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Ryan Bethke Photography

Hemet , CA
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LOCATION

24938 Barito St.
Hemet, CA US 92544 (map)

PHONE

951-265-3083

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ABOUT US

I'm a wedding photographer with a photojournalistic approach and a style that is modern, romantic, and visually captivating. I specialize in creating beautiful imagery that completely... Read more
I'm a wedding photographer with a photojournalistic approach and a style that is modern, romantic, and visually captivating. I specialize in creating beautiful imagery that completely captures the epic feeling of your wedding day. How do I do it? By creating dramatic backgrounds, working unexpected angles, capturing decisive moments and intimate glances, and by paying as much attention to the details as you do.

Your wedding is a joyous celebration of the two of you and the amazing, beautiful world you inhabit together, surrounded, of course, by all your friends and family. As my client you'll receive bold and striking photographs that will remind you of your wedding day for years to come. You will be able to see your day through these images in ways you simply couldn't when it was happening. You'll be delighted and inspired whenever you look through your wedding photographs. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, I am comfortable in indoor and outdoor lighting and with transitioning between the two situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book myself for more than one event in a day, but I will sometimes book more than one event in a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a network of amazing photographers that I can contact in such a rare event to help fill in.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Professional Canon camera bodies, lenses, and external flash units.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Hourly
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I take a paid hot meal break at the same time as everybody else, to be provided by the client. I do consider myself to be "on call" during this time, in case something happens with the wedding.
Do you charge for travel?
I charge for travel in excess of 100 miles distance from my home office in Hemet, CA.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online gallery and delivered on DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online gallery remains available for a year, and the DVD is yours to keep, with full printing rights.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, digital files are provided.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount, layflat albums designed by me personally.

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Adam
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldnt have been more happy with the service my wife and I recieved from Ryan Bethke Photography. From his responsiveness via email or phone from the start to our engagement photos and all the way up to the day of the wedding. He was there to make sure that everything went smoothly. He took our thoughts and ideas and worked with them, but also expressed his professional opinion. Our pictures came out great, including the engagement session. He made it very difficult for us to pick out our photos for our album. They all look great, we want to put them all in there. Ryan was also flexible with his pricing and will put together a package that works within your budget. I guarantee whatever package you go with Ryan will put forth the effort to make it worth every penny. Even two months after our wedding has passed Ryan is still giving us advice on how to select our photos for our album. As you know planning a wedding is stressful with tons of things to worry about. If you hire Ryan, that will be one less thing that you need to worry about.
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Vanessa
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was AMAZING!

He showed up the day of our wedding early & got right to work without any direct really. He was very easy to work with, extremely professional and his quality was beyond what we imagined. He was able to capture our day so perfectly and during the event itself we didn't even know he was there yet his pictures told the story of our day. He was able to get our couple, family & day of photo's seamlessly & we didn't make it easy for him with our large family & running late on just about everything (including the sun going down). I was pretty stressed about the daylight & he was able to assure me that he'd be able to capture our ceremony without any issues & not to worry about it. His costs were reasonable too, unlike most of the people I spoke with.

Long story short - We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ryan if you're looking for an amazing wedding photographer and/or any event! If/when we need a photographer for anything again, he'll be hearing from us!
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Aud/Eric
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan did an excellent job with our very small backyard ceremony. He was able to capture so many great shots and was very unobtrusive on the day. My wife was actually a wedding photographer herself several years back and so expectations may have been (perhaps a little unfairly) high. However, Ryan met them by giving us some great images and both she and I are quite happy with the results. Would easily recommend.
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Lolita
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was recommended by a friend and he was an amazing choice. You get beyond what you paid for. I asked him to take pictures of everyone and he did. He did not miss a single guest. You don't even noticed him going around, he is very much like a ninja. We did not have a videographer and with Ryan, you don't even need one. Our last weekend we just had pizza and wine and spent our time looking through thousands of the pictures Ryan took, just reminiscing. Our event had a lot of dancing and fast movement under low light, and still the pictures came out amazing! Go with Ryan, You will be amazed when you get those pictures back.
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Becky
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was so helpful and flexible with our package. He took beautiful photos and captured priceless moments!!! Thank you!!!!
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Monica
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew Ryan was the right choice for us from the very first interactions, and we were not let down. Ryan was responsive and extremely helpful from day one. Regardless of changing our engagement session date on him 3 times, he still made it work and gave us exactly what we wanted! The best compliment I can give Ryan ( his works truly speaks for itself) is that on the day of our wedding, I didn't notice we had a photographer! He was not intrusive or obvious, yet managed to capture every moment! Just amazing.
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emily
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan did such a fantasic job shooting our wedding. i would recommend him to everyone. my husband and myself are so beyond happy with the results of the photos. Ryan was so easy to work with and had so many good ideas for the photos. even with the small amount of time we had to go down to the ocean and have bride and groom shots ryan was relaxed and easy going about it all and was able to get so many amazing photos for us. he was able to capture so many great moments of our day not by directing but by capturng the moments as they happened and being able to photograph the pure happiness and joy from us to all of our guest.
we had communicated with ryan mostly in email, he was very professional and responded to us no later then the end of same day i had emailed him. he made the process so easy and calm because we both knew we could count on him to respond fast and listen to everything we wanted.
not only our we happy with the severice that ryan had given us befor and on the day of the wedding but also after. he kept in touch with us letting us know when the photos would be ready and sent of a few so we were able to get a little preview at what the album would look like. we were so happy when only a few weeks after the wedding we have recieved our disk in the mail with all the photos.
words can not begin to discribe how happy we and our families are with the photos. he truely captured our special day and now we will always have the amazing photos to look back on
thank you so much ryan!!!
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Shar0319
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan was awesome to work with. He was professional, flexible, and was willing to work with my husband and I to create a custom wedding package that we wanted and that we could afford. He does a great job of capturing the essence of a couple, as opposed to simply reproducing generic wedding photo formats. He takes time to get to know the couple and does his best to reflect that couple's uniqueness in his photography. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan photographed my wedding in 2007, and with each year that passes I grow even more grateful for the beautiful way he captured the day in photos. The photos Ryan took are artistically and technically amazing, and even more importantly to me, they reveal the amazing emotions of the day. When I look at the photos now, I see so clearly all the joy we were feeling throughout the wedding.

