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We have just returned from our trip to Japan and having the pleasure of Janine help us take photos in Tokyo was the highlight of our trip! We had always wanted to take some couple shots in our favourite city and now with a baby on the way, we decided to engage Ippei & Janine to help us capture some special moments together before the next big change in our lives. We couldn't have made a better decision - Janine was extra prompt with responses to our enquiries, gave us detailed instructions of where to meet and advice on clothing, makeup and locations for the shoot. On the day itself, her directions were easy to follow and we were overjoyed with the natural and candid photos which emerged under her guidance! We received our photos within 2 days and were very happy with all the shots. We highly recommend Ippei & Janine and hope to be back with our baby for another shoot! 🙂
December 4, 2022
We engaged Ippei and Janine for a kimono shoot in Tokyo to commemorate our honeymoon. Throughout the pre-photoshoot phase, Janine was incredibly friendly and helpful, always prompt in responding to our enquiries and even going the extra mile of proposing ideas and recommending kimono rental shops. Janine also shared with us all the tiny little details with regards to our photoshoot, and sent timely reminders prior to the actual day with regards to the specific meet-up location and how to get there etc. Ippei was our photographer for the day and he made us feel at ease right from the get-go. As it was peak season in Tokyo, the tourist area of Asakusa was seriously overcrowded but Ippei knew all the ideal shooting spots in the area and patiently guided us on poses whilst taking advantage of the natural light and surroundings. Our photos came back in 2 days and they all turned out so so beautiful! My husband and I are so happy and lucky to have been able to work with them. Highly recommend anyone visiting Japan and considering to do a shoot to have their photos taken by Ippei and Janine. We are already looking forward to working with them again in future! ❤️
November 30, 2022
We booked Ippei and Janine for an engagement shoot ahead of a visit to Tokyo. Janine was so friendly and always quick to respond to all inquiries. They stayed on top of every detail for our planned session, sending reminders and very through directions on meetup location, etc. Ippei ended up being our photographer for the day and immediately made us feel so comfortable. He always gave just the right amount of direction and knew all the best shooting locations around Asakusa. I especially appreciated his use of lighting from our surroundings, which gave our evening photos a truly cinematic feel. Our photos came back in 2 days and am genuinely so impressed with our overall experience working with this duo. Highly recommend for anyone considering a local or destination shoot in Tokyo!
November 10, 2022
Ippei and Janine were really responsive throughout the planning stage as we were overseas traveling to Japan for our engagement shoot. They recommended many places and provided helpful information for the pictures to come out perfectly! Ippei was our photographer day of and we never had a dull moment! He would guide us on poses and had the best spots even if we were at a popular destination. All the pictures turned out great and we were so happy to work with them. We definitely would recommend anyone visiting Japan to have their pictures taken by Ippei and Janine! They are both very personable and never felt uncomfortable talking to them either via email or while taking our pictures.
October 28, 2022
The experience with Ippei and Janine was nothing short of incredible. Despite organising from the USA, the process was very straightforward from start to finish, and meant that we could fully enjoy the moment. The private boat we hired was designed with a beautiful flower arrangement, in season fruit, champagne and fairy lights. Magical to say the least! Finally, the photos came out better than we could have imagined. It’s no surprise given the quality of photography that I&J have in their portfolio. We highly recommend using them and we’re certain you won’t be disappointed!
October 18, 2022
We highly and definitely recommend Janine-san and Ippei-san, they take amazing pics!! We asked them a photo session for our wedding party which was more than 5 hours from the preparation, and they are really incredible photographers couple. Not only the pics but also their personality are very friendly and kind. We hope we’ll be able to have another photo session with Janine-san and Ippei-san again in the future. Thank you so much☺︎
October 12, 2022
My family and I have lived in Japan for 8 years and we just now found Ippei and Janine...and boy am I kicking myself in the butt for that! Our experience was nothing short of amazing. They were very personable and really take the time to understand what you want out of your session and how to customize your experience. They are extremely knowledgeable and know all the hidden gem spots! They also had great communication and got our pictures back to us at lighting speed! It was so nice! Our pictures perfectly capture our journey in Japan and we will cherish these photos forever. They turned out beautifully!! Thank you Ippei and Janine! 💜
October 7, 2022
Many of our friends have done family portraits with Ippei & Janine and we finally had the chance to do a shoot with Janine! Now I know why all of them become repeaters. I knew their photos were amazingly striking but in addition to that, Janine was so wholeheartedly kind, gentle and knew how to make our little boys relax and have fun in front of the camera. Once we got the photos - a quick two day turnaround! we were stunned. Impossible to choose a favorite but I especially love the airy photos she takes with beautiful golden hour lighting and natural (especially floral) scenery. Needless to say, we are super happy with EVERYTHING about their service and how the photos turned out. We will cherish them for a lifetime!
October 6, 2022
I am so so so thankful to have found Ippei and Janine! I booked a 1 hour session for a family photoshoot with my husband and baby. The photos turned out to be everything I wanted and more! We were shooting with a baby which is definitely a challenge, but Janine was able to keep our little one cheerful and the photos turned out beyond amazing! I was also blown away by how quickly we received the images back, less than 2 days! The whole process from booking to the actual photoshoot was so effortless. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Ippei and Janine and will cherish these memories forever!
October 5, 2022
The communication before the shoot was very smooth over emails. Ippei and Janine helped us define the different locations and provided advices regarding outfits. We recommend booking well in advance as they are in high demand. For the shoot itself, it was the first time that we (my fiancée and I) ever had a photo session. We were a little bit nervous at first but Ippei made us feel at ease straight away. Our shoot was over 3 different locations in Tokyo over one afternoon. It went very smoothly and allowed for a good variety of pictures across all different places. Ippei knew all the right spots, and was great at taking advantages of the light and surroundings. He also guided us for the different poses and movements, while ensuring we kept a natural aspect to the photos (as opposed to being static). Overall, we are very happy with the results and the high quality of the photos that we received only a few days after the shoot. We definitely recommend doing your shoot with Ippei and Janine, and we will likely work with them again in the future 🙂
October 4, 2022
The memories captured by Ippei and Janine turned out to be a highlight of our trip! Janine made the entire booking and planning process of the photoshoot session easy and stress-free by going above and beyond to understand our vision and preferences. We also really appreciate that Janine was straightforward about what we can expect of Japan's foliage during that time of year. Their highly curated website makes it easy to decide which service is the best fit for you, while also showing the difference between urban vs nature settings. In the end, we decided on a one-hour session in urban nature, as we wanted to capture the lush green of Japan's summer while also including a bit of Tokyo's iconic streetscape. Our session was with Ippei, who made us feel comfortable and relaxed the entire time - it was like hanging out with a friend! Whenever Ippei saw that we were struggling with posing, he would offer suggestions and guidance - which was greatly appreciated! We are truly over the moon with how the photos turned out. We couldn't be more happy with the whole experience, and look forward to working with Ippei and Janine again.
