love notes

"Absolutely love the photos Koiya took of my business partner and I in Eastern Market! Koiya is friendly, down to earth, professional and has a knack for capturing authentic pictures in a creative way. She has an eye for settings/backgrounds that match the tone of your shoot, and a personality that brings out organic laughs despite how awkward you might feel when you're getting your photo taken. She even gave me some tips on how to adjust various camera settings on my new camera to take a great shot! Highly recommend Koiya for any photo shoot - she's great to work with and does an amazing job." 

- Carly


We just took our family pictures a week ago and we are so in love with our pictures!!! She was able to get them back to us fast and they looked amazing! So glad we chose to have her do our pictures! Also super kid friendly and such a nice person overall! Very good experience!

- Courtney


"Koiya is kind, patient, and very professional. Not to mention- great with infants! She "saved the day" by squeezing my daughter in for a newborn photo shoot! We greatly appreciate her and will be using kjkphotographs in the future for family pictures! We would recommend KJK to family and friends! Thank you Koiya!"

- Nichole


"Koiya is both fun and professional. She is easy to work with and best of all, for us, flexible. She did our maternity photos for us. By maternity I mean I'm ready to give birth any day now. We didn't think we wanted to do maternity photos but, as the time neared we thought maybe we should?! I gave Koiya a call and she happily agreed and quickly planned the day, time, location, and came prepared with ideas. I feel that we got a good mix of candid as well as posed shots in nature that we love!!! We look forward to working with her again after our little one is born. Can't wait to see what she might capture next! Thank you!" 

- Morgane


"Koiya did SUCH a magnificent job with our photo shoot!!! She was open to all of our crazy ideas - including different poses/angles and unique props such as live butterflies! She is very personable, like a friend from the beginning! She helps suggest different places to shoot and keeps the mood light with lots of jokes. And she will do what it takes to get the right shot - she will literally lay down to get the correct angle, and during our shoot she even climbed INTO a pine tree for just the right position to photograph from. She helped position us for various poses and would shows us shots on her camera throughout the session to see if we were happy with what was being captured. Can't recommend her highly enough! Personality plus, flexibility, and outstanding results. Thank you Koiya for beautifully capturing such special memories."

- Danielle


"Koiya spent almost 2 hours with our kids taking many, many shots to capture all the cute moments. She did a great job of taking both candids as well as posed shots because I love having both! She was extremely patient and kind to my children and wanted to make sure their ideas were heard and included too. Which made the kids feel very special and apart of the process. Koiya created a very relaxed setting and atmosphere which put all of my children at ease and comfortable with her and the process. Koiya even provided beautiful props that really made the shoot and enhanced the pictures even more. Most importantly the pictures are gorgeous and she captured each child's personality and beauty with each shot. It was a great experience working with Koiya!"

- Laura


"We had an excellent time taking photos with Koiya! She was very professional, funny and had lots of great ideas for us during the session! Thanks Koiya!" 

- Richard


"Koiya did a photoshoot with my son this weekend at Waldenburg Park in Macomb. It was wonderful. She was professional, creative, and had all sorts of patience for my 5 year old (who has more energy and attitude than should exist in a single human being). What's more, is that she really captured his personality. He hammed it up A LOT for her and she caught it all on camera. And when we said we were bringing a TRex costume for him to change in to after the posed pictures, she didn't skip a beat! Her promptness in sending the photos to us and the quality of her editing afterwords made the color of the photos really pop. It was a beautiful day and now we have beautiful pictures of it :) We will be using her for all of our milestone pictures from now on!"

- Becky


"Koiya is so great to work with! She was very easy to communicate with right from the start... from scheduling the date, to choosing location, to receiving our final pictures! The whole process was so enjoyable. Koiya is professional, kind, and very patient. She was wonderful with my children and even got silly to get my stubborn boy to smile! Our pictures turned out stunning and I couldn't be happier! We will always use Koiya to capture our family memories!"

- Melissa


"I am SO thankful that we chose Koiya and kjkphotographs to shoot my in-laws 70th Surprise party! She was amazing! It was so nice to know that we didn’t have to worry about taking “family” pictures! We actually got to enjoy ourselves – we didn’t even know she was there. The pictures she captured for our family were beautiful/creative – not to mention, the moments that she caught while our family members were interacting with my in-laws are just priceless and we will have these to remember for a lifetime! Seriously, these pictures are amazing. She is really talented. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU... kjkphotographs will be seeing us in their future! Highly recommended!"

- The Maniaci Family


"Koiya was very professional, my little girls loved her and we all had fun. It was stress-free, Koiya worked with what the girls wanted to do and got some great shots along the way."

- Tarra


"My husband and I had a great time taking maternity photos with Koiya. She was very easy to work with and super flexible with our pup who was uncooperative during our shoot. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to capture moments from their pregnancy."



"Koiya is nothing short of amazing! She's so flexible and willing to make sure the shoot you have in mind works out. She's so genuine and will listen to any suggestions/ideas you have. I brought lots of props for my nieces 1 year photos and she found a way to work them all in! I would recommend her any day! Not to mention the photos we got back are simply precious and perfect! Can't thank her enough!"

- Tabitha


"Koiya did a beautiful job on my daughters senior pictures. She had some awesome ideas and even used some of our ideas. So easy to work with. Definitely will be seeing her again in four years with our next daughter."

- Laura