Ken Love Photography LLC

Akron, OH

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I'm one of the few photographers out there that is a true professional photographer. I was best in my class at two photography schools and worked 20 years in the newspaper business. I have owned my own photography business for 10 years. I'm a true professional photographer. Ask other photographers if they went to school for photography? Ask them if they have been published in over 100 national magazines? I bring a lot to the table for very fair prices. I have a total of 30 years experience and dozens of national awards. I now have a FAA Remote Drone Pilots license to fly a drone for commercial purposes..

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy meeting new people and using my skill set to help them look better and or gain new business. I work very hard to make my clients happy as you can see from my 100+ reviews.
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Location

Akron, OH 44321

Background check

Complete

Years in business

27

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

217

Reviews

142 Reviews
  • Myriah F. Jul 20, 2017
    We had our family pictures taken at Ken' s property and it was beautiful. The pictures turned out great. He was very friendly and great with our kids, and had our pictures back to us the next day. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting family pics.
  • Kevin B. Jul 16, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience, highly recommend!
  • Christi F. Jul 10, 2017
    From the first interaction he was on it! I never had to wait to communicate with him. I hired him for my sons senior pictures. He met me at a city shoot and our imaginations went wild! One of a kind property. His pictures will stand out from his classmates
  • Denis G. Jul 2, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Ken was great. I had a tight schedule due to a pending work relocation. Ken was able to fit me in on a Sunday and even touch up the photos the same day. He was responsive to my questions before and during the photo shoot, and offered up some great suggestion. Definitely would recommend him and will be using him again in the future.
  • Anthony L. Jun 23, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken delivered a great product in a timely fashion. I wouldn't hesitate using him again.
  • Jeannie Y. Jun 22, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    OK
    Ken L. Jun 23, 2017

    I had asked my client if the photos were ok for them and they by accident wrote OK in the review.

