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Aruba Wedding Published in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine

August 12th, 2012

The day I met with Ary & Marco, I knew that we would be a perfect fit. Ary, with her beautiful smile & kind heart was going to be a beautiful bride and Marco’s friendly & warm personality made you like him immediately. After our initial meeting, I think Ary was disappointed because my commissioning […]

 

The day I met with Ary & Marco, I knew that we would be a perfect fit. Ary, with her beautiful smile & kind heart was going to be a beautiful bride and Marco’s friendly & warm personality made you like him immediately. After our initial meeting, I think Ary was disappointed because my commissioning rate was a bit out of their budget. But Marco, being the romantic guy he is, contacted me and wanted to surprise Ary by hiring me as their wedding photographer. So he had me come over one evening when Ary was at home sitting comfortably in her living room couch watching TV (in her pajamas!). Boy was she surprised and happy to see me. After that surprise, I could not wait for their wedding day to happen. Everything about this wedding was a dream come true. Wedding in Aruba with tropical climate and gorgeous environment, surrounded by close family and friends… what more can a couple ask for? Marco and Ary also LOVED the video work of Chris & Oliver Cinema so we went down to the Caribbean as a photo/video team. Immediately, we felt like we were part of the family. It must be the Puerto Rican culture but everyone was so nice and inviting. I even got to spend some time with them on a pre-wedding snorkeling trip.

I wanted to blog about this shortly after their wedding, but I had a funny feeling that this might be a wedding that could get published. So I held off for awhile and thankfully the wonderful staff at Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine decided to publish this in their “I Do, I Do” section. Well, just like Ary, I got a surprise of my own when they selected one of Ary & Marco’s images from their wedding as the COVER of that issue! What a surprise and honor this was! So I waited patiently until July rolled around before I could publish this. Well, needless to say, it is now August and I am finally blogging about this exciting news. It has been an extremely busy Summer with non-stop shooting so I am slowly catching up on work. I guess it’s better late than never right? So without further adieu, I present you the Cover and the featured article along with some other images from their beautiful Destination Wedding in West Palm Beach, Aruba.

Photography by Kenny Kim Photography
Venue & Catering: Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
Videography by: Chris & Oliver Cinema

You can also checkout my promo video that Chris & Oliver made during this trip:

coconuts. big dogs. good times. | kenny kim from Chris & Oliver on Vimeo.

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Promotional Video about Destination Wedding Photography

January 23rd, 2012

When I started this journey as a wedding photographer, I have to admit that I did not have any specific goals. Nor did I know that in 5+ years that I would be coined by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine as one of Top 20 A-List wedding photographer. I am so thankful for what I […]

 

When I started this journey as a wedding photographer, I have to admit that I did not have any specific goals. Nor did I know that in 5+ years that I would be coined by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine as one of Top 20 A-List wedding photographer. I am so thankful for what I do and grateful for all my clients who entrusted me to capture their special day. I am blessed to be able to travel the world through my job. I finished my 2011 wedding in December by photographing an amazing wedding down in Aruba. With my seminar coming up at ImagingUSA in January 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to create another promotional video to showcase my destination wedding photography (the topic for my talk was going to be about destination wedding photography).

Thankfully I had the pleasure of teaming up with Chris & Oliver Cinema for this wedding and take advantage of this opportunity to create another promotional video this time focusing on destination wedding photography. I am so thankful for their talent and their hard work to put together this amazing video in such short period of time. So without further adieu, here is the video that was showcased at ImagingUSA.

coconuts. big dogs. good times | kenny kim from Chris & Oliver on Vimeo.

Here are few photos from Ary & Marco’s wedding at the Radisson Aruba & Spa Resort.












Are you going to WPPI this year? Ray Santana and I are hosting our sixth Portfolio + Workshop in Vegas on 21st from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. It will be an intensive half-day workshop with a short classroom time followed by shooting models at the Red Rock Canyon dessert. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about wedding photography while building a great portfolio for your business. Hope you can make it. For more information, visit: http://www.portfolioplusworkshop.com





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Aruba Wedding Featured on Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine

August 2nd, 2010

My first caribbean wedding in the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas was featured in the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine about two years ago. Since then, I have been fortunate to travel around various exotic locations to photographs wonderful weddings. I am excited to announce that my work will be featured on this fabulous publication again […]

 

My first caribbean wedding in the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas was featured in the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine about two years ago. Since then, I have been fortunate to travel around various exotic locations to photographs wonderful weddings. I am excited to announce that my work will be featured on this fabulous publication again – on back to back issues!

