Cody Kurtz Photography: I have spent (literally) the last few months thinking of the proper thank you card or review I could write for this business and photographer, but I will reread these words in a few days and still think l fell short. Not because my writing was inadequate, but because if a picture is worth a thousand words, his 600+ photos from our wedding deserve a novel of gratitude. What we have summed up the best we can is:
If we could give every couple a gift we think they deserve, it would be paying for the cost of their photos to be photographed by Cody Kurtz Photography. This isn't because we have built a relationship with Cody or because we really like him as a person, which we do, but it's the ability he has to capture people exactly how they are.
I look through our photos often and I am blown away at how he caught almost every single emotion I remember feeling throughout the day. Yes, he was a perfect wedding photographer and captured the cake cutting and garter toss, but that's not what makes a dream wedding photographer. I look at these photos and remember the light-hearted reverence of our day.
Cody captured in photo the feeling of a roller coaster stomach drop before walking down the aisle and then captured the freedom and relief it feels like when you are finally married to your beloved and floating through the reception in what felt like a glimpse of heaven dancing on earth.
He captured every glance, every genuine laugh, every tear streaming down our faces coupled with the nervous laugh because we were losing it in front of everyone. He was somehow present in every side conversation, floating light trial stuck in a tree and couple sitting by the fire. He is a professional in business and deeply relational all in one. He invests fully in the couples he photographs and make them feel like there is no where else he would want to spend his weekend. He is servant-hearted and makes himself available, whether to talk about feelings or whatever someone might need his help with, completely photography unrelated yet focused and channeled in when it's "go-time". We know this from our wedding but also the from 5+ weddings we have been in or apart of that Cody Kurtz Photography shot as well. We hope this surpasses flattery and turns into others using Cody Kurtz Photography as their photographer, because that's the only way we will feel we paid it forward.