For Ken Pak, photography is a way to expose life at its best. His spontaneity of expression and his professional, yet friendly nature allow him to capture the most natural once in a lifetime moments through his lenses. He says "Throughout the wedding day, I am watching the emotions and expressions of the couple as they interact with guests and family members. My job is to freeze those precious moments and make them as beautiful as the couple remember it in their hearts." His unmatched thirst for exploration, paired with unrelenting energy, creative ability, a professional attitude and dedication to the art of photography is what allows him to photograph lifestyle assignment such as weddings.
At an early life, Ken was exposed to photography by his father, an avid photographer hobbyist, through his gifts of a camera and a video camera. Moreover, during high school, he was awarded for his artistic talent becoming a national finalist in graphic design.
However, his path led him to work for an environment caring cause. Although the job had its fulfilling characteristics in making the earth greener, he found self-fulfillment and gratification while capturing candid moments of his loving girlfriend, now his wife, and two adorable Jack Russell terrier puppies. The excitement and freedom that a camera provided for him was enough to pursue a lifelong career as a professional photographer. Taking pictures of his friends' most special days, he was able to build his name as a reputable photographer.
Awards such as Top 50 Fearless Photographer of 2014, Top 10 Overall in ISPWP 2014 Winter Contest, Finalist on Top Knots: The New School of Wedding Photography Contest by PDN Magazine, and Top 3 Finalist in Wedding Photography Directory Contest have also recognized his outstanding artistic talent. Also, wedding communities such as theknot and weddingwire have recognized Ken as one of top 3% rated photographers in the local wedding community.
Ken's partner in life and career is the one and only, Eun Choi, with newest yet most precious gift in their lives, Caleb Pak, and a Jack Russell terrier, Kenue (The other one recently passed away).
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Ken. The following awards have been earned by Ken from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Sunflare makes the moment even more dramatic. Tough to pull off, but done brilliantly.
Striking use of color and excellent framing. Lens flare is the primary focal point, both framing the moment and creating lines that lead directly to the kiss. But this image is multilayered. Adding the perfect note of interest is the young smiling girl at right.
The seal gets a little credit here! But the lighting and the composition helped the seal’s spontaneity come together in a unique and beautiful portrait of the couple.
Nice moment of musicians preparing for the wedding.
Sometimes friends have to add their support although some were probably hoping for the smashing of the cake. The bride seems to be doing a delicate job of it.
Nice and funny capture by the photographer.
All elements in this pictorially oriented portrait integrate beautifully.
Wedding Photography Packages
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