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Kenny Kim Photography

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Chicago, IL

Phone: 800-539-1294
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Wedding Packages Starting At: $5,001 - $7,500

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 2006, his vision instantly resonated with his audience, and quickly grew into a nationally recognized studio. Kenny has shot over 100 weddings in locations throughout the US, Mexico, Caribbean and Italy. His clients include various local and national celebrities such as Yul Kwon (winner of Survivor CBS TV Series) and Salma Hayek (Commissioned as the second shooter by Bob Davis). Kenny’s work has been featured in numerous publication including Destination Weddings & Honeymoon, The Knot, The KoreAm Journal, WIND Magazine & more. He is a platinum list member in highly acclaimed Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine. He has recently received special honors at the WPPI 2010 Awards of Excellence 16x20 International Print Competition. He was also voted by The Knot in 2010 as the Best of Weddings in photography.

Available for These Event Types:

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    - $3,001 - $5,000
  • Portrait

    - $401 And Over
  • Corporate and Event

    - $401 And Over
  • Wedding

    - $5,001 - $7,500

Verified Client Reviews

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Morgan Monaco & Marco Ouzounian

12/12/13 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny Kim, is an absolute Gem to work with and is extremely talented. We loved our Wedding photos!! Pictures are worth it all and you will have those to remember your special day forever! I highly resommend Kenny to use as your photographer on your Wedding Day!

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Kate Isert & John Chapman Wedding

9/23/13 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

It is with such a full heart that I recommend Kenny Kim as a wedding photographer! Beyond taking the most stunning wedding pictures during our photography shoot that day, he also captured all those real, tiny moments throughout the rehearsal, preparation, ceremony, and reception that take a creative, ready eye. Those are actually my favorite pictures because they are so filled with emotion. Even more than the pictures, Kenny added such a fun, warmth to our day. Your photographer is with you most of the day (while you are getting ready, taking pictures, at your ceremony, and at your reception), so when you have the right one, it adds so much to your whole experience. He was professional yet warm - he knew everyone in the wedding party by name - and he developed the game plan for where to take pictures, where to have our first look, etc. On a personal note, Kenny made me feel more beautiful and comfortable on my wedding day, both with his words, pictures that he showed me on his camera throughout the day, and overall attitude. He is the perfect combination of classy and fun, and everyone in our wedding party (as well as other guests) told me they've never seen such a great wedding photographer (during the wedding - before they even saw the pictures). The day before our wedding, Kenny offered to do an additional photo shoot to help my finance and I get comfortable in front of the camera; he drove us to a couple locations he has scouted earlier, and then he shared those pictures with us! During my "Father-Daughter" dance, my Dad (who is not a "wedding/pictures type of guy", said "Kate- Kenny is just OUTSTANDING"). His rare skill, kindness, and professionalism were so noteworthy, it was what my dad was noticing at our wedding. I cannot recommend him enough.

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Andrew Edgar's Graduation Party

6/13/13 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

I got the last minute idea to hire a photographer for my son's graduation. I found Kenny on Yelp, he had wonderful reviews. Thankfully, for us, he was available and he exceeded my expectations. He was so easy to work with. The kids had fun taking the photos. He was so prompt in getting them to me to view. The photos turned out wonderful. I would highly recommend Kenny for your photography needs!

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Celeste & Howard Paris Photoshoot

6/11/13 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny's passion and enthusiasm for people and photography radiates throughout his personality. With kindness beyond reproach, Kenny made us feel at ease and comfortable. He captured both traditional, memorable, candid, and surprised moments of our engagement session that left us breathless and our hearts forever changed. Kenny Kim's photography has created memories that will outlive both of us. Thank you so much!

