I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Charlottesville, Va, born with a love for anything colorful, full of light, and earthy. Over the years I have discovered where my passion is : Adventure on this incredible earth and honoring the connection I have with each person I meet. I suppose I have a pretty bad case of wanderlust. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been filled up with joy when I walk down a trail with light sneaking through the tree branches or when I’m on top of a mountain simply being present to the beautiful creation before me. But more-so than these things my passion lies in each and every one of you. I adore getting to know your personality, capturing the magic in your glances, documenting your adventures and telling your story through my lens.
Every love story is unique and beautiful, and I likewise strive to make every photograph one-of-a-kind. I seek out the magical and artful aspects of every moment, while at the same time capturing that spark of authenticity. Light, love, joy and adventure all intertwine in a story of beautiful, genuine moments. My other vices are VA wine, hiking up trails known and unknown, traveling, making music with my husband and simply laughing with my family. Life is so good!
Wedding packages begin at $2,600. Each package includes full day coverage, a Photo DVD of digital files, an online gallery and an engagement shoot. My desire is to find a package that is perfectly tailored to your needs.
Other services offered in various packages include: Extra time coverage, additional products, albums & two photographers.
Love, adventure, and romance - Let's capture it together!
"Bethany was wonderful to work with! She was such a calming, cheerful presence on our wedding day and she captured the natural beauty of our venue in a way that can only be described as magical. The photos are even more gorgeous than we could have hoped for! We continually receive compliments about them from friends and family and they allow us to relive that day every time we look at them. She captured images of everything on our request list, including some to-die-for pictures of our dog as the ring bearer. We also received all of our edited images very quickly, which we couldn't be happier about. We can't recommend her enough and plan on working with her again if we ever need a photographer."
"Bethany takes the most amazing photographs I have ever seen! She is a true artist with her camera. Additionally, she is a joy to work with. I can NOT recommend her highly enough. If you want beautiful, natural pictures that capture the spirit of your day: look no further. Bethany is the best!!!!!"
"We got the most perfect photos from Bethany!! She was so communicative, detailed, and supportive. She handled everything with ease and is clearly a pro. She captured everything we wanted but I also felt completely comfortable following all her direction and letting her dictate what shots she thought would be best!"
"Bethany is hands down amazing. From our very first meeting she was an excellent listener and paid such careful attention to the details that were important to us. Throughout our business relationship she translated that thoughtfulness into little gifts and mementos to make us feel valued as clients. On the day of the wedding she was a breath of fresh air: professional, kind, collected, and lighthearted. I could tell she was focused on her craft and yet she still made me feel special. And, of course, her photography is so gorgeous. My friends and family have been blown away by the quality of her work and the intimacy she was able to capture. Thank you, Bethany!"
"My husband and I are so glad that we were referred to Bethany Snyder for our wedding photography. Originally I had contacted another photographer that was recommended by our venue however she ended up getting booked by another bride. Luckily this photographer was nice enough to recommend Bethany, as they had worked together in the past. Despite the fact that we only met Bethany via Skype prior to our wedding weekend I knew right away that it would be a good fit. Bethany has a very warm personality that you feel right away. I felt like she was someone that I would feel comfortable being around for the duration of my wedding day which ended up being completely true. Since we had rented our venue which was a charming bed and breakfast for the whole weekend we had decided to hold our rehearsal dinner inside the barn on the property. Rather than having the typical engagement photo session we asked Bethany if she would consider replacing it with coverage of our rehearsal dinner. When I saw the photos that Bethany took it brought back the same feelings of anticipation that I had felt that day. She didn't just capture the place and the people, she was able to capture the feeling of the evening. To me, that is the sign of a very talented photographer and artist. Bethany visited our venue prior to our wedding weekend in order to research various locations to shoot, which I felt was incredibly professional. Being that it was an out of town venue it was such a relief knowing that she had a game plan for the day. This was especially evident for our first look. She lead me back through the fields to a stream where there was a small bridge separating me from my future husband. I had no idea this location even existed on the venue! The initiative and thoroughness that Bethany showed resulted in the most breathtaking and romantic moment for our first look. Bethany was by my side pretty much all weekend and it may have sounded silly but at the end of it all I told her that she felt more like a friend than a vendor. I think that stemmed from the fact that it is evident that she loves what she does and really genuinely cares about her clients. After the wedding had come to an end and we were all rehashing the weekend I remember both of my parents specifically saying how much of a pleasure it was to have Bethany as our wedding photographer. I could not agree more. Thank you Bethany! "
"Bethany is so sweet and courteous. Her photos were beautiful. I will say, however, that you need to plan your own photos if you want something more interesting than generic wedding photography. Many of the shots she had us do seemed to be in everyone else's wedding photos - so originality is not exactly a concern of hers. They were beautiful; just not unique. She also did not take several photos we specifically requested, which was extremely frustrating, and lost some photos due to a 'corrupt card.' She did offer a free portrait session because of the lost photos. All in all, the photos were beautiful, and Bethany is super nice, but it wasn't as 'edgy' as we would have like it. It's also a little heartbreaking not to have pictures of certain people I wanted to see in the photos."