  • Gary H. Jun 22, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great job by Ken. I will use him again in the future and would recommend his services.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 6, 2017
    I enjoyed working with Ken. I only needed headshots for professional purposes - not one of his larger, more lucrative assignments - but he treated it as if it was. He responded immediately to my request and exceeded my expectations with respect to timeliness and quality. I'm never terribly excited about getting my picture taken for formal purposes, but Ken is a nice, interesting guy and he set me at ease as we discussed all manner of subjects throughout the shoot. I ended up enjoying the process, and was very happy with the results. I highly recommend Ken to anyone in need of a professional photographer.
  • Gary Z. Jun 3, 2017
    I needed photos for a variety of online profiles(online dating and LinkedIn). I went to several self-claimed photographers and got very disappointed with the lifeless pictures they took. Luckily I got refunded. Then, I decided to give Ken a try since he was proactive to interact with me on Thumbtack. I still had a lot of doubts until I actually saw the how wonderful I looked in those pictures. He paid attention to how I should adjust my clothing and posture. By talking to him and seeing the layout of his yard, I could tell he's a very savvy art enthusiast and really care about what he does. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Now I'm convinced that there is actually a someone who does know photography in Akron, instead of a random dude with a camera.
  • Libbie T. May 31, 2017
    Ken was excellent! So glad I hired him to shoot the home I listed. He did a great job, was in and out in no time!
  • Edlyn S. May 30, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    This was a great experience for me! Amazing pics, great photographer, the location was extraordinary, everything was professional. I had a lot of fun! And the retouching of the pics was stunning too. I highly recommend Ken for any photography work !
  • Lorie C. May 6, 2017
    My daughter and I had an amazing experience with Ken Love Photography while he was shooting senior pictures for my daughter. The photo locations were unique and beautiful. I will be taking my younger daughter to Ken Love next year!
  • Marty F. May 6, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer! Highly recommend! Will use gain.
  • Judy V. May 1, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    website photos
    Great photographer fun to work with!
  • Joe S. Apr 14, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent
    Excellent service. Very prompt and professional
  • Amanda M. Apr 7, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Fantastic!
    Ken was fast and professional!
  • Sarah O. Mar 30, 2017
    Quick Turnaround & Great Product!!
    Ken was great to work with! He was able to provide next day scheduling options and I received the headshot photos within hours of the photo shoot. The entire process was incredibly efficient and the photos were exactly what I needed (high quality and professional). Can't say enough wonderful things about this experience!! Will definitely use Ken's services again!
  • Patrick M. Mar 27, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great service!!
    Got me into his studio in a days notice. Very professional and friendly. Will definitely use him again!
  • Douglas B. Mar 27, 2017
    Good choice
    Ken is very enjoyable, experienced and fast. His turn around time is amazing. And his price was lower than the other photographer I queried.
  • James S. Mar 26, 2017
    Real Estate Photos
    Ken was great. Very professional. Pictures were done within hours with a great selection. Picture quality was awesome!
  • Dorothy G. Mar 21, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Photographer
    Ken Love is my number one choice for Real Estate photography. Ken's pictures are nothing short of amazing. His ability to capture the essence of not only a room but an entire home are perfect. Clients are always beyond thrilled with his work.
  • Allison H. Mar 20, 2017
    Does an amazing job!
    Ken love is awesome, funny & does an amazing job! Just did our engagement photos, can't wait for him to do our wedding pics in july! ☺
  • Shelby V. Mar 20, 2017
    Highly recommend
    Ken did a engagement shoot for us. The first thing I noticed was he is extremely prompt. He follows through on what he says he is going to do. He had posted our photos for us to view before we even got home from the shoot! He is a professional and guided us through the poses because I had no idea what to do. The quality of the pictures is outstanding! The cost was even better. He is VERY REASONABLE. I looked at 4 other photographers before Ken and none compared to his quality and price. He makes himself easily accessible and easy to get in contact with. He is a leader which is what I want on my wedding day. I wanted a photograpgher to lead that day and I'm confident he'll deliver.
  • Maggie K. Mar 16, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER!
    Ken's studio is an art gallery, workshop and photography studio all in one...he has all the elements of a down-to-earth professional who can make a "newbie" feel right at home. Ken made me feel at ease and the time flew by while he snapped pictures. He got them back to me later the same day with easy to follow instructions to choose 3-4 for final touches. I just received them and WOW, I am impressed! They are outstanding, to say the least! I am definitely going to spread the word and will use Ken again. Great Job!
  • Michelle P. Mar 13, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing
    Ken was very friendly and talkative. His outdoor studio was great. The pictures are amazing.
  • Helena P. Mar 13, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Master of Touch Ups
    Ken does a nice job touching up photos to eliminate the imperfections the camera invariably accentuates.
  • Ted W. Feb 20, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional photo for LinkedIn
    Ken was great in doing some professional profile photos. I give him my highest recommendation.
  • Suzi B. Feb 13, 2017
    Headshot Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    Amazing Photographer!
    Ken did an amazing job taking my photo. He is fun to work with, very artistic, and has a great personality. I can not wait to go back for a family portrait.
  • Krystal L. Feb 5, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Photographer!
    Awesome photographer! Will be using in the future and recommending to friends and family!
  • David N. Jan 13, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Photographer and Artist!
    Ken Love is a fantastic photographer, artist and person! He is able to put you at ease and make the whole process very enjoyable. Most important, Ken is able to get the best picture. Very reasonably priced and extremely easy to work with as far as scheduling. You will be very happy with the finished product and when he gives you his word he keeps it. Judge David Nist
  • Erin T. Jan 12, 2017
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Corporate Headshots - Model Quality
