Kenn Doyle Photography

Wading River, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I'm a Multi-Award winning photographer using the most advanced techniques to capture the inner person. I think out my commissions, meeting and talking to my clients to capture them as they truly are.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love meeting people. I love faces and try to capture your eyes, the gateway to your soul.

Location

Wading River, NY 11792

Years in business

25

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

60

Reviews

46 Reviews
  • Jennifer T. Apr 9, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent choice
    Kenn was phenomenal. He was patient, flexible, and captured great moments from beginning to end. I can't wait to see the photos!
  • Denise G. Feb 4, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
  • Marina O. Jan 12, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Everything went great!
  • Diane M. Nov 24, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was easy to work with and had such an amazing ability to use our location to capture wonderful photos. I would recommend him to anyone!
  • Krista W. Sep 30, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Kenn was a breeze. He listened to what we needed and gave suggestions as to what he felt would work best. He was quick to return emails and phone calls. Even after we had to change our original date, he was flexible and willing to meet our needs. I was most impressed at how he went out and walked the site that we were using for our family photo shoot to find the best locations as it was not a place he had been before. His price was more than reasonable. Turn around time for the proofs was very quick and he truly captured the personalities of each of the 11 family members! Thank you for saving a moment in time for my parents 50th wedding anniversary!
  • Fernando O. Sep 9, 2015
    Modeling Headshots
    Verified Review
    Great experience with Kenn for modeling shots . Shots came out spectacular !! Would definitely recommend for any type of event . Great guy and very professional !
  • Manjinder S. Sep 8, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Mr. Kenn Doyle for my 40th b'day celebrations. I have a big family and it is quite rare that we are all together at any given point under the same roof. My b'day became one such occasion and Kenn absolutely sealed those moments with great skill and talent. He was very kind and befriended my entire family and put them at great ease which reflected in his shots. I would recommend him without a doubt..loved the range of pictures. can't wait to enlarge them and put them up on my family wall.
  • Tina M. Aug 29, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn Doyle is so professional and pleasant to work with! I am a party/event planner and I hired Kenn to shoot my own birthday party outside at night in a tent and around my pool. He arrived early, shot everything asked of him, worked many hours including extra time. He is caring about his work and I would highly recommend him. Tina
  • Patricia V. Aug 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    It was a real pleasure to work with Kenn, he was friendly, funny and very easy to talk to. He arrived early and stayed til the end. He made everyone feel comfortable. He did a good job trying to capture every moment in our wedding. I just would have liked a few more photos outside by the beautiful flowers and sand/water with my family but he did take many other good pictures. He was very attentive. Thanks Kenn for everything!!! Yes I recommend him.
  • Dawn G. Aug 1, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    He was great! He captured all of the greatest moments. Friendly, funny, and fun to take pictures with. I highly recommend him
  • Swapna M. Jul 20, 2015
    Kenn photographed our daughter's 1st birthday. He was professional and very pleasant to interact with. His pictures almost make you relive the event. He did capture the best of the moments and made everyone comfortable.He reached the venue early and stayed late without complaining! I am very pleased with his work and I could not have asked for anything better.
  • Genevieve R. Jul 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Kenn to photograph our wedding on the Fourth of July. Our venue was the Lauren Kristy Paddleboat on the great South Bay. This was my first time using thumbtack and I was a little nervous, but when my husband and I saw Kenn's portfolio with his boat pictures, we decided to go with him, and I am really glad we did. Kenn agreed to meet with me and my husband in person (which made us both so much more comfortable), and he was quick to respond to my phone calls, texts, and emails regarding our big day. Kenn even reached out to us to make sure that we were on the same page with timing and a list of photos we were hoping for. I really appreciated that. The day of the event he arrived early and got some really great shots right away. He was flexible (I had a bunch of photo requests with family members) and he captured so many wonderful moments. His photos were beautiful and the edits he did were excellent. It's not just the memories of the day but his finished photos are a work of art in and of themselves. I am incredibly pleased with the pictures. I would definitely recommend Kenn, he was a pleasure to work with and the photos are amazing!
  • Maria B. Jun 25, 2015
    Did an awesome job at my graduation/birthday party! Would 100% recommend!
  • Elizabeth S. Jun 21, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn was the perfect photographer for my vision! My parents sold our childhood home, 27 years living there, and my siblings and I surprised my parents with a picture of our entire family (9 adults, 5 kids and 3 dogs) in front of the house. Kenn went above and beyond to be accommodating with last minute time changes due to family conflicts. He is extremely personable, he did preliminary preparation work to see the area based on sun light, he arrived very prepared and he took control of each shot. I can't wait to see the images! Thank you for giving us a forever memory of our childhood home!
  • Annette R. Jun 20, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I absolutely...positively....highly recommend Kenn for any event. He was professional..personable....and the days events were all captured beautifully!! I look forward to viewing the photos over and over....and can't thank you enough Kenn!! I look forward to working together with you on my next event!!!!
  • Joanna C. Jun 8, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Thanks again Kenn for a wonderful day. You truly captured some wonderful pictures of our daughters Sweet 16. We can't wait to go through all of the pictures and create her photo book. It's going to be hard to choose just a few. We definitely will be using your services in the near future. Thanks again, The Cammarato Family
  • Marc S. May 2, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn was fantastic, from start to finish. He showed up early, he was pleasant and professional, a real joy to work with. He made us feel comfortable, so we got beautiful photos of the entire party. I highly recommend him.
  • David B. Apr 14, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent job and offered extended time without charging me anything extra. Very happy with Ken and would utilize his services again.
  • Ting L. Apr 10, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn is a great guy. He took pictures for my daughter's 4-year-old birthday party. Kenn arrived on time and worked very hard following my daughter throughout the party to capture the precious moments. We are very happy with his service and would strongly recommend him.
  • Deborah A. Apr 4, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn's job was to photograph my home. He arrived promptly and enthusiastically. The photos were terrific! I have enjoyed working with him. He is very attentive.
  • Michelle R. Apr 2, 2015
    Great experience! Took the time to do many different shots using different lighting techniques! Great job!
  • Ruben J. Mar 7, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn is a great professional Photographer and a gentleman, We (everyone at the wedding) were very pleased with him. Kenn went above and beyond my expectations, (I contacted him only 2 days before the occasion so I was a little nervous but from the moment I spoke to him over the phone I felt made the right choice. I originally planned to have him only for 2 hours but it went on for 4 hours he never asked for anything or complained (of course he deserved to get paid for the extra hours) I will definitely recommend him to all my family and friends and I will use his services for any other events. Thank you for your OUTSTANDING JOB. Ruben Ochoa
  • John P. Feb 26, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Alissa G. Feb 8, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    This man is a fake. He dropped out on me because he didn't like my asking him for a different package. I don't know what is wrong with him. He is a liar and unprofessional. I believe he should be removed from thumbtack.
    Kenn D. Feb 8, 2015

