Ken Pak
(USA)

Ken Pak

“To me, photography is a way to expose life at its best. My spontaneity of expression and professional, yet friendly nature allow myself to capture the most natural once in a lifetime moments through the lenses.”

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.”

Ken Pak is part of many photographer communities and has received numerous recognitions for his work.

  • Fearless Photographers – Top Fearless Photographers in DC, MD & VA
  • Fearless Photographers – Top 10 Fearless Photographers of 2016, Top 100 Fearless Photographers of 2015, Top 50 Fearless Photographers of 2014
  • SLR Lounge – Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and Canada
  • ISPWP International Wedding Photo Contests – Top 2, 5, 10 & 20
  • MyWed Photographer – Top 2 in US & Top 15 in the world
  • JuneBug Weddings – Best of the Best Wedding 2016, Best of the Best Engagement 2015 & Best of the Best Destination 2015 Contest Winner
  • Rangefinder Magazine – 2016 &a 2015 Wedding Contest Award Winner
  • Top WPJA photographer in DC, MD & VA
  • Wedding Photography Select of U.K. – Top 20 International Photographer
  • Associate of WPPI
  • Judged 2016 Inspiration Brazil Wedding Photo Contest
  • Judged 2015 MyWed Russia Wedding Photo Contest
  • One of the platform speakers at Fovitech 2016 in Lima, Peru
  • One of the platform speakers at Boda F 2016 in Queretaro, Mexico
  • Official Mentor / Expert on The Mavens
  • Member of Fearless, JuneBug, ISPWP, WPJA, MyWed, WPS, WPPI
  • Rangefinder Magazine – Rangefinder 2016 Annual Wedding Photo Contest Category Award Winner, Rangefinder 2015 Annual Wedding Photo Contest Category Award Winner
  • JuneBug Weddings – Best of the Best Destination Photography 2015 Award, Best of the Best Engagement 2015 Award, Best of the Best Weddings 2014 Honorable Mention
  • Fearless Photographers – Top Overall Fearless Photographers, Top Fearless Photographers of 2015, Top 50 Fearless Photographer of 2014, Top 2 Fearless Photographer in Washington, DC, VA & MD, Seven Fearless Awards since Fearless membership in 2014, Fearless Real Wedding Editor’s Choice 2015, Fearless Top Engagement Photo of 2015, Fearless Top Wedding Photos of 2015
  • WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International): The Honors of Excellence Awards

2015: Second Half: Wedding Photojournalism – Silver

2015: Second Half: Bridal Party / Family and Friends – Silver

2015: Second Half: Wedding Photojournalism – Silver

2015: Second Half: Engagement – Silver

2015: Second Half: Wedding Photojournalism – Silver

2014: 16×20 Album: Engagement – Silver

2014: 16×20 Album: Wedding (single photographer) – Silver

  • ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) – ISPWP #5 Overall Winner of 2015 Summer Wedding Photo Contest with Two First Place Category
  • Winners, #8 Overall Winner of 2014 Winter Wedding Photo Contest, 17 ISPWP Awards since ISPWP membership in 2014, Top ISPWP Photographer in Washington, D.C
  • WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) – 2015 Summer Contest Winner with Two Category Awards, 2015 Spring Contest Winner with Two Category Awards, 2016 Winter Contest Winner
  • WPS (Wedding Photography Select) of United Kingdom – WPS Top 20 International Wedding Photographer, Four WPS Excellence Awards as of Summer 2015
  • MyWed – Top 15 International Wedding Photographers, Top 3 in United States, Top 35 in International Wedding Storyteller Contest of 2015, 100+ MyWed Editor’s Choice Picks as of Winter 2015 (#1 in United States / Top 5 Worldwide)
  • Wedisson International Wedding Photography Contest – Wedisson Top 20 International Photographer, Two Awards in October 2015 Contest, Three Awards in November 2015 Contest
  • Shoot & Share 2015 Photo Contest 3rd, 4th and 17th place, 3rd place in Real Moment Category, 4th place in Wedding Party Category, 17th place in Children Category
  • PDN (Photo District News) Magazine – 2008 Top Knots Contest Finalist
  • Wedding Photography Directory 3rd place in 2012 International Wedding Photo Contest
  • The Knot Best of the Wedding Award 2007, 2011-2014
  • Weddingwire Couple’s choice Award 2007-2014

Press and publications:

  • SLR Lounge – Top 100 Wedding Photographers in North America of 2016
  • JuneBug Wedding – Photographer Spotlight Interview
  • Spiegel of Germany – Best Fun Wedding Photos of 2015
  • Huffington Post – The Very Best Destinations Wedding Photos of 2015
  • BuzzFeed – 41 Romantic Ideas To Elevate Your Engagement Pictures
  • Contest Judging – Judged 2015 MyWed Wedding Photography Contest
  • Rangefinder Magazine 2015 Top 30 Rising Star Nomination
  • MOD Wedding’s Pick – Best of Washington D.C
  • Wedding Photography Select – Wedding Photographer Technique By Ken Pak
  • MyWed – Personal Interview
  • Featured in The Knot Magazine 2015 Spring/Summer Edition
  • Featured in Capitol Romance
  • Featured in the Knot – 5 Sweet Love Stories From Local Couples

Judged 2015 Capital Area Photographers Annual Photo Contest.

Official Website

Selected Work