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Kenny Kim Photography

Des Plaines , IL
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828 Graceland Ave, Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL 60016 US (map)

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800-539-1294
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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kenny Kim was the best decision we made for our destination wedding in Aruba! From the very first correspondence, he was very professional and quick to respond every email no matter where he was in the world. Kenny wasn't "just the photographer," he was considerate in wanting to know the wedding party/parents/guests, making everyone comfortable which led to capturing the best moments of the day. The photos we received the very next day reflected his bright and creative personality. He truly appreciates the natural surroundings and uses it to its best advantage. We give him our highest recommendation and cannot wait to see the rest of our photos. Kenny, thank you for using your talented skills in keeping our wedding day beautifully memorable!
Kenny Kim was the best decision we made for our destination wedding in Aruba! From the very first correspondence, he was Read more...
Kenny Kim was the best decision we made for our destination wedding in Aruba! From the very first correspondence, he was very professional and quick to respond every email no matter where he was in the world. Kenny wasn't "just the photographer," he was considerate in wanting to know the wedding party/parents/guests, making everyone comfortable which led to capturing the best moments of the day. The photos we received the very next day reflected his bright and creative personality. He truly appreciates the natural surroundings and uses it to its best advantage. We give him our highest recommendation and cannot wait to see the rest of our photos. Kenny, thank you for using your talented skills in keeping our wedding day beautifully memorable! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Kenny was the best photographer we could have asked for. He made everyone in the bridal party, our friends, and of course, our family feel comfortable. He even memorized the names of our bridal party. We had such a blast during our engagement and wedding photoshoots. Throughout the wedding, everyone kept saying... your photographer is amazing! (we knew this too!). After the wedding, he immediately sent us a sneak peak of our wedding day and the way he captured everything, we were able to re-live those moments over and over again. We would highly recommend Kenny to anyone - he is an amazing photographer and now a great friend! Thanks Kenny!
Kenny was the best photographer we could have asked for. He made everyone in the bridal party, our friends, and of course, Read more...
Kenny was the best photographer we could have asked for. He made everyone in the bridal party, our friends, and of course, our family feel comfortable. He even memorized the names of our bridal party. We had such a blast during our engagement and wedding photoshoots. Throughout the wedding, everyone kept saying... your photographer is amazing! (we knew this too!). After the wedding, he immediately sent us a sneak peak of our wedding day and the way he captured everything, we were able to re-live those moments over and over again. We would highly recommend Kenny to anyone - he is an amazing photographer and now a great friend! Thanks Kenny! Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
If I could, I would give him 10 stars for each category. We just received our wedding photos & they are AMAZING!! Not because of us but because Kenny is amazingly talented :) I highly recommend him for anyone looking for the best wedding photographer. My friends who also got married this summer saw my photos and exclaimed that they wish they had gotten Kenny instead. From start to finish, he made us feel comfortable and was always willing to answer any questions / give us advice about wedding preparations and photos. During the photoshoot, Kenny made us laugh, coached us on how to pose yet encouraged us to be our natural selves, and captured all the special moments from our wedding with 110% commitment <3 Overall, this was one of the best decisions we made. Thanks Kenny Kim!
If I could, I would give him 10 stars for each category. We just received our wedding photos & they are AMAZING!! Not Read more...
If I could, I would give him 10 stars for each category. We just received our wedding photos & they are AMAZING!! Not because of us but because Kenny is amazingly talented :) I highly recommend him for anyone looking for the best wedding photographer. My friends who also got married this summer saw my photos and exclaimed that they wish they had gotten Kenny instead. From start to finish, he made us feel comfortable and was always willing to answer any questions / give us advice about wedding preparations and photos. During the photoshoot, Kenny made us laugh, coached us on how to pose yet encouraged us to be our natural selves, and captured all the special moments from our wedding with 110% commitment <3 Overall, this was one of the best decisions we made. Thanks Kenny Kim! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Kenny for our engagement and wedding photos in Chicago. He is an amazingly talented photographer and a wonderful person to work with. We have recommended him to multiple friends and family members.

His professionalism, timeliness, warm demeanor, and sheer talent is top notch. We feel so lucky to have worked with Kenny on our magical day.

