About Us

Studio Kiva photography is made up of Katie and Victor Girtman, yes we have been married for 25 years and got married young and are still young!  We started our business in 1999 after Victors experience of being an art director for many different publications and Katie working as the in-house photo editor and photographer for The North Face Inc.  and other ad agencies.

Breckenridge photographer, Katie Girtman is the main photographer behind Studio Kiva. She has 25 years of professional experience, shooting everything from wedding celebrations to extreme adventures and globally recognized products. Her approach to wedding and portrait photography leans toward the photojournalistic, emphasizing the natural and fleeting rather than the staged and stale. She knows firsthand how much planning goes into a wedding and kids! She feels lucky to be able to do what she loves and shoot some of the coolest couples and families from all over the world.

Katie goes out on the edge, literally, to capture exceptional moments with her camera, revealing real emotion and beauty in both her subjects and the extreme environments in which she excels at working. Pulling off breath-taking shoots with technical and compositional aplomb, Katie thinks nothing of staring down the elements on a sheer rock face or deep in the backcountry to get the shots that demand attention. An accomplished product photographer, Katie also brings visual insight and daring to commercial shoots set in either the natural world or the studio, delighting in detail and texture, and producing arresting images that are anything but ordinary—a quality vital in today’s overcrowded marketing space.

Victor Girtman is the Art Director of Studio Kiva. He plays a very important role by making sure the end product fits the client’s needs, and spends lots of production time going over each image before it goes out the door with his production team. Victor has 25 years’ experience in the graphic arts, including art direction for numerous publishing companies. He excels in all aspects of digital production, including design, retouching and post-production, and printing.  Victor has a talent for designing and story boarding what the client needs.

Studio Kiva has lighting assistants, other photographers, stylists, and a production team on staff to help meet each clients needs.  We also offer videography packages to be included in wedding photography package.  The Studio Kiva team brings lots of creativity behind the scenes.

You can also check out our commercial website at: www.studiokivaphoto.com

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Katie Girtman Photographer

Victor Girtman art director for Studio Kiva photography