"Most people believe great photography is doing certain poses. We believe great photography is in the experience, the laughter, the moment - Unless you experience it you will never know!" - Craig David Butler.
Photo Shoot Types
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Drone, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Craig was a pleasure to work with. From our first meeting, we felt so confident in him and his abilities. On our wedding day, he made us so comfortable and was on top of everything. He sought out cool spots and took the most incredible photos. ...
He captured so many amazing moments on our wedding. Hiring Craig David Butler Studios was the best decision.
Reviewed On 3/16/2022 by Sara R
After seeing the impeccable work Craig did for my brother’s wedding, I knew that I not only wanted but needed Craig’s expertise at my own wedding. Craig and his daughter make an amazing team and they went above and beyond to create such a speci...
al memory for my husband and I. They delivered a beautiful Same Day Edit video during our reception, with only a short period of time to pull that together after the ceremony. I was also incredibly impressed at how quickly we got all of our pictures and video footage back. We had all of our digital files within 1.5 weeks after our wedding date. I can not tell you how many people reached out to us saying they had to wait at least 2 months before they received anything from their wedding photographer. I would quickly recommend Craig David Butler Studios to any bride who is looking for an exceptional photographer and videographer. Thank you Craig David Butler Studios for everything!
Reviewed On 1/20/2022 by Rhianna S
Having Craig David Butler photography was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The planning process was simple and there were a lot of examples to see what we would like to have as well.
The day of was perfect. Both photographer...
s were punctual, funny, and put everyone at ease. It made taking pictures less of awkward posed moment and more of us just enjoying the day. We have more pictures laughing and with genuine smiles than we ever thought I would have.
The same day reception video was a hit. Definitely get that! Everyone loved it and really got a chance to feel like they were there with us the whole day.
Overall, if we could have our wedding all over again, we'd definitely choose Craig David Butler photography.
Reviewed On 1/19/2022 by Marcia M
We were all blown away with Craig and his team!!!! He made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole day! He was so professional and fun at the same time! Our guests were so amazed that right after dinner he had put together an...
unbelievable video of us that started at our home and continued with our ceremony!!! I still can not watch that video without crying because he captured Everything and it was so perfect!! You NEED this guy as your photographer! I promise you will not be let down, he is the BEST! Our photos were so Amazing as well!!!!
Reviewed On 1/18/2022 by Cindy S
Craig and the crew did an AMAZING job for our wedding! Our photos and videos are absolutely spectacular and they for sure exceeded our expectations. Craig did my wedding as well as my siblings and he did a great job for all of them. Would highl...
y recommend if you are in the metro Detroit area!
Reviewed On 12/31/2021 by Annamarie N
Craig was wonderful to work with. Both him and my photography team worked together seamlessly. His work his absolutely phenomenal, as well as providing us the same day video edit (so exciting to relive the day so quickly)! He made us feel so co...
mfortable and we appreciate everything he did for our special day! Thank you again so much Craig!
Reviewed On 9/21/2021 by Matthew K
Craig and his team were absolutely phenomenal! They went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable throughout the entire process. We have received so many compliments on their work, especially the same day video edit!
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Michael B
We really appreciate Craig David Butler's creativity and how he captured the moments at our Son/Daughter-in-Laws wedding recently. The exposure and composition was spectacular. He accommodated an outdoor shoot after the wedding and did not disa...
ppoint! Highly recommended.
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Elizabeth S
No one is better than CDB! Craig did my senior photos and now my wedding and we are always blown away by the amazing job he does. Our photos are beautiful, our same day edit video was amazing and I love our wedding highlight video. I can't reco...
mmend them enough!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Grace R
Craig was amazing at our small Covid wedding. We normally hate having our pictures taken, but he does such a good job at making you feel comfortable that you don't even think about it. We have so many great pictures and even better memories!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Gulcan W
We hired Craig as our photographer now only for our engagement pictures but for the BIGGEST day of our lives! He was amazing and made us feel so special on our special day!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Brooke R
Book with Craig! He knows all the shots and keeps things moving along. We were sold on his photography after sitting down and looking at his work. I don't consider myself photogenic but I was in love with our wedding photos. A member of our bri...
dal party has already booked him for her upcoming wedding!
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by David D
Highly recommend Craig and company for your photography and videography needs. The whole team is great to work with and genuinely fun to be around (an underrated quality in a photography team, in my opinion). I do not have a single negative thi...
ng to say about the team, the results were spectacular. You will get a great mix of candid and staged photos by the end of the day. And let me just say EVERYONE was blown away by the video produced. I can't imagine a better overall experience.
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by Brianna L
Craig was awesome! He was very creative and personable. He made the process super simple. Every loved our highlight video that was shown at the end of our wedding night and had captured the day.
Reviewed On 10/30/2020 by bassam b
Craig was wonderful through the whole process , he was patient and really listened to what we were looking for , the engagement shoot was a blast , he made sure everyone was relaxed and having fun even the dogs ! On the wedding day he came earl...
y , set up And made the process feel relaxing and natural , he truly went above and beyond and felt like more of a friend during the ceremony than just a photographer .
Reviewed On 11/08/2019 by Kelsey H
We knew from the first day we met with Craig that Craig David Butler and his team were the right crew for us! Craig is so personable and we just felt so at ease talking with him. We didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of! Everything w...
as efficient, timely, and we got very special photos of our families. I love the video options that are offered - the same day edit is by far one of my favorite pieces from our day, and we get so many complements on that! We have videos and photos from our wedding day that will last a life time, and they are so special!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Rebecca H
Craig and his team were phenomenal to work with! We had such fun during our engagement shoot, and he captured the most amazing moments on our wedding day! Our guests are still talking about the same-day edit, which was a huge hit. I cannot r...
ecommend this photographer enough!
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Chelsea G
Hiring Craig as our wedding photographer and videographer for our wedding was by far one of the best decisions my husband and I made. Craig is professional, easy to work with and extremely talented. Craig and his team kept things running smooth...
ly, not to mention he kept us laughing through out the entire day. His team goes above and beyond to accommodate request and capture all of the little details. Everyone was absolutely blown away by the same day edit video he played during our reception. Our photos turned out breathtaking. We will cherish the photos and videos Craig captured forever!
