I like to tell stories. But not stories with words. My husband will tell you that I am beyond terrible at telling stories. My words usually fail me--nothing flows. I skip details. And it always sounds better in my head before I tell it. But put a camera in my hand, and the stories seems to flow so much better. A giggle. A loving embrace. A sweet dance of twirls through the golden evening light. A secret between siblings. The yawn of a new baby. Words aren't needed for these stories. As the old saying goes, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Let me tell your story. And let me help you remember it for years to come.
My house is full of boys! They are growing right before my very eyes, though I try as I may to hang on to their smallness. I've been married for over sixteen years! Before kids, my husband and I enjoyed traveling, doing house projects and immersing ourselves in athletic activities. If you asked me what my dream profession would be if I wasn't a photographer, it would be a professional golfer.
Photography has been an amazing adventure. I feel like I am living a dream sometimes. What a lucky, blessed girl I am to be able to capture such important times in my clients' lives.
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Newborns have made their way into my heart as my favorite subjects to photograph over the past few years. There is nothing more amazing than capturing these beautiful little miracles in their first few days of life. Their tiny fingers, baby soft skin and sweet little faces make me swoon. Making the investment in newborn photography is one you will cherish for a lifetime. All collections are for weekday morning sessions. Contact me for Collection options.
Family and child sessions are so important to me and what I believe in as a mother. This time in your family's life is so fleeting--and oh so important. As a mother of three young boys, I know my time with them as "littles" will be gone before I know it. I want to be sure to preserve some special moments with them while I can, and I would love to do the same for you and yours. Milestones only happen once before they have come and gone. Don't let the time slip softly by. Contact me for Collection options.
What you can expect from mentoring:
Your mentoring experience includes 1.5 days of 1:1 focused mentoring. We will have live models, will go over everything that I do for my sessions, we will cover a little bit of post processing and answer any questions that you have. We will go through how to choose props and materials for setting up, will talk about lighting placement, camera angles, wrapping techniques, etc. We will have two live models--the first one will be led by me and assisted by you, so that you can watch and ask questions. You will be able to photograph the baby in these setups as well. The second baby will be led fully by you with my assistance and walkthrough.
9:15 am Arrive at my studio- Coffee and light breakfast. Get to know each other. Studio walkthrough and answer questions.
9:45 am Setup for baby #1
10:45 am Baby #1- Me leading, you assisting
12:45- Clean up from first session and light lunch
1:45 pm- Post processing
2:30 pm - Setup for baby #2 tomorrow
3:30 pm- Head "home" for break/brain processing/preparing questions
6:30 pm- Dinner out (on me)
9:15 am- Arrive at studio for coffee and light breakfast.
9:45 am- Baby #2 You leading, me assisting
12:15 pm- Cleanup and light lunch and final questions/business talk.
2ish- Final farewell
What happens after?
Continued support with any questions/constructive criticism!
Equipment/Knowledge that you will need:
prime lens (I use a 35 mm)
Understanding of a camera's basics- f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, manual mode, etc.
Basic knowledge of photoshop (I do not use lightroom)
A laptop if you have one
If you are within 50 miles of zipcode 14580 you are not eligible to attend
A non-refundable retainer of $500 is due at the time of scheduling
The balance will be due seven days prior to the workshop
Looking to book a date?
Use the contact form to let me know you're interested! We can work together to find a date that works for both of our schedules. All dates are weekdays.
With much sadness, I have had to temporarily close my business due to Covid until at least the remainder of the school year (June of 2021). I will be focusing on being available for my family and my children
as we navigate this hybrid/distance learning school year. I am hopeful that I will be able to return once things go back to normal. Thank you for your loyalty and love. Blessings to you and you families and stay safe and healthy! Love, Bethany