshot photographer “with a great sense of humor.”
- Why is it essential to hire the right professional headshot photographer for you?
Headshot photographer “with a great sense of humor”
Because now in Japan is full summer season, the high temperatures are hard to endure for outdoor activities. Luckily, I got a headshot inquiry for a personal branding shoot in studio settings. This activity had me won a fantastic review, for which I am very grateful:
“Amazing photographer with a great sense of humor! Highly recommend him.”Says Tashi, on my GMB. Check out Cristian Bucur Photography 📷 on Google!
As I am a true believer in the power of coffee and drink at least one daily, every session in my home studio is preceded by a proper cup of espresso, cappuccino, or a strong Moka. It is just the right amount of time to get to know the person I will photograph and understand the purpose of the images. This time, the request was to create branding headshots portraits for LinkedIn and Slack, so the person could update his social profiles with brand new photographs to reflect his current likeness.
For me, as a headshot photographer, it is of utmost importance to create images that will serve a practical purpose and make the client feel good about him/or her. That is my ultimate goal, and the only way I feel accomplished and satisfied with my work.
Hiring the right headshot photographer in Tokyo
I believe that we all deserve the best, whatever that may be. In the headshot photography world, are a lot of fantastic photographers, very talented. Often, the potential clients will have only a few small things to base their decision on who to choose as their photographer.
In my experience as a professional photographer, I find the best connection I have is with passionate clients. No matter the field, there must be passion. As I am very passionate and excited about what I do, I love to hear what my clients have to say about their love, which frequently serves me precious lessons. Lessons that are motivating me to keep building up my dream.
You may remember the article I have written about the bodybuilder I have done an outdoor photography session on the streets in Shibuya, in downtown Tokyo(read here the entire article). Every story I listen to is inspiring me and keeps me pumped for weeks. It took me a long time to find out what I genuinely love to do and listen to my inner voice.
In the beginning, photography, for me, was a way to release stress and calm down. I didn’t dare even to consider what that meant for me at the time. Growing my knowledge and skills as a hobbyist photographer, were only steps I had to make to take the plunge and become a pro.
In photography, I believe the turnout is equal to the amount of work and dedication involved. One of my favorite photographers who inspired me to make studio portraits and implicitly be a headshot photographer, said he “only shot 40 to 50.000 people to become this good”. I know I am young, and as a photographer, there is a lot of room for growth. But I love a good challenge.
Being a headshot photographer in Tokyo these days, it’s a challenge due to the pandemic. I’m confident that eventually this will stop and I will be ready to serve everyone with the best headshots I can create. Headshot photography, much like the pet photography I am doing in my home studio, is a very rewarding photography genre.
Hearing the people I work with saying: “wow, I didn’t know I look that good” is music to my ears and a song I can put on repeat.
Are you looking for hiring a headshot photographer in Tokyo? Nothing easier to do than clicking here and let me know everything about you so I can create the perfect studio headshot session for you. And show off my barista skills. 😎