Mark & Maria
"We LOVE Stewart!!
We got married 5 years ago in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The photos that Stewart took are gorgeous and serve as priceless reminders of a beautiful weekend filled with family and friends. Stewart didn’t just document the event – he captured the essence of the weekend. The laughter, the tears, and the joy that we all experienced come through the photos.
His style is unique and irreverent (sort of like us) and he approaches weddings respectfully but with a twist. We continue to get compliments on our photos to this day.
In fact, we are planning our 5 year anniversary reunion in Mexico and our first call was to Stewart to see if he could join. We’re thrilled that he can!"
Caitilin & Kevin
"Stewart Bertrand is amazing.
The very first time we talked to Stewart, we knew we were going to go with him for our wedding. His passion for photography, attention to detail and care for his clients are very apparent and helped keep us calm while navigating the confusing process that is a modern wedding. Stewart was / is always available for questions, checked in on us leading up to the wedding and really listened to the ideas we had, in addition to adding his own (incredibly solid) suggestions. The actual day of the wedding could not have gone any smoother. Stewart and his assistant captured the love, fun and excitement, both with setups and plenty of candids, but it never felt like they were in the way. Our favorite moment was at the beach when Stewart and assistant worked in a seamless flow to capture some amazing, magazine-style shots. Not only did they work with fleeting light in a public space, but they kept things fun and loose, which helped keep us fun and loose. The (now) wife and I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended Stewart for any photography needs and would eagerly work with him again. Stew: a huge thank you to you and Xavier for helping make an incredible experience!"
FLORA & ERIC
"Photo's of our Dreams, Service to Die For
When looking for a photographer my wife and I asked ourselves what were the most important things that we wanted. We narrowed the list to having an amazing collection of photos that told a great story, and caught each special moment during the day.
WOW, were we impressed by how Stewart was able to deliver this and so much more. From the beginning Stewart and his team were very professional, asked the right questions and held our hand through the entire process. It also really helped seeing multiple weddings with tons of stunning images. He made sure that we were all on the same page through the planning process and during the big day.
My wife and I were looking for a photographer that could capture a good mix of natural moments and classic shots, while giving us that "magazine" look. We looked at dozens of online photo books, and there was no question that Stewart's talent far exceeded our expectation."
Mikaela & Adam
Stewart is truly a gifted photographer. My husband and I had him for engagement pictures, wedding pictures and a rock the dress/ trash the dress photo shoot. He was a recommendation from our wedding coordinator and when asking about him one word was always mentioned...perfection. We really believed that photography is most important parts of our wedding and prioritized accordingly. We met up with Stewart, and requested location specific wedding photos to see what a full wedding with him would look like, after promptly receiving those files we hired him shortly after. For the engagement shoot I had a very elaborate, three scene set up in mind. Stewart was very encouraging and very excited of my ideas despite multiple location moves. On the day of he had an assistant to help him create good lighting in dark areas. He was helpful in posing us. He seemed to be as caught up in the photos as much as we were and our one hour shoot somehow lased 3 and a half hours. This is when we realized that he cares about making his pictures as much as we do. On my wedding day my only semi issue was realizing that my veil was completely crinkly. My coordinator told me that Stewart lived near my hotel so I called him early in the morning and he and my mother actually steamed my veil at his house before coming over for photos!!! Crisis handled and the day continued... he and his team were constantly taking pictures and captured so many little details! They somehow knew how to make less then glamorous areas so beautiful and were so creative! I received my first copy of previews so quickly after the wedding despite what I know was a busy time for him. Day after the wedding my husband and I decided that we wanted to do a post wedding shoot at the beach! Stewart was so happy to schedule up with only several days notice, checking weather and moving personal appointments because he knew I was relocating to Florida! Again he demonstrated great vision as the beach he recommended was exactly what I described! We moved along the beach utilizing all the different crevices of rock and I am so thrilled we chose to do this shoot. I would definitely recommend Stewart to anyone! He feels like more of a friend and this point and I'm already planning on hiring him for our future children's portraits and a 10 year vow renewal in Greece, better be ready Stewart!"
Ysmael & Miriam
"Best photographer you can get, by far...
Stewart is a wonderful photographer. As a professional, his work speaks for itself, his photographic work is amazing, moreover, his personality is energetic but understanding, he works with the couple really well and he makes the greatest effort to make you feel comfortable. I was not used to being photographed that much, Stewart took care of photographing my wedding (ceremony and reception), my bridal shower, my engagement session and my civil wedding in Mexico, and all through these events, Stewart was just like another member of the family. He knows how to capture the best moments and he knows what is your best angle, he really took amazing pictures and I never knew I could look so good. He is such a good person and such a professional, that I know he will be my family photographer for years to come, I will never think of anyone else but Stewart to take our family photographs. If you are a couple that is interested in quality work, professionalism and a friendly demeanor, than look no further than Stewart Bertrand. My husband and me interviewed about four to five photographers aside from Stewart, and no one even came close to what he offered us and even more important than that, his friendly nature, you want a person like him on your team throughout all these special events in your life. I cannnot stress how highly I recommend Stewart as your wedding photographer, he is just the best wedidng photographer in San Diego. One last thing, his work is so genius that he got us a spot in the San Diego Style Weddings magazine as a Real Wedding, that in it of itself says it all, he is the best. You won't go wrong if you hire him."
