Here’s to dreamy photos of you and the ones you love!
BGP Portrait Collections!
And dare I say it… It's possible the freshman-15 is just a year away… we should take pictures while you're still looking good!
you're pretty stinkin' cute!
It’s your one time to be featured… The world is looking at you, senior announcements, the whole family is sending over congrats cards (and monneyyy), Let’s make sure you look good!
it's your time to shine
This is your chance to be pretty for a day and dance around the desert in a sundress
dance in the desert
Senior photos are a big deal… especially for girls! I like to call you my mini-brides, because you are just like brides. You have been planning these photos for the last 4 years. You have a Pinterest board full of inspo pics, that you wish were you and you can’t wait to book your photographer and finally get those dreamy photos:
Might as well work it!
You’re only this cute for this short while… right?
But I do know this… you really want photos that show who you are in this season and photos that show where you’re going in the next few years.
Sorry, I’m just guessing here: I was homeschooled.
• You're sad to be leaving behind all of the late nights out with your friends
• You’ll miss all of the dutch bro runs, the proms & homecoming dances and the tons of insta post following the dance (I get it: there is reason to celebrate and post if all of you look that nice)
• And if you're anything like me… you will not be missing the late night math homework.
And yet, you’re a little sad to be leaving behind such a sweet time of your life:
This is the most exciting season! It’s a season full of dreaming about your future and you’re over the moon excited to be on to bigger things after graduation.
-- like the beautiful senior photos you’ve been dreaming about since freshman year!
Ahh!! You’re sooo close to graduation! It’s finally time to start planning the fun stuff.
an experience that helps couples, seniors, and moms easily capture photos that tell their legacy without ever feeling overwhelmed.
The BGP Portrait Collection gives you a stress-free photo experience. One that allows you to have photos you absolutely love, without the chaos and overwhelming feeling that comes with planning a session!
so you can easily print your favorites right from there and have them hanging all over your home in no time!
Print Shop Right in the OnLine Gallery
so I know exactly the photos you want and all the different groupings. This way you can just enjoy being with your family at the session and I will take care to make sure no photos are missed!
Personalized Shot List
you can easily print, share, post, and save one as your new screensaver (my favorite part!!)!
High-Resolution Digital Files
For families this allows us to take our time and ‘roll with the punches’ if you will, this gives us plenty of time to work through any hiccups that often occur when working with littles. This is how I make sure we get photos that feel totally natural and easy! I never want to add any stress to the kids… we’ll think on our feet and make quick adjustments to make sure that even the kids have a lot of fun!
For couples & seniors this gives us a good 15 minutes to get comfortable in front of the camera and to get to know each other then after that, you're a natural and we get to just have fun and enjoy an easy session!
90 Minutes of Shooting Time
Here’s what you get with the BGP Portrait Collection:
Enjoy your photos!!
You’ll receive your gallery online and be able to print your favorite photos right from there! And you’ll have all your photos hanging around your home in no time!
The day of your session!!
You just get to be you and enjoy your night together… I’ll take over from here!
Choose your outfits & Location… One of my favorite parts of the process!
As soon as you book your session, I’ll send you a style guide to walk you through it all!
Put a date on the calendar…
Is it really that simple?
I won’t make you choose your top favorite photos and pay extra for every image after that. You get to have them all, I promise.
Full access to every image in the gallery!
to help guide you through choosing outfits. So, that you can know what looks wonderful together and on camera! This way you can go into the session confident that you and your family look amazing together!
“The last time we had professional photos taken was at our wedding, I was a little worried that my husband wouldn’t be into it, but Bethie was so fun and easy to work with we both had such a great time, that the whole evening felt like a playful date night! And the photos turned out better than I could have imagined and my husband loved them!!”
“Before booking with Bethie, I was worried about what we were going to wear to our session and if we would feel awkward in the photos. But Bethie made the whole experience amazing! She helped with posing & positive feedback throughout the shoot. It made us feel comfortable and able to enjoy being together, taking photos, and not being stressed. And I LOVE THE PHOTOS! They perfectly capture our love!”
“Bethie did a phenomenal job of making a frazzled mom, a dad who doesn’t love getting his pictures taken, and two little kiddos look put together and relaxed!!!! She’s amazing! We love our photos and will cherish them for years to come!!”
“I had a Pinterest board of exactly how I wanted my senior photos to be (surrounded by desert wildflowers), I showed it to Bethie and she helped me plan my whole session and she even found the wildflowers! I couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out… they were everything I was dreaming of! And Bethie was so fun to work with!! 10/10 would recommend!”
“I had concerns about my kids not looking at the camera or being too wild to capture anything and she walked me through the whole process and calmed all of my fears! She offered outfit advice and incentive ideas to keep the kids happy. She was so patient and thoughtful and I felt so good going into the shoot. And the pictures were just the icing on the whole experience! We LOVED how they turned out and she captured each one of our kid’s personalities so well!!”
“As a mom of two little ones, planning a session can feel a bit overwhelming, but you made it such a happy, stress-free experience. The kids cooperated so well because of your joy and relationship with them which made me relax during the session. You made it feel effortless and I appreciate it so very much! I absolutely adore the photos!! They are such treasures for our family that we will cherish for many years to come. We cannot wait until our next session with you!”
“Bethie was so amazing to work with!! Planning a session for a busy family with two littles can be a lot and the sessions can easily feel hectic, but Bethie was so helpful! I followed her style guide, had my hair and makeup done, and she was always just a quick text away for any help planning and choosing outfits and the location! And the session was such a breeze!! I’m IN LOVE with the photos!!”
My heart is in a puddle on the floor...
Keep in mind: I only take 6-8 bookings each month
So now, I offer a portrait experience that is completely stress-free and allows my clients to enjoy their session and photos and feel like they are working with a trusted friend.
I saw women wanting to have those timeless, photos that perfectly captured their loved ones in this season, but felt overwhelmed at the process from booking all the way to printing and *actually* enjoying their photos.
So, I learned how to simplify everything in my life, including my sessions.
Over the years, I have dealt with anxiety and feeling easily overwhelmed.
I have been photographing sweet couples, seniors, and families, like yours, for the past 5 years!
And just who am I?
Here’s what others have asked before working with me!
No worries! I walk you through everything, how to pose, where to stand, what to do with your arms.
I’ll let you in on a secret… nobody is comfortable in front of a camera. Even I still get a little awkward (it would be weird if you didn’t feel strange at first). I always give my clients the first 15-20 minutes to get used to being in front of the camera… After that the rest of the session is easy & fun… it feels more like a fun date than anything.
Nope! No big changes here… you are more photogenic than you think and I want to show who you are (and how you look) in this season of life! I will smooth any blemishes or hide any stray hairs, ya know. Itty bitty changes only.
No, I would be doing you a huge disservice! Culling through all the photos is a major part of the process. I sort through all the photos where you’re not ready, blinking, or mid-sneeze… so that you can enjoy all of the good ones!