170+ Weddings and Counting
Michael - Lead Photographer
Michael enjoys creating photo stories for weddings, events, and image sessions. It is nice to have planned and posed shots now and then. But, the most heartfelt memories are spawned from candidness and spontaneity. Michael looks for those special moments and captures them. Michael started his photography journey when it was all film. He is still addicted to the chemical smells of the dark room. Then, Michael met Kathryn and life got busy. Years later, Michael received an online message:
So, I know this is a strange thing to ask.
Michael got hooked again and Cukini Studio was born. Michael likes to travel and find new places to photograph. He especially enjoys any photography having to do with the night sky, fire, and performance art. Not necessarily all together.
Kathryn - Assistant, Second
Kathryn is Michael's partner in crime and his irreplaceable muse. She is a professional costume designer and bridal seamstress. Beyond creating gorgeous outfits for actors on stages and brides in weddings, Kathryn dabbles in regional theaters and had roles in various performances. When her schedule allows, Kathryn joins Michael on wedding outings as assistant and second photographer. She is a proud "Disney adult" and readily drags Michael to Disney World and Disneyland every chance she gets. Her favorite ride at anything Disney is the Haunted Mansion.
Amy M. (Iowa)