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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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Frequently asked questions

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
Proofs

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
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Kenny Kim is highly praised for his exceptional talent, professionalism, and dedication as a wedding photographer. Reviewers highlight his ability to capture beautiful and genuine moments, impeccable photo quality, prompt delivery of photos, and personal approach in making clients feel comfortable. Kenny\'s attention to detail, coordination skills, and ability to build relationships with guests are also commended. Clients describe him as a magician in photography, a highly organized professional, and a friend who goes above and beyond to create lasting memories. Overall, Kenny Kim is hailed as a top-tier photographer who exceeds expectations and brings a personal touch to every event he covers.

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Kenny Kim is highly praised for his exceptional talent, professionalism, and dedication as a wedding photographer. Reviewers highlight his ability to capture beautiful and genuine moments, impeccable photo quality, prompt delivery of photos, and personal approach in making clients feel comfortable. Kenny\'s attention to detail, coordination skills, and ability to build relationships with guests are also commended. Clients describe him as a magician in photography, a highly organized professional, and a friend who goes above and beyond to create lasting memories. Overall, Kenny Kim is hailed as a top-tier photographer who exceeds expectations and brings a personal touch to every event he covers.

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Alisa S. Sent on 07/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal Experience!

Kenny Kim was an absolute joy to work with! My husband does not particularly enjoy the process of taking photos and Kenny made it so fun, even for him for our anniversary shoot! The results were stunning and Kenny was very flexible about the more specific editing requests that I had. I was so sad about how my wedding pictures turned out from a friend of ours who took photos and Kenny had truly taken that away because I have his lovely photos to frame for our 5-year anniversary.
Caroline
Caroline L. Sent on 10/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Kate
Kate S. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

TEN Stars for Kenny Kim! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I recently had the privilege of working with Kenny Kim as my wedding photographer, and let me tell you, he’s not just a photographer—he’s a magician. From the moment I met Kenny & saw his work, I knew my wedding photos were bound to be extraordinary.

Here’s why Kenny Kim deserves a standing ovation (and maybe even a parade):

1. Photo Quality: When I received my gallery of over 2,000 stunning images, I was floored. Unlike some “modern” photographers who rely on gimmicks, Kenny’s images are pristine, unfiltered, and devoid of artifice. They don’t need Clarendon or Valencia—their true beauty shines through.

2. Time Warp Delivery: Kenny handed over the entire treasure trove of memories just over 3 weeks after the wedding. I blinked, checked my calendar, and pinched myself. How did he defy the laws of time and space? I suspect he has a TARDIS hidden in his camera bag. But wait, there’s more! Brace yourselves for the pièce de résistance: Kenny delivered over 500 photos just TWO DAYS after our wedding as our "sneak peak" - WHAT!?!? We were able to look back on our wedding day on the way to our HONEYMOON! That experience was invaluable & it's SO incredibly unique to have had the opportunity to reminisce so soon after our special day.

3. Professionalism on Point: From our engagement shoot, to our rehearsal, to our wedding day, Kenny’s demeanor was a blend of grace and confidence. He glided through our wedding, capturing candid moments without disrupting the flow. His ninja-like stealth made everyone feel at ease, and the result? Photographs that radiate authenticity. He also somehow memorized nearly all 200 of my guests’ names!??! And not just the wedding party & immediate family members—he managed to remember nearly EVERY. SINGLE. GUEST and how they were connected to our families. Even my Irish relatives with unusual and traditional Irish names were greeted with familiarity and warmth.

4. Coordination Skills: Kenny Kim wasn’t just a photographer; he was an additional wedding coordinator in disguise. During the planning process, he orchestrated timelines, smoothed out wrinkles, and juggled more tasks than a circus performer. He also replied to the ridiculous amount of emails I sent him within minutes, almost every single time. And on the big day, he was everywhere, making sure our wedding vision happened without a hitch. I would call him the unsung hero of my wedding, but EVERYONE was singing his praises on our special day.

In summary, if you are lucky enough to book Kenny Kim, consider yourself blessed. Kenny, thank you for making sure we will always look back at our wedding photos with admiration and awe. You’re not just a photographer; you’re a friend, a genius, and a legend.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
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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