There is something magical about a wedding day. Capturing the authentic moments, the beautiful details, the stolen kisses, we desire to invest in each of our couples and want to give you the best experience possible.
We are honored to capture the most important day of your life - the exciting, joyful times, as well as the intimate, quiet times - to fully showcase your love and your story.


Experience

The Beth Joy

We believe that your wedding day is sacred, your vows are significant, and that these memories should last a lifetime.

With each photograph, we capture real, authentic moments from the most significant day of your life. We consider ourselves a mix between fine art and photo-journalistic styles. We will be there to pick up your getting ready suite to make for the best backdrop possible. We will gather your precious bridal details, and capture them in a lovely editorial style. We will position you into the best light for the dreamiest portraits, and also help your parents know what to do with their hands during family photos. We will help guide and pose you into comfortable positions, directing the beautiful scene, while also keeping it from looking fake by letting you make your own magic! We will help you look your very best, and also let you have fun, laugh with your tribe, run with the wind in your hair, and capture these moments in ways that are flattering and joy-filled.

It is our job to find the good light, compose the scene, and make sure you look AMAZING. Before the wedding, we help you schedule your day and make sure you have time for everything that is most important. On the wedding day, we keep things flowing so you do not run behind.











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 your marriage, and we are honored to document the start of your lives together. We adore getting to know our clients throughout the entire wedding process! From the time we meet over coffee or a video call, to your one-of-a-kind engagement session, our goal is to become a friend by the time your wedding day arrives! We want you to feel free to be yourselves, confident and at ease, madly in love. 




Philosophy

OUR

We are more than just "photo-takers", we are hair-fixers, dress-fluffers, boutonniere-pinners, water or champagne fetchers, your time clock, your personal assistants, your unofficial bridesmaid/groomsmen, your shoulder to lean on, your advocates, and your friends. 

On the day of your wedding, we are there to celebrate beside you. We will be there for you, from the moment you slip on the gown of your dreams until you dance the night away!

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TIMELINE PREPARATION

Two Lead photographers capturing all the angles of your story

Personalized wedding consultation (let's talk details!)

To best serve our couples, we accept no more than 15 events per year, creating a bespoke experience for each one.
Because every wedding is unique, we prefer to take size, location, and individual needs into account when determining your investment.
Click here to request our 2020-2021 investment guide!
 

All of our Beth Joy couples receive:

Information

The Investment

AN ONLINE GALLERY FILLED WITH
HAND-edited IMAGES

AN ONLINE GALLERY FILLED WITH HAND-CRAFTED IMAGES

Local Florida Weddings starting at:
 $3400
Michigan + Stateside Weddings starting at:
 $4500
Destination Weddings (outside U.S) starting at: 
 $5500
Sessions starting at:
 $550

After the last song has been played, all you have are your memories of the day. We provide you these memories as heirloom-quality images that tell your genuine story, which you will treasure for a lifetime and share with generations to come. 

Pricing Averages

The investment

Everyone knows that photographs are one of the few things you can hold onto after the wedding day. The cake is cut, the florals have faded; and your memories have been captured beautifully to look back on for years and years.
We are more than just "photo-takers". 
This is the Beth Joy difference: we are not just capturing those memories laissez-faire, but being proactive to ensure that they happen.
On your wedding day, you need a photography team who is going to have your back, help with your timeline, fetch your champagne, pin boutonnieres, bring a smile to your little niece's face. A team who is going to give you the experience you've always dreamed of.
That is why photography is the most important investment. You are not just paying for the "photo", but also for the experience that goes right along with it.


Typically, John and I meet our couples before the official booking. We love to chat in person to go over all the little details and of course, swap love stories! Since many of our couples live all over the United States, we often meet on Google hangouts or FaceTime!

After we have met, you can decide which collection best works for you, and we'll send over your online proposal and contract! To officially reserve your date, we typically ask for a deposit/booking fee of $1000. The signed online contract is also due at that time.  The rest of the balance is due 30 days before the wedding date.
We usually book 10-15 months in advance!

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS a Copyright?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

As photographers, under the U.S. Copyright Law, we own the copyright of the images. We have taken them, edited them and uploaded them. They are our art and as artists, we want to make sure they aren’t resold, stolen or re-edited to protect the integrity and quality of the images.

