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Ken Kienow Wedding Photography

San Luis Obispo , CA
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883 Vista del Collados
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 US (map)

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kelsey is such an amazing photographer! But she is more than just talented…She is fun, spunky, and always has the right attire on to get you the best shots! She comes equipped and ready with her boots to lead you through fields and yards just to capture that perfect picture! She was also very attentive and did a great job in recreating some of the pictures I liked on Pinterest. That’s not to say she’s not creative on her own because she certainly is! I just had a few shots I wanted to replicate and she was so open and happy to make that happen for me! She was quick with family pictures during cocktail hour (and I have a BIG family!) so we were able to have more time to take our couple photos. During the wedding, Kelsey would just magically appear in the corner at the very right moment to snap that perfect shot. I didn’t even notice her! I just know she was able to capture all the important highlights of my wedding without being directly in front of me! All our guests who viewed our album raved about how they felt like the pictures really recreated that magical night for them. Her turnover time for the photos was unbelievable! We were able to enjoy our photos during our honeymoon! I’m from LA but I will certainly be back to have Kelsey take my family portraits when the time comes!
Kelsey is such an amazing photographer! But she is more than just talented…She is fun, spunky, and always has the right Read more...
Kelsey is such an amazing photographer! But she is more than just talented…She is fun, spunky, and always has the right attire on to get you the best shots! She comes equipped and ready with her boots to lead you through fields and yards just to capture that perfect picture! She was also very attentive and did a great job in recreating some of the pictures I liked on Pinterest. That’s not to say she’s not creative on her own because she certainly is! I just had a few shots I wanted to replicate and she was so open and happy to make that happen for me! She was quick with family pictures during cocktail hour (and I have a BIG family!) so we were able to have more time to take our couple photos. During the wedding, Kelsey would just magically appear in the corner at the very right moment to snap that perfect shot. I didn’t even notice her! I just know she was able to capture all the important highlights of my wedding without being directly in front of me! All our guests who viewed our album raved about how they felt like the pictures really recreated that magical night for them. Her turnover time for the photos was unbelievable! We were able to enjoy our photos during our honeymoon! I’m from LA but I will certainly be back to have Kelsey take my family portraits when the time comes! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Booking Kelsey, from Ken Kienow Photography, was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our initial inquiry and phone chats to keeping in contact weeks after the wedding with our photos, she was amazing to work with throughout the entire process!

Her outgoing and easy going personality made me feel so comfortable as a bride on my wedding day! She had no problems roaming around the house the bridal party was getting ready at capturing candid shots, despite a packed house with a lot of friends and family. She made multiple trips back and forth between the bride and groom getting ready locations to make sure she didn't miss an important moment.

Prior to the ceremony she optimized her time to get the bridesmaids with bride and groomsmen with groom shots, as well as the bride and groom individual shots finished with. During the ceremony, you would have never noticed she was there, but she was able to get some amazing shots of the wedding party, us, the officiant and our guests. Following the ceremony she promptly took our requested family pictures and amazingly managed to get a family group shot with over 60 people!

The photos she took of my husband and I immediately after our wedding will be something I cherish for the rest of my life. She picked the most beautiful spots and gave us the perfect cues to capture that "just married bliss." The turned out absolutely beautiful. Once the reception got started she was able to get the perfect candid shots of our friends and family laughing, dancing, singing and dancing. There is not a bad picture in the entire bunch!

Choosing wedding vendors could be difficult, but booking Kelsey months in advance was the best decision we could have made!
Booking Kelsey, from Ken Kienow Photography, was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our initial Read more...
Booking Kelsey, from Ken Kienow Photography, was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our initial inquiry and phone chats to keeping in contact weeks after the wedding with our photos, she was amazing to work with throughout the entire process!

Her outgoing and easy going personality made me feel so comfortable as a bride on my wedding day! She had no problems roaming around the house the bridal party was getting ready at capturing candid shots, despite a packed house with a lot of friends and family. She made multiple trips back and forth between the bride and groom getting ready locations to make sure she didn't miss an important moment.

