Brant Bender began his photography career in 1986 when he started at the Pomerado Newspaper Group located in Poway, CA. A few years later he began photographing for United Press International covering spot news and sporting events. In 1999, Brant started his own photography business to further develop his wedding imagery. Brant is married to his wife, Michelle, and between them they have 5 children!
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Joshua Feldman · Married on 10/28/2018
Brant and his team were just the absolute best!
We were going through the typical search for a photographer by looking at their portfolios and seeing whose photography meshed best with our style. My now wife decided that Brant was in the top 3 of contenders so we called everyone and got some information from them. Brant sealed the deal because he was just so personable, we immediately felt comfortable with working with him for such an important day.
He met us at the venue before hand to discuss all of the details, timeline, location of pictures, specifics we might want to take and all of the things.
Fast forward to the day of and he was promptly on time, he spent time doing the getting ready shots with my wife and his assistant, Danica, was with the groomsmen and I taking our getting ready shots. They were super professional and respectful of the moments.
During the actual ceremony, he was basically invisible. I know that he was there doing a fantastic job because every now and then I could hear the shutter of the camera but never once did he feel intrusive or out of place. Afterwords he really exercised his photographers eye for our post nuptial pictures and, while we don't have them yet, I'm absolutely sure they're going to be fantastic.
During the reception they both were just in the background, taking all of the candids, catching everyones reactions and generally doing everything we could hope they would do. To top it off, he clearly enjoyed at least one of the songs because we spotted him grooving out while taking the pictures and really just seemed like he enjoyed what he does.
I couldn't recommend Brant and his team any more highly, there were tons of things to be nervous about during the planning and before the big day, but our photographer was never once something we were stressed out about. He also worked incredibly well with our wedding coordinator.
11/10, Brant and team are the best.
Dianna · Married on 06/09/2018
Brant Bender is by far the best photographer I have ever worked with. My wedding was my parents' 3rd wedding that they held and they told me that my wedding pictures by Brant were by far superior to other wedding photographers. His ideas, techniques, specific shots, and knowledge of venues in San Diego are wroth every penny. I was expecting good photos and they were actually better than my already high expectations. Brant is fun, easy to work with, very responsive, upbeat, and a pleasure to work with. I wish I had another event to hire him again for his amazing artistic work! I truly feel like a princess every time I look at my own photos and that is coming from someone who is very critical of myself in photos. 200% satisfied!!!
Stephanie · Married on 04/28/2018
"Ladies and Gentleman, Abra Cadabra, Zippity Zot, OMG Brant, you are amazing, that's another great shot"! That is what you will be saying over and over because his magic wands are disguised as fingers! Brant is by far the best photographer we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only is his work the best of the best, but his approach is nothing short of a mix of professional sprinkled with awesome, and he is a joy to work with. Probably one of the nicest guys in the industry, too. Do yourself a favor, and hire Brant Bender Photography. We will never go anywhere else.
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Brant and I have worked together for many years, and I love that I get the opportunity to tell everyone what an amazing photographer he is! Brant goes above and beyond every clients expectations. He is such a pleasure to work with and the photos really show his talent. Sharon Cole - Wedding Planner with A Dream Wedding by Sharon
Brant Bender is a great photographer and a great person to work with. He's very professional but yet he's so down to earth. He'll make any couple feel at ease which equals to great pictures!
Brant is not only a very talented photographer, but he is so easy-going and fun to work with. As a fellow professional, I trusted him to take my professional head-shots for me, and he did a wonderful job. Not only was the quality of his work terrific (and I get compliments on them regularly), but he made it a fun process. As a result, he captured my personality in his shots, rather than being something I am not - and that was important to me. I am thrilled I went with him for this - and I now see why his brides/couples enjoy working with him so much!