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Kurty is absolutely incredible! He was understanding, flexible and professional right from our first interaction. He went above and beyond and stopped at nothing until he had the perfect shot. He even stood on the roof of our venue to get the perfect angle during our ceremony. To this day all of our guests comment on the incredible pictures Kurty took. You will be in excellent hands if you go with Kurty photography.

Vanessa & Alex

We were incredibly pleased with the results. Kurty was easy to deal with, and easy to keep in touch with up to and after the wedding. He was on time, and professional, and had a great energy about him.

I loved that we had the traditional "posed" photos, and then Kurty slipped into the background and got some wonderful candid shots our our reception, and the ceremony too. The whole day was captured beautifully.

Also I appreciated that we had the option to purchase a package of just the digital images, or everything up to and including the album and prints, with no pressure one way or the other from Kurty.   We chose the digital package.  And, he made a short 3 min video of some of the pics, that he posted on the website for all to see, which made for easy viewing for folks who didn't need to see ALL of the digital pics :)

Overall I highly recommend Kurty. His prices are reasonable, his service is professional, and he is a genuinely nice guy and was fun to have with us at our wedding.

Thanks so much Kurty!!!!!

Amelia and Leon

Hi Kurty,
Thank you very much for the photos, they are beautiful. I am glad that I found you. The whole process was simple, communication was great, you were very accommodating on the day and your work is extraordinary. Lam and I had so much fun taking pictures. We will cherish these memories forever.

Ann & Lam

We were 100% please with Kurty Photography. Kurty and Michael together shot our wedding at Viansa. We ended up with some amazing photos. A true eye for photography. Creative and fun photos. Kurty photography also puts together a slideshow of pictures which is great to share with family and friends for a quick highlight of the entire day.

For those of you looking for excellent photography.... Kurty Photography is it!!!! Our family could not be any happier. Kurty Photography was a pleasure to work with prior to contract and on the wedding day. In fact, we were so pleased with the entire outcome that we continue to use Kurty Photography for additional photo shoots today (maternity, baby, family shoots). The pictures are so creative, which is
something we were looking for. Our pictures really stand out. Not to mention that our wedding video and album are awesome. Truly one of a kind! To top it all off, Kurty and staff are extremely friendly, great to work with and listen to all your requests. If you decide to go with Kurty Photography for your photo needs, you will be VERY HAPPY! We are!

Jolynn and Kenny

Get Kurty for your wedding!!! He is an amazing photographer.
I really love San Francisco City hall and I want to have my ceremony over there. I found Kurty as one of their preferred vendors. So I went to his website to checkout his work. A picture is worth a thousand words, if you see Kurty's slide show, it worth a million words! His pictures are beautiful, the story line is great, and music is amazing. I fell in love with all the slide shows on his website, I watched them all. After my fiance (now husband) and I meet with Kurty, we decide to book him for our wedding.

This is a summary for Kurty's work after working with him:
1. He is very friend and funny. He is so easy to work with. He calms the nervous
  couple and give suggestion on how to pose for photos
2. He is VERY, VERY, VERY professional.
  He takes his job seriously. He show up on time (even before the meet time).
  He response his email quickly.
  He is willing to work with our schedule to make sure everything goes smoothly.
  He even skip his meal during our reception just want to make sure that he take    
  beautiful pictures for our event.
3. He is very talent. He takes beautiful pictures.
4. He is creative. He is not only take beautiful pictures, he also create a beautiful
  slide show for you. I shared the slide show with my relatives that can't attend my
  wedding, they all love his work. Go checkout his wedding gallery on his website. All
  the slide shows are just amazing.

Kurty, thank you for all your hard work. You are a talent photographer and we are very lucky to find you to capture one of the most memorable day of our lives.

Joyce & Ki

We had the pleasure of working with Kurty and we absolutely loved his work. He was so great to work with and he exceeded our expectations. Kurty  possesses a rare blend of artistic vision, people skills, and professionalism.