Working with Ryan before and during the wedding day was a pleasure. He was always polite, prompt, and professional, and on the big day itself he put us at ease with his calm, good-natured, easygoing attitude. He was great at herding the family to take all of the posed shots I requested, and he also somehow caught every candid moment I would have wanted to record (many great moments that I didn't know were happening at the time, and was so thrilled to discover when Ryan sent the proofs!).

My husband and I are so glad we had Ryan photograph our wedding and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone!
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ryan is very open to the photo subjects ideas and is very accomadating. I look forward to working with him again!
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AllisonB
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
"Ryan is amazing. Leading up to the wedding, the lines of communication were always open - any questions I had were answered right away and his suggestions were spot on with the feel we wanted our wedding day to have. He embraced our vision and really captured the emotions of the day. Both Matt and I generally clam up when cameras come out, and I was a little nervous about looking awkward in the pictures - but Ryan has such a laid-back approach that we both totally relaxed and just had fun :)

We saw the pictures on Ryan's blog during our honeymoon (my mom called me up to demand that I look at them IMMEDIATELY because she was so thrilled with those first 10 pictures). We couldn't be more happy with how they turned out - Thanks again Ryan!"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan did such an excellent job shooting our wedding. We communicated mostly through email, but he was kind enough to meet with us in person to discuss all the details and go over shot lists. I was very happy with how quickly he had our wedding photos ready. I so frequently hear of brides waiting 4-6 months. Not the case with Ryan. All my friends & relatives raved, saying they've never seen more beautiful and unique wedding photos.

Our photos truly tell the story of our day & I am so glad we booked with him.
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KimKubilus
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Ryan! He did an incredible job capturing our special day. Ryan was very pleasant to work with and did very well despite the heat, humidity & then pouring rain. We had a group shot of all 50 guests and he coordinated it very smoothly. He is a true pro!"

"We are so pleased with the quality of photographs taken by Ryan. He was very organized - prior to the wedding we put together a number of images we'd like to have of the day, such as a group photo of our ~50 guests, the food served at the wedding, and specific candids of friends and family. He nailed all of them - excellent photos with superb composition that really captured great memories of our special day.

I think it's also important to point out that Ryan let the day happen and captured the moments. I've been to other weddings where the photographer has been overbearing to the point where they were dictating how everything was supposed to happen. With Ryan, we had our day exactly as we wanted it and the lasting memories to go along with it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan Bethke Photography captured the most beautiful moments of our wedding day. Unobtrusive yet extremely focused, Ryan Bethke managed to catch glances, images, motion, and emotion that tell the story of "us" in such a natural way - our relationship, our families, our values - who we are. We found him to be a great value, and he was extremely responsive, and professional. The photographs hang on our walls today (several years later, reminding us of the wonderful memories we have of that special day.
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan was great. Wedding day; the schedule was a little behind, time got away from me and even though his time was up, he stayed for the cake cutting to make sure we had those memories. We were very happy with our wedding photos. He was so reasonable and flexable with our budget and time.
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Erin
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
We were very happy with Ryan's photography. He was easy to communicate with and prompt with responses. He captured all of the important moments from our wedding, accommodated all of our requests, and our friends and family have been raving over the photos ever since.
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