Images by Bethany

We had the pleasure to meet Bethany Schiedel from Images by Bethany last December when we visited her studio to shoot a complimentary photo session for our family. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver her studio is warm and welcoming and it has large windows that provide gorgeous natural light.

We wanted an outdoor photoshoot but the weather wasn’t cooperating (raining in Vancouver, really?!) so we headed to her studio first to shoot the first part of our session, hoping for the rain to stop. At the end we managed to finish the session outdoors.

We haven’t had a professional photos session done for our family before so I was a bit nervous about it as I didn’t know what to expect. 2-year-olds are not specially known for their patience! During our session I was pleased to see that our son was on his best behavior. Bethany was wonderful with him and she even had some toys available for him to play with; making the session more relaxed and comfortable for him and for my husband and myself.

A few weeks after our family photo session, we returned to Bethany’s downtown studio to view the photos. Bethany had some delicious gourmet bagels waiting for us with hot tea and a selection of samples with the products she offers. Our images were displayed on a big screen for us to see and she played a slideshow along with a lovely song.

We then decided to pick our favorite photos and after some deliberation decided to get Christmas presents for family as well. Family photos are always wonderful presents for the holiday season. We ended up spending more than we expected but we were happy with the products we purchased.

Here you can see some of our favorite photos from our session:

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

We loved working with Bethany and we are so excited to have our first set of professional family photos. She was very easy to work with and we are hoping to work with her again in the future.

Win it:  Now, let’s talk about the exciting and generous giveaway she is offering to one very lucky reader.  Here is what one lucky person will receive!

Giveaway details:

Winner Receives:
– 1 hour session on location or in studio. ($350 value)
– online viewing gallery for 1 month.
– in studio ordering meeting, 2-3 weeks after the portrait session.
– one 8×10 print of your choice! ($30 value)

Fine Print:
– winner must contact Bethany within 48 hours of claiming the prize 
– portrait location must be within vancouver.
– portrait session must take place between february 15th – april 30th, 2013.

(If you live in a different city but will be in Vancouver between Feb 15th-April 30th, 2013 with a flexible schedule then don’t hesitate to enter)

Enter to win below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a complementary family photo shoot session to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.