Who I am

I’m a wedding and editorial portrait photographer from Buffalo, NY. Although I’m based out of Buffalo, I travel for assignments throughout the WNY and Tri-State area frequently, and am always open to taking on destination assignments, just ask me!

I did not grow up dreaming of being a photographer. I wasn’t even interested in being an artist at all. I didn’t take a photo that I can say I was proud of until I was 21. Once I did though, there was no turning back! I got into photography while in college, having no idea that it was going to take me where it has. I feel very grateful to have ever picked up a camera, and learned to see the world through the lens.

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How I work

My style is contemporary, and edgy. I like to move fast, take control, and take chances. Being bold and thinking outside the box is how my best work comes out, so if you’re outgoing and willing to trust me I have no doubt that we can do something awesome together.

I also love to take a hands-off approach when the situation calls for it, and employ more of a photojournalistic approach to weddings when I can.

I like to develop relationships with my clients, and get them comfortable and confident in me. My favorite people to shoot with are those that are interested in my vision, and are willing to to trust in me.

If you think you’re one of these people, then get in touch, and let’s make something awesome together!

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What I Offer

I offer an array of wedding packages and products, customized to each wedding to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for albums, photo booths, large gorgeous prints, or everything all packaged together – I’ve got what you need.

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What people have to say

Jennifer Rayner:

My now husband and I used Brian for both our engagement and wedding photos, and we have been so happy with them ever since! Not only did we end up with gorgeous, unique phots, but Brian also helped us throughout the big day to stay on time and organized. 10/10!

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Adam Renzoni:

My wife and I hired Brian to photograph our wedding and the pictures turned out amazing. Brian found locations that we would have never even thought of for photographs, that would work great with the outfits that our wedding party were wearing. He worked with us to find out exactly what we were looking for out of the photos and found ways to make it happen. I would highly recommend Brian!

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Anthony Haseley:

We had Brian shoot our pictures for our wedding, from the moment we met him we knew he was the perfect photographer. He is so down to earth and professional. I contacted him originally by surfing the internet and his work caught my eye. He is beyond talented. He has a very unique eye and that’s just what I loved. My wedding photos are stunning. He was very easy to contact, energetic, and fun! Brian arrived the day of our wedding early and captured every moment and some. Highly recommend if you want a very talented photographer Brian will not disappoint you!!!

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I usually think I'm not very photogenic, so I couldn't have asked for a better experience than Brian Battenfeld gave us. He did both our engagement shoot and our wedding photos and it was perfect. He was inspired by the beautiful downtown architecture and also took some wonderful photos at our reception space. Above all else, Brian made me feel very comfortable and beautiful. He's an excellent person who knew exactly what to do and how to speak to and work with a bride. The quality of the photos is outstanding, and he far exceeded any expectations we had. I recommend Brian to every bride because of his professionalism, his demeanor, and his experience.

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Brian's the kind of guy who cares about your big day just as much as you do. He's professional, spirited, and cares about capturing all the details - the ones you want, and the ones you didn't know you should. He might even take over the dance floor if you give him a chance, too.

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Ian McCourt:

Brian is incredibly talented and very professional. We hired Brian for our wedding photos and he did an unbelievable job. We held the wedding at my wife's family farm and he brought out the real beauty in every moment. From the beautiful barn back drops, to my stunning wife in her gown, everything came out perfectly. I highly recommend Brian for your next big (or small!) Event!

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