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Brian Kinyon Photography

Chicago , IL
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian is a wonderful photographer. He took both engagement and wedding pictures for our May 2015 wedding at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. He did such a great job of capturing so many moments throughout the day. Such a great way for us to remember such an important day. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with. His calm personality was much appreciated on such a hectic day.
Brian is a wonderful photographer. He took both engagement and wedding pictures for our May 2015 wedding at the Chicago Read more...
Brian is a wonderful photographer. He took both engagement and wedding pictures for our May 2015 wedding at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. He did such a great job of capturing so many moments throughout the day. Such a great way for us to remember such an important day. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with. His calm personality was much appreciated on such a hectic day. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Brian Kinyon Photography for our engagement and wedding photos and could not be happier! A friend referred us to Brian & he was so nice and easy to work with.
For our engagement photos, he helped us pick out location in the city and was fine with including our pup too!
When we met with Brian in October, he was already booked for our wedding date but his associate photographer Tony Favarula was available. We were equally impressed with Tony. He remained calm and moved quickly to get all the shots we wanted. Tony even stood in the middle of a busy street for us to get one of our shots!
We were very happy with how our engagement photos turned out and our very excited to see the final product of the wedding photos.
Both Brian & Tony were very easy to communicate with before the days and very organized in planning on how to get certain shots (such as 50 plus family shot etc).
Brian & Tony are both very professional and you will not be disappointed!
We used Brian Kinyon Photography for our engagement and wedding photos and could not be happier! A friend referred us to Read more...
We used Brian Kinyon Photography for our engagement and wedding photos and could not be happier! A friend referred us to Brian & he was so nice and easy to work with.
For our engagement photos, he helped us pick out location in the city and was fine with including our pup too!
When we met with Brian in October, he was already booked for our wedding date but his associate photographer Tony Favarula was available. We were equally impressed with Tony. He remained calm and moved quickly to get all the shots we wanted. Tony even stood in the middle of a busy street for us to get one of our shots!
We were very happy with how our engagement photos turned out and our very excited to see the final product of the wedding photos.
Both Brian & Tony were very easy to communicate with before the days and very organized in planning on how to get certain shots (such as 50 plus family shot etc).
Brian & Tony are both very professional and you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian is absolutely amazing!! He made our ceremony unforgettable and captured every moment just right!! We love him and will continue to use him in the future for family photos!!
Brian is absolutely amazing!! He made our ceremony unforgettable and captured every moment just right!! We love him and Read more...
Brian is absolutely amazing!! He made our ceremony unforgettable and captured every moment just right!! We love him and will continue to use him in the future for family photos!! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian Kinyon is the BEST! We worked with Brian for our wedding and I can only say I wish I had another event to work with him on again! To say that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brian is an understatement!

First off- I shopped around. Photography is SO expensive yet SO important for the big day! I really wanted to work with a company that could offer me:
1. A comprehensive package
2. Flexibility
3. Affordability (I'm not a Kennedy, I'm a normal gal)
4. Experience and ideas
We got that and much more with Brian!

I shopped around and called MANY photographers and always had sticker shock. Plus lots of photographers are a'la carte. Not with Brian! Our package was much more affordable than what we found elsewhere plus it included a 1 hour engagement photo session, wedding day coverage for 9 hours (plus the FLEXIBILITY to add hours as the night went on- which we did!). We also get a DVD of all of our pictures (copyright free so we can share on Facebook or email to family, etc), an online gallery, and a coffee table photo album! That's a LOT! :)

And Brian is cool! I know this sounds silly, but he is. I didn't want a wedding photographer who has been at it for 40 years and has old ideas. I wanted someone closer in age to my husband and I. I wanted someone more on our page, who would "get us." Brian was definitely fun to work with. He had lots of great ideas for both our engagement pictures (which were SO FUN! Seriously, it was the BEST part of wedding planning!!), and on our wedding day. He actually got in his car and scouted out photo locations for us which I thought was awesome. He also kept the day on schedule for us, making sure we were squeezing every photo stop that was important to my hubby and I.

