Abigail Wedding

I was fortunate to have met Akiko at a dear friend's wedding. The photos from their wedding were absolutely beautiful! My friend has continued to use Akiko since then for photos of her children. So when it was time to pick out a photographer for our wedding, there wasn't any question that it should be Akiko.

Our wedding took place in Santa Barbara county, at our friend's home. She did such an amazing job capturing the outside beauty, and of course capturing our day. Her pictures showed emotions that are heartwarming to look at; the first time I looked at our proofs, it brought me to tears and it was absolutely wonderful to relive that day through her photos.

I know that in years to come, I and others will look at our photos and see how much fun that day was. Thank you so very much, Akiko!

Tricamo Wedding

I am please to recommend Akiko Photo to you. Akiko photographed a party we held to celebrate our daughter’s wedding. Because our daughter was still living overseas, I had the responsibility of planning her celebration in California. When I interviewed Akiko, I was impressed by her warmth and attention to all of my questions. She also offered to provide us with a video of the photos she would take at our party. I particularly liked this idea. Our party was held at Hidden Villa last month. Akiko captured it beautifully. My daughter and her husband were so pleased. She photographed all the highlights—from start to finish and yet she had the time to take a series a beautiful shots of just the two of them. They are simply radiant in those pictures, so in love, and yet their unique personalities shine through. Additionally, Akiko took the shots we requested of particular family groupings, in the most unobtrusive way. She also took shots of the little things—the flowers, food, and the farm animals grazing in the adjacent field. Anyone seeing our photos can see what a joyful day it was for all of us. How terrific we all look! I know we will treasure them always. Akiko is a real pro. I am certain you will be as pleased as we were with her services. Sincerely,

Terese Tricamo

Grace Wedding

I miss taking pictures with Akiko! She is very patient, polite, and creative! Her photos are absolutely amazing. When I first saw the proofs of my wedding photos, it nearly brought me to tears because they were SO BEAUTIFUL! I don't know how she does it, but she truely has an eye for capturing beauty, making magic out of such simple moments. The pictures vary with the lense, lighting, focus, etc. And her pictures really capture the EMOTION in peoples faces, rather than showing artificial smiles/poses. I highly recommend her to any of my friends getting married. When my husband and I decide to have children, I will be contacting her again FOR SURE for family photos!!

Eric Wedding

akiko was such a pleasure to work with. she really listened to what we wanted and delivered great photos. it's hard to find vendors these days that will listen to what YOU are looking for, and akiko does just that. she went the extra mile many times, and was very happy and pleased with the outcome. highly recommended!

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今日は本当にご苦労様でした、本当に楽しかったです、明子さんのプロの精神に皆感嘆させられました、僕達夫婦に取っても勿論 娘の綾に取っても これが最初で最後の和装の花嫁姿 綾達の子供達にもいつ迄も日本の伝統、文化を見ていて欲しい そしてこんなおじいとおばあがいたんだよ〜と伝えて欲しい。