After you send me a message, let's set up a time to meet! If you are not in the area and cannot meet we can always schedule a phone call or stick to email if you prefer. I want to know about how you envision the entire day and how photography fits into that. We can meet for ice cream, coffee or drinks - whatever your style is, let's do it!

STEP ONE: MEETING!

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STEP TWO: THAT DATE IS YOURS!

After our ice cream date, we will do all the legal and official stuff like the contract and non-refundable deposit to secure that date as yours, making you an official BMP Bride! This when all the fun starts.

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Step THREE: Engagement Session

Let's get those sweet engagement photos planned. I will send you tips before your session to help answer any questions about what to wear, where to go and more. We will chat about what you want your photo-vibe to be for your engagement photos and plan based on that feeling and overall personality of you as a couple and what you are most comfortable doing. Don't be intimidated, I will pose you, show you what to do with your hands and get you all cozy and lovey-dovey looking, no matter how awkward you think you are going to look. You'll hear me say it over and over again during your session "Feels awkward, doesn't look awkward". I got you, no worries! You will be doing a lot of nose touches, forehead touches, and some kissing! You'll receive your photos back within just a few weeks to get those announcements and save the dates out, as well as show off how good you look to all your friends and family.

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Step FOUR: ALL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING

When I said I'm here for you for all aspects of your wedding, I'm not all talk. Do you still need help finding vendors? I know some of the best in the business and will get you hooked up. Not sure about how to make the day run? Tag me in. I help all my brides build a timeline for their wedding day so don't sweat it. You will receive a questionnaire that lets me know every detail of the day so I can build you a complete timeline to base any other time questions off of like hair appointments the morning of, when to tell the family to be present for photos and when to arrive at the reception and eat food! 

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Step FIVE: IT'S FINALLY HERE!

First thing I will do when I arrive is come find you and ask you how you are doing. Then I'm going to get all your details from you as you finish getting ready so I can capture all those little small things that make your day unique. We will move swiftly through the timeline, brush past any hiccups and get you down that aisle and of course to the party after! I've seen little hiccups, large hiccups, and crazy things happen during wedding days, but every single bride has made it down the aisle and back up married at the end of it so does anything else really matter? Forget the lists of what you should do, the Pinterest must-have wedding photos and any stress before this day. Live in the moment, enjoy every second of the whirlwind day and I will capture some authentically wonderful moments for you to reflect on.

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Step SIX: DELIVERING YOUR PHOTOS

You will receive a link to your private online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding and you will get to scroll through hundreds of beautiful memories all collected in one little space. As much as it may kill you to wait when you receive that email with that amazing link in it, I suggest going through your photos together, selecting your favorites as you go with a glass of your favorite drink and reminiscing about the day. I can't wait to see which are your favorites!

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I want nothing more than to take care of you both at every step of your experience.

Need vendor referrals? I got you. 

I love seeing my clients as friends and capturing a wedding day as such;   as I would capture my best friend's wedding..

Have outfit questions for your engagement photos? Let’s talk!

Want someone to go to your cake tasting with you? I mean, I am not going to say no. YUM

I offer custom packages, intimate ceremony options and elopement style packages as well, 

a few things you should know...

Of course! I have my suitcases packed and I am always ready for an adventure. From weddings in Minnesota or Wisconsin all the way to Jamaica, I have worked with it all and am ready to explore new locations!



Are you available for travel?

Most collections include an engagement session, but it depends on what collection you choose and what we customize for you! 




Is an engagement session included?

Heck no! Let’s get that date into the books! All that is needed to book is a non-refundable deposit. We can decide on the specifics later. 


I don’t know which collection I want yet…does that mean I can’t book?

Photos are delivered via an online private gallery. You can view them from anywhere this way; your phone, tablet, or computer! There is no proofing or approval needed, you just get your entire gallery at your finger tips. This also makes it super easy to share images with your family and friends. You will receive your wedding photos within 4 to 8 weeks after your wedding.





How do I receive my photos?

I know that this is the part that is the hardest…waiting. I try my hardest to get you back your photos quickly so that you have a minimal amount of pacing and waiting to do. Wedding photos are typically received within 4 to 8 weeks after your wedding.





How long do I have to wait for my photos?

The non-refundable deposit to reserve your wedding date is $500, which is placed towards your final balance. This deposit must be made in full. The rest of your wedding invoice will need to be paid 2 weeks before you wedding date. If you would like to make payments towards your balance, you are more than welcome to!



Do you require a deposit? Can we make payments?

"I truly cannot say enough good things about Bethany. After I got engaged, I immediately contacted Bethany. Asking her to be our wedding photographer was the easiest (and best) decision I made during the entire wedding planning process."

- Kristi and Jayden

this is your day.

The number one thing I want you to remember? This is your day. You can do whatever you want. Ditch the boutonnieres, wear a reception dress, write your own vows, get ready together in the morning. Whether you are keeping it traditional or taking it to a complete other world, I will be there to make each moment last forever.
 
I can't wait to hear what you have in the works. Ready to talk?

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Serving South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Also available for destination weddings.