Testimonials

To hear what our recent clients say...

Tamara & Bobby
Elopement on 08/22/2022

”She was extremely professional and had scouted out a number of locations around Balboa Park, giving us a selection of options based on the light and our preference for colors. We had so much fun and felt so comfortable having Mia be part of this very exciting event! The photos are beautiful, just what we imagined. It is clear that she has a keen eye for stunning locations and has amazing editing skills.“

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Hayete & Samuel
Wedding on 08/12/2022

"Mia of PKA Photography is the best photographer we could have hoped for! She is so professional, communicates and prepares with you everything you need prior to the photoshoot. Mia’s energy and joyful spirit are contagious! Her work are a perfect balance of elegance, creativity and provides sophisticated yet genuine lifelong memories. We will definitely contact Mia for our future family photos needs and absolutely recommend her services to anyone! Thank you Mia for perfectly capturing our beautiful moments!"

Adam & Jasmine
Engagement on 08/08/2022

"INCREDIBLE, ORGANIZED, PROFESSIONAL, PUNCTUAL, TRANSPARENT...

Just a few adjectives to describe Mia.

I am still in awe when I think about the amazing experience I just had.

I was in San Diego for the weekend for vacation and to propose to my girlfriend. Keeping true to my modus operandi, I procrastinated and started looking for photographers when I arrived to capture the proposal.

I got a few responses from OTHERS, which were either ridiculously pricey, or unwilling to be flexible for requests [I wanted to do this on a hiking Trail overlooking the ocean, and I wanted this to be a surprise].

Both challenging, I know.

Enter PKA Photography. I reached out to Mia 2 days before my planned proposal and she RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY with excitement and right away offered her guidance and suggestions and was SUPER FLEXIBLE. She was extremely COMMUNICATIVE and we came up with a game plan for the big day.

In fact, she even scouted the trail the morning of just so that she could get a lay of the land!

One hour before arriving to the trail, I shared my location with her on my iPhone and we both let each other know what we were wearing so that it would still be a surprise for my girlfriend. Once I arrived, we recognized each other, and I walked my girlfriend to the part on the trail where I knew was the best view and proceeded with my proposal.

From a faraway distance and with her amazing camera [she had so many lenses and gadgets] she caught EVERYTHING. The pictures were OUT OF THIS WORLD. After this candid moment, I introduced my girlfriend to Mia and we then proceeded to have a delightful hour of taking pictures.

 

Mia made that experience PAINLESS with her HUMOR and her eye for detail. Within an hour of when it was over, Mia quickly messaged me a few pictures via iMessage so that we could share the news with our friends. Everyone [I am not kidding--everyone] commented on how stunning the pictures looked. The drop box link for all 300+ pictures came shortly after. I can’t recommend Mia highly enough. I am not big on staged photography but she made the hour go by so fast. I am so happy with how the experience went and how great the photos came out.

Thank you Mia!!! Thank you PKA Photography!!!"

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Niesha & Zack
Wedding on 07/20/2022

"Mia of PKA Photography was absolutely amazing and engaging as she took our wedding pictures. She took the time to help us with poses, lighting, and even special locations. The pictures came out more beautiful than we could have imagined. Highly recommend if you are searching for a photographer!"

Dani & Lauren
Elopement on 07/13/2022

"Mia is absolutely incredible! She did the photoshoot for our wedding and we could not have been happier with it. Not only did our photos come out amazing but we had the best time taking them. Mia was both professional and personal. We loved working with her, she made us feel comfortable, confident and kept us laughing the whole time. She had great energy and a creative eye, knowing the BEST spots to take beautiful photos. We will definitely be looking her up for future photo shoots. we would rate her 100 stars if we could. 100% would recommend!"