    With a constant flow of employees, I am constantly organizing headshots throughout the United States. I use Thumbtack to help me source them and depend on reviews to help me decide. Some of the photographers are so-so, some are beyond awesome. Ken Love Photography falls in the above 5-star rating. You cannot go wrong with him. He takes gorgeous photos, is professional, and having him do the headshots for three of our employees was a perfect decision. I would use him again.
  • Megan W. Jan 4, 2017
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    If you want a photographer who will genuinely make you and your family laugh, keep you entertained and take amazing photos then choose Ken! We had a total of 9 people for photos and I have to say we had so much fun and our family pics came out great!
  • Nancy B. Dec 21, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer!
    He took family photos for our family at his place. We have a large family with a lot of little kids and he was quick entertaining and we got some great shots.
  • Melissa K. Dec 20, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Very fun atmosphere for unique pictures! Ken is artistic and has great ideas. Very prompt and quick with his work. Absolutely recommend him to anyone!
  • Mandi M. Dec 18, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Clearly a real pro
    Ken is so accomodating and easy to work with. After seeing his results with our shoot, I'm not sure why I'd go anywhere else.
  • Courtney G. Dec 2, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Family Photos
    Pictures turned out wonderful. Will never go to a studio again.
  • Julie S. Nov 30, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    Did a great job!
  • Megan D. Nov 23, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend!
    Ken is an expert in his field. I don't consider myself photogenic, especially with posed images, but Ken got more good shots of me than I expected. His friendly demeanor and wealth of experience put me at ease, which helped a lot. He was extremely prompt and professional, I had the pictures from him the very next day, which I didn't expect. He gladly traveled to a site he was unfamiliar with, and fulfilled all my expectations and then some.
  • Kim C. Nov 21, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal
    Kevin did an amazing job!!! Not only did he make it fun and enjoyable for all of us we got some terrific family photos. I will definitely be using him again.
  • Lindsay L. Nov 21, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Great experience from start to finish
    Ken took corporate headshot pictures for me to use on my LinkedIn profile. He was extremely easy to work with and fast to respond from scheduling to the final product. He is a true and seasoned professional when it comes to photography and editing. I will most likely use Ken for family photos and other future projects. Highly recommended.
  • William R. Nov 15, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken Love is Great!
    Ken Love was amazing. We had so much fun getting our engagement photos taken. His place is really cool. Must be seen to be believed. He was extremely professional and guided us through the best places to get the best shots. He was super fast getting our finished photos back to us as well.
  • Robert K. Nov 14, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend!!
    Incredible photographer and artist. Ken was more than accommodating as we arrived late. His property, the farm and the vineyard were all amazing.
  • Stephanie H. Nov 9, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Great work
    Ken is a great photographer. He took amazing photos of me and my fiance. He made it a blast. He got to know us through the shoot. He makes you feel at ease. I'll definitely be going back to him for any photos I may need in the future and I'll make sure everyone else knows who took them. He took the photos and within the same day got them uploaded and back to us. We have yet to pick out which ones we want to be touched up because they all look so good already.
  • Rachelle D. Nov 9, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Fall Pictures
    Ken was really great and very friendly. The pictures were really awesome, great background from his place.
  • Stacey K. Nov 3, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Family Photographer!
    Ken did a great job on our family photos. From the get go he was responsive and extremely flexible. The day of the shoot he put our girls at ease and was able to get some really great pics. We had proofs to review the same day and retouched pics in a few hours. Would highly recommend!
  • Matt B. Nov 3, 2016
    Headshot Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    Business Headshot
    Precise, creative, and enthusiastic. From the first response to the end of my photo session, Ken was a true professional. He knows how to keep a relaxed environment while also capturing the true essence of your personality. I came to Ken for business headshots and I am beyond pleased with the final product. As we all know, our photos are how we market our personal brand... it's how we advertise ourselves to the world. I am here to tell you, Ken Love can make sure your brand is easily distinguishable from the common webcam / selfies that are common place in the LinkedIn, Facebook and IM environments we live and work in today. I highly recommend Ken Love for anyone looking to be recognized in this increasingly crowded job market and take their web presence to that next level.
  • William B. Nov 3, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    SATISFIED !
    Ken was called about doing some outside and inside pictures for us for marketing. He came that same day was very efficient and helpful. He had the job done and pics back to me the next day!
  • Barak P. Oct 31, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Photographer
    Great Photographer. good service and good photos. I will use Ken for my next projects for sure.
  • Mike T. Oct 30, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    Great Pictures!
    Great experience with Ken Love Photography. Easy to communicate with and set up a session. He has a great setting in his own yard with wonderful backgrounds and great scenery. Very easy to work with. Highly recommended!!
  • Brittany Z. Oct 29, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesomeness!!
    Was fun, entergetic and got the perfect shots we have been waiting for! Reasonable price and well worth every minute!!
  • Patricia J. Oct 28, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    A great experience!
    Ken was great! Took my son for his senior pictures. Ken's personality and enthusiasm for what he does is contagious. His location was beautiful. He put Austin at ease and really made an experience he wasn't looking forward to better than anticipated. I would recommend him highly and hope to go for family photos soon.
  • Cassie S. Oct 23, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Very rude.
    Very rude responses to any questions I would ask prior to the photo session. I was very disappointed as the pictures on the website look incredible. I opted not to hire.
    Ken L. Oct 23, 2016

