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Your Wedding Day is a special day you will want to remember for the rest of your lives. Choosing a Wedding Photographer with almost 30 years of experience in photographing weddings lets you know every intimate moment will be captured.
When you beome engaged and start planning your wedding, you are so excited and start coming up with all of these wonderful ideas of how you want your wedding to look, where you want to have your wedding, and who you want to be a part of it. Then comes the reality of making decisions on what is affordable and what is not in your budget.
Wedding Photography in Toledo, or anywhere else for that matter, is not cheap. The reason is because your wedding photographer not only spends your entire wedding day with you, but also has a lot of pre and post production work. There are meetings with the bride and groom before the wedding for the engagement photo session, and for making sure all of the pictures the bride and groom want are taken. Then after the wedding, the photographer spends a lot of time editing all of the photos, adding digital enhancements and creating your wedding album. Think of your wedding photographer as an investment for your future. Unlike the amount of money you spend renting the hall, paying for the catering, the expense of the party favors, flowers, wedding cake, DJ and tuxedo rentals, you get to keep your wedding photos for the rest of your lives.
Choosing your wedding photographer is not an easy task. There are literally hundreds of Wedding Photographers in Toledo and the surrounding areas. Many are just starting out, and some have been in the wedding industry for many years. There are also many styles of photographing weddings. Traditional wedding photography is a lot of classically posed photos that are probably similar to your parent's wedding photos. Photojournalistic wedding photography is a more candid approach and consists of mostly unposed pictures capturing the happenings of the moment, similar to photographing a news story for a newspaper or magazine. Contemporary wedding photography describes wedding photography that is not traditional in style. It is used to capture the atmosphere and story of the day for the viewer of the photograph. Contemporary wedding photography is similar to photojournalistic photography, but has a more modern or maybe even a fashion photography look to it. It can even be posed and uses lighting and angles to enhance the picture. Kurt's wedding photography style is a combination of all of the styles and he adapts to the newlyweds' wants and needs.
It seems that is the biggest question brides have when researching their wedding photographers. A better question might be "What am I getting for my money?" Many wedding photographers won't even list their wedding package pricing on their websites. Some of them just list their prices as "starting at..." Kurt is not afraid to show his wedding package pricing. He wants his brides and grooms to be able to make an informed decision about the value of his
work, especially since so many couples are now researching their wedding vendors online before choosing them, just like you are doing now. Also, these are Kurt's most popular wedding photography packages pricing. Kurt can customize a package to fit anyone's needs. For this, it is better to make an appointment with him to discuss the changes, rather than trying to do it through email or over the phone. The reason being that it does take time to go through every thing you
may want and he will probably have suggestions and questions for you as well so he can give you a proper quote of the best value for your money. This is much better in person and less time consuming as it would be with exchanging emails. Plus, he will get to know you and you can get to know him before making such a big decision.
Kurt's "The Jump Package" is his basic wedding coverage and is for 6 consecutive hours of coverage, beginning with his arrival at your wedding site. This is a great option for an small evening wedding or an intimate wedding that goes straight from the wedding into the reception or dinner and does not include the "normal wedding festivities" such as the tossing the bouquet and garter. This is not a package for a full day of wedding activities. Kurt does not take a break between the ceremony and reception, therefore 6 hours of coverage would start from his arrival, which is at least one hour prior to the ceremony start, and this package would not cover a full wedding day. You can add additional hours of coverage at $125 per hour. However, if you want Kurt there all day, it is better to go with the Full Wedding Package to make sure your wedding is completely covered. With this package, you will recieve a jump drive of all the full res images and a print release to have them printed anywhere you wish. These images will have some basic digital enhancements such as retouching and vignettes. This disk will not have any major artwork on the images. All images will also be available online for you and your guests to view. This package does not include any prints or albums. There is no credit for unused hours of coverage. If you think 6 hours would be too long for Kurt to be at your wedding, please make an appointment with Kurt to discuss your wedding details for a more appropriate quote.
Kurt's "Full Wedding Coverage" package is for full coverage of your wedding and reception for up to 10 hours. (If additional hours are needed, you will incur extra fees.) Kurt usually arrives at your ceremony site a minimum of one hour prior to the ceremony start time to "scope it out" to make sure the wedding officiant does not have any photography restrictions and to check the lighting and layout of the site. He will also take a few images of the bride and groom getting ready. If you wish for Kurt to arrive at other sites like the salon or barber, his time will start then. Kurt does not restrict the number of images taken. Many other wedding photographers limit the number of images you will see! With this package, you will also receive a DVD montage set to music (non-printable). You will receive an eye-catching USB Jump Drive of ALL of your images with some minor retouching and enhancements (like the "Jump Package"), with the print release. All images will also be available online for you and your guests to view. If you have somewhere you want to go for pictures after the wedding and before the reception, this is also included in this package. Plus, you get a FREE engagement photo session at the location of your choice.
Save when you bundle! The Best Value is The Complete Wedding Package. This package combines Kurt's Full Wedding Coverage package with unlimited hours of wedding coverage along with his Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes Green Screen Photo Booth for the entire reception, with unlimited 4x6 prints and a scrapbook of the photo booth images that your guests sign and decorate at the reception for you to take home that night! Plus you get a disk of all of the images that Kurt takes and from your engagement session AND the photo booth with a print release!