First issue, which will hit the newsstand in couple of weeks will feature an article about finding your location in the caribbean for your wedding. The staff at DWH chose my image from Aruba wedding of Peggy & Nate (shot earlier this year) as their opening spread to this resourceful 10-page article about finding the right location for your destination wedding in the caribbean:

Here is the image that they chose for their opening spread:

This will be in the Sept/Oct issue and will be out in just couple of weeks so be sure to check it out when you can. Second issue (Nov/Dec) will feature their full wedding in their “I Do, I Do” section. I cannot wait to see this and this will be available later on this year. I will be sure to post it when it becomes available. I just want to take this time to thank Diane Rice (Follow her on twitter: @DWH_Diane), the Photo Editor for Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine and the other wonderful staff there for selecting my work to be a featured in their magazine. Also I would like to thank my clients Peggy & Nate Lao for giving me the opportunity to do what I love!

Please take time to visit my previous post about this wedding. I could be bias but I think it’s worth the look again. πŸ˜‰

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Destination Wedding in Palm Beach, Aruba: Nate & Peggy

April 26th, 2010

The wedding season officially started for 2010. And not a bad way to start at all. It started way down south – as close as you can get down to South America without actually getting there. When I got the final confirmation last year from Nate & Peggy that I was going to be their […]

 

The wedding season officially started for 2010. And not a bad way to start at all. It started way down south – as close as you can get down to South America without actually getting there. When I got the final confirmation last year from Nate & Peggy that I was going to be their wedding photographer in Palm Beach, Aruba, the first thing I did was get up from my chair and started singing the song by the Beach Boys: “Aruba, Jamaica, Oooh I wanna take ya…” I knew this wedding was going to be a fun one because I got to spend some time with Nate & Peggy last month photographing their engagement session in New York City. I loved their personality, energy and their love for photography. And they also loved eating good food (Started our session by eating Japanese ramun noodle for lunch)!! So I knew right there and than that we were going to get along just fine.

You could not ask for a better wedding. Five days under the Aruba sky. Friendly Arubans greeted you with their warmth and hospitality. Amazing seafood. Breath-taking snorkeling sites. Driving around the island during our photoshoot. Getting to know Nate & Peggy along with their close family & friends – everything was a delightful. Thank you so much for allowing us to capture your wedding day and spend the weekend with you guys. Weddings like this reminds us how blessed we are as wedding photographers to call this our vocation (or was it vacation)?!?! πŸ™‚

The ceremony & the reception took place at the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa in Palm Beach Aruba. Here are some images that highlight the weekend. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I had fun editing and putting them together. Big thanks to Kenny Nakai for being my wingman for this wedding.

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography - Groomsmen images courtesy of Kenny Nakai

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Yes, skies like this do exist! I still cannot get over how pretty the sunset was down there! - Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Thank you Nate & Peggy again for being such amazing clients. I am blessed to know you guys and now call you friends! For more photos from the wedding, visit: Facebook Page Gallery. For complete view, visit the Pictage Gallery & pre-register.

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Peggy & Nate’s New York Engagement Session

March 27th, 2010

Now that WPPI is over, I have been anxiously waiting for this year’s weddings to start. Shortly after the convention, I flew out to the east coast to start my shooting season. Peggy & Nate are a cute couple from Boston area and I have been fortunate to photograph their wedding in Aruba next month. […]

 

Now that WPPI is over, I have been anxiously waiting for this year’s weddings to start. Shortly after the convention, I flew out to the east coast to start my shooting season. Peggy & Nate are a cute couple from Boston area and I have been fortunate to photograph their wedding in Aruba next month. They wanted to do their engagement session in NYC so I gladly flew out to do so. New York is one of my favorite locations to shoot. We started out meeting by having lunch together and got to know each other little bit better. I had met Nate already before at a previous wedding in Chicago (David & Yeena) but this was my first time meeting Peggy. From the first hug I could tell that Peggy is a sweet girl and that it was going to be fun photographing them together. My good friend and great photographer Ahmet Ze from New Jersey came to give me a hand that day. Peggy brought one of her bridesmaid Sharon give her a hand. Together we made a great team and it was a fun day of shooting in New York City. Here are some images from the shoot:

Peggy & Nate New York CityEngagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Enagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Enagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagements

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagements

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Shoot

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Shoot

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Thanks to Ahmet Ze for this photo of all three of us:

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

I am really looking forward to Aruba and spending time with Peggy & Nate down there as they celebrate their wedding under the warm sun!

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