You know how fun the best double date of your life was? That’s kinda what it’s like to work with Bobby and Kolleen Kintz, the husband and wife team behind Photos by Kintz. These two radiate joy and love to instantly put you at ease in front of the camera. Plus, as a two-person team, they can capture more moments of your special day with teamwork and complementary perspectives. Read on to learn more about this couple!
How did you get into wedding photography?
Bobby was born with a camera in his hand. But seriously, as soon as he discovered he could use it to get out of class, he took over photography for the high school yearbook. From there, he trained in sports photography out in Los Angeles, which is where he met and fell in love with Kolleen, who had the brilliant idea of taking all this talent and starting a business together. Bobby documented a few weddings in LA, but it was only after marrying the love of his life that he decided he wanted to be a wedding photographer. We said “I Do” at a backyard Vermont wedding and shot our first wedding together just 3 weeks later. Over the last 10 years we have documented countless love stories and fallen further and further in love with wedding photography and each other!
How would you describe your photography style?
Playful, romantic, vibrant. We aim to capture authentic moments, and do so by creating an environment where our clients can relax and enjoy themselves. We promise to make you laugh!
What inspires your work?
Our clients! We love getting to know you and telling your story, it is an honor. We tailor our style to each client. We want to capture photos that truly represent who you are.
Also…Nature! We feel deeply fortunate to be living and working in Vermont. The spectacular beauty of the Green Mountain State keeps us feeling humble and inspired on the daily. We incorporate as much nature as possible into our work. You will see us lying on the ground, putting flower petals in front of our lens, or maybe even climbing a tree! Whatever it takes to get “the shot”.
And…Our marriage! As we approach 10 years since our wedding day, it feels more important than ever to be with a couple at the beginning of their journey into marriage. We love each more each year, and have grown so much as husband and wife and business owners.
Any special tips for couples for choosing a wedding photographer?
Remember that your wedding photographer is the one vendor who will spend the entire wedding day by your side. It’s important to find someone you click with! Or better yet, two people!
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
We love to whisk a couple away from the reception for a few minutes to capture photos during the golden hour. We get to watch the sunset with so many couples! Seeing their faces as they watch the sun set on their first day as a married couple is so special. Not to mention, the light is so perfect for photos during this time.
A close second would be the father-daughter dances. Ever since becoming parents to our little girl, Olive, we always cry!
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT? / Local spot to visit? Etc.
Tough call between skiing or swimming! We love living in Waitsfield where the possibilities are endless.
We are loyal to Mad River Glen where we ski every day that Mother Nature allows us. This vintage ski resort is a real throwback experience and some of the toughest terrain in the country. Kolleen’s grandparents skied the first season here in 1949.
But, when the weather warms up, you can find us swimming in the Mad River or jumping off rocks at Warren Falls. The crystal clear mountain water may be unforgiving, but the experience is unforgettable. Blueberry Lake is another favorite family hangout.
If you weren’t a wedding photographer what would you do?
Travel the world! We’d love to be documentary film makers and start a band. Bobby studied cinematography and is a film buff. Kolleen plays guitar and sings, and is learning the piano. We love adventure and plan to convert a school bus into a home on wheels so that we can travel the open road and photograph beautiful sights all over the country.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
We are professional clowns. (Think: Charlie Chaplin and Lucille Ball.) We have been training in physical theatre and comedy since 2010 and have performed together through the years. We share the life-changing experience of traveling to Haiti to perform with Clowns Without Borders for more than 5,000 children. We love teaching circus skills to children and have run summer camps for many years.
What’s a song that always gets you on the dance floor?
“I Want to Dance with Somebody” (Kolleen changes the lyrics to some Bobby), and we always turn up for “Turn Down for What” by Lil Jon. But seriously, we love it all!
Thank you Kolleen and Bobby! Learn more about Photos by Kintz in the vendor guide.