    It's unfortunate that this turned to this level. As you can see from my other reviews none of what is said above is true. Alissa marked me as Hired 8 days ago. And I told her to hold the date a retainer is required to reserve the date. Yesterday I received a call from Alissa and her mom asking what I was supplying as part of the quote. The package I quoted was based on supplying a DVD, which honestly I negliected to say in the quote or the Statement of Work. What I did have in my quote was an extra 2 hours free of charge for her is she was having a dinner the day before for her families and wedding prty. I told the ladies that and told them I would revise the SOW to reflect that. Alissa and her mom spoke off line a moment and when her mom came back she said Alissa was under the impression I was supplying physical proofs in an already very low price. I told her mom I couldn't do that but I could extend my cost to her in good faith. I told her I just couldn't tell her what the total cost would be since it was dependent on the number of images which would be in the hundreds. Alissa's mom ended the call with "we'll get back to you" not we'll call tomorrow, your offer seems fair, not fair, nothing. It's been my experiance in the past that the "we'll get back" statement is the clients way of telling you they'll look elsewhere. And I treated it as such. I had 4 other work requests for that day. I couldn't walk away from jobs that were for sure holding the day open for Alissa on the chance I was going to get a call back. I booked another job and notified Alissa I couldn't do her job for her. Now, this job was scheduled for June, it's not like I left her high and dry. I'm sorry she felt it necessary to trash my business and impune me personally in what was purely a business decision.

