SnowDog Village - Dog portrait event with Tomohiro Nakamichi

Dog Photography 2022 Mar JP2
Professional nature and animal photographer Tomohiro Nakamichi will hold a workshop in the natural environment around SnowDog Village Niseko.

It is said in the film and television industry that working with animals is difficult at the best of times. However, Nakamichi-san's keen eye and ability to capture the character and spirit of your dog is undeniable.

A former dog trainer and professional nature and animal photographer, he takes exceptional photos of dogs in the impressive natural surroundings of Niseko.

Why not join us for one of his quarterly seasonal events at SnowDog Village?
  • "He caught that exact moment of pure joy my dog felt. I couldn't have done that myself."
  • "That connection that exists solely between owner and animal was evident in the shot."
  • See more in the feedback section below.

Scheduled session

Sunday March 18th-19th, 2023 Group Session

GROUP A 3/18/23 13:00-15:30 (includes local travel time)
GROUP B 3/19/23 9:30-12:00(includes local travel time)
Spots available 4-6 people
Location 2 locations in the Niseko area
Cost(1owner 1 dog) ¥12,000
Cost(1owner 2 dogs) ¥18,000
Cost( 2 owners 3 dogs) ¥24,000(2 adults required to handle 3 dogs)
Final result Best 3-5 shots

Monday March 18th -20th, 2023 Private Session

Duration 1.5 hours (includes travel time)
Location One location in the Niseko area based on dog age/type etc.
Capacity Up to 3 dogs(2 adults required to handle 3 dogs)
Cost ¥24,000
Final result Best 5-10 shots

SnowDog Village special - Sunrise & Morning Sessions at Lake Toya

A special photo session at the golden sunrise hour at Lake Toya. A 30-minute drive from SnowDog Village. Details below.

Private 1-hour Session: JPY 26,000 (tax incl.)
5:30-6:30 Saturday, March 18
5:30-6:30 Sunday, March 19
5:30-6:30 Monday, March 20

*Your furry friend is not expected to swim in the lake. Those who can or want to can be shot inside the lake, but there is no need. It is still the month of March and the photographer can take different lakeside shots against the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise. 

Previous Autumn photo session with Nakamichi-san

Click HERE to review some of the image captured at our session in the fall. (JP language only, however the photos are universal!)



  • "So happy this event was run. I plan to frame the pictures and hang them in my house!" (Group session 2021)
  • "It was great to capture the dogs in the great outdoors. I really saw them in a new light! Also hanging out with Nakamichi-san and the staff was great." (Private session 2021)
  • "It was a little nervous, but everyone was friendly and I was able to relax and enjoy myself." (Group session 2021)
  • "My dogs enjoyed playing with the other dogs. It was fun to shoot them in the moment. The staff and photographer love dogs, so I felt comfortable." (Group session 2021)
  • "This is the best accommodation plan! Dog lovers will definitely love it. Nakamichi-san was able to put the dog at ease. I want to come again!" (Private session 2021)
  • "The image of my elderly dog running, he never runs, almost made me cry!" (Private session 2021)
  • "Thank you for the great experience. I will cherish it." (Group session 2021)
  • "I am so looking forward to the next session!" (Private session 2021)
  • "Sign me up for the winter session!" (Group session 2021)


Are you and your dog interested in learning more? Just reach out through the contact form below. Woof!

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