    I was not rude in the least. I was honest. I have to be honest with customers because if I'm not I can't perform my job. I have 0 negative reviews on Thumbtack except for this one. So judge for yourself.. All my customers are very, very happy.. I have been a photographer for 28 years and you can't please everyone all the time. I did nothing but answer their questions and because you don't like the answer is not a reason to leave a horrible review for a person who not even performed a job for you. I did not do a photo shoot for this person.

  • Joeseph R. Oct 21, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Fast, easy and professional.
    Great Guy! Fast, easy and professional. Very relaxing environment and friendly!
  • Sandi H. Oct 21, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken Love is a true artist!
    Ken Love is an absolute gifted photographer with a unique quality of capturing the moment. My husband and I recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and wanted to get professional photos taken. Since we were in the peak of fall foliage, Ken suggested taking our photos at his home where he has acres of beautiful rustic landscaping that nature created just for these moments. Our photos came out just beautiful and we cannot wait to share them with our children and grandchildren! Thank you so much Ken for capturing these moments in our lives and making us feel special!
  • Yukiko K. Oct 17, 2016
    Portrait Photography (for children)
    Verified Review
    Perfect kids pictures & family pictures
    He is absolute great!!
  • Sarah H. Oct 17, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was great to work with!
    We loved working with Ken for our engagement pictures. He had the pictures to us the same day and the retouched images back within 1 day.
  • Ricky W. Oct 12, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Quick, fast, and responsive and provides amazing photos.
    Quick, fast, and responsive and provides amazing photos.
  • Brittany B. Sep 28, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Very please client
    We had so much fun at our engagement photo shoot! Ken's property is beyond beautiful and I would recommend it for any type of photo shoot. Ken really had an eye for detail and we are so pleased with the way our photos turned out. Thank you so much Ken!!
  • Megan W. Sep 25, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Engagement shoot
    Ken was great to work with. Made the process fun and had a wonderful property to use
  • Suzi A. Sep 20, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Fabulous at 50 shoot
    Excellent Fabulous at 50 shoot!! The shot was fun & easy, with outdoor & studio shots taken. The pictures came out fabulous!! I sincerely recommend Ken & splurge on a birthday shoot for yourself! Why should kids have all the fun??
  • Melissa G. Sep 16, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome family portraits
    Ken was super fun to work with! My family portraits turned out beautifully! You will not be disappointed.
  • K. C. Sep 12, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Thanks
    Thank you from the Clarks. It was very nice of you to take care of us with such short notice.
  • Eran B. Aug 29, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    I asked Ken to come over and take some photos of our customers, without us around as we are located in another continent. He took care of everything and the photos turned out amazing! I couldn't be happier!
  • Betsy S. Aug 24, 2016
    Portrait Photography (for children)
    Verified Review
  • Karen S. Aug 20, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    FANTASTIC Senior Pix for my daughter! Ken is creative, enthusiastic, energetic, professional, and experienced. He used many different settings, poses, and light angles to create very beautiful photographs.
  • Jason L. Aug 14, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken did a very good job. Was very happy with his work.
  • Mark M. Aug 9, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken is a wonderful communicator and easy personality to work with. This combined with his proven technical skills with the camera make him the best option in my book for profession photographer. Recommended highly.
  • Elizabeth E. Jul 27, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken provided amazing pictures of myself for my sale by owner online posting. He came the very next day and gave me an enormous selection of great pictures of the entire house, both interior and exterior, with views from all angles of each room. His creativity really made my house look fantastic! He's very good at this and an essential part of your team if you are trying to make your house look its very best! Very affordable too!
  • Sasha H. Jul 25, 2016
    Portrait Photography (for children)
    Verified Review
    We went to Ken mainly to get shots of our daughter who just turned one and also to get a few family photos as well. He was very patient with her, as she enjoys moving and doesn't like strangers. He has a great piece of land that you can have you photos taken at different areas. His pet cat was also a big hit with our daughter. That helped get some good shots. Would definitely use him in the future.
  • Nick C. Jul 24, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    Fantastic experience! Talented photographer, incredibly fair price-wise (considering his talent, I expected to pay more! haha!), very personable guy. All around satisfying and pleasant shoot. Fantastic indoors and outdoors studios as well! tons of variety.
  • Amelia T. Jul 17, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    I have a crazy schedule and Ken was extremely flexible to find a time that worked for me. The pictures turned out great! I highly recommend him.
