I love being a wedding photographer and capturing couples in love. It’s seriously so much fun, I can’t believe it’s my JOB! What makes being a photographer  even more exciting is when I get to make memories of special life seasons for sweet friends. This Muscatine spring couples session with Lakin and Nick was just […]

Apr 18, 2019

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Happy Thursday! I’m so excited I get to share the first engagement session of 2019 with you!! Nick and Sidney are sweet as can be and their sunset spring engagement session was on fire!! I’m truly honored to be Sidney and Nick’s wedding photographer! I first met Sidney last September when she was a bridesmaid […]

Apr 11, 2019

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Wow, I can’t believe this day is here already! Our baby boy is ONE!!! I still remember it all so clearly. One year ago (yesterday) I second shot a wedding for a dear friend of mine. At the time I was big and swollen very pregnant. 39 weeks to be exact! That whole wedding day, […]

Mar 18, 2019

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I’m super excited to reveal this labor of love I’ve been working on for my current and future #bethanymcneillbride !! My brand new wedding experience guide covers everything you need to know for a great wedding photography experience with me as your photographer! From what to wear for your engagement session to timeline planning to […]

Mar 8, 2019

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Ever wondered how big your wedding party should be? As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen big wedding parties where ALL the bride and groom’s close friends are included and I’ve seen small, intimate bridal parties composed of 3-4 super best friends. Both are good and I love photographing them either way! The biggest deciding factor […]

Mar 4, 2019

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Today I want to dive in a little bit to my love for simplicity and simple things. While I don’t consider myself a full-blown minimalist, I’d say I’ve become more of a “semi-minimalist.” Lately I’ve read some very critical reviews of Marie Kondo’s Netflix special Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I simply don’t agree with […]

Feb 11, 2019

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The other day I asked Joey why he wanted to date me when he first got to know me. Especially since I’d straight up told him we wouldn’t work out — ever. (read more of our love story here!) His answer: I was refreshing to talk to. woah. I don’t even talk very much!! I […]

Feb 2, 2019

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It’s January and this time of year everybody’s setting goals. Most of those goals, no matter how awesome, are for here and now. I know mine are! Usually I’m trying to figure out what I want to be better at or evaluate what I wasn’t happy with last year. Well, this year I’m trying something […]

Jan 22, 2019

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Happy Monday, friend! Can you believe it’s already the LAST day of 2018?! I certainly can’t. This year has flown by! I’ve been spending this last week of 2018 with my family. Between the quality time with them, I’ve been looking through ALL of my favorite images from the year. I photographed 11 weddings for […]

Dec 31, 2018

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The 2018 wedding photography season has come to a close force here at Bethany McNeill Photography. While I’m enjoying a little extra time at home with my kiddos, I miss this year already! It was SO much fun! I worked with the most amazing brides and grooms. During these last few days of 2018, I’m […]

Dec 27, 2018

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