Crafting a seamless and customized experience for couples and capturing each unique love story with effortless elegance. 

Destination wedding photography by Bethany Michaela

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The Bethany Michaela Studio Experience

Turning Moments Into Heirlooms

I know you have a beautiful vision and you care deeply about the details, especially when it comes to your destination wedding photography. I’m here to help in any way I can – from giving you feedback, to helping you understand the best lighting for the ceremony, to even helping you source the perfect antique ring box for your beautiful rings.No detail is to small, and I find incredible joy crafting the most beautiful of heirloom photographs just for you. This truly is about telling your epic love story and capturing it for generations.

I'm here to capture treasured memories of your beautiful and unique wedding.


I'm Bethany. I am obsessed with capturing little moments in-between the big ones. I love that I get to travel to different places like NYC, Brooklyn, Dallas, and places I’ve never been, meet people I’ve never met, and be with them on one of the biggest days of their life.

As a graduate of the esteemed University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Art Photography and Business, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With over a decade of experience in capturing the essence of weddings, families, and brands through my lens, I pride myself on creating a personalized and sophisticated experience for my clients.

My goal is to help you authentically and naturally express yourselves, resulting in breathtaking and enduring images. 

more about me 

Tracy Tran

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

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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. ”

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Availability and Pricing

Currently booking 2024 and 2025 weddings


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I photograph no more than 10 weddings each year to ensure that my clients receive the best experience.

If you're getting married within the United State invest an average of $6,000 to $8,000 for their wedding photography.

If your wedding is outside of the United States my couples average $10,000 for their wedding photography. I do not charge additional travel fees.

If you and your partner are looking to elope the average investment is $600 to $2,000.

Is this not within your budget? Ask about hiring one of our associate photographers at a discounted rate!


This overview gives you an idea of what's included in every wedding and optional À la carte items. Since every wedding is unique and every couple has different needs, please inquire to receive your custom proposal explaining the specifics of each option catered to your wedding day.

What to expect

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4. engagement session

This comes with a delivery of our style guide and wedding magazine to help you plan and prep for things as best you possibly can!

Essentials 

8 to 12 hours of wedding day coverage

Professional Second Photographer

Ongoing pre-wedding consultation

SNEAK PEEKS 48 HOURS AFTER WEDDING

Online gallery of color high-resolution images

Engagement guide

Ability to share, download and print

Forever and unlimited print license for friends and family

Copyrights to all the final images 

30-page Wedding planning guide

custom timeline creation

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À la carte

ADDITIONAL HOURS

Engagement session

Bridal Portrait session

rehearsal dinner coverage

Post wedding brunch

polaroid, digi cam, film photography coverage

black and white copies of every final image

Social media content creator

40 page Fine Art Album

7 day turn around for final gallery 

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Having Bethany as our photographer was easily the best decision we made when planning our wedding--undeniable talent, the ability to adapt to any situation, and so easy to work with. She cares about your photographs as much as you do, and that's something you can’t find in just any photographer.

—  Colin b.

Your Wedding Photography Journey Begins

How to Get Started

Inquire

The journey begins when you fill out an inquiry form. Once submitted I will be in touch within 48 hours with a link for you to book a call or a zoom with you. From there we will figure out all of the details on what is important for you and your partner when it comes to capturing your wedding day so we can create a custom wedding photography package just for you. I am selective with the amount of weddings I take every year so if you're looking to work together send an inquiry so I can let you know if your date is available.

Consultation

Once you inquire you will receive a link in your email that will give you the option to book a 20-minute zoom or phone call. Whatever your preference is. During this time together we will figure out what your needs are as a couple so that I can create a custom proposal for your unique needs. It's really important that we connect and feel comfortable with each other. This is a great moment for us to ensure we’re on the same page for your wedding.

Proposal

You will receive a detailed 10-page proposal with three package options. This PDF will also include timeline recommendations based on the sunset time on your wedding day. It's customized based on your preferences, like if you want to see each other before the ceremony, or if getting ready details are important to you.If you want to tweak one of the packages to better fit your needs a second proposal can be delivered. You always have the option to add more hours or À la carte items any time before or after your wedding.

Sign 

A contract and deposit invoice will be sent to your email. Once those are complete you've officially booked your wedding photographer! You will receive a questionnaire that will help me understand the vision of your wedding day as well as my 30-page Wedding Guide with all my best kept secrets for couples. 


Support

I've been a wedding photographer for over 12 years and it brings me so much joy to help with all the details before the big day. I will never be that photographer that ghosts you after the contract is signed. I will bring my unique perspective to your wedding planning and be there to guide you every step of the way. If venue tours and meetings with planners are on the table, I'm all for it!

Inquire

We'd love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below or send a note directly to bethany@bethanymichaela.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

How secure are my photos?

I back up your photos the night of your wedding. I have a rigorous backup system and have them stored in four separate places before your photos are delivered, and three backup options after your images are delivered. 

What if we need to cancel or reschedule? 

If you need to cancel, I will keep your non-refundable $1,500 retainer. If you need to reschedule, your retainer will be applied to your new wedding date, and a new contract will be drafted for any change items. If I’m unavailable, one of my associate photographers
will photograph your wedding.

do you travel and Is there any travel cost?

Yes, I love traveling to capture my couple's wedding day! There are no additional travel costs added to my wedding packages.

Can you photoshop us to look skinnier/have clear skin/etc? 

I pose you and your partner in a way that you look your best without needing photoshop. I do remove blemishes and apply skin smoothing when needed.

What happens if you can’t make it to our wedding? 

It’s never happened, but if there is an emergency, one of my associate photographers will photograph your wedding day. 

How does the album design process work?

You will select your favorite images through the Pic-Time platform, and then I will begin the design process. Most clients only have one round of edits, and then their final design is ready for print!

"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."

—  Johnna Yates

Our Engagement Session Guide so you can be ready to get in front of the camera!

Take the stress away

Download our Engagement Session Guide now!

With all the essential steps included, this resource is your key to ensuring that your engagement session is a resounding success, helping you capture your essence as a couple in every frame.

Still on
the fence?

I get it. Your wedding day is a special one that you'll want to remember forever! Feel free to email me with any questions you have about the wedding packages and the full experience. 

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