Asian Impressions

Photographer Male Seattle, Washington, US My MM URL:
Mayhem # 1014914

About Me


My goal in taking photos is to discover the person behind the face in order to bring out both the beauty and the personality of those who I am privileged to photograph.
Credit:  So Mi

But don'€™t rely on my words.  I encourage you to contact the models with whom I have worked.  I want to provide you with a safe, fun, and enjoyable shoot resulting in beautiful images that you will be able to use.  Check out these testimonials.

From Flickr user “Bungie Bungie”
"The beauty that Teban captures really inspires an Asian girl myself...I truly commend him and thank him for taking pictures that capture the beauty of Asian women in a way that doesn't exploit us and shows aspects of us Asian women that most do not see."

From Mikano F - MM#1090640
(The sample photos you sent) are amazing! They all look so nice and beautiful even without any editing... You really know how the natural light and shadow works on people's body and face.  Thank you so much for making them look so natural and wonderful!

From Christiana Li Wu - MM#1368109
I just got your CD of pictures and I am COMPLETELY blown away by how gorgeous everything is!! Man, you are the KING of lighting and angles! Incredible! There are so many shots in there that are so beautiful! All my family and friends love them! smile

From Kaoru Hayabusa - MM#1322105
I really love everything about you, the composition, natural lightning, the freedom and flexibility and you are capturing the warmth and natural beauty of Asian models.   I always think Caucasian ladies have the best look and slender body shape, after I see our photos together, I feel happy now to be born as Asian, and I feel proud to be born as Chinese.
Credit:  Kaoru Hayabusa MM#1322105


My photos have a unique style and feel.  I am most experienced at doing outdoor fashion/lifestyle shoots.  Please know that in general, I use natural lighting, existing lighting.  I prefer this and believe it adds to the realism of my shoots.
Credit:  Frannie Baby #1102015

My photos are designed to retain and highlight a model's natural beauty.  In fact, I have been told, it is the "everyday or candid feel" to my photos that is often liked by my models.
Credit: Monnie Babie MM#1650339 and Muey (not on MM)

My photographic and editing style can also be artistic.  Please keep in mind, however, that I am certainly willing to take direction and suggestions from models and I am always willing to try an learn new things- depending on the style and type of photography that you are interested in pursuing.
Credit:  Christiana Li Wu #1368109
Credit:  Trinh - Berlin, Germany
Credit:  Maryapril MM#1021788


I live in the Pacific Northwest, but am originally from Hawaii and am of partial Hawaiian descent.  As a result of my Hawaiian heritage, I have a keen interest in Asian culture, fashion, and style.  It is for this reason that you will notice I primarily work with Asian models.  This is not exclusive, though to be honest, it is my preference.

I travel around the world for my "day" job and thus have the opportunity to meet people in different places and take photos in different locations beyond my hometown or even country!  I have shot in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and many other places.  When I am coming to your city, I will reach out and contact you if your portfolio has interest to me.

My camera is professional grade- Canon 5D Mark III and I have an assortment of lenses for many different angles and styles.
Credit:  Clarisse Lau, Hong Kong


*    My rates range from $50-$100 per hour.  However, if I believe you can assist me with my portfolio and/or the theme is within my interests, I do not charge for my photography.  I will not pay to shoot with a model, as I am busy enough with either paid or TF* shoots.
*    I will provide a model release and ask that the models I work with sign this release prior to our shoot.
*    I understand the need for and will work with models who wish to have escorts during the shoot.
*    I am professional, courteous, friendly and respectful of the models I work with and would hope for the same in return.
*    I take a lot of photos during our shoot- to ensure we have a good number of photos to review, edit, and choose from.  I will provide a download link of all images taken during the shoot, of standard quality JPG images.  I also allow my models to select 5-10 images and will provide edited, higher quality images based on those that the model desires.  Please note, though, I am a photographer, not a professional retouch artist.

NOTE:  The 30 photos I have included here on Model Mayhem, tell a part of the story of my style of photo- but PLEASE, if you want to see more, click the link at the top of the page to go to my website - Asian Impressions (my portfolio).

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Kudos and thanks to MM members

