01. Family gallery

02. Senior Gallery

03. Newborn Gallery

04. Maternity Gallery

Real moments, real laughs, and real feels...
one colorful frame at a time.

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We've got your back
(and your good side too)


A few things you can stop worrying about:
1.) These photos are great, but my family could never look like this.
Actually, they can. And they will!
2.) We have nothing to wear.
No worries! We'll provide styling tips for every family member.
3.) We can’t do this.
Big breath. We’ll show you exactly how… hand-holding is always included.

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Let's keep it real
(because realness > perfection)


Our goal is always to get a few "picture perfect" shots of your family, but we also want to capture this exact time in your lives. You know that snooty face your daughter makes when she's pouting? We wanna get that. Or the way your son holds your pinky instead of your whole hand? We'll get that too. And we definitely wanna capture the belly laughs when your husband tells his terrrrible dad jokes... Realness is greater than perfection (and it's way more fun too!)

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The best of both worlds
(fun... and traditional enough)


We know when to step back and let the magic happen, but also when to give direction to keep things running smoothly. Your gallery will be filled with real, candid moments (and perfectly-posed ones too.) Get ready for a fun photo experience with a little bit of posing and a whole lot of PLAY!

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Everyone is photogenic
(yes, even you)


Being in front of the camera can be awkward. You know it, and we know it. (Glad we got that out of the way.) No worries! Jenn knows exactly what to do to help you relax so that your real self, your silly self, can peek out from behind the nerves. She is an expert goofy-face-maker, kid-calmer-downer, and funny-joke-teller.







Portrait Pricing

Collection #1

• 1 hour, 1 location, 2 outfits
• Online proofing/ordering gallery with at least 60 images (with the option to purchase individual photographic prints after the session)

starting at$450

Collection #2

• 1 hour, 1 location, 2 outfits
• Online proofing/ordering gallery with at least 60 images
• Digital download of all photos from the session (edited, ready-to-print, in color and black+white)

starting at$650

Collection #3

• 2 hours, 2-3 locations, unlimited outfits
• Online proofing/ordering gallery with at least 120 images
• Digital download of all photos from the session (edited, ready-to-print, in color and black+white)

starting at$850

Included in all collections:


  • Online proofing + ordering gallery All portrait collections include an online photo gallery where you can view, share, and order prints. So go ahead, spread some photo love!
  • Good-side finding & double-chin hiding Finding your "good side" is kind of our thing. And that imperfection you're worried about? We will work our posing magic to make it disappear!
  • Location + wardrobe guidance Not sure where to go or what to wear? We will be there, helping you every step of the way. From the wardrobe to the location, we’ve got you covered! Hand-holding is always included.
  • Fresh photos with the bomb lighting 🎵 Bom bom bi bom, Be dum bum bay 🎵
  • Portrait a-la-carte options Digital photo files from your session : $350
    • High-resolution digital download of all photos from the session
    (edited, ready to print, in color and black+white)
    • Full reproduction rights on all images
    • Please note: Digital photo files are already included in collection two and three

    Additional people : $25
    • All portrait collections include up to 4 people
    • Additional people are $25 each

Looking for headshots + branding photos?Start here!

Word on the street

After BTL photographed our wedding 7 years ago, we knew they would be our photographers for life. It is now a tradition — 2 months before our daughter's birthday, Jenn takes our photos, and we use them in her birthday invites. Our walls are now covered with beautiful photos, and we've become great friends with Jenn and Kaylinn!

Carolyn Phelt & family

Word on the street

We absolutely adore Jenn & Kaylinn! They gave our engagement photos every ounce of their attention. Kaylinn has a gift for working through every detail as you are planning the session, and Jenn is beyond talented on the day of. My friends keep commenting on how the photos look like they should be in a magazine. I couldn’t agree more!

Alana & Shannon

Word on the street

We LOVE Bend The Light. We've used them 3 times and are always amazed at how beautiful the pictures turn out. Jenn is able to capture an instant in time so perfectly. This is particularly impressive given that we have a very active two-year old son! Their professionalism, communication, and overall product is top-notch. FIVE STARS!

Jan Lee & family

Word on the street

I was IMMEDIATELY comfortable with Jenn and Kaylinn, which was huge because Che and I are NOT comfortable in front of the camera. They made our session fun and easy. Most importantly, they made us look our best! One session with BTL, and they'll become your go-to photographers for life.

Melissa & Che

Word on the street

There is no one I trust more with our memories. They have captured all of our big "life moments,” (including our wedding in 2011). On top of being extremely talented, these ladies are kind, professional, and fun. And as soon as you meet them, you feel at ease. I feel so lucky to have stumbled across their website all those years ago.