  • Terri B. Jul 8, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding job! Delivered as promised. Highly recommend him.
  • Naomi W. Jul 6, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    We took engagement photos with Ken and they turned out AMAZING!
  • Kristen H. Jun 30, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Very happy with my family pictures that he took. Good outdoor scenery. Was accommodating to schedule changes. Good photographer.
  • Maria G. Jun 28, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Scott S. Jun 22, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional, creative and passionate. Will be doing much more business with Ken. If you want it done right then Ken is your ONLY option!
  • Julie K. Jun 17, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Was on time, efficient and took great photos of our staff!
  • David L. Jun 1, 2016
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken went out of his way to get some really amazing shots for us. He's a fun guy to work with, and does incredible work--would totally recommend him!
  • Christina J. May 31, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was very prompt on his response and ability to provide my quick turnaround. We were also highly impressed with his photos (commercial real estate project). Would highly recommend him!
  • Cindy C. May 25, 2016
    Nature Photography
    Verified Review
  • Rita J. May 25, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great to work with and awesome real estate photos!
  • Guenna B. May 17, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    Ken did a great job with my headshots. We found an appointment time quickly. I drove up and had a very short session in which he took a ton of shots for me to choose from. I had the photos later that day. I told him which ones I wanted retouched and he had the finished product to me later that day! It was quick and reasonably priced.
  • Carrie A. Apr 18, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken provided great photos for our needs. Easy to work with and quick to respond.
  • Michelle L. Apr 15, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great guy. Took a lot of pictures so I had several from which to choose.
  • Kelly E. Apr 4, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Dan F. Apr 3, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Outstanding! Have been referring Ken to others for high quality, professional, and excellence. Also, fell easily within budget.
  • Rachel H. Mar 28, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    We liked Ken's work.
  • Michelle P. Jan 31, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Our company was in need of a photographer who could provide quality photography for leadership profile pictures and headshots. We found Ken on Thumbtack and are extremely pleased! We look forward to working with Ken again in the future.
  • Patrice L. Jan 20, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Fantastic experience. Ken was very responsive, accommodating, flexible and took amazing photos. The turn around was fabulous. Photo shoot in studio in mid afternoon and a couple of hours later we had digital images to view. Prints were ready the next day. Price was great for a rush job. What more can you ask for? Highly recommend.
  • Becky S. Jan 16, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Excellent communication, very easy to work with and did a great job! Thank you...would highly recommend.
  • Shawn C. Jan 8, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken is awesome to work with. Very down to earth!
  • Eric T. Jan 7, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken did a great job. Definitely recommend him!
  • Rebecca K. Jan 6, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken took photos of a property for us and was extremely responsive, quick, and thorough! He went above and beyond what I was expecting - we got exactly what we wanted.
  • Susan W. Dec 30, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Needed professional head photos for a special award. He was able to get me scheduled within 48 hours. He was very professional, generous with his time, attentive to detail, and genuinely interested in doing a great job. I had proofs to review within just a couple of hours and within 24 hours I had finished photos to submit. Very well done. Would recommend him to friends and family without reservation
  • Deborah M. Dec 24, 2015
    Pet Photography
    Verified Review
    Thank you Mr Love for taking a last minute appointment, for taking great pictures of the kids and our German Shepherd. You were very patient with them and the shots came out fantastic. Also thank you for processing them the same day so I could get my cards ordered. You're a life saver. We'll be coming back.
  • Ed M. Dec 14, 2015
    Pet Photography
    Verified Review
    Two of my grandmother's favorite things are watching my dog play and being with family. She is in a nursing home this Christmas and was going to have a hard time with both. I found Ken on Thumbtack to capture some moments to brighten her days. I've always made a point to go in the other direction when i see a camera in someone's hand....in 20yrs, there may have been only 2 that i didn't avoid. All the rest, were taken "paparazzi" style by friends. Pop out "GOTCHA". Pulling up, Ken immediately put me in a sense of ease and the typical dislike of cameras dissolved. He made it about the moment with me and my dog and not about the photos. None of the "say cheese" nonsense. Just real, professional, and friendly time hanging on his beautiful property. The pictures were stunning....he really captured the moments that I typically would not have noticed. Absolutely would refer him to anyone for anything. I wish i could keep him on retainer to show me pictures of the things I missed in my normal day. AWESOME!!! You really can't go wrong in booking a shoot with Ken. Thanks so much!
