We became wedding photographers because we loved each other. Truly. We went on an adventure when we were first married, kayaking from Lubec, Maine to Key West, Florida. On that trip, we realized that we wanted to be together all the time, not trading our numbered days for a number on a paycheck. As photographers and business owners, we get to spend our time together, make a difference in people’s lives, create art, and be in charge of our time…so that’s what we do! We figured out we needed to be our own bosses and then just pursued photography as an avenue for that. I had always loved taking photographs and we pounced on the idea. Crazy, right?

“Photography so fresh you’ll wanna slap it.”

Photo by the lovely Ashley Goodwin

OUR STORY

1983/1986 – We were born and did our thing being kids, teens, and college folk
May 30, 2006 – We met at Lifeguard Training working for the City of Raleigh
December 24, 2007- Dan popped the question
March 16, 2008 – We Married (yes, that’s just 3 months of planning)
2008­-2010 – Kayaked from Maine to Key West 
2010 – Bethany and Dan Photography officially opened
2011 – Moved from North Carolina to Boston
2013-2016 – Moved from Boston to Maine, spending most winters in Kitty Hawk, NC renovating our Beach Trailer.
2016- Bought our Sailboat to have as our home here in Portland, Maine

TRAVEL

Places we love: Maine, OBX, Ireland, Scandinavia and Iceland, New York, Hawaii, Appalachia, Palm Springs, Puerto Rico, and Alaska

Bucket List: The Faroe Islands, Svalbard, The Azores, Greece, Scotland, Paris, India, New Zealand, Antarctica, French Polynesia, Banff, Costa Rica, Japan

You can follow our travels on insta with #bdtravlin

and on YouTube!

STYLE + PHILOSOPHY
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STYLE AND PHILOSOPHY

Gutsy - Real - Honest - Intuitive - Quirky
We are dependant on our couples to be themselves, confident, imperfect, goofy, brave, self-aware, and unique. Our main inspirations are Light, Emotion and Landscape. We dig weird light, bold light, dark shadows, buttery golden light and high contrast. Drawn to the emotions of the day we focus on the story being told, both the public displays as well as the private moments. We believe in the importance of location and that it is integral to the wedding and we incorporate that into the story as much as we can. While we do step in to help direct you during your portraits, we use the photo-journalistic technique during the rest of the day as it unfolds. 

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it. 

PRESS
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Photo by the ever hilarious Gretchen Powers

Wedding Wire Couples and Brides Choice Awards 2013-2016
Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards 2014-2106
Part of Black Tie Bride’s Best Moments, Gowns, and Overall Weddings 2015
The cover of Portland Monthly Magazine April 2013
Honorable Mention in Junebug Wedding’s Best of Engagement Photos Contest 2014
Third Place in the Details Category for the Pass Photo Contest 2012
Members of The World’s Best Wedding Photographers on Junebug Weddings 2014-2016
Members of Fearless Photographers 2014-2016

AS SEEN IN

The Black Tie Bride
Desiree Hartsock
Junebug
The Knot
Love & Lobster
Maine Magazine
Portland Monthly Magazine

Real Maine Weddings
Seacoast Weddings
Southern Weddings Blog
Style Me Pretty
The Wedding Row
Well Wed
and more...

ACCOLADES

FOUNDERS OF THE NON-PROFIT "WELCOME THEM HOME"

Serving Elopements + Intimate Weddings + Private Estate Weddings + Big Sweaty Dance Party Weddings + Destination Weddings

+ both of us as your photographers
+ the High-Res Files, yours to keep

YOUR WEDDING Is A LITTLE DIFFERENT?

ALL WEDDINGS INCLUDE

TRAVEL

We also offer collections for elopements, intimate weddings, and destination weddings. Please reach out for a custom quote.

We love to Travel! We literally have our suitcases partially packed at all times. Our passports have stamps from Ireland, Iceland, Norway, the UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands with space for more. There's a lot of spots on our bucket list still left to explore.
Since 2010 we have photographed couples all over the U.S. including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Let us know where you want to go!

MOST COUPLES SPEND AROUND

$4600

PRICING

“WE ARE FREAKING OUT!!!!! THEY ARE AMAZING! I MUST WRITE IN ALL CAPS TO EXPRESS THIS TO YOU!!!!!”

-LYNDSEY, BRIDE

-ANNA, BRIDE

"They are photography ninjas!... They didn't mind the herd of dogs who crashed the dance floor or the toddlers running the wrong way down the aisle, they have instead cemented those as cherished moments from the best day of our life!...In short Bethany and Dan are total rock star photographers and downright lovely people.” 

- CHRISTINA, BRIDE

"We are truly in love with Bethany and Dan! They are the most amazing photographers that I now consider to be our friends. Honestly, I miss them now that the wedding is over!” 

- BECCA, BRIDE

“Bethany and Dan are hands down
the most wonderful wedding photographers on this planet”

- EMILY, BRIDE

I guess you could say Bethany and Dan had us “Hello.” They have such a great spirit, eye for detail, and overall love for what they do. They made us feel like we were the most important clients they had with so many little touches from the moment we met. If you don’t have B and D as your photographers you may be missing out on an experience through photography that is unforgettable. 

- BRITT + TONY

"We could not be happier with our wedding photos, which tell the story of our wedding day with such a moving vividness, rawness, candidness, etc... we both cried because the moments that they'd captured were so intimate and real that we couldn't help but re-live that day with all of its emotions and precious details." - Bride

"We love you Bethany and Dan.-" Groom

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