About Me

A Little About Me

Where to start? I think people would describe me as enthusiastic, outgoing, and fun loving, or if you were to ask one of my three children they might say I am sometimes embarrassing. My wife likes to refer to me as the forth child, but I think she intends it as a compliment. I love sharks and I have had the pleasure of cage diving with Great White Sharks. Hiking is a favorite past time and I have scaled half dome (on the ropes side, not the face) and white water rafting is a bunch of fun too. The ocean is a place I could never grow tired of, but the mountains aren't awesome too. I like drawing cartoons, I play the drums, and I love writing screenplays. In fact I often make short films for festivals, most of them comedies (laughing is my favorite). I love games, sports and board games. Basketball will always be my favorite sport to play. I also homeschooled my oldest daughter from Kindergarten until 7th grade. 

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 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 company and I have spent the last fifteen years as a wedding photographer shooting over 500 weddings during that time. 

I love people, adventure, fun, and storytelling. Let me help tell your story.

© 2015 Justin Buettner Photography