As the Manager of Photography for the St. Louis Cardinals, Taka Yanagimoto oversees all photography needs as it deals with the Cardinals organization.
Taka serves as the team photographer along with managing the daily work of the team's freelance photographers, including negotiating photographers' employment contracts, facilitating ongoing performance reviews, scheduling and overseeing the shooting of game action, field ceremonies, special events, community efforts, business initiatives and all other club events. Taka also serves as the team's digital librarian, organizing and maintaining a central digital archive of all club photos as well as acting as the primary liaison for all photo needs of both internal and external customers.
Prior to joining the Cardinals Front Office in January of 2013, Taka ran Yanagimoto Photography, his own company specializing in commercial and portrait photography for six years. In that capacity, Taka worked with a variety of clients including Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital.