Taku Homes is the go-to commercial and residential real estate photography, aerial drone and video business of the South Puget Sound region.

Based in Tacoma, Washington, we work in Port Orchard, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, Lacey, Olympia, Federal Way and the surrounding areas.

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Let us help you stand out

  • Magazine-style photography
  • Aerial drone photography and video

We know our craft

  • Off-camera flash lighting and HDR editing
  • Fully-edited high-resolution and MLS-sized photos

Outstanding service

  • We are creative, reliable and responsive
  • We are on time, every time

Why choose Taku Homes?

We are not happy until you are absolutely thrilled with our service and photos. We go to great lengths to make that happen. If you’re not smiling ear-to-ear, get in touch and we’ll fix the problem. It’s that simple.


Best Gig Harbor real estate photographer

   I am always impressed with Taku Home’s ability to capture the essence of the listings my team represents. Not only that, but [Mihael] has been willing to work with the sellers if they see something they want to edit, reshoot, etc. Mihael is amazing to work with.

– Ashley T., Marketing Coordinator, Team Aro, Windermere Professional Partners, Gig Harbor, Washington



real estate Seattle photographer

   Thank you for those absolutely amazing photos of my listing. I am happy to say that the home has sold. Your photos were an integral part in illustrating the story of that gorgeous home.

– Pauline Jones, Skyline Properties, Kent, Washington



Olympia real estate photographer

   The photos and video are better than I’d hoped for, THANK YOU!!!! My clients were very impressed with you… I will be recommending you to my colleagues and hope to have you as my “Canal photographer” when I sell many homes out that way.

– Shauna Tryon, John L Scott, Lacey, Washington



About Mihael Blikshteyn

Mihael Blikshteyn

Hi. I am Mihael, founder and principal photographer at Taku Homes.

I have been a commercial and editorial photographer for over 10 years, specializing in real estate, construction, maritime and industrial photography.

I founded Taku Homes in 2016, a few months after I moved to Tacoma. I saw a need for a real estate photography service in this region that prioritizes responsiveness, dependability, excellent agent and seller customer service, friendliness and, of course, outstanding photography and video.

I am passionate about editorial storytelling as well. My images are used to further the causes of the World Wildlife Fund, the PEW Charitable Trust, Wild Salmon Center, United Way, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Housing First and other conservation, cultural and social justice organizations.

In my first career spanning 15 years, I was a conservation and research fishery biologist. I have keen interests in fisheries, maritime, conservation and social justice issues and visual storytelling.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, I grew up in Russia and New York City, and spent a decade working and living in Alaska. By way of northern California and Oregon, I settled in the South Puget Sound, Washington area.

My passion in life is visual storytelling. I craft a life that is a story worth telling.



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