I’m Rochelle Koch (“cook”), founder of eden k photography. EKP, at it’s core, is a family business. My hubby, Johnny, is my hype man and helps with branding. We are proud parents to 3 squids; Zoey, Roman and Quinn. They help scout locations, model and even make your littles laugh during family sessions. I’m a lover of God, plants, iced coffee, dry shampoo, movies, food and wheezy laugh attacks. If that’s not enough, I’m also a Medical Social Worker by day, and let’s be real, sometimes night. I have always loved working with people and listening to their stories. Early in my social work career, I incorporated photography with my clients. It was therapeutic and a joy to document milestones and celebrations with photos. I currently work in hospice and I still create Portraits of Love with our Foundation to capture moments of this sacred season of life.
When Johnny and I had our first baby in 2013, we invested in our first dslr and couldn’t stop taking photos of our little human. So much so that we were asked by others to take their portraits. After taking photos of family, friends and even my social work clients, I decided to take on the adventure of professional photography. I feel so blessed to have found this little passion of mine and turn it into what it is today. EKP has photographed nearly every life stage; births, milestones, birthdays, adoptions, engagements, weddings, aging, death and funerals. I’ve been part of countless weddings, telling their love story through photography. I’ve had the privilege to capture new seasons of life with some of my couples; growing their family and starting new businesses. EKP has been a gift to me, my family and my clients.
Why eden k?
In 2015, Johnny and I lost a baby through miscarriage. We named the baby Eden and decided to name our business after our angel baby. EKP has been like an investment in our family; we nurtured and grew it to be what it is today. EKP has given us a way to serve and love people as well as brought mentors and clients that have now turned into family. Honoring Eden through photography has helped in our journey through grief and provided hopeful anticipation in holding Eden one day.