September 30, 2022
We highly recommend Ippei & Janine Photography! We did a family portrait session with Janine and had a great experience. She was professional and responded to our inquiries in a timely manner. She was flexible and laid back with our two wiggly children and managed to capture beautiful images of our family (despite the chaos with little kids!) that we will cherish forever. BONUS: We received our edited photos within a couple of days of our shoot!
September 18, 2022
I had three photo sessions so far with Janine and couldn`t recommend her more! I`m very camera shy, but the photos always turn out to be amazing. Her services are much appreciated!
September 7, 2022
My family is thrilled with the results of our photo shoot with Janine in Asakusa, Tokyo. Janine was communicative, professional, and put us at ease from initial contact, to delivery of the photos.
July 26, 2022
Booked a 1-hour session with Ippei and Janine for an engagement photoshoot. During the shoot, Ippei really made us feel comfortable and gave creative directions on how to pose. Janine also briefed us on what type of colors to wear so it would fit with the tone of their editing and introduced me to a talented make-up artist. The photos turned out amazing (also it arrived in only 2 days!). My family and friends all love the photos. We're very happy the photos looked romantic, cinematic and really captured genuine moments.
July 1, 2022
Recently worked with Ippei and Janine and got some family photos done. Nothing but good things to say! We absolutely loved how our photos came out and couldn't be more thankful. Janine and Ippei were so kind and gentle-spirited. Super easy to work with and made our first family photo session something special. Janine had a vision and is such a natural at what she does. Would highly recommend!!
June 15, 2022
i intensively looked for someone to take our family pics with our newborn and i was drawn immediately by Ippei & Janine profile, and by all means i was not disappointed! From booking process until actual photo day everything went smoothly and i was taken care by Janine herself. Actually we found out that we have more in common than expected 😀, and looking forward to our Sakura session together.🤩 Thank you for the lovely pictures!
June 14, 2022
We are leaving Japan soon and could not have picked a better photographer to capture some special moments for us to cherish! Janine made the process so easy - especially with our two little ones who don't always love to smile. From start to finish, everything was seamless. From planning to end - we were given suggestions on clothing, locations etc. that enhanced our photos. In the end - the photos delivered were perfect! Exactly what we wanted and will hang on our walls for years. Highly recommend!
June 11, 2022
I seriously cannot speak more highly of Ippei & Janine! The whole process from booking to the photoshoot was so easy! They’re wonderful at communicating and answering any questions you might have. During the photoshoot Ippei was so much fun and made it a really enjoyable experience! Our pictures are so amazing and we will cherish them our whole lives! Thank you Ippei and Janine!!!!
May 31, 2022
We have worked with Ippei & Janine (specifically Janine) twice now, and it is always such a lovely experience. Their excellent work speaks for itself; in addition, they are so easy to work with. My family is not always excited to be photographed, so Janine's kind, relaxed manner is much appreciated. They will also give excellent advice in terms of lighting, location, and clothing! Communication is always thorough, prompt, and clear as well.
May 29, 2022
We are so pleased with our experience with Ippei and Janine Photography. Communication was timely and professional, and the photoshoot itself was smooth and a lot of fun. Janine, Ippei, and their daughter made all of us feel comfortable and we absolutely love how the photos turned out. We got a mix of posed and candid shots (amazingly in 2 days!) which are all so wonderful and of high-quality; we will cherish them forever and cannot wait to print some out to hang on the wall. We were also so glad to have followed their recommendation for the photoshoot spot since we did not know such a place existed in Tokyo. We hope our paths cross again. Thank you so much!
May 24, 2022
We had a great session with Janine! She thoughtfully planned out a walking route featuring various shots according to our preferences and expertly captured our two-year-old daughter's smiles. We were grateful for her gentle guidance on posing and couldn't believe she completed our photos in under 48 hours! We were very happy with the final product and would love to work with Ippei & Janine again.
May 23, 2022
We had a very good photo session with them. Mr Ippei accompanied us. He was very friendly and he had extensive knowledge about various photogenic places in Tokyo. Also his photography style is awesome! Highly recommend!
May 21, 2022
We had our maternity photos taken, and the photos came out great! We really like how they use natural light in their photos and their sense of color contrast. Janine was our photographer, and was very professional, easy-going/easy to talk to, friendly, and accommodating. Janine was also great at capturing candid shots of us. The process from booking to receiving the photos was very professional and straightforward, so it was smooth sailing all the way through. Janine also speaks Japanese. Whether you live in Japan or are just traveling through and want to capture a special moment/occasion, definitely check them out (their IG portfolio is great too)!
May 15, 2022
We recently worked with Ippei & Janine for a maternity shoot and are so pleased with the images! Janine made the whole experience easy, relaxed, and fun. Communication throughout the process was prompt and straightforward. Highly recommend Ippei & Janine, we look forward to working with them again in the future.
May 13, 2022
We were looking to have intimate and relaxing new born baby photo sessions at home - and Janine was exactly the right person to make it happen! Our 3month year old was not always in happy mood but she managed to capture very natural expressions of him and precious family moments at home. We highly recommend Ippei&Janine photography - we will definitely ask to capture more event as we grow older as a family!
May 3, 2022
Janine and Ippei were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional from start to finish, with lots of attention to detail and knowledge. Ippei made us feel at ease and comfortable during the shoot, and truly listened to our ideas and wishes. Now we have wonderful pictures that we can look back on many years from now. Definitely recommending them! 🙂
April 16, 2022
We have had two excellent family photoshoot experiences with Ippei and Janine. They are highly professional and knowledgeable about the best locations and conditions in which to optimise the experience. Janine was great with our kids and we all felt relaxed and enjoyed the shoot. The photos are beautiful and we were amazed at how quickly they were ready for our use. Highly recommend!
