For madly in love adventurers who value photos of intimacy in a modern, timeless way.
Hello, I'm Bethany Bloem
I'm a local and destination Wedding and elopement Photographer in Portland Oregon.
I'm here to capture your adventures, your special day, your love story, your epic dance moves and the most intimate moments of your life. I believe in the power of love and capturing the human experience with heartfelt candids and sweeping landscapes.
Creating a one of a kind experience for laid back and modern adventurers is my calling. I'm not afraid to climb mountains, get in the ocean, hang out of helicopters and do whatever it takes to make this experience and the end product truly out of this world.
As a professional photographer, I strive to bring out those authentic, stress free, quiet, normally unseen moments of intimacy of your wedding day. I use soft guidance and cringe worthy dad jokes to bring the vision to life and (hopefully) bring on the laughs.
Your wedding day is about you.
I shoot wedding photography and capture magical moments in a way that is non intrusive and allows your story to unfold in an authentic, organic way. But I will also tell you where the best background is, where the best light is coming from and how to position yourself so I can capture your wedding photos and candid moments at your most flattering angles on your wedding day.
I believe in loving with your whole heart, living simply and that dogs are truly a persons best friend. I believe that capturing pretty moments and photos of you and your bridesmaids is awesome, but so is your grandmother drinking wine from the bottle with your best friend. I'm here to capture this and everything in between.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Working with Bethany was truly such a amazing and unique experience! It was clear from the start that she truly was the best photographer who cared about her clients and making sure they received what they wanted. She is one of the best wedding photographers. Not only did I get what I expected, but even beyond that
Bethany did such a fantastic job at making us feel more natural and comfortable in front of the camera. She helped us get into sweet positions that photographed really well and took us to numerous locations she had already scouted to capture amazing images. It was 28 degrees and she was gloveless and working with some difficult lighting but did a splendid job! We love our photos. We hired the right wedding photographer. Thank you Bethany!
She showed up on my big day with a great attitude and terrific smile! Easy to work with and got the job done even with limited time. Her photography style was what I looking for. Our photos were exactly what I was imagining and that's why I chose her. She is the best portland wedding photographer.
Wedding Photography in Portland
Bethany is an expert in capturing the love and emotions of your special day in a way that will leave you with stunning memories for a lifetime. She believes that your wedding day is a unique and precious experience, and she takes pride in documenting every detail, from the smallest of moments to the grandest of gestures. With her keen eye for detail and her artistic approach, Bethany is dedicated to creating a beautiful and personalized collection of images that reflect your unique personality and style.
Bethany's warm and friendly personality makes her an absolute joy to work with, ensuring that every moment of your wedding day is captured in a relaxed and natural way. Whether you're planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand celebration with all your loved ones, Bethany will work closely with you to understand your vision and create a bespoke photography package that meets your needs and budget.
If you're looking for a Portland wedding photographer who can capture the magic and romance of your special day, look no further than Bethany Bloem. Contact her today to learn more about her services and to schedule your consultation.
How much does wedding photography cost on average in Portland?It really depends on the individual you hire. Many professional photographers with years of experience and serious equipment have a price tag to reflect this. A budget or new photographer is going to be under $2,500 for a full day. A mid range or standard rate is around $3,500 - $4,500 for an experienced, vetted photographer. You can be assured the photos will be great and they have the skills for your day. If you want high end and luxury, the starting point is usually $6,500 and up. These are quality driven, highly experienced photographers that will give you the highest quality product. You really do get what you pay for and missing important moments on the best day of your life could really make or break your day.
What is the average turnaround time for wedding photos?I do my absolute best to get every gallery into the hands of my clients within one month. In the peak of the busy season sometimes it can take a little longer. However, in my contract it states 3 months maximum and I will always get you a sneak peak gallery to celebrate while you wait!
What are some things to keep in mind when planning wedding, elopement and engagement photos?The most important thing to keep in mind is the amount of people present at the location. Because of this, I always recommend picking a mid week day instead of the weekend. The PNW is prone to high traffic in the natural areas on the weekend and is practically empty during the week. Since the weather here is famous for being wet, keep this in mind when planning. I love the misty rain aesthetic, but if you don’t then you want to plan for the summer months when dry days are guaranteed.