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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Kelsey · Married on 08/25/2018
Kenny is absolutely incredible both at what he does and as a person. Kenny took the time to get to know my husband and I during our engagement process and went above and beyond to help us prepare for our wedding.
During the weekend of our wedding, Kenny exceeded our expectations and then some. He learned all of our wedding party and extended family names and got to know them all on a personal level. This made group shots much easier for him to coordinate, and Kenny understood our friend/family dynamics and what we wanted to capture in our photos. He was also a ton of fun throughout the day. I think my friends and family loved having Kenny as part of our wedding day just as much as we did! Kenny also kept us on schedule throughout the day of the wedding and was such a positive energy.
I haven't even begun to mention Kenny's talent! He is without a doubt the best photographer I've seen and works tirelessly to capture the most personal and unique photos and get them finished in an extremely timely manner. We loved our engagement photos and wedding sneak peeks, and can't wait to see the rest of our wedding photos!
Kenny is top notch and we would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants an incredibly talented, personal, friendly, and hard-working photographer to capture some of the most important moments of their life.
Cassandre · Married on 08/19/2017
We were so lucky to have been referred to Kenny Kim by three close friends that each had him capture their weddings and had loved his work. That said, the bar was set high! Kenny photographed our wedding just a few weeks ago and he honestly surpassed the glowing reviews they set for him.
From a bride's perspective you don't realize how much time you spend with your photographer on your wedding day. Kenny's presence is so welcoming, warm and bright and his reassuring nature puts you at total ease. You also don't realize how much the photographer keeps the schedule logistics going that day. Kenny did this with total grace. He is a true expert in all things wedding - knows what needs to be accomplished when, moves along bridal parties, makes sure all the different family members are captured, and more. I had total peace of mind knowing he was helping to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Kenny truly goes above and beyond - he really put in the time to get to know us, our story, the bridal party and our families before the wedding day. He generously spent time with us at our engagement shoot, my final dress fitting, the venue walkthrough and even our rehearsal (lucky us that his schedule allowed). By the wedding day he knew every single one of our bridal party and parent's names. That was nearly 20 people and counting.
But the most important part... THE PHOTOS! Kenny has a true gift when it comes to photography. The photos captured our feelings in very emotional moments and the tone and beauty of all the different places we visited that day - from a sleek hotel, to our shabby chic garden ceremony, to our rockabilly band vibe reception, and our light up balloon finale. He listened to artistic visions we discussed beforehand and executed them brilliantly. Our friends and family can't stop talking about the photos and we are still dying over how much we love them.
We really can't say enough good things about the Kenny Kim experience.
Chris · Married on 07/28/2017
Kenny Kim was absolutely amazing and exceeded expectations on every criteria that there could possibly be. We hired him to shoot our wedding and from beginning to end, he was the easiest vendor with which we worked and by far the best spent money.
From when we first reached out to him, Kenny made it a priority to get to know us and find out what would be the best pictures to capture our personalities and relationship. From planning, to engagement photos, to the day of, Kenny was the best. He got to know the entire bridal party, calling everyone by name and made sure we had the best pictures that included everyone. The day of the ceremony, he got pictures of both of us getting ready and then had the most scenic pictures taken around the city in addition to the ceremony itself.
He put everyone at ease which made capturing everyone's personalities so much easier. The final product shows his amazing eye for detail and his ability to capture every moment. Everybody who looked at the pictures and who took part in the wedding commented that they had never seen a more professional or skilled photographer. While the couple getting married are supposed to get gifts, our true gift was finding a photographer and a person as amazing as Kenny Kim.
We thank you and will be forever grateful of the moments you captured for us!
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!!
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.