Reviewed On 8/31/2019 by Jennifer T
Craig David Butler is the best photographer/videographer ever!!!! The photos and videos produced by him and his team are absolutely STUNNING!!!! Craig was so wonderful to work with throughout the entire process from our engagement photos to the...
wedding photos!!! His team is simply AMAZING!!! Definitely book Craig and get the Same Day Edit Video! They put together the most amazing video to play at our reception and my guests were AMAZED!! All of my guests are talking about how awesome it was to be able to watch the video of all the things that happened leading up to the reception. I have watched our video at least a thousand times by now. I love every second of it and they truly captured the day perfectly!!! The photos from our engagement and wedding are so so beautiful! Craig knows exactly how to capture all of the most precious moments. Plus we had so much fun with Craig and his team on the wedding day. They are all so nice and amazing to work with. They helped us to plan the logistics of the day, which was so nice as everything flowed perfectly. Thank you Craig for everything! I am so thankful to have had you as our photographer. We will cherish these pictures and videos forever! I highly highly recommend Craig!!!!
Reviewed On 8/12/2019 by Armen B
Craig is an awesome photographer. He was so humble through the wedding process. If I needed anything photography related he was there. He captured all the important moments. Choosing Craig David Butler Studios was the easiest and best decision...
I made during the planning process. Hire him!! You will not be disappointed! The same day edit video package is totally worth it!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2019 by Jessica H
Craig made us feel comfortable from the first time that we met him, he was easy to work with, made our photo sessions fun, and captured our wedding day perfectly. Throughout the process he quickly responded to all emails/phone calls, answered a...
ll of our questions, and catered to all of our personalized requests. We had a great experience with him, love our entire album, and would highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 8/03/2019 by Jon-Eric C
Craig and his team were amazing. We used them both for photos and video - and I would highly recommend the same day edit video option. It was great to have during the reception to break up dinner. The photos from both the engagement shoot and w...
edding day turned out great - and we had a few sneak peak shots in like 48 hours, and ALL of our proofs were ready for review before we even got back from our honeymoon. Really top-notch all the way.
Reviewed On 8/02/2019 by Hannah M
Craig David Butler Studios are AMAZING. Craig, Katie, and Matt made the day absolutely perfect. They captured all of the beauty, fun, and love that we felt throughout the day. They put so much care and attention to everything that we wanted, an...
d people are still talking about our day of video. I wouldn't change anything and I am so grateful to the whole studio. BOOK THEM FOR YOUR EVENT! You won't regret it!
Reviewed On 7/10/2019 by tom h
When i received my photos i noticed that they had just used software to enhance the images. As the Groom i was wearing makeup due to the software that they were using. I was really unhappy. I found that the cameras used didn't produce the hi...
ghest level of quality i would expect and some of the photos are grainy.
There were lots of up charges when you want your album.
We allocated a large budget to photos but didn't get what we paid for.
Reviewed On 1/28/2019 by Jessica D
I can't say enough good things about Craig David Butler and his team. My husband and I knew from the day we met him that we wanted him to be our wedding photographer and it was hands down the best wedding decision we made!! He was extremely eas...
y and fun to work with, and the photos we received were beautiful. Our same day edit was perfect and our wedding guests still talk about it!! Five stars doesn't do justice to the amazing work that we received from Craig and I highly recommend him if you are looking for an incredible photographer.
Reviewed On 1/18/2019 by Becca G
Craig and his team were amazing! They did both photo and video for my wedding on November 17. Our guests were amazed by the same day edit video and I couldn't be happier with our photos!! He's so professional but at the same time helps you feel...
at ease and is personable. We also loved the quick turnaround time for receiving our photos/video. Would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/23/2018 by Susan R
We are getting ready to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and my husband and I still talk about how much we loved Craig! My friends and family are still blown away by the same day edit video that he showed at our reception!! Imagine alrea...
dy seeing your wedding video at your reception...nothing cooler!!! Your wedding day goes by SO fast and afterwards all you have left are your memories and your photographs. Make the investment in an artist, not just a photographer. Craig David Butler is simply the best of the best! Thank you, Craig!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Gabriella G
Craig was absolutely amazing to work with! The pictures and moments he captured were absolutely amazing. He made my bridal party and myself feel so comfortable and we had such a blast taking photos while getting ready. Craig and his crew were ...
very professional and organized the day of the wedding, they definitely know what they are doing! My absolute favorite part of the day was watching the same day edit video. They capture the morning and afternoon on video, then turn it into a highlight video that is played at the reception. I can not thank craig enough for capturing our wedding day, it was absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend him over and over again!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Darcy K
Go with Craig David Butler Studios! We had an amazing experience with Craig and his team. They made us feel so comfortable, even during such a high-stress time. We were married a year ago, but are still complimented on the same day edit (which ...
was played during the reception) and the quality of the photos and album we received.
We are so fortunate to have found them. We've heard horror stories of other wedding photographers/videographers, but we couldn't have asked for a better experience with Craig David Butler Studios!
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Erica C
Craig and his staff did an amazing job with our engagement photos, wedding photos and wedding video. He went above and beyond our expectations and really captured the details of everything. From our very first meeting, he made us feel comfort...
able and confident that he would do a great job. He was very organized and professional, but also felt like a friend, which made the whole process even better. Not only were all of our photos beautiful, but he took so much stress away from me when planning out the photos, he knew exactly what I wanted and captured so many other photos I wouldn't even have thought to ask for. He also did our same day edit video, which was unbelievable, people were so surprised that he was able to put together this amazing video in such a short time. We will cherish his work forever!
Reviewed On 10/28/2018 by Amanda M
Craig and his two assistants (Katie and Matt) did a great job of capturing the best moments throughout our wedding day. They were fun to work with and very thoughtful about lighting, posing, and the background, which goes a long way in leading ...
to high quality photos. We did a choreographed dance for our first dance, and they captured the whole thing on video as we asked them to. One thing that sold us on Craig was the same day edit video he offers. We were so impressed with the video and have watched it probably 25 times since our wedding. The wedding party, wedding guests and people we've shown the photos to have said that they are very good. We would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Jonathan B
Choosing Craig David Butler for our wedding photography was easily one of the best decisions we made. I would recommend him to anyone, but what speaks even more to his professionalism is that I know my guests and family members would as well. N...
umerous guests asked for his contact information at the reception and the days following with hopes of using him for their future events.
When working with Craig we always felt that I was in the hands of a professional. He was great about keeping to appointments, answering questions in a timely manner, and being clear and up-front about every aspect of his work. He also provided plenty of sage advice about dos and don't for the wedding décor and attire, which helped us achieve the aesthetic we wanted for the ceremony and reception.
Everyone at our wedding was blown away by the video he created for the reception. He did an amazing job of catching the many different parts of the wedding, the preparation, the guests and family coming in, and of course the ceremony, that it was a breathtaking experience to see it all together. It was also great because we could see parts of the wedding that we had been planning for months, but would never see since we were in our respective places during the ceremony. We have been watching the video nearly every day since our wedding and still loving it, and I know it will be something we will cherish for a lifetime.
Lastly, Craig went above and beyond to help us when we explained that our family in from overseas would not be able to get copies of photos over the internet. He provided our photos in an extremely short turnaround time to make sure our loved ones got copies before they departed.
If you are looking for a photographer for any event, you will be in good hands with Craig David Butler.
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Yating C
We had the photography and videography service from Craig and we loved the service from beginning to end! The team is professional and experienced in capturing moments and lights. If you are not comfortable with posing, Craig will help you and ...
ease your nerve. And for videography, I highly recommend you to get the service as well, they have ' same day edit' which will show you the day of preparation and the vows that brings you back to time. We and our guest enjoyed the service and had really a good time. Thank you for being part our special day and make it memorable.
Reviewed On 9/13/2018 by Marisa F
CDB was a critical piece of our amazing wedding day! From the highlight reel that made me laugh and cry all at once, to the phenomenal video that we will watch for years to come. We couldn't have imagined it without him.
The pictures were ...
absolutely gorgeous and the experience was unforgettable. We couldn't be happier with the memories from our special day.
Reviewed On 9/06/2018 by Greg F
We enjoyed the process that Craig took us through to ensure that he would capture our precious wedding moments the way we desired. We met with him several times to discuss all aspects of the wedding and the desire photos that we were lookIng fo...
r. We appreciate his professionalism, creative imagery, and expertise that he puts into his photography.
Reviewed On 4/15/2018 by Sarah D
I wish I could give 10 stars!!! One of the best choices I made in wedding planning was choosing Craig David Butler and his team! They captured every single special moment of our big day. Before getting married, I had stood up in 8 weddings as ...
a bridesmaid. Craig was the photographer at one of these weddings. Of all of the weddings, Craig was hands down THE BEST photographer. I was so excited when I found out he had our wedding date available! Craig's work truly speaks for itself! I am in love with all of our wedding pictures. Not many people can say that. Craig and his team make you feel so comfortable on a day when stress is at a high. We also purchased the Same-Day Edit. So amazing! I am forever grateful to Craig and his team for their beautiful work!
Reviewed On 3/18/2018 by Codi K
Amazing! I got married Saturday and had my pictures by Wednesday! AND WE LOVE THEM ALL! Craig was so accommodating and flexible- it seemed like we had a lot of special needs for this wedding and he was there to meet each one. I am big on moment...
s, and he captured so many great ones without us knowing, I tear up just thinking about it! I feel like he can read a couple and a wedding style and adapt to it, which was really important to us. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Chelsea P
If I could give more stars I would! There’s not one photo I don’t like. Craig is honestly a genius with this photos and makes you feel very comfortable while capturing the moment. His same day edit video was ready to play after dinner and was a...
work of art. I would recommend Craig to every bride and groom out there. Thank you for helping us create the memories that will last a lifetime!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Rachel B
Cannot express enough how this incredible team made our wedding day! Craig and his crew captured every moment perfectly. I honestly could not have imagined trusting another photographer. They were professional, funny, prompt, and so easy to wor...
k with. I have all the memories I wanted and more. This day, and all our memories truly would not have been the same without them! Thank you all so much!!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Caitlin N
Craig and his team were amazing! They had us laughing the whole day! I would rate them 30 stars if I could. Our wedding photos as well as our videos (including same day edit) were breathtaking and captured every single moment of our special da...
y! The pictures and videos are what we have to remember our wedding day and Craig and his team truly captured it so my husband and I can go back and relieve it for the rest of our lives! I would recommend Craig and his team to any couple that is getting married today, tomorrow, and in the future. I have received so many compliments on our wedding pictures as well as our video. I have family and friends that are still talking about the amazing same day edit shown at our reception. If you want the best photographer/videographer around call Craig David Butler Studios! You will not be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 10/26/2017 by Adam J
The montage during the reception was a huge hit and your professionalism made the day even easier than we could have anticipated. Not to mention the photos were great.
Reviewed On 10/25/2017 by Erin T
Craig David Butler studios did an incredible job photographing our wedding. Craig walked us through exactly what we needed to have done and when to have it done for our wedding. He was our photographer, but also helped us to make sure everyth...
ing we had planned was perfect and made sense. He was more than happy to answer emails and phone calls about the smallest details. Craig and his staff were on time, professional, and made our wedding day absolutely perfect. His staff was funny and enjoyable to work with and helped to ease any stress the day of the wedding. During the wedding it was important to us that our photographer wasn't in the way and ruining the experience for our guests, and CDB was exactly what we were hoping for. Our guests loved the same day edit video and thought it was a perfect personal touch for our day. I would recommend Craig David Butler Studios to anyone looking for the perfect photographer and videographer. Our pictures and videos turned out amazing and we will treasure them for years to come. He captured all of the perfect moments and I couldn't be happier to have the memories to look back on.
Reviewed On 10/24/2017 by Katelyn H
Our wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing, it ended up raining on our wedding day and we had to change the location of photos last minute. The CDB team rolled with the punches and everything was perfect. I can't stop looking at all my w...
onderful pictures. The same day edit video had the entire reception crying, I would recommend them to anyone!!!
Reviewed On 9/04/2017 by Erica B
Craig David Butler Studios is truly the best of the best! Craig is AMAZING! I tend to be very picky and critical about photos (especially of myself) but I can honestly say that I love EVERY SINGLE ONE of my wedding photos. Craig has a natur...
al talent to capture the best moments PERFECTLY. I actually came to know Craig through my friend Elena who had hired him for her wedding. I have been in quite a few weddings and I knew the moment I met Craig that I wanted him for my own wedding (and at that moment I wasn't even engaged)! He is not only an amazing photographer but he isn't loud and pushy...he just does his thing in the background. Having been in many weddings with bossy photographers, I can say that Craig is not at all this way! Additionally, the Same Day Edit that he creates is phenomenal. It was the talk for weeks after my wedding! I am just so incredibly grateful to have had Craig David Butler photograph my wedding...I wouldn't have wanted anyone else! He will certainly not disappoint and I would highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Heather M
I would give Craig and his team an unlimited amount of stars if I could! My mother used him 13 years ago as their photographer for their wedding and I just recently used him for our wedding on July 21st! His work is absolutely out of this world...
! He is so personable and makes taking a million pictures FUN. We got a million compliments from everyone we know saying he was outstanding! We're still getting compliments almost 2 weeks later! He made my day run smooth and took stresses away by taking control! I could never thank him enough for making our day truly perfect! We will be going to Craig for everything we can! If/when my children get married, I hope Craig is there to capture their day as well!
Reviewed On 1/18/2017 by Trisha B
Our wedding photos turned out better then we could ever ask for. Craig and his team was laugh and joking with us on the day of but they keep there professionalism the whole time. Matt the second photographer was great with Tim. My groom (Tim) c...
ant take a photo with out this half cocked smile its crazy unless you can get him to laugh. we only have one photo of Tim and the half cocked smile out of 800 that is amazing. Craig was also great with my family some of them have reached out to him about the online photos. I was only aware of this after the fact when my family told me. He did as they requested with no problems at all any large changes that were made he let us know right away. Katie did an amazing job on our same day edit. We are still getting complements about it. My favorit complement from one of our guest was "even though we didnt get a change to talk you and Tim's presents was around as the whole time. We have never felt so welcomed at a wedding" I contribute that to the Someday edit. Our wedding album proof also caused problems for us and Craig did every thing in his power to fix the problems. We have truly been some of the headrest people to work with. Craig and his team never treated us like we were inconvenience them. If you have it in you budget then your crazy not to use Craig and him team and go all out its worth it.
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Stephanie S
I give 20 stars. I can not say enough things about Craig. Professional, wonderful, funny and amazing! Craig did my wedding Saturday, and my pictures are complete. They are amazing and I want to print each one. My guests were amazed by the same ...
day edit, and many of our engaged friends have asked for his contact information. Out of all my vendors, Craig was my absolute favorite. He and staff are just wonderful! Book him now!!!
Reviewed On 10/29/2016 by Laura H
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Craig and his staff are. They are phenomenal photographers and working with them was a blast. The same-day edit was amazing and such a great surprise for our guests after dinner. He was so ea...
sy to work with and he is fast and efficient. He had our wedding photos up online in just a few days after the wedding. And they were amazing. Everything was so natural and nothing seems staged and awkward. I would recommend him to anyone he is well worth the price!
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Leah T
Craig did an amazing job! After another bride in our family had a disappointing experience with her photographer, we had very high expectations. He met and exceeded every one of them. I was getting married in my hometown but had moved across th...
e state already, so my husband and I were unable to come meet with him on weeknights. He was so accommodating and offered to set up times over weekends that were available for us. I can't even begin to describe all the ways in which he helped make our day so special and STRESS-FREE! The day of the wedding was seamless due to his planning, organization, and talent! He was fast and precise and knew exactly how to make the photography process easy for my bridal party. Even my husband, who hates getting his picture taken raved about how simple and memorable Craig made it. I would recommend Craig to any friend, family member or stranger who is looking for a wedding photographer that blows you away! There is absolutely a reason why he has been recognized by The Knot. Craig cares about his customers and it shows. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, thank you Craig!!!
Reviewed On 9/09/2016 by Megan S
CDB was an amazing choice for a photographer. Our pictures are stunning and are by far the best I have ever seen. He truly captured the emotion of the day effortlessly. Everyone I've shown the photos to has been blown away. Our same day edit wa...
s a total hit at the reception. I cannot wait to see the full length video! BEST decision we made, and worth every single penny.
Reviewed On 8/31/2016 by Ross D
Great to work with
Reviewed On 8/29/2016 by Amber F
I can not imagine my wedding without Craig and his amazing crew! If I could give him more stars I would. He went out of his way to make sure we got all the pictures we wanted plus more! The same day edit blew myself, my husband and guests away...
! I really couldn't be happier!
Reviewed On 8/21/2016 by Noel G
Craig and his team did an amazing job capturing our wedding. It was perfect! We met a few times before the big day to talk about day of details and he took careful notes of the ins and out of our wedding :) We also decided to purchase the video...
with the Day of Edits and we were blown away! I am so happy we did it, 100% worth the money. Our guest loved it and my husband and I enjoyed watching it on our one year anniversary.
Reviewed On 8/20/2016 by Rebecca B
This guy and his team were amazing!! I couldn't have asked for better pictures, everyone loves the pictures and the same-day-edit was spectacular! It made me laugh and cry and it still does when I watch it 3 months later!! A bit pricey but tota...
lly worth every single penny!! We loved Craig!!
Reviewed On 8/16/2016 by Knottie1471368208
My husband has been a groomsmen in many weddings and enjoyed his time with CDB team the most. When it was our turn to get married, we decided to go with CDB based on the positive experience my husband had and I am so glad we did. We had a fan...
tastic night and are so happy with the photos we received. The entire team makes you feel comfortable, and blend in well with the rest your guests. We felt relaxed throughout the picture taking experience and recommended them to another friend who used them this past June!
Reviewed On 8/11/2016 by Michelle T
We recently had our wedding and Craig David Butler and his team did an amazing job! I would absolutely recommend them. The team was respectful of our space, time, and requests. Throughout planning our wedding I had many friends and relatives ...
tell me how important choosing the photographer is; I was very happy with our photos and video, including the same day edit! A wedding day is filled with emotion, it is important to have a photographer who can capture the moments, I would give Craig David Butler Studios 5 stars because I believe the team did just that. Anyone that chooses Craig David Butler Studios will be happy they did.
Reviewed On 8/10/2016 by MARY P
Craig David Butler was amazing and was one of the best investments of the wedding! When I walked through his studio door with my daughter I knew immediately she had made the right selection. He and his assistant were dedicated to getting the ...
perfect shots and his creativity with the same day edit was AMAZING. Craig went above and beyond our expectations! I would absolutely without any hesitation recommend Craig David Butler !! Take a look at his website you will see for yourself how great his work is!
Reviewed On 8/10/2016 by Emily H
Craig David Butler and his team were everything I could have asked for and more! Same day edit video was worth every penny and our pictures were beautiful and we're ready a couple days after the wedding!
Reviewed On 8/09/2016 by Meghan Z
Craig & CDB Staff,
When we chose you as our wedding photographer we felt proud because your work is INCREDIBLE. When you had our date available, we truly felt lucky. You & your staff brought so much more to our wedding day than your cameras. Th...
ank you for bringing your fun, wonderful personalities. You made us laugh and feel comfortable as you captured our memories flawlessly. The same day edit video played out our reception was a huge hit and I can't put into words how awesome it was. To say that Katie is a fantastic videographer is an understatement! Above all, we want you to know how special you are to us... You are one of a kind. This 5 star rating is more than that, it shows the enormous appreciation we have for you and we will recommend you to everyone! Thanks a MILLION for giving us out of this world gorgeous photos and video footage!! ❤️
Love, The Zuzga's
Reviewed On 8/06/2016 by Shelby T
We were excited to work with CDB when we first hired him, and throughout our experience, he was friendly and a nice person. When we booked him, our package included an engagement session. However, to receive any of the photos from that session,...
we had to pay (on top of what we already paid for the wedding package), and it was not cheap. We felt like the photos should be included in the package, but maybe us being first timers to book a wedding photographer, we should have known that, but I had worked in the wedding industry for almost six years, and I had never heard of that.
Finally, the wedding day came, and we had paid for a second shooter. During the ceremony (which was not at a church, so there were no shooting restrictions), there was only one close up picture throughout the entire ceremony. All the rest are from the back of the aisle, and you can barely see us at all. We felt at least one of the photographers should have been close so that we had closer shots to get our facial expressions, and a close up of our first kiss. I had even made an announcement to have no phones out during the ceremony so that they could get the best photos. Needless to say, I am regretting immensely making that announcement.
During the reception, we felt like there was no effort put forth to get the best shot. My husband has long hair, and during our cake cutting, neither photographer bothered to move so that they could get shots of our faces while we cut the cake. There are no shots of our first dance that we love, and again, during the speeches, and while we sat at the head table, all of the shots are from the back of the room and you can barely see us.
We simply are very disappointed. We felt there was no effort put forth to get the best shots, and we could've gotten the same quality, if not better for a quarter of the cost.
My husband and I will be hiring another photographer to do a photoshoot in my wedding dress, and his wedding tuxedo because there are about nine photos out of almost 1,000 photos from the whole day we like. We can never experience our wedding day again, and we can never get those shots.
I've even heard from my parents, and other family members that they were not thrilled at all with the shots either. Just very disappointing, especially for how much we paid.
Reviewed On 5/15/2016 by Cristin S
Craig David Butler and his team are just absolutely amazing. From the first time we met, we felt immediately at ease- and that's so important if you want pictures that turn out well! And after seeing his portfolios and videos, it was a no-bra...
iner decision for us to go with Craig.
Craig was genuinely fun to work with, but he's also very professional and goes the extra mile for his clients (he drove all over metro Detroit on our wedding day!). He has an amazing eye and captured all kinds of things during my wedding day that I had no idea were even happening. Our pictures are just breathtaking!
Also- Craig and his team somehow manage to do a same day video (bride and groom getting ready, parts of the ceremony) that is played at receptions. We and our guests were absolutely blown away! People are still talking about Craig weeks later!
You will not be disappointed with Craig and his team! Going with him was one of the best decisions we made!
Reviewed On 12/06/2015 by Veronica B
Words cannot describe how happy I am with our photography and videography services from CDB! Hands down most talented I've ever seen and worked with. You can tell that he has a passion for what he does and the moments he captures are timeless! ...
Every single person at our wedding was so impressed by the same day edit videography "highlight reels" that was played right then and there at our reception! I can't say enough positive feedback on the experience we've had with CDB, I recommend him to everyone I know!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Rachel D
Craig and his staff did an outstanding job on our wedding photos and video! We could not be happier with the amazing shots they got throughout the day and how timely we received all of our prints and wedding album. Our favorite part of his serv...
ices was the "Same Day Edit" video which is played at the reception for all of the guests to see. We continue to receive so many compliments on this video, and just got our copy of the video in the mail recently. We have nothing but good things to say about Craig and his staff and would 100% recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, talented, and efficient wedding photographer. He was worth every penny!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Knottie83096785
I had both my engagement and wedding photos done by CDB Studios and they turned out amazing. He know how to make everyone comfortable and laugh, and it was a great experience. My photos were edited and back to me within two weeks. Craig has a g...
reat team and they are wonderful to work with.
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Jordann B
Craig and his team were simply amazing on our wedding day and throughout the process. Craig was very willing to figure out the best package for us, the best time and place for our engagement session, and was even willing to drive 2 hours away f...
or our ceremony- amazing! His team was so much fun to work with on the day of and we could not have been more grateful for them. People were in awe of our Same Day Edit- it was the perfect way to show those who could not make it to the ceremony how special it truly was. The entire process from start to finish was so seamless- definitely what you want from a wedding photographer! We will be using CDB Studios whenever we can! Thanks again Craig- you're awesome!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Kathryn A
Craig David Butler and team provided excellent photos and video for our recent wedding. Craig even took the time to look at my Pinterest page to ensure he was capturing the types of photos I wanted. The same day edit video was AMAZING - we re...
ceived so many compliments about this, and provided something different for our guests! We did spend some money - but it was worth it to know we were going to get the quality we wanted!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Karen M
Craig and his team of photographers surpassed my expectations! My husband and I couldn't be more thrilled to have such beautiful, clear and perfect photos! Craig was very creative with our wedding video as well! He came up with some fun ideas t...
hat were a true hit at our reception! I would recommend them over and over again! The video is a true keepsake that takes us back to every big moment of our big day. I highly recommend using Craig for photo and VIDEO of your big day. You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Justin Z
Craig and his staff did an excellent job. They were very professional and we ended up with amazing pictures. They also provided a short turn-around time. Additionally, we and our friends and family were blown away by Craig's same day edit vi...
deo. This was really a treat for our guests. I would highly recommend Craig.
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Erin H
Craig and his staff were wonderful! They captured beautiful engagements pictures and wonderful memories of our wedding that we will have forever.
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by Raini G
Craig David Butler Studios was worth every penny we paid! We needed to be very careful with the wedding budget for my daughter's wedding (October 2015) but I knew from my wedding 33 years prior that photographs are THE most important investment...
, they are what you refer to year after year to help you remember that special day. Nothing else you purchase matters as much. We interviewed and reviewed pictures from close to 20 photography studios, from downright cheap to similarly priced studios. The one thing that Craig David Butler Studios did that no other came close to was to capture the FEELINGS on both film and in pictures! I found myself crying looking at stranger's pictures and videos! That is when I was sold. To me, capturing the day in video and photography was a must as I knew the moments go by so fast it can make your head spin. An element that ALL our guests raved about was the same day edit that was shown during the reception! It allowed our guests to relive the event immediately and allowed our family and friends to see what occurred before the ceremony too. We LOVED it! Craig has an artistic flare that far exceeds anyone I have met to date, and at the same time he recorded little happenings/details that would have been forgotten if he hadn't. Life is the accumulation of moments and details...I'm so grateful that we were able to find Craig David Butler Studios to record ours! We couldn't be happier with our decision!
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Meghan M
Where do I begin to CDBS? They were absolutely incredible to work with on our wedding day. From the moment we met Craig and Bonnie, we knew we didn't need to look anywhere else for a photographer. Whenever we met at the studio, we were met with...
the utmost professionalism and a warm smile. Our engagement photos were great but our wedding photos were absolutely stunning. I felt like Craig and everyone else were able to capture the day beautifully. Some of the photos truly took our breath away! Our guests and families loved the "Same Day Edit" and we have watched the video several times since receiving it. Photographs were a high priority on our list so we did pay more but it was completely worth it. We feel like everyone at CDBS is part of our family. We highly recommend them to anyone who is getting married and are hopeful we can work with them again in the future. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything you guys did to make our wedding so unforgettable.
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Samantha M
I wasn't expecting to spend as much as I did for a photographer, but Craig and his team are pretty amazing! Craig really cares about you and what you want for your photos. He kept things moving for pictures with bridal party and family before ...
and after the ceremony. He is a lot of fun to work with and makes you feel comfortable. I'd choose him all over again!
Reviewed On 1/08/2015 by Elena P
Craig was our photographer for our December wedding and we were so impressed by his work. Our wedding pictures came out absolutely stunning and he worked really well with our loud bridal party, keeping everyone on time and not being pushy when ...
everyone became distracted. The same day edit video is a must!! We received so many compliments from this and it was so good that there wasn't a dry eye in the house! Craig's assistants were great as well and helped capture some of the best moments from our special day. Although we spent a pretty penny we paid for quality and that was something that was really important to us! We highly recommend Craig David Butler Photography!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Jessica W
We had an amazing experience working with Craig David Butler Studios for our wedding. From our engagement pictures to our wedding day we couldn't have been more impressed with the quality and quantity of photos we received. Craig and Matt, our ...
second photographer, were both very professional but fun to work with. They captured every moment of our day, and we couldn't be happier with how our "story" turned out through their photographs. We were so impressed! I would recommend them to anyone in this area looking for a photographer who is as talented as they are and know exactly what you want and need out of a wedding photographer. I never stressed about getting the pictures I wanted because Craig knew exactly the photographs we just had to have and made it all happen flawlessly.
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Dawn B
We went with CDB based on a sample portrait from our venue and we are so glad we did. Craig is so easy to work with and he made us feel amazing the entire day! Our pictures and same day edit looked like they came out of a bridal magazine! Be...
lieve me, you will not go wrong if you go with CDB! His work is second to none! We were clueless when it came to pictures and he helped us all along the way. Our friends and family also commented on how great he was. He captured every moment of the day and when he put together our storybook, it told the story of our day so beautifully. Honestly, you will have a difficult time selecting photos because there will be so many to choose from from! Craig is the best!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by charisse a
Craig David Butler Studios was the perfect photographer for our wedding. From the moment we sat down with Craig my husband and I felt comfortable and couldn't stop laughing. Craig really takes the time to get to know you, your relationship, and...
your style. Craig knew all of our favorite shots and details. Our wedding pictures turned out perfect, we had a hard time picking our top favorites. His same day edit was an awesome detail for the wedding reception, our guests loved it and we are still watching it.
We could not have been happier with Craig and his crew!! They really knew how to capture our wedding!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2014 by Melissa K
Craig and his staff were professional and unbelievably talented! Our pictures look beautiful and I am so happy to have every moment captured of our wedding day! He got the most wonderful shots of my husband and I along with our wedding party an...
d families! I will recommend him to anyone who is planning a wedding or any other event in the future!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Kimberly B
Many of my friends have used CDB for their weddings and I knew I wanted his services for my own! My husband and I were thrilled at how professional CDB and his staff were. We hardly noticed them filming and taking photos. The same day edit was ...
phenomenal, and we are still getting compliments on it!
CDB worked with us continuously to make sure we got exactly what we wanted and that he could give us a good deal! I HIGHLY recommend him!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Stacy S
We used Craig for our wedding photos. The photos were absolutely beautiful! In addition, we received all of our wedding photos the week we came back from our honeymoon. Everyone that has viewed our wedding photos commented on how beautiful th...
e photos turned out, how he captured the entire day and how quickly we received our photos back after the wedding.
Reviewed On 10/13/2014 by Sara C
Craig and his team were exceptional! We are so amazed by the way our pictures turned out and we could not have asked for better service and results! We highly recommend him for any kind of photography needs, he takes his work very serious and h...
e is incredibly talented! Thank you for everything, Craig!!
Reviewed On 10/10/2014 by Roxanne S
As a bride, I was told by friends to splurge on photography. I was told this was the one thing I should avoid going cheap on, and boy were they right! Craig David Butler studios may seem a bit pricey, but they are worth every single dollar, a...
nd then some! Just hearing how unhappy friends were with their photographers, I couldn't have been happier. From day one, Craig was so personable and funny. He felt like someone I had known my whole life and put me completely at ease. We actually had his assistants, Allyson and Matt shoot our engagement and wedding photos and they were phenomenal! I was in tears looking through the photos, and had such a fun time shooting with them :) My favorite part of CDB studios is that the style is very unique and artistic. I've never seen photography like it. I never felt like I was doing the same boring photos I see around. They didn't just take pictures, they captured our emotions and moments. I am so excited to have had such a positive experience and highly highly recommend CDB!!!
Reviewed On 9/19/2014 by Knottie27197442
We went a bit above budget to hire Craig and it was the best decision we made throughout the wedding process. Our package included quite a bit including engagement photos, a signature book for the reception, videography, and around 9 hours on t...
he wedding day.
He and his staff are so easy to get along with, and the same day edit video they show at the reception is really unique and all of our guests loved it.
We had many friends who were married before us say they regretted their wedding photography and were not happy with it at all. We absolutely did not have that problem. He took around 1,000 pictures and they are all stunning. The best part is that he does them quickly. There is no standing around for 10 minutes getting into the proper pose. Craig does use poses, but he knows what he is doing, so it gets the shot he wants, and knows that you will love.
Craig is in The Knot Hall-of-Fame for a reason. His work is simply flawless.
Reviewed On 9/02/2014 by Andrea
I saw Craig photograph my friends wedding and knew that the day I got married I had to have him capture it. He is phenomenal and captures the important moments.. not cheesy poses. I had Matt, Allyson and Craig shoot my wedding and I wouldn't ...
have it any other way. They made my groom and I feel extremely comfortable and guided our wedding party throughout the day. Our wedding party and family loved being around them and said they made the "picture-taking" part enjoyable for everyone.
We also had the "same-day edit" at our reception... and it blew our guests away!! The compliments keep pouring in about how well done the video was and how they've never seen anything like it. Craig's eye for photography and videography truly is unique. Craig and is staff are blessed with a gift that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to every bride!
At the end of the day, photographs and video are what last and are a way you can relive all those special moments. I feel blessed to look back on the images that Craig and his team were able to capture for us. I can't thank them enough.
Reviewed On 7/15/2014 by Nicole C
From the first meeting all the way through to the wedding, Craig was more than phenomenal. I cannot say enough positive things about him and his team. Not only were our pictures amazing, but Craig and Allison helped to create and capture every ...
special moment of our day. I am so grateful to have found such an amazing person and photographer, I could not have asked for better. Not only did Craig make the cut as our photographer for our wedding, but I will never go to another photographer for anything that we may need in the future. After this experience, we will be lifetime customers. Thank you Craig, you were everything we could ever hope for in a photographer!
Reviewed On 4/16/2014 by Tara S
I recently booked with Craig for our wedding and I'm SO glad we did. I would absolutely use him and his staff again if I were to do it all over again. Allyson, Matt and Craig made a great team. They seemed to work flawlessly together and were t...
ruly a pleasure. We enjoyed working with them so much, it felt like we were "hanging out with friends" on our wedding day. At the same time they were very professional and kept things moving in a timely fashion. If you are on the fence about doing their video package I strongly suggest you do. Our guests can not stop talking about our "same day edit" and how amazing it was. We LOVED it.. and it MADE OUR GUESTS NIGHT. Another great thing is that we had a lot of "out of town" family who couldn't make it into town. We have shared the video with them and they feel like they were there and a part of our special day. We just had our wedding a few days ago and saw our "sneak peak" pics and couldn't be more excited to see the rest. Thank you Craig, Allyson and Matt for helping make our special day WONDERFUL!
Reviewed On 12/30/2013 by Sarah S
We absolutely loved working with Craig David Butler (CDB for short). He was very professional, really charismatic, and very kind. He had a terrific staff and took exquisite photographs at our wedding. He found great spots for us to shoot our...
engagement photos near his studio, and he was very creative on the wedding day. He also did our same day edit video - which was absolutely worth the cost. It really impressed our guests and was a special touch at the wedding. We have watched our same day edit video a ton since the wedding.
Thanks CDB for everything - you were awesome and we would recommend you over and over again!
Reviewed On 10/03/2013 by Shelly W
Growing up in the wedding business I have had the luxury to see and partake in the very best of weddings/events. So choosing a photographer was a tough decision and I don't think that I would have been able to make a better one. Craig is not ...
only amazing at his job, but he is a delight to work with. The photos were beautiful and the day of video was a definite highlight and huge hit. I would happily recommend his services to any bride!
Reviewed On 8/13/2013 by Jeanette K
Craig David Butler and his family are amazing to work with and truly capture the day! My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary and what made the day even more special was being able to watch our "Same Day Edit," as well as other p...
arts of the DVD like our dances, vows, and toasts. We looked through our wedding album as well, and were able to really remember our special day. My advice to those planning a wedding, really put a large portion of your budget into your photographer. (Craig does both photography and videography.) When all is said and done, it the one thing you have to look back at to remember your special day!!!
Reviewed On 8/11/2013 by Ashlyn C
Craig was amazing to say the least he captured every special moment and we had not even realized he was doing it at the time. We received so many compliments from family and friends, and had many other newly engaged couples asking who our photo...
grapher was. The same day edit was wonderful, innovative, creative, fun and entertaining it came out better than we had ever imagined! Every person that watches it is blown away and compliments on how talented Craig is and claim they have never seen photography & videography like it! Our same day edit still makes us cry every time we watch it and many first time viewers feel the same effect.
Reviewed On 8/09/2013 by Tonia C
Craig and his staff photographed my daughter's wedding and I personally think he is the best wedding photographer out there! The photos were beautifully shot and uniquely creative, Craig does things I've never seen before. The day of the weddin...
g, Craig and staff were unobtrusive, we hardly noticed they were there, yet the finished product was phenomenal. As for the videography, make sure you get the same-day edit, our guests loved it and couldn't stop talking about it. The best thing is that when you book Craig, you get Craig, not some assistant; this was very important to us. The albums turned out gorgeous and the turnaround time is very quick. Overall, our experience was wonderful and we're delighted with the quality of the job Craig did, I can't say enough good things about them!
Reviewed On 8/07/2013 by Natasha R
Our pictures couldn't have been better and the level of service is superior. Craig and his team are absolute professionals and he captured real moments that are priceless.
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Jennifer R
Craig David Butler Studios did our wedding day photography and videography and all I can say is AMAZING!! Our pictures are beautiful and I couldn't ask for more!! The same day edit video during the reception was a huge hit!! We had all of our p...
ictures, albums, prints and videos in our hands within 3 weeks of returning from our honeymoon too! Our album is the most beautiful wedding album I've ever seen! Everything turned out perfect and Craig and his staff were so awesome to work with and made everything fun and enjoyable :) I've already recommended him to everyone I know!! We will be returning to him for maternity photos and family photos in the future!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Alishia A
Craig was an amazing photographer. He met with myself and my mother initially and we were blown away by his quality of his product, his presentation, and his personality. He laid everything on the table for myself and my husband so it was easy ...
to understand and accommodating to our style, taste, and personalities. He did our engagement photos as well as our wedding/reception photography and videography. The thing that sets Craig David Butler Studios apart from other wedding photography studios would have to be the same day edit video which is shown at the wedding reception. It captures the days events (the bridal party getting dressed, intimate moments with your families, as well as the vows) and it blew our guests away. After being married for over a year I still go back and watch that video and it brings back all the joy and excitement I felt in that very moment. So I would definitely recommend Craig as your photographer if you want quality photos that detail those special moments on one of the most important days of your life :) By the way Craig did such an amazing job that our photo got chosen for Jet Magazine's wedding section (as a featured couple). So hurry and choose Craig today, you won't be disappointed.
-Alishia & Derrek
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Jonathan H
Craig David Butler Studios does amazing work, and has a fantastic team. They really helped make our day extra special, by capturing beautiful photography and video. I would highly recommend Craig David Butler Studios to anyone looking for a t...
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Ann F
Craig David Butler did a magnificent job for my daughter's wedding on 3/2/2013. His photographs and the wedding album are beautiful. We also used his photo booth and did engagement pictures with his studio. They also were top notch. Choose Crai...
g David Butler Studio and you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Heidi H
Craig was friendly, personable and most importantly took great photos! Didn't even know he was there which is how you want a photographer to be! Our wedding album is beautiful and we will treasure it forever!
Reviewed On 8/01/2013 by K D
Overall, I was extremely happy with the photos! CDB did my engagement session and the entire day of my wedding. We also did the day-of video and would highly recommend it to anyone! The photographer and his team took clips throughout the entire...
day and created a video to be played during our reception. When we got a CD of the video, there was also a video of us watching and our reaction to the day-of video, it was priceless!
We had the main photographer and a team of three other photographers. They were all very nice and professional. We are very happy overall with the photos and the experience!
Reviewed On 3/25/2013 by Chelsey B
Mr. Butler went above and beyond what we expected. He captured all the expected moments and more! He was also very easy and fun to work with. If you want a photographer/ videographer who dose an excellent job and keeps the day light and fun thi...
s is your guy!
Reviewed On 1/11/2013 by Christina D
We had Craig David Butler as our wedding photographer and videographer and thank God we did! He was great to be around on the wedding day and took fabulous pictures. We got a same day video edit and it was the best decision we made. I can't ...
stop watching it! It sums up our day perfectly. I highly recommend CDB for your wedding photographer and videographer.
Reviewed On 12/03/2012 by Stephanie R
I can't say enough about how happy I am that we used Craig and his team for our photography and videography.
From our first meeting, I knew Craig would be perfect for us. He is professional and does amazing work but is also very personable an...
d was a pleasure to work with. We used him for our wedding on 9/8/12 and I plan on using him for years to come once we decide to grow our family.
I will say that he is a bit pricey but you totally get what you pay for. We did the "I want it all" package which is the most expensive package. We also got our photo booth thru him so part of the price was our choice, but I am so glad we went with it. We got SO many compliments on the same day edit he did (seriously one of my favorite parts of the wedding). And our album is beautiful.
I would recommend him to anyone!
Contact Info for Craig David Butler Studios, Inc.
900 Starkweather St., Plymouth, MI | Detroit(734) 560-3115
With over 19 years of wedding experience, and over 650 weddings - Craig has demonstrated a consistent level of expertise in providing amazing images and incredible experience for his wedding couples. Why take a chance, text (734)560-3115 and experience the difference for yourself.