2019 Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot Campaign

Japanese Cherry Blossoms, also known as Sakura, symbolize "new beginnings". It's beautiful, and unforgettable. Many people have fond memories of cherry blossom petals fluttering around on their first day of school, or first day at the office.

And this is your chance-- let's celebrate a new beginning. The beginning of life as an engaged couple or newlyweds. Or the anniversary of your life together as a family. Cherry blossom season only lasts a short couple weeks, but the memories last forever with a photo shoot.

Are you visiting Japan this Spring?

Don't miss your chance!
Have a once-in-a-lifetime Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot

Couple and Family Photoshoot under Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Murata Photo Works (Left) & Ayako (Right)

Cherry Blossom Memories
Photo Package

Starting at only 25,000 JPY for 1 Hour
(tax included)

How to Book

  • STEP 1: Select
    Select a photo shoot location and choose a package.
    Any packages labelled "Engagement Photography" or "Outdoor Photography" are suitable for couples, friends, and families.
  • STEP 2: Request
    Click "Send Request" and fill out the form with your details and requested photo shoot date.
    If you would like a quote for more/less time or photos, please request this in the comments section.
  • STEP 3: Pay & Connect
    After the photographer has confirmed their availability, we'll ask you to pay for the photo shoot to lock-in your booking. Our support team will then connect you with the photographer so you can discuss the details of your photo shoot directly.

  

Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot Packages for any occasion!

Family

Friends

Couples

Newlyweds

Suggested Photographers

Below is a list of some of our popular English-speaking photographers.

*Cherry Blossom season is very busy, so we advise everyone to be flexible with your shooting date (weekdays are best). If the photographer you request is unavailable, we will send you other photographer candidates. You may send a request to more than one photographer.

Photographers in Tokyo
Photographers in Fukuoka
Photographers in Kyoto
Photographers in Osaka
Photographers in Sapporo

Tokyo Photographers

60 min
10 photos

30,000JPY
(tax inc)

60 min
50 photos

42,000JPY
(tax inc)

Want more Tokyo photographer suggestions?
See more profiles here!

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

Fukuoka Photographers

60 min
100 photos

32,400JPY
(tax inc)

120 min
500 photos

39,000JPY
(tax inc)

60 min
100 photos

30,000JPY
(tax inc)

Want more Fukuoka photographer suggestions?
See more profiles here!

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

Kyoto Photographers

60 min
100 photos

35,000JPY
(tax inc)

120 min
100 photos

43,200JPY
(tax inc)

180 min
150 photos

50,000JPY
(tax inc)

Want more Kyoto photographer suggestions?
See more profiles here!

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

Osaka Photographers

60 min
10 photos

30,000JPY
(tax inc)

120 min
150 photos

40,000JPY
(tax inc)

Want more Osaka photographer suggestions?
See more profiles here!

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

Sapporo Photographers

120 min
70 photos

21,600JPY
(tax inc)

90 min
30 photos

50,000JPY
(tax inc)

Want more Sapporo photographer suggestions?
See more profiles here!

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

Testimonials

From start to finish, the level of detail they showed to capture creative and unique shots was amazing.... Everything they have done helped to create photos we could only dream of. (Male, Bahrain)

Without your great assistance, my dream of taking the 20th wedding anniversary portraits in Japan wouldn't come true. Thank you very much. (Female, USA)

Great looking website with very detailed information, and super helpful staff. They literally not only helped me make the booking but also give a lot of suggestions that lead me to make the right decisions in the end. I really appreciate the help. (Male, Indonesia)


Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

FAQ

When will the cherry blossoms bloom?

Unfortunately, no-one can predict exactly when the cherry blossoms will bloom. If the weather is unexpectedly warm, they can bloom earlier than anticipated, and in some cases the blossoming time is cut short by rain or strong winds. It's possible to chase the blossoms by looking for early or late flowering trees, or changing location to an area less affected by the weather. 

Do all of the photographers speak English?

Yes, some are completely fluent whereas others speak English at a more basic level. All of the photographers listed on this page have experience working with clients from overseas. Our support staff at Famarry are also bilingual in English and Japanese, and can provide translation assistance if needed.

What happens after I send my request?

We will contact you within 2-3 business days to let you know if the photographer you have selected is available. If you have requested more/less photos or time, we will send you a custom quote. 