Kurt's "Elite Wedding Photography" Package is for the Bride who wants it all and includes everything from the Complete Wedding Package and then some. The biggest change in this package is the addition of a second shooter and the Hashtag Printing Station at your reception! This package also includes a custom designed 10" x 10", 10 page (20 sides) wedding album, and you get to choose the photos.
With every wedding package, Kurt also archives all photos just in case anything happens and you need or want them months or years after your wedding, including your wedding album layout. Prints for any of your images may be purchased at any time from Kurt. For the Jump and Full wedding packages, the digital files of the images with major artwork may be available for purchase by quote. Kurt uses a professional photographer print lab which is not available to the general public. If prints are purchased from Kurt, the quality is guaranteed. If you chose to purchase a jump drive of your images and take them somewhere else to be printed, Kurt is not responsible for the quality of the prints. All wedding packages are subject to Lucas county sales tax at the current rate of 7.25%. If purchasing a wedding album, Kurt requests that you have your album photos chosen and the album ordered within 6 months after your wedding date. Any album ordered after this time period is subject to a price increase.
Kurt requires a $400 non-refundable deposit and a signed contract to hold your wedding date. The balance of your bill is due two weeks prior to your wedding day. You can make payments however you want as long as your bill is paid in full by the due date. You can also make the decision as to which wedding package you want at that time. However, if you are planning on using Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, please let Kurt know as soon as possible. If you don't plan to use it, he needs to know so he can allow someone else to use it on that day. Kurt would prefer if you let him know within a week of booking your wedding but knows that is not always possible. If someone calls and requests your date for the photo booth before you let him know that you want it, Kurt will call you to let you know and give you the opportunity to use it. However, if you do not respond within a timely fashion, the date will be available for the other person that called. A separate deposit is not needed if you book the photo booth with your wedding. If you do not wish to have Kurt photograph your wedding, but are interested in Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, please call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 to check for availability. Pricing for the photo booth can be found on the Photo Booth Pricing Page. Kurt accepts cash, check, Visa and Mastercard as methods of payment.
Kurt is also available for destination weddings any where in the world. For weddings outside of the greater Toledo area, travel fees may apply. Please call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 for a quote for travel fees and destination weddings. Save the date cards and thank you cards are also available through Kurt. Kurt also photographs Trash the Bride sessions, Boudoir Sessions, Engagement Sessions, Bridal Portrait Sessions, Rehearsal Dinners and Day After or Newlywed Sessions. Ask Kurt for a quote. Print and other item pricing can be found by viewing Kurt's Children and Family portrait pricing.
So why choose Kurt Nielsen Photography to be your Wedding Photographer? Kurt is not a once in a while or weekend wedding photographer. Kurt has been a professional photographer since 1986, with almost 30 years experience photographing over 800 weddings. Kurt owns his own portrait studio and photographs everything from newborn babies to high school seniors and even business portraits. By photographing everything, it gives Kurt experience to deal with all situations and people involved in your wedding day from the very young to the very not so young. By photographing so many weddings, you know Kurt will know what to photograph and will not miss anything. As for the quality of Kurt's work, there are many photographs on this website and many more on his blog, including hundreds of photographs from several of his recent weddings. Feel free to take a peak at them and also be sure to read what his former brides have said in their reviews of his work. Kurt also has many albums in his office which he will be glad to show you.
Kurt is laid back enough to make sure everyone has a good time getting their pictures taken, but professional when taking the photos and dealing with the people in them. Kurt knows about different posing and lighting situations and what will make you look your best. Kurt always has backup equipment with him and insurance in case anything goes wrong (not that it will, but you never know), while many other photographers do not. Kurt also prides himself in his customer service. He makes sure everyone is happy with every detail.
Kurt also knows what works best for different wedding situations and has been told he should be a wedding planner by several of his brides. Kurt works well with and is very respected by the other wedding professionals, which helps make your wedding day run smoothly. Many photographers say they are unobtrusive and you won't even know they are there. Kurt's brides tell him that many of their guests told them that they (the guests) are probably in every photo because Kurt is everywhere, but never in the way. He also gets complimented from many of the guests for the great job that he does in capturing every special moment. Kurt photographs all of the weddings himself, so you won't ever have to worry about who is photographing your wedding. If you really think you need a second shooter, which most situations probably do not require a second photographer, (because if you are looking for different angles, your friends are probably already taking those pictures and you will be paying for the same thing your friends are already doing for free) Kurt has enough professional photographer friends that he can supply you with a second shooter for your wedding, as advertised in his Elite Wedding Package. At the same time, if Kurt feels a second shooter is needed and you don't ask for one, he will let you know.
So back to the question of why you should hire Kurt Nielsen Photography for your Wedding Photographer? If you want your pictures to tell the story of your wedding day and be able to wow you and your friends without spending a fortune to do so, then Kurt is your guy. If you want the value of 30 years of wedding photography experience, then Kurt is the photographer you want. If you want to be relaxed and have fun while having your wedding photos taken, then Kurt is the photographer to choose. If you want all of this and more, then you should call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 to schedule your FREE wedding consultation to ensure you get everything you want from your Wedding Photographer.
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am -5pm
Wednesday - closed
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am -5pm
Saturday - closed
Sunday - closed
Weekend and Evening hours available by appointment only.
Kurt does everything by appointment only, so even though these are his posted hours, please call in advance to be sure someone is actually in the office when you get there because he may be out of the office or on location.