We hired Kurty to shoot our engagement and wedding at Mountain Winery in Saratoga on May 3rd 2013. The experience was amazing and our pictures are breath taking. We  love his passion and love for photography that really shows in all of our photos. He is fun to work with, and a fantastic photographer with a very creative eye and ability to capture the unique beauty of an event, couple, or person!  Our special day will forever be documented with pictures he captured that tell a beautiful story and we will treasure them forever.

His work it's nothing short of exceptional. I can't recommend him enough!! Thanks Kurty!

Nazanin and Mehrdad Amiri

I loved my photographer!!!! He was so easy to work with. He captured our wedding day so well. Now we have a wonderful album to look at and feel like we are back in that day. I would hire him again in a hearbeat!

Casey and Andrew

It was a pleasure having you at our wedding. Words cannot express how much we appreciate your enthusiasm and talent in capturing all the fond memories in one of the most important days of our lives together.

Many had warned us that our wedding day would go by like a blur. We were glad to have you there to capture the countless details we had missed. The funny part was we barely noticed you, yet you were able to capture so much memories of our wedding. It was fun and brought smiles to our faces when we
viewed the pictures.

The same day wedding highlight slideshow played at the reception impressed many of our guests. We were all amazed in how you put together such a great story in a short amount of time. Some of our guests who couldn't  attend our earlier events that day were enlightened from your highlight slideshow in a much more comprehensive and better way than we could have ever explained. They say - a picture is worth a thousand words. Your vision, which shows in the pictures, expressed more than that for us. We cannot be more pleased.

Shirley and Clifton

My family in Japan, who weren't at the wedding, were all awestruck with your creative style and seeing the whole story of the day through the online wedding slideshow. My grandma said she watched it three times in a row. I recommended you to all of my co-workers along with my email with the slideshow actually. :)

Aiko and Cortland

My friend recommended me to Kurty Photography. There is something about Kurty that makes you love him from the beginning. Whether putting you at ease if you're not photogenic (such as myself), or humoring my fiance in still-art poses. He's practical and has a true photographers eye, taking the real moments in life, and capturing them with appreciation. My family thought he was great right away. It was a pleasure working with him on our engagement shoot, and wedding! Kurty always responds quickly to questions and concerns. I knew photography was one thing I didn't have to worry about on my wedding day!

Monica and Kyle

Russell and I wanted to write and thank you and Jonathan for all of your hardwork. We had such a wonderful time with you. We were also very impressed with the slideshow montage you created.

I tried so hard not to cry during my ceremony but I couldn't hold back when I saw the slideshow during the banquet. Thanks for capturing all the precious memories. We can't thank you enough.

Thank you so much for everything!

Ivy & Russell

Dear Kurty and Michael,

Thank you so much for being the best photographers a bride could wish for!  Everyone was very impressed with your efficiency and knowledge. The pictures are just perfect, and I am so thankful for the story you captured! Thanks again!

Sheila and Brendon

A photographer who captures everything you are!

We LOVED Kurty! Both my husband and I have a very goofy side and Kurty did a fantastic job of capturing our silliness while maintaining beauty, elegance, and magnificence in all of our wedding photos. He has an eye for detail and creativity you can't find anywhere else! His selection process for photos is easy, but the best part of it all is... the album. There has not been a single person that has looked at our album without gasping from sheer amazement at how spectacular it is. Enjoy Kurty Photography, they are a rare find!

Alexis and Aidan Thiele

We love the wedding album - it is definitely worth the wait! Thank you so much for capturing every special moments on our wedding day. We could not ask for a more professional and talented photographer. You are certainly gifted. Every time we flip through the pages, we will re-live our special day!

Thank you so much!

Linda and Kyle

Dear Kurty

I'm writing to thank you for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. Olaf and I are so happy to have such a complete and moving record of our wedding day. It was both a relief and a joy to see how well the pictures turned out - and we will certainly continue to enjoy them for years to come.

The more I look at the pictures, the more I realize what an amazing job you did of documenting our wedding day. We put a lot of time, energy, and love into creating our wedding ceremony and celebration and having the details captured so beautifully, is for us absolutely priceless. We're very grateful. Thank you again!

