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Kenny Kim Photography

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Kenny Kim has always been fascinated by the visual arts - and especially the connection between art & photography. His passion first led to the study of graphic design at the University of Illinois, where he also became a skilled web designer and eventually opened up his own design studio in 2003. It was during this period, he began to realize that the greatest outlet for his artistic expression and technical skills would be through his passion for photography. Incorporating his own vision into the technical elements of photography, Kenny's goal with each photo he takes is to present each moment he captures with a subtle artistry that enhances the feel of the moment. With the launch of Kenny Kim Photography in 2005, Kenny's vision for a photographer's work instantly resonated with his audience and within a short period of time, Kenny Kim Photography has now grown into a nationally recognized studio. In just 3 short years, Kenny has been commissioned for over 100 weddings in locations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He was also retained to shoot for the University of Illinois Men?s Basketball & Tennis teams along with various celebrity events featuring David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Three Doors Down, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, and many others. Kenny currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. He is thankful everyday for the privilege to call his passion in life, his profession as well.

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What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$5,995

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
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What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$8,595

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
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Contemporary
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What photography services do you offer?

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Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

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    Caroline L. Getting married on 10/22/2023
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    Simply the best!

    We cannot say enough about Kenny. Our wedding day simply would not have been what it was if it weren't for him--us, our families, our wedding party and our guests would all agree. Kenny got to know everyone so well and took time to ask everyone questions while managing to take the most beautiful photos. We have already continued our relationship with Kenny and we will absolutely be using him for future events we hope to hold as a newly wed family!
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    Vasiliki D. Married on 01/28/2023
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    Best Investment for your Entire Wedding

    Having Kenny Kim as our photographer was a dream come true. He has such an unparalleled talent, and he was able to capture some of the happiest moments of my life. This was hands down the best investment of the wedding. He absolutely put his heart and soul into his craft.
    I鈥檝e never been to a wedding before where all the guests CONTINUE to talk about the photographer, months after it鈥檚 over. The fact he made an effort to learn names and stories and connections made the experience so much more personal and memorable, and those efforts showed up in his final product. I look forward to having him be a part of future family milestones, as he feels like part of the family now!

    Kenny Kim Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! If I could, I would say that you get 1000 star review for being so amazing. Thank you again for the unforgettable opportunity!
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    Katherine P. Married on 10/29/2022
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    Best of the best!

    The title says it all - Kenny is the best of the best. From the first time we reached out to have our engagement pictures done, to our wedding day, we had nothing but an amazing experience with Kenny as our photographer. Not only is he extremely talented in his work - he is responsive, kind and genuine. We felt as though he really cared about us as a couple as well as our family and friends and it comes through in his pictures. The amount of compliments we received from our guests about how incredible our photographer was were constant throughout the weekend. He seemed to know everyone and treat them all like they were old friends which meant so much to us. We couldn't be happier.
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    Grace Z. Married on 08/20/2022
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    Kenny is fantastic!

    I was a bridesmaid at a wedding Kenny photographed and was beyond impressed. He is easy going, so kind and it felt like a friend we鈥檝e known for years was taking our pictures. Until this wedding I have never heard guests comment on how great the photographer is but he was that fantastic. It was clear that he was not just there to do a job, but was actually enjoying what he was doing. Kenny, you are the best!!
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    Melissa Married on 08/20/2022
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    Best Decision to Hire Kenny

    I was introduced to Kenny by my sister who hired him for her wedding in 2019. My other sister hired him for her backyard COVID wedding. And to complete the trilogy, Kenny shot my wedding this past August, as well as my engagement photos last year. He went above and beyond to make our day the best. Kenny went out of his way to learn our bridal party and family members names. He was out on the dance floor capturing the moments. And I think he befriended our entire guest list. We received our highlight photos the no more than 36 hours later which was so fun to relive the day when we were on such a high. I look forward to having Kenny capture more of our special moments, and recommend him to all the brides and grooms!
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    Sabrina V. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Kenny is the best!

