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About me

I'm a storyteller and I see the world in dynamic actions and bright vivid colors. I think it shows in my work. I love people, chaos, parties, fun, and romance, so wedding photography is perfect for me! Even after 25 years of professional photography work, I'm just as excited about the next event as I was at my first one.


I love sharks (and have gone cage diving with Great Whites), I play the drums, I make short films for film festivals for fun (mostly comedies), I love movies (especially comic book movies), and play basketball as much as possible. I have a lovely wife, three smart and crazy daughters that I have had the pleasure of homeschooling (even before 2020).

An Overview of My Career

I have twenty-five years experience in photography, starting out as a cinematographer in the motion picture industry. After a short stint as a motion capture artist in the special effects field, I took on the role of head of photography and graphics for Jewelry.com in the late 1990's. My wife and I decided to relocate to the Sacramento area in the early 2000's to be closer to family (I grew up in Grass Valley).  That is when I started my own photography studio and I have spent the last seventeen years as a wedding photographer, shooting over 750 weddings during that time. 


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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss

Wedding Photography

The Wedding Photography Service includes :

  • All day coverage
    (starts during getting ready and stay until the send off)

  • On average we deliver between 2000-3000 images in full resolution on a hard drive

  • All images are color corrected and finished before delivery

  • Personal online gallery
    (allows family and friends to download images for free or purchase prints at cost, no 

  • Highlight slideshow

  • Standard Engagement shoot
    (see Other shoot for details about this service)


  • Delivered 2-4 weeks after the event


This package includes professional audio and HD video. Multiple camera angles are used for all the events (up to four cameras). The video team consists of two trained videographers.  The video team will be onsite for 6 hours of coverage.

Included in full video


  • First Look

  • Ceremony

  • Toasts

  • Dances

  • Cake Cutting

  • Tosses

  • Other events as planned


The final edited video will range in time (depending on your wedding). It will include royalty free music, lower thirds and titles as needed, and color correction and audio work.

In addition to the full video, a 5-10 minute highlight overview film will be crafted of your day.


Delivery (2-4 months after the wedding)

The videos will be delivered digitally and uploaded to the Justin Buettner Wedding Photography Youtube channel for easy viewing and sharing. 

Wedding Photo & Video Combo Package
(save $500)

Both the Wedding Photography and the Wedding Videography services can be bundled together and you can save $500 by choosing this option. If you want both services this is the best value option.

Other Shoots


Family, Engagement, Maternity, Newborn, Headshot

The standard shoot includes

  • 1 hour session (300-500 images)

  • Full resolution images delivered through digital download

  • Personal online Gallery Website

  • Highlight Slideshow


The Boudoir Shoot includes

  • 1-2 hour session (100 images)

  • Professional Make up and Hair

  • Magazine style professional photo editing.

  • 20 Page 8x8 Leather Album

  • Full resolution images delivered through digital download

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