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Ashley Zimmerman & Geoff Eobstel

11/7/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Allie Casillas & Marc Silverman Wedding

10/8/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny goes beyond just being a wedding photographer; he genuinely becomes interested in the couple, their story, and their lifestyle. He takes the time to get to know each person and dedicates months leading up to the wedding learning about what you envision for your special day and the types of photos you are looking for. Kenny even brainstorms possible areas to shoot your photo session and offers insight on photograph locations that would work best with your theme, personality of the couple, as well as the local events occurring that weekend. Kenny's knowledge of the most unique and stunning locations of the City can capture any couple's style. Kenny’s photographs speak volumes simply on their own. I must admit that I am very picky, extremely particular, and when it came to deciding our wedding photographer, I was a bridezilla. Whether you are looking for a high-fashion, journalistic flair or a more traditional style, Kenny’s photos are nothing short of spectacular. ONLY Kenny’s photos capture the true emotion, the sincere personality, and the authenticity of the moment. His work is utterly gorgeous and his superb photos will remain timeless, special, and meaningful. Words cannot fully express just how much I treasure the photos. The constant adoration of the photos we receive from our friends and family absolutely validates that we made the right decision with hiring Kenny. From our beautiful engagement session to the fun rehearsal dinner to our wedding-morning preparation to the photo session to our ceremony to our cocktail hour to our reception, Kenny captured EVERY single moment we could have ever imagined. What I loved most about Kenny was his eagerness to photograph all of the little details that I spent countless hours creating. I literally sent Kenny a long list of items I wanted photographed, to which he replied “I’ll make sure to get them all.” His willingness to not only fulfill my requests, but also having Kenny recognize what was important to me absolutely delighted me. The notion that Kenny goes above and beyond to please his couples is an understatement. He not only ensures that the bride and groom are happy, but also astonishes them with unbelievable photos that the couple could have never dreamt of. Kenny's knowledge expands beyond a photographer, as he knows the best vendors for weddings. Any recommendation you could ask for, Kenny knows a couple of amazing vendors and will definitely connect you. His most valuable connection was his cinematographer referral, Chris and Oliver. Kenny works flawlessly with this team and between Kenny Kim and Chris and Oliver, they were the most treasured vendors from our wedding. Ultimately, if you are looking for the best quality photography and consider your wedding photographs to be the most imperative component of your wedding, it is without hesitation that I recommend Kenny Kim. I could not be more grateful for the tremendously gorgeous photos Kenny provided us. Moreover, from his professionalism to his heartfelt interest in my wedding to fulfilling all of my requests, Kenny is truly wonderful. As a person and a friend, he is loved by many and admired by thousands, and, without a doubt, his work is equally as magnificent.

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Sloane York & Shane Nho eSession

7/19/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny is a fantastic photographer! The photos are amazing and he made us comfortable throughout the shoot.

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Alexandra Guzowski Photoshoot

7/17/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Boram Lee & David Paek eSession

6/21/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Jeannie Woo & Mike Kim

6/7/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Gustavo Velasquez & Esther HIll

4/18/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny Kim is a talented, professional photographer who is personable and will make your photo shoot effortless. We worked with Kenny for our engagement photos and had a fun experience. We are looking forward to working with him again at our wedding. We've received many compliments on the engagement photos and appreciate his mix of artistry and creativity to take photos that reflect us as a couple. We would absolutely recommend working with Kenny Kim for any occasion!

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Patricia Wu & Javier Benson eSession

4/13/12 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny is the best. He is thoughtful in his approach and really made us feel like we were the focal point of the day. Thanks again Kenny.

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Justyna & Craig's eSession

8/9/10 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Jenny Kwon & Alan Baruch's Wedding

7/30/10 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny sets the definition for going above and beyond. He was the most talented photographer we met with and was by far the most friendly. His talents in making people feel relaxed and though he isn't even in the room are truly professional. His finished work looks like it could be in books and magazines (I think it has actually). If you need a photographer that will provide the best for your special day, be sure to speak with Kenny!

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Kyle Soukaras' Christening

1/3/10 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny Kim photographed our son's Christening and because of him, we have the most beautiful pictures! I've always been told, never skimp on your photographer, because in the end all you will have left are the pictures. Kenny Kim captured so many cherished moments, that because of him I can view them over and over again! I highly recommend him for any event! Caroline Pappas

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Christian & Esther Na's Wedding

11/11/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny's work is moving. He captures moments that you want to have forever but you wouldn't have thought of taking yourself. He has great energy that makes you laugh, excited, and sane (on the day of, when you need it most). He is professional, approachable, and flexible. Kenny helped make our big day special, memorable and so much fun!

