About Brett Butterstein
I live in San Diego with my wife Mandy and my two sons, Bailey and Taylor. We are in the North County of San Diego in Encinitas where we enjoy the community, surf culture, food, shopping, cycling, amazing climate and lovely beaches. I grew up in New York, studied film and photography at Montana State University and spent five years as a newspaper photographer in Montana, New Mexico and Colorado. I earned several awards with the National Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press including AP photo of the month.
Since 2005 I’ve been photographing weddings full time, traveling a lot, teaching workshops and working passionately to be among the best destination wedding photographers.
There are so many reasons why I choose to be a wedding photographer. I enjoy meeting new people and turning clients into friends, the adventures and celebrations and making photographs all day. Shooting pictures for people who care deeply about photography is an incredibly rewarding process.
2006, 2008, 2009 – Top Wedding Photojournalist Association photographers
2007 – Worlds top wedding photographers – Just Married – Italian Luxury Magazine
2009 – Top ten wedding photographers – American Photo Magazine
2009 – Speaker – Foundation Conference
2011 – Junebug Weddings Best of the Best 2011 – The top 50 wedding photos of the year
2012 – Speaker – Photo Elite Conference – Belo Horizonte, Brazil