Hear From Our Happy Clients and See Their Weddings...
Krista & Edward
Wedding on 08/26/2023
"Mia was seriously amazing as our wedding photographer! We lucked out finding her. Her energy and cool ideas for photos made the whole thing a blast. She had everyone grinning from ear to ear, and the first batch of pics? Mind-blowing!! Can't wait to see the whole album. No doubt, I'd totally hire Mia again for future stuff – maybe some rad anniversary shots :)"
Bahar & Hooman
Wedding on 08/19/2023
"PKA team☺️, first of all, appreciate all three of you for your great service and support. Not only us but also all the guests were extremely amazed with your work. Everone was mentioning Mia's energy till the last seconds, LaRon's responsiveness for covering all the details and Nafas's dedications for taking care of our persian wedding details ☺️"
Gianna & Will
Engagement on 07/09/2023
"Wow! Mia is amazing! We hired Mia to do our engagement photoshoot and we were beyond happy with the photos! She was so helpful in explaining her process and suggesting different spots for our photoshoot. My fiance is not a huge fan of taking photos, but she made us feel so comfortable and gave us tips to make everything look great. Mia got us the raw photos super quickly and was really flexible with us when we needed more time to select our favorites (so difficult because we LOVED every one!). Every time a friend sees my photos, they always stop me because they can't believe how incredible the photos are! Mia has an incredible style and the retouched photos are like stunning, beautiful pieces of art. Even my mom who was skeptical of paid photography could not believe how great Mia's photos turned out and said they were the most beautiful photographs she had seen. Needless to say, we will be having Mia and LaRon capture our wedding as well :)"
Luna & Brian
Wedding on 07/02/2023
" I can't express enough how grateful I am for Mia and Laron's incredible support when I needed a last-minute videographers for my wedding. It was a stressful situation, but they truly came to the rescue! From the moment I reached out, Erika, their team member, provided exceptional assistance by attentively listening to my requirements and guiding me through the process. Her thoughtfulness and creativity were remarkable. Mia and Laron's dedication to understanding my vision for the wedding videos was outstanding. They took the time to ask detailed questions, ensuring they captured exactly what I had in mind. Their commitment to delivering personalized and high-quality videos was evident throughout the entire process. I wholeheartedly recommend Mia, Laron, and their team to anyone in need of videographers. They went above and beyond to make my wedding day memorable, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Thank you, Mia and Laron, for saving the day and creating beautiful videos that I will cherish forever! "
Arin & Sandy
Wedding on 06/18/2023
"We had the pleasure of working with Mia and Laron for our wedding photography and videography, and we can't express how grateful we are for their incredible work. From the moment we had our engagement photoshoot till our actual big day, they made every moment beautiful and captured the essence of our love story perfectly.
Mia's attention to detail and creativity shone through in every shot she took. Her ability to find the perfect angles and capture the emotions in each frame is truly remarkable. Laron's videography skills were equally impressive, as he beautifully weaved together the footage, creating a cinematic masterpiece that we will cherish for a lifetime.Not only are they exceptionally talented, but Mia and Laron also made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. Their professionalism, friendly demeanor, and ability to connect with us on a personal level made the entire experience enjoyable and stress-free. We are forever grateful to Mia and Laron for going above and beyond to make the best day of our lives even more special. The quality of their work surpassed our expectations, and we can't thank them enough for their dedication and passion. Thank you so much, Mia and Laron, for making our wedding day unforgettable!"
Tasha & Cole
Wedding on 05/27/2023
(review from Tasha's mother)
"Mia was the photographer for my daughter's wedding. She was absolutely wonderful- made my day easier not having to worry about photos. She took beautiful pictures. Best part is you did not realize she was there. I loved how she handled all the guest especially that one that wants to be in all the pictures. She redirected that guest in a peaceful manner.
Best part she was able to sent lots of pictures the same night for me to review. Definitely would hired her services again!"