Prior to the ceremony she optimized her time to get the bridesmaids with bride and groomsmen with groom shots, as well as the bride and groom individual shots finished with. During the ceremony, you would have never noticed she was there, but she was able to get some amazing shots of the wedding party, us, the officiant and our guests. Following the ceremony she promptly took our requested family pictures and amazingly managed to get a family group shot with over 60 people!

The photos she took of my husband and I immediately after our wedding will be something I cherish for the rest of my life. She picked the most beautiful spots and gave us the perfect cues to capture that "just married bliss." The turned out absolutely beautiful. Once the reception got started she was able to get the perfect candid shots of our friends and family laughing, dancing, singing and dancing. There is not a bad picture in the entire bunch!

Choosing wedding vendors could be difficult, but booking Kelsey months in advance was the best decision we could have made! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kelsey Stewart is a fabulous photographer! She did an outstanding job photographing our summer wedding at Dana-Powers House. Kelsey was very thorough and always professional. On the big day she makes you feel comfortable and is super personable. And the pictures turned out beautiful! Highly recommend Kelsey!
Kelsey Stewart is a fabulous photographer! She did an outstanding job photographing our summer wedding at Dana-Powers Read more...
Kelsey Stewart is a fabulous photographer! She did an outstanding job photographing our summer wedding at Dana-Powers House. Kelsey was very thorough and always professional. On the big day she makes you feel comfortable and is super personable. And the pictures turned out beautiful! Highly recommend Kelsey! Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
This review is for Kelsey @ Ken Kienow Wedding Photography. First off, we'd just like to say that Kelsey is an amazing photographer and an amazing person. Everyone at our wedding kept raving about her. And everyone keeps raving about her photos.

Kelsey is super sweet and very personable. She made everyone feel comfortable during her photo shoots. You can tell she is a very experienced wedding photographer. She is always looking at the lighting (sun, clouds, etc) to find the perfect shot. Things during a wedding day never go as planned, but she adapted quickly. Kelsey was always making suggestions about when and where to shoot - even as things kept changing.

Kelsey's photos are of a timeless quality. They are the type of photos that will never go out of style. Our families will be enjoying her photos for years to come. She takes great portrait photos, but where she really shines is the candid moments she captures. You won't even notice she is taking your photo half of the time.

Working with Kelsey was very smooth. She always responded to our questions in a timely matter. We only wish all of our other wedding vendors were as easy to work with.

Highly recommended!
This review is for Kelsey @ Ken Kienow Wedding Photography. First off, we'd just like to say that Kelsey is an amazing Read more...
This review is for Kelsey @ Ken Kienow Wedding Photography. First off, we'd just like to say that Kelsey is an amazing photographer and an amazing person. Everyone at our wedding kept raving about her. And everyone keeps raving about her photos.

Kelsey is super sweet and very personable. She made everyone feel comfortable during her photo shoots. You can tell she is a very experienced wedding photographer. She is always looking at the lighting (sun, clouds, etc) to find the perfect shot. Things during a wedding day never go as planned, but she adapted quickly. Kelsey was always making suggestions about when and where to shoot - even as things kept changing.

Kelsey's photos are of a timeless quality. They are the type of photos that will never go out of style. Our families will be enjoying her photos for years to come. She takes great portrait photos, but where she really shines is the candid moments she captures. You won't even notice she is taking your photo half of the time.

Working with Kelsey was very smooth. She always responded to our questions in a timely matter. We only wish all of our other wedding vendors were as easy to work with.

Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This review is for Kelsey Stewart. She was our photographer for our engagement shoot as well as our wedding. Kelsey is amazing! Because she knows the Central Coast so well, she took us to the most beautiful locations. The lighting and backgrounds in our photos are insane! She also has an easy going and bubbly personality that kept us relaxed and laughing the whole time! No fake smiles needed. We were blown away by the quality and candidness of the photos she captured at our wedding. To top it off, she turned our 800+ wedding photos around in less than a week!
This review is for Kelsey Stewart. She was our photographer for our engagement shoot as well as our wedding. Kelsey is Read more...
This review is for Kelsey Stewart. She was our photographer for our engagement shoot as well as our wedding. Kelsey is amazing! Because she knows the Central Coast so well, she took us to the most beautiful locations. The lighting and backgrounds in our photos are insane! She also has an easy going and bubbly personality that kept us relaxed and laughing the whole time! No fake smiles needed. We were blown away by the quality and candidness of the photos she captured at our wedding. To top it off, she turned our 800+ wedding photos around in less than a week! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Ken has been my wedding photographer crush for years. Even during the dark years when I told myself I never wanted to do a big wedding. His photos make you fall head over heels for the emotion captured.
Even though I did look around for a more economical option at the beginning, I knew I did not want to skimp on how my day was captured. It had to be Ken.
We used a friend for our engagement photos, and even though Ken only met us really the day of our wedding, he jumped right in and it was completely normal having him around. I was all about giving Ken whatever time he needed for anything because I wanted to be the girl in the pictures I had been oogling over for years. He did not disappoint. Having a photographer that is always there, always capturing, but never in the way is so great. And I know my shots are something I’ll treasure forever. Highly recommended and I can only hope to work with him again!
Ken has been my wedding photographer crush for years. Even during the dark years when I told myself I never wanted to do a Read more...
Ken has been my wedding photographer crush for years. Even during the dark years when I told myself I never wanted to do a big wedding. His photos make you fall head over heels for the emotion captured.
Even though I did look around for a more economical option at the beginning, I knew I did not want to skimp on how my day was captured. It had to be Ken.
We used a friend for our engagement photos, and even though Ken only met us really the day of our wedding, he jumped right in and it was completely normal having him around. I was all about giving Ken whatever time he needed for anything because I wanted to be the girl in the pictures I had been oogling over for years. He did not disappoint. Having a photographer that is always there, always capturing, but never in the way is so great. And I know my shots are something I’ll treasure forever. Highly recommended and I can only hope to work with him again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ken is amazing. I don't even know how to put into words what a great photographer he was at our wedding. The quality on his photos were perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. He captured all the right moments. I didn't realize until after we received the pictures that the Golden Gate Bridge was in our background all along. It must have been because I was distracted with other things during our wedding.

I am quite bossy, bride or not, and Ken fit in perfect. He snapped photographs when asked, and he kept to the list that I provided him, which I really appreciated.

Ken has a great personality and it definitely shows through his photographs. I would recommend him to ANYONE! I would definitely use him again for future portraits and whatnot. He is probably one of the few photographs out there that provides pictures as fast that he does. Turnaround he states is 2 weeks, but we received all 900 photographs in 1.5 weeks while we were on our honeymoon!

We also used him for our engagement shoot. We love those too. He's just a really fun photographer. He's easy going, great to talk to, and he doesn't make you do those weird/awkward poses or moments "think of something funny."
Ken is amazing. I don't even know how to put into words what a great photographer he was at our wedding. The quality on Read more...
Ken is amazing. I don't even know how to put into words what a great photographer he was at our wedding. The quality on his photos were perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. He captured all the right moments. I didn't realize until after we received the pictures that the Golden Gate Bridge was in our background all along. It must have been because I was distracted with other things during our wedding.

I am quite bossy, bride or not, and Ken fit in perfect. He snapped photographs when asked, and he kept to the list that I provided him, which I really appreciated.

Ken has a great personality and it definitely shows through his photographs. I would recommend him to ANYONE! I would definitely use him again for future portraits and whatnot. He is probably one of the few photographs out there that provides pictures as fast that he does. Turnaround he states is 2 weeks, but we received all 900 photographs in 1.5 weeks while we were on our honeymoon!

