The Sagami Group

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Barbara's love of photography started in her hometown of Chicago at just eight years old, when she bought her first camera (a Kodak 110 Instamatic) at the local cigar store. She shot everything that was in front of her from elementary school, through college.

During college, she majored in graphic design; minored in photography; and took classes in painting and theatre set design. When she was not in class, she worked a part-time job in a camera store – the only girl working with a bunch of guys talking photography all day long. She purchased her first Nikon camera system with her employee discount and became determined to find a way to incorporate photography into a full-time profession.

Her career accomplishments include working as a booker and agency director; pre- and post- production for catalog shoots; estimating and managing budgets; research and negotiations; working as a set designer for fashion and still life shoots; scouting locations for clients; scheduling and overseeing photo crews – sometimes as many as five fashion shoots (studio and location) and three still shoots at a time. Her client list includes companies, photographers and other producers from all over the country (New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami Beach, just to name a few).

Barbara is the consummate liaison between the client(s), creative team and financial sectors.

With the free time that she has, she loves to travel, meet new people, solving puzzles and learning more about her Japanese heritage.

After many years working within a corporate setting, Barbara has made the big move to sunny California and calls Los Angeles home. She started her own production company and has been going strong for almost ten years. She enjoys every moment of it, despite the constant pleas from her friends and family back in NYC, Chicago, Miami and Dallas to come back to cook her famous French garlic chicken and apple tart!
24-Hour Fitness, Ambrosi & Assoc, Apple, Axis, Bagby Design, Best Buy, Black Dot Graphics, Bloomingdale's, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Brighton, Brylane Home, C&C California, Capitol Records, Charles Jourdan, COVERGIRL, Daniel K NYC, Dayton Hudson, Diet Coke, Dillard's, Diport, Dove, Drysdales, E-Style, Family Dollar, Fingerhut, Flair Communications, Fortunoff, Frederick's of Hollywood, Gamzo Advertising, Geoffrey Beene, Goody's, Gotcha, Gotham, Graf & Lantz, Graphic Forum, Handelan-Pederson, Hartmarx, Hill's Dept Stores, ICON, Inner Harbor, Integer Group, JAG, JCPenney, Jonathan Corey, Jordan Marsh, Kmart, Kohl's, Kreber, La Redoute (FR), Liska + Assoc, Lowe's Home Improvement (Patio), Macy's, Marshall Field's, Mary Kay, Media Graphics, Mellon Group, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Newport News, Nexcom/AAFES, Nike, Nordstrom, Ogilvy & Mather, Onassis, OneRepublic, Original Penguin, Perry Ellis International, Quixtar, Ramage, Redsand, Saks Fifth Ave, San Diego Tourism, Sears, Spiegel, Stage Stores/Beall's/Palais Royal, Staton Wholesale, Studio Z, The Grove, UMusic, USAA, Vertis, Visit California, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Willow Pointe, Woodward & Lothrup, Yarakasukan (JPN)

Aladdin Ishmael, Alan Cresto, Alban Christ, Alex Beauchesne, An Le, Andrew Southam, Ashley Barrett, Bell Soto, Beth Studenberg, Caroline Knopf, Chapin Hall, Chris Nicholls, Danielle Levitt, David Lyles, Diego Uchitel, Dorian Caster, Emily Shur, Eric Wasserman, Erik Almas, Giuliano Bekor, Greg Lotus, Heath Patterson, Heimo Schmidt, Jeff Dey, Jeff Olson, Jeremy Samuelson, Jim Erickson, Joseph Chen, Josh Williams, JR Mankoff, Larry Bartholomew, Laurent Elie Badessi, Lionel Deluy, Marcus Swanson, Mark Andrew, Mark Joseph, Matthew Jordan Smith, Michael Haber, Mitchell Nguyen McCormack, Kim Myers Robertson, Nesti Mendoza, Nigel Barker, Patrik Giardino, Pavel Havlicek, Russell James, Sasha Eisenman, Shannon Greer, Steve Erle, Steve Shaw, Steven Lippman, Steven McDonald, Thomas Schenk, Tim Geaney, Todd Norwood, Tom Rafalovich, Torkil Gudnason, Uli Rose, Walter Chin, Wolfgang Mustain, Zoey Grossman

America's Next Top Model, Ana de la Reguera, Anne V, Ashley Hinshaw, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Bella Thorne, Ben Folds, Bridget Moynahan, Camilla Belle, Carmen Electra, Carrie Preston, Chelsea Tyler, China Anne McClain, Colbie Caillot, Crystal Reed, Dakota Johnson, Daniella Pestova, Derrick Hodge, Dita Von Teese, Elsa Pataky, Emily Ratajkowski, Emma Stone, Evangeline Lilly, Faith Evans, Fall Out Boy, Genesis Rodriguez, Havana Brown, Heather Graham, Heidi Klum, Irina Shayk, John Fogerty, Joanna Krupa, Jordana Brewster, Joy Bryant, Julian McMahon, Julie Benz, Kanye West, Kristen Bell, Laura Marano, Lawrence Taylor, Lindsey Shaw, Luke Macfarlane, Marco Dapper, Milla Jovovich, Mircea Monroe, Nick Carter, Olivier Theyskens, Panic! at the Disco, Roselyn Sanchez, Sara Bareilles, Sofia Vergara, Sophia Bush, Sophie Monk, Tyler Blackburn.

Cosmopolitan En Espanol, DaMan, DISfunkshion, Ever, Glamour Espana, Glamour Mexico, InStyle, LA Confidential, Loft, Maxim, Ocean Drive, Oxygen, Playboy, Relapse, Rolling Stone, Tatler, Ser Padres, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions, Umm, Unleash'd, Vanidades, Vogue, Women's Health.