John and Iku from Harustudio


Hey, we’re John and Iku, and Harustudio is our baby.

We started Harustudio way back when. Back then she was a wedding photographer in her hometown of Hiroshima, and I’d run away to Japan looking for adventure. We met under the cherry blossom trees at a picnic neither of us had planned to be at, but fate (and a very good friend) threw us together. There we bonded, fell in love, got hitched, and landed in Sydney hand in hand.

For almost 10 years we lived in Sydney photographing happy families and couples in love, from cozy little sessions at home to the most elaborate of celebrations to getting in your wedding day best to go trampling through snow (seriously!) But an opportunity arose that we couldn’t ignore, and in 2019 we made a move back to Japan.

That’s where we are now — a different city but still the same love for telling stories through photography.

Our most treasured possessions are our photographs — pictures of the places we’ve been, of each other, and of our (not-so) little boy. We feel deeply about making photos that will capture moments that show how far you’ve come together, and will remind you of where you came from. We love catching the little moments, and we love telling the small, personal stories that won’t change the world but is deeply meaningful to those who lived it.

We won’t direct you into being someone else, we’re here to capture you, as you are, at your best.


Get in touch by email or using the form below. If you're in Hiroshima we’d love to catch up over a coffee (or a mid-week vino!) or if we're not let’s set up a Skype date.

Either way, we can’t wait to meet you!