Who is Taku Kumabe?

With a love for nature and landscapes, I am a Toronto-based explorer dedicated to showcasing the natural beauty of the city and its surroundings.

I have uniquely positioned myself to be one of very few people dedicated to showing landscapes of Toronto.

With an Instagram following of more than 115,000 and access to the local community, this refreshing perspective gives brands a new avenue in showcasing their product or service to one of Canada’s most vibrant and sought-after Instagram communities.

I am a freelance photographer, and art director (in the publishing industry) based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I am a Nikon Professional Services member.

With a love for the outdoors, I make it a point to explore where I live and travel to.

I am known as the sunrise photographer, and have my own Toronto Sunrise Series.

I have been interviewed and featured on a number of websites, written about in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, The Toronto Star, and have been on the nation’s largest radio station morning show, CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.

>> Click here to view my photography portfolio < <

Toronto Sunrise Series Samples

Below is a sample from my Toronto Sunrise Series.

Click the link below for the complete Toronto Sunrise Series by Taku.

>> Toronto Sunrise Series <<

How May I Help You?


An Instagram post that shows your product in a way that seamlessly integrates with the rest of my feed can always be done. By adding elements of nature and landscape to photos with your product, it can offer a non-intrusive way to introduce my viewers to your products. Alternatively, I can take over your Instagram account with my photography. This has the added benefit of me cross-posting to my account, in addition to having refreshingly new photos for your account.

High Resolution Photography/Design

My services can also include high resolution images for you to use in any way. Many companies have used these for their own marketing purposes. If you require an advertisement made for a print publication, I am also capable of providing this design service—I am an established print designer as well.

Blog Review

A blog review allows for a more in-depth analysis of your product. Coupled with professional photography, your product will not only look great, but will have accompanying explanations as to why they are great. Reviews are written with honest opinions—good and bad—about the product.


Contests conducted on my blog, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook are a great way to add more exposure to your product in addition to gaining more interest from the potential of winning something.

Exclusive Access

Behind-the-scenes activities or exclusive tours and access to places not generally seen by the public are great ways to drum up interest to your product and/or event.


Advertising a product/service through photography before it launches to entice potential clients is an effective way to garner additional interest.


A customized experience can also be created to best suit your needs. Whether it be a combination of my offerings or something totally different that you may be interested in, I am always open to starting a conversation with you.


I welcome your ideas on how to best work with your brand.

Previous partnerships with brands include contests, blog product reviews, behind-the-scene activities, Instagram posts, and more. 

Spotlight Video

Henry's Canada—a leading Canadian photo and video chain—created a Spotlight Video on my photography, which provides a good summary of what I do as a freelance photographer. Please click on the video below to view the spotlight.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

I can be reached by email at tkumabe [at] smaku.com or through the Contact button below.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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