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Meet Kurt

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English bulldogs, Cockatiels, espressos (doubles of course), collecting art books, traveling, cooking, live music, biking, family ( or how to tame 2 teenagers who know everything ), and meeting new friends & clients from around the world - these are the things that make life truly enjoyable. Naturally not in that order.

With over a decade of experience in the portrait and wedding industry, plus a successful career as a photojournalist, I always strive to bring an artistic & photojournalistic vision to every session. It is not enough to simply show what it looks like - to capture what people were feeling at that moment in time is the challenge - one that I enjoy.

Truth is with over 300 weddings and portrait sessions in over 14 countries worldwide I still love my work!

Creating and capturing unique stories and then finishing them off with high quality artwork that will hang beautifully on ones living room wall or presented in a designer art book is something that I am very proud of. It is not every day one can create family heirlooms that will be passed down to the next generation.

I am also a perfectionist ( it is a Virgo thing )! Earth signs are solid, reliable, humble, practical and stoic. ... Virgos are blessed with a powerful intelligence AND equally cursed with a leaning towards self-criticism and judgment. -- yeah, that is me to a tee... always striving for perfection...

But enough about me, I want to read about you, how you two met, what your goals are, your desires and what I can do for you? Knowing those stories help me create something truly unique and personal for each couple.

So are you ready for an amazing experience? If so, contact me today as I would enjoy hearing about your desires and wishes - after all every couple is unique!


Kurt Vinion (c) and Cary Hubbs (above him smiling)

The usual crazy scene when I am capturing a session on the Charles Bridge and our friends from around the world join in to crash our session (and build their wedding portfolio). Plus the always smiling videographer Cary taking it all in standing behind me. (photo from our crazy Aussie lighting professional Stefan Raycanovski)


What is my professional photography background?

Professionally I have worked as a photojournalist with The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Mother Jones, Spectrum Pictures and many magazines worldwide. I have covered assignments in: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Belarus, Russia and many countries in Europe...

Additionally I spent 3-years photographing celebrities in Berlin for Getty Images and Wire Images after tiring of the reportage workload and yes, of the travel... Some of the 'celebrities' were interesting and those Berlin parties were fantastic (the ones I remember). But to be honest, photographing celebrities is quite boring, tedious work, with very little creativity as celebrity imagery are so controlled & contrived...

Before moving to Europe, I was a very young, Director of Photography at The University of Louisville Athletic Dept.

In addition, I was also the event & personal photographer for Muhammad Ali and his foundation and I feel honored to have spent so much time with Muhammad and meeting many of the greats of boxing. Being from Louisville definitely has its perks (a big shout out to Tom Cruise - we had a great laugh about his time growing up in Louisville).

I majored in Photojournalism/Fine Art at WKU one of America's top photojournalism programs well renowned for producing the very best photojournalists in the world.


AWARDS:

The truth is, I have won some of the biggest prizes in international photojournalism including: 2 - 1st Place Awards in the Best of Photojournalism as well as a hand full of Czech Press Photo Awards and a coveted Sports Photographer of the Year award. Yet, the best award: being told that American couples traveled to the Ukraine and adopted children after they viewed my documentary project on Ukraine's street children and their plight.

Knowing that my reportages gave children a new chance at life is priceless. It is the highlight of my very short and wonderful photojournalism career and I am still quite humbled by this experience. Honestly, there is no award that can ever top. The only other experience that topped that feeling - holding my newborn daughter in my hands for that very first time. Now that was truly awesome.


For the year 2018 I also received a pretty sweet award from the WPJA

Kurt Vinion TOP 100 ARTISTIC GUILD PHOTOGRAPHERS







PRAGUE WEDDING PLANNERS

Are you searching for an honest and ethical wedding planner in Prague for your elopement or destination wedding? If so, I would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect match.

As an American with over 12-years of industry experience, I know which ones you can trust and which ones you would be better served by staying away from. More importantly, as a person who believes in honesty I can offer you my unvarnished experiences as well as those of my previous clients. There is no quid pro quo.

If you wish to discuss your wedding day, or get some advice, please feel free to contact me.

For couples from Asia, I am represented by wonderful agencies in: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. If you have been told by a Prague based wedding planner that they represent me for your pre weddings please contact me as this is no longer valid.





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Petrinska 41/4 P-5 Mala Strana, 150 00, Czechia +420 776 069 384 or email us at: info@kurtvinion.com