Betsi was my wedding photographer in New York in Sept 2013. She was really excellent and her prices are very reasonable. You also have access to your photographs which many photographers hold as ransom so you buy prints from only them! My family from around the world was able to view and download photos from a website. A couple of weeks before my wedding Betsi walked around the venue with us so she could recommend good areas to take photographs. I have been at weddings where the photographer has no idea what would look good but Betsi has a great eye so my wedding photos came out great. I had so many compliments from our photos and my beautiful wedding album. The album is so much better quality than what I made for my mom and grandmother on shutterfly. My only recommendation would be to splurge a bit more and have video as well. My husband and I spent a lot of $$$ for our wedding dance routine and no one took a video of it. The day goes by so fast that you sort of miss great moments which you end up hearing from other people. So in a do over, I wish we would have spent money for the video in addition to the awesome photos.
LeRoux/Glenar Wedding 9/21/2013
- Hire Betsi!
What are you waiting for? She is THE BEST. I must have met or at least chatted over the phone with 12 potential photographers and so many of them immediately turned me off by being aggressive or obnoxious. I just thought: How can I deal with this person for 8 straight hours?
From the day my fiance and I met Betsi in a coffee shop in Manhattan, we knew she was different. I knew I already loved her photos from looking at her portfolio online, but what sold me was her intelligence, her professionalism, her calm demeanor, her politeness, and her creativity. She has this very delicate way of giving you great ideas without being annoying or intrusive or interrupting you. I also liked what she offered in her package and thought her pricing was much more reasonable than others I'd talked to. She's always on time and responsive to all forms of communication.
And her work is just tremendous, as you've probably noticed online. She captures authentic moments in natural tones, so the photos don't look cheesy or enhanced or overly dramatic. She makes you look beautiful, but "real" beautiful, not "fake" beautiful.
I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten from guests about how great the photos are. There is this one particular portrait of my now-husband and me that is just perfect--it went on our thank you notes and it's definitely going in a frame next. It's that one perfect picture that you hope for. The reception shots were so fun and full of life. She caught people while they were striking the perfect dance move or in the middle of laughing. She managed to capture the vibe of the whole wedding.
My only regret is that I didn't hire her for longer. I had her stop an hour and a half before the wedding was over, and now I'm thinking about how great those late-night pics would have been!
Bianchi Wedding 9/14/2013
- Could Not Be Happier!
Betsi Ewing was the best choice we made for our wedding. From the very start, she was helpful and understanding. We felt instantly comfortable with her. We loved her style of photography and knew it would be perfect for us! She met with us several times to plan and organize the day and she really listened to what we wanted. On the day of the wedding Betsi and her assistant were so fun to have around. It was like having a friend at the wedding taking our pictures. She knew exactly how to get the shots we wanted and all of our guests commented on how lovely Betsi and her team were. Once we received our photos back, we couldn't believe how wonderful they were. The photos were even better than we could have ever imagined. She had captured every beautiful moment of the day. Many of our guests have commented that they are the best wedding pictures they have seen, and we agree! You will not regret choosing Betsi Ewing Studio for your wedding. It was truly the best investment we ever made.
Maffia Wedding 5/17/2013
- We Love Betsi!
We found Betsi online and boy were we lucky! She shot both our engagement photos on The Highline and Wedding photos on Long Island. Betsi has a great eye and takes gorgeous, special photos that you'll cherish. She has a knack for capturing moments of emotion and always finding the perfect lighting. She's laid back in the best of ways and stress free. We highly recommend her.
Lipton Wedding 6/22/2013
- Best New York Photographer!
My wife & I chose Betsi for our wedding, because of her journalistic approach. We did not want stuffy, boring wedding photos. She made planning the day easy, Skyping with my fiance while she was overseas, and always replied to emails promptly. She specifically designed a photography package that suited our needs and budget. On the day, Betsi and her assistant arrived on time with so much energy and enthusiasm it made it fun to have them around. They were never intrusive, but never missed a moment! As a team they bounced ideas off of each other to ensure that we got the best pictures at every location we visited. It is very apparent that they love what they do, and genuinely had fun shooting our wedding. Betsi Ewing is the perfect choice for your wedding if you want a hassle free, fun and artistic photographer!
Maffia Wedding 5/17/2013
- Perfect Choice!
Betsi is wonderful to work with. From our initial meeting, my husband and I felt that she would be equal parts easy to deal with and awesome to have at the wedding and she was absolutely both. Her ideas were great. She's a great presence. In no way did she add any drama to the wedding. I would highly recommend. her
Wilson Wedding 11/10/2012
- Highlight of Our Wedding!
Betsi and her assistant were a highlight of our wedding and by far the easiest vendor we worked with! Professional, warm, calm under pressure, Betsi made us feel at ease from the moment we met her. She was always present at the right time during our wedding yet never intrusive and she worked under hurricane conditions - no power, just a generator at our wedding venue! Despite running late, Betsi never made us feel rushed and took the time to make sure we (bride & groom) had tons of great shots, assuring us every step of the way. She even helped track down our officiant after the ceremony in order to sign the marriage license! Everyone in our wedding party remarked how wonderful Betsi (and Dan) were. We can't wait to see our pictures!
