Amazing amazing wedding photographer!Reviewed on 11/14/2013 oriane d
Bethany was the perfect photographer to have at our wedding at a vineyard in Virginia -- I can't say enough good things about her. She is professional, easygoing, puts people at ease, and her pictures were stunning. She excels at capturing people in the moment, so we had tons of special pics of the bridesmaids laughing together, friends clinking glasses, my dad waiting to walk me down the aisle. She also did a lovely job of capturing the scenery without it seeming to postcard-y. Not only that, but she built a photobooth for us and had it all set up so that throughout the night people could duck into it and get photos snapped of themselves. We got pics that ranged sweet to scandalous and all were exceptional quality. One thing that is really special about her is that she really puts people at ease; you don't feel like you have this stranger inserting themselves into special moments. Very discrete. And so helpful with managing the family pics (you really have to herd and corral), patient but not pushy -- she's just great! She was thorough and timely in getting me the pics. I feel so lucky to have had her as my photographer -- can't recommend her highly enough.
thankfulReviewed on 10/31/2013
Bethany was my wedding photographer and she took a lot of pressure off the day. She brought a relaxed energetic attitude to the day, making the guests laugh and relax for photos. I don't love posing for photos much myself, so I was very thankful to have her being the person doing it. Then she gave me the pictures, and they were artful and beautiful. They were not stiff and posed, and showed a lot of candid moments during the ceremony as well as the party. Thankfully I'm never going to have to plan a wedding again, but if I did I would definitely hire her!
Bethany Bandera is the bomb!Reviewed on 9/20/2013
Great pictures.... wonderful service... affordable price! Bethany is awesome. Not only that, but she makes the process seem really natural and relaxed :) I would strongly recommend her for your wedding!
artistic perspective & graceful presenceReviewed on 4/23/2011 Lanz T
We are grateful to have had the gift of Bethany's artistic perspective capture our wedding celebration last August in Virginia. Bethany is an amazing person to work with–full of enthusiasm, charm, grace and skill. Her presence is delightful and her work is phenomenal. My partner and I are both visual artists so it was important for us to hire a photographer with a discriminating eye and a natural talent for finding beauty in unassuming places. Since the wedding celebration itself goes by so quickly, it is fabulous to have the lasting treasure of Bethany's photographs. We have received countless compliments on her behalf from all who have seen our wedding photos, and we joyfully recommend her to anyone seeking a talented and experienced professional photographer.
Above and Beyond!Reviewed on 4/06/2011 Melinda S
Bethany was recommended to us by our groomsmens wife who knew her from way back and even though we were based in London and Bethany is based in NYC, it wasn't an issue to make all the arrangements with her for our big day. Bethany went above and beyond in scoping out the area where we got married in France and she knew where we would get the best light for photographing us and she was great at giving direction without really having to! I was so pleased when we received our photos and was amazed to see that she can get some great candid photos of us and our guests without us even noticing that she's there - she sneaks in and out without interrupting or interfering which in my view is a great skill for a photographer to have. She's also a great and fun person to have around and we would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer - we couldn't be happier with our photos!
Artistic and ProfessionalReviewed on 4/06/2011 Jamila S
Bethany was our wedding photographer last May and we chose her based on her editorial/artistic background. I wanted to have something out of the box that captured the spirit of the wedding and our guests. And she did just that! She worked with us on fitting our budget which was huge to us. It's so fun to have a photographer that has a different point of view and she has done tons of fashion shoots and I wanted her to bring that energy for capturing special moments to our wedding!!! She is super professional and fun. If you want an artist to take your wedding to the next level this is your photographer!!!!