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Photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Are photos from a pro photographer really that much better?

They say it’s better to show than to tell. But this being a blog post, that kind of necessitates me telling you a few things. I promise to include lots of photographic evidence. When you get to the end of this post, you can judge for yourself whether this is a service you need in […]

Skateboarder portrait in Tokyo

Skateboarder Athletic Portraits at Futakotamagawa Park-Tokyo

Let me tell you a story about a sunrise athletic portraits session I shoot at the beginning of 2021 in Futakotamagawa Park, Tokyo. Intrigued? So was I. I bet you’re already thinking, “who is willingly waking up so early”? The answer is simple: a passionate skateboarder looking to have a different kind of athletic portrait. […]

Three-Story Pagoda of the Former Tomyoji Temple

What to do while in Yokohama? Visit Sankeien Garden Park #1

Yokohama has many things to offer to its visitors. Sankeien Garden Park is one of those places that top it all with the sheer amount of flora and fauna, plenty of historical sites, a three-story pagoda, two lakes, and at least one waterfall, as far as I can tell. Table of contents: History of the […]

Street photography in Yokohama Chinatown

Why I love Yokohama Chinatown | no.1 Chinatown in the world?

Since I ever put step in Japan, Yokohama Chinatown is one of the places I always love to travel to for shooting street photography or eat Chinese food. Even though I am a professional photographer who works in the biggest city in the world, Tokyo, I live in Yokohama, in Aoba Ward. And yes, I […]

Children running under Sakura trees in full bloom on a small canal with tulip flowers on both sides. Image by Cristian Bucur photographer in Tokyo

Japanese Cherry Blossom Photoshoot | Photographer in Tokyo

Cherry blossom photoshoots are always in demand in Japan. As a portrait photographer, I love to shoot all over Tokyo, and I know the best locations, in and out. Almost. The Cherry Blossom Forecast reports for 2021 shows that Tokyo will be hit by Sakura starting with the 23rd of March, with the peak around […]

Tokyo Portrait Photographer For Couples

Tokyo Portrait Photographer For Couples, Shinjuku Park Shoot

If you are looking to hire a Tokyo portrait photographer for couples, I have good news for you: you are in the right place. Couples and family photography are some of my favorite subjects to photograph, creating timeless images to last for a lifetime. One of the most popular places for outdoor portrait shoots in […]

Night street photography in Omoide Yokocho

Omoide Yokocho-The Memory Lane, #1 Must-See in Shinjuku Area

Since I ever put step in Japan, I was interested to see genuine places like Omoide Yokocho Alley, which feeds my needs as a photographer based in Tokyo. The Memory Lane, the other name of the alley, is one of those places that fit the bill for everyone, be it for experiencing it or for […]

Tokyo family portrait photographer; Senior Session at Kitaguchi-hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine during vacation in Japan.

Family Photographer For Hire During Tokyo Olympic Games 2021

As a family photographer based in Tokyo and Yokohama, I can only hope the Tokyo Olympic Games will eventually take place in 2021 and that Japan will open to tourists. Many theories are flying around, keeping people confused over this topic, while no one can say with certainty what will happen. The local economy suffers […]

Ski jump at Fujiten Ski Resort

Ski and Snowboard Photography Session | Winter Sports Japan

I genuinely love ski and snowboard photography sessions because of two main reasons: I’m in love with snow, and I am a professional photographer based in Tokyo, where snow… doesn’t last for more than a couple of hours. Doing winter sports photography is a fantastic opportunity for me to escape daily urban life and enjoy […]

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Portrait of the Tokyo Photographer Cristian Bucur

About Me

Hi. I’m Cristian, from Romania. I moved to Tokyo with my lovely wife and Yorkshire Terrier in 2019. Using what I learned while completing the New York Institute of Photography’s Complete Course in Professional Photography in 2016, I established myself as a full-time portrait photographer in Tokyo. I believe photography is a form of art polished by technical skills. Being a relentless person, I never rest until you and I are satisfied we’ve achieved the shot we were both after.

Adult portraits (1) athletic portrait photographer (1) Briar Rose (1) Cherry Blossom in Japan (2) Cherry Blossom Photoshoot in Japan (1) Children portraits (1) Corporate Headshots in Studio (1) Corporate Portrait (1) cosplay photography (1) Couples portraits (5) Creative studio portraits (1) Disney (1) Educational (1) Event Photography (2) Family Photography (5) Family portrait (4) Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography (1) Headshot Photographer (7) Headshots photography (2) Life in Japan (12) Pet photographer (2) Pet Photography (5) Photographer in Tokyo (2) photography in Japan (5) Photography Project #mybalerina (1) Portrait Photography at night (2) Portrait photography sessions (11) Portraits at Night (1) Portrait Session (3) Professional Headshot Photographer in Tokyo (1) Save the Date Photography (2) solo portraits (1) sport portraits (1) Studio photographer (6) studio portraits (4) Tokyo family photographer (9) Tokyo Halloween Photographer (1) Tokyo portrait photographer for couples (2) Tokyo vacation photographer (2) travel photography (5) winter sport photography (1)