-Tricia and Michael
We had the pleasure of working with Kenny for our engagement and wedding photos in Chicago. He is an amazingly talented Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Kenny for our engagement and wedding photos in Chicago. He is an amazingly talented photographer and a wonderful person to work with. We have recommended him to multiple friends and family members.

His professionalism, timeliness, warm demeanor, and sheer talent is top notch. We feel so lucky to have worked with Kenny on our magical day.

-Tricia and Michael Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.9/5.0
From the day we met Kenny, we were blown away by his professionalism and warmth, and of course his stunning portfolio. Kenny (and his second shooter, Rob) were unbelievable from start to finish. Leading up to the wedding, Kenny connected with us multiple times, and helped us schedule the day, select locations for our photos around the city, and answered any questions we had. He came by our rehearsal the night before the wedding to meet everyone, and by the next day knew and referred to everyone in our families and wedding party by name. It made everyone that much more comfortable with him; he truly felt more like a friend/member of the wedding party than a vendor. Kenny was amazing in setting up all of our shots around the city, working with the other vendors, and corralling our wedding party while still being super friendly. We stopped at several locations throughout Chicago, took tons of amazing pictures with a large wedding party, and still managed to get to the venue before the ceremony ahead of schedule! Kenny and Rob captured so many wonderful "posed" pictures as well as beautiful candids throughout the day. By the time we woke up the next day, he had already sent us a few preview images, and the rest were not far behind. We were blown away by every single photo, and are so thrilled that we have them as a memory of the day for the rest of our lives. We could not be happier with Kenny, and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for the best photographer there is, whether in Chicago or for a destination wedding.
From the day we met Kenny, we were blown away by his professionalism and warmth, and of course his stunning portfolio. Read more...
From the day we met Kenny, we were blown away by his professionalism and warmth, and of course his stunning portfolio. Kenny (and his second shooter, Rob) were unbelievable from start to finish. Leading up to the wedding, Kenny connected with us multiple times, and helped us schedule the day, select locations for our photos around the city, and answered any questions we had. He came by our rehearsal the night before the wedding to meet everyone, and by the next day knew and referred to everyone in our families and wedding party by name. It made everyone that much more comfortable with him; he truly felt more like a friend/member of the wedding party than a vendor. Kenny was amazing in setting up all of our shots around the city, working with the other vendors, and corralling our wedding party while still being super friendly. We stopped at several locations throughout Chicago, took tons of amazing pictures with a large wedding party, and still managed to get to the venue before the ceremony ahead of schedule! Kenny and Rob captured so many wonderful "posed" pictures as well as beautiful candids throughout the day. By the time we woke up the next day, he had already sent us a few preview images, and the rest were not far behind. We were blown away by every single photo, and are so thrilled that we have them as a memory of the day for the rest of our lives. We could not be happier with Kenny, and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for the best photographer there is, whether in Chicago or for a destination wedding. Read less
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Y
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