April 11, 2022
Thank you for the Sakura photos you took of our family, we loved having you photograph us again and this time with our daughter. I wrote an extended review here of the session https://www.littletokyoite.com/post/sakura-family-photoshoot. Without a doubt I recommend Ippei and Janine to take your photos 💛💛💛
April 11, 2022
We loved our photos by Janine! She is so kind, warm, and a true professional. She perfectly captured us in nature. We felt completely at ease with her and greatly appreciated her eye and direction. Communication was excellent and timely! I highly recommend Ippei & Janine for photos!
April 10, 2022
Ippei and Janine were very professional, affable and attentive. They took time to get a good date, time and location for our shoot. Ippei produced great shots and we would definitely recommend them!
April 5, 2022
We had such a SUPERB experience with Janine and are so glad she managed to squeeze us into her packed schedule! She made all of us feel comfortable right away and was so patient and kind with my kids. She was also in constant communication with us and had the quickest turn around on giving us our photos!! Janine has such a great eye and she captured my family perfectly. If you are ever in Tokyo, do not hesitate to book them! You will not regret it!! 5 stars all the way ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
April 3, 2022
My husband and I along with our 6 month old baby got our first family photos taken by Janine and we're so happy with the result and whole experience! Janine was so easy to work with, great communication with planning before and then during our shoot, including extensive FAQs/recommendations, which was so helpful! Love how her style captures emotion and intimacy and quiet magical moments. My husband and I are usually uncomfortable having our photos taken, but she made it a really fun, casual experience, perfect for us! We got a ton of variety in a small amount of time efficiently and she was great with our 6 month old baby too! Already looking forward to booking again in the fall/winter hopefully!
April 1, 2022
Thank you so much Janine for taking our Newborn family photos! We are so happy with how they turned out it was exactly what I hoped it would be you caught the chaos and all the laughs of what it’s like having toddlers and a newborn! Thank you so much for coming to our home making the whole experience such a calm and joyful one! We will treasure these photos forever you captured some of the most precious moments ❤️ Highly recommend for anyone wanting photos done for any occasion Thank you again
March 18, 2022
We were blessed to have recently completed a second family photoshoot with Janine. The photoshoot was more of an experience as Janine kept us engaged and moving at the perfect pace, which is not always easy with a 4-year-old who doesn’t want to stay still. Janine is a true artist as we were blown away by the final photos and the turnaround time was incredibly fast! Janine captured our family in such a natural way while using Japan as the backdrop. She is a special talent who balances professionalism with care. Overall our expectations were exceeded. Thank you so much!
March 16, 2022
Janine took family photos for us in Asakusa last month and we were very happy with the results. She shared lots of helpful information with us beforehand and the shoot itself went smoothly. We really like Ippei and Janine's photography style and are happy to have some beautiful mementos of the time we are spending in Japan.
March 10, 2022
Ippei & Janine have been photographing our family for two years now and have captured precious family moments for us. They are responsive, thorough in their communications and made the actual photoshoot so comfortable, relaxed and efficient (very important with children!). We are not always comfortable in front of the camera, but their photos make it seem otherwise with fun and candid shots. Most importantly, the photography is strikingly beautiful and timeless with photos we can cherish forever. I can't recommend them enough!
March 6, 2022
We hired Ippei & Janine Photography for both our maternity photoshoot and 100 days celebration for our baby, and their work exceeded our expectations. For the both occasions, Janine did the photoshoot alone, and I can’t believe she captured them so beautifully with just one camera. She was very polite and professional making us very comfortable during the photoshoot. I would highly recommend them. Thank you Ippei and Janine again for the beautiful photos! 夫婦で写真家をされているお二人ですが、撮影にはどちらか1人が来て、カメラひとつでとても素敵な写真を撮ってくれます。HP等は英語ですが、日本語も通じるので、英語喋れない方も是非撮影のお願いをしてみてください。本当におすすめです！
January 26, 2022
Ippei and Janine were wonderful to work with. Before the shoot, they shared a lot of useful information about how to prepare. They also communicated frequently with us to ensure that they really understood what kind of photoshoot we wanted. Ippei did the photoshoot for us. He was friendly and engaging, and really made us feel comfortable since this was our first photoshoot. He also talked to us about his thoughts on specific spots or poses, and showed us sample pictures frequently to make sure we were happy with how it was going. As a photographer, he was very effective. We managed to visit a large number of places in the 2 hours and ended up with a variety of beautiful photos. He was also prepared by being up to date with city construction, and able to suggest alternative plans on the fly when we hit unexpected crowds.
January 19, 2022
Thank you for taking our amazing maternity photos. We were planning to have a photo shoots at Hamariku garden but last minute Janine found out the park was closed due to coronavirus and suggested some other options. So we decided to go to Hibiya park for the photos. She was so quick and a good planner. We have a shy two year old daughter and Janine relieved her tension so our daughter smiled a lot and could take the best shots so far :). We definitely will come back.
January 17, 2022
Just had an amazing maternity shoot with Janine, and I couldn't be happier with both the experience and the end results. At 37 weeks pregnant, I really appreciated how fun, easy, and relaxed she made our session feel. She was able to capture my husband and me in a variety of beautiful urban settings that will always remind us of this special time living in this incredible city. I was looking to get film-like quality photos that have more of a cool and casual vibe rather than a cheesy and ethereal one (as many maternity photos end up being), and Janine absolutely nailed it. Highly recommend booking a one-hour maternity session (or any kind of session!) with them!
January 14, 2022
@ippeiandjaninephotography We fell in love! THE BEST PHOTOSHOOT EVER! With their rich experience and guidance before the photo shoot, they helped us to be prepared the optimal way. Even though we booked only 30 minutes, we had the maximum output and a great variety of scenes and poses. On the day of our appointment, we had a friendly smiling face welcoming us. With her shiny and lovely personality Janine made this photoshoot so personal and comfortable for us. It went by with lots of fun and laughter. In the end we decided to take all the pictures, not only 10. Every moments she captured was like a moment out of a fairy tale. Thank you so much for this great experience and the tremendously beautiful memories you have given us. We will be back again! Kei & Aslihan
December 22, 2021
We are SO happy that we booked Ippei and Janine while visiting Tokyo! They were such a joy to work with, communicated everything clearly, and the shoot was so relaxed and fun. The final images were wonderful and I truly loved every single one, plus we got them back in just TWO days!! So thankful they could squeeze us in and that we have these beautiful pictures to look back on of our short time in Tokyo. Can’t say thank you enough! Will be recommending to any friends visiting the area in the future!