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Jennifer
Travel on 07/01/2022

"Best decision I’ve ever made. What an awesome experience from start to finish. Mia of PKA Photography is such a radiant beautiful woman, and an absolute professional. Her work is stunning, and on the day of the shoot she went in steps further and scouted out an location that is made for even more beautiful pictures. I recommend Mia to anyone looking for a brilliant photographer with a keen eye and a great sense of humor! Thank you Mia!!"

David & Amera
Engagement on 06/23/2022

"Exceptional experience. Mia was very easy going and accommodated to the plans very well. She communicated before and after the shoots and was clear of her service. During the actual shoot, Mia made it comfortable for both my partner and I. The photo shoots did not feel awkward and felt very natural/candid. I would definitely book Mia again for future services. Thanks again Mia!"

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Zoe & Lin
Wedding on 06/18/2022

"We had the absolute best time with Mia! She went above and beyond for our wedding photos. She is the Absolute best!!! Great communication on what I wanted ahead of the shoot and she even brought us a cute accessory that went with Zoe's outfit. Really friendly and sweet. The photos came out amazing!! Highly recommend, book her for your photo needs :) "

Cornelia
Travel on 07/10/2022

"I have had the best time with Mia. I do this photo experience in locations I travel to a lot and this was one of if not the best. Mia is very accomodating and adjust to your wishes and needs. Her photos are amazing quality and I was overwhelmed with the level of editing Mia offers for your selected picture. I have never been on an experience where I can immediately walk away with ALL pictures on my iphone, and then getting one with a high quality edit was just so much more than expected. I feel like I belong on a cover of a magazine and nobody has achieved that before!"

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Patricia
Family Photography on 07/01/2022

"My husband, baby, and I spent a lovely late afternoon having our photos taken by Mia of PKA Photography. Mia was charming and an excellent photo director. She made me feel both confident and excited about our family pictures. Her energy was contagious, which is exactly what one wants in a photographer!

Thank you for such a great experience!"

Jagath
Family Photography on 06/17/2022

"Mia, we loved your thoughtfulness from the very start, and yet you went above and beyond our expectations. You have a remarkable ability to interpret what we wanted to see into a photograph that has great depth and meaning. Your care and expertise have made my family look so good in every photo!"

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Briana & Cody
Wedding on 05/13/2022

"Mia was amazing, my husband and I had such a fun time taking pictures.

Mia put a lot of thought into the best angles for the pictures. She made us feel comfortable as this was our first time taking professional pictures and we would definitely choose to book with Mia again.

We highly recommend booking with Mia."

Frankie
Bridal Photography on 08/22/2022

"I had a wonderful time with Mia of PKA Photography during this session. We took some amazing photos, she really understands how to capture the moment ( and my best sides). This has to have been one of the most best values and experiences I have had with a personal photographer- and she has really fancy equipment! I look to working with her again soon, Thank you!"

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Josie
Fashion Photography on 05/29/2022

"An amazing photographer, cannot say that enough. Creativity and vision is so captivating. If that wasn't enough she is on point with communication, walks you through the shoot both before, during and after. Would def recommend if you want a talent artist who's also savy at running a business."

Anita
Fashion Photography on 05/29/2022

"Amazing photographer, even more amazing individual. She is such a doll and so sweet and made me feel super comfortable plus the final product was gorgeous!!"

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Couture Bengals
Pet Commercial Photography on 06/01/2022

" Our experience with PKA Photography was excellent!

The creativity Mia used is so valuable to the finished product. She is  so tune with her art and it's AMAZING!

We are very happy and would definitely book her again. Highly recommend her to everyone."

Erin
Family Photography on 07/02/2022

" Mia is one of the most technically professional photographers I know. She also has a great sense of humor that keeps you engaged and wanting to take more photos.

10/10 would book again!

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Daniela
Travel on 05/30/2022

Mia was amazing!

She told me how to pose and made me feel very comfortable and confident!

Her photography is not limited to one skill set,  she is able to capture photos in a very wide variety of settings. From action shots to timelapse, I love them all.

Highly recommended!

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