Testimonials

To hear what our recent clients say...

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Joy & Andy
Wedding Anniversary on 10/06/2022

“Mia is such a lovely person with an eye for beauty. She is very funny and makes you feel comfortable during the whole shoot. You'll feel as if you would know her like forever. That you will see on the final results! The pictures you'll get are stunning and you can see and feel the emotions behind them. I highly recommend her. It's a pity we didn't know her when we got married, those pictures would have been amazing...”

Tiffany
Family session on 11/06/2022

"Mia was an absolute gem!

Most photographers we've worked with haven't been good with our 6 year old son. Mia was OUTSTANDING! Our son doesn't particularly care to take pictures to the point where we have to succumb to bribery. Mia had some sort of SPECIAL MAGIC because our son never stopped smiling and posing for her...First time ever that we didn't have to bribe him!

We had such an awesome time that we completely forgot we were taking pictures.

And my goodness! The quality of her pictures were leagues above what we could have ever expected. She created such a gorgeous set of pictures that was unique to our family style was unbelievable.She truly went above and beyond..."

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Hanne & Miguel
Engagement on 09/13/2022

”Mia was so great to work with! She made my fiancé and I feel so COMFORTABLE and her photos are AMAZING!!!

Even before retouching, we could not believe the amazing quality of her photos. We will definitely be working with her in the future because of her professionalism and talent!

We have so many people asking who our photographer was, and telling us how beautiful our photos are.

We could not be happier that we chose PKA Photography to photograph our engagement!“

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Mia & Sonji
Family travel session on 10/15/2022

Mia: "She was AMAZING!!!! Great personality… I felt so comfortable and the pictures turned out WONDERFUL!!! Love her and the whole experience… would definitely do it again! 🤗"

Sonji : “Mia was the absolute BEST! I love her so muchhhh and she did AMAZING ! BOOK HER! You will not regret it!

We love you Mia K!”

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Samantha & Daniel
Elopement on 09/08/2022

”Mia and LaRon went out of their way find us the perfect spot for our elopement. They were very kind and thoughtful and considerate of our needs. it was truly a special night and the pictures came out beautifully!

And they have tons of patience on retouch our photos, we asked a full moon as a background and they did it!  Really love the work.

Thank you PKA Photography so very much! we really appreciate all the hard work you put into making our night so special!“

Andrew & Anthony
Elopement on 09/06/2022

Mia is an excellent photographer!

She knew so many important details and made our wedding day extra special. She was prompt with the delivery of our photos and her editing is superb!

We couldn’t be happier!

Definitely book her!

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Maria & Steven
Wedding on 09/04/2022

"Choosing Mia of PKA Photography as my wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process.

From day one she was super engaging, the perfect balance of responsive and professional yet easy going and cool.She made our wedding day run smoothly, without stress. People came up to me and told me she was great, you didn't even know she was there... she everywhere and nowhere all at once.

Loved working with her, her work is AMAZING!"

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Lizzy & Nemo
Wedding Anniversary on 08/27/2022

”This girl rocks!

Mia was incredibly easy to work with, and we couldn't be happier with how our photos came out.

She captured our joy and the love we shared with each other.

Every photo we took with her came about effortlessly and naturally.

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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Andrea & James
Elopement on 08/29/2022

"Mia of PKA Photography was AMAZING!

She made the experience really FUN and COMFORTABLE!

And our photos were INCREDIBLE!

If you want your pictures taken in San Diego, have Mia as your photographer, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks Mia! You are spectacular and I’ll forever recommend you to all the brides. "

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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!!"

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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 :) "

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Charrod & Quiana
Courthouse Wedding on 09/13/2022

”Mia is incredible. Not only was she able to get photos of the entire ceremony and stuff, she took us outside of the courthouse and got more than 100 photos of us on our special day.

GO WITH PKA! I’m so glad we did.

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Dianna & Jed
Courthouse Wedding on 09/14/2022

”Working with Mia for our wedding was amazing! She helped prep us well before the event, and even sent us notes after we reviewed multiple possibilities together. She was very energetic, yet professional and we loved our photos. There is a reason she is so in demand! Couldn’t recommend more.

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Frankie
Bridal Photography on 05/22/2022

"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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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."

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!"

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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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."

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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Chauntae & Mary
Wedding Reception on 06/04/2022

" ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PHOTOS and such a friendly, hard working couple!   We had Mia & LaRon fly to San Francisco to photograph my our wedding reception and we can’t thank them enough for capturing our special day for us!

They were relaxed but attentive. All our guests commented on how brilliant they were. They were spectacular and felt like family in the room.

They captured the true spirit of the wedding party!"

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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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