ethan & bethany burt began this journey in 2011 & recently expanded the company in 2017. here's our full story!
we love love. we love being in love.
being husband and wife is our passion.
wedding photography fits seamlessly within that passion.
our couples are about to become husband and wife. and although we’re not too far ahead of them, we have joyfully lived over six years of this married bliss. we know the wedding day is so exciting and the photos make us giddy every.single.time. but we are more excited about the married life you are entering into. we are now married friends and get to do life together. the good and the bad.
we know and live what marriage can be. we want others to enjoy the same. we are determined to have a God honoring and joy filled marriage.
love intensely is our business motto. because it is our life motto. we are just intense people. we only believe in loving people with an unreasonable love because that is the love we have been shown.
our clients really find us. we believe God puts exactly the couples we’re supposed to work with right in our path.
we find that these hearts so deeply connect with our own and it is cheesy and gushy and wonderful. coffee dates, beer runs, pizza and sometimes even tears happen as we plan wedding days with our couples.
we are with you from the proposal all the way until forever. because then we remember your anniversary and pray for your marriage and also come visit you and sleepover. we seriously meet the best people on the planet.
as we obey God’s calling to do this job, He maps out our lives and we get to enjoy travel and new souls. oh yeah, and the wedding photographs that make our couples happy and will last a lifetime.
THE EXPANSION STORY
so our company kept growing and growing and we realized it may be time to expand and add some people!
this can be terrifying since it's just been the two of us for years and we're really good at working together and being married.
we wondered what the dynamic would look like with new people.
it's a work in progress and we are willing to take the risk! we love the rewards that come with the ups and downs of new risks.
we had one of our new gals approach us and we approached the other! everything just felt right in our hearts and so we jumped!
talissa was one of our brides-turned-friends. we quickly fell in love with her and her husband trevor. so much so that when they were in between places to live before moving to seattle, washington, we offered for them to stay with us! we had the BEST COFFEE all the time because trevor and his barista skills. and i had a live-in-friend who "gets me" in talissa! she called a meeting, over coffee of course, to see what it would look like to continue a relationship/friendship but also work relationship when they move. she is the perfect fit. she's crazy talented, having a background in photography and excellent people skills. she started working around the danville area before they moved and has been hustling in seattle since they've settled there!
now, shelby! we approached her. we met her at our local coffee shop years ago (you will find that coffee stories are pretty much life for us) and i immediately told ethan "i want her for BURTco. i have no idea what this means but i want her" and about 3 years later, we got her!
i knew she had a wonderful, bubbly personality that would be perfect for wedding planning. and i knew she was interested in pursuing a planning career. so i very much knew i wanted to snag her before 1. someone else did or 2. she moved away to become a hot shot wedding planner somewhere!
we took her out to dinner and before we could get all the words out she was saying YES.
the joy! the most fun. crazy time.
now you get to watch what unfolds as the weeks and months go by of us growing this new-to-us company!
talissa lives in washington, ethan & bethany and shelby all live in illinois.
we are not even scared to add even more people to our team! so keep coming back to see what else we offer and who else joins our team!
we are very excited for the future of BURTco.!