JENG #83689
MOA A #832441  - 2 shoots
MOCALATTE  #1024646
MARYAPRIL #1021788 - 2 shoots
ZOEY S #895905
YUPEI #1013727
MIKANO F#1090640
YESIMA #1069013
JAINEE #1122379
JANNICA P #1086256
KATHRYN C #1108841
WEN-CHING S #881773
SAE IMAI #1080389 - 2 shoots
XLE #797268 - 3 shoots
FRANNIE BABY#1102015 - 2 shoots
RUBY L #1174324
TING LI #1108058
JOYCE KWAN #1053494
JUICY LUCY SUPER #1413221 - 4 shoots
CHRISTIANA LI WU #1368109 - 3 shoots
AMI HARUNA #710480
CECILIA Z #190048 - 4 shoots
HANA CHAI #1460801 - 2 shoots
GABRIELLE K #1431050
SHERRE YI #1605251 - 6 shoots
AMCHU5 #1464398
MONICA XO #774580 - 2 shoots
EMMA LEI #1418744 - 2 shoots
JC LIANG #1506422
S-KOON #1885238 - 4 shoots
INNOCARE (Abby) #1508317
SARAHH J #453605
TAMMY DI #1249900
JANET ZHOU #1384687
CRYSTAL LI #1647160 - 2 shoots
MON SAETERN #1650339 - 4 shoots
KAORU HAYABUSA #1322105 - 2 shoots
BABY BEA #1387048
NELLY HU KWO #1497654
ALEXALEXALEX #1693465 - 3 shoots
ELLA WEI #1637397 - 4 shoots
LOLA #871366
TING-YI SHIH #729938
JOYEE YAO #1441503
JHENNY #1625407
BONNIEBON #1875015
LAN TAT #1859012
HANNAH SO #1760124
MERRILIZ #1579495
ANNA SUN #1425012
NANCYLAM #1617672
LOUISE LAM #1912844 - 2 shoots
ALISA KAMEA# 2210637
VIOLET021 #1570340
THYCHAN #843701 - 2 shoots
MS AMY VANG #1688331
ASAMI #2288882
JAMIE MW LEE #1216858
LIZZ V #2132165
MS ZY #1770272 - 2 shoots
WEN LIVELY #1587633
KAYO FANTASTIC #744472 - 5 shoots
MINI MIU #1040323
BAO THI #2401936 - 2 shoots
YAYOI K#2230211
HARUNA #1962839 - 2 shoots
ROGUE SERAPHIM #2527872 - 2 shoots
HONG CHAU #2742705 - 3 shoots
KALY CHAU #1587618
NODAME #2551076
SUNNY WANG #2218361
ALICE #2740666
KIM DL NL #1487883
APPLE N #2402643
ShyAng3L #2554439
SUSAN KANG #854685

CREATEUR models from Japan (
Ai Momotani, Minato Natsume, Ran Tsunoda, Nami Hoshikawa. Maiko Henmi

FRESH-CLUB models from Japan (
Satomi Nishijima, Kei Maeda, Asuka Himeno, Kokoro Kizuki, Miho Kitakawa, Mika Ichikawa. Erika Tsune, Makoto Asami, Moe Katase, Yuuki Mukuno, Erika Inami, Akari Hokajo, Marino Funabashi, Misaki Mashita, Yuria Sawata, Riho Oyama, Satomi Senri, Arisa Matsumoto, Kanae Mori, Yu Tomita, Eri Ashiwa, Rena Ueta, Akari Yayoi, Ami Kitachi, Ayana Matsubayashi, Rio Hasekura

Angie Tran-2 shoots, Yen Ban, Jessica Như Ý-2 shoots, Liza Chu, & Pati La

As well as:

Eri Nomoto
Shuku & Naci (from the former musical group BUZZ)
Vivian W - 2 shoots
So Mi - 2 shoots
Muey S - 3 shoots
Lan H - 2 shoots
Sydnie - 2 shoots
Tiffie Siu (Hong Kong)
Miyako (Hong Kong)
Clarisse Lau (Hong Kong) - 2 shoots
Nancy Vo (Hong Kong)
Nikita Hengbok (Singapore)
Chloe Liting Ang (Singapore)
Huirong (Singapore)
Miki (Singapore)
Yen-果果 (Taiwan)
Ley Ley-蕾蕾 (Taiwan)
Nana Kurosaki (Japan) - 2 shoots
Coco Komatsu (Japan) - 2 shoots
Michelle (Toronto)
Meo (Berlin)
Trinh (Berlin)
Siu Manmanb (Hong Kong)
Winnie Win (Hong Kong)
Meow Lo (Hong Kong)
Sysy Nhi (Ho Chi Minh)
Banny Pham (Ho Chi Minh)
Gabrilyn (Hawaii)
Alexis K (Hawaii) - 2 shoots
Thanh-Thao N (Seattle)
Kaii (Sacramento)
Jessica K (Sacramento)
Diana N (Seattle)
Celina (Rotterdam)
Diana (Shanghai)
Selina (Shanghai)
Lavie (Tokyo)
Reyka (Tokyo)
Mareenah (Singapore)
Kabolin (Rotterdam)
Huong (Rotterdam)
Zeem Poui (Bangkok)
Jennifer N (Los Angeles)
Lariza B (Los Angeles)
Lynn H (Sydney, Australia)
Cathy Y (Sydney, Australia)
Heidi Huxley (Melbourne, Australia)
Melludee (Melbourne, Australia)
Cheria Derry (Gold Coast, Australia)
Mai L (Sydney, Australia)


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