NYC & DFW Destination Wedding Photographer | Crafting a seamless and customized experience for couples and capturing each unique love story with effortless elegance. 


LGBTQIA+ Brooklyn Rooftop Wedding Photographer | Bethany Michaela Studio

Working with amazing vendors is one of the things that makes our job so fun. With a spirit of inclusion and connection, we teamed up with Justine, of Together Events, and made magic happen.

The Location

A Brooklyn rooftop is our ideal ceremony location for small weddings. So we decided to set up a golden hour rooftop ceremony at my very own Brooklyn apartment, The Parkline! We had a photoshoot celebrating queer love and queer fashion, highlighting the talents of an incredible team of Brooklyn wedding vendors.

The Outfits

The suits were designed and made by Kirrin Finch and the dresses were designed and made by Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal! Kirrin Finch’s menswear-inspired clothing is the answer so many of our nonbinary friends have been looking for when it comes to suiting.

Event Style

Hand-lettered paper goods, signs, and mosaic tile place cards were all done by Penned by Alice. Her design and style add such elegance to every event she does. 

The photoshoot, led by me, was followed by an industry celebration and opportunity for co-learning and networking amongst attendees.

Food and Drinks

Drinks were provided by Brooklyn-made Hella Cocktail Co. bitters, New York Distilling spirits. Purslane Catering spoiled us with a stunning spread of delicious food. Their pursuit of waste-free catering is inspiring and oh-so-needed in this wedding world.  

Cookies for a Cause made delectable cookies for the event. I love how impactful this company is. They donate proceeds of every sale to nonprofit organizations changing the world.

It was truly an honor to celebrate and learn with all the wedding vendors who are committed to creating a more inclusive wedding industry. I celebrate the beauty of queer love as often as I can. I’m also thankful for publications like H&H Weddings that celebrate all bodies and all love. 

Venue: The Parkline Planning: Bethany Michaela Studio & Justine, of Together Events Photography: Bethany Michaela Studio Suits: Kirrin Finch Dress & Jumpsuit: Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal Paper: Penned by Alice Cocktails: Hella Cocktail Co. bitters Cookies: Cookies for a Cause

Meet Bethany

Photographer, mother, educator, inspired by impromptu dance parties, good light, and you.

As an award-winning female photographer, I specialize in capturing moments of joy and love through timeless imagery and storytelling. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating magical memories, I'm dedicated to providing luxury and unique experiences to my couples.

My first memories are of my grandfather's camera - I have a deep-rooted curiosity and love for photography that has carried me through life and a decade into a career I am proud of. Everyone has a unique story to tell and deserves to be celebrated.

I take the time to design my shoots based on your unique love story, creating a photographic style and direction just for you. Whether it be to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or documenting your love journey, I will create memories that perfectly reflect your love in a way that is only yours.