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Kurstin Roe Photography

Reston , VA
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LOCATION

Reston, VA US 20190 (map)

PHONE

202-903-5355

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Kurstin Roe never imagined he would EVER become a wedding photographer. While growing up his list of potential careers included being a professional hockey player, a sports agent, a... Read more
Kurstin Roe never imagined he would EVER become a wedding photographer. While growing up his list of potential careers included being a professional hockey player, a sports agent, a bounty hunter, a stunt double or a painter. In fact he never even picked up a camera until he got out of high school, and even then he used it "for fun." While attending college to earn a bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in painting, Kurstin realized that he had a long journey ahead of him if he wanted to become a full-time artist. This triggered Kurstin to explore other areas of art, primarily photography.

In 2001 Kurstin decided to attend a photography school in Massachusetts to pursue a career in an art he was now passionate about. After school Kurstin back home to Washington, DC. In 2004, at the age of 24, Kurstin signed on with an photo agency to direct the photography and imaging for President Bush's re-election campaign. In the months leading up to the election Kurstin visited virtually every major city in the United States photographing President Bush, the First Lady and the Vice President. Kurstin continued to work closely with the White House until the end of 2006, constantly under pressure to produce outstanding images in the most demanding of situations. It wasn't until the fall of that year when he ran into a wedding photographer who inspired him to leave the politics behind and give wedding photography a try. After just 1 wedding Kurstin was hooked, he had the bug. There was something appealing about not traveling 200 days a year under constant security, photographing the same person day in and day out, constantly waiting for "the" precise photo moment from some "undiscovered" angle within 20 feet of the most powerful men on earth. Not to mention that Air Force One doesn't give frequent flier miles!

Kurstin's first impression of wedding photography was not how he had imagined it, it wasn't sappy, cheesy or traditional in any way. Sure there are those people who still love to pose every portrait and contort people into (un)natural positions, but that's just not his cup of tea. To Kurstin, weddings are the pinnacle of emotion, laughter, happiness, passion and awesomeness. He gets goosebumps at almost every wedding he shoots (seriously), that's how much each couple inspires him to create. He also loves the challenge and pressure of getting it "right" the first time, something his documentary experiences taught him. By combining his love of art and documentary style, Kurstin has been able to push his art in ways he never would've dreamed possible.

Kurstin still lives in Washington, DC with his wife. He volunteers his time with the Alzheimers Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Hole in the Wall Gang. He is available everywhere. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Catherine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love Kurstin Roe (and his photos too). It rained (BIG TIME) on our wedding day. The pictures were the most important thing in the world to me, as they are they only thing you have to look back on. I am a complete perfectionist, and Kurstin lived up to my high expectations. He is professional, funny, friendly, and will make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. He will turn any situation into a unique photo opportunity. I always pictured a garden wedding with a beautiful sunny day as a backdrop.. well this was impossible, but Kurstin managed to turn a gloomy day into a very fun and beautiful set of pictures.

Even my sister (who a complete picture-snob), wants to fly him to Colorado for her big day.

Go with Kurstin- you will be glad you did!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kurstin Roe is an AMAZING photographer. Our pictures are truly timeless and breathtaking. We cannot stop looking at them. The colors are so stunning and his ability to capture natural lighting with is camera is amazing. Kurstin is an extremely talented artist who captured the perfect moments and details of our wedding in such a creative way. He makes you feel so comfortable in front of the lens and you would never know he was there. We are so happy that we chose Kurstin as our wedding photographer. His personality, professionalism and talent cannot be beat. It was such pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend Kurstin Roe Photography.
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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Kurstin was AMAZZZZZZZZZING! Not only does he have an amazing personality and is the best to work with, he has the creativity, flexibility and just an eye for stunning shots. He made our wedding day incredible and we will have awesome photos for a lifetime! We were so happy to have Kurstin at our wedding and would recommend him to anyone!! :)
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Brian
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent all the way around. Kurstin was there to capture everything while hardly noticeable. He spent the time to get to know us ahead of the wedding so he could capture the wedding how we want to see it. The pictures turned out great!! Only problem is narrowing them down for an album since there are so many good ones!

We were referred to Kurstin by a friend and fully recommend him.
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yulchik7921
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Kurstin is AMAZING!!!
He is more than just a photographer, he’s become a good friend to me and my husband. He makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera, it's like having a photo shoot with a friend. He knows his job very well and is very professional with a good since of humor. He is always focused and committed when he is working.
All of our friends are impressed by his work and I love looking at our wedding photos!
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eshwaery
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Kurstin! He is so much fun and makes you feel totally at ease in front of the camera. All of my guests raved about how wonderful he was. He captured all of the best moments without ever feeling obtrusive. Not to mention that his pictures are out of this world gorgeous!
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MrsBags
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a better photographer than Kurstin! The photography was very important to both my husband and I as we knew the pictures would last a lifetime. After coming highly recommended and meeting with him in person, we knew we had found the one! Not only is Kurstin VERY talented, he is also extremely personable and fun to be around. This is important since being photographed is not always the most natural thing in the world! Kurstin definitely makes the whole experience enjoyable. My husband, after seeing only the engagement proofs, could not stop gushing (yes, gushing) about how awesome Kurstin was (this coming from a "typical" guy says a lot!)
Now that we have seen the actual wedding pictures, the praise only increases. I could go on, but really his photos speak for themselves. The only thing I will reiterate is that Kurstin truly is FUN to work with and has a passion for his work!
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HappyWife
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.7/5.0
Kurstin is amazing--what a wonderful experience! I would recommend him to everyone!
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