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Junebug Weddings Photographer Spotlight Interview

Today is my lucky day. My favorite wedding blog Junebug Weddings has featured me with a very tasteful interview and presentation of my work. When it comes to wedding photography, Junebug is in a class of their own and being a part of what they do just always feels like a good fit. Read Junebug Weddings Photographer Spotlight Interview with Brett Butterstein


Wedding Photography Internship

This paid position is available immediately for an individual looking to improve their photography skills in 2012. Applicants must have their own photography equipment, live in the San Diego area, have a strong portfolio that shows artistic vision and be willing to travel and have fun. Please contact me at brett[at] for more information. Deadline to apply is March 31st.


Remembering Tracy Turpen

Last summer I experienced an enthralling engagement shoot with two photographers I had never met before. Meeting at a cheap hotel in Alamogordo, N.M., we loaded two plastic sleds in the back of my car and headed for the sand dunes they found searching the internet from their home in North Carolina. The pictures we took on this day are the best engagement portraits I’ve ever taken. Tracy and Tyler deserve all the credit. Their ideas, excitement and enchanting love for one another took these portraits to a whole new level. Both of them just laughed and smiled and moved effortlessly in front of the camera. They were charming and sweet to me and it was obvious that they had been thinking about this moment for a long time.
Earlier Tyler had told me on the phone that they had finally found a perfect place for their wedding in the Appalachian Mountains and were excited for me to see it. I was eager to be their wedding photographer but secretly frightened that I would not be able to create the same level of pictures that I did with their engagement photos. More recently, I received an inquiry from a couple who said Tracy had recommended me to them. I wanted to write Tracy an email to thank her and also congratulate her for all of her photos that placed in the Junebug Weddings Best of the Best photo contest. Before I sent this message, I found out that Tracy had passed away. I am devastated for the wedding photography community, her family and friends, the lover that she brought to the sand dunes on that hot summer day and most of all for her little boy, Evander. Tracy, I will never forget the magic that happened at white sands, the passion I witnessed and the happiness that you spread.


Best of the Best 2011 Award

Junebug Weddings has published their annual gallery of the year’s best wedding photos and I am thrilled to be included. The gallery of 50 photos was chosen from almost 5,000 entries and includes some of the top names in the industry. While I am excited to receive this top award, I am also reminded how talented my friends and colleagues are. This honor is a great way to begin a new and exciting year with lots of new possibilites ahead. Congratulations to Kerri Peto for being beautiful inside and out and for her recent news of starting a family.



This is an opportunity for a photographer who is interested in traveling, improving their shooting skills and building a portfolio of wedding photography. Applicants will be provided with travel and all expenses required to assist and shoot weddings throughout the U.S. and beyond for 2011 events. Intern must provide their own basic photography equipment and have an ability to effectively capture the story of events in an artistic way. You must live in the Continental U.S. Please submit 20 photographs or a link to a portfolio by January 1st, 2011. Previous wedding experience is not required. Contact us at


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