“We don’t even know where to begin. Honestly, I might cry just writing this. I have looked at the photos so many times now. I’ve fallen in love with dozens of different ones. I’ve laughed… I’ve cried. You did the most incredible job in the world. You captured the day perfectly.
The getting ready shots are so awesome, and Bobby and I look so relaxed and happy in the (beautiful) portraits of us. The detail shots are AMAZING – it’s incredible to see them all in one place, I didn’t realize how much thought and energy I’d poured into that day until I saw all the thumbnails staring back at me. I even adore the family formals – they are AWESOME!!! I never thought I’d feel so warm and fuzzy towards family photos. I really especially love all the candid photos of our families and friends.
We’re just completely over the moon. It was really, really great having you there for such a special day in our lives. (Also, you were a HUGE hit with just about every heterosexual female between the ages of 16 and 70. lol.) But seriously- I didn’t really ever get very stressed that day, but having you around really relaxed me, especially in that first part of the day before Bobby arrived.
Experiencing a wedding day is so overwhelming! There was so much going on. But you made sense of all it with your camera, and we have this incredible, perfect set of photos that we will cherish forever. As a bride and client, I couldn’t be happier with these photos. And as a fellow photographer, I am super impressed and excited about the technical quality of them- the creativity in the compositions and the attention to detail– and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how working with you has already positively impacted how I run my own business.
All of this is to say… thank you. Thank you for bringing your family across the country and spending our wedding day with us and capturing it. Having both you AND Courtney there felt completely natural – I couldn’t imagine anyone else photographing it all. I hope you enjoyed the pizza and desserts, and I hope you had a nice time in our neck of the woods.
You’re an incredible photographer and human being — your photos on your blog inspire me to make better pictures and your words on swpb inspire me to be a better person. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for EVERYTHING.” –Emily and Bobby
“I’ve never written a yelp review before, but I joined just to tell people how great I think Ken is. Where do I even start… I can’t even describe how happy we were to have him as our wedding photographer! Photography was one of the most important aspects of the wedding to us, and we could not have been happier with how our photos turned out! Anyone can see how incredibly talented he is by looking at his photos, but he is also very fun, creative, and professional. Ken managed to find new, unique spots to shoot at both our engagement shoot and at our wedding. He risked getting poison oak to get some great shots at our engagement shoot. Our wedding was in the middle of the day and the light was pretty harsh, but he found great spots for portraits. He really puts you at ease, our whole bridal party was joking around with him, and one of my bridesmaids even offered to be his assistant if Kelsey ever got sick. The atmosphere he creates plays a big part in why our photos look so natural. His style is really timeless, I know I’ll look back on our photos and our album in ten years and still absolutely love them.
Ken was great on our wedding day, he kept us on track even though the girls were running late getting ready. He really captured every moment of the day, from getting our hair done to the last dance. We’ve gotten so many compliments on our photos and our album, we couldn’t be happier! I wish I could give him more than 5 stars!” –Kellie and Chris
“Ken, I just want to relay to you how many compliments you have been receiving. Everyone who has looked at the photos, including myself and Seth, think they are the best photos EVER and belong in a magazine. you have an amazing talent and I am so honored to have had you take photos of one of hte biggest days in my life and so grateful the day was captured the way you did. Thank you a million times, and just know how in awe all my family and friends are. Thanks.” –Kara and Seth
“Wow, what beautiful photos!!! We’re so in love with them. You did such a great job at getting shots of a lot of different guests which is so nice and makes it fun to go through to see what everyone was doing throughout the night. We also especially love the shot of the rings under the moon- so creative! Anyways, I could gush for days. We loved having you and Kelsey around during our wedding day. You’re a great photographer as well as a fun presence. You are also a great balance of efficiency but also laid-backness (if that is a word). Thanks for your willingness to help with everything and just being a cool dude!” –Barbara and Adam
“We LOVE these photos!!! We started looking at them last night and had to pace ourselves because we can only absorb so much awesomeness at one time! I was so excited I couldn’t even sleep! Thank you so much for risking your life in the middle of a highway to get some of these shots! We will love them forever.