  • Andrea S. Jan 11, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Ken for my mother's 80th birthday party. He was on time(actually early) which was great since it was a surprise. He was professional and courteous to all the guests. The pictures came out wonderful and I received the final DVD just like promised.
  • Karyn R. Dec 23, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    If you need a photographer, Kenn is your guy. We hired him to shoot our wedding reception. He caught the emotion and feel of the day perfectly. You could see the true joy on the faces of all his shots. I went to school for Photography and Music so I am very picky with how I want my pictures to turn out. We explained what we were looking for and Kenn captured everything we requested and more. Thank you Kenn!!
  • Malia K. Dec 2, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    He is a great photographer and he takes great pictures he was such a pleasure working with him he is one of the best he is amazing and is such a great person he is a great artist and I recamend he is anyone that is looking for really good pictures
  • Maria M. Oct 30, 2014
    My sisters and I have not seen our sister for 50 years and were reunited recently at a family party so she could meet her relatives. Kenn Doyle was the photographer along with his assistant Gayle. He was very professional and patient during the group photo and the time it took for all of us to assemble. He always made us feel comfortable. Kenn was not intrusive, especially during the emotions felt and expressed by everyone at the event. We were provided images within 2 days of the party and quickly shared them with family. The photos are amazing! My sisters and I highly recommend Kenn Doyle for all your photography needs. Maria D. and family
  • Elizabeth S. Oct 28, 2014
    What a great photographer! He put everyone at ease and took tremendous shots to capture the happiness in everyone reconnecting. He and his wife were professional and easy to converse with throughout the entire event. I highly would recommend him for future events.
  • Kaylah M. Oct 28, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I was a pleasure working with Kenn! He did a shoot for our nonprofit organization, Wish of a Lifetime, that grants life-enriching Wishes to senior citizens. We reached out to photographers via Thumbtack to take photos of a family reunion, and Kenn responded immediately. Kenn kindly donated his services to us and accommodated our organization’s requests. For this particular wish, four sisters have not seen their eldest sister in over 50 years and were reunited recently. The family threw their eldest sister a reunion party so she could meet all their relatives. Kenn captured this reunion event beautifully. Thanks to Kenn, we have photos to remember and share this family reunion.
  • Nina M. Oct 19, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn is absolutely amazing! He is truly a professional and captured every moment of my special day. I would highly recommend hiring Kenn!
  • Nancy F. Sep 20, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We learned about Kenn Doyle from Thumbtack and contracted with him to do a family photo shoot in our backyard. Kenn arrived right on time (actually a little early which is perfect for me). He took every photo we asked for and had many wonderful and creative ideas of his own for the photos as well. He took his time and was willing to spend as much time as we needed to get the photos we wanted. We have 6 adults and 4 children in range from 5 months to 10 years old. His equipment was very impressive; he was changing cameras, lights, reflectors, etc. throughout our shoot. His photos speak volumes to the professional that he is. Kenn's prices are very fair! We are so excited and can't wait to show off our beautiful photographs. We look forward to working with Kenn again in the near future as our grandchildren will be growing and changing throughout the years. Kenn was patient, cooperative and very professional. He was a delight to work with. I highly recommend Kenn Doyle Photography. The Fariello Family - September 2014
  • Navya M. Sep 10, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    All the pictures came out great, to our expectations.. We were in a time crunch and the weather was bad on the day we needed the pictures taken. Ken has been very accommodating and offered to take the pictures at home or in a studio and make those changes last minute. the weather actually turned out good, however, after the outdoor shoot, we requested Ken to take a few pictures at home because my mother couldn't go out and he agreed to do so with a smile:) very friendly and easy to work with..
  • Gina T. Sep 4, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn Doyle photography is wonderful! He made me feel very comfortable with his caring and funny personality! He was very creative with his visions, ensuring amazing photographs that I wouldn't have thought of. He is also very communicative throughout the entire process from start to finish making sure that you as a customer are FULLY satisfied. His work came out amazing as well, he uses different filters to bring out the best aspects of the photos. And best of all, his turn around time is great so you aren't waiting long to see your photos!
  • Carolina M. Aug 22, 2014
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    My experience working with Kenn was great. We took pictures at a park in flushing, queens. The pictures came out great and I can tell he paid attention to detail. He wasn't worried about the time, just making sure we we're happy and satisfied.
  • Anisul Q. Aug 7, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
  • Wayne W. Jul 25, 2014