Brian's style is very photojournalistic and we LOVE LOVE LOVE all of our photos- both engagement & wedding. We LOVED working with Brian and can't say enough good things about him!!! Do yourself a favor and book with Brian Kinyon! You will not be sorry!
Brian Kinyon is the BEST! We worked with Brian for our wedding and I can only say I wish I had another event to work with Read more...
Brian Kinyon is the BEST! We worked with Brian for our wedding and I can only say I wish I had another event to work with him on again! To say that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brian is an understatement!

First off- I shopped around. Photography is SO expensive yet SO important for the big day! I really wanted to work with a company that could offer me:
1. A comprehensive package
2. Flexibility
3. Affordability (I'm not a Kennedy, I'm a normal gal)
4. Experience and ideas
We got that and much more with Brian!

I shopped around and called MANY photographers and always had sticker shock. Plus lots of photographers are a'la carte. Not with Brian! Our package was much more affordable than what we found elsewhere plus it included a 1 hour engagement photo session, wedding day coverage for 9 hours (plus the FLEXIBILITY to add hours as the night went on- which we did!). We also get a DVD of all of our pictures (copyright free so we can share on Facebook or email to family, etc), an online gallery, and a coffee table photo album! That's a LOT! :)

And Brian is cool! I know this sounds silly, but he is. I didn't want a wedding photographer who has been at it for 40 years and has old ideas. I wanted someone closer in age to my husband and I. I wanted someone more on our page, who would "get us." Brian was definitely fun to work with. He had lots of great ideas for both our engagement pictures (which were SO FUN! Seriously, it was the BEST part of wedding planning!!), and on our wedding day. He actually got in his car and scouted out photo locations for us which I thought was awesome. He also kept the day on schedule for us, making sure we were squeezing every photo stop that was important to my hubby and I.

Brian's style is very photojournalistic and we LOVE LOVE LOVE all of our photos- both engagement & wedding. We LOVED working with Brian and can't say enough good things about him!!! Do yourself a favor and book with Brian Kinyon! You will not be sorry! Read less
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mariehanson
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I really can not say enough positive things about Brian. We just got our wedding photos back and I am very pleased with them! We did our engagement photos with Brian, and he also was at our rehearsal dinner and wedding for photos. And I am now looking for an excuse to work with him again.
Brian did a really good job of listening to what we knew we wanted and offering suggestions of things he knows have work really well in the past. He did an awesome job of directing our incredibly large families and bridal party to get some really fantastic shots.
I really felt comfortable around Brian which I feel shows in our pictures. He was super flexible and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would (and have) recommended him to several of my engaged friends.
I really can not say enough positive things about Brian. We just got our wedding photos back and I am very pleased with Read more...
I really can not say enough positive things about Brian. We just got our wedding photos back and I am very pleased with them! We did our engagement photos with Brian, and he also was at our rehearsal dinner and wedding for photos. And I am now looking for an excuse to work with him again.
Brian did a really good job of listening to what we knew we wanted and offering suggestions of things he knows have work really well in the past. He did an awesome job of directing our incredibly large families and bridal party to get some really fantastic shots.
I really felt comfortable around Brian which I feel shows in our pictures. He was super flexible and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would (and have) recommended him to several of my engaged friends. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
6/10/2011
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend Brian Kinyon as a wedding photographer. He did a wonderful job on our wedding photos. We were very impressed with both the quality of the pictures and his talent and professionalism as a photographer. Brian was very courteous to all of our guests, and took the initiative to direct people how to gather and pose for photos - as bride and groom, we did not have to do a thing! We got a nice balance of candid and "required" pictures. Brian was also very flexible, even going to a movie theatre in Barrington and taking pictures in the dark, which turned out AMAZING! Thanks Brian for helping us to remember a great day :)
I highly recommend Brian Kinyon as a wedding photographer. He did a wonderful job on our wedding photos. We were very Read more...
I highly recommend Brian Kinyon as a wedding photographer. He did a wonderful job on our wedding photos. We were very impressed with both the quality of the pictures and his talent and professionalism as a photographer. Brian was very courteous to all of our guests, and took the initiative to direct people how to gather and pose for photos - as bride and groom, we did not have to do a thing! We got a nice balance of candid and "required" pictures. Brian was also very flexible, even going to a movie theatre in Barrington and taking pictures in the dark, which turned out AMAZING! Thanks Brian for helping us to remember a great day :) Read less
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caborojo10
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian was fantastic! His photos are beautiful and he is so pleasant to work with. I cannot say enough good things about Brian.
Brian was fantastic! His photos are beautiful and he is so pleasant to work with. I cannot say enough good things about Read more...
Brian was fantastic! His photos are beautiful and he is so pleasant to work with. I cannot say enough good things about Brian. Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Brian!! I have not received my wedding photographs, but did do engagement pictures with him. Not only does he take flawless, beautiful photographs, but he has an artsy angle. He has an amazing ability to catch candids that make the bride and groom look as if they are the only two on the planet! The guests adored him! He is comfortable to work with and you can't help being completely at ease! I highly recommend him!
I cannot say enough about Brian!! I have not received my wedding photographs, but did do engagement pictures with him. Not Read more...
I cannot say enough about Brian!! I have not received my wedding photographs, but did do engagement pictures with him. Not only does he take flawless, beautiful photographs, but he has an artsy angle. He has an amazing ability to catch candids that make the bride and groom look as if they are the only two on the planet! The guests adored him! He is comfortable to work with and you can't help being completely at ease! I highly recommend him! Read less
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hellopanda
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
I haven't gotten my professional photos back yet, but I can say that Brian provided an incredibly positive experience for us at our wedding. Leading up to the day, he was lightning quick about responding to e-mails and offered great suggestions for photo locations and the timeline. During the wedding, he seemed to be everywhere at once without being obtrusive. He took time to properly stage the formal family portraits because he knew they were important to my mom - he made sure the train of my dress was smoothed between shots and skillfully directed traffic among all the disorganized family members.