December 19, 2021
We had a great experience from start to finish! The session was easy to book, with great communication throughout. We had a relaxed family photo session in the park and we love the final images! Thank you!
December 19, 2021
We had an amazing time with Ippei and Janine -- the photos we received are absolutely beautiful. Janine took care of sorting out the details of the shoot and she was very helpful in guiding us to choose what kind of shoot/photos we wanted. Ippei was our photographer on the day and he did a great job of putting us as ease and directing us in posing (not an easy task as my husband and I are both very awkward models!) He knew exactly which spots to take the best photos at and framed each image beautifully. We received the final photos two days after. Thank you again Janine and Ippei!
December 18, 2021
My husband and I enjoyed our beautiful photos taken in a lovely natural style! We had a great time working with Janine in Hibiya park. She knows lighting well and confidently coached in our posing as well. We look forward to taking next year's holiday photos with her. Would highly recommend Ippei and Janine photography!
December 18, 2021
Ippei and Janine were so amazing to work with. Not only do they take such amazing pictures, they are incredibly kind too. The photos that were taken of my husband and I are exactly what we had in mind, we can’t wait to use them for our Christmas cards! I will definitely be using them again in the future to capture even more memories. I HIGHLY recommend working with these two, you will not regret it. In addition to their beautiful photography skills, their turnaround is FAST! We received our pictures back very quickly and could not be more happy. Thank you again Ippei and Janine for everything 🙂
December 15, 2021
We are SO amazed by our whole experience with Ippei & Janine! From the moment we reached out, they were kind, communicative and made the process simple. During the session, Ippei gave great direction and made it laid back and fun! We loved seeing little previews on the back of the camera too. The final gallery (which we got back in a matter of days!) was absolutely beautiful and we loved every single one. Thank you to the both of you & for making our time in Tokyo so memorable! 🖤
December 15, 2021
It was such a lovely experience with you guys! Quick response to our queries and perfect location recommendations according to our needs. The photos looked very natural and beautifully enhanced. Would recommend Ippei and Janine anytime anyday to capture some of the most memorable moments 😁
December 14, 2021
We had such a fantastic afternoon with Ippei - he put us at ease, showed us the hidden spots of Tokyo, and produced such beautiful artistic shots (we're delighted with them!). Janine was also very helpful in answering all of my questions before and after the shoot. Thank you both!
December 9, 2021
We had not only amazing photos but absolutely memorable time at the photo session with Ippei&Janine. We celebrated Shichigosan (七五三）for our daughter 3, and our son 7, at a Shrine. From the planning stage, Janine was so helpful to advice how we should prepare to make the session successful and how to best select the location. Thank you so much for the photos and the time that will remain in our family forever!
December 5, 2021
We have been big fans of Ippei and Janine's work for several years now, but only recently did we book a family photo shoot with them, and I am so glad we did it. The photos are beautiful, we all look fabulous on them! They really have a way to capture atmospheres that no other photographers I hired managed to do. The process of hiring Ippei and Janine is also super easy; they are very responsive and communication is super clear. I showed Janine the photos in their portfolio that I liked the most and she understood my preferences; then we chose to meet at my local temple; she investigated the area on Google maps for the best spots around the temple and had great recommendations. So on the day, within 30mn, we were able to take several views of the family (us four, kids only, pregnant mother only) at the temple and on the side streets of the temple. I honestly I don't know how Janine produced such an array of amazing pictures in so little time and with so little hassle for us! Lastly, she also managed to get the kids to look at the camera, using little toys to attract their attention! I think that whoever reads this review will understand that I highly recommend working with Janine and Ippei 🙂
December 5, 2021
As a fellow photographer, it can be hard to find the right person to trust with your own photos - but I knew from the beginning Ippei & Janine were the perfect fit. I'd followed them for awhile on social media so I already knew how talented they were, but meeting Ippei in real life, I was even more impressed than I had imagined! He really has an incredible eye for lighting and location, and makes the photos feel so authentic and genuine. I adore every photo, and also was amazed at how quickly they returned them to us! They're the kind of photos i'll frame and share for years and years to come. It's such a gift to have such a special place frozen in time, and i'm so thankful Ippei gave that to us! I would highly recommend Ippei & Janine, and I can't wait to book them again in the future! <3
December 4, 2021
Absolutely fantastic time with Ippei & Janine Photography. Quick response at the time of booking and clear/professional communication. We felt like we were take care of and they provided great suggestions to fit the idea we wanted! On the day of the shoot Ippei was funny and great to work with. He had amazing suggestions and we felt very comfortable. We are very lucky to have found these 2 wonderful people and made a big part of our dreams reality. Thank you Ippei and Janine.
December 4, 2021
We worked with Ippei and Janine (Janine specifically) for a photoshoot to celebrate our engagement/marriage. We really wanted some beautiful pictures for my family in the UK who couldn’t be here because of the ongoing pandemic, and we were so happy with the results. Janine was so good at getting our stiff, nervous bodies to pose naturally, and we got some great shots! Thoroughly recommend them!
December 1, 2021
If the gorgeous photos that they post on their website and social media accounts aren't enough to persuade you to hire them, I am happy to share that working with Janine could not have been a more enjoyable experience. We had the pleasure of having Janine take our family pictures this fall, and really appreciated the time she took to help us select a location that fit our needs. On the day of the shoot, she helped us feel relaxed and at ease, and even coaxed a few extra smiles out of our very active 15 month old! Thank you Janine for sharing your talents with us and we will treasure the pictures you took for us for many years to come ❤
November 29, 2021
We just had a great Photog session with Janine. She’s a natural with kids and wasn’t deterred by my cheeky 10 year old. We had a relaxed easygoing autumn in Tokyo session. The location had numerous spots providing us a large variety of images. She did a beautiful job creating family memories of this time and ensured we got the special shots we wanted plus much more. We are already trying to schedule our next session. Such a positive experience and she delivered with gorgeous family photos for us.
