Every photo session with Kimi Photography is unique. When we are not in a session, we spend our days finding beautiful places in Portland, Oregon. We also imagine fun scenarios to put a person at ease so we can photograph a person’s true essence and spirit. We are highly involved in the planning and preparation of each photo shoot, allowing us to capture your real magic and individuality of you.
The Kimi Photography team is composed of Kimi and Mike, a vibrant husband and wife duo. Before they met, both had a passion for photography. Founded on their love for Jesus Christ, they have been married for over 10 years! Yay! They also love reading, playing tennis (although very terribly but they make it fun) and board games, cooking, and of course eating! Their family includes two kitties.
KIMI: THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
About Kimi…I guess without telling where I am from, it is hard to describe myself… I am from Osaka Japan, which is famous for being the holy grail of Japanese comedy. I am not sure it is related to where I grow up, but I sometimes or most of the time don’t get my husband jokes at all…Sometimes I do get it, but I try not to laugh so much so I won’t encourage him.(He thinks I am not understanding the humour)
Anyway, I am having my wonderful husband and We are so happy to be together. However, our marriage life was not easy as you might think. I don’t know about other peoples marriage, but our first year had a lot of challenges. Yeah, I have seen the sign “Happily ever after!” As I experienced our first year, I learned that it is harder than what it is written.
Especially, when I was 23, I had a hard time having my own kids. It made me want to capture the beauty of the family and the purity of life, so I even appreciate going through the tough time, but it was hard for me in my 20’s.
Through out our marriage, my husband really support me and encourage me. Yeah, I think being married is awesome! Also, celebrating the growing up families of my clients and friends are so encouraging us! As every year we are growing as a couple, my aspiration of photography is to capture this joy and love in photos for you, friends and family to enjoy and remember.
MIKE: Technical Director
Primarily the support and encouragement system, I work the administrative, organization, and print portion of Kimi Photography. I’ve got the entrepreneurial spirit and love talking business, always with an easy going style and a smile of course.
I also love handcrafting albums and print media. It’s so wonderful seeing our client’s photographs come to life when making prints. There is just so much magic and emotion captured within each photograph that your photos will certainly be a treasured memory forever.
What People Say About Us
““I couldn’t have picked a better photographer to take my Senior Portraits. It is great because Kimi takes the time to get to know you, what you like , and your interests. I love that she wanted to make sure that my photographs would reflect me and my personal style. Kimi is also so flexible and she really cares about you and wants to make the experience enjoyable. She was always available to answer my questions and discuss the photo session. Because of how much she paid attention to me I really trusted her. Of course the photos came out beautifully bu it was definitely her service that would make me recommend her to other people. Thank you Kimi! I hope to work with you again!”
Mr. & Mrs. Kramer
““Thank you very much for all of your work on our pictures. We “love” the pictures, and they will be our forever memory! The wooden box and the flash drive are very cute!! And the album is amazing. Thank you again for your hard work. Great pictures!!””
Christine & Mattis
“Kimi was such a wonderful photographer! Kimi works with you to understand the things that you like and do not like. She listens to you and tries to accomodate everything you wish within reason, of course. She has a great eye to capture all the special moments. She came fully prepared and was the first one to my wedding and stayed until the very end! All the photos she took came out beautifully and I highly recommend her to everyone looking for a photographer. She was also so quick to get my photos to me, I was shocked because I hear horror stories about people who do not get their photos for a whole year!?I really was so appreciative of you and all your work for my wedding.”
“We just LOVE the pictures that you were able to capture of Benjamin. We went into the session hoping to get 3-4 good images and left with a couple dozen. You showed amazing talent in not only the photography portion of our visit, but also in how you handled Benjamin. Thanks for such a great experience. We couldn't be happier!”
“Just did newborn photos with kimi and she truly has a gift!! Our baby girl did not want to sleep much but kimi was patient and relaxed. I cannot wait to see the finished product!”
“Kimi and Mike were very professional throughout our studio session for newborn photos. Kimi is clearly very gifted with children and lovingly cared for my new daughter during our time together, putting her in poses and props to lend variety to our portrait collection. And... I was completely blown away by the uniqueness and quality of the packaging when the prints we ordered arrived in the mail. I would definitely recommend Kimi as a person and as a photographer.”
Portland Newborn Photographer, Maternity Photographer & Family Photographer