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An autumn Vermont elopement

It was a rare warm fall day and I had just come home from a few family petite sessions. Later that evening I had to travel to New Hampshire to capture an engagement. That's when I got a call from The Inn at Weathersfield, asking if I was available, that afternoon, for an intimate elopement.  Elopements, especially Vermont elopements, hold a special place in my heart; I had to make it work. Thankfully, I was able to move around my schedule, to make the wedding and engagement session work! At the inn, I met Chris and Noelle, and their love was so strong, so irresistible. With lots of joy, love, and laughter, they were married under the beautiful Vermont foliage. 

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No matter how small or big your wedding is, let me tell your story. 

 

Vita Brevis Eterna Gloria,

Bethany 

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Winter Stylized Wedding

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Winter Stylized Wedding

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Winter Velvet

A Vermont stylized Wedding

Vermont winters are notorious being long, harsh, and brr, so very cold! They're also famous for being visually stunning, as the snow graces the green mountains and lushes fields. This past December a team of local wedding vendors came together to create some New England magic. Mixing together velvet fabrics, a restored vintage fire place, and locally grown florals created this gorgeous Winter Velvet wedding. 

Personally, I am so impressed by these fantastic wedding vendors. The amount of creativity that was flowing at this shoot inspired me to create these rich moody images. From florals, to planning, to event decor, this teams would create a amazing fantasy wedding! 

 

Vendor team

Event planner/ coordinator- www.eventdesignbykatie.com |  Event Design by Katie

Rental decor- scenesetters.net | Scene Setters

Tulle Skirt- www.cocoevoci.com | etsy.com/shop/bloomher

Floral design- www.fairandfarmvt.com

Form fitting dress- www.lilysaratoga.com

Model- Christine Goodrich | www.modelmayhen.com/ChristineGoodrich

Photographer- www.bethanyklebes.com

A HUGE shout out and thank you to Bishop's Choose and Cut for letting us come and use your stunning property!

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If you're recently engaged this holiday season, I would love to sit down and talk wedding planning with you! I offer wedding services in Vermont, New Hampshire, New England, and beyond! 

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Welcome Amita Jane

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Welcome Amita Jane

There is nothing more incredible than the birth of a new life. Moriah and Aaron welcomed their fifth baby on August 29, 2017, which happened to have been her big sister's birthday! This special family chose to welcome their little one earth side with the comfort of a home birth. Lovingly cared for by her incredible birth team, Amita Jane was born into the water and safely into her mother's arms after a quick and peaceful labor. 

It was an amazing experience to be asked to document another of Moriah's birth stories. I was honored to be apart of such a special birth team, including, midwife Annique Sampson, out of Putney, Vermont, midwife Rebecca Price-Wood our of Chester, Vermont, and Doula Kayla Faxon out of Walpole, New Hampshire

The video below are highlights from this special home birth. Please be advised that these are real, raw, and authentic. 

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Goldilocks & Bear | Portrait session- Springfield, Vermont

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Goldilocks & Bear | Portrait session- Springfield, Vermont

One of the greatest thing about being a photographer is that I can document my own little ones as they grow and change. Recently Petunia turned six and Fox turned one, we celebrated with a simple Goldilocks and Baby Bear party (check out the party here), and a special photo session.  I'm so grateful that  Springfield, Vermont gave us such a beautiful location for this series. I will admit that I got a bit emotional while photographing Petunia, as I bought my first DSLR shortly after she was born and practiced so much on her and her siblings. 

Fox's gorgeous bear hat was borrowed from a sweet friend, and can be found at Native Fable.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

I schedule children's stylized portraiture all year long. Click here to contact me about your own portrait session. Let's make magic and tell your story.

Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany 

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Brady | Fresh 48- Springfield Hospital

I met Megan and big sister, Hadley, at an adorable chocolate (!) shop earlier this year. Hadley was the sweetest little girl and I knew instantly that witnessing her meeting her baby sister was going to be something special. And I was right! On a lovely late spring Vermont day I arrived at Springfield Hospital to capture those first beautiful moments of sisters meeting for the very first time. The moment when Hadley held Brady was so special and I know it is something their parents will cherish for all of their lives. 

Brady was an absolute dream to work with for this Fresh 48,I left feeling so honored that as a photographer I get to witness such incredible moments. 