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Jenny Kwon & Alan Baruch eSession

11/3/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny is the absolute best at his craft! He made us feel very comfortable and relaxed during our engagement photo session. Kenny is a pro, and knew exactly what he wanted in the photos and guided us throughout the whole day. Not to mention, he has mounds of energy that was infectious and made us want to take pictures all day long. His spontaneity and artistic view captured the moments perfectly. We had an absolute blast taking them and for sure it would not have been as fun without Kenny. The end result were amazing photos of us that we will cherish our whole lives. - Alan and Jenny

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Sara Dumich & Bill Zelkovich's Wedding

9/10/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

I could not imagine using anyone but Kenny Kim to capture the magic of our engagement and wedding. Bill and I have known Kenny for several years and we always told him we wanted him to shoot our wedding. Kenny is such a kind and friendly person who has a true passion for photography. We knew that with this kind of dedication and passion that we could not go with him behind the lens. I was very worried leading up to the wedding day since the forecast called for rain all day. Kenny told me not to worry. Sure enough, it rained the entire wedding day. Kenny was on top of things and had scoped out locations to shoot where we would be covered from the rain. He found some of the most unique and beautiful spots for our photos. He was really a trooper and donned a trash bag over his nice dress clothes during the photo shoot. I will never forget his determination to get every shot. I remember him wanting to climb up on a slippery railing while taking pictures at the Assembly Hall and I told him that he didn't have to because he could get seriously hurt. He didn't even flinch or think about the possibility of hurting himself and just responded, "I have to get the shot." AMAZING DEDICATION! Thank you so much Kenny! I have gotten so many compliments on the photos. My family and friends were truly amazed at how great the shots are. I love all of the pictures so much and look at them every day. Thank you so much for capturing all the special moments on camera forever :)

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Mary Grace Amoyen & Gregory Pagcatipunan

9/2/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

We will definitely recommend Kenny Kim for his professionalism, dedication and passion to his works. The laughter and emotions that transpired during our wedding were captured and made our photos beautiful and touching. He kept us going the entire day especially on our photo shoots after the ceremony. We couldn’t wait to see what’s next on every location we went to. We surely had plenty of favorites but what amazed us the most was when we were about to ride the limo after the photo session in Kinzie bridge. He asked us if it’s ok if we could hop into the docking station covered with an old wood painted in red. The moment I saw it I knew that this is going to look awesome in my wedding album. Kenny Kim does not only attend to our needs during the wedding but extend his personal touch up to every detail of our pictures in the slideshow and the processing of our wedding album.

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Leila Cehajic & Kurt Kittner's Wedding

8/31/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Where do I begin? I have bragged about Kenny's work so much and recommended him to everyone I know that I am exhausted. There are so many wonderful things to say. First of all, Kenny is great to work with because he truly has a passion for photography and making images come alive that it is inspiring and shows in his work. He is so creative and energetic it is easy to feed off that energy and if you are not so comfortable being photographed he makes you comfortable. I have known Kenny before his wedding photography days and I know his personality and character is genuine. My husband and I work with him in doing our engagement session, wedding and albums. And throughout the entire process he was willing to work with our schedules despite his own and he was always accommodating and responded quickly to any questions was had. He also provided us with his assistants David Lai and Kenny Nakai that do wonderful work as well. All together, our photographs turned out amazing and working with Kenny was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding. I hope to work with him again in any manner in the future. Kenny Rocks!. Everytime I look at our photos and the emotion he captured, I get tears in my eyes and remember how much I love my husband. Kenny is able to see that and capture that. It's amazing. Thank you.

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Yeena Yoon & David Yoo's Wedding

7/20/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny is warm, professional, and a great photographer. He strives to please his clients and it shows that he loves his job!

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Yeena Yoon & David Yoo's Wedding

7/20/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny was very accomodating and flexible. He put everyone at ease and people constantly comment about the high level of quality he brings to his photography.

