I started Kubota Photo-Design Inc. way back in 1990. When I was a kid my dad was always taking amazing photos. He was able to capture such perfect moments of our family. Those photos are now some of my most cherished possessions. He gifted me his Nikormat camera and that was all I needed to want to follow in his footsteps.
Clare and I grew up in Hawaii and to this day our favorite place in the world is the town of Kailua on Oahu. (Anywhere in Italy is a close second!) We both moved to Los Angeles for college and then discovered Bend Oregon in 1996 and didn’t look back. We’ve got two amazing boys, Kai and Nikko. Sometimes all the boy energy can drive Clare crazy. It’s always a challenge balancing our work and family. We are fortunate that our work takes us all over the world and we try to bring the boys when ever we can. They love exploring places around the globe as much as we do! When we’re home and not working, our favorite past times are, mountain biking all the amazing trails we have in Central Oregon, hiking, watching movies (I’ve got a fetish for anything with zombies or ninjas), snowboarding, yoga, karate and any other outdoor activity Bend has to offer, and there are a lot.
The two of us own and run our four photography related businesses with our amazing staff. In addition to our wedding and portrait business we have AsukaBook USA. A company that makes what we think are the most beautiful coffee table style books around. We also have Red Boot Design, an album design and template service for all types of photography. And if that wasn’t enough, we also have, Kubota Image Tools. This department encompasses all of our software tools for photographers as well as the workshops I teach all over the world. We feel very fortunate and know we couldn’t do it without the help of our staff and family!