Rick Takagi Photography
I have been shooting weddings in the Puget Sound and beyond for 10 years now. I love what I do and enjoy taking fun and beautiful photographs for each client. I have been named in the top 25 Wedding photographers in Seattle, two years in a row. I strongly believe that photography should be a fun part of your event and look forward to meeting you!
Rick was the BEST photographer EVER and you should hire him for many reasons. First, he was extremely responsive to all emails and phone calls. Second, the price was very reasonable and he worked with us to keep the pricing within our budget. Third and best part was his enthusiasm and passion for photography and flexibility/receptiveness to my ideas. He integrated the props I wanted and even thought of new poses on the fly with the props I brought. His passion showed when we were taking first look photos as you could see his excitement. The outcome was very fun and unique photos including standard wedding photos. We loved this because he was able to capture the emotion and our personalities in the photos. We were amazed at his previous work when we hired him and were blown away (and all of our friends and family also) with the photos that he took of our wedding. All of the photos were amazing and he made me look beautiful (very important for a girl). Fourth, he completed our wedding photos in 2.5 weeks.... over 1000 photos! Not only was his work unique and amazing, he was extremely fun to work with and he finished the work quickly for a good price. What is not to like? You should hire him, we definitely recommend him!!!!!
When we first met with Rick, I was blown away! Mostly because of how passionate he is about photography and also the questions he asked us both. He made us both feel that him taking our photos was about capturing the our relationship and our unique personalities. We both knew he was the “one” from the first meet. Then, at our wedding him and Sam were both absolutely amazing and knew when to have us pose just right or to get that special candid moment! We are happy to have had him photograph our wedding. When we saw all of the photos, we knew for sure that Rick was and is the right guy for the job! Hands down! Thank you Rick and Sam from the bottom of our hearts! Much love!
We first found Rick's portfolio online along with all his wonderful reviews when we were looking for a wedding photographer. To match his reputation, Rick was very kind and was a great listener on the phone. He took the time to ask us many questions about who we are and about our relationship. Being two brides, we loved that he treated us like any other couple with respect, AND he already had a bunch of ideas when we talked to him about our vision. We hired Rick for our engagement shoot in March and we couldn't be happier with how fun and comfortable it was to work with him. Rick has a great sense of humor and was open to ideas. We love that Rick can spot random areas during a shoot and catch an awesome shot on the go.
We had our wedding the end of this June. Rick was AMAZING. Rick was on time with his assistant, Mikaela (thanks Mikaela!), and they both worked well with the videographer with high energy. We started off in a hotel and had our ceremony and reception outdoors. Our family and friends enjoyed his company and were impressed with how well he was able to work with all 14 ladies, all day (12 in the party + 2 brides) as well our large families. We remember how the sun was blazing at the time we had scheduled to take family photos, but Rick highly recommended to wait 'til later and we're so glad he was there. Sometimes we've seen photographers just go with whatever the client says, but Rick would make sure to explain why and how well something would work better a certain way and at a different time. We recently received all of our photos and WOW. We had asked to have many candid "Kodak moment" photos and we got exactly what we wanted and more. From photos of us exchanging smiles, laughs, and jokes, to hugs, and more, Rick captured each moment of the day with so many beautiful pictures. The angles and placement of each photo was so perfect, fun, memorable, and smart! We are so happy with the quality of work. Thanks Rick!
Rick was incredible, and we loved working with him! He was easygoing, super responsive, and his pictures were incredible! We had a general vision of what we wanted, and Rick made our visions come true. He has an incredible eye and made super to capture all of our special moments without being intrusive, which was important for us. Everyone in our family also loved working with him and loved his pictures!
We were very pleased to work with Rick on our engagement and wedding sessions. We got so many compliments from both families and guests. Even some guests said they enjoyed Rick's enthusiasm in directing them for photos' poses. We knew that we are in the good hands for our wedding photos from the start. When we met on our initial meeting, we could tell that Rick is very artistic and energetic. He told us where and how he wanted to do the wedding photos before he went to the venue. He only saw the venue photos and it would be his first time to do the photo shoot there. That really sold for me! My fiance at the time was not as excited as I was to discuss about photo shoot. However, after the meeting, my fiance changed his mind. We decided to have Rick takes our engagement photo and my fiance was so excited about it! We highly recommend Rick for any photo shoots. We will definitely ask Rick to take our family photo sometimes in the future.