London & Prague wedding & pre wedding engagement photographer
Greetings my name is Kurt Vinion, I am an American photographer residing in Prague who focuses on creating timeless, artistic and elegant wedding photography and pre wedding portraits for discerning clients from around the world.
My approach is simple, to let your wedding day unfold naturally while I capture those beautiful moments that will be cherished for generations. Additionally, I am sought out by many couples from around Asia who demand the very best in pre wedding portraits in not only Prague but in Europe. So no worries, if you wish to have magazine styled portrait session or a very stylized night session myself and my team of professionals can create this for you as well. Or if you are looking for the very best in natural styled, photojournalism wedding photography but with a modern twist I would very much hearing more about your wedding day.
I have been a wedding & portrait photographer since 2007 when a former colleague and friend demanded that I fly half way around the world to capture her beautiful wedding day in San Diego. At the time, having a reportage photographer at one's wedding was a novelty as wedding photography back then was quite conservative. A few weeks after returning to Berlin (where I was working at the time capturing celebrities for Getty Images and Wire Image) I was asked by a another friend if I would cover his wedding in Italy. Both of these weddings were incredible experiences and since then I have been hooked. As I feel that my style of wedding photography is still evolving it is hard to say exactly what style it really is. In essence it is a combination of photojournalism, product photography, magazine styled portraits and editorial all mixed in one. And no worries, as I regularly work in Ireland I am very experienced with creating family & group photos – some of which have over 250 people in them. Since moving back to Prague in 2008, I have focused entirely on weddings and portraits and have photographed hundreds of weddings & pre wedding portrait sessions worldwide.
People often ask how is is that a successful photojournalist crosses over to weddings and portraits? The truth is, after working very hard as a photojournalist around the world and missing out on my children and family time, I was looking for a new change and new direction in my photography – one where giving back and yes, capturing beautiful, happy people was more rewarding than capturing the misery associated with reportage and documentary work. Simply put, capturing weddings in a modern, yet beautiful and artistic style truly invigorates me and at the end of the day seeing the smile and the look on the brides faces when they see a hand full of images captured just moments before is simply priceless. My clients come from around the world for their pre wedding & engagement sessions and I have been asked several times to travel to their home countries to capture their wedding day as well.
Contests & Awards
Occasionally I am asked (by other photographers it seems) about awards – the truth is, I rarely enter contests. Nothing against this, but lets face it everyone is an 'international award winning photographer' so what is the point?
The reality is: when I was working as a photojournalist a few years back, I won some of the biggest prizes in photojournalism including two 1 st Places in The Best of Photojournalism as well as a hand full of Czech Press Photos, as well as a very highly coveted Sports Photographer of the Year award. Yet the biggest prize/award I have ever received: being told by a lovely lady who runs an orphanage in Kiev that my reportage was the reason why Americans were adopting children from her orphanage. There is no award that can ever top this and knowing that my work was able to make a difference in these children's lives is simply priceless.
Wedding Photographers in Prague
Though I am based in Prague I have photographed weddings at nearly every venue in Prague as well as many castles, chateaus located throughout the Czech Republic. My Prague weddings draw brides and grooms from around the world in addition to several high profile Czech weddings. For those who are coming in from outside of the Czech Republic, a virtual meeting over Skype where we can discuss your ideas, your locations the timelines as well as recommendations on honest and ethical wedding planners can be easily arranged. Whether we discuss your ideas over Skype, email or a simple phone call, I am here to assist you in any way. Additionally, I would be quite happy to offer my insight to ensure that your wedding day goes that much smoother.
Wedding Photographers in London
As an American photographer based in Prague I have been asked many times if I would cover couples weddings in London. If we have availability myself and my team would be quite happy to speak with you about capturing your wedding day.
Being based in Prague certainly has its perks and one of those is being easy to fly to nearly every European capital within a few hours. My weddings and portrait sessions have taken place in many locations around Europe. As every couple and their needs are different please feel free to contact me about pricing and package options.
Many couples find me through Google, word of mouth, referrals as well as from several wedding planning agencies located in Asia, Japan, Korea, as well as in Italy and France.
Wedding & pre wedding & engagement pricing
While I do not list my London & Prague wedding & pre wedding pricing information on my website, you can however easily obtain it by calling me, or emailing me via my contact form. As I have many types of coverage and collection pricing, the more information you can provide about the type of service you wish to have the better.
Collections begin with simple packages of time and digital files and go from there to larger collections with designer books and parents albums. I can also offer you a la carte pricing for destination weddings as well as pre wedding portrait sessions.