It feels like just yesterday. Love letters found in the mailbox. Hours of Skype calls. Running to each other in a crowded airport. This is our love story. A story of a guy and a girl two thousand miles apart, each holding the other's heart. But the distance could not stop us, and two years ago on a warm May evening, we laughed, cried, vowed, and danced the night away, waving goodbye to long distance and embracing our awesome adventure together! Today, we are thrilled to invest in others' lives and create forever-memories showcasing their unique love stories.
.Bethany: I have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. When I was only 10, my mom bought me a Barbie Polaroid camera and I just about died of happiness. My passion grew when the time came to plan our wedding day! I spent many evenings researching wedding vendors and digging through blogs, inspired by the beautiful moments and pretty details I found. I began to dream about creating, crafting, and investing in others' lives through photography myself! Despite my fears, my dream didn't dissipate, and John (being the awesome guy he is) said, "Go for it!! What have you got to lose!?" It was then that I stepped out in faith, creating Beth Joy Photography, and I haven't looked back since!
John: I got my first digital camera in 2003 and took it everywhere, to school and on family trips, capturing middle school life, and my love of photography only grew from there! As a sophomore in college I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D60, and took thousands of pictures around school and on more trips and adventures. When I met Bethany in 2010 and we started dating, she permanently borrowed my camera — and captured my heart! When we tied the knot, her passion for photography renewed my love for it as well. I am so excited to meet our couples and celebrate with them on their epic wedding day!
Together, we have fallen in love with the art of photography, and work side-by-side as best friends, traveling the world, meeting amazing people, and telling the beautiful, authentic love stories of so many incredible couples.
With each photograph, we capture real, intimate moments from the most significant day of your life. We love connecting personally with each and every one of our couples, which is why we only take on a limited number of weddings per year. We believe that your wedding experience is not just focused on one day; instead, it is the beginning of a journey. We are honored to document the start of your lives together, and give every one of our couples a personalized experience.
We adore getting to know our clients throughout the entire wedding process! From the time we meet over a delicious cup of coffee to your one-of-a-kind engagement session, our goal is to become your friends by the time your wedding day arrives! We are always available to help you with the organization and details of your day or to just meet up and chat!
On the day of your wedding, we are there to celebrate beside you. We believe that your wedding day is sacred, your vows are significant, and that these memories should last a lifetime. We only offer full-day coverage because we want to be there for you, from the moment you slip on the gown of your dreams until you dance the night away!
A little about more us...we are college sweethearts currently residing near Ann Arbor, Michigan with our two sweet kitties! Besides hanging out with our awesome couples, we also love traveling + exploring new places, obsessing over Disney, taking long walks together, and spending lots of time with our friends + family. Want to get to know each of us a bit more?! Check out some fun facts below!