the goal is to feel supremely alive- laird hamilton


We met at a lifeguarding class. Being two of the few students who could actually swim efficiently, we bonded on the side of the pool, talking smack about the other students as they slowly made it through the 500-meter swim. Our first kiss was the stuff of legends and involved a deserted island, bioluminescence in the ocean, and a star-filled sky. Before we knew it, we were becoming partners for life on a stormy morning in the Outer Banks of NC. We were married by the time we were 21 and 23. In March of 2018, we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. #lifers


We became wedding photographers because we loved each other. Four months after our wedding day, we set off on a kayak adventure, paddling from Maine to Key West. This took us over a year and a half, 2500 miles, through some of the worst and best days of our lives so far and cemented our love for one another. On that trip, we realized that we wanted to be together all the time, not trading our numbered days for a number on a paycheck. This business is how we made that happen in our love story.


We share our lovely little apartment with our sweet little dog, Hattie. Most of our time is spent snuggling her, hustlin' in our home office, watching YouTube, embroidering, surfing, and dreaming about travels and fresh ideas.



Wife, DOG MOM, (EI)NF(JP), EnnEagram 4, Scorpio, OPPORTUNISTIC Traveler, Cry Baby, loyal, Embroidery, Christmas, TiKi, Ireland and Disney Fanatic


husband, Dogfather, Surfer, all-around good dude, zen master, cool as a cucumber, red-headed homeschooler with 4 brothers

Hattie 🐾

black and tan cavalier King CHarles SPaniel who snores, snuggles, and follows dan everywhere he goes. Keeper of calm.

Weird Flex but ok.

  • Bethany and Dan Photography opened for business in 2010.
  • We have photographed over 200 weddings together.
  • Worried about weather or locations on your wedding day? Fear no more.
    Tropical storms ✓ snow ✓ rain ✓ hail ✓ sleet ✓ 11°F temperatures ✓ almost total darkness ✓
    We have made it work in parking lots, wedding factories, ballrooms, mountains, oceanside, mansions, cottages, back porches, you name it. we got you.
  • Bethany has broken her foot, and sprained an ankle DURING weddings and has kept. on. photographing.
  • Lots of our real-deal friends are past wedding couples.
  • Travel? Yes. We have photographed couples in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Iceland.
  • We've won some awards, been featured on some blogs, and in some magazines but you don't really care about that do ya? Ask us and we can brag to you if you want. Either way, our moms think we are great.



The photos on this page were taken by The Lous for our 10 year anniversary.

All the heart eyes. 😍