Caroline & Andreas
Wedding on 05/19/2023
"We're immensely grateful to Mia, our talented photographer, and LaRon, our wonderful officiant. Planning our elopement in San Diego's enchanting Balboa Park felt daunting, but Mia and LaRon turned it into a magical day that surpassed all our dreams.
Mia's extraordinary photography skillfully captured every moment with an artistic flair, preserving the essence of our love story.
LaRon's heartfelt ceremony touched our hearts deeply, adding extra meaning to create an unforgettable experience.
Together, Mia and LaRon made our elopement a cherished memory. Their professionalism and passion shone through every interaction. Thank you both for making our wedding day so special. The memories you've captured and the beautiful ceremony you've delivered leave us beyond thrilled."
Fabrice & Roger
Wedding on 04/29/2023
"We were absolutely thrilled to discover PKA Photography at the wedding show, and from that moment on, our expectations were exceeded in every way. Mia's exceptional work truly left us in awe. Both our engagement and wedding pictures turned out to be nothing short of breathtaking. Moreover, her punctuality was a breath of fresh air, and we deeply appreciated her reliability in capturing every precious moment. PKA Photography is undoubtedly a talent we will cherish and recommend to everyone seeking stunning and timely photography."
Jomarie & Vincent
Wedding on 03/24/2023
(review from Jomarie's godmother)
"What can I say about Mia and LaRon? Mia has such an effervescent energy that you can’t help but be in a good mood when she is around. They are both very easy to work with, and are on top of communications with the bride and family. I hired them for my god-daughter’s wedding and received so many compliments not only on their personality, but also on the speediness of the picture delivery and the beauty of the images.
They make you feel at ease, and don’t get in the way of the event. They hide inconspicuously off to the side to get the best angle so that the images don’t look forced. I have been at other weddings where the photog is bossy and irritable, which makes the guests feel the same, and it shows in their pictures. LaRon and Mia are consummate professionals. It was a pleasure having them at the reception. Mia also jumped into the dance circle to make sure she gets a shot at all possible angles. We laughed so hard and the pics actually came out great! Their prices are also reasonable: they aren’t the cheapest but they aren’t the most expensive either. I think you get excellent value for your money. I suggest if you are unsure, to call or meet Mia and LaRon in person so that you get a feel for their style and how they operate. You won’t regret hiring them!"
Mili & Christian
Elopement on 02/12/2023
"We organized our wedding in a week as we chose to do it at the last minute and we couldn't be more fortunate to find Mia and LaRon! They added color to our ceremony with their great energy, excellent and professional work.
Through several text chat and zoom conversations, Mia and LaRon worked with us and our budget to provide us with wonderful memories of our special day. They gave us so many location options with photo examples, explain all the advantages and flaws of the locations, guided us to apply permit to keep this popular location. They even helped me to find a florist who speaks my language at the last minute.
We hired a wedding photographer, and feel like got a wedding planner too!
Before my ceremony , I had a problem with my dress, Mia and LaRon was very flexible to understand and wait for me.
And we got ALL our raw images on the day of our wedding!!! So we may choose which photos we love to get retouched for our wedding album. It's incredible!
We will definitely choose her again for our next event. Thank you PKA Photography!"
Sabrina & Chris
Wedding Anniversary on 02/10/2023
"Working with Mia was a great experience, she was prompt and communicative, and so friendly and kind during our shoot. The photos came out so gorgeous, my husband and I love them and can't wait to get them printed! They're special memories we'll keep forever, and we're so grateful Mia made it such a lovely experience."
Lay & Lin
Elopement on 01/14/2023
"We had an amazing time with Mia. My hubby and I booked an elopement photoshoot last minute and Mia came through even though it was raining like crazy! We were all definitely soaked from head to toe. She is so funny and such a bubbly person which made the shoot comfortable for us. The pictures also turned out amazing- almost magical. It is definitely an experience I’ll remember forever. 10/10 recommend. You will NOT regret booking Mia for a photoshoot!
