World's TOP 100 WPJA Artistic Guild Photographer

The happy Japanese couple I Lake Bled wedding
J&T St. Vitus Cathedral Wedding Picture Prague
Prague pre-weddings photo bride & groom at sunrise
Bride & Groom at the Vrtba Garden in Prague
Gorgeous Hong Kong newlyweds at Castle Hluboka
Chateau Mcely luxury wedding with L&J (RU)
happy newlyweds enjoying moment Cesky Krumlov Castle
enjoying the Autumn colors of Prague
 Hong Kong pre-wedding in the rain at night in Prague

Your destination wedding photographer in Berlin

Kurt Vinion Wedding Photography

Atmospheric, Emotional & Elegant photographs for modern couples

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.

You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.

- Joan Miro

World's Top 100

WPJA Artistic Guild Photographer

Chosen by 8 professional photographers from across the world to capture their precious moments

Testimonial from a bride and wedding photographer

Sam & Andy - St. Thomas Wedding in Prague

I just love them. What I love most is that you have really captured the day and the way Andrew and I were feeling and this is priceless.

As a wedding photographer myself, it was always going to be a big ask for someone to capture our big day and get us to behave ourselves! Not only did I admire Kurt's work enough to want him to be our man, he was even part of the reason why we decided to get married in Prague.

On the day he was great, never demanding but always guiding us. He is a pleasure to have around on a wedding day! He certainly went above and beyond for us, agreeing to come out onto the streets of the city in the rain.

The results are magical and we've had so many people compliment us on such great wedding photographs.

I cannot recommend Kurt highly enough. He is an immense talent and an all-around lovely guy.


Sam (UK Wedding Photographer) & Andrew


Featured International Destination Weddings

From fairy tale castles in Bohemia to a historic 16th century English House in London, to a Baroque garden in Prague, near a crystal clear lake under the Juliana Alps, inside a historic Romanesque church - we have captured weddings all around Europe, the United States, and Hong Kong. We are proud to showcase a few of them here. To see more, please review our separate collections listed in the menu.

Traditional wedding portrait from Prague
A sophisticated Israeli bride and her stylish UK groom who had an intimate destination wedding with close family & friends at the Chateau Liblice in the Czech countryside. Featuring their favorite wedding moments & portraits found in their modern & minimalist wedding album design.
Lake Bled Slovenia bride & groom
A cosmopolitan Japanese couple with exquisite style and a passion for life - they married in Lake Bled. The majestic scenery of Bled Castle overlooking the crystal clear alpine lake below, and the Juliana Alps towering above is one of our favorite locations for an international destination wedding.
Moment driven wedding portraits from Prague
This beautiful couple from Switzerland and Italy went all out for their destination luxury wedding. In addition to marrying at the historic St. Thomas, their venues were: Four Seasons Hotel, The Augustine, and the Cloud 9 Sky Bar. A truly unforgettable wedding day celebration from Prague.
photo of bride & groom at Syon House in London
A fashionable Hong Kong couple chose the historic Syon House for their London destination wedding. They not only had a one-of-a-kind London wedding, but they also experienced a night-time photo session at the city's most iconic sites. Featuring their wedding album design.
Contemporary wedding photographers Prague
Elegant simplicity - an international destination wedding full of love & happy moments. They celebrated with a photo tour before arriving to the Alchymist for a sumptuous dinner and celebration. An unforgettable wedding day for this London couple.
Castle Hluboka wedding photo
He is the successful businessman, and she is the blonde bombshell who captured his heart. They went all out for their outdoor castle wedding in Czechia. If you are looking for a fairy-tale wedding setting, the magnificent State Chateau of Hluboka will surely impress.