After seeing Kenny's work online, I was obsessed and needed to have him as our wedding photographer... When we spoke, we instantly clicked and I felt like I'd known him forever. Fast forward a year and my husband and I both agree that hiring Kenny was the best decision we made about our wedding!!! He put us at ease from the beginning of the day until the end. He also went above and beyond scouting for locations - he walked over 40 blocks looking for the perfect doors/archways/stairs etc. and made the photoshoot so much fun!! He captured the mood, the spirit, the love and all the emotions of the night in a way that only he can. Our pictures truly are everything we could've ever wished for and so much more. We received countless compliments about what an amazing job he did and how he was such a joy to be photographed by. He was would respond to my emails, texts, calls within an hr sometimes minutes!! He truly was incredible! Thank you thank you Kenny!!!
After seeing Kenny's work online, I was obsessed and needed to have him as our wedding photographer... When we spoke, we Read more...
After seeing Kenny's work online, I was obsessed and needed to have him as our wedding photographer... When we spoke, we instantly clicked and I felt like I'd known him forever. Fast forward a year and my husband and I both agree that hiring Kenny was the best decision we made about our wedding!!! He put us at ease from the beginning of the day until the end. He also went above and beyond scouting for locations - he walked over 40 blocks looking for the perfect doors/archways/stairs etc. and made the photoshoot so much fun!! He captured the mood, the spirit, the love and all the emotions of the night in a way that only he can. Our pictures truly are everything we could've ever wished for and so much more. We received countless compliments about what an amazing job he did and how he was such a joy to be photographed by. He was would respond to my emails, texts, calls within an hr sometimes minutes!! He truly was incredible! Thank you thank you Kenny!!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Kenny Kim is hands down one of the best wedding vendor decisions that we made for our wedding. He is responsive, professional, talented, and is a genuine, nice guy. The photos he took for our engagement and wedding were incredible. He made us feel comfortable and at ease during the entire experience. He stays calm under pressure and at the same time can make spontaneous decisions. He can handle all kinds of situations - weather, crowds and changing light. In the end you will always get incredible photos that will be timeless. He is respectful of cultures and family dynamics and also can capture romance and emotional moments without being too cheezy. We are especially stunned by how good we look in the photos - which is what you always want from a great photographer. We can't wait to work with Kenny again for future family portrait sessions.
Kenny Kim is hands down one of the best wedding vendor decisions that we made for our wedding. He is responsive, Read more...
Kenny Kim is hands down one of the best wedding vendor decisions that we made for our wedding. He is responsive, professional, talented, and is a genuine, nice guy. The photos he took for our engagement and wedding were incredible. He made us feel comfortable and at ease during the entire experience. He stays calm under pressure and at the same time can make spontaneous decisions. He can handle all kinds of situations - weather, crowds and changing light. In the end you will always get incredible photos that will be timeless. He is respectful of cultures and family dynamics and also can capture romance and emotional moments without being too cheezy. We are especially stunned by how good we look in the photos - which is what you always want from a great photographer. We can't wait to work with Kenny again for future family portrait sessions. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I had met Kenny back in 2006 while we were all in graduate school. He was charming and kind then, and now has risen to the top as one of the most talented wedding photographers there is. He photographer our wedding last weekend and we are beyond ecstatic with his work. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and his work will help us remember these memories for the rest of our life. Kenny is tons of fun to work with and makes you and anyone around you feel comfortable and relaxed. He is hard working and goes to extremes to get the job done. We could not be happier to have Kenny share in our day.