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Fresh 48's are such a special way to welcome baby into the world. They take place within 48 hours after baby has arrived and I typically come to where ever the birth has taken place. I serve Fresh 48 clients in Vermont and New Hampshire. Please click here for more information on fresh 48 photography, birth photography, and more!

 

Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

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Fox and Petunia | Birthday Celebration- Springfield, VT

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Fox and Petunia | Birthday Celebration- Springfield, VT

Birthdays. 

Birthdays are special and exciting for kids, even more so, they are emotional and exciting for parents. We recently celebrated two of my kids birthday and I am so excited to share a glimpse of my everyday life with you. Fox celebrated his first birthday and Petunia celebrated her sixth! We had a simple event at our home and celebrated with one of our favorite stories, Goldilocks and baby bear! While being a professional photographer brings me so much joy, being a mother is my life's greatest accomplishment. 

Be sure to visit back next week for our goldilocks and baby bear stylized portrait session! 

Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

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Sanchez Family | Orlando Florida

While Orlando has fun parks and so much to do, it also provided an incredible sunset when I traveled there last month. One of the awesome parts of being a destination photographer, is seeing beautiful scenery everywhere I go, including my home state of Vermont! 

The Sanchez family moved from Rhode Island to Florida a few years ago and I am so excited that I got to connect with them, to document their family and the love that they share. We had so much fun laughing and joking around. I love this family's raw emotion and joy! If you're traveling to Florida, be sure to check out their beautiful rental home, this is where we stayed and it was incredible! 

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2017 Maternity Model Call

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2017 Maternity Model Call

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.

Pregnancy is a time like no other. A time that seems to last forever, but is only a glimpse in our lifetime. Your baby is a miracle and I want to document your journey to motherhood. As a maternity photographer I specialize in telling these incredible stories and I am thrilled to share my 2017 maternity model call with you.

To qualify

  • Applicants must be currently expecting and be between 30 to 40 weeks by June 30, 2017. 
  • Applicants should be between the sizes of small and medium and willing to wear one of BKP maternity gowns.
  • Applicant's significant other must be will to cooperate for the portraits. The session and style will be intimate, documenting the love between the child's parents. 
  • Applicant must be willing and enthusiastic to sign a model release, and be the face of  my maternity portraits for 2017. 
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The details

  • 50% off of the maternity portrait booking fee
  • Three digital images of your choice ($210 value)
  • 8 X 10 Gift print
  • 15% off your choice of Newborn, Fresh 48, or birth story
  • Applicants should be aware that BKP is a full service photography company, that specializes in creating custom heirloom prints and products. Models will have the opportunity to purchase prints, products, and more digital images at the post session ordering appointment. 
  • Session will be held within 50 miles of Springfield, Vermont. 
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

To apply

Name *
Name
Significant Other's name *
Significant Other's name
Phone *
Phone
Please choose the following sessions that you are interested in booking with BKP *
If chosen, are you willing to meet with BKP for a pre-consultation before the session, and a purchasing appointment after the session? *
Are you active on social media?

Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

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Max & Kelly | Mommy & Me

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Max & Kelly | Mommy & Me

One of the best parts of my job is being able to travel and hold sessions in different locations. Last month, I left Vermont and headed south to Orlando, Florida. There I met up with Atlanta natives, Kelly and Max, and together we created a little bit of magic at Disney Springs. 

It was such a pleasure to photograph this mommy and me session. Max and Kelly really made it easy for me, since it's clear how much they adore each other. Orlando didn't disappoint with its beautiful sunset and warm weather! You can follow Max and Kelly's adventures over on Instagram. While you are at it, don't forget to follow Bethany Klebes Photography while your there!

If you're looking for travel information for your upcoming wedding or event, please contact me today.

Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

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Noah & Rachael | Prom 2017

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Noah & Rachael | Prom 2017

I had the pleasure of shooting Noah's senior portraits this past fall, in Claremont, NH. We ran around the city, as he carried my grey tufted chair, and created images that represented him in this special time. So when he approached me about prom pictures this year, I couldn't turn him down. 

Enter Rachael, a beautiful senior who graced her stunning black gown. Together we revisted some of my favorite locations from Noah's senior portraits and again, dragged my chair all around Claremont. 

I know Noah and Rachael personally, and it has been such a pleasure watching them grow up into amazing young adults. I am so thrilled to see where life will take them.

