Jason Yamaoka

I never intended to be a photographer. For years, I spent all of my time studying and making music; and amidst all of the work, I always found myself stepping back to document those unforgettable experiences through the imagery in photography. After countless performances, a number of recorded albums, and thousands of photographs documenting it all, what started off as visual journaling became my passion.

Since then I've had the privilege of working on portraits of beautiful families, doing graphics and video for small and large companies, and creating my own fine art photography. I am grateful to spend my days working with amazing people in beautiful places as a freelance photographer specializing in lifestyle, landscape, and portraiture.

When I'm not working, I can be found at home in Ocean Beach, California with my beautiful wife, Korrie, and our small tabby cat, Finn.

Send me a message using the email jason@jasonyamaoka.com and say hello.
I look forward to hearing from you.


"We had an excellent experience with Jason. After taking our son's college graduation pictures , we asked him to take pictures of him surfing. Jason was professional and made sure we got the pictures we wanted. His artistic eye gave us more interesting photos than we had hoped for. I would highly recommend him." - Lori C.

"Jason Yamaoka is a talented photographer who is able to capture beauty, meaning, and life through his amazing work.  Jason is easy to work with, has an efficient turn-around, and our family looks forward to working with him again very soon." - Jen F.

"Working with Jason during my portrait session was such a great experience. He was very accommodating with my busy schedule and also very professional. He has great artistic vision and flexible with any ideas or requests that I had. I couldn't imagine working with any other photographer" - Alex C.

"Our photography session with Jason was a lot of fun! His personality provides you with a relaxed atmosphere and quite a few laughs. He focused on candids which turned out natural looking with that 'in the moment' feel. He's prompt and professional, & we would definitely recommend him to anyone." - Marlene & Ron P.


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