World's TOP 100 WPJA Artistic Guild Photographer

Gorgeous Hong Kong newlyweds at Castle Hluboka
Prague pre-weddings photo bride & groom at sunrise
Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle wedding proud groom bouquet
Bride & Groom at the Vrtba Garden in Prague
Sexy portraits for a sexy bride & groom
Artistic & Creative Engagement Photos Prague sunrise
 Hong Kong pre-wedding in the rain at night in Prague
enjoying the Autumn colors of Prague
Chateau Mcely luxury wedding with L&J (RU)

destination wedding photographer Germany | Munich | Berlin | Erlangen | Bamberg

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

Client Testimonial From a UK Wedding Photographer

Sam & Andrew

Sam & Andy - St. Thomas Wedding in PragueI 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 round lovely guy.

To view Sam's wedding photos (and why she is one of the best in the United Kingdom) please visit this link

Many clients have left wonderful testimonials via GMB (Google My Business) reviews, Wedding Wire, Facebook and various others. To view a small collection please click below


My Favorite Wedding Photos & Portraits

Our favorite wedding photos - illustration
Favorite Wedding Photos
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
Favorite Engagement Photos
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
Favorite Sunrise Photos
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.

Featured International Destination Weddings

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

Traditional wedding portrait from Prague
A stylish UK & Israeli couple who had an intimate destination wedding in Bohemia. With wonderful moments, crazy dancing and several gorgeous portrait session this Chateau Liblice weddings is one of our faves. Featured wedding album design.
photo of bride & groom at Syon House in London
For this sophisticated Hong Kong couple only London's grandest would do. Their choice: The Syon House. The Duke of Northumberland's home has been used in many historical films and tv shows. A truly unforgettable wedding and experience. Featured wedding album.
Moment driven wedding portraits from Prague
This sexy Swiss and Italian couple went all out when it came to the happiest day of their lives: heir luxury destination wedding in Prague. In addition to their church wedding at St. Thomas, their venues were: Four Seasons Hotel Prague, The Augustine and the Cloud 9 Sky Bar. If there was a Wedding of the Year - these two had it!
Lake Bled Slovenia bride & groom
This lively, funny couple traveled over from Japan for an unforgettable wedding day at Lake Bled in Slovenia. What makes this wedding so especially wonderful is their zest for life and experiencing an unforgettable sun-filled portrait session with 'God's Light' that left them and their bystanders speechless.
Contemporary wedding photographers Prague
A summer wedding filled with wonderful emotions. This charming UK couple celebrated with a lavish dinner & party at Prague's Alchymist Grand Hotel. Their wedding venue: the historic Baroque Vrtba garden. The historic atmosphere of this garden has been a favorite of many international couples who wed in Prague.
Castle Hluboka wedding photo
Loving & Lavish is how you describe this gorgeous Moscow couple who traveled to the State Chateau of Hluboka for their real life fairy tale wedding. So many tears and wonderful moments it was a heartfelt experience for both as they teared up under the floral arches. For anyone looking for a fairy tale castle wedding this is it!

International Destination Wedding Photographer Germany

Munich - Lake Eibsee - Bamberg - Frankfurt - Erlangen

Atmospheric, Emotional & Heartfelt wedding photos for unique couples

Welcome to all the lovely couples from across the world. My name is Kurt Vinion. I am an American destination wedding photographer who works in Germany. Previously I have worked as a photojournalist with The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Getty Images in capturing international award-winning reportages.

After working internationally as a photojournalist, I decided to focus on capturing happy, quirky, and beautiful moments in couples' lives: engagement portraits, pre-weddings, and the storytelling of one's wedding day. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that my work will become family heirlooms that will be passed down to the next generation. I have photographed international weddings in Germany at Lake Eibsee, Bamberg, Coburn, Erlangen, Nuremberg and several smaller places in between. My clients tend to be international and mixed language weddings. They also desire a photographer who can capture artistic imagery that retains its classical elements.

What separates me from other photographers? The truth is you want a gifted photographer who can tell your story beautifully and honestly without interrupting your wedding day. One who can make you comfortable in front of the camera. One who also understands what is important to you and has a style of photography that you love! This is why 8 professional photographers worldwide have chosen me for their international destination weddings & engagement sessions.


Taking great pictures is not enough. It is also about the customer experience - from the beginning to the end. I have always prided myself on offering the very best for every client. Please review my client's testimonials page as well as my perfect 5 Star business reviews on Google, Wedding Wire, TripAdvisor, and many others.


Though we love weddings, we are internationally renowned for creating stylish pre-weddings, creative Honeymoon portrait sessions, or adventurous engagement sessions.

BOHO Love Story captured at sunset
They spied each other from their social media accounts. When they finally met, it was as if two soul mates had reconnected. During a hot summer evening, when the world was in the depths of a pandemic they decided to leave their troubles behind: to laugh, caress one another, and to hold each other tight.
Stylish pre-weddings atop Charles Bridge
They traveled over from America to have a twilight start to their incredible Prague pre-wedding. The romance and atmosphere of Prague and its many locations did not disappoint. With a mixture of styles, several outfits changes as well as locations and lighting conditions - this is one of our favorite pre-wedding portrait sessions.
Sun flared bride & groom in San Marco Venice
After loving their pre-wedding and wedding day experience - they called us a few days later and asked if we can travel to Venice for a Honeymoon photo session. How could we say no! The majestic San Marco before sunrise was our starting point for their Venetian adventure. This atmospheric, sun-filled experience is one they can relive for the rest of their lives.

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

If you are planning a destination wedding in Munich, Frankfurt, Bamberg, or elsewhere in Germany, please feel free to contact me. To start the conversation it would be great to know a bit about yourselves and the kind of imagery you desire.

Awards - Featured in - Recognition

World's TOP 100 WPJA Artistic Guild Photographer

International photojournalism awards:

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

Czech Press Photo - numerous awards various categories

Hearst Journalism Award for Photojournalism

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!

Vienna pre-wedding at the Gloriette

Bride & Groom - Creative wedding portrait at the Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

We Love Your Work! How Do we get started?

You can't imagine how easy this is going to be.

  1. Send me an email about your date, and feel free to tell me about yourselves, why here, why now, how you met, and what we can do for you!
  2. We arrange a time to discuss everything you wish to know, either in person, Skype, or a Zoom call, and have a laugh
  3. We finalize all of the details, sign a contract, and place your retainer
  4. The day before, we meet up in person to discuss any last-minute changes, do a walkthrough or just to say hello if we did not meet in person yet
  5. The day of we start capturing your amazing experience and it will be better than expected
  6. We send you the gallery that you have been waiting for and the results exceed your expectations!
  7. We Skype, Zoom or meet in person to discuss your favorite images, you finalize the images for your book, we clean them up (and no worries ladies, if you need a little extra help we can do that too, but that is our little secret), we lay out the design and you provide us with the feedback. Once everything is finalized we send it to print
  8. We receive your book(s) and do an inspection, send you a confirmation and send you the book of your dreams
  9. You proudly show them off to your friends and families and you and your loved one will be able to relive those moments over and over again!

Destination wedding photographer for Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Bamberg, and anywhere you wish to go in Germany!

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Need to get in touch immediately?

You can reach me directly via Signal or Viber at: +420 776 069 384 (M-F 9-5)

or via Skype: kurtvinion

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