November 26, 2021
I colloborated with Ippei & Janine photography once again for my family photoshoot. I had my maternity photoshoot with Janine two years back.. I'm completely blown away with Janine's work. My daughter was fussy and not so co-operative, but after I received the photos it looks as though she is smiling in all the photos. Absolutely surreal 🥰 Janine surely has magic in her hands. And also, she was very patient, enthusiastic and downright professional. I would surely liaise with Ippei & Janine Photography again in the future.
November 21, 2021
I‘ve had the pleasure of working with Janine and Ippei on a variety of occasions and can’t recommend them enough! Janine took our family photos last holiday season and they turned out beautifully. She was so patient with my (then) 5 month old daughter and even managed to get her to look at the camera… AND smile! Their customer service is amazing and their stunning photos speak for themselves. 10/10
November 9, 2021
I had reached out to Ippei & Janine for our newborn pictures. I loved that Janine already gave us great advice prior to the session (ideal age of the baby for such a photoshoot, she was also inquiring about our place, the lighting and materials we could prepare) so I felt prepared. The session itself was great, very relaxed and natural, Janine had plenty of ideas and suggestions (as I know nothing about posing and/or looking good on pictures) and the pictures turned out wonderfully. Communication was great all along and we got the pictures really fast which was impressive. Thank you so much!
November 7, 2021
What a great work and session Janine is offering. I had very specific requests about the location, background and purpose to use the photos for. Janine did an amazing job guiding me through all the specific preparation as what to wear, what lighting will be the best and what items to prepare for the session. On the day itself we met for the first time and it went so smooth as if we would do this on a weekly basis (actually I wish we could do this as it was all so much fun). She guided me to the best locations and made sure I felt comfortable throughout the whole session. Thanks very much for your great work, I can highly recommend the service Ippei and Janine are offering!
October 26, 2021
I booked a session with Janine to shoot head shots for work. I had no idea about the location or the kind of clothes to wear but Janine guided me through all those decisions and had prepared some great places to take photos. She also helped me with the poses, expressions in a kind and fun way even though I was super nervous about being in front of the camera I am thrilled with how the photos turned out. I would highly recommend them from start to finish.
October 25, 2021
our family had our photo shoot last weekend with janine and ive looked at our photos countless times since receiving them early monday morning! (really appreciate such a fast turn around!) i chose i&j photography because of the lighting style and image composition - it really sets them apart from other photographers. i knew that during our photo shoot, i could just relax and enjoy the time, trusting that the photos would be beautiful. it's not easy photographing a 7 month old, but janine did a fabulous job! i'm so grateful to have these photos to cherish of the early days with our son. janine knew many great spots in asakusa in which to take photos and kindly accommodated a few extra that are important to us, taking some gorgeous photos for us to treasure. thank you so much! we're looking forward to our next photo shoot sometime next year. <3
October 22, 2021
I can't possibly say enough good things about Ippei and Janine! We did a 1 hour shoot on Saturday night, and our photos were delivered on Monday morning!! Most of our email correspondence was through Janine, and she was helpful and informative and gave us a lot of good recommendations about times, dates, and even clothing. The day of, we worked with Ippei and he was great. My fiance is very shy and normally a bit awkward (sorry babe) when taking photos, but Ippei gave us a lot of excellent directions and really helped us relax. This was our first time having professional photos taken and we were both blown away with how they turned out. 5 stars!! Thank you again!!
October 12, 2021
Our family is a big fan of Janine! She captured all the special moments of our family during the shoot. We would highly recommend her to everyone!
October 4, 2021
Cannot recommend Ippei & Janine Photography highly enough! We worked with Janine for our maternity photos and were blown away by the results. The process of taking the photos was so much fun and Janine provided a great variety of suggestions for locations and poses, and the photos turned out wonderfully! Great communication, fast turnaround, and stunning photos. Thank you so much!
September 28, 2021
We had a great time with Ippei who was taking our pictures. We love the results and would definitely work with them again. Thanks a lot !
September 18, 2021
I've been a big fan of their style and had been wanting to work with them for photo sessions for the past few years. Our son's first birthday photoshoot was my dream come true. We worked with Janine. She's such a resourceful and skilled photographer and I couldn't be happier with how our photos came out. She's also very responsive and accurate in her communication and very trustworthy. We look forward to working with her again!!
August 18, 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Ippei&Janine Photography. We had our family photos taken in Setagaya at a temple and a shrine near our house. Unlike studio-based photo shooting, the photos that turned out to be very candid and it was perfect way to do during the covid time - we’ll treasure those photos forever! Thanks, Janine & Ippei !!
July 30, 2021
Yes! Go with Ippei & Janine! Their images speak for themselves really. True artists. However, the artistry goes beyond the craft. I had a session for professional head shots with Janine. She was intuitive and inviting and made me feel so comfortable during the shoot. She understood exactly what I was looking for. I loved my session and so happy with the result. I will certainly be back for family shots. The whole process was personal and professional. I highly recommend them!
July 26, 2021
We had a great time in Hibiya Park with Janine for our mini session. Janine made us feel comfortable (even though my girlfriend was a bit anxious) and captured some unforgettable photos that will last us a lifetime. The post-photo system as well (online viewing/choosing) is very well-implemented and was done quick as well. Would recommend.
July 1, 2021
Janine is so great! She helped us capturing all the nice moments. And she is easy to communicate and efficient. We really love the pictures.
June 28, 2021
Ippei & Janine Photography are amazing! We asked them to take our wedding photos and maternity photos, and we always feel that their photos are full of kindness towards their subjects, and their photos show our natural smiles and subtleties of our hearts. We are truly happy that they were able to capture such a wonderful moment. Once again, Ippei and Janine, thank you so much for taking these wonderful, love-filled photos!
June 14, 2021
We decided to go with their service to have our engagement photos taken. Could not be happier with the result. While at first we felt like awkward subjects, somehow behind the lens our best moments were captured. Our photographer (Ippei) was really patient and gave us lots of tips and cues along the way. We felt as though we were just on a casual date and could really be ourselves. They compile the photos really quickly for easy download from their website, and even pick some of their personal favorites. Can’t recommend enough!
