Who I Am


Yama is a creative and imaginative commercial, fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer in the Washington, DC area. As an avid sports lover growing up he had aspirations like ever boy of becoming a professional athlete. Instead, Yama joined the United States Navy and got his first camera and embarked on his newfound love and passion.

After leaving the Navy, Yama studied photography at the Art Institute of Washington where he developed the knowledge, creative mind, and keen eye his future in photography.

Photography is not a job but a life filled with events captured to tell a story. Being behind the camera is his own creative world, shoot frame by frame that in turn creates his own reality. Yama strives to bring each photo he takes to life through his technical craft and creative sensibility to his art. To him this is considered the art of creating a moment with the play on light and darkness.


My philosophy
“Photography is a wonderful way to express my creative vision in a crazy fast passed world.”
Goals & values

  1. Be Honorable.

  2. Be Creative.

  3. Be The Standard.

  4. I am proud to work with