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Bethany Cox

Bethany Cox

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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. This March (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, surfing, and dreaming about travels and fresh ideas.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

We are located in Portland Maine. We travel up to 2 hours with no travel fee.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

We have been in business since 2010. Both of us have each photographed over 100 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Gutsy - Real - Honest - Intuitive - Quirky 
We are dependent on our couples to be themselves, confident, imperfect, goofy, brave, self-aware, and unique. Our main inspirations are Light, Emotion and Landscape. We dig weird light, bold light, dark shadows, buttery golden light and high contrast. Drawn to the emotions of the day we focus on the story being told, both the public displays as well as the private moments. We believe in the importance of location and that it is integral to the wedding and we incorporate that into the story as much as we can. While we do step in to help direct you during your portraits, we use the photo-journalistic technique during the rest of the day as it unfolds. 
Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

All weddings include both of us as your wedding photographers and the high-res files.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

We use skype.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

WEDDING WIRE COUPLES AND BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013–2016 
TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS 2014–2016 
PART OF THE BLACK TIE BRIDE'S BEST MOMENTS, GOWNS, AND OVERALL WEDDINGS 2015 
THE COVER OF PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2016 AND APRIL 2013 
HONORABLE MENTION IN JUNEBUG'S BEST OF ENGAGEMENTS 2014 
THIRD PLACE IN THE DETAILS CATEGORY FOR THE PASS PHOTO CONTEST 2012 
MEMBERS OF THE WORLD'S BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ON JUNEBUG 2014-2016 
MEMBERS OF FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014–2016 
FOUNDERS OF THE NON-PROFIT WELCOME THEM HOME

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