We include a print release with all of our collections, so you have the right to print and share your images. When printing, we always recommend you use a professional lab, such as the one found in your online gallery. Places like Wal-Mart and Costco have very low quality ink and paper, which will fade over time. 

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A Copyright? 

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

We deliver the best photos that tell the story of your day. We try not to have a limit, but on average, we typically deliver around 75-100 images per hour. You will receive all of the hand-edited files in high resolution JPEG format. These are easily downloaded via an online gallery.

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

About two months before the wedding, you will receive a questionnaire filled with everything we need to know about your timeline and wedding details! It also includes tips and information that you can use as you continue to plan for your wedding. The only list we ask for is the family photo variations!

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

Yes! Our custom-designed, fine art wedding albums can be purchased a la carte before or up to a year after your wedding day. An album truly is the best way to experience your photos tangibly and hold your memories in your hands. We highly recommend them to couples who are looking for a hand-crafted, high-quality heirloom. 

We also offer a variety of prints, canvases, thank-you cards, save-the-dates, and wedding guest books, which can be ordered through the online gallery!

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

YES! It's no secret that John and I love an adventure! We frequently travel for weddings and engagements, and have visited couples in California, New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Northern Michigan - just to name a few places!

Often our couples live out-of-state, and we love being able to travel to them, explore together, and capture their story in the city where they fell in love!

If you are interested in a quote for a destination wedding or engagement, please inquire!

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

Yes!!! Whenever possible, we love photographing couples before their big day! It really helps all of us get to know each other in a relaxed setting, especially since we will be the people you spend the most time with on your wedding day! Most of all, helps you become comfortable in front of the camera! Often couples will express that they are uncomfortable posing for photos; having an engagement session will truly allow you take away these worries on your wedding day.

We have our couples pick locations that are special to them (especially unique and adventurous places!), so that you have photos of yourselves where you feel relaxed and authentic! Make a date out of it, and enjoy this special time in your lives together! 

DO WE TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?

DO WE OFFER KEEPSAKES OR ALBUMS?

dO WE NEED A sHOT lIST?

wHAT IS dELIVERED?

WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT IS the BOOKING PROCESS?

WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY MOST IMPORTANT?

Should you do an engagement session?

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Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED

YES! It's no secret that John and I love an adventure! We frequently travel and have visited our amazing couples in California, Seattle, Florida, and New York City - just to name a few places!

We travel for both weddings and engagement sessions! Often our couples live out-of-state, and we love being able to travel to them, explore together, and capture their engagement story in the city where they fell in love!

We include travel for all weddings within the Metro Detroit area, and charge a small fee for weddings requiring further travel. For destinations with flights, travel costs will be customized depending on the specifics of your location, however it’s generally two nights hotel and round trip flight. 

Everyone knows that photographs are one of the few things you can hold onto after the wedding day. The cake is cut, the florals have faded; and your memories have been captured beautifully to look back on for years and years.
We are more than just "photo-takers".
This is the Beth Joy difference: we are not just capturing those memories laissez-faire, but being proactive to ensure that they happen.
On your wedding day, you need a photography team who is going to have your back, help with your timeline, fetch your champagne, pin boutonnieres, bring a smile to your little niece's face. A team who is going to give you the experience you've always dreamed of.
That is why photography is the most important investment. You are not just paying for the "photo", but also for the experience that goes right along with it.


Typically, John and I meet our couples before the official booking. We love to chat in person to go over all the little details and of course, swap love stories! Since many of our couples live all over the United States, we often meet on Google hangouts or FaceTime!

After we have met, you can decide which collection best works for you, and we'll send over your online proposal and contract! To officially reserve your date, we typically ask for a deposit/booking fee of $1000. The signed online contract is also due at that time. The rest of the balance is due 30 days before the wedding date.
We usually book 10-15 months in advance!

As photographers, under the U.S. Copyright Law, we own the copyright of the images. We have taken them, edited them and uploaded them. They are our art and as artists, we want to make sure they aren’t resold, stolen or re-edited to protect the integrity and quality of the images.

We include a print release with all of our collections, so you have the right to print and share your images. When printing, we always recommend you use a professional lab, such as the one found in your online gallery. Places like Wal-Mart and Costco have very low quality ink and paper, which will fade over time. 

We deliver the best photos that tell the story of your day. We try not to have a limit, but on average, we typically deliver around 75-100 images per hour. You will receive all of the hand-edited files in high resolution JPEG format. These are easily downloaded via an online gallery.

