• I grew up in Tokyo until I was sixteen years old. As a child, I played a lot of Nintendo. While in high school, I came to the United States on my own with a secret desire to become a writer and intention to change the world. During my college years I quickly discovered that taking pictures was a lot easier than learning how to write in English. Since then, I have worked really hard to find my own voice in photography. My images tend to be lighthearted, whimsical, colorful and graphic. I love every aspect of photography including conceptualizing, art directing, styling and collaborating. Being mom has made me into a fierce team player who is not afraid of challenges.  I am a big believer in sincerity and it makes me REALLY happy when my photograph makes people smile. You can check out my visual ideas/sketches at
  • @meikophoto on instagram.

I live in Sunny Los Angeles and travel to NY and SF often. I am always up for fun, creative projects and collaborations. Please email me and say hello!

Meiko Takechi Arquillos
Click here to email Meiko

323-963-4561 Los Angeles

Represented by
Maren Levinson
323-953-9002 Los Angeles

Select Clients*

  • 72andSunny
  • AARP
  • AnOther Magazine (UK)
  • Anthology
  • BBDO
  • Bon Appetit
  • Bust
  • Bunka Publishing (Japan)
  • Capital Records
  • Chronicle Books
  • Craft
  • Delta Air
  • Deutsch LA
  • Discover
  • enRoute (Air Canada)
  • Flaunt
  • Fast Company
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Fortune Small Business
  • Good
  • Guardian Weekend Magazine
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hitachi
  • Inc
  • Ladies Home Journal


  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • Lucky Peach
  • Lotta Jansdotter
  • McCann NY
  • Make
  • Mattel
  • McSweeney’s
  • Money
  • Moving Image and Content
  • NEA
  • Nestle
  • Parents Magazine
  • Paul Frank
  • Pentagram Design
  • Punkrock Confidential
  • Readymade
  • Real Simple
  • Redbubble
  • Sephora
  • Story Worldwide NYC
  • Target
  • USC
  • Variety Magazine
  • WCRS Advertising (UK)
  • West SF
  • Zakka Magazine (Japan)