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BRIAN & KRISTEN

KYLE & HOLLY

GREG & KATELYN

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REAL BETHANY MCNEILL WEDDINGS

IOWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, WIFE & MAMA

meet bethany

On a typical day you’ll find me at home on our small Eastern Iowa acreage with my family. We're probably watching The Office or playing on the floor together. I’m a full-time Iowa wedding photographer and mama (it’s pretty much another job!) to my kiddos, Evelyn and Rowan, and wife to my hunky husband and almost high school sweetheart, Joey. I believe in simplicity — minimal fuss with an emphasis on what truly matters. Oh, and I'm obsessed with the color purple!

Meeting new couples like you and capturing your love story brings my heart so much joy! Wedding planning shouldn’t be super stressful. It’s a day you only get to celebrate once, so you should get to enjoy it! I photograph the real, timeless moments you never want to forget!

Hey there, Beautiful Bride! I’m Bethany and I’m so stinkin’ excited to get to know you! Here’s a little about me! 

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quick facts

Get to know me

If it comes in purple,
you bet I’m getting it in purple.

Tornado watch or warning?
Remind me the difference AGAIN?

When I was little I wanted to be a horse.
Yep, a horse.

Banana taffy is the best taffy.

Ice cream’s my favorite. And so are Raisinettes and Milk Duds and…

DIY everything.

Jesus is my Savior.
I strive to love like he does.

Driving to weddings is my jam time.
Bring on Apple Music!

celebrating marriages

A MARRIAGE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOUR WEDDING

So, you’ve planned the most gorgeous day. Am I right? You guys are madly in love. But, what happens after the excitement? Let’s be honest, you’re probably going leave those dirty clothes on the floor. It’s only a matter of time. I capture the way you feel on your wedding day. That way, when you’re feeling less than perfect, you can look. See the smiles and the joy you felt at the beginning. Rekindle the flame. You’re building a legacy with your marriage. One day your grandkids are going to see your wedding photos and not be surprised, because grandma and grandpa still love each other like they did back then.

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WEDDINGS

ENGAGEMENTS

FEATURED WEDDINGS

my portfolio

TAKE A PEEK AT SOME OF MY FAVORITES

WeDDINGS

weddings

FEATURED WEDDINGS

featured weddings

EnGAGEMENTS

engagements

emily & kieran

WASHINGTON DC WEDDING

emily & kieran

WASHINGTON DC WEDDING

kind words

GENUINE, REAL COUPLES

“If you're looking for a phenomenal, kind-hearted wedding photographer, Bethany’s your gal.”

- ADAM & JORDAN

“She stole our hearts with her attention to detail and the love she captured in each photo. You don’t just get a photographer, you get the whole package!”

- DREW & MATTEA

“Bethany treats every session as if they were her own photos, and takes care of you in the same way.”

- SETH & CORRIN

- JACOB & COURTNEY

“Bethany has a way of making people feel comfortable in front of a camera”

investment

BETHANY MCNEILL WEDDINGs

the wedding experience begins at $3,000

Before we get into all the details, I want you to know that I know how stressful wedding planning can be. I've made it my mission to make this one part of the planning simple. I want you completely comfortable in front of my lens and I believe that only comes by getting to know each other! I don't just want to share a business transaction, I want to become a friend you can text about anything and everything wedding related or not! So let's meet somewhere cozy with your hubby-to-be to get to know each other and see if we'd be a good fit! 

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I can't wait to hear from you!

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