Thank you so much!

Victoria and Olaf

Thank you so much for being our photographer, you did such a great job!  Not only were the pictures in the slideshow fantastic, but you were fun, professional and just an awesome person to have there on our special day. Is there anywhere that we can leave you positive feedback, like on Yelp or any other websites that you follow?  

Thanks again for everything!

Melissa and Charles

Kurty is an amazing photographer. He captured every shot that we could ever want and MORE! I definitely recommend him and his team! He got our pictures back to us fast and with every package he includes a slideshow which is perfect for family and friends!

Michelle and Michael

John and I want to thank you for all of the amazing pictures that you took at our wedding on July 1st. We can't begin to express how pleased we are with how they turned out.You are incredibily talented and we feel so blessed to have found you! We really appreciate all of the work that you put into making our pictures so fantastic. You captured so many special moments in such a creative way. Thanks to you we have beautiful keepsakes of our special day.

Shana and John

Kurty Photography is the best! Kurty himself was already booked for my wedding day so we used Michael. He was fantastic, fun to work with, and a very talented photographer. I am so thrilled with my wedding photos and would recommend this studio to anyone! Give them a won't be disappointed!!!!

Melissa and Erik

Kurty is hands down the BEST photographer with the creative eye that you want at your wedding or event etc. We used Kurty 6 years ago and we've been still hearing from people how beautiful out pictures turned out.

Kurty is also a SUPER nice guy who knows how to capture the moment and suggest different poses.  He books fast so you need to call him asap or choose one of his other counterparts.  He may not be the cheapest but definately not the most expensive. You will LOVE having your memories captured by him.  

Oh, now we are bringing our 6 month old to him for baby pictures and family pictures...

Christina and Ray

Dave and I wanted to sincerely thank you for your amazing work - the photographs are outstanding and we could not be more pleased.

I was honored to have you be a part of our special day and am thrilled with the memories you were able to capture.

We greatly appreciate all of your hard work and will highly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer.

Jennifer and David

Thank you for taking our wedding pictures. We, including our families and friends, love the pictures you posted on the web (proofs). We want to also thank you for always there to answer our questions and help us all the way through the wedding day.

Becky and Kenny

We just got our album yesterday. It was just so beautiful and it confirms the wonderful quality of work that comes out of your studio. Rest assured I will highly recommend you and your team for friends and family weddings.

Joy and Michael

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful work! I love all of he pictures you took of the wedding. I am so happy with the way they turned out. Again, I can't express to you how much we appreciate everything.

Reina and Joshua

Thank you so much for capturing our special day. The slideshow was gorgeous and I can only imagaine what the rest of the pictures look like. Everyone is still raving about your pictures! Great job and thank you once again!

Alice and Jeff

Thank you so much for such lovely pictures. You truly captured the special moments of our day. We truly enjoyed working with you on capturing the special moments that occurred throughout our wedding day. Thank you again for most impressive photography.

Nicole and Daniel

Thank you so much for taking our wedding day and engagement pictures. You did a beautiful job capturing all of our special moments. We really appreciate all of your time and effort; we know that the album will be incredible thanks to you.

Ashley and Jeremy

Thank you Kurty! We are honored to have you as our wedding photographer. I love the engagement pictures. Can't wait to see the wedding one.

Sunna and Jason

We just want to say thanks so much for all that you did to make our wedding the best day ever.  It was truly a memorable event and we have to thank much of it to you.  We received so many compliments about the slideshow.  We were definitely surprised.

Juliet and Darrell

Dearest Michael,

Thank you so much for making our wedding a very special event. Jeff and I can' thank you enough for all of you special attention to detail. You and your assistant captured moments that will last a lifetime.

Thank you again!

Stephanie and Jeff

We just got back from our honeymoon. The slideshow is amazing, Kurty! We're both more than pleased with what you've done. You were more than a pleasure to work with and to be around -- a sentiment that was expressed by our family and guests as well.

