ABOUT KIRSTEN GETZ PHOTOGRAPHY
Kirsten Getz is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer. She studied fine art photography in university, but fell into weddings. Friends who admired her blend of candid imagery with creative portraiture referred her to their friends and family.
With a passion for new places and new experiences, Kirsten has documented weddings all over the East coast from the Maryland Eastern Shore to North Carolina’s apple orchards. She has a special fondness for the stunning scenery of Western Maryland, where she has called home for more than twenty years. Kirsten welcomes anyone interested in her work to contact her and discuss the opportunity to create some magic!
Q+A WITH KIRSTEN GETZ PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN COMMON WITH YOUR CLIENTS?
My clients and I both know that life is an adventure and we strive to embrace the imperfect and the unexpected. I’ve never seen a wedding go down without a snag somewhere along the way, whether it’s from unfavored weather events or unpredictable flower/ring-bearing children. My ideal clients are able to laugh at the surprises and put on some rain boots so we can get still get that gorgeous couple portrait!
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT A COUPLE CAN GIVE YOU?
I think the best compliment is when a couple refers someone else to me and I get to hear through the prospective clients why I was recommended. That or when a couple asks if I can be their photographer forever!
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE.
I consider my style to be artistic documentation. I want to let the wedding day unfold as naturally as possible and I’ll be on the sidelines to capture the beautiful interactions between the couple and between their friends and family. Of course I also love crafting a gorgeous portrait so when the time is right, I’ll jump in and direct to take advantage of an amazing artistic opportunity. The end result for my clients is a collection of candid images blended with a few powerful portraits.
WHAT MADE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE EVENTS SO SPECIAL?
I can’t pick a favorite client event as I’ve been so blessed to experience so many unique weddings that are simply incomparable, but I do love the ones where fun surprises unfold that really highlight the special relationships between the clients and their family and friends. For example, a groom’s mother once remade his favorite childhood Halloween costume and brought it out during her speech. The groom gave in to the moment and everyone was howling as he put on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume—which looked great by the way!
WHAT IS A KIRSTEN GETZ PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING?
There is no perfect Kirsten Getz photography wedding. There’s a “[insert couple’s names] wedding”—and if their personality shines through all the details, then it’s perfect for me to shoot.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Two things really inspire my wedding work: human connection and nature. I’m deeply moved when people can be completely honest and vulnerable with each other and feel comfortable expressing their emotions. I find that those moments come out more often at weddings and I want to capture that. I also value nature tremendously and I love to use it in an image in a way that complements the couple and their love.
WHY SHOULD A COUPLE MARRY IN THE DEEP CREEK AREA?
If you want a venue that embraces its natural surroundings, Garrett County has it all, from mountaintops, lake sides, lush forests, and rolling hills of farmland—and it’s all stunning!