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Reviews for Kilakila Parnell - Tokyo Portrait Photographer

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"Kila is one of the few people and men, I would ever ask to take my pictures again! Not only is he talented, professional and kind, but he also made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. He gives great directions when I was not sure about poses as well! The quality of his work is impeccable and I could not recommend him more for a portrait photoshoot session!" 

-Alexandra Thill, 2022

"Kila is an absolute legend! Took excellent photos, super easy to work with and also helped translate when navigating the city. Thanks for taking great photos and making our time in Tokyo so good."

-Josh Kendrick, 2023

"Such an amazing photographer and great prices too!!! He speaks English so it was very helpful as well. We found a lot of cool spots around Tokyo, and he made me feel very comfortable and confident the entire time!!! I highly recommend!"

-Savannah Walker, 2022/2023

"Kila took our cherry blossom family photos and we couldn't be happier with how our family photos turned out. He is so easy to work with and flexible. He is also a bilingual which is definitely a plus. Thank you so much for capturing our precious moments here is Japan."

-Albert Salangsang, 2023

"Our family photoshoot with Kilakila was fun, relaxed, and the perfect way to memorialize our first trip to Tokyo. Kilakila himself was very friendly and easy going. He was responsive whether communicating via DM or email. Our daughter got sick the day before our shoot and we were lucky that he was flexible and able to reschedule us to another day before the end of our trip. We opted for a nature-y photo shoot in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and he knew all the scenic spots. He helped us stay comfortable and natural and guided us with poses. Kilakila threw in some street shots at the end of our photoshoot, which is also his specialty. We received all the edited pictures within a few days of our shoot and are very happy with them. The street shots turned out super cool too! Overall we highly recommend Kilakila and look forward to working with him the next time we are in Tokyo."

-Vivi N, 2023

イケてる写真を撮ってもらうならその辺のカメラマンよりKILA PARNELLくんおすすめです!"

-Verdelet, 2023

Communication, Punctuality and Professionalism. He is an outstanding photographer that worked with us from start to finish and ensured our vision was met. I cannot recommend him enough for your portrait and videography needs.

-Manuel Serrano, 2023

"We enjoyed our shoot. My husband and I are hermits and don't really enjoy much interaction outside each other but there was some learning as well at the shrine. This increased my comfort 10 fold. I've never been one to enjoy being photographed and this was a good experience. Thank you."

-Morgan, 2023

Highly recommend KILA! Very professional in his craft and such a down to earth person! Very easy to work with, I’m normally a shy person posing for pictures but Kila makes you feel comfortable!

-Brandon Perera, 2023

"Kila is always on time and is kind and supportive with his work. If you are shy

he will direct you with the shots and he always sends a good amount of pictures. I’ve always had a good time shooting with kila and definitely recommend him."

-Anna Daly, 2023

"Kila was super professional , he directed me well when I didn’t know what to do , and ultimately made me look way better than I could have imagined.
Would love to work again with him if the opportunity arises ! 🙏🏾"

-Zane Fletcher Johnson, 2023

"Had such a great experience shooting with Kila! I loved the results so much and the edited photos came back in less than a week. Amazing work!✨"

-Maria, 2023

"Kila was very professional during the fun shoot! We love the photos & videos that he took for our business. We highly recommend his services! 💯"

-Kaila Ocampo, 2023

"Kila was accommodating and flexible even though I arrived late! He knew good spots to take pictures at and I was very pleased with the results. "

-Isabella Lee-Rubio, 2023

"I was recently in Tokyo and Kila photographed our group over the span of a week. His photos, energy and professionalism are incredible. He captured images of my daughter and I that I will treasure forever. Kila made us all feel very comfortable and he worked so hard to make sure that we all got the shots we wanted. Tokyo is so full of life and there are so many spots to take photos - Kila easily knew the best spots to go to. I have already recommended him to friends I have traveling to Tokyo next year. He made our time there extra special and he has a way of bringing out the best of you in each photograph. I cannot thank you enough Kila! You're the best. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!"

-Masterson Family, 2023

"I enjoyed working with Kila. He was responsive to my e-mails, and understood my vision right away. He also offered great suggestions on the location. It was my first photo shoot, and I was a bit nervous at the beginning, but he put me right at ease. If you are looking for a talented and professional photographer, I highly recommend him."

-Rita Lwanga, 2022

Great guy to work with! Just good vibes and high quality photography with a lot of passion behind it. Wouldn’t go to anyone else.

-Ceri Griffin, 2022

"Great shots of my birthday, was an unforgettable experience. Would highly reccomend if you want a friendly, professional, and great Tokyo photographer that speaks both English and Japanese.

-Brandon Lieberman, 2022

"He is amazing!!! 10/10 Great photographer, great at directing any model on how to pose and make her look great. He will take awesome pictures of you, even if you are in front of the camera for the first time. Super friendly and kind so no need to be shy around him. Very professional and fast in delivering the photos. Totally recommended."

-Joselyn Villalobos, 2022

"Kila is an absolutely fantastic professional photographer. He made me feel very comfortable taking photos and he beautifully captured the essence of the moment in an adeptly artistic manner. His editing took less than 24 hours (super quick turnaround to send the photos back), and I now feel like a bona fied Instagram model thanks to his work. He is extremely talented and has a great reputation for excellent photographs. I am so glad to have had this experience with such a PROFESSIONAL! He is absolutely incredible and AMAZING and I would 100% HIGHLY RECOMMEND choosing him for the best business and customer service ever. His unique vision and creative editing style make his photographs the best ever! So so so happy he took photos at so many beautiful spots like Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo Sky Tower, Odaiba Rainbow Bridge, and Shibuya Crossing for these memories of Japan that will last a lifetime! 10 STARS!"

-Liz Turcik, 2023

"My photo session with Kilakila was very smooth. He made me feel very comfortable the entire time and captured some precious moments of me with my dog in the most natural way. The result was wonderful! Thank you and I highly recommend!"

-Paz and Lloyd, 2023

"Even if you think you are unphotogenic, he will be the one to change your mind! He is such an enthusiastic photographer who is super talented and passionate about what he does. 英語も日本語も堪能だし、写真のスタイルも個性的でスタイリッシュなので、将来もっともっと有名になりそう。"

-Chikako, 2022/2023

"Shooting with Kila was a wonderful experience. He carries himself very professionally and creates an environment that really helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Whether you're an experienced model or someone who's quite camera-shy, Kila nevertheless provides helpful direction and a variety of ideas. Kila was quick at delivering the finished photos/videos and they didn't disappoint. Thank you!"

-Chloe, 2023

"Kilakila provided a wonderful experience and exceptional photos. His knowledge, perspective and staging were all amazing. His knowledge of Tokyo provided fantastic locations for the best photos possible. He is fluent in English and Japanese and was very helpful in navigating the city. He is also extremely kind and professional. I would highly recommend his for any professional photography needs. A true pleasure to work with."

-Triplett Family, 2023

"Our family of four had the best photo experience with kila! He is a true natural and captured this incredible moment in time for our family beyond measure. Not only is he one of the best photographers in Tokyo, he is also a blast to be around! So full of energy and knowledge of all things Japan. We will miss you Kila! It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to another photo session on our next trip!"

-Thomas Family, 2023

"Kila has a natural ability to capture the moment in his photography. Thank you Kila, you must enjoy what you do and it shows in your work!"

-Long Family, 2023

"Kila was very easy to work with. Not to mention the pictures were awesome. Overall just a nice guy that does great work!"

-Henry Family, 2023

"Kila is a super knowledgeable and professional photographer. He was very fun to work with and took amazing photos! Thank you again."

-Williams Family, 2023

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