About Yuki Smith

I’m excited to tell you my story, but the truth is that I feel lucky to have picked up a camera. The long story short is that I am just a girl lucky enough to have been giving a camera by her parents at a young age. While not all that uncommon it makes me happy that I can do something that I love every day and I’ll always cherish and be grateful for the opportunities that I have had along the way and continue to have.

It all started when I was 5, I was given my first camera by my parents, and I have not stopped taking photos since. Early on I loved taking pictures of landscapes. As time went on, I started to photograph animals frequently. Shortly after I also added in architectural photography.  Over time I became aware of the power a camera possesses. When I was 15, I started taking photos of people, and I fell in love. The emotion that I capture while photographing people is hard to find in another type of photography. From capturing the happiness of a child on their birthday, to capturing the seriousness of a business owner for their new headshot, to the love of a family for each other in a family portrait, it is a valuable thing.  I will continue to strive to the best of my abilities to preserve this world one photo at a time until I am no longer physically able.

Like I said earlier, I'm genuinely grateful for everything that has come my way. The best part is that I love what I do and none of it seems like work to me. I believe that everything I've worked to accomplish stems from this one thing:

The beauty I have seen looking through my viewfinder.

So there you have it, my life’s work. You will find me with a camera in my hands until the day I die.

Feel free to give me a follow on Instagram @yukilsmith




I’ve worked with Yuki Twice now and have loved the photos each time. She really takes the time to sit down with you and discuss what you are looking for in your photos and what locations you think will make the costume shine. The angles are always good and the editing is very tasteful. I would highly recommend working with her in the future.
— Kaitlyn Peltzer
I could say many things about Yuki but when it comes down to it she just knows her stuff. I couldn’t ask for a more competent photographer to shoot our company events.
— Luke Jackson
I have worked with Yuki on several projects now and she is always a pleasure to work with. She really knows her stuff and is great at handling unpredictable events.
— Sam Johnson
When I booked Yuki I was very nervous because I am super self-conscious about how I look in photos but she really took her time and made me feel at ease during the shoot. Even better I loved the photos I got back from it. I look great in them.
— Jessica