Columbia, TN Photographer Kenneth Purdom

Columbia, TN Photographer Kenneth Purdom

"The camera is the least important element in photography." - Julius Shulman

Hello, My name is Kenneth Purdom I live in Columbia, Tennessee and I am a photographer with an ability to help you tell your story in a real impactful way.

Thank you for visiting the website. I hope we have the opportunity to work together soon. I am a photographer because it is one of the best ways that I can help others. 

Columbia, TN Photographer

Photographer Kenneth Purdom

If you are looking for a photographer that has a lot of cool low-cost packages and pricing gimmicks I am not your man. If you are looking for someone that has won a lot of cute little photography competitions to boast about I am not you your man.

If you are looking for a photographer with a passion to 

create art and work with you as a creative partner and friend then we should visit.

Photography has changed my life in a powerful way. It has opened countless new doors; it’s enabled me to meet amazing and talented people. I have learned more than I ever about life and creativity.

Photography is all about communicating your values. Tapping into the visual soul and mood to create a story that moves others. Photography can't be an afterthought an effect. To capture your spirit and show others who you are you will need to be real and bold.

As a sensitive observer of cultures and traditions, I hope to create dramatic portraits while giving the viewer a powerful insight into the subjects’ lives. I have done photography projects in New York City to Seattle and Detroit to Miami; I am comfortable with the studio or on location. 

I love to push the boundaries technically and creatively at every opportunity to be on the forefront of innovation. I have a very relaxed approach when doing a photo shoot. This helps everyone feel relaxed and capture the special moments that we all are striving for.

My passion with photography is to help you tell your story. My photography is focused on helping you create the art that you are visualizing. Everything is taken into consideration. Some like to bring friends and family to the photo shoot to have them on the set. Others like to have their favorite music playing to set the tone.

Types of photography that I love:

Fashion Photography

Engagements Photography

Wedding Photography

Senior Portraits




I look forward to helping you find the magic moments that make the beauty with an shine. Photography services are available for destination event's and location assignments. 

Please let me know when you would like to sit down and talk about your photography shoot.

Testimonials for Columbia, TN Photographer Kenneth Purdom

Jessi - A natural photographer who was able to bring back the emotion of our wedding day. Kenneth makes you feel at ease and this helps him capture the most amazing moments. Thank you for making our special day even more perfect.

Cindy - The photos are fantastic. Kenneth didn't stop all day making sure he got everyone and everything we wanted but you wouldn't have known he was there. Cannot recommend you enough, thank you.

Q and A with Columbia, TN Photographer Kenneth Purdom

What do you think is the impact of commercial images of 'the perfect body image' on the women of today?

It is sad in some ways as the new ability and widespread use of retouching has made everyone accustomed to the perfect body and in many cases it is not perfect but rather impossible for even that model to have achieved without some retouching help. 

Do you prefer studio or location, and why?

Well lets start with studio, its easy, you have more control, everything can be set up around the ideas and concepts of the shoot, there are very few variables and you can direct the focus on what is important, its readily available with few if any limitations.

Location can be amazing and make or break a shot. A great location cannot be beat, for fashion its far more important than for beauty however.

What makes a great photo?

A classically beautiful picture, never goes out of style.