I’m always fascinated by the power of photographs that can create a story and move our emotion. I seek authentic emotions and love finding the small excitement, the hidden strength, the incredible vulnerability and the countless joy in our subtle expressions. Photographing a wedding is a perfect opportunity to see all these emotions.
I was born and raised in Japan. I moved to London in 2000, then relocated myself to Australia in 2010, NYC in 2015 and London again in 2016. I’ve been photographing weddings from NYC to Spain since 2012. It has been a real privilege to capture beautiful weddings and meet wonderful people through my photography. I’m based in London but available for destination weddings world wide.
3 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Takako Drew.
Married: 1 year ago
Sunha & Matt
Sunha and I just wanted to send this message to thank you again from the bottom of our hearts so much for the wonderful photos you took not only of our wedding, but also the day before the wedding when we dressed in traditional Korean hanbok. It’s a long way from London to Busan and we’re so grateful that you could make the trip and to have you as our photographer. After being married for 9 years it was such a special day for us and our families to finally have a wedding ceremony and you managed to capture all the emotions and moments in such a natural and unobtrusive way. Since it was an overseas wedding it has been so lovely to be able to share your beautiful photos with friends and family that weren’t able to come, the response has been fantastic and everyone really loves them. We are a couple that definitely doesn’t like being in front of a camera but you made as feel so relaxed and at ease and it definitely comes through in the images. We’re so thankful to have these memories documented so beautifully, and we’ll look back at them with fondness for many years to come.
Married: 2 years ago
Katie & Sheng
We were so excited to see all of the pictures from our wedding because when you sent us the preview a few days after we were blown away. You captured the energy and life from all of the little moments flawlessly, and we are able to look back on the pictures and feel as if we are walking thru the day again. We cannot thank you enough for these incredible photos that we will look back on for years to come. It was a long day, four different locations, different venues, different settings and each pictures looks perfect, effortless and totally in the moment. Working with you that day was such a pleasure and your professionalism and calm nature made us feel very relaxed in front of the camera. We still get compliments on our photos all the time! Thank you again for being part of our day!
Married: 4 years ago
Helen & Jonathan
Thank you being part of and capturing our special day Takako. it is because of you that we have a keep sake that we can look back on for many years to come. I would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends and wish you all the best for the future.