I have been living in the Seattle area for over 20 years now. I moved up here from the SF bay area. The Northwest is an amazing place to live if you're a photographer. Each season offers something new and fresh to photograph.

I live in the wonderful city of kirkland with my wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs. I can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else in the NW.

I have been very lucky that Media such as National Geographic Magazine, CNN, 425 magazine, Seattle magazine, Seattle weekly, Parade and others have used my photos for different stories. Some of my amazing clients have been Microsoft, Seattle Mariners, HTC, The Four Seasons Hotel, Canadian Tourism Board and Davis Wright Tremaine. 

I'm pretty excited to have over 80 Five star reviews on Weddingwire from past wedding clients. I take shooting weddings very seriously and feel privileged to be trusted with capturing this one special day in a couple's life. I also believe in the celebration of a wedding and helping create a fun and relaxed experience.

I must say that one of my happiest photo moments was seeing Steve Jobs viewing one of my photos on the brand new ipad during the ipad keynote and release.

I started my fascination with photography as a kid and playing with my dads Nikon cameras and lenses. I knew early on that this creative outlet was going to be a good part of my life. I still have the Yashica Electro 35, Nikon F and Nikomat that I had as a kid as hand me downs from my dad.

I'm a strong supporter of local charities so please let me know if there is some way I can help with my photography.

Thanks for viewing my photos, I truly appreciate it. Please feel free to email me at ricktakagi@gmail.com or call at 425-443-3848.


Rick