  • Dave. S. Dec 12, 2015
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    great person to deal with easy and fast thanks
  • Roseanne W. Dec 2, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken and his assistant were great to work with! They were prompt, professional, and (most importantly) took great pictures! Will definitely hire again!
  • Patti S. Dec 1, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I had a very positive experience with this photographer. He is professional and immediately makes one feel at ease. He offers several settings both indoors and out and has an artistic eye. I am very pleased with the results and would highly recommend him.
  • Tonya D. Nov 7, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We are new to the area and we were looking for an affordable photographer for family photos. We found Ken and are very impressed with his work. He fit us in quickly and we received the finished photos in less than a week from our shoot date! He is flexible, friendly, and great with kids. We will be repeat clients and recommend him to anyone looking for affordable and professional quality photos!
  • Misha A. Nov 2, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Ken exceeded my expectations, not only with the headshots and the quality of the pictures taken, but also with the retouching. I am very pleased with the final results and would recommend his work to anyone looking for high quality photography with efficient and quick results!
  • Cheryl M. Oct 30, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken is not just a photographer, he's an artist! Was able to schedule me quickly for the headshot I needed. The entire process was actually fun! I'll remember Ken when our daughters get married!
  • Bhanupriya S. Oct 29, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken did a phenomenal job with our engagement pictures. He was very easy to work with and took our suggestions when we wanted certain pictures. I hope to work with him again in the future!
  • George D. Sep 8, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Overall a great experience with Ken. Price was very reasonable, he took many photos to choose from and retouched photos were excellent.
  • Rodrigo I. Sep 1, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Ken is fast, responsive, fun, engaging and very good at his job. He has a very cool studio as well. Very happy with photos and quick turn around.
  • Mark S. Sep 1, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Lori S. Jul 20, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    This site is fantastic. Saved my company so much time by allowing photographers to come to us.
  • Jacquelyn C. Jun 29, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    He really knows his stuff. Was very organized, worked efficiently (no wasted time) took a variety of candid as well as many posed. Had a very positive attitude that added to the atmosphere of a wedding! A million thumbs up!!
  • Terri Y. Jun 22, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    My husband and I worked with Ken Love on taking our daughters 1 year pictures. He did an amazing job! The atmosphere was great, he was very flexible, and did everything we asked. Our daughter took great pictures and we were very pleased! Would choose him again in the future.
  • Anne G. May 21, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was excellent to work with. Responded promptly in terms of scheduling my shoot. Took lots of great shots of my house plus we added in a few new heads shots for my work. Got everything back to me the same day, even a couple of retouched shots. Highly recommend him!
  • Lexie K. Apr 6, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I had so much fun!
  • Harry F. Mar 11, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was very accommodating and great to work with. Highly recommend Ken. Great work!
  • Melissa M. Jan 26, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Very personable and took great business head shots as well a provided a nice variety to choose from.
  • Andrew R. Jan 23, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
  • Frances G. Dec 29, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken has an extremely positive nature & very generously shared his creative energy in the process of making a photo shoot for our daughter a keepsake experience-- not only does she have that outstanding headshot for auditions, she has beautiful ballet poses in a setting that only Ken could have made happen(wow! what a backdrop behind the studio!). Thank you, Ken, for capturing both her lovely inner beauty as well as that of a glowing graduating high school senior!
  • Tom L. Nov 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was very professional, prompt to respond and very courteous. We hired him to do some headshots of a couple new employees and a new team shot. We will definitely be using him again down the road, I highly recommend him!
  • Ben F. Nov 11, 2014
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Great experience and even better pictures. I could not believe how awesome our engagement photos turned out! If you want top quality photos at a very reasonable price look no further. Thanks again Ken!