Our favorite wedding photos - illustration
Our favorite wedding moments, portraits, and artistic imagery from couples whose weddings we have captured. Featuring wedding photographs from Austria, Czech Republic (Czechia), England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, N. Ireland, Poland, and Slovenia.
Kiss in the rain Prague Castle grid photo
Featuring elegant & creatively posed portraits in historic locations to those wonderful unscripted real moments captured in places known and unknown. This gallery features some of my favorite engagement photos from couples in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, and Malta.
Sun flared sunrise engagement in the Old Town Square
The secret to awesome photos in those desirable locations? Get up early - very early. For those who do they are gifted with unique locations that they have all to themselves as the twilight hour changes to sunrise. Venice and Prague are our favorite locations and are featured here.


Sexy bride & her always smiling groom at Prague Castle
With the progress of digital technology, anyone can now call themselves a professional wedding photographer. So how do you ensure that you are getting the best wedding photographer for you?
Bride & groom in the rain atop Charles Bridge pre wedding
There is a reason why pre-weddings are all the rage: incredible, artistic & awesome portraits that couples love. It is not only popular in Asia but becoming more so for couples in Europe. This session which started in the rain is a great example why.
Prague Castle is for lovers - especially at night
Instead of the usual photos after the wedding, this adventurous couple from Texas started their wedding day in the early hours before dawn. Where they had the locations all to themselves and an experience they will never forget.

BOHO Love Story captured at sunset
After spying each other from their social media accounts they finally agreed to meet. When they did it was like two lost souls reuniting. During a hot summer evening during the pandemic, they decided to have an intimate photo session, full of laughter, much caressing and lots of love. Our favorite Love Story Photo Session from Prague.
Sunrise Venice Photo Illustration
They were so happy with their pre-wedding & wedding day experience - they asked if we would like to join them in Venice to capture their honeymoon photos. San Marco before sunrise is where we began this incredible Venice adventure. Having the canals and the historic sights all to themselves was an experience they can relive over and over again.
Stylish pre-weddings atop Charles Bridge
The deserted Charles Bridge at night provided the romantic atmosphere for this wonderful American couple. They laughed, hugged, posed and felt the warmth of sun flaring all around them. There is no better way to appreciate the splendor of Prague than with a pre-sunrise pre-wedding session.

Magazine and articles about Kurt Vinion Weddings


International Destination Wedding Photographer for Berlin

Thank you for stopping by - chances are you were searching for a wedding photographer in Berlin and came across my site.

My name is Kurt Vinion, I am an American who has spent most of my life in Europe. A former photojournalist I have been capturing stylish love stories for unique couples from around the world since 2008.

To understand how I create unique images to suit each couple's personalities, please take a few moments to visit the many galleries to get an idea of the kind of photographer I am. I hope you will see that I believe in capturing real moments and also a visual narration of one's wedding day.

And no worries, I am very capable of creating those very stylish and important portraits that you will be very proud of.

My Wedding Photography Style

My style is a mixture of genres. As much as I love capturing real moments, I have no problem with putting you in the best light or cleaning up the environment so that there are no distractions or posing you to showcase those gorgeous curves. And yes ladies, I can provide you with a little bit of help in the post-production - but that will be our little secret.

I am also a big fan of trying new ideas and being creative - especially with light. Perhaps this is why I have photographed 8 fellow wedding & portrait photographers? If you can make a wedding photographer cry (in happiness) then you are doing something well.

As a potential bride or groom, you will want someone who can ensure that no matter where you are and who you are - you will look your absolute best. This is what I do. With no ego and no stress.

If this is the kind of photographer that you are looking for, please get in touch. I would enjoy hearing about you, how you met, why here, and why now, and what you have planned.


Emotional, Atmospheric, Heartfelt photos for unique couples

You are unique and so are your memories and life experiences. Regardless of who you are, or where you come from, or who you love; who you’re becoming as individuals and as a couple — are what truly matter.

If you are planning your destination wedding in Berlin or nearby, please feel free to contact me. It would also be great to know a bit about yourselves and the kind of imagery you desire.

If you have not already done so, please take a few moments to visit the many different galleries presented on this website to get an idea of the diversity of styles and the many international couples I work with. Hopefully, you will see that my approach to each couple is as unique as they are.

