Meet Bethany

My whole life I wanted to sing on tune.

And like clockwork, every morning I would have to face the fact that my vocal chords didn’t change overnight. I was not destined for American Idol. Therefore, my youth consisted of seeking artistic outlets to show the passion I have for life and adventure. So, I decided to pick up a camera in high school. Now, I like to think I can belt out the notes through an image captured.

And yes, I have been made fun of for being a Celine Dion fan for years. Don’t worry, I can take it. 

My art is based on movement and human connection.

My writing and photography is inspired by my unquenchable desire to explore the world and meet its people. My art began while i was living in South Korea in 2010. Photographing in Asia introduced me to an amazing array of people from all over the world.

The first wedding I ever photographed was in South Korea. I barely spoke the language. After successfully surviving that experience, I truly believe that photographing families from all over the world comes a lot easier to me than straightening my hair.

After working in Asia, I relocated to the Bay Area, then to Shanghai and then to Colorado where I have engaged in eleven-years of international portrait photography. I have photographed in India, Mexico, Korea, China, France, Scotland, Spain and the US, including Hawaii. I have been featured on BBC Travel, Martha Stewart Weddings, Junebug Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Shutterfly’s Best San Francisco Wedding Photographers, Huffington Post, to name a few.

My goal is to photograph every continent.

My greatest accomplishments though have been galavanting to thirty countries, living in three countries and rescuing a brood of precious animals from China. On a typical day-off, you can find me sipping an iced tea, hanging with my lil girls Penny and Florence while dreaming of which country will give me my next stamp in my passport.

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