Lauren Green & family

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We like big bumps

and we cannot lie.

You've got Q's? We've got A's!

Where are you located?

We are based in San Antonio, Texas and shoot most portrait sessions in/around the San Antonio area. We’re also down to travel to the hill country or a neighboring city for your session! Shoot us a message and we’ll send our travel rates!

WHERE CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK?

If you’ve already browsed our portrait galleries, our blog should be your next stop! You’ll be able to view recent portrait sessions, read helpful tips for clients, and even peek into our daily lives. We update often… so be sure to bookmark the blog, stay up-to-date, and don’t forget to say hello!

For a daily photo-fix, follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

I'M NOT "PHOTOGENIC" AND I'M NERVOUS ABOUT BEING PHOTOGRAPHED. CAN YOU HELP ME?

Yes, of course! Having your photo taken is nerve-racking… we know! Maybe your keto diet hasn’t gone as planned (or is that just us?), or you’re not a fan of your recent haircut, and that’s got you a little freaked out about this whole taking-photos thing. After all, you wanna look super cute in your photos but you aren’t sure what to wear or (worse) you’re worried the photographer will pose you in a way that highlights your insert flaw here. (Double chin, anyone?!)

We’ve been there. And we’ve got your back.

We’ve been at this for over a decade. In that time, we’ve developed a natural/relaxed shooting style that ensures you will look comfortable —and cute— in your photos. Jenn will coach your poses to minimize the flaws you want to hide. She’ll tell silly little jokes and keep the conversation moving to help you relax. By the time she’s finished, you’ll be an old pro (and we promise, you will LOVE your images!)

I WANT MY PHOTOS TO BE 100% AMAZING! CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS?

We sure can! Our blog is packed with helpful info for clients. Here are some of our favorite posts to get you started:

9 Ways to Prep for a Family Photo Session
• 5 Outdoorsy Locations for your Session
• 5 Urban Locations for your Session
5 Tips for Bringing your Dog to your Session
What to Wear to your Maternity Session

HOW WILL WE CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR OUR SESSION?

If you already have a location in mind, that’s awesome! We love shooting in new places! If you’re stumped on the location, that’s ok too. We know lots of great spots and will be glad to make suggestions.

WE'RE HAVING A DESTINATION WEDDING OUTSIDE OF TEXAS... CAN WE STILL BOOK YOU FOR AN ENGAGEMENT OR BRIDAL SESSION?

Yes, of course! We would love to shoot your engagement or bridal photos here in San Antonio (no matter where you are getting married.) Let’s do this!

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A MATERNITY SESSION?

We typically shoot maternity sessions when mama is 30-35 weeks along. Around that time, moms-to-be have an adorable baby bump, but aren’t so far along that they are uncomfortable. Contact us early on in your pregnancy to get first dibs on available dates!

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION?

We recommend taking newborn photos within 15 days of your baby’s birth. It’s best to book several weeks before your baby arrives so that we can leave space on our calendar for the session. If at all possible, we ask that you let us know your baby is here within 3 days of delivery. This will help to ensure that we’ll be able to photograph your baby during the ideal 15-day window. We can’t WAIT to meet your sweet new addition!

ARE MY KIDS TOO YOUNG FOR THIS? THEY WON'T SIT STILL!

We have yet to come across a child that will! We have kids of our own, so we understand that kids will be kids (and that’s A-OK!) During your session, Jenn will encourage you and your kids to move around, play, and interact. It will feel more like a play date than a photo session. Just plan to go with the flow and your session will be awesome! Your kid’s quirks will shine through, which will make your session uniquely you.

For more helpful advice, check out this blog post: 9 Ways to Prep for a Family Photo Session

WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE DIGITAL FILES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN OUR COLLECTION?

Prrrretty much anything! Wanna have prints made? Share on social media? Send out a photo Christmas card? …yes, yes, and yes!  Go ahead… Print them, post them, tag them! Spread some photo love!

BTW… If you’d like to order prints through us, you can do that too. We use an awesome professional lab that produces AMAZING prints that can be ordered directly through your online photo gallery.

WILL OUR PHOTOS BE EDITED?

Yes! All of your photos will be edited, color corrected, and ready to print.

Bonus: You’ll receive all images in color and black+white. BAM!

I still have questions!

We’d love to hear from you! So send us a message and drop those questions like they’re hot! Then, head over to our blog to get to know us better, view our recent work, and read through helpful tips for clients.

For a daily photo-fix, follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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