We also used him for our engagement shoot. We love those too. He's just a really fun photographer. He's easy going, great to talk to, and he doesn't make you do those weird/awkward poses or moments "think of something funny." Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Kelsey to be our wedding photographer, and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE PICTURES. We had a barn wedding in Arroyo Grande, and the pictures from the Engagement shoot and Wedding were both beautiful. We knew we loved her style before we hired her, and were just blown away by how charming she was, and how easy she was to work with. She put Chris and I at ease from the moment we met her for our engagement shoot, and she handled the big group photos at the wedding SO WELL. Her and her assistant were so professional at the wedding, and we really enjoyed the picture taking process. They were quick, but thorough, and we were so pleased by the amount of time we had left to enjoy with our guests! Also- we got our pictures back (with a lovely slideshow) less than 2 weeks after the wedding. That's awesome. I highly recommend Kelsey as a photographer for your wedding.
We hired Kelsey to be our wedding photographer, and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE PICTURES. We had a barn wedding in Read more...
We hired Kelsey to be our wedding photographer, and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE PICTURES. We had a barn wedding in Arroyo Grande, and the pictures from the Engagement shoot and Wedding were both beautiful. We knew we loved her style before we hired her, and were just blown away by how charming she was, and how easy she was to work with. She put Chris and I at ease from the moment we met her for our engagement shoot, and she handled the big group photos at the wedding SO WELL. Her and her assistant were so professional at the wedding, and we really enjoyed the picture taking process. They were quick, but thorough, and we were so pleased by the amount of time we had left to enjoy with our guests! Also- we got our pictures back (with a lovely slideshow) less than 2 weeks after the wedding. That's awesome. I highly recommend Kelsey as a photographer for your wedding. Read less
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Lia
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Ken is simply as good as it gets - truly. I could go on and on about all the things that make him wonderful, but I will simply sum it up with this: If you book Ken for your wedding, you would be making a very, VERY wise decision. Ken is professional, friendly, helpful, prompt, and of course, immensely talented. He is seriously a wedding ninja and he captures EVERYTHING. There were many times during our wedding when some split-second wonderful moment would happen, and every single time, I would look up, and Ken would be right there, as if he materialized out of thin air, having already captured the shot. NINJA I tell you. Beyond how fantastic he was to work with prior to and on the day of our wedding, he got our wedding photos to us so fast (while we were on our honeymoon!) and they were the most magical shots I could have ever dreamed of. Hire Ken and you will have zero regrets.
Ken is simply as good as it gets - truly. I could go on and on about all the things that make him wonderful, but I will Read more...
Ken is simply as good as it gets - truly. I could go on and on about all the things that make him wonderful, but I will simply sum it up with this: If you book Ken for your wedding, you would be making a very, VERY wise decision. Ken is professional, friendly, helpful, prompt, and of course, immensely talented. He is seriously a wedding ninja and he captures EVERYTHING. There were many times during our wedding when some split-second wonderful moment would happen, and every single time, I would look up, and Ken would be right there, as if he materialized out of thin air, having already captured the shot. NINJA I tell you. Beyond how fantastic he was to work with prior to and on the day of our wedding, he got our wedding photos to us so fast (while we were on our honeymoon!) and they were the most magical shots I could have ever dreamed of. Hire Ken and you will have zero regrets. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Kelsey as our photographer was one of the highlights of our wedding day. She and assistant Carly were with us a full 11 (!!) hours and never stopped clicking away or seemed to tire out. They put everybody at ease, even during hectic large family portraits. We received our pictures back before we even got home from the honeymoon! Not only that, those pictures capture the most amazing moments - my sister sobbing during my father/daughter dance, the excitement on my face after the ceremony, and my groom's amazing dance moves on the dance floor. Thank you Kelsey and Carly!!
Having Kelsey as our photographer was one of the highlights of our wedding day. She and assistant Carly were with us a Read more...
Having Kelsey as our photographer was one of the highlights of our wedding day. She and assistant Carly were with us a full 11 (!!) hours and never stopped clicking away or seemed to tire out. They put everybody at ease, even during hectic large family portraits. We received our pictures back before we even got home from the honeymoon! Not only that, those pictures capture the most amazing moments - my sister sobbing during my father/daughter dance, the excitement on my face after the ceremony, and my groom's amazing dance moves on the dance floor. Thank you Kelsey and Carly!! Read less
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