Thank you for your artistic prowess and your dedication for being the best at what you do.

Kristien and Uday

Again, thank you so much for your photographs and the slideshow link!  It was a pleasure working with you!

We sent the link to some family and friends already, and received many compliments on your photographs.  Because of our hectic work schedules, last night was the first chance we were able to view the photos on the CD.  Thank you so much for taking such beautiful photos!  Allen and I really enjoy looking at the photos and appreciate the candid photos you took during the ceremony which we would have missed if we did not have your photos.

Lillian and Allen

Thank you so so much for taking the most beautiful wedding photos a gril can ever dream of!! You did an amazing job and really went above and beyond.

Emily and Joshua

Wilson and I were so happy on our wedding day. At the end of our wedding day, we couldn't believe how perfectly everything and everyone came together to celebrate our union.

All the guests were asking who my photographer was because they absolutely loved the slideshow you put together to show at our banquet. You captured the earlier events of the same special wedding day and guests were surely amazed that you could put together a high quality product so quickly.

After the wedding, our family gathered together the following day to view the slideshow again. Our eyes swelled up with tears because we couldn't believe how beautifully you had captured the photos. You have a wonderful way of making the couple feel special and your prompt responses to our email and phone inquiries, no matter how trivial the question, was much appreciated.

After the wedding, we were re-playing in our mind all the beautiful moments throughout the day When we saw your entire photos, they were even more beautiful than we had captured them in our minds. Wed did not think that was possible, but that's probably why you are such a sought after photographer.

Thank you for being a part of our special day. It was a privilege to have you photograph us. Choosing you as our photographer was one of the best decisions Wilson and I have made as a couple. Thanks for making everything so easy for us.

From the engagement photo to the albums, Wilson and I are very please with your excellent service and of course the great photos. I'll be sure to refer you to as many people as I can.

Su Yeong and Wilson

The album is so wonderful!!!!  It made me cry!  You did such a great job.
Thank you so much!!!!!

Dena and Craig

First and foremost, THANK YOU so very much for working on our wedding event.  You are an exceptional professional who is very personable, patient, and kind.  We enjoyed working with you and trust in your

Michelle and Peter

Michael did an awesome job with our wedding photos. Everyone loved our photos and slide show.  The hardest part is picking out which photos to include in our album!

PS - I'll make sure I send all my friends your way if they are looking for a superb photographer....

Great job, keep up the great work!

Suzanne and Rodney

"Kurty covered our wedding and we were very pleased with the quality and creativeness of his work. We were also impressed that he communicated well with everyone involved so our big day was captured forever with relative ease and lack of "drama". My wife's sisters were so impressed that they hired him for their weddings too!"

Andrea and Kent

Hi Kurty,
I submitted to and so we'll see if we hear from them.... We are still getting many compliments with your pictures and especially slide show.  It is a hit and a great idea.  It's easy for ppl just to sit back and watch it rather than click pictures and it tells a great story.  Thanks so much for doing such an amazing job with it.  I watch it over and over again.

Leslie and Alex

Hi Michael,

I just wanted to tell you how pleased and excited we are about the photos.  They are absolutely beautiful!!  We can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did.

Andrea and David

You are the greatest. I often dread having my picture taken, but you were fun to have around and both of our families really enjoyed you as a warm and fun person.

Jen and I have been referring people to you already. Also we want to put a photo of us into the Thank You cards along with the web link where they can order pictures if they would like.

Kurty- Thank you for your great work!

Jennifer and Robert

We wanted to express our appreciation for the wonderful job you did with our engagement photos and wedding day festivities.

You truly have that  special touch which can make or break the day and the pictures!

Jenifer and Michael

Mark and I just had time to look at these wedding portraits. We absolutely love these photos! Thank you so much for your excellent work! We would like to let you know that we are really happy about the photos, we greatly appreciate your wonderful work so much!