May 14, 2021
Absolutely recommend Janine & Ippei! They are wizards! I hesitated booking family photos and making the investment because our little ones and SO wiggly and hard to smile. But Janine worked her charm and was very calm and talented photographer. The pictures turned out wonderful and was a great experience for everyone. Thank you.
May 8, 2021
I was inspired by a photoshoot Janine and Ippei posted on their page and reached out for some portraits for my business profiles. Before this session I had only done family portraits and was feeling a bit self conscious of doing solo shots. Janine came to my preferred neighborhood and we casually explored the streets searching for good light. It was like a fun adventure and put me at ease. Janine has such an eye for location and gently advised me on how to pose. I was so impressed with how many amazing shots she took! It's hard to choose which ones to use! I will definintely contact them again and highly recommend them.
April 25, 2021
We booked an engagement shoot with Ippei and Janine. We had such a fun time and they were so incredibly accommodating. From planning to the shooting, Ippei and Janine were the absolute best. We had to reschedule once due to horrible rain and they made it such an easy process to pick a new date and an EVEN BETTER location! Ippei knew exactly where all the best spots were and was so lovely to be with during the shoot. The photos were incredible and exactly what we were imagining. Highly recommend <3
April 6, 2021
I had a great experience doing a maternity photoshoot with Janine. She understood my expectations and delivered amazingly. Communication was always smooth and professional: from initial contact, choosing the package, setting the date, location suggestions, etc. The edited photos were also ready just a couple of days after the shoot! During the photoshoot, she was great at directing my poses and the photos came out absolutely wonderful. If you're black, you always worry about coming out too dark in photos because of lighting issues but the photos are just right, jut magical, especially the ones in the cherry blossoms. I would 100% recommend Ippei & Janine to anyone who wishes to do a photoshoot in the Kanto area! Looking forward to the next one!
March 20, 2021
Thank you so much for an amazing experience!💖 We had so much fun in the photoshoot and the outcome is just superb! We can't wait for the next one 😉 highly recommend!
March 16, 2021
We had an amazing photoshoot experience with Ippei & Janine! They are very easy to talk to and courteous about how we want our photos will come out. This process really helped us to feel ready until the day! And of course, their photos are fantastic! It's very hard to find a natural yet dramatic style photographer in Japan but luckily we found them☺️ They will also help you with posing, for the people like us who always feel awkward before the camera😅
March 4, 2021
We had a great maternity photo session with Janine in Tokyo. I simply cannot recommend her enough! Throughout our session, my 22 months old daughter was very fussy but she was still able to capture her smiles and made us feel very comfortable. She has a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting and all the pictures look amazing! I will treasure them forever. thank you so much!
February 28, 2021
We had our maternity photos taken by Janine and they came out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She was very professional and had great communication leading up to our scheduled date. Also able to accommodate changing the location a week prior which was much appreciated! Both my husband and I were a bit anxious to have photos taken of us for the first time, but she made us very at ease and it was definitely an enjoyable experience. I couldn’t recommend her enough!
February 22, 2021
We had a photoshoot with Ippei & Janine Photography and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Communication leading up to the shoot was clear and professional. We received the photos within a few days of the shoot and the results were absolutely amazing! Special big thank you to Ippei for making us feel comfortable during the shoot! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to capture a special occasion in Tokyo 🙂
January 17, 2021
We had a family photoshoot session with Janine in central Tokyo last week, and it was an amazing experience! Her professional and thoughtful correspondence made our question very clear before the session, and her kind advice during the shooting made us very comfortable. She knows where to go and how to move very well in Tokyo. We just love the result and want to thank her for capture our family moment so beautifully. We definitely recommend Ippei & Janine Photography for everyone who wants to have professional photoshoot to capture an important moment in lifetime. 12月中旬に都内の公園でJanineさんに家族写真を撮影をして頂きました。紅葉と共に撮影を希望して、事前にいくつか候補の撮影場所を挙げて頂きましたが直前の天気、各撮影場所での紅葉の具合を見て最終的にベストな場所をアドバイス頂けたのがとても良かったです。季節やタイミングによってどの場所での撮影がベストが知り尽くしている、流石プロの方だと思いました。Instagramで写真を拝見して、その雰囲気に惚れ込み、今回撮影を依頼できて仕上がりにも家族全員とても満足しています。七五三など、今後の家族の大切なイベントでも是非お願いしたいと思いますし、周りにもお勧めしたいと思います！
December 23, 2020
We had a wonderful half-hour shooting with Janine! Even it was a little bit cloudy, the photos are still amazing! We are nervous in front of camera, but she made us really comfortable and gave us many advice in such a short session! And we really like the photos and the photography style! Strongly recommended!
December 16, 2020
We asked Ippei & Janine for our elopement photo session in Tokyo. Can we just say, WOW! Blown away by all the photos, they’re amazing. Also some of them really captured the essence of us as individuals and as a couple. As a creative enthusiast myself, I had somewhat of a vision for our shoot but Janine’s ideas prior to the shoot and Ippei’s on the spot vision were so on point, that our photos turned out beyond our expectations! Thank you so much!
December 13, 2020
We had a great session with Janine. She was very detailed oriented both before and on set: she provided many amazing locations depend on what kind of photos we would like to have, then narrowed down to 2-3 locations after discussing with us. After we have decided the location, prior the photo shoot she would send a detailed email regarding the location (how to go by train, taxi or by car), suggestions on clothing and colors and so on to make sure we would get good photos and good experience. I’m very glad that I took her advice on how many locations we should do during our session - with 2 hours session it seemed easy to do 2 locations with the car but when we actually are doing the session, I realized how hectic it would be with two small kids and all the luggage we had. I thought we wouldn’t have all the elements for the photos since we decided to do only 1 location, but we had everything we wanted on the pictures: beautiful red/yellow autumn leaves, Japanese traditional architects, natural woods, tsubaki flowers... and most importantly, amazing capture of the whole family. On the day Janie make sure everyone is happy and comfortable in front of the camera, it was effortless for us and so much fun. She was very good to get the kids attention and capture at the perfect moment. After the shoot we received our pictures very fast, and we are so in love with it. We are VERY satisfied and happy with the service and the results, which we are already planning to do another one in spring with Janine again. We would definitely recommend anyone who are considering having a beautiful photo session with Janine and Ippei, they for sure will capture the most beautiful moments of yours.
