We are Ippei & Janine Naoi (also known with our occasional collaborator and partner-in-crime Sam Spicer, as Spicer & Naoi Photography), and we have been based in Tokyo since 2006, after gallivanting around the world. Ippei is Japanese, originally from right here in Tokyo; and Janine is Australian, originally from Melbourne, due south plus a bit more from here.
We specialize in cinematic style photography capturing Couples, Families, Weddings, Engagements, Maternity, etc., in addition to running Photo Tours to assist clients in exploring and documenting regional off-the-beaten-path areas of Japan*. It is a pleasure for us to get to know our clients by creating images that tell their story. Our shared approach and stylistic vision allows us to create emotionally charged images which tell the unique stories of our clients in an artistic and timeless way. We closely cater to our clients’ expectations, so that no two photo sessions from client to client will look the same. Our sessions are often held outdoors in central Tokyo, as we believe natural light delivers an un-staged, candid, real-life feel. We love to capture the wonderful lively atmosphere and beautiful scenes that the city has to offer. If you think we might be a good match to create your visual memories, please contact us.
Our photography has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Vanity Fair, Le Figaro, The Times, The Guardian, The Age, Lonely Planet Magazine, Condé Nast, etc. Our photography has been featured in dozens of advertisements for brands all over the world such as American Express, Visa, Wells Fargo, Canon, NTT Docomo, Qantas Airlines, Jetstar, All Nippon Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Etihad Airways, Softbank, Kodak, T-Mobile, Expedia, Booking.com, Bloomberg, Procter & Gamble, Eizo, etc.
*Oh hey! We are really passionate about travel and exploration, and have a few websites to encourage others to get out there and explore Japan. 🙂
One website focusses on the many wonderful islands of Japan, and the other focusses on outdoor day trips from Tokyo. Please, go explore!
We aim to produce photography for commercial clients with a focus on strengthening their brand or conveying a story in an artistic way.
If you think you have a photography or communication project which we could help you with, please contact us.