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Reviewed On 11/03/2020 by Scott C
Hire Bethany and don't look back. She is an extremely talented photographer and a pleasure to work with. Especially during these uncertain times, she continuously worked with our updated wedding plans and always maintained a positive attitude. ...
Can't thank her enough for making our wedding day so memorable.
Reviewed On 7/13/2020 by Rocio R
This review is exactly 1 year late (7.13.2019), how embarrassing! Bethany and her co-photographer Jon were beyond amazing and did an incredible job capturing our wedding day and it's essence! We also had a fantastic time during our Engagement p...
hoto shoot! Not only is Bethany a seriously talented photographer but a kind soul and wonderful human being. From the first day we met her she was warm, down to earth and knowledgeable, making us feel right at ease! As soon as we left our initial consultation meeting, my husband and I knew we wanted Bethany to photograph our wedding! We are not photogenic by any means, but she made us look pretty darn good! During the engagement photo shoot and on the day of the wedding, she helped us be relaxed, ourselves and helped the photos capture 'us.' We cannot thank her enough for her attention to detail, patience, also working with our team of vendors, taking charge when needed and without being asked, providing direction and dealing with our large family and 200 guests! Thank you, Bethany! We cannot recommend Bethany and Maypole Studios enough!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Eleanor C
You cannot go wrong with Bethany at Maypole Studios. From the get go, she strived to get to know us as individuals and a couple to make our photos and the experience more personal and memorable. Almost immediately, it felt more like taking pict...
ures with an old friend, rather than someone we met that day. She is generous with her time, cares about getting the right shot, and knows how to get it. Very happy with Bethany and her team.
Reviewed On 9/14/2019 by Sasha R
My husband and I worked with Bethany and Jon at Maypole Studios for our wedding in Chicago on August 18th, and I can honestly say that they were the most amazing people for the job! My husband and I are usually a bit camera shy, but Bethany and...
Jon immediately put us at ease, and made the entire event so much more enjoyable with their presence. All of our guests could not stop raving about how amazing they both were, and what an absolute joy and pleasure they were to work with. If I had to redo my wedding day, I would without hesitation hire them again, and am so happy how they helped make our day even more special!
Reviewed On 7/07/2019 by Allie G
Bethany is so incredibly talented and creative -- we have been so impressed with all of our engagement photos and the photos we have seen so far from our wedding! She is so bubbly and really calmed me down on the wedding day. She has so much ex...
perience and knowledge about where to get the perfect shots. She was able to help arrange a private first look on the Nichols Bridge, which was closed that day for a city event. Talk about going above and beyond! Everyone is still talking about our pictures and her and her team -- I wish I could give more stars because she truly deserves it!
Reviewed On 1/08/2019 by Genna M
We hit the jackpot hiring Bethany for our wedding in September. Bethany's photos turned out better than we could have ever hoped for, and she captured every moment perfectly. Not only is Bethany extremely talented, but she is also great company...
. She was always there when we needed her and had a happy, but relaxed energy throughout the entire day and night. Our family and wedding party loved working with her as well. She helped make our wedding day perfect, and we could not be happier with our choice.
Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Gwen B
My husband and I had worked with Maypole Studios (Bethany) for our engagement and wedding photos. Initially, we were just planning on having Bethany take our engagement photos as our wedding was a destination wedding. After we received our en...
gagement photos, we were blown away and asked if Bethany could travel for our wedding. She was fantastic! She not only captured the entire night perfectly, but she made a great addition to the weekend. Would easily recommend her to anyone who asks.
Reviewed On 8/16/2018 by Meghan G
My husband and I are so grateful to have had Bethany take both our engagement and wedding day photographs. She is an absolute joy to work with. She makes you feel comfortable and always gets the most natural shots. She always had amazing photo ...
location ideas around the entire city of Chicago. Bethany is someone who goes above and beyond for her clients. She went out of her way on our wedding day to create a slideshow of photographs from our morning getting ready and the church ceremony to display at the wedding reception. Our guests absolutely loved seeing the photos, and it was a super special touch. Bethany's co-photographer, John, was also a pleasure to work with. They split up the day to get photographs of both the groomsmen and bridesmaids during the getting ready process and came together during the ceremony and reception to capture all the excitement. They made an excellent team. We are truly appreciative of how special Bethany made our wedding day and we will forever cherish the moments that she captured. We highly, highly recommend using Maypole Studios to capture all of your biggest moments!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Pablo P
My wife and I worked with Maypole Studios for our wedding and engagement photos. We wanted a photographer who could capture our personalities and display a positive energy from our photos and Bethany excelled in both of those aspects.
exudes a calm confidence during her photo sessions. She makes you feel at ease that she’s going to capture exactly what you’re looking for without any pressure to pose or present yourself in any specific way. I’ve been in wedding parties for friends where I feel like I’m a mannequin for the photographer and have to conform to their “artistic vision.” Bethany completely flips that approach and makes sure that her work is a product of your input.
Our wedding was in Florida and Bethany arrived the day before to make sure she had enough time to scope out the venue so she wouldn’t have to worry about scouting for locations on the day of so she could devote more time to documenting all the different moments from the wedding throughout the day. Everyone from our family and wedding party commented on how efficient and laid back Bethany was and said she was the easiest photographer they’ve worked with. She was patient with us if we had any stressful moments and was always happy to take the inevitable “one more” photo with family members.
Every artist has their own style and every couple looks to get something particular out of their photos. Some seek out dramatic poses with over the top romance and formality. For my wife and I, we think weddings are meant to be fun, joyous moments filled with the love we share with each other and our families and friends. Bethany was the perfect photographer for this and shared our vision. My wife and I always smile when we look back at our photos and see the genuine, sweet, and goofy moments we shared.
We can’t wait to work with Maypole Studios again.
Reviewed On 12/08/2016 by Katy W
I met with a couple photographers but knew when I first met Bethany I knew she was the one! She was easy to talk to and made me feel instantly at ease. I loved that an engagement session was included in her package too. It really helped us feel...
at ease with her and we had so much fun doing it. She really has an eye for fun spots that give the pictures a little bit on an edge. We met a couple times before the wedding to discuss possible shoot locations as well as timeline.
Day of Bethany and Jon, her second shooter, were awesome. They arrived on time and were completely professional all day. Our day was flew by and Bethany and Jon got all the shots we wanted and more. We received our pictures back about 3 months after our wedding and have over 1100! They are beautiful and can't thank Bethany enough for capturing the essence of our perfect day.
Reviewed On 12/04/2014 by Katie C
I selected Bethany years after she photographed my best friend's wedding. She brought the same calm demeanor and fun loving personality to our recent wedding - and to our engagement sessions. She is a fantastic person and photographer. We are s...
o lucky to have the opportunity to meet her and to welcome her into our lives during such a special time!
Reviewed On 6/05/2014 by a member
Bethany is incredible. She's a wonderful photographer who creates beautiful images. She's very easy to work with and made everyone feel very comfortable.
Contact Info for Maypole Studios
1632 N Wood St, Chicago, IL | Available for domestic and worldwide weddings.