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American owned and operated since 2008, we provide high quality wedding photography,  family portraits, in studio portraits as well as being Prague's first 'pre-wedding photographer'.  Additionally, we have photographed the weddings of 6 different wedding photographers from around the world - being recognized by our colleagues is something we will always be proud of as they recognize our dedication to excellence and our ability to create something unique.

Unlike many of our competitors who have come and go, we dedicated ourselves to creating only the best images for discerning clients and we will never take short cuts. Photography should be like any other investment with your money: when you hire a professional photographer you should expect professional results.

Celebrating our 10th year in business - see why many couples chose us for their photography needs in Prague, Czech Republic. 

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Creative, Artistic, Authentic - weddings, portraits, lifestyle & family photo sessions in Prague, Venice, Rome & Vienna  - anywhere you wish to go!

 

What makes a great image? Is it the ability to simply capture an image or is the ability to artistically capture real emotions in a creative artistic way? Our award winning photography (The Best of Photojournalism, Czech Press Photo, WPJA, Hearst, and many other competitions) is not a boast but simply an acknowledgement in our ability to think outside the box, to create unique and sought after images that are desired by couples and clients from around the world. When you chose a professional photographer you should expect to have professional results. But don't take our word on it, look at real sample galleries and not just the best of, look closely at the faces, are they retouched, are there skin issues, do you feel that these images are a standard that you deserve? All valid questions as everyone with a camera is now a super duper, international award winning photographer / teacher... 



 

If you are planning on marrying in Prague and are looking for an honest, experienced, professional photographer -  please do not hesitate to contact me.  As one who has worked with nearly every agency in Prague -  I would be quite happy to offer you my personal opinion on which agencies to work with and which ones to avoid. As there are so many agencies it is hard to gauge which ones are really working in their clients best interests as opposed to those who focus only on their bottom line and compromise on quality.

 

For those couples who are wishing for a kick ass portrait or pre-wedding photos session, especially something that is more tailored - you should definitely talk to me. Truth is: very few Prague based photographers can create truly unique and beautiful night time photography like me. 

 

 

CONTACT 

 

Kurt Vinion Photography 

 

Petrinska 4/41

 

150 00  Prague 5 - Mala Strana

 

Czech Republic

 

+420 776 069 384 we are also on WhatsAp with the same number

or Skype us at: kurtvinion 

 

Please feel free to use our contact form here and do tell us a bit more about your needs.

 

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Prague wedding photographer & portrait photographer Kurt Vinion is internationally renowned for creating timeless, elegant artistic weddings and portraits in not only Prague but also Hong Kong and around Europe. Kurt focuses on images that not only showcase how great you two look, but more importantly - 

 how you two felt during that very special time in your lives together.

 

Whether you are in need of all day wedding coverage in Prague, or a very stylized and special post wedding or a beautifully created and styled pre-wedding photo session - Kurt would be quite happy to discuss your needs and create one for you.

 

Kurt's background as a photojournalist ensures that he will capture honest, emotive images - images that will be cherished for generations. And no worries, if you wish to have a posed or a specially stylized pre wedding portrait session - he can do that too. 

When you select me for either your wedding day or your very special portrait session I am confident that you will absolutely love the results.

 

Kurt's weddings & portrait sessions have been featured in:  Fab You Bliss.   Asia Wedding Guide!    Ireland's Wedding Online    CS (Chicago Modern Luxury Brides)    The Perfect Pose!     Real Life Weddings  Engaged Magazine and his work is heavily featured in The City of Prague marketing campaign as well as its international Prague Wedding Guide. 

Additionally, Kurt's wedding photography has been featured on the BBC, Good Morning America and yes, even the Oprah Winfrey show.

   

With an international award-winning background (Best of Photojournalism, Czech Press Photo, KNPA Sports Photographer of the year as well as others) as a magazine, reportage, and celebrity portrait photographer -   Kurt Vinion is highly sought after for his clean, modern and creative approach to creating weddings & pre-wedding portrait sessions in not only Europe, but also in the USA as well as in Hong Kong. 

   

 

ASSOCIATIONS

A proud member (current and or past) of the following: British Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers as well as The International Society of Professional Wedding PhotographersWPJAMywed. American photographer Kurt Vinion is the only member selected to both organizations in the Czech Republic.  

 

 

EXPERIENCE

Kurt Vinion has previously worked as a magazine, reportage and celebrity portrait photographer for news organizations such as: The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeSternSpiegelFinancial Times  and also as a contract photographer for GETTY IMAGES & Wire Image

Kurt's international reportages are represented under Getty Images Orchard Photographers. Before he was a photojournalist in Europe he was a very young Director of Photography at the University of Louisvlle Atheletic Dept. 

