I thought I was a good photographer until Betsy shot my proposal. WOW!!! One thing you need to know about Betsy: she's very humble and doesn't even humble brag. So I'll brag for her. Who does the Emmys trust to shoot backstage? Betsy? Who do wo...
rld class musicians bring on their tours to capture the magic? Betsy. Who do celebrities get to draw out their personalities and personal branding through still images? Betsy.
What's most striking about Betsy's work is that she's not just an amazing photographer who understands angles, camera settings and lighting, she's an amazing artist and post-production editor. She'll get the perfect shot even if the real-world conditions were far from pristine or perfect. If I had to summarize Betsy's magic it's this: sometimes the world, background, lighting, etc. isn't as picture-perfect as the magic and happiness you feel living in the actual moment. But, in Betsy's photographs, each image even the ones I felt would be "blah" while she was shootingcame out looking just as incredible and magical as the ones I thought would be my best shots while she was snapping away. There were no bad pics.
This is perhaps Betsy's artistic genius. She makes the backgrounds more vibrant and beautiful without raising any suspicion that they've been retouched. I've seen engagement photos before where the retouching is obvious and makes the pictures look unrealartificial. But Betsy's take on a silver screen effect, similar to how multi-million dollar movies get colorized by professionals who make the film subtly vibrant. You can't tell the image has been retouched, but it depicts the background so much better than any other image of the location you've ever seen.
For comparison: one of my friends was at my proposal taking photos on her DSLR, I got her pictures immediately and color adjusted them myself with professional software. It was a painstaking process that consumed hours of my weekend. Ultimately, my DIY pics came out solid and I was very pleased with myselfbut my images still paled in comparison to Betsy's pics.
Despite my raving about colorization, don't lose sight of Betsy's equally compelling talents. Betsy's photos look like they belong in the Library of Congress because she understands the intricacies and foundations that are necessary during the shoot, before post-editing starts. Her photographs of your special moment will look like they belong in a museum. They'll make you feel emotions that photos of yourself have never made you feel before. My entire family, my fiancé's family, my fiancé, and I literally cried tears of joy as we went through them, multiple times! We were hot messes, both figuratively and literally. You will be too.
Lastly, Betsy has a background in theater and attended one of the best colleges for theater, the University of Southern California. I bring this up only to say that Betsy's artistry and creativity run deep. Her vision is multi-layered and she gets things about framing and presentation that the typical professional photographer isn't tuned into.
Betsy, you're a true Renaissance woman of contemporary times. A goddess who literally manipulates time and space. I promise you're going to hang the photos she takes on walls and they'll upstage every other pic around them...making you want her to shoot every special moment you have for as long as you live. #life-long-besty-fan-following. For what you get in priceless memories, her rate is beyond worth it.