December 10, 2020
We had such a great photo shooting with Janine. Our kids had so much fun and loved to take pictures with Janine. She has a great way to handle kids abd the whole family during the shooting in Tokyo. She knows every cycle of traffic lights to have the perfect timing for a picture, knows great spots and is just super professional. We received the pictures quickly after the shooting in a perfect online gallery. Strongly recommended!
December 9, 2020
Janine was professional in all her correspondence leading up to the photo shoot and a genuinely kind person on the day of the shoot- she made us all very comfortable although in front of the camera. The pictures turned out perfect and we are in love with all the photos that we received. The mood of each and every picture was perfect. I have so many favourites and it's impossible to decide which goes up on the wall! I have had 4 other photoshoots with different photgraphers before- and Janine was by far the most skilled, professional, and fun one to take pictures with. It's a shame I didn't hear about her earlier! And my search for the perfect photgrapher is finally over 🙂
December 6, 2020
It was so lovely to meet Janine - she is so easy and wonderful to work with! We wanted to capture our family here in Tokyo with a sense of Japan and Tokyo in the background. Janine made it seem so effortless and we really enjoyed the experience. The kids went from ‘not sure about this, why do we have to do this’ comments beforehand to ‘that was fun’ comments afterwards so that says it all for me! And the photos? WOW they are incredible!!! Thank you so much Janine, it feels like you have given us a gift in these images. You are super talented!
November 25, 2020
This duo made our elopement shoot totally effortless. Janine was clear and helpful throughout the confirmation process, and Ippei made our photo day fun and easy. Don't hesitate putting your unforgettable moments in their hands, I&J will capture them beautifully! We were very happy to work with these professional artists and kind people. ありがとうございました！
November 22, 2020
We had our photo shoot recently with Ippei & Janine Photography. We had a great and comfortable experience. Due to fine sunny weather and, most importantly, Ippei’s awesome photographing skills, the pictures turned out great! Even though we met with Ippei for the first time, he behaved like a friend to us. Thank you for making our memories come to life!
November 7, 2020
This past week Janine met my family outside of Tokyo to take our family photos. From the first interaction on email to the very end she was so pleasant and helpful to work with! Due to the current Covid 19 situation, I asked up front for flexibility on locations for a specific date. We had hoped to be able to spend one of our final weekends in Japan in Tokyo but my husband's company refused us to travel outside of Kanagawa. So we both looked into a new location. It was an area she had never been to before. I had given a few locations I thought would be good photo spots but she did her own research and had an entire walking route mapped out to use our time effectively. Throughout the photoshoot she kept showing me images of our family. I was in love with every image I saw! She captured my family beautifully while capturing the backgrounds I had inquired about. Two days later I was heading into a meeting, and my email pinged with our final photos. I couldn't believe she had everything turned around so quick! If you have the opportunity, book Ippei and Janine- you will not be disappointed in the beautiful products they deliver.
July 8, 2020
We had such a great experience shooting with Ippei & Janine. We originally planned for a bright outdoor shoot in the park so we were much disheartened to know that it was going to rain the whole day during the shoot. However, Janine and Ippei have been patiently guiding us through the process of shooting under the rain. Never did we expect to enjoy having our photos taken as we waddled through the puddles and braced the cold air. The photos turned out so dreamy, atmospheric and we couldn't be more pleased
December 14, 2019
My husband and me had an amazing photo shoot last week by Ippei. During the shooting session, Ippei made us felt very comfortable so we could act normally in front of his camera. Their instructions were very straightforward and useful before the session. Specially, they sent the finished gallery few days after. We strongly recommend Ippei and Janine photography ❤️
December 6, 2019
It was my first experience of a professional photoshoot and I didn't know what to expect. Janine was so lovely and friendly. She was very professional, personable and made it easy and comfortable for me to pose for the shots. I love how the photos turned out and would highly recommend her to anyone.
September 19, 2019
You should definitely take the time to do a photo shoot with Ippei and Janine! We had a really positive experience, and are so happy to have the photos as souvenirs of the time we spent visiting Japan!
June 13, 2019
hi. so sorry for my long overdue review. we actually did our shoot in December just before Christmas last year. Janine was great overall couldnt ask for a better photographer. She was easy to approach great with both the children. She got my husband to smile for pictures! Jokes aside. highly recommended loved the results. will definitely return if I ever come back to Tokyo for another round. Thanks again!!
April 19, 2019
I engaged Janine for a family photo shoot as we were going to have a family holiday in Tokyo. I got to know them as a colleague recently engaged them for a photo shoot and i loved the style of their photography which is very natural. My parents and sisters are very happy with the shoot and also the results of the shoot. Janine was easy to work with and the turn around time to receive the pictures were fast! My friends and relatives all loved the outcome and commented how great the shots were. I will definitely engage Janine again if we were to travel to Japan again for another shoot! Thanks for capturing these beautiful moments! I think my mum and dad were very pleased as this is the first time i have arranged a family shoot! Thanks for the wonderful experience!
March 31, 2019
This was our first time doing a professional family shoot and it was such a great experience! Janine replied promptly to all of our email inquiries and was very helpful in picking a location. The day of our photo shoot it was raining, but Janine assured us she could still take great photos so we packed our daughter's rain boots and went to meet her. We had so much fun during the shoot and Janine captured fantastic pictures of our daughter splashing happily in puddles. The pictures turned out great and we would definitely book Spicer and Naoi again for our next round of family photos!
February 1, 2019
Ippei and Janine are such a pleasure to work with. After working on putting together a wedding, I know how hard it is to talk to vendors but Ippei and Janine were the complete opposite!! Janine communicates everything perfectly and we were able to meet Ippei easily using her directions. Ippei was also amazing to work with! We booked a two hour session for our honeymoon to Tokyo and Ippei was able to capture our trip perfectly. We were able to do two complete different scenes. One in nature and one in the city. My husband and I are probably the worst at taking pictures (blinking and looking awkward). However, Ippei was able to capture our best sides!! I voiced some of my concerns while emailing Janine and she was able to help me out so much. She even emailed me what the weather should feel like in our local area!! She gave us some recommendations on what to wear. Overall, they are the best couple to work with. Why are you still reading this! Book with them nowwwwww!!
