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Kenny Kim Photography

Des Plaines , IL
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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 Menʼs 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
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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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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Richard
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Kenny was amazing! He was attentive, on time, and really went above and beyond what we expected. He had an additional photographer named Colin that was fantastic as well. They both were professionally dressed which was a huge plus. It was amazing that there were able to blend in with the guests, and still manage to take pictures. They also were great with keeping us on schedule. Kenny went around and scouted various areas for our photoshoot as well. You could really tell that he had done his homework. He is worth every penny. Even if you're on a budget, I would tell you to go with him because all you'll really have left of that day is the photographs. You will not be sorry you hired Kenny.
Kenny was amazing! He was attentive, on time, and really went above and beyond what we expected. He had an additional Read more...
Kenny was amazing! He was attentive, on time, and really went above and beyond what we expected. He had an additional photographer named Colin that was fantastic as well. They both were professionally dressed which was a huge plus. It was amazing that there were able to blend in with the guests, and still manage to take pictures. They also were great with keeping us on schedule. Kenny went around and scouted various areas for our photoshoot as well. You could really tell that he had done his homework. He is worth every penny. Even if you're on a budget, I would tell you to go with him because all you'll really have left of that day is the photographs. You will not be sorry you hired Kenny. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had the privilege of having Kenny Kim take our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't have gone with a better choice! From the very beginning, Kenny was very accommodating and flexible. Our meetings leading up to the wedding were always very fun and friendly. Our engagement photo shoot was just lovely! Even though we felt awkward at first, Kenny helped us jump right in and gave us many pointers. He was laid-back and professional. For our wedding, he definitely did an awesome job! We were able to see some of the teaser photos, and we are so excited to see everything else! Thank you, Kenny, for providing us with such invaluable snapshots of our special day. :)
We had the privilege of having Kenny Kim take our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't have gone with a better Read more...
We had the privilege of having Kenny Kim take our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't have gone with a better choice! From the very beginning, Kenny was very accommodating and flexible. Our meetings leading up to the wedding were always very fun and friendly. Our engagement photo shoot was just lovely! Even though we felt awkward at first, Kenny helped us jump right in and gave us many pointers. He was laid-back and professional. For our wedding, he definitely did an awesome job! We were able to see some of the teaser photos, and we are so excited to see everything else! Thank you, Kenny, for providing us with such invaluable snapshots of our special day. :) Read less
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JKB
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made was hiring Kenny as our photographer. No other photos have ever made me smile as much as Kenny's work of us has. We opted for a package that included engagement photos and this session (which happend about 9 months before the wedding) was a great way to get to know Kenny and for him to get to know us as well. We also used these photos to incorporate them into our reception and everyone commented on how gorgeous they are. Kenny's style of photography produces natural and just visually stunning works of art. Kenny Kim Photography is everything we could have asked for: A photographer who is professional yet someone you can call your friend to put you at ease in front of the camera, and of course someone who captures the most amazing shots.
One of the best decisions we made was hiring Kenny as our photographer. No other photos have ever made me smile as much as Read more...
One of the best decisions we made was hiring Kenny as our photographer. No other photos have ever made me smile as much as Kenny's work of us has. We opted for a package that included engagement photos and this session (which happend about 9 months before the wedding) was a great way to get to know Kenny and for him to get to know us as well. We also used these photos to incorporate them into our reception and everyone commented on how gorgeous they are. Kenny's style of photography produces natural and just visually stunning works of art. Kenny Kim Photography is everything we could have asked for: A photographer who is professional yet someone you can call your friend to put you at ease in front of the camera, and of course someone who captures the most amazing shots. Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Honestly, where do I begin? I have known Kenny for years, before he became the well known photographer traveling the world doing magnificent work. Seven years later I was getting married and I wanted Kenny so desperately to do our wedding. I searched all over for vendors, comparing prices vs. quality and in the end my dream came true and we were able to work with Kenny. Because he was already scheduled to a family's wedding day, he was unable to photograph our wedding day and sent two also amazing photographers to work with us the day of. However, Kenny shot 2 engagement session with us, met with us and the other 2 photographers (Kenny Nakai and David Lai). Kenny edited all our photos, and coordinated with us directly and promptly. Kenny's work speaks for itself. But more then that, he is a great guy. He is very professional, very personable, very understanding. My connection with him goes beyond photos and I would recommend his services to anyone and everyone. I would definitely love to work with him again in the future.
Honestly, where do I begin? I have known Kenny for years, before he became the well known photographer traveling the world Read more...
Honestly, where do I begin? I have known Kenny for years, before he became the well known photographer traveling the world doing magnificent work. Seven years later I was getting married and I wanted Kenny so desperately to do our wedding. I searched all over for vendors, comparing prices vs. quality and in the end my dream came true and we were able to work with Kenny. Because he was already scheduled to a family's wedding day, he was unable to photograph our wedding day and sent two also amazing photographers to work with us the day of. However, Kenny shot 2 engagement session with us, met with us and the other 2 photographers (Kenny Nakai and David Lai). Kenny edited all our photos, and coordinated with us directly and promptly. Kenny's work speaks for itself. But more then that, he is a great guy. He is very professional, very personable, very understanding. My connection with him goes beyond photos and I would recommend his services to anyone and everyone. I would definitely love to work with him again in the future. Read less
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angeles
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
My sister's wedding photos led me to Kenny. I decided over 2 years ago to book Kenny for our photos. It is one of the best decisions, besides saying yes to my Husband, that I have ever made. Our photos have captured our day and each photo tells a story. Kenny made us feel super comfortable and at times he is so stealthy that you don't even realize you are being photographed.
My sister's wedding photos led me to Kenny. I decided over 2 years ago to book Kenny for our photos. It is one of the best Read more...
My sister's wedding photos led me to Kenny. I decided over 2 years ago to book Kenny for our photos. It is one of the best decisions, besides saying yes to my Husband, that I have ever made. Our photos have captured our day and each photo tells a story. Kenny made us feel super comfortable and at times he is so stealthy that you don't even realize you are being photographed. Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
9/7/2008
4.6/5.0
Kenny was an awesome photographer. His services also included an engagement photography session, and we chose to have it at our alma mater, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. On the day of our wedding, he showed up with 2 additional photographers to make sure that he did not miss a single moment. Additionally, he did not complain when I asked him to go to a different site to take photographs of the groomsmen and groom. He also showed up early to the ceremony and reception site to obtain photographs before anyone started to arrive. He had such a talent, to capture all of the moments and feelings in a single setting. He makes it seem effortless. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Kenny was an awesome photographer. His services also included an engagement photography session, and we chose to have it Read more...
Kenny was an awesome photographer. His services also included an engagement photography session, and we chose to have it at our alma mater, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. On the day of our wedding, he showed up with 2 additional photographers to make sure that he did not miss a single moment. Additionally, he did not complain when I asked him to go to a different site to take photographs of the groomsmen and groom. He also showed up early to the ceremony and reception site to obtain photographs before anyone started to arrive. He had such a talent, to capture all of the moments and feelings in a single setting. He makes it seem effortless. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Read less
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