    Kenny is not only a world-class photographer, he is a wonderful person!! He photographed our 8-13-22 wedding and practically became a part of our family by the end of the day. My husband and I are so, incredibly grateful to have spent our wedding day with Kenny!

    Right from your first contact with Kenny he goes out of his way to get to know you as a couple, your story, and about all the people in your life who are important to you. This enables him to capture special moments and special people on your wedding day. He knew the names of all of our family members, wedding party, and even significant others of those in the wedding party! Not only is this super kind of him, but it also allows him to efficiently reposition people and expedites the photography process.

    On our wedding day, Kenny went above and beyond, arriving early to begin taking invitation suite detail shots and familiarize himself with the space in which we would be doing our first look. He was calm and cheerful, and my bridesmaids and I had so much fun taking getting ready photos with him.

    For the bulk of our photos, he chose locations based on the weather and lighting that day, and helped guide our trolley driver from stop to stop. He kept time so my husband and I didn鈥檛 have to worry about it, and made us laugh and smile so much. He calmed our nerves and made the picture taking part of our day so much fun!! His second shooter was great, as well. Your photographer really sets the tone for your wedding day since he or she is with you the whole time, especially if you take photos before your ceremony, and Kenny made sure that we had a perfect day!!

    He delivered tons of photos to us just 2 days after our wedding, and we couldn鈥檛 be happier with how beautiful they are. Kenny is truly gifted. He captured so many beautiful moments on our wedding day that we will be able to re-live forever thanks to his photos. Beyond that, he is also a wonderful person who is very fun to get to know. I had guests gushing about not only our photos, but how interesting, friendly, and charming Kenny was! We cannot recommend booking Kenny as your wedding photographer (or for any event, for that matter) enough.

    Thank you, Kenny, for setting the tone for what was our dream wedding, and bringing it to life for us through photographs!

    xoxo Sabrina and Brendan O鈥橞rien
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    Kevin B. Married on 12/31/2021
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    Kenny is the BEST!

    Kenny was absolutely the best wedding photographer we could have ever asked for. Not only did he take the time to personally get to know us before our special day, but he also personally got to know our 30 bridesmaids/groomsmen. Our friends could not stop raving about how kind and fun he was to be around. The pictures we received so far in our highlight reel are incredible (just 2 days after our wedding!) You could never go wrong hiring Kenny for your special day. My husband and I are forever grateful that we chose him and will always recommend him to our friends and family in the future. He is the BEST!
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    Emmie S. Married on 10/30/2021
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    The Best of the Best!

    Kenny did an absolutely amazing job! Not only did he take stunning pictures, but he was so personal knowing the entire bridal party and both of our immediate families by name. He took the time to get to know me and my husband, and made sure he got all of the pictures we requested. I could not recommend Kenny enough-he is such a fun, kind, personable and professional guy and photographer! I鈥檝e already recommended him to all of our engaged friends! Thanks again, Kenny!

    Kenny Kim Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Emmie. It was such a pleasure spending the day with you and Matt. I can鈥檛 wait to reconnect with you guys again and share the rest of the images. And props to you for writing a review while on your honeymoon!
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    Ashley Married on 05/16/2021
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    Beyond fantastic

    Kenny, you have been such a blessing. During the unpredicted times of Covid you stuck by our side with changing our wedding date 3 times! You truly are a friend. You are beyond professional & an AMAZINGLY talented photographer. I will FOREVER recommend you to anyone. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day extremely special. We love you!!