Kurt has also served as a member of the official photographer(s) of the Kentucky Derby, The Breeders Cup as well as the official Muhammad Ali Foundation photographer, plus he was a contract photographer for the PGA Tour and even covered a few assignments for REUTERS in the USA.

 Kurt has also served as the official photographer for the Laureus World Sport Awards in Germany.

 

  

AWARDS

Kurt's many international photojournalism awards include two coveted 

1st place awards in 'The Best of Photojournalism' as well as a hand full of  Czech Press Photo awards. The KNPA  Sports Photographer of the Year award, as well as many other international awards and honors. 

 

TO POSE OR NOT TO POSE? 

Posing is a truly subjective area - some love it and some hate it. I was taught by a master photographer in Ireland who obsessed about hands, hips, the angle of the faces and everything that had to do with creating a perfectly posed and executed high society portrait. I learned much from him and will always be thankful for the insightful 'old school education' he provided me while I was still capturing celebrities in Berlin.  Truth be told, I appreciate that style as it does represent a bygone era of class, luxury and sophistication. It will undoubtedly return - for some VIP and high end couples it has really never  left.  

 

 

 

HOW DID I GET STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

I started photographing weddings professionally in 2008 after a fellow journalist demanded that I fly half way around the world to photograph her wedding in San Diego. When I exclaimed that I was NOT a wedding photographer she said that is exactly why she wanted me.  They made a crazy offer (he was a banker on Wall Street and this was before the crash) How was I to resist?  Plus she is a sweet heart of a lady and if she wanted me that badly who am I to say no? A few months later I was in Italy photographing another friend's wedding and I was truly hooked. Perhaps it was when I photographed my daughter (at age 3) running around at the chateau during the wedding dancing and also seeing the bride tear up after she viewed the back of the camera that broke me from hating wedding photography? The reality is - creating and capturing the kind of moments that occur during ones wedding day is something I have been professionally trained to do. Those moments are also priceless - capturing misery and winning awards as a photojournalist  - felt terribly empty...  Being a wedding photographer is the reverse of that - to capture people in love and the moment when two families join together is quite humbling.

The truth is my reportages and the wonderful people I have met along the way are something I will always cherish  and be proud of.  Especially knowing that children were adopted from an orphanage in the Ukraine after couples had seen their plight is a real accomplishment that can never be topped.

 

 

Prague, Rome, Vienna, Paris, Venice, Cesky Krumlov, Santorini, Dublin, Hong Kong are just some of the wonderful places I have photographed weddings and pre-weddings.

 

 

If you are looking for a true professional photographer who can create a stunning collection of  pre-wedding & lifestyle portraits and in your style - one that fits your personalities then Kurt Vinion is right for you. I strive to create individually stylistic images that suit your taste and personalities. Whether a more elegant portrait session in the middle of s snowstorm in Prague, or a stunning pre wedding session at the Château de Rambouillet or along the Champs Elysee's in Paris, or perhaps a more laid back portrait session in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome – I not only have the experience but the ability to create the most beautiful and striking portraits no matter the situation.

 

 

 

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Looking for a destination wedding photographer available in: Italy, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and N. Ireland? If so I would enjoy hearing more about what your wedding day and more importantly what we can do for you - after all every couple is different.

 

 

2018 PRAGUE WEDDING & PRE-WEDDING PRICING AND INFORMATION

To better serve you, please feel free to contact us and tell us a bit about your needs, the date(s), location and any special requests. Please note that to give myself and my staff some time off we are not usually reachable on Sunday's & Monday's. 

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Europe | Austria | Czech Republic | France | Greece | Ireland I Italy | Iceland | Slovakia | Spain

 

We are available to photograph your overseas engagement pre-wedding photography & lifestyle portrait session in many towns & cities across Europe at the most popular pre-wedding photography destination countries.

 

 

All these countries feature truly fantastic destinations for couples wishing for the very best pre-wedding photo session. Many of these locations also have natural beauty and amazing architecture. 

 

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Austria | Vienna, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Czech Republic | Prague, Cesky Krumlov, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography France | Paris, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Greece | Athens, Thessaloniki

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Iceland I Reykjavik, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Ireland I Dublin, Galway, Connemara, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Italy | Bologna, Brindisi, Catania, Capri, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona.

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Spain | Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Majorca, Seville, Valencia.

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Slovakia | Bratislava, regions

 

Pre-Wedding Photography Package for Europe

 

8-10 hours photography  -  for some locations split sessions (sunrise & sunset) are possible

 

On-location natural artistic styled & magazine styled portrait photography

 

 

All files are created in Capture One Pro - the highest standard in professionally photography 

 

 

Contact us today for our pre wedding pricing info   | Austria | France | Ireland | Italy | Slovakia |  Spain