Pre-weddings Photographer Berlin & Potsdam

Looking for a pre-wedding photographer in Berlin or Potsdam? One who can create both stunning natural light as well on-location studio-quality portraits that capture your personalities in an artistic and natural way? If this sounds like you - should really get in touch.

Since 2008 we have photographed over 300 couples from as far as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Myanmar, USA, Canada and etc. We have captured their pre-wedding stories all over Europe and as far as Hong Kong.

We don't stand you in front of a famous location and take a pretty picture, instead, we work very closely with you to create a body of work that captures your personalities and your style and in a fun way. Unlike most photographers - we will also ensure that your images are flawless and worthy of being showcased on those big screens at home during your ceremony and on those large format prints.

And ladies, no worries, we know how to work with you to showcase your curves as well as make you the center of attention in those incredible atmospheric locations.

But don't just take my word for it, take a view of our client's testimonials as well as our sections dedicated to different types of sessions such as pre-weddings and our very popular sunrise sessions.

Fine Art Photos Prague Interiors Wall ArtWe don't just take pictures we can also create incredible artwork! Please visit our Wall Art section as well as our Album collections

About Kurt

A quiet, unobtrusive type, I would never wish to be the center of attention. Nor am I one of those photographers whose ego is bigger than their talent. I realize that I am missing out (?) on those Instagram and Facebook LIKES and the popularity that they can bring and yet — I am peacefully ok with not feeding the various social media platforms.

Perhaps it is my belief that life is a gift and that the short time we have should be better spent with those that we love and in doing what makes us happy.

Described as open-minded, keenly observant, and one who has a natural ability to focus on the little details. I simply love creating and capturing those little moments that make life so special. As of the year 2021, I have photographed 8 wedding & portrait photographers' love stories (weddings & anniversary photo sessions). If you can make an experienced wedding photographer cry in happiness - you are doing well.

My Professional background

A US military brat who spent 9-years in Germany before the age of 16, I fell in love with Germany and Europe. Educated at the top photojournalism program in the United States, my first position post-Uni was the Director of Photography at the University of Louisville Athletic Department. While on vacation in Prague I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work at what I originally intended to be: as a photojournalist.

A year later I was covered international stories for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Spectrum Pictures. It was an incredible journey. It was also heartbreaking and soul-crushing as my area of concentration was reportage; stories of children living in the sewers of Kyiv, 'freedom fighters' in Belfast, illegal coal miners in the Donbas, the suffering of Afghan refugees, or the conditions of those living in the West Bank.

My start in weddings came when a fellow journalist demanded I fly halfway around the world to capture her wedding in San Diego. When I replied that I was a photojournalist and not a wedding photographer her response was: 'that is exactly why we want you!' It was a wonderful, eye-opening experience, one that shook me to the core and questioned my reasoning for being a photographer.

A few months later back in Berlin, another friend asked if I would capture his best friend's wedding in Italy - the bonus: I could bring my young family to stay at the villa. That wedding was everything you would expect from a wonderful German/Italian wedding - it also cemented my love for this work. To be able to capture so much happiness, joy and the many wonderful moments of two families and their friends coming together was a game-changer in my life, career, and trajectory as a visual storyteller.

Since then I have covered 300+ weddings in many countries and with many people from all walks of life. It has been a beautiful journey one that I am still enjoying to this day.

The reality is: capturing love and giving couples the opportunity to relive those wonderful moments over and over again is a wonderful responsibility one that I never tire of.



International photojournalism awards:

The Best of Photojournalism 2 - 1st places in Magazine and Reportage

Czech Press Photo - numerous awards in various categories

Hearst Journalism Award

KNPA Sports Photographer of the Year

and various others

The BEST AWARD: being told that children were being adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine by American couples who had seen

my reportage on their struggles. The truth is: there are no awards that can ever top that!

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