I’ve been in the wedding and portrait photography business full time for the past 21 years. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of photographing literally thousands of couples, 99% of them destination weddings.

Many of my recent clients are from the Japanese entertainment industry and sports, as I’ve been the official wedding photographers of producers, actors, and musicians from that island nation. (Shun Oguri, Yu Yamada, Etsushi Toyokawa, Aya Matsuura, Keita Tachibana, Hiroki Uemoto (infielder Harshin Tigers), Yoshihiro Maru (outfield Hiroshima Carp), Yoko Minamino (Sukeban Deka fame), just to name a few)

But I’m not just limited to Japanese clients, as I’ve photographed couples from all over the world, especially Asia. 

I’ve also received accolades from AsiaWPA and WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) garnering awards from 2011 to 2018. The Annual WPPI Print Competition is widely regarded as the “Academy Awards” of wedding photography, as the best photographers from all over the world enter to receive recognition from their peers.

Stories told by Lester. . .