Mirta & Allen
"Stewart Bertrand made our engagement and wedding photography extra special in every way possible.
Stewart and his team went beyond what I ever expected or imagined from a wedding photographer and his team. They worked from the moment we woke up until late hours of the night.
Stewart is a perfectionist. His artistic eye captured the most intimate and beautiful moments of our wedding. Stewart is not a photographer that ever looks at his watch, he is an artist who diligently creates until he is completely satisfied with his work. Stewart and his team were extremely professional and hard working. We found Stewart taking photos from every angle and location possible. He even poped out of nowhere in a convertible car taking photos of us while we rode the carriage to our hotel. While I was getting ready for the ceremony he climbed into the hotel bathtub so that he could capture the moment of me applying make-up.
His team took time to find the most romantic and unique locations for our engagement photos. The quality of our engagement and wedding photos and the memories they hold are priceless. Stewart was not just an incredibly creative photographer but someone who had the most pleasant and fun personality to work with. He made me feel so comfortable as a bride because he was almost invisible and yet he was with me throughout the entire bridal preparation. We have recommended Stewart to friends and family members and will be using his services to photograph our newborn baby. I suggest that you look no further and choose the very talented and creative Stewart Bertrand if you simply want the best wedding photographer!"
Megan & Steve
There is no possible way we could be happier with our wedding photos. Stewart is wonderful to work with and really nice guy to boot. We used Stewart after seeing the work he had done for a close friend's wedding, and another close friend used him after seeing our wedding album. I recommend Stewart to EVERY couple looking for a photographer without reservation. Just don't let your friends who used a different photographer see your album, they will feel bad (True story)."
Elena & Filip
Words truly cannot expresses how appreciative we are of Stewart and his incredible giftedness with photography. Not only does his have an incredible eye with many creative and unique ideas, but he also possesses such a wonderfully calming positivity. He was such a pleasure to work with. I never thought I would get into the water with my wedding dress on but thanks to Stewarts suggestion, these pictures are not only absolutely stunning but they are also among my favorite!
Having him take our engagement and wedding photos was one of the most enjoyable and best decisions we made. Without a doubt, we having every intention and hope to take pictures with him again. If you really want more than just beautiful pictures, Stewart has the eye and giftedness to give you truly WOW pictures- and that is the best investment you can make with any wedding! Also, having the confidence of going into your wedding day knowing that even though other things may go amiss but your pictures will turn absolutely spectacular is such a relief!
Again, I really can’t say it enough, Stewart is an incredible photographer in every regard the best person to work with!"
Jennifer & Gregg
"This photographer has outstanding artistic vision that you'll be proud of - for a lifetime
We used Steward Bertrand photography for my wedding in Sept. 2010 in San Diego. We were extremely happy with the final product. Even more, we really enjoyed the process with Stewart and were amazed at the artistic vision he can capture that is carefully based on our input. I found he really personalizes the photos well to capture natural moments that occur during that special day. It then results in a final product that you'll be proud of - for a lifetime.
In all sincerity, our photoalbums for both our engagement and wedding display the artistic talent that Stewart has. Even for hiring a photographer of that caliber, I would say that our photos came off even better than expected . On a scale of 1 to 10, I honestly would say that my experience with Stewart ran at a 10. Was very satisfied and will probably go back to Stewart for future photos with our offspring.."
Katheryn & Andrew
Stewart Bertrand is absolutely amazing, truly one of the greatest highlights to our wedding. He added so much by doing little things, showing me a beautiful shot when somehow he knew I was wondering how everything was turning out, as well as making the big things look easy, relating to and understanding the family and guests. Although he helped our wedding afternoon be all the more special, covering over the imperfections and making us feel like royalty, he also ended up whisking my husband and I away off his clock, gifting us with creative and personal shots at sunset. He showered us with such special moments on our wedding day and gifted us with beautiful photos we will always cherish! I would love to work with him again in the future. Thank you so much Stewart!"
Gaby & Dave
Stewart is a very professional and extremely talented photographer. Aside from being a great photographer he also has a wonderful and charismatic personality, which made working with him so natural. He met with us a few times prior our wedding and showed us several pictures from previous weddings he had photographed, and all the pictures were incredible!
The day of our wedding, Stewart captured all the special moments while still making sure we were having fun, and on schedule. The entire process was natural and his attention to detail was also great. The quality of the pictures taken was beyond amazing, he captured the most important and memorable moments, and most importantly the images conveyed our love. The pictures looked like they came straight out of a magazine.
Steward is a true master at what he does and he goes above and beyond in every way, especially in his attention to the details, which was what made our wedding pictures so fabulous. He also offers to meet with you after to go over pictures and ensure you are satisfied with them. I highly recommend hiring Stewart as your wedding photographer! He is absolutely amazing at what he does!
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