Hi! I'm Bethany :)
+ I love to photograph using natural lighting and shooting on location- documenting nature, color, and mood. (And getting to go out and explore!)
+ My favorite images are ones that tell a story, evoke emotion, and reflect the people being photographed.
+ I specialize in: portrait and lifestyle photography.
+I second shoot for weddings as well and I'm also available for travel!
+ I recently moved to Evanston, Illinois (previously in Norfolk, Virginia) with my husband Braden, our baby girl Violet, and our Brittany puppy, Copper. I'm missing the ocean but loving being back in the Midwest!
+ I went to college in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied psychology and art studio focusing on film photography. I loved working in the darkroom developing and printing photographs (blasting Sufjan Stevens and Rosie Thomas).
+ I've been able to live in a few different countries and South Korea will always hold a special place in my heart
+ I'd love to meet you! Contact me and let's take some pictures :)
I really loved how natural Bethany allowed us to be while she was photographing us. She guided us along without making us feel over-posed or fake. She perfectly captured the realness and authenticity of our relationship. You can clearly see our personalities in our photos - and that is what makes her photography stand out amongst her competition.
-Shelby // Anniversary Session Client
Bethany is professional, talented, funny and a pure joy to work with! I was nervous to get started but Bethany made me feel comfortable right away; I loved how fun and lighthearted the session was. I also really liked that she not only took command and directed the session, but she also listened to our ideas and was totally open to trying them. AND she was so great with our dog, who started to get a little crabby toward the end. She was super patient and took it in stride!
-Tali // Anniversary Session Client
My favorite part of the photo session was just overall how enjoyable it was. It felt like we were hanging out with a friend rather than getting our pictures taken. There were lots of laughs and I felt like we were able to just be ourselves and be goofy. Usually we feel uncomfortable and awkward getting our picture taken but with Bethany it was super comfortable and even enjoyable. She makes it so easy as nothing was forced. And the pictures showed that--I feel like she really captured us being ourselves so well.
Bethany has such a gift for photography as she came to an apartment she had never seen before and found the spots where the lighting was good and the background was a great setup so the pictures turned out beautifully. She truly has an eye for good photography.
We were so pleased with how our pictures turned out--we told her a brief description of what we wanted and she did exactly that -our pictures came out exactly as we hoped!
-Abby // Family Lifestyle Session Client