These photos are fabulous!  It was such a huge difference of the quality between your work and other photograper's. The quality of your work is far superior. When we began to choose wedding phtographer, we couldn't tell the difference. Now we know. Looking at these photos, I regret more that we made a mistake to hire the wrong wedding phtographer; However,  we feel happy that we are fortunate to have you taking these wedding portraits for us. Now we have beautiful photos we can look over and over again. One of my dreams is fulfilled. Thank you so much!

I will tell my experience to my friends, and I would highly recommend you, and advice them not to put their wedding memory to risk by hiring other photographers.

First of all, we would like to thank you again for your excellent work. You are very good at using light and you take photos from different angles to show the best of the character of the people. You showed your great artistic creativity in your photography. Your photos are so vivid, you capture the expressions of people so well and you make people come to life on your photos. The quality of your photos is superior!

Yi and Mark

Thank you so much for your wonderful work for our wedding.  Because there is so much time and planning that goes into an event like this, it was great to have you there to make things run so smooth.  Your organizational and time-management skills are superb and your thoroughness has truly left me feeling like all the important pictures
were well-captured.  I have always loved candid shots, and that is definitely one of reasons why we decided to use your services.  Everyone looks so natural and like their having the time of their lives!  Your demeanor with the adults and children was very comforting and relaxing. You got the pictures without being pushy and rushing everyone through. This again, made the day that much more organized and fun.

You truly have an unbelievable talent for what you do and I'm definitely lucky that you were able to share my special day with me and my friends and family.

Thanks again,

Kristyn and Ricky

Dear Kurty and Michael,

We wanted to thank you for being our photographer for our wedding day.  You have a fantastic partner in Michael.  He was very professional and made the long day very memorable and enjoyable.

Jenny and I can't wait to see the wonderful pictures.  We'll pass the word around for you in case our friends need a photographer.

Jenny and Eric

We have received some very nice, positive comments from our guests regarding the wedding highlights slideshow. I have a few friends who could not attend the wedding and they told me that they got teary eyed looking at the photos because it captured the feeling and elation of the celebration so well.
Thanks for that!

Su and Wilson

Your work is AMAZING!!! I'm just so happy that I have found you to be my photographer for my wedding day. Words can't describe how happy Stanley and I are with the photos in the wedding highlights. I just can't wait to see the rest of them. I'm so glad that you have captured many many photos of our wedding. I was actually hoping that you'll capture alot..........and there I have it more than 1,000 photos......HURRAY! Thank you so much for making everything so much fun and easy especially when we were at Stanford. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Best Regards,

Carina & Stanley

Thank you so much!  I took the album on my trip to see Justin, and he and I were just so amazed with your work.  We couldn't be more thrilled to have such a great keepsake of our wedding.  Thank you for all you have done.  I am sure we will look to have you photograph other big occassions down the road.  You've been a pleasure to work with!

Thank you for everything!

Hilary and Justin

Thank you very much for the album.  It is beautiful and we have enjoyed sharing with our friends and family. Your creativity, professionalism and support are greatly appreciated.

Margarita and Karl

Despite being in the unenviable position of planning our Bay Area wedding from Boston, MA, my wife and I found ourselves pleasantly surprised when we followed a friend's recommendation and signed Kurty as our wedding photographer.  When we were able to get together with him while we were home for the holidays, we found him professional, courteous, and helpful -- even going so far as to discourage us from having him stay extra hours (costing extra money) at the reception taking pictures that he assured us would be unlikely to be worth keeping.

On the day of our wedding, Kurty was likewise friendly, professional, and patient.  From the pre-wedding photo shoot to the cake cutting at the reception, he was unobtrusive but effective.  The final product was likewise excellent -- our proofs were delivered without incident, the wedding album continues to impress our friends as well laid-out and well-taken, and his continued customer service even a year after the wedding, when we realized there'd been a mixup on one of our reprints, was quickly taken care of, at no cost to us.

Since we were married a year and a half ago, we've gladly recommended Kurty Photography to friends getting married in the Bay Area, and will continue to do so.

