Tia Haygood


Nationality: American
Time Living in Japan: More than 6 years
Employer(s): TopTia Photography
Current Job Title: Business owner, photographer
Area(s) of Expertise: Photography, public speaking, volunteer work, cooking
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: Japan is such a food paradise! From Sendai’s gyutan to Matsuyama’s sweet taruto, it’s so easy to indulge in the visual and culinary delights even before taking that first bite!
Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: Enoshima in the summertime.

BIO: Tia Haygood is an American photographer with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry. She’s skilled in event, portrait, and product photography. Her main focus is to provide a visual catalyst to improve branding power for local artists and entrepreneurs in the Kanto area. Tia brings an abundant amount of energy and compassion that her models and clients enjoy to her photo shoots. She is currently working towards obtaining her certification in professional photography for both America and Japan. During her free time, she enjoys cooking new recipes and biking.

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