  • Janet D. Nov 2, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken took senior pictures of my children-my son in the morning and my daughter in the afternoon. He shot their photos outside at different locations. We began promptly and our shoots took a little over an hour that resulted in a couple hundred pictures to look through-all received later that night online. Ken is very personable and he kept the kids engaged throughout which resulted in very natural smiles and poses. We love the pictures and highly recommend Ken Love Photography.
  • Jamie S. Oct 23, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken did my daughters senior pictures all outside. They turned out great. Despite the chilly weather that day, he was able to keep my daughter engaged on the photo shoot rather the cold weather. Ken is very personable and ensured we had great time we were laughing the whole time. I would highly recommend him to others and will definitely use him in the future.
  • Jodi V. Oct 8, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was professional, easy to work with, and very flexible with our schedule. We love the pictures of our newborn son's photo session. The turnaround time on the images was exceptional. We would highly recommend Ken for any photography needs.
  • Melinda C. Oct 8, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Absolutely loved the pictures Ken did for our company. He did an amazing job on our product shoot. We were in a crunch and needed pictures done immediately and he was able to squeeze us in. We will definitely be using his services again the future.
  • Steven S. Sep 22, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken did a great job! Easy to work with and the pictures came out great.
  • John J. Sep 10, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Great pictures and service, thanks from PROInspected.com
  • Jennifer D. Sep 4, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was very friendly and very professional. I can't believe how efficient he was as well. I had proofs to look at within half an hour of being home, and the final photos were done the same day as well. Ken responded to emails the same day I sent them. I could not be happier with the experience or the results!
  • Chris B. Aug 12, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken Love is awesome, he is accomodating, friendly, has a quick turn around and easy to work with. I highly recommend Ken Love Photography!
  • Candice E. Aug 7, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken and Julie did an outstanding job of capturing all the excitement and atmosphere of our corporate event. Viewing the pictures days later, I feel like I am there again. Ken went out of his way to get the best shots…including climbing on a very tall ladder to capture the perfect group photo. Ken was flexible, accommodating and easy to work with. I highly recommend Ken Love Photography!
  • Annabelle H. Jun 30, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Was an awesome photographer! Made us at ease while taking pictures, it was a fun and entertaining maternity photo shoot. Ken was very professional and his property was beautiful to take pictures on. It lasted an hour and we definitely received our moneys worth. The pictures turned out wonderful and we can not wait to put them in our baby's nursery.
  • Regan O. Jun 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I found Ken Love after having an unattractive head shot taken by a photographer my school. That photographer was unimpressive, but thankfully I found Ken. He truly is an exceptional photographer and professional. He was quick to reply to my request and was very available while we figured out a good time to meet. He answered my questions quickly and thoroughly and was very straightforward and honest about the process. I felt quite at ease during the shoot and Ken was conversational and engaging. He showed me photos as he went along and I felt very involved and confident by the end that we had a good photo that would make me happy. I wasn't wrong; the photos turned out GREAT! It's obvious how important a professional studio setting and a skilled photographer are. Ken posted the photos promptly and was patient while I decided on the right photo. The final outcome was beautiful. On top of it all, his services were very reasonably priced. I couldn't be happier! Thanks, Ken!
  • Jessica B. Jun 2, 2014
    Pet Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was so great, and his pictures came out so well. With such great pictures of my dogs I can only imagine the amazing pictures he takes of everything else. He has a great piece of land with many different places to take pictures. He is very reasonably priced, and it was a very easy decision to keep his information for any other event where I will need a photographer. I am planning a few more shoots for my portfolio, and love that Ken will be there to take the photos. Thanks to Ken I have the most amazing pictures, and had such a great time taking them!
  • Jerry C. May 27, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken was able to connect with me and facilitate a head shot request quickly. The shoot was conducted at his studio. Connection time was immediate. Shoot, Selection, and copy print was a total of two hours. Rating very high from me. Ken was prompt, professional, and energetic. He offered many choices of head shots, and multiple backgrounds. Rating very high from me. Ken offers an on-sight studio, or will travel to a location. In this case, I traveled to his studio. I personally found his studio unique and artistic, but I think he could upgrade his accessibility by offering a centralized and simplistic studio at some point in the future. Admittedly, I do not think my offered option would suit Ken's goal, or personality. I enjoyed his service and would recommend him to multiple groups including, but not limited to, professional, personal, and family.