About two months before the wedding, you will receive a questionnaire filled with everything we need to know about your timeline and wedding details! It also includes tips and information that you can use as you continue to plan for your wedding. The only list we ask for is the family photo variations!

Yes! Our custom-designed, fine art wedding albums can be purchased a la carte before or up to a year after your wedding day. An album truly is the best way to experience your photos tangibly and hold your memories in your hands. We highly recommend them to couples who are looking for a hand-crafted, high-quality heirloom.

We also offer a variety of prints, canvases, thank-you cards, save-the-dates, and wedding guest books, which can be ordered through the online gallery!

YES! It's no secret that John and I love an adventure! We frequently travel for weddings and engagements, and have visited couples in California, New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Northern Michigan - just to name a few places!

Often our couples live out-of-state, and we love being able to travel to them, explore together, and capture their story in the city where they fell in love!

If you are interested in a quote for a destination wedding or engagement, please inquire!

Yes!!! Whenever possible, we love photographing couples before their big day! It really helps all of us get to know each other in a relaxed setting, especially since we will be the people you spend the most time with on your wedding day! Most of all, helps you become comfortable in front of the camera! Often couples will express that they are uncomfortable posing for photos; having an engagement session will truly allow you take away these worries on your wedding day.

We have our couples pick locations that are special to them (especially unique and adventurous places!), so that you have photos of yourselves where you feel relaxed and authentic! Make a date out of it, and enjoy this special time in your lives together! 

Click a question below, and read our answer!

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Beth Joy Photography was by far the best decision we made when it came to wedding planning. I looked at a zillion different photographers, and couldn’t be happier that we booked with them! They were so warm & friendly, and were even more amazing to work with in person when we met them for our engagement session. When it came to the wedding day, they were on the ball and were literally everywhere to capture every single moment. Their work is gorgeous, and attention to detail is spot on! We would book them again in a heartbeat!
- Erin + Mike

...It feels silly calling them vendors when they feel more like friends!

John and Bethany are the perfect husband and wife photography duo for your special day! I knew I wanted this couple to shoot my pictures even before I was engaged. Their images capture your eyes and also your heart. From the beautiful engagement photo shoot, to our dream wedding pictures! They are so easy going, down to earth, and make you feel so comfortable! As a type A bride, I had no problem giving them total control and letting them have the reigns! They are two of the most beautiful, artistic, loving people! They genuinely care about you and your partner and will guarantee they get the best photos! 10/10 Well done!!!
- Brittany + Mike

They genuinely care about you and your partner ...

BETH JOY PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!! Bethany and John are two incredibly kind people that make the wedding planning process WAY easier, plus their work is stunning! They are kind, caring, and supportive. Beth Joy's work is timeless and we couldn't ask for more. If you're reading this review and still looking for a photographer, stop your search now and send an email to Beth Joy Photography!!
- Nicole and Jake

It was like having a wedding guardian angel!!

They are totally a dream team, and truly above and beyond photographers. On the day of the wedding, they helped us stay on time and gave great direction, and were total sweethearts. They help make you feel so comfortable, and their style is so soft and romantic!  We had so many traditions from merging two different cultures (Austrian and Taiwanese), and they captured all of the important details. They truly did a wonderful job and we can't stop recommending them to everyone!
- Mary and Eric

Bethany and John were one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding.

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Bethany and John were seriously a godsend. My husband and I clicked instantly with Bethany and John during our engagement shoot, and they made us feel so comfortable. Fast forward to our wedding day... they were amazing. They were the perfect balance of being present, but invisible. In the moments we needed them, they acted as extended bridal party offering a helping hand. In other moments, they captured the perfect candid shots without us even realizing they were there! They work in perfect harmony. We were so lucky to have them!
- Stephanie and Vince

Who better to capture your day becoming husband and wife than a husband and wife team?!

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I do not even know where to begin with Beth and John - we had such an amazing experience with them!! I love photography and this was one of the most important aspects of our wedding. I was blown away! One of the reasons we chose Beth Joy was because we wanted real photos that represented who we are. Our photos are the PERFECT mix of beauty and glamour shots, with pictures that look like us and let our inner-selves shine through. I could turn to them for counsel on pictures as well as wedding planning in general. You will feel very valued working with Beth and John!
- Shanna and Nico

Beth and John are the sweetest people, and we count them among our friends.

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