Thank you for the amazing experience. You definitely set my photographer bar high for future photoshoots!”
Gabriela & Jon
Wedding on 01/06/2023
"Mia and LaRon were absolutely amazing. I found them on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with Mia’s work. Her pictures were incredible and her rates were extremely reasonable. I reached out to her and she responded right away giving all the details I needed. Initially I was going to get married at the court house but she convinced me of taking advantage of the beautiful scenery in San Diego and I’m so glad I listened to her. LaRon was our officiant and he took the time to chat with my husband and I a few weeks before the wedding. He wanted to make sure we felt really comfortable and the ceremony was all about us. Mia and LaRon helped us find the place where the ceremony took place. They took pictures and got the city permit for us too. This was extremely helpful since my husband and I work a lot and don’t have much time to be looking around for places. They went above and beyond for everything they did and we are extremely grateful. I would totally recommend hiring Mia for your engagement or wedding pictures. She won’t disappoint you at all.
Thank you so much!"
Family trip on 12/26/2022
"Photographer Mia is a professional, expert, highly knowledgeable photographer, and knew all the best places for our family photo session. There were eight of us, of varying skin colors from very darkly melaninated to super pale. Mia discussed choices and advantages of different light at different times of the day, as well as clothing choices, in order to maximize chances of incredible pictures. She even changed our appointment time at the last minute to accommodate the medical condition of a family member. Her pictures are gorgeous, and our group had a good time as well. We look forward to the finished pix. An excellent excellent value that could not be duplicated in my home city. Would book with Mia again in a heartbeat and encourage anyone to do so. However, if you are a dark skinned person of color, who like me have had horrible past photographic experiences, Photographer Mia is the paparazzo for you. Do not hesitate to contact and/or book an appointment."
Shawn & Diana
Elopement on 11/28/2022
"Very good experience for taking our elopement photos! Mia is a very professional photographer. She is very patient and accommodating to help with our questions and needs. She is that kind of photographer who will guide you to show the best of yourself and capture the best timing (instead of just taking those "3-2-1-cheese" pictures), so don't worry if you are a person who gets nervous facing a camera. We felt very relaxed working with Mia during the shots and the results turned out better than we expected.
Mia works really hard to quickly deliver our photos (I found she wakes up very early but sleeps quite late. She also works during the weekends). Not surprised that she got so many 5-stars reviews. I would definitely book her other packages in the future and recommend her to my friends."
Payal & Sameer
Wedding Anniversary on 12/21/2022
"We were looking for a photographer to make pictures of us during our holiday in San Diego to celebrate our anniversary, and to have some nice pictures other than 'selfies' of our trip. I found Mia on instagram and her pictures on there were promising! So we contacted PKA Photography by email and they responded immediately and answered all our questions. Our shoot exceeded all our expectations. We had a fun time during the photoshoot. Mia is really enthusiastic and she made us feel comfortable. After the shoot she airdropped all the raw images to our iPhones! Then after a week later she sent us all the retouched pictures via an online gallery link on their website, it was a nice surprise that there were a lot more than we expected and all pictures were all beautiful, I should call it magic! We are truly happy that we chose Mia as our photographer and would recommend PKA Photography to anybody! "
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..."
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...”
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!“
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!
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!"
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.“
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. "
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
Surprising Proposal 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!!!"
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!"
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
Proposed 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!"
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 :) "
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.“
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.“
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!"
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!"
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!"
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."
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."
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!"
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.
Kaylena & Julius
Elopement on 03/05/2023
"Mia and LaRon were absolutely delightful to work with!! We used them for our elopement. We had a little less than 2 weeks to plan everything but everything still went smoothly with no stress. They were both in constant contact and more than helpful with any questions. Our ceremony was personal and heartfelt thanks to LaRon and our pictures came out beautiful thanks to Mia! We are more than happy with everything! I highly recommend PKA Photography for your wedding and elopement!"