Natural, honest, & authentic lifestyle photography & videography for brands , couples , & families New York, California, Texas, & Worldwide

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About Bethany

I’m Bethany Michaela, and I photograph lovers of every kind as they celebrate living and traveling this world with intention, and I’ve been loving this journey for over ten years!

Your photographs will live for generations, which is why I don’t follow trends. I simply document you, your story, sincerely and organically. And no matter who you are, love is love! I am and will always be an equality-minded wedding & elopement photographer.

Featured In

    The New York Times
    The Huffington Post
    Catalyst Wedding Co.
    Martha Stewart Wedding
    100 Layer Cake
    Bridal Musings
    H&H Weddings
    Hey Wedding Lady


Lauren Sperber


Organized and dedicated, Bethany made sure we got everything we wanted.

Emily Okey


She made us feel natural in front of the camera and captured moments we had missed. We will cherish these photographs forever.


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From beginning to end, our collaboration was a pleasure: they’re clear and generous communicators, meticulous planners, and truly gifted artists.

Amy G.


My goal was one good photo of all of us so I could get my Christmas cards ordered, pat myself on the back, and pour a glass of wine. Then Bethany blew my expectations out of the Hudson River.

Tracy Tran


Bethany was laser-focused on telling our story through our photographs and worked with our budget. She captured candids perfectly so we could enjoy the moments we missed during our busy day. Her work is natural & organic.

Jeff P.


Our family photos are so precious to us because Bethany caught the unique personalities of each of our children. We are amazed by the way she is able to use images to tell a story about people as they truly are, and are thankful that she was able to do that for our family.

Camille Feliz


Bethany is highly skilled at following her intuition on when to engage with guests, and when to step back and allow everything to just be, she demonstrated this balance all weekend beautifully.

Lisa Boral


Bethany is kind and calming, smoothly handling every moment, even calming the stressful ones.

John Williams


She's professional, communicative, open, warm, and she made us feel so comfortable.

Randi H


Bethany was so patient + waited for our 6-month old to wake up on her own so the photos would feel comfortable. Nothing felt forced + the entire afternoon flowed effortlessly, it was magical!

Clara Cotton


She was there with me, advocating for me, and helping me feel calm! The photos that resulted are beyond beautiful. I will treasure them forever!

Lindy Amos

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Bethany Michaela Studio captures the magic and the moments that matter with the unique gift of being able to turn even a half-baked brand narrative into a clear visual identity!

Johnna Yates


Bethany is a joy to work with. She was always looking out for ways to capture the range of relationships and emotions throughout the day.

Faiz Osman


Something to consider for couples with different skin tones, she knows how to make you both look great! It's not about an "arty" shot; it's about the reason you're gathered together.

Ashley Heyburn


One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was having Bethany photograph it. She listened to our vision, of capturing the feeling of the day, and nailed the execution.

Ashley P.


Bethany let us be ourselves: silly to serious! There was not a single bad photo + most importantly, we had a blast! I cannot recommend Bethany enough

Emily Reid


Bethany inconspicuously captured the happiest and most spontaneous moments during the evening. She's wonderful - professional, personable & kind.

Linda A.


Bethany has documented my kids for years, through beautiful details to infusing play + adventure in her shoots. No one else has been able to do what she has. She’s the best family photographer in North Texas to New York.

Caitlin C.


The photos turned out better than I could have imagined. I seriously can't say enough good things about her and her work!