Meet Mai


I’m Mai 🙂

(Mai pronounced “my”) and I’m a portrait photographer in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong.

  • I’m Japanese.

I was born and raised in Japan.  I moved to the USA in 2007. I was an educator, teaching Japanese at Public High Schools in Virginia Beach for 6 years. I’m currently living in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong!

  • I’m a wife and a dog mama.

My fur baby’s name is Tyson.  We adopted him, a male black lab mix, when he was 4 months old.  He is now 3 years old and very playful with other dogs.  I love him so much.  He moved to Hong Kong with us and is a happiest dog ever!

You can read more about us on these personal blog posts!!

  • I’m an artist.

I aspire to photograph people who, like myself, value their authentic self. I want to reflect their inner beauty into my photographs and help them feel much more confident in themselves. I’m capturing connections, authenticity, and emotions.

[For Family Portraits] Pictures are not only for you, but for your children. That’s something they can look back and remember/see what they looked like and how much they were loved by family when they see those pictures in the future. Think about it as the legacy you are creating! I’d love to help you.

Please contact me to chat, be friends, or ask for availability. Facebook, Instagram, and Email.

Thank you – Arigatou!
Mai xo

Featured / Publication

Published on Let's Wed Hampton Roads 8th Anniversary Session - Mai Fotography

Let’s Wed Hampton Roads: Anniversary Session

Wedding Chicks featured our Dior Inspired Wedding by Mai Fotography

Wedding Chicks: Wedding Styled Shoot

Coastal Romantic Styled shoot featured by Fab You Bliss Badge - Mai Fotography

Fab You Bliss – Wedding Styled Shoot

Coastal Romantic Wedding Style was added to Aisle Society!!! Published Feature! Mai Fotography

Aisle Society: Wedding Styled Shoot

Beyond The Wanderlust

Beyond The Wanderlust: Portrait Session

Tidewater and Tulle Feature Budge

Tidewater and Tulle: Anniversary Session on Borrowed & Blue

Borrowed & Blue: Real Weddings