• Pre-Wedding Photography
  • in Kyoto, Japan

Himi Photography

  • Pre-Wedding Photography
  • in Kyoto, Japan

Himi Photography


Frequently asked questions

Does the price of the photography plans include all costs?

"Yes. There will be no additional cost except the following:
1. Weekend or public holiday reservation
2. Application fee for some location
3. Rental service of wedding dress inner or shoes
4. EMS for photo album delivery
5. Additional photo album
Therefore don’t worry about the hidden costs.

What happens if the shooting day is likely to rain?

If weather forecast said the probability of precipitation at 17:00 of day before the shooting is 50% or more, we will discuss with you whether the photography will be postponed or not.

If it rains during shooting and you have selected 2 set of clothing location plans and one of the shooting locations has been completed.
You any choose,
1. Change to 1 set of clothing location plans. (charge with 1 set of clothing location plans)
2. Choose another day to make up the rest of the location and enjoy a discount of ¥ 20,000
(1 set of clothing location plans ¥128,000 x 2 = ¥256,000 - ¥20,000 → ¥236,000)
* Holiday fee ¥20,000 will be charged for shooting on weekends and public holidays.

If the weather changes suddenly after you arrive at the studio, we will discuss with you whether to continue shooting before dressing.

If you decide to cancel the location photography plan, you may consider changing to studio photography plan instead.
* Depending on whether Studio is available on the day

If it rains after clothes changing and before departure, we will check the condition and take pictures when the rain stops.

If weather forecast said the probability of precipitation is 50% or more the day before the shooting and you decide to continue shooting, even if the photo shooting is suspended due to rain, we will charge the original fee.

No additional cost if postponed due to rain.
* Holiday fee ¥20,000 will be charged for shooting on weekends and public holidays.

Is there any additional fee for shooting on weekend or public holiday?

Yes, there is an additional fee of 20,000yen.

Is there any transportation fee for moving between locations?

We will provide free transportation between locations during the photo shoot process.
A taxi may be used depending on the situation, but the cost will be borne by us.

Can my family members go together?

Of course yes.
They may use their own digital camera or video recorder as well, but family members need to arrange their own transportation.
You can also take a group photo with your family, so please feel free to contact us.

How and when will digital photos be sent?

The digital photos will be sent by e-mail about 4 weeks after the shooting date.
Please note that it may take more days than usual during peak season.
If you need an urgent shipment, please contact us in advance.

Do we need to arrange a meeting or try on the dress in advance?

We will respond by e-mail and telephone, so there is no need for a prior meeting.
If you choose a kimono, you don't need to try it on. If you choose a wedding dress, we suggest you try it on in advance.
If you come from far away and can't try it on, we can handle it on shooting day too.

About reservation

When is the reservation completed?

Complete the application form from our website, and the contract will take effect immediately after you deposit 30,000 yen+tax.
Please pay the rest on shooting day.

When can we make a reservation?

You can make a reservation at any time. Please feel free to contact us by phone or the form on our website.
We will check if there is any time left. Please note that some locations require at least 1 month before for permit application.

We would like to receive the photo album before the wedding. When should we take a pre wedding photo?

We will send you all digital photos around 4 weeks after shooting.
Photo album will be sent to you via Express Mail Service (EMS) around one month after photo selection.
We recommend taking pre wedding photos 2 months before the wedding. If you need an urgent shipment, please contact us in advance.

  • * It may need longer time to process during the peak season (cherry blossoms and maple leaf). So please consider earlier.

Can we reschedule the shooting date?

Yes. It is possible.
You can reschedule for free while at least one month before the shooting date.
If you apply for rescheduling within one month, we will charge a handling fee of 20,000 yen.
Suitable for all conditions except rainy days.

About photo shoot

What do we need to bring on shooting day?

There is no special requirement for wearing a Kimono. You can come empty-handed.
Please bring shoes, wedding dress inner, stockings, etc. for wearing wedding dress.
Feel free to bring other props you want to use when shooting. Tennis rackets, soccer balls, stuffed animals, live artist goods, musical instruments, handwritten messages, blackboards, etc ...

What happens if we arrive too early or late?

You can enter the salon 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
If you are late more than 30 minutes, you may be refused to shoot because it may affect the next customers.
Please come on time.

Is there a dedicated parking lot at the shop that we can use?

Sorry that there is no dedicated parking lot.
Please use the nearby coin parking.

How long does the entire photo shoot take?

"It varies depending on the day, but it is roughly as follows:

・1 set of clothing location photography ~ 4 hrs
・2 sets of clothing location photography ~ 5 hrs"

Can we choose a location other than the recommended location?

Shooting can only take place at our designated location basically.
if you can get permission to shoot elsewhere, please talk to us.

We don't know how to pose...

Most customers who came to photography said, "We're not good at being shoot ..."
Our photographers have extensive wedding and kimono photography experience.
Therefore, we will ease the tension so that you can shoot with ease.
You can have fun even if you don't know how to pose.

Can we have photography with our pets?

We're sorry that we do not accept photography with pets.

About clothing, hair styling and makeup

Can we see the actual clothing in advance?

The clothing can be selected from our website.
Please note that you cannot see the actual clothing in advance.
If you can't decide which one to wear for shooting, you can reserve up to three pieces of clothing and decide it on the day of shooting.

May we ask for hairstyle and makeup styles?

Yes, of course.
The hair and makeup staff will ask for your wishes on the shooting day and set up afterward.
You may bring hairstyle / makeup photo if you have.

Can I take pictures during pregnancy?

Yes, it's fine.
As we will help you dress according to your body condition.
If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance.

Can we take photo with our own clothing?

You can bring your own wedding dress and accessories for free.

Others

Is studio photography available?

Yes, we have studio photography plan. Please contact us for more detail.

Can we shoot outside Kyoto?

Yes, we also offers wedding photos outside Kyoto. Please contact us for more detail.

Can we have photo shoot for our wedding party?

Yes, we can also take photos for wedding party.
Please contact us for more detail.

When should we pay?

"Complete the application form from our website, and the contract will take effect immediately after you deposit 30,000 yen + tax.
Please pay the rest on shooting day.

Can we pay by credit card?

Sorry, pay by credit card is not accepted currently.