Brian was quick on his feet and was able to scout interesting locations or natural lighting at the spur of the moment. He was also really flexible about the schedule - our family portraits ran overtime and then we cut short time reserved for the bridal party to shoot photos at a nearby park because we didn't want them to miss cocktail hour. Brian just rolled with whatever we decided.

Finally, at the reception, Brian went above and beyond his professional obligations when we toasted each table and took a photo with them. He put down his own camera and took group shots on guests' cameras whenever they asked! I was blown away by how laidback he was about this.

Our family members and bridal party were very complimentary about how nice Brian was. He was relaxed and easy to work with - very highly recommended!
I haven't gotten my professional photos back yet, but I can say that Brian provided an incredibly positive experience for Read more...
I haven't gotten my professional photos back yet, but I can say that Brian provided an incredibly positive experience for us at our wedding. Leading up to the day, he was lightning quick about responding to e-mails and offered great suggestions for photo locations and the timeline. During the wedding, he seemed to be everywhere at once without being obtrusive. He took time to properly stage the formal family portraits because he knew they were important to my mom - he made sure the train of my dress was smoothed between shots and skillfully directed traffic among all the disorganized family members.

Brian was quick on his feet and was able to scout interesting locations or natural lighting at the spur of the moment. He was also really flexible about the schedule - our family portraits ran overtime and then we cut short time reserved for the bridal party to shoot photos at a nearby park because we didn't want them to miss cocktail hour. Brian just rolled with whatever we decided.

Finally, at the reception, Brian went above and beyond his professional obligations when we toasted each table and took a photo with them. He put down his own camera and took group shots on guests' cameras whenever they asked! I was blown away by how laidback he was about this.

Our family members and bridal party were very complimentary about how nice Brian was. He was relaxed and easy to work with - very highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! He took all of the pictures on our must-take list, was very responsive, provided us with a lot of great tips, and took amazing pictures that truly captured the essence of our wedding day. we would strongly recommend him!
Brian did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! He took all of the pictures on our must-take list, was very Read more...
Brian did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! He took all of the pictures on our must-take list, was very responsive, provided us with a lot of great tips, and took amazing pictures that truly captured the essence of our wedding day. we would strongly recommend him! Read less
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