Brett is a full time photojournalist, photographer, and multimedia producer. He earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication with distinction in 2010, and has enjoyed documenting weddings alongside editorial, commercial, and independent photographic pursuits.
Brett lives in his hometown of Austin with his family and regularly travels for assignments and destination weddings.
Select wedding work has been featured in The Knot Texas, Style Me Pretty, and The Austin American Statesman. Brett is consistently ranked as a top wedding photojournalist by the WPJA.
Brett approaches weddings as a photojournalist and documentary photographer. He keeps the posing to a minimum and instead strives to capture honest moments with an insightful approach and lasting result.


Brett commits to a limited number of weddings each year in Austin and beyond.
Plans start at $2000.
Contact Brett for current pricing.

Giving Back

Fifteen percent of every wedding deposit goes toward new micro-finance loans at Kiva.org.
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Simply amazing photos and uber-professional, unique style. Here’s the magic with Brett and his team: you’ll never know they’re there…then, poof! You have gorgeous, candid shots! Well worth every penny, and a joy to work with both before and after The Big Day. So lucky to have had him capture the special moments on a very special day, and can’t recommend him highly enough.

— Hildreth England

House on the Hill wedding review Austin

I was so happy with the quality of Brett’s pictures–the lighting, background, etc. They are truly magazine quality. In addition, he captured countless beautiful moments that we would have forgotten about. Brett did a variety of shots–detail, wide-angle, portraits…everything we had asked that he do. Brett was also a pleasure to have a around–calming, professional. Photos are so important because through them, you can relive your wedding day. You can also experience all of the details that you missed through photos, so be sure to go with a great photographer like Brett!

— Libby Mallonee Gertken

Wildflower Center wedding review

Brett’s journalist style and chill personality made him the perfect person to capture our wedding. We are still so excited about our photos every time we look at them and I’d recommend Brett to anyone! For serious.

— Caroline Fontenot

Design Center of Austin wedding review

Brett is an excellent photographer and one that every bride should consider having by her side on her special day. We were extremely picky about our photography choice and Brett’s images are exactly what we were looking for. We had a traditional Indian wedding and at first were slightly apprehensive about picking a photographer that had not shot an Indian wedding before. However, that was well put to rest after meeting Brett, and definitely wasn’t an issue after we saw his amazing pictures! Brett is patient and calm – just what a bride needs on her crazy day! He’s also able to take a lot of great shots without being intrusive of wedding festivities. He also made quite the impression with our guests! His pictures really captured the essence of the Indian wedding, the sentiments expressed by our guests, the energy in the room, and the craziness on the dancefloor! There’s not a shot that he missed and I can’t stop staring at the amazing images that document our very special weekend. He’s also incredibly fast – we got our images within a week! You will definitely not be disappointed if you pick him. He will do a stellar job, I’m sure of it!

— Arati Bhattacharya Saha

Houston Indian wedding review

Brett Buchanan is awesome, plain and simple. He handled our wedding in Costa Rica with the highest amount of flexibility, grace and professionalism. Our wedding was broken out into many separate events across many venues and locations, all of which he navigated superbly and never missed an opportunity. Brett exhibits intense creativity the way he frames out the shots and artistically brings various subjects in and out of focus. His images were sharp, vibrant and tasteful. Also, his editing is superb. We recommend Brett Buchanan without the slightest bit of reservation.

— Rob Amoroso

rob sandra destination wedding review

Brett is amazing to work with. He brings a sense of confidence to the wedding where you know you can relax because you are in good hands. He also pays close attention to details and photographs things you might have missed. With that he also takes direction very well so even if you want to be silly he makes you feel relaxed. I had a blast having Brett as my photographer and I loved the way the pictures came out (and I’m very picky)!”

–Bita Haidarian Nossa

Green Pastures Austin wedding review

Brett was simply fantastic. We felt immediately at ease with him as soon as we met. On the day of the wedding, he arrived before me to the ceremony site, and captured all the moments from chair-set up up through after our departure, but at no point did either he or his assistant ever feel intrusive or in the way. They were friendly yet completely professional and incredibly hard-working. We got so many compliments on his photography – the angles, the colors, the energy. And this may seem like a small point, but his website (which you’ll use a lot to look at the proofs) is so easy, clean-lined, and intuitive to use. I recommend him *highly*.

— Alex Hershey Meyers

Mercury Hall wedding photography review