 

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Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

{Floral design- Putnam Colonial Florist}

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Jackson David | Fresh 48

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Jackson David | Fresh 48

Jackson David

March 20, 2017

Spring breathes new life, and this past March was no exception. On a chilly march afternoon I met Jackson at Dartmouth Medical Center, in Hanover, New Hampshire. From the moment I walked into the room, it was clear that this family ran on love. The wonder his parents held in their eyes as they held their son was incredibly moving. Fresh 48 newborn sessions are such an incredible time to capture those soft new features, wrinkly feet, and joyful parents. I am so honored that I had the opportunity to capture these heirloom memories with such a special family, as they welcomed their precious miracle. 

Here's a glimpse into our fresh 48 that took place when Jackson was not even two days old. 

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Vita Brevis Gloria Aeterna,

Bethany

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2018 | Senior Rep Program

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2018 | Senior Rep Program

It's that time of year again! I am searching for a handful of senior reps to represent Bethany Klebes Photography. These reps will work exclusively with BKP and receive some pretty awesome perks. My reps can even earn more swag and perks when there friends book with me! This is a great opportunity to get those stunning senior pictures you've been dreaming of, for a deal of a lifetime.

What is a Senior Rep?-  My reps are students who will be seniors for the 2017-2018 school year and are planning to graduate in 2018. They represent schools within a 50 mile radius of Springfield, Vermont; this includes public, private and homeschool students. An exclusive number of reps will be chosen from each school. These students will receive discounted senior portraits, products, and prizes; with exchange for representing Bethany Klebes Photography. After each student has completed their session and ordering session, they will receive custom Rep cards with their favorite images, name, and my information. These cards are to hand out to your friends and fellow seniors. When your friend completes a session with me, with your rep card, you will receive credit. That credit will add up to FREE gift cards for you. 
5-9 Completed referrals= $25 Visa Gift Card
10- 19 Completed referrals = $50 Visa Gift Card
20+ Completed Referrals= $100 Visa Gift Card & an 11x16 Fine Art Print of the image of your choice. 


Students will also receive 3 digital images for FREE, to use as their Facebook profile picture and to share with friends on social media. That is a $210 value!

How much does it cost?- Bethany Klebes Photography is a full service photography company. That means I focus on beautiful, heirloom quality products and images. For this program reps will receive 25% off of their booking fee, senior rep cards, THREE mini accordion albums, and three digital images. In addition, We'll host a viewing party where your family and friends can purchase additional images and heirloom quality prints and albums. 


Will my friends receive anything?- Yes! Your friends who use you as a referral will receive 10% off their sitting fee!

What is the timeline?- Reps must complete their session and ordering session by November 1, 2017 and referrals with completed sessions will be tallied by March 1, 2018. 

More information- Students who apply for this program must have a strong social media presence. They and their parents must agree to only represent  Bethany Klebes Photography for the 2017-2018 season. In order to participate a model release form must be signed and it must be understood that images may be used for advertising purposes. 

After being accepted into the program, the contract must be signed and booking fee paid within 48 hours of acceptance. Students and parents will then meet with me for a pre-consultation. At this appointment we will go over your vision for the session, outfit choices, session location, etc. We will also view some of my sample products and information on the collections that I offer.  After the session is completed we will meet up again to view the images, order the collection of your choice and pick out images for your Rep cards. After the payment is processed, I will post your social media images and you may tag yourself in the images. You may also use them for your profile pictures and begin to advertise for Bethany Klebes Photography.

What if I am not accepted into the program?-  Since space is limited in the program, not everyone will be accepted. No worries though, I would still love to work with you for your senior portraits. Students who apply and are not accepted into the program will receive 15% off of their sitting fee and a FREE 8 X 10 gift print with matching digital image with their completed session. 

What next?- To apply for this program please complete and submit the form here.

 

Vita Brevis Gloria Aetrna,

Bethany

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Easter 2017

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Easter 2017

Ah kids. They're so stinking cute. Until you take out the camera, then the pouts and tongues come out. My kids are no exception, as this Easter we braved the clouds and drizzle for some family portraits. Springfield, Vermont didn't disappoint with lovely April scenery, and the weather couldn't decide between a golden sunset, and a windy rainstorm. I must say, as a photographer, I am sad to see the dull brown leave. Since it creates a stunning backdrop, but as a mom, I am so ready for warm spring days and long summer nights! 

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Vita brevis gloria aeterna,
Bethany

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