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Genuine Pyun & Daniel Kim's Wedding

7/13/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny is such a great person - and a phenomenal photographer! I've been friends with Kenny for almost 10 years, and I've watched as he's developed his profession. My husband is rather camera-shy, and was very uncomfortable with the idea of having to pose for an engagement shoot as well as take pictures on the wedding day. But Kenny was so encouraging and natural that my husband was surprised to find himself so relaxed. Kenny has an amazing eye and really knows how to use the background to accentuate a photo. There were a few times where I doubted the location where we were shooting. But every photo seriously made us look like movie stars! We were thrilled with all our proofs and know that Kenny's photos will help us remember and cherish our wedding day forever. Thanks, Kenny!

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Ryan Chin's First Birthday

6/11/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Top top top notch. Very easy to work with and extremely talented. Has a great eye. Couldn't be more pleased with the photos

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Sophie Tan & Yul Kwon Wedding

6/11/09 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Three words: Kenny is awesome! He has an amazing sense of how to capture intimate moments and works well with all types of personalities. We were very pleased with our photos. Kenny is a true professional and delivered terrific results for both our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't be happier.

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Mark Stevenson & Joanne Rinaldi Wedding

10/23/08 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny Kim is highly professional and creative. They make even the most camera shy feel comfortable. He and his team captured so much of the day that we felt as though we didn't miss a thing. They made all of us feel very special without being intrusive. Their thouroughness, tact and creative abilities are beyond compare.

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Dominique Martin & Monica Blacconeri

10/21/08 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny's work is impeccable! He and his assistants managed to capture a wide variety of shots at every part of our wedding and reception. We would gladly recommend his services to any couple looking to record their vows with the best around!

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Amir & Lejla's Wedding

10/21/08 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Mark Duncan & Jinny Kim's Wedding

7/18/08 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny really loves what he does and it shows though in th quality of his work. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.

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John Lim & Semi Lee's Wedding

11/10/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Excellent work. Very professional. Very personable. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Joe Held & Brooke Potthast Wedding

11/9/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny was incredible! Not only is he an extremely talented photographer, but he is so personable and accommodating. My family and wedding party could not have been more impressed. Kenny goes above and beyond, and his pictures turn out wonderfully!!!

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Gary Sun & Linda Bae's Wedding

9/24/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny was a great photographer! He is very considerate and has a friendly personality. He is very accommodating and flexible. You know he takes the time out to make sure you get the best shots at whatever location you choose since he makes sure to check it out and find the best lighting, etc. He was so easy to work with. More than anything, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my photos. In fact, almost everybody I know asked me for a referral because they loved them, too! His expertise is truly in capturing "the moment" and he is great with the family when doing traditional sets. Choosing him was one of the best decisions for my wedding.

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Michael & May Lee's Wedding

5/22/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

I would most definitely recommend Kenny as he is very dependable, professional, trustworthy, and passionate photographer. He is clearly very committed to his profession

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Matt & Carly Hale's Wedding

5/22/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny was a great benefit during our wedding - we ended up with great photos - and we hardly even knew he was there. His prices were very reasonable for the quality of his service. And besides that - he treated us as friends! I would recommend Kenny without reservation - especially for weddings in the driving radius of Champagne!

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John & Grace Yoo's Wedding

5/22/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny was great, very professional and the pictures are beautiful!

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Carolyn & Dave Zimmer's Wedding

5/22/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny's talent and enjoyment of what he does is so apparent. Having him there only made the day more fun and enjoyable. And the results are amazing. I'm so thankful he photographed our wedding. There are countless, priceless photographs that came out of that one decision we made to hire him.

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Godfrey & Corinth's Wedding

5/21/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

We were so pleased with Kenny's work. Not only does he take great pictures, but showed a great sensitivity to us. He took the time to get to know us, and we feel that it showed in the pictures. He not only made us look good, but he also captured all that was important to us about our wedding day. We both heartily recommend Kenny.

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Bryan & Mary's Wedding

5/21/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

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Dan & Betty Chung's Wedding

5/21/07 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny's professionalism, warmth and magnetic personality really come through in his work. Not only are his pictures beautiful but his demeanor and presence on the day of the wedding are both assuring and inconspicuous. We recommend Kenny to any couple that is getting married.

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Will & Maria Yung's Wedding

7/25/06 - This client said "Yes - I would recommend this studio."

Kenny Kim is very talented and excellent. If you like photojournalism that's is style! We enjoyed working with him from engagement pictures, to rehearsal, to our wedding day!

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