About Miki & Sonja
Miki asked Sonja to “model for his assignment” when both were students at Brooks Institute of Photography. (Perhaps the worst pick up line ever, but it worked!) We have been creating art, traveling the world and building our family together for over 15 years.
As one of Los Angeles’ original husband and wife photography teams, we know how important it is to capture both the male and female perspectives. While each image details a specific moment, it’s the collection of moments from both the bride and the groom that tell your story.
Home is in Studio City with our two imaginative, compassionate and active children. We love to travel and call Santa Barbara and Mammoth our homes away from home.
What Miki Says About Sonja
Creative expression in every medium is Sonja’s passion. She might read historical novels at the local coffee house before finding inner peace in her yoga practice. With our daughter, you’ll find her designing and sewing the latest fashion creation. And, with our son, you’ll find her digging in the garden for interesting bugs. When it’s time to be with me, it’s usually in the kitchen searching for the latest and greatest recipe.
I could not imagine my life’s work without Sonja beside me. Photographing weddings full of wonderful moments between loving couples, great details and high energy is a joy; capturing all of this while working together is a blessing.
What Sonja Says About Miki
Miki’s hobbies are very diverse! He has a large collection of guitars which he plays late into the night. He has heartfelt respect for nature and anything related to fly fishing. He also has an amazing backhand on the tennis court. And, he loves working with film, which is why his state-of-the-art darkroom is always set up and ready to go.
Miki is a natural collaborator. He has fought the “dark forces” alongside our son with light sabers in the backyard, constructed impressive school projects with our daughter and brainstormed with me our next big adventure.
I love our partnership. I would not want it any other way. The uniqueness of every event provides creative inspiration for both of us. The opportunity to work with Miki makes photographing weddings a dream job!
Miki is drawn to products and people and what makes them interesting. Sonja loves editorial storytelling and capturing emotions in one ‘click.’ Our unique styles blend together seamlessly! We have seen many trends come and go. But we know at the heart of every wedding is romance, beauty and emotion, which never go out of style. We balance modern with elegance and timelessness in our photography and combine the beautiful details with the spontaneous moments with our signature style.
We are not just wedding photographers. We are photographers who love weddings. We view the world around us through the shades of color and light, natural compositions and human interactions. Your wedding is your inspiration and creation. We are the artists to capture your visual memories to keep for a lifetime.
We love film: the look when the lighting is just so, the softness of the tone, the creative expression. Even with our love for film, we appreciate the versatility and speed of digital. We know how to maximize each medium and to emulate a film look with digital technology. With this knowledge, we are able to deliver a continuity of artistry and professionalism with all our images.
Our Clients’ Experience
Our couples are sophisticated with a love for adventure. They enjoy the beauty and vivaciousness of living in the moment. They also trust our artistic expertise and talents to record the day in a way that will give them peace of mind to focus on their celebration. We will both be with you throughout the entire process – meeting, communicating, photographing, processing, refining, assembling and delivering your images and albums. We combine our style, with your preferences, that results in visual memories that last forever.