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    Welcome to BWPW Photography, based in Durham, NC and serving the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas. I'm Beth Mandel and I would love to be your photographer! I cherish the process of capturing life through my lens, providing you with images that will anchor your memories for generations to come.

    I have been a professional photographer for four years and have experience with weddings, family portraits, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, seniors, professional headshots and more. My fine art photography has been exhibited in several galleries, including Through This Lens, The Durham Arts Guild SunTrust Gallery, and Mercury Studio. In addition, my work appears regularly on,, and has been included in Duke Today Online, Hope Valley Living magazine, and Gist From the Mill magazine. Please feel free to look around and check out my professional galleries under the "Portfolio" menu button above.

    Thank you so much for visiting. I look forward to learning more about your photo aspirations and how I can help you achieve them. Use the "Contact Me" button to drop me a line!


Shop Independent Durham Week is Here!

Support the independent businesses that make Durham great during Shop Independent Durham week. From November 29th through December 7th, over 50 amazing Durham businesses will offer discounts, deals, contests and giveaways to encourage you to keep your dollars local this holiday season. BWPW is proud to be a member of Sustain-A-Bull, Durham’s Independent Business Alliance, and the organizers of Shop Independent Durham week. That’s why we’re offering you, our fabulous customers, the chance to save big by putting your hard earned dollars back into the local economy. Check out our special “Fall Into Holidays” promotion, just for this week – and fill out the contact form below if you’re interested:


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See BWPW in Print!

BWPW Photography is pleased to announce a new print client for our business. Starting with the December 2014 issue, you can look for our work