December 28, 2018
I have just done my second photo shoot with Ippei - this time for my daughters' 753 - and he was fantastic, so patient (with the kids) and very professional. The results are stunning! Highly recommend!
November 18, 2018
Can't thank Janine enough for the wonderful experience. She's absolutely amazing in capturing the kids on photo at their most natural and yet beautiful moments. Love it.
November 16, 2018
Had a really wonderful family photoshoot session with Ippei in Tokyo. Ippei was very friendly and accommodating. Janine was very prompt in replying messages and emails and very helpful when I asked for kimono rental recommendations. We got all the edited photos in 2 days! Thank you for all the lovely photos!!
October 23, 2018
It was a pleasure working with Ippei and Janine during a recent visit to Tokyo. Ippei took some really fantastic snaps. It was absolutely worth the cost and I would recommend them anytime. Thanks guys!
October 10, 2018
Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei unserem kurzen Honeymoon-Shooting gefühlt und die Ergebnisse sind wirklich überwältigend. Die Fotos sehen nicht gestellt aus sondern sind natürlich. Wir danken für eine solche Qualität und Professionalität. Diese Urlaubserinnerung(en) werden wir sicher immer gerne wieder anschauen! Sehr zu empfehlen!
August 7, 2018
It was delightful working with Janine of Spicer and Naoi Photography. I did a bit of research on local English-speaking photographers in Tokyo and came across their website, and quickly fell in love with their portfolio. Email inquiries and payment transactions were smooth and she even suggested a photo shoot site near the place where we were staying. Janine showed up on time and she was pleasant, and very easy to work with. She was very familiar with the area and took beautiful photos of my family. She made us feel comfortable and we had a good time during our photo shoot. What I really liked was how great she handled our 3-year-old daughter who normally does not want to have her pictures taken. Our photos came out lovely as she was able to capture our candid moments with natural light. Lastly, the turnaround time of the photos was incredibly prompt. Thank you once again, Spicer and Naoi Photography for capturing a glimpse of our Tokyo trip. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for cinematic style of photography in Tokyo.
June 19, 2018
We just wanted to thank Ippei and Janine for the amazing photoshoot last week. This Tokyo trip was a rare vacation for us (without our kids after 12 years of marriage!) and we decided to engage their services to take some couple shots after hearing great raves from our friends. Their service was truly impeccable - From the initial liaison to actual photoshoot, they had already put a personal touch and handled everything so well. Thank you once again Ippei and Janine for the valuable travel tips to Ishigaki and of course capturing these beautiful moments for us!
May 15, 2018
We were in Tokyo for a month with our 2 kids (3yo and 1yo) and wanted to take some quality family photos to close out our trip. I did a quick search on google and trip advisor, Spicer and Naoi was popping up in many reviews. I contacted them and got a response very quickly. It has been a pleasure working with janine. She has made the whole process as smooth as it could get. We had a screaming toddler and a sassy threenager, but Janine was so patient and understanding. She has turned our chaos into art. The turn around time was quick and easy. We got the online album before we even got over our jet lag. The pictures turned out amazing, we could not be happier. She truly captured all the little moments of our family. I'm so happy to have found spicer and naoi photography. If you're ever in Tokyo and want some quality photos taken, do not hesitate to contact them. You will not be disappointed.
May 2, 2018
We decided to have a photo session in Japan during cherry blossom season. We fond Spicer and Naoi Photography and it was the best decision. From the beginning contact with Janine was excellent. She helped us to choose the places in Tokyo for a photo shooting where we still could have cherry blossom trees ( we were a little bit late for Sakura). One day before a session Janine was so kind to send us an e-mail with all the information needed for next day (including exact directions from our hotel to the meeting place). On the day of the session we met Ippei. It was our first time of this kind of photo session and Ippei was helpful and creative. Also he was very professional and full of passion. We got our pictures 4 days after a photo shooting. The pictures are so beautiful. It is truly a memorial for a lifetime. The service of Spicer and Naoi Photography was exceptional. We highly recommended them!
April 19, 2018
From the very beginning Janine and Ippei have been very professional, friendly, helpful and very responsive. On the photoshoot day, we were a bit shy and not used to be photographed romantically but he helped us to be comfortable so that we can be natural and just enjoy ourselves. Clearly we can see that he's really passionate and seeing how he enjoys what he's doing, makes us feel relaxed and really grateful to have him as our photographer. The pictures of course were all amazing!! Magical and sooo beautiful. It was just breathtaking. All thanks to him! He directed our pose and even accommodated to our pose-requests and most importantly, we are so glad that he's excellent in taking candid pictures! Even though it's candid, it didn't compromise his skills in incorporating beautiful bokeh, great composition, framing, angle, lights, etc. And on top of that, he knows many hidden gem spot in Tokyo! Within just 4 hours, we were able to capture so much pictures at many different scenes. Everything was way beyond our expectations. Indeed, we couldn't be more satisfied than this and would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. Thank you sooo much for capturing these memories for us. GBU!
March 28, 2018
Thanks to Janine for scheduling and prep even with directions and road works advise to location. Totally appreciated it. And "Big Thanks" to Ippei for making it so easy for us to enjoy the session than just posing and getting the shots. It was such an intimate family bonding session and the pictures shows. We love the pictures and the variety of the locations suggested was exactly what we wanted to remember on this trip to Tokyo with a nice mix of various elements. Casual and totally awesome!! Kids are still talking about Ippei!!
March 16, 2018
We decided to take our wedding photos in Tokyo! Being from the states, never having traveled to Tokyo before, and not knowing enough Japanese to ask the right questions to a photographer, we stumbled upon some great reviews of Spicer & Naoi Photography online. Their English communication via email was great and they made us feel at ease from the get go! We met up with Ippei for the shoot and he guided us to discover our poses (we were full of giggles and couldn’t keep a straight face)! He really captured our personalities in the photos, was very helpful in answering all our questions, & gave us great direction for each location. Thank you, Ippei for helping pick out the locations for us! We can’t thank them enough for their professionalism, courtesy, and fast delivery of our photos! We HIGHLY recommend Spicer & Naoi Photography if you are in the area! We vowed to each other that we would make many more trips back to Tokyo (maybe with a new little one), will be using Spicer & Naoi each time!!
February 17, 2018