    Kenn is extremely professional and passionate about his craft. He captures those special moments you can relive through his photographs. Hands down, he's one of the best photographers I've worked with.
  • Cynthia B. Jul 12, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn is an unbelievably good photographer and professional. I hired him for a family reunion for my mom's 90th birthday. He had to drive a long way to get to us, he came early to set up, then proceeded to take the best pictures our family has had together. Best of all, Mom is smiling in each one!
  • Robert K. Jun 9, 2014
    Kenn Doyle photography did a fantastic job. He did a photo shoot for me at the Mt Sinia middle school fast pitch softball game. The resulting pictures were amazing so many great action shots. Kenn was prepared to shoot from the first pitch on discussed many ideas with us as the game was in progress. The resulting photos left us with multiple options, choosing the best photos wasn't easy because there was so many great options. I would highly recommend Kenn's services and will definetily call on him for future photography needs.
  • Renee W. Jun 9, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn was very personable and professional. He made us very comfortable, which made the pictures more natural. We are so pleased with how the pictures came out. He made us feel special and beautiful. The only comment I have; in one picture my blouse was not laying right and he did not notice it; but that was only one picture. He took so many it is so hard to pick one. I would hIghly recommend him for any occasion. It was a wonderful experience.
  • Bryan W. Jun 8, 2014
    I know just enough about photography to be dangerous, so I chose not to be "that" guy botching up my daughter's and friends' prom photos. I talked about hiring a professional with a friend who had used Kenn for a couple of family events. He showed me the work that was done for him and it was top-notch. I called and, luckily, Kenn was available on the day we needed him. The whole session was arranged easily and pleasantly. We had an idea of what we wanted before we met, and felt confident before he even showed. We weren't disappointed. He arrived early to talk to my daughter and her friends to get a feel for what they wanted. My daughter was a nervous wreck (can't wait until her wedding!), but Kenn put her and all of us quickly at-ease. He wasn't intrusive during the candids and he made the more formal shots fun. The finished products are really great, and earned full approval of my wife and daughter (not always an easy task). I'd use him again without hesitation.
  • Barbara M. F. Jun 7, 2014
    I live in Myrtle Beach and a friend from New York recommended Kenn to me. I looked over his work online and was quite impressed and decided to give him a call. After our lengthy conversation I realized that his passion for photography was exactly what we were looking for. It was a wonderful decision! My son had met a girl from New York in college and they were engaged after graduation. We wanted both casual and relaxed engagement photos. Kenn met with my son and his fiance to discuss their ideas and to get a feel for who they were and what type of shoot would work best for them. We were all so pleased with the results. Kenn put everyone at ease and we were elated to see that even the posed shots looked candid! Our family and friends complimented our "Save the Date" photos and a few of them have since commissioned him as well. His pricing, was quite reasonable, our photos were returned in a timely manor and his customer service went above and beyond. Kenn Doyle Photography was the absolute best choice we could have made. I would highly recommend him for all of your photography needs. You'll be more than pleased with his fine work!
  • Ellen P. Jun 4, 2014
    Kenn did a fantastic job photographing my daughter! She is extremely shy...but Kenn took the time with her and the pictures of her came out better then a could have imagined. He caught in his pictures a beautiful side of my daughter that I know, but was rarely portrayed in any pictures I have of her. I would highly recommend him to all my friends!
  • Amanda L. May 30, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn D. May 30, 2014

    Thank you Amanda.

  • Nicole Z. May 21, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Kenn Doyle as a photographer he was easy to talk to, friendly and courteous. We took pictures at a park, and he made my children and I very comfortable for an enjoyable photography experience. He was pleasant, patient and professional. He uses state of the art equipment and took amazing pictures that my family and I love now and years to come.
  • Mary K. Apr 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Kenn took head shots and 3/4 shots for me. He was very professional. Our appointment was set up in a timely manner. He chose a location considering my input. He went and looked at the location ahead of our meeting. Our session lasted over an hour. He put me at ease and it was fun. My pictures were ready only a few days. We met in a convenient place. Kenn showed me each of the ten shots he had chosen on his i-pad. He gave me a disc with a file for internet use and a file for printing pictures myself. I liked that a lot. The only improvements I would suggest would be to ask if I wanted pictures in grayscale and to give me some choice from more of the shots he took. I was pleased with enough of the pictures and would recommend Kenn to others.

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Talk to your choices first before you decide.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Anyone can point a camera and know how to operate it. But knowing people is the key. What's best? What kind of light? How does the client want to be portrayed? That's what is important. It's not the hour or 2 scheduled it's taking the time to discover the real person.