We woke up the morning after our wedding and my first thought was to thank Kenny. That says something! Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed.
I had met Kenny back in 2006 while we were all in graduate school. He was charming and kind then, and now has risen to the Read more...
I had met Kenny back in 2006 while we were all in graduate school. He was charming and kind then, and now has risen to the top as one of the most talented wedding photographers there is. He photographer our wedding last weekend and we are beyond ecstatic with his work. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous, and his work will help us remember these memories for the rest of our life. Kenny is tons of fun to work with and makes you and anyone around you feel comfortable and relaxed. He is hard working and goes to extremes to get the job done. We could not be happier to have Kenny share in our day.

We woke up the morning after our wedding and my first thought was to thank Kenny. That says something! Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Kenny was the first vendor we booked (getting the perfect photographer was our #1 priority). Not only are his pictures stunning, he is one of the nicest people we have ever met. Within 5 min of meeting him, you feel as if you've been friends forever. He has an uncanny ability to connect with everyone around him (SO important for taking photos) and is reflected in all of his pictures. Because of this ability and talent, he is able to capture the most precious and emotional moments. My husband and I are convinced he does not sleep. He's constantly traveling the world, yet he is always responsive and he goes the extra 10 miles in everything he does! He flew to NYC (where my husband and I live) for our engagement session. It happened to be the hottest day of the year, but Kenny was a trooper and took photos for hours longer than we had planned for. For our wedding, he came to our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner to get to know our family and friends and took beautiful photos for us - all complimentary! He also came early to the wedding prep and stayed until the very end, even after my husband had told him numerous times to go home! Even more, at 4am (a few hours after our wedding had ended), Kenny emailed us dozens of sneak peeks. Our family and friends could not get over how kind and professional he was. We took hours of photos with our wedding party before the ceremony, and he made it fun and comfortable for everyone. He also knew all of our family and friends by name! Our guests STILL talk about how amazing he was throughout the weekend. My husband and I feel honored to have had Kenny there to capture our special day. It has only been a little over a month, and we already have all of our wedding pictures! The day is such a complete blur, but because of Kenny and his pictures, we are able to relive each special moment of our day. His assistant photographer Colin was also absolutely fantastic! If we could give Kenny 10 stars we would. He truly is the best in the business
Kenny was the first vendor we booked (getting the perfect photographer was our #1 priority). Not only are his pictures Read more...
Kenny was the first vendor we booked (getting the perfect photographer was our #1 priority). Not only are his pictures stunning, he is one of the nicest people we have ever met. Within 5 min of meeting him, you feel as if you've been friends forever. He has an uncanny ability to connect with everyone around him (SO important for taking photos) and is reflected in all of his pictures. Because of this ability and talent, he is able to capture the most precious and emotional moments. My husband and I are convinced he does not sleep. He's constantly traveling the world, yet he is always responsive and he goes the extra 10 miles in everything he does! He flew to NYC (where my husband and I live) for our engagement session. It happened to be the hottest day of the year, but Kenny was a trooper and took photos for hours longer than we had planned for. For our wedding, he came to our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner to get to know our family and friends and took beautiful photos for us - all complimentary! He also came early to the wedding prep and stayed until the very end, even after my husband had told him numerous times to go home! Even more, at 4am (a few hours after our wedding had ended), Kenny emailed us dozens of sneak peeks. Our family and friends could not get over how kind and professional he was. We took hours of photos with our wedding party before the ceremony, and he made it fun and comfortable for everyone. He also knew all of our family and friends by name! Our guests STILL talk about how amazing he was throughout the weekend. My husband and I feel honored to have had Kenny there to capture our special day. It has only been a little over a month, and we already have all of our wedding pictures! The day is such a complete blur, but because of Kenny and his pictures, we are able to relive each special moment of our day. His assistant photographer Colin was also absolutely fantastic! If we could give Kenny 10 stars we would. He truly is the best in the business Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
KENNY IS ONE OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT THERE!! Not only in the US, but throughout the world!! His photos are breathtakingly beautiful!! He captures every "Kodak moment" and half the time he's so unassuming you don't even realize he's taking pictures! Makes for great candid moments. For the photos that required a little bit of "posing", his easy going attitude and encouraging words make you feel at ease and not the least bit nervous in front of the camera. He actually makes you feel like a hot model...love it! :)

He braved the Chicago cold for us during our engagement session (it was FREEZING) and endured the Houston humidity and heat for our wedding (if you haven't been to Houston in the summer, you do'nt know what hot really means)...an all around great guy and aims to please! The very next day after our wedding, he sent over a ginormous sneak peek of 40 pictures!! EVERY SINGLE ONE WAS INCREDIBLE!! His photographs come out magazine worthy...his work is out of this world. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone out there.

Also, depending on the size of your wedding, he will also have assistant photographers...and of course he chooses the very best to come and help him out!
KENNY IS ONE OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT THERE!! Not only in the US, but throughout the world!! His photos are Read more...
KENNY IS ONE OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT THERE!! Not only in the US, but throughout the world!! His photos are breathtakingly beautiful!! He captures every "Kodak moment" and half the time he's so unassuming you don't even realize he's taking pictures! Makes for great candid moments. For the photos that required a little bit of "posing", his easy going attitude and encouraging words make you feel at ease and not the least bit nervous in front of the camera. He actually makes you feel like a hot model...love it! :)

He braved the Chicago cold for us during our engagement session (it was FREEZING) and endured the Houston humidity and heat for our wedding (if you haven't been to Houston in the summer, you do'nt know what hot really means)...an all around great guy and aims to please! The very next day after our wedding, he sent over a ginormous sneak peek of 40 pictures!! EVERY SINGLE ONE WAS INCREDIBLE!! His photographs come out magazine worthy...his work is out of this world. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone out there.

Also, depending on the size of your wedding, he will also have assistant photographers...and of course he chooses the very best to come and help him out! Read less
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