  • April T. May 6, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I needed college senior pictures done, and he knew exactly the right mix of professional headshots and relaxed and fun pictures I'd need and want. He offered a great price, was very friendly, and took lots of pictures with wonderful quality. Definitely recommend!
  • Jasmin S. Apr 30, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Did a wonderful job! He was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful service. Thanks Ken!
  • Gabrielle A. Apr 29, 2014
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    On time, efficient and delivered a great quality.
  • Todd E. Apr 10, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I had Ken do some corporate headshots for me. I needed a few different options as they wre for several different outlets. Price was very reasonable given what I was asking for. The shoot was quick and efficient. He emailed the final headshot files to me the next morning ready to go. I was very happy with the final product. Well done Ken.
  • Steven O. Mar 22, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken is amazing my fiancé and I love the engagement pictures that he did! Couldn't of turned out any better. I highly recommend Ken Love for any photos that you need taken! Hes funny too gets you smiling good for your pictures too!
  • Tina T. Mar 13, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ken is one of the best. After describing what the photos were going to used for, he quickly partnered with me in creating the best outcome. Very creative and professional!
  • Stacie R. Mar 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I was very happy not only with how quickly Ken responded to my request for a photographer, but also his pricing for what you get. I purchased his services as a gift and my friend is so happy to meet with Ken!
  • Juliet B. Jan 7, 2014
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Ken to do some architecture photography. His bid was extremely reasonable. He took the photos on the day promised, despite very cold temperatures. I also appreciated that we got an online preview of the photos right away, so we could immediately see what would come on the photo disk. Thanks, Ken!
  • Tyler H. Dec 6, 2013
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Ken was an absolute pleasure! From showing up till when we were finished it was professionally handled, but relaxed and fun all at the same time. I would highly recommend ken's photography skills to anyone looking to create and capture a special occasion.
  • Drema R. Dec 3, 2013
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
  • Michelle F. Dec 1, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    He did a photo shoot for my 10 year old daughter and he did such a great job! We really enjoyed working with him and plan on continuing to use him in the future! Such a pleasure to work with, great price and highly recommend!
  • Katie M. Nov 21, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Before I had reconstructive ear surgery from a birth defect (lack of external right ear and ear canal), I wanted to have some photos to remember what my face and ear looked like for the past 25 years. I was frustrated because I didn't need a whole photo shoot with outfit changes, etc, and I also didn't need a long studio session. All I wanted were a few good quality photos I could store on my computer, I didn't really even want prints (it's not exactly the kind of picture you display on the wall... Working with Ken to make this happen was wonderful. He understood what I was looking for and worked with it. I am very pleased with how the photos came out! He was fun to work with, although sometimes we'd get going on a conversation and I'd find it hard to stop talking to put my smile back on my face...I also couldn't always tell if my face/smile would be in the picture, so it was a little hard to judge. But then again, our conversations made the smiles more genuine since I wasn't just sitting there listening to someone say "smile" or something. I also really appreciated his attention to detail and lighting. The only other time I've had profession pictures taken were for my high school senior photos. I enjoyed this a whole lot more, and felt like there was a lot more flexibility and creativity than what a chain studio puts in. If the lighting wasn't just so, he took the time to move the lights, instead of just skipping the shot. Overall, I had fun and am pleased with the results. I would definitely recommend Ken to anyone looking for a photographer for any reason, big or small! Thanks, Ken!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every customers needs and price point are different so I work with each clients and budget and customize a plan that works for them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended the Pittsburgh Art Inst. and the R.I. School of Photography where I was the best in my class at both photography schools.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
It varies with each job. Contact me to find out how I can help you.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I got interested in photography in high school and then went to School for it. I spent 20 years as a newspaper photographer before starting my own photography business 8 years ago.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All kinds.. Brides, Families, Corporate.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I enjoy shooting for the Welty Building Co.. I recently spend a half a day shooting the new Akron Children's Hospital they built.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are a lot of "weekend warrior" photographers without a lot of experience. Buyer beware.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Post as much info as you can about your project, needs, and budget.