My husband and I found Ken when we were looking for our city hall wedding photographer and we are so happy we did! From the minute I had the first talk with Ken I knew he's the right person. He's very friendly, professional and patient on all my questions. And the style and quality of his work sets him apart from the other photographers we had research for. On the day of shooting, we were even more impressed by his service. Ken was so familiar with the city hall and took us to all the good spots to take the best photo. He also spent a lot of effort to make sure the lighting works great according to the location and the mood we want. The pictures came out so lovely and we couldn't be happier.
San Francisco CA, 5/8/2016
Ken is great to work with. My wife and I are both so thrilled with the photos Ken took on our wedding day. His work speaks for itself. His attention to every small detail in each photo is just amazing. My wife loves artistic photos and she was super pleased with Ken's style of editing. He does not rush you and takes his time on every single picture he takes. His sense of humor and personality made our day even better.
We got lucky on our wedding day and the city and was pretty quite. Ken spent more than an hour extra for us and took more pictures at no extra cost. We loved working with him and would love to work with him again soon.
Pacifica, CA 5/1/2016
Ken is a very artistic photographer and was a pleasure to work with! He also responds to email very very quickly and has a survey to make sure he has all the information he needs.
We met Ken half an hour before our City Hall Ceremony. Ken is very knowledgeable about City Hall and how everything works. My husband and I were worried that we would not get the Rotunda (we had quite a few family members & friends with us - definitely more than 6) but Ken assured us that everything would be fine and even told my grandparents where they could sit while we wait for our turn.
It took a while before it was our turn, so Ken started taking some photos while we waited. After the ceremony, Ken took us to the 4th floor (we were lucky it wasn't reserved, it is a beautiful space) and took the group photos there. Once we were done with the group photos, Ken took my husband and I to different parts of City Hall to take pictures. My husband and I didn't really know what to do, so Ken directed us through it all.
My husband and I had a great experience working with Ken and we are so glad we found him as our SF City Hall Wedding Photographer. We received a few preview photos the next day and are very happy with them! We can't wait to see the rest.
Hilary A. Boston, MA 10/3/2015
Perhaps I'll add that I was really nervous about having a complete stranger at our most intimate moment, mortified looking at current photography trends, and websites of photographers that friends recommended (sorry, friends). Then my friend Katie said she found Duende Photo online – one call later, I just knew Ken and Brady were IT.
I really appreciated that Ken and Brady did not rush to sell themselves to us, but rather offered an honest dialogue about what wedding photography entails, and wanted to be sure that they were the right match. And boy, were they. Flexible, professional, charming people…Not only were we not nervous, but Ken even involved our nephews in playing photographers, which made it so lovely.
The best part: stunning, stunning photographs. Pretty much the best photographs of me that anyone has ever taken. Super pro, timely delivery, too – and just to demonstrate what kind of people we are dealing with: a year later I ran into Ken and Brady and mentioned that I was struggling with posting some photos online – they offered to help!
The tagline for this couple & company: "Photography and Beyond"
If you are looking for a San Fran photographer…. stop looking now and call Ken…. You will be very happy you did!
Ken is absolutely deserving of his 5-star reviews on Yelp!
We recently hired him to take our wedding photos and he far exceeded our expectations. He created a wonderful experience for us at our San Francisco City Hall wedding. He is not only a masterful photographer, both capturing and creating the photos we wanted, he also knows San Francisco City Hall's in and out. Ken confidently showed us the ropes by knowing exactly where to go and what to do, and which steps would happen next.
The turnaround time for the pictures were super-fast and I was able to review the photos before the final edits.
We can't recommend him enough!!
Ken CRUSHED IT!
We had our wedding at SF City hall and the guy knows it like the back of his hand.
We had another wedding in the Central Coast and we were seriously going to forgo our deposit so we can have Ken again.
This guy will do it all and it was so fun having him there.
Best Photographer in the Bay hands down!
My fiance and I were married last week in SF city hall and used Ken as our photographer. He was amazing. Not only was he professional but very helpful with the entire process. We couldn't have chosen a better photographer. It was truly a great experience and if you are looking for truly great artistic photos then I highly recommend Ken and Duende photo. We are so happy with the finished product. Awesome work!!!
My fiance and I were on the fence about hiring a photographer for our city hall civil ceremony since we were eloping in Bali but we decided to several weeks before the date. We ended up chosing Ken because he is reasonable priced and we loved his portfolio.
Ken made us feel really comfortable during the photo shoot and he captured great moments. He really enjoys what he does and it reflects in his work! He has done a few shoots at city hall so he knew where the most picturesque backdrops were.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE the way my wedding photographs came out and I am so delighted that I can look back at it years from now! Our expectations were far exceeded and made our special day even more memorable!
Alexander T Sacramento