Mae and Eric

I met with many wedding photographers, but my search was over once my husband and I met Kurty.  His talent, professionalism, friendliness, and passion for photography won my husband and I over.  He offered a variety of albums, digital pictures versus film and took the time to explain the pros and cons of all of our options.

His pricing is extremely reasonable for the talent he brings.  He put my husband at ease who felt he never  photographed well, he made us feel comfortable and knew how to get the perfect angles, let alone the perfect shots.  Once we saw  our engagement pictures we knew we had made the right choice my choosing Kurty.  He also completed a slideshow of my husband and I growing up that we played at our rehearsal dinner, people are still raving about it!  People who have seen our wedding proofs have begged to know who took our pictures.  He did a beautiful variety of photo journalistic pictures, posed traditional pictures, and candids while never impeding or interrupting on the events during our special day.  We feel he truly captured every moment  of our day.

I highly recommend Kurty Photography to anyone who's is looking for raw talent, professionalism, and photographic memories to last a lifetime.


Sara and Michael

Kurty Photography is an excellent source for all photography needs and especially wedding photography.

He is such a popular and well known photographer in the Greater Bay Area and beyond. His untarnished reputation comes from the many referrals that he receives from past clients, make up  artists, hairdressers, and endless brides and grooms. It is so "Word of Mouth" with Kurty Photography! Anytime a wedding is mentioned his name is synomous with weddings. He has a great personality and so does his staff. They make people feel comfortable and beautiful when they are taking photos. Of course, photos are the everlasting memory for special occassions!

I am a make up artist in the Bay Area and have worked with many of the referred clients from Kurty Photgraphy. I do know firsthand what his past and current clients are saying about his work. It is always beyond excellent!

Jennifer and Jimsen

Kurty - I thought you'd be interested in hearing share some comments made by our friends/colleagues.  We sent them the website link.  Thanks again.

"Wow those are some great wedding photos. I've seen a lot of wedding photo shoots through my previous career in photography, but I have to say I have never seen the variety of types of shots taken and appropriately used special effects as those in your photos (b&W, color, sepia tone etc.). Not to mention, you and Lisa, looked great and are smiling a lot, which helps."

"Wow,  those look awesome.  Great photography!"

"WOW!  So impressive to see these wedding pix juxtaposed in this way.  Fabulous capturing of the day."

"These are gorgeous pictures of your wedding."

"Man, those are without a doubt some of the best wedding pictures I have ever seen.  That is definitely a world-class photographer."

"The pictures from your wedding are amazing!"

"Your wedding photos are phenomenal.  They really did a great job capturing what must have been a very special day for you and your bride."

"These are really spectacular pictures."

"Those pics are great - I really like the layout on the website."

Lisa and Joseph

We do absolutely love our album!  It is wonderful!  We have also gotten many compliments from other people about the originality of the album.  It was great working with you as well and I have already recommended you to others I know who are getting married.  I couldn't be happier with my wedding pictures and the package you provided us.

Jessica and Eric

Kurty is simply awesome!

My wife has seen him at many weddings of our friends and her brother.  you couldn't find a friendlier guy, and if you end up with one of his associates, they are great too.  We had one of his photographers who isn't with him anymore because he sent out on his own.  but he was great and captured our day perfectly.

for my wedding we had a few basic must have's: since my wife and i are chinese, we did not want to feel any pressure on guests taking pictures.  we've seen some professionals that can't take it that all your relatives are snapping shots. we find this simply lame and unacceptable.  Kurty and his team have no problems with this at all.  everybody was treated with respect and made to feel comfortable.  this contributes to having great pictures.

we received so many great proof shots that we were simply overwhelmed.  We shot with film as this was back in 2003 when digi pics didn't have nearly the quality they do today. i think he promised us a certain number around 300 or so. and we received around 800.  not only did he over deliver, but he also helped us make choices and lay out our book.  from what i hear, this type of service is not common place.

Wthout going too long and drawn out, if Kurty's got the style that you are looking for you will not be disappointed in the least.  He is top shelf.

Paula and Ken

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