1632 N. Wood St. Coach House
Chicago, IL 60622
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About Us

Yep, it's totally true. I love my job!
Maybe my schedule is a little different than most... I spend my weekends attending elaborate parties with groovy brides and grooms, documenting all the awesome moments of their day. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is watching sports on TV and having a beer with their buddies. I stay up really late every night, making dinner with my hubby, listening to my favorites tunes, and editing lots and lots of photos. I love the thrill off rediscovery as I import my memory cards from the day before, I laugh out loud as the best man does the worm on the dance floor, and I get teary eyed when dad sees his little girl all dressed up. (Yes, I cried when Jim and Pam got married on The Office- it was great!) And of course there is no greater reward than the squeal of pleasure when a bride or groom sees the finished product. I'm the one that gets to say "I did that." I'm a memory maker.

Why do I call it Maypole Studios? Well, when I thought about decorations, festivities, laughter, and family, I thought about the maypole. As a little girl growing up in Snohomish county outside of Seattle, all my friends lived on dairy farms, and my family would go to the fair. The real kind, where blue ribbons are awarded to giant pigs, handmade quilts are on display, and ribbons are tied around a maypole. It's a long forgotten tradition of welcoming in Spring, just as a wedding welcomes a new chapter in life.

Weddings are for everyone, because love is for everyone. While only 5 states in the US of A currently recognize gay marriage, many couples are still entering into this sacred union as a testament to the love shared between two people, because after all, marriage is all about the love! Rock on boys and girls!

Chicago wedding coverage begins at $3000. Destination weddings are awesome, so if you're traveling to somewhere special to exchange your vows, please take me with you! Have passport, will travel.

Some kind words....

"Hi Bethany, Thank you; Thank you: THANK YOU! They are beautiful... I've cried my eyes out. I even love the music playing in the background. You are truly gifted. We look forward to receiving the disk. Thanks again!" ~Tiffany and Lee

"Bethany, I wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. You made everything so easy and you always had a smile on your face. It makes a huge difference when you work with nice people... and you and your associates were fabulous to work with. Teri and I were very lucky to have found you. You are very talented!! Have a great New Year!" ~Dan and Teri

"Hey Bethany, Thanks so much for the photos! They look AMAZING! We are having fun going through all of them!" ~Kevin and Mark