• "I hired Ayaka after she responded to a Facebook post on a neighborhood page. She is incredibly quick to respond and professional. She was early to our shoot, had ideas ready to roll and was great with our family. Photo turnaround was lightning fast and she was eager to please. I am in love with the memories she helped us create and can't wait to share them with our friends and family."    
    Gia S.
  • “Ayaka is the absolute best! We have worked together on various projects, and every time is a blast! She gets photos back incredibly quickly, and her photos always exceed anything I could hope for. If you ever have the chance to hire Ayaka, I 100% recommend her, she is wonderful.”

    Leilani E.
  • “Ayaka is super professional and sweet and our family photos are beautiful. She made it very comfortable and feel natural, and we are thrilled with how they turned out. Looking forward to working with her again!”

    Krista M.
  • “Had an amazing experience working with Ayaka, she was professional, efficient and had great follow up. Would highly recommend her. I took some professional headshots and loved the work.”

    Gabriella B.
  • “I chose Ayaka after seeing how beautiful her photos were online. We hired her for our newborn shoot, and she is now doing our third set of family photos in less than a year and I have already referred her to all of my friends in Chicago area. She is very easy to work with, after communication and reliability with other photographers in the past being a nightmare. She is extremely professional and makes the whole family (including the dog) feel comfortable without the cheesy awkward photos and poses. Her photos are beautiful and we will always choose her for our photos. Highly recommend!”

    Cassie S.
  • “Ayaka has been absolutely wonderful. I came to her with a very time sensitive request and she was able to make it happen and exceeded my expectations. The photos of my best buddy Skye and I are moments I will cherish forever. If you're looking for a photographer, she is your girl.”

    Carly T.
  • “I needed a last minute photo shoot for my daughter and Photos by Ayaka was able to fit her in and take gorgeous grad pictures. Plus the system to order prints was super easy and I had them in less than a week. Highly recommend for both her artistic and customer service.”

    Lainey C.
  • “Ayaka was so great helping me surprise my girlfriend who l proposed to. I didn't know any photographers. I came across Ayaka's page and sent her a message. She immediately replied and stayed in contact with me constantly. She was beyond professional. She gave me advice on where to get the best photos for what I was looking for. I cannot recommend her enough. I will be using her services again and I hope all photographers can match her level of expertise. Oh and I didn't even mention how beautiful the photos were. Plus we were eager to share the news with our family and friends via social media and Ayaka got our photos back edited and beautiful within just a couple of hours after our shoot. She is amazing! Thank you Ayaka for being apart of such a special moment for us and making it 1000x better by capturing these beautiful photos.”

    Robbie G.
  • “My husband and I had a holiday shoot with Ayaka! She had great suggestions and was very kind the entire time. We can tell she enjoys what she does. She captured our essence as a couple and we loved how our images turned out!”

    Sydney B.
  • “For anyone looking for a headshot/portrait photographer, I just had headshots done by Ayaka Sano and they turned out great. She made the whole process easy, and the shoot itself was comfortable and fun. I’d recommend her for headshots and portraits if anyone is looking.”

    Adam H.
  • “Ayaka has been taking my professional headshots for years now. Not only does she produce amazing quality photos, she knows how to give advice to help me pose better to make me look nice. And believe me, as a nerdy classical musician, that is an incredible feat! I highly recommend Ayaka for headshots, lifestyle pictures, and anything else. She is so friendly and helpful with her posing tips.”

    Jamie A.
  • “Ayaka has helped me develop my brand aesthetic to what it is today. Her work is stunning and great quality. She understands her client and creates mood and tone through her photography. I wouldn't have my beautiful website without her images! Thank you Ayaka for your beautiful work, can't wait to do more shoot with you!”

    Giselle G.
  • Ayaka shot the images for my first collection and they turned out phenomenal! She was very communicative from the beginning and completely understood the direction we wanted to go. She has a beautiful aesthetic to her photography and truly made me feel so at east when we worked together. Can't wait to do more shoots with you Ayaka!”

    Goli P.
  • Ayaka is a terrific photographer who is both professional and fun to work with. I have always been happy with her work and timeliness. I can’t recommend Ayaka highly enough.”

    Won Y.
  • "Absolutely loved everything about this experience. Ayaka was quick to get back to me, flexible/easygoing to work with and was full of great ideas for locations and poses. I received my edited photos just two hours after we met and Ayaka worked with me to perfect parts of the photos that I didn’t love. I fully intent to work with Ayaka again In the near future."
    Courtney K.
  • "Ayaka by far exceeded our expectations! For people that aren't use to taking photos she made us feel comfortable and at ease. She was amazing with our rambunctious pup on the shoot and was able to take some great photos of all of us! She was very professional and easy to commutate with and we got our photos back at lighting speed! Thank you so much for capturing such beautiful images and giving us the "city" vibe we were going for!"
    Manylay P.
  • "Ayaka was a lot of fun to work with and turned out fantastic products. Highly recommend!!"
    Nathaniel P.