    - Ashley & Ziv Mihailovic
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    Colleen Married on 12/19/2020
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    Beyond all expectations

    We were so fortunate to work with Kenny not once, but TWICE! Kenny was responsive, personable and professional. His vision is outstanding and it truly shows in the photos. He was so helpful in giving us advice and input for our engagement shoot outfits, provided the most comfortable experience during our COVID wedding and did not hesitate to capture our anniversary reception. We contemplated getting a videographer but we decided that spending money on a great photographer would be more beneficial, and let me tell you we do not regret skipping the videographer at all. Kenny captured EVERY moment and emotion- beyond anything I could have imagined. Whenever we look at our photos, we are immediately brought back to each moment. Finally, on top of being an outstanding photographer, Kenny has the most INCREDIBLE memory!! He truly does his homework- Kenny addressed our bridal party, family, and friends by name without any hesitations which added an extra element of ease and comfort during our special day. Our guests often mention how incredible our photographer was and ask for his information. Kenny it is so easy to rave about you, thank you for your hard work, friendly personality, and incredible photos!
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    Jennifer A. Married on 10/06/2020
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    Highly recommend Kenny Kim!

    Kenny Kim is amazing on all levels. Not only is he super talented, he's also incredibly easy to be around and very professional. He has a way of disappearing into the background and capturing the special candid moments that are what memories are made of. He can also easily corral a large family into a group photo and get everyone to laugh and smile in a natural way. The photos we received from our engagement session and from our wedding day far exceeded our expectations.
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    Kathy M. Married on 06/05/2020
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    A true artist !

    Words cannot describe how happy we were with Kenny Kim Photography . His work is outstanding, he captures moments that are so tender between a couple. He is everywhere yet never in your way. He goes the extra mile in finding special settings for engagement photos as well. His expenses for traveling to our destination wedding were very reasonable. Once you spend time with him, you have a friend forever !
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    Audrey M. Married on 04/25/2020
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    Our best vendor choice!

    Kenny Kim is the vendor you need to book your wedding around. I received Kenny鈥檚 name from multiple family and friend references, and knew I would be happy with his work. Kenny exceeded all expectations I had and was more than just our photographer on our wedding weekend. Kenny quickly became acquainted with my family and close friends and knew our whole wedding party by name. We had many guests go out of their way to let us know how much they loved Kenny during our wedding weekend and even after! He left an amazing impression on everyone and his photos are the most perfect representation of our wedding that we continue to look back on. Kenny will listen to all of your requests and will make suggestions at the appropriate times. He is incredibly organized, professional and efficient. You will be happy you booked Kenny for your upcoming event!
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    Eric C. Married on 04/11/2020
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    Incredible

    Kenny's service was incredible, and an online review doesn't give his work justice. Kenny truly cares about his clients. He took the time prior to the wedding to meet with my wife and me months before the wedding to truly get to know us. On the day of the wedding, he took the time to learn all the bridal party and family member's names, which gave a personal touch to our special day.

    Besides his utmost professionalism, Kenny is a very skilled photographer, that was able to truly capture staged, candid, and posed pictures. His albums and picture quality were great.

    My wife, Nora, and I were truly grateful to have Kenny as part of our wedding, and could not recommend him enough!
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    Sarah B. Married on 10/26/2019
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    Super good at what he does!

    Kenny did such a wonderful job capturing our wedding day! We couldn鈥檛聽have booked a better photographer. His pictures were fantastic鈥攆riends and family were raving about them! And the downpour we had that day was no challenge for him. He was so kind, polite, and so accommodating to our big families and huge wedding party. It鈥檚 not an easy job to work with so many people and he did it beautifully and seamlessly鈥nd he knew聽everyone鈥檚 names, which was very impressive!

    Kenny鈥檚 creative input and talent will surely make our wedding day one that we will never forget.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Real Weddings

Sara & Ryan
73 photos 路 08/23/2019
Joanna & Peter
115 photos 路 09/01/2013

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Secondprint Productions Secondprint Productions Wedding Photographers

Kenny is one of the most talented photographers I know. His resume speaks for itself. He has an easy going demeanor and is such a cool guy to work with. I highly recommend his services! make sure you book years in advance!!

Paper & Silk Paper & Silk Wedding Dresses

Kenny is one of the best photographers I know -- very talented and professional. Coming from a design background, he knows how to capture the best photos filled with great color, composition, and especially the emotion of the moment. He's also a very fun person to work with, which will make your photoshoot/wedding day all the more enjoyable.

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