Many of our guests told us how much they liked you! Sean and I agree you were always right there to capture every moment! We are so thankful you were able to shoot our wedding! We’re both very happy about how wonderfully things turned out; the flowers, the photos, even the weather.” –Amber and Sean
“I just spent the last couple of hours looking at all the pictures. They are exceptional – thank-you so much. I really appreciate the stunning use of low-light photography to maintain the atmosphere of the night, rather than blasting everything with flash and ruining that. Everybody commented on how discreet and unobtrusive you were too, they didn’t even notice you taking pictures which has obviously shown in the images you captured which are natural and fun. Every one is great and everybody I’ve shown them to comments on how fantastic they are, especially all my photographers friends back home!” –Aimee and James
“My wife Ashley and I found Ken to be a class act and frankly he exceeded our expectations. We primarily went off of our impressions of his prior work, reviews from other individuals, and the positive initial interactions we had with him when discussing his approach and style.
Ken was outstanding on our wedding day. We actually did our pictures prior to our wedding in the evening and Ken made both of us feel very relaxed and comfortable, made sure that we got all the shots we wanted and probably most importantly, kept us on time with everything we had going on. At the wedding and reception Ken captured some great moments of us and our guests (our parents, nieces, friends) that really defined the evening for us.
I think we had all of our photos within 2 weeks of our wedding and he put together the first take on our album within 3 weeks. We were really happy with our experience with Ken.” –Ashley and Dave
“Ken did the most amazing job. He took the most amazing photos that everyone was raving about. Just check out his blog!! He is so worth every penny: perfect photos, on time, took shots that I wouldnt have seen otherwise. He made it so I can remember my wedding.” –Monica and Chris
“The BEST photographer around! So awesome to work with and never did I feel uncomfortable or invaded upon with him shooting pictures. You have to check out his website. His photo’s are real and beautiful. He is amazing with capturing light in his pictures. You would be so lucky to have him there to photograph your special day.” –Trisha and Sean
“Wow, Ken, the pictures are just fantastic. We’ve been pouring over them all night. I am so very thankful that Leigh recommended you! Thanks again.” –Laura and Jeff
“You are an amazing photographer! The pictures turned out so well! It was a great way to come back from our honeymoon and relive our wedding through your photos. Thank you for sending them along. I love them and can’t stop looking at them…they make me so happy.” –Mandy and Trevor
“Ken your photos were fabulous and we look at the photos often. You did such a great job capturing the magic of our special day and also the beauty of the environment we were so lucky to be in to celebrate. Thank you so much!
And our Charlie Chaplin engagement photos are the coolest photos EVER!!” –Jess and Chad
“I absolutely loved having you there on the most important day in a girl’s life. You captured every moment and the candids you caught were amazing! Thank you so much for making our day so incredibly special.” –Mariah and Jon
“Hi Ken! We are SO HAPPY we had the opportunity to hire you to photograph our wedding. The photos are what we will have to look at and remember our day, 50 years from now! Thank you for everything!” –Melissa and John
“Ken is an amazing photographer and person. He is very easy going and doesn’t get stressed on the big day. He did our engagement photos in April 2010 and did a fabulous job and his creative angles are amazing. We appreciate his style – we are amatuer photographers and Ken has amazing lenses and cameras. He has definitely paid enough attention to the right lenses and camera for the right quality of photos. We loved him and would highly recomend him to any couple!” –Haley and Alex
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful Ken is! He shot our wedding in October and unfortunately it was pouring rain but Ken was all for running outside regardless. He really was an amazing guy and the pictures came out just stunning. He is creative, fun, professional, attentive but he also blends really well into the crowd, I never knew he was there. He is great with kids too, our flower girl didn’t want to smile at all until Ken used his charms on her, all the kids at the wedding loved him. His prices are excellent as well and we got our pictures so quickly. Ken was worth every penny and more.” –Vanessa and Neil
“Choosing Ken Kienow as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. I truly felt that he and his assistant, Kelsey, were just a part of our big party. If you have any appreciation for an artist’s eye, you will appreciate Ken’s workmanship and creativity. And he was able to capture every single touching, important, funny moment without being invasive in any way. In fact, the thing I appreciate most about Ken is his sheer joy in his work. He LOVES what he does, and because of that, I have the most breathtaking photos to appreciate for the rest of my life. Thank you so much, Ken!” –Cari and Marty
“Ken, we are beside ourselves with how great they turned out! We put all of them on a slide show and watched them all. We really enjoyed having you and our friends and family are so impressed with your work! Again, thank you so much for giving us the most amazing photos of our day and for being so quick in getting them to us. We are so grateful, thanks so much!” –Kate and Chad
“I was very happy all around with Ken’s work. I’m not just saying that, I really appreciated that he always responded to me in a timly manner and he had a good personality. Thank you! Everyone is amazed by our pictures.” –Michelle and Caleb