Next, you will be guided through the payment process. We accept electronic payments internationally or bank transfer from Japanese accounts. Your booking is confirmed once payment has been made.

You and the photographer will then be connected via message on our website and can discuss the exact details of the photo shoot such as the meeting place and time. 

On the day, you will meet with your photographer directly at the meeting point and start taking your photos! If you're doing your hair and makeup, please make sure you leave plenty of time before the photo session to get ready. 

The edited photos are usually ready for download 2 - 4 weeks after the photo shoot.

What if there are no cherry blossoms on my photo shoot day?

Our photographers try to be as flexible as possible with rescheduling so you can take photos with the blossoms. However, if they are fully booked or you're unable to change the date, you really don't need cherry blossoms to take amazing photos in Japan. There are many other popular settings for photo shoots such as famous landmarks, parks and bridges, city lights, and traditional streets. Please ask your photographer for their recommendations. 

Can I book extras such as hair and makeup, kimonos, or wedding attire?

This will depend on the photographer. Please inquire about extras in the comments section of the photo shoot request form (please be as specific as possible). We will then get back to you with a custom quote.

How do I receive my photos?

Photos are delivered as high resolution JPEGs via a digital download. The photos will be ready approximately 2 - 4 weeks after your photo shoot.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept PayPal, credit card, or Japanese bank transfer.

Why do I have to pay in advance?

We protect both photographer and client by collecting the payment before the photo shoot and holding it until the photo shoot has been successfully completed. You can rest assured that your payment to Famarry will be covered by PayPal buyer protection or your credit card's purchase protection. 

Is there a cancellation fee?

We recommend trying to reschedule their photo shoot instead of cancelling. Please check with your photographer if you would like to change the date of your photo shoot.

If rescheduling is not possible, our cancellation fees are as follows:
1)  1 month or more before the photo shoot: You will be refunded up to 50% of the booking amount.
2)  2 – 30 days before the photo shoot: You will be refunded up to 30% of the booking amount.
3)  1 day before or on the day of the photo shoot: No refund.

Below is a list of some of our popular English-speaking photographers.

Photographers in Tokyo
Photographers in Fukuoka
Photographers in Kyoto
Photographers in Osaka
Photographers in Sapporo

Or you can send booking inquiries without choosing a photographer right now!

Send Inquiries

How To Book Your Photo Shoot

Inquiry

First, select the package and photographer you would like and fill out the request form below with your details, desired date, and any ideas or requests you have for the photo shoot.

Before you send your request, we strongly recommend discussing the photo shoot date and any other important details with your partner and/or other people participating in the shoot.
Booking Confirmation

After we receive your request we will contact you with the photographers who are available and a tailor-made quote for a package that best fit your requirements. When you have come to a decision we will guide you through the payment process.

Your booking is confirmed once payment has been made.

Preparation

Once your booking is confirmed you can begin discussing the details of the photo shoot directly with your photographer. The Famarry Support Team is also available to help you with any questions you may have.

We recommend you discuss the following ahead of time with your photographer or the support team to ensure everything runs smoothly:
  • Location(s) of the photo shoot
  • Start time
  • Meeting place
  • Transport (if you are shooting at more than one location)
  • Suit / Dress / Kimono Rental
    Hair / Makeup Artist
    Accessories / Props
  • The photography style you prefer, and any particular shots you would like to take.


Depending on the location of your photo shoot, you may also need to confirm the following:
  • Entrance fees
    Permission to take photos
Please feel free to contact us if there is anything you are unsure about.
The Days Before
Rescheduling in the event of bad weather...
If you are having an outdoor shoot and there is bad weather on the horizon, please get in touch with your photographer or the Famarry Support Team and we will organise for it to be rescheduled. Please contact us no later than 3 days before your scheduled photo session.
Entrance fees and photography permission...
You may need to pay an entrance fee or get permission to take photos in some places. Please make sure to confirm this beforehand with your photographer. If you are unsure then please let us know and we will assist you.
Hair / Makeup and Attire...
Hair / Makeup and Attire...
On The Day
Meet with your photographer directly at the meeting point and enjoy taking your photos!

The edited photos are usually ready for download between 2 weeks to 1 month after the shoot. Please let us know if you have any special requests.

Request Form

We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 2-3 business days. If you do not hear from us, please check your spam folder and make sure to allow emails from "famarry.com".