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Kurtz Photographics

Santa Cruz , CA
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303 Potrero Street #45-103
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US (map)

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831-423-9700

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vero
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
You won't find another photographer in the same price range that comes even close to Steve Kurtz..

Steve is really good, knows how to find the shots, won't keep the bride and groom away for too long, he is awesome with people & knows weddings better than a wedding planer.

There are some things I would change from his style: he uses flash a little too much IMHO (makes people's teeth look yellow), and likes shots of people looking at each other & other poses that I find a little cheesy. But as for technical skills, professionalism and talent, Steve is the only one in the bay area from the top tear that is not charging a minimum of 6K per event.
Before you hire someone, make sure you look at least at three full wedding albums. You'll notice that wedding photographers fall in two groups:
1) Wedding vendors: They are in auto-pilot. They can be technically good, but they tend to be completely predictable and boring. Their soul is elsewhere while they are doing their job.
2- Photographers doing weddings: They will capture the essence of you and your guests in some photos, which will be excellent; but one of three albums won't have a single "great portrait"
for your mantelpiece or will not have a single good shot of the bride going down the isle, or some horrible omission like that. Weddings are not photo-journalistic events...They need to know
where to stand and where to move; way in advance & capture everything in a very short time.
There are only a few photographers out there which after 20+ years doing weddings still feel the magic of the day with you. Only some of them are truly talented. Most of those who are,
have an Ansel Adams complex and want to charge you accordingly; especially since around here they can.
You won't find another photographer in the same price range that comes even close to Steve Kurtz..

Steve is Read more...
You won't find another photographer in the same price range that comes even close to Steve Kurtz..

Steve is really good, knows how to find the shots, won't keep the bride and groom away for too long, he is awesome with people & knows weddings better than a wedding planer.

There are some things I would change from his style: he uses flash a little too much IMHO (makes people's teeth look yellow), and likes shots of people looking at each other & other poses that I find a little cheesy. But as for technical skills, professionalism and talent, Steve is the only one in the bay area from the top tear that is not charging a minimum of 6K per event.
Before you hire someone, make sure you look at least at three full wedding albums. You'll notice that wedding photographers fall in two groups:
1) Wedding vendors: They are in auto-pilot. They can be technically good, but they tend to be completely predictable and boring. Their soul is elsewhere while they are doing their job.
2- Photographers doing weddings: They will capture the essence of you and your guests in some photos, which will be excellent; but one of three albums won't have a single "great portrait"
for your mantelpiece or will not have a single good shot of the bride going down the isle, or some horrible omission like that. Weddings are not photo-journalistic events...They need to know
where to stand and where to move; way in advance & capture everything in a very short time.
There are only a few photographers out there which after 20+ years doing weddings still feel the magic of the day with you. Only some of them are truly talented. Most of those who are,
have an Ansel Adams complex and want to charge you accordingly; especially since around here they can. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Steve was so easy to work with! His work was beautiful, and he was so easy to get in contact with. I was so appreciative of how amazing his work was and he got us our pictures within a few weeks! Steve is very easy to work with and responds to any questions right away. I would highly recommend using Steve as your photographer for your big day!
Steve was so easy to work with! His work was beautiful, and he was so easy to get in contact with. I was so appreciative Read more...
Steve was so easy to work with! His work was beautiful, and he was so easy to get in contact with. I was so appreciative of how amazing his work was and he got us our pictures within a few weeks! Steve is very easy to work with and responds to any questions right away. I would highly recommend using Steve as your photographer for your big day! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/1/2004
5.0/5.0
Steve captures the story of your day. He enjoys candid moments. His presentation often shows you expressions and moments you had not noticed as you experienced the day. He his amazing, because he offers shared copyright which many photographers do not. This means that we received a cd with ALL the images from the day, not just the ones we chose for our album or bought for frames. His albums look like artwork. He is kind and gentle in nature.
Steve captures the story of your day. He enjoys candid moments. His presentation often shows you expressions and moments Read more...
Steve captures the story of your day. He enjoys candid moments. His presentation often shows you expressions and moments you had not noticed as you experienced the day. He his amazing, because he offers shared copyright which many photographers do not. This means that we received a cd with ALL the images from the day, not just the ones we chose for our album or bought for frames. His albums look like artwork. He is kind and gentle in nature. Read less
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