Seaver Wedding 11/3/2012
- Amazing Photographer!
Let me start by saying that Betsi and her assistant were a delight to be around, which is so important, since they spent 8+ hours photographing us and our family and friends. Second, they both came up with very innovative ideas to showcase my dress, our rings, and my accessories. We are not models, and do not really know how to pose, but felt very relaxed with Betsi, everything was pretty much just natural. No awkward posing, or staged photos (unless requested by moms, grandmas, etc). Right before the reception she asked if we wanted specific photos with certain family members, and then after that, both photographers were pretty much flies on the wall. A+++ for Betsi Ewing Studios.
Rodriguez Wedding 9/22/2012
- Wonderful Experience!
Betsi was our photographer at our wedding in September. She was a consummate pro the whole way through, from talking to us about our preferences, doing a beautiful engagement shoot, and getting a ton of great and creative shots at the wedding without being obtrusive. She sent our photos soon after the wedding and we couldn't be happier! We recommend her highly.
Moin Wedding 9/8/2012
- Captured the Moments!
Betsi is an amazing photographer. She was thoughtful, professional, always on time and always with a plan to capture the moment in a way that is unique to me. I loved having her and LOVE the memories I have because of her talents. She made the photography fun and always made me feel special. Plus she asked for a list of "Must Capture Moments" before the wedding so I knew that all the special events would be caught forever on camera. I can't stop looking at my wedding photos!!!
Master Wedding 9/2/2012
- Great Job!
Betsi and her partner, Dan, did our photography for both our engagement shoot and our wedding. They have such incredible eyes for photography and a warm calming energy that puts you at ease. We first met Betsi at a consultation when my husband, Chris, and I were planning our wedding. From the moment we met Betsi and got to talk to her, we both knew that she was the one we wanted to photograph our wedding. She was professional yet had a laid back attitude which made both of us feel really confident in her abilities (not to mention seeing her previous work on her website, Betsiewing.com). Betsi and Dan handled the craziness of our outdoor wedding beautifully and we are both so glad that they were available to photograph our wedding!!!
Klaube Wedding 8/25/2012
- Wonderful Choice!
I was so happy that I took the extra time looking for a photographer because I found Betsi! She was so easy to work with and I made me feel confident that she would be on top of things for our wedding. She was very professional and present at the wedding, without ever being in the way of the action. Our photos turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
Gallagher Wedding 8/17/2012
- Wonderful Easygoing Photographer!
We interviewed several photographers prior to our wedding, and decided to go with Betsi. I'm glad that we did. She was very comfortable with our guests and was very willing to accomodate our preferences (more candid than posed photos). Her pictures are beautiful and we are currently working with her to create our album.
Weiss Wedding 6/10/20112
- Perfect Choice!
I am SO happy that we chose Betsi for our wedding photography! With all the decisions to make and stresses surrounding a wedding, go with Betsi and you will have nothing to worry about. She and her assistant were so fun to be around. They make you feel like you're hanging out with friends and not like your surrounded by paparazzi. My photos came out amazing and I am proud to show them off to everyone. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you Betsi!
Kusada Wedding 4/17/2011
- Extremely Talented and Professional Photographer!
From the first meeting we had with Betsi, we knew that she was very professional, and that we could rely on her. However, she still managed to surprise us with how prepared she was for our event. We were married this New Year's Eve at the Prospect Park Boathouse. If you remember, there was a huge snowstorm, which could have made things very difficult. However, Betsi planned ahead, visiting the park the day before, and found great spots for us to take photos. Throughout the entire event, she always had a smile on her face, and her and the other photographer that she was working with that day took incredible photos. They made us both really comfortable, and never pushed us to do things that we didn't want to do. We had a small and intimate wedding (60 people), and by the end of the night, we really felt like she was a friend of ours. We would recommend her to anyone, an overall great experience.
Sheridan Wedding 12/31/2010
Betsi couldn't have done a better job on the pictures and making me feel so comfortable. Our special day was at te end of July on Bow Bridge in Central Park. She was there from start to finish, and captured every second. The results of her perfection can be seen in the photos. She was incredibly professional and the photos were magnificent. I am so proud to show my beautiful wedding pictures to everyone and so happy I picked Betsi Ewing Studio to do them. Five stars.
Short Wedding 10/15/2009
- Couldn't Be Happier!
From the start, I knew Betsi was exactly what I was looking for in a photographer. She is relaxed and creative, replacing the posed studio-style shots with natural candids. After an engagement photo session with her in Central Park, I confidently booked her for my farm wedding in Queens. Not one second of my wedding day was spent worrying about photography. Betsi clearly had it all under control, getting all the shots she knew I wanted without being in our guests' faces all night. She has a great passion for her work and it shows in every photo she takes. I couldn't imagine trusting ANYONE else with the responsibility of capturing our special day.
Walsh Wedding 9/24/2011
It has been so much fun to re-live the wedding day by looking through the photos that Betsi captured. Not one moment was missed; and all of it was recorded in beautiful colors and tones. I am so happy with how the day played out and how comfortable Betsi made us feel. She was very patient with our photo requests, including taking one last group photo of 40+family members. The collection of photos she has on her website fully express the quality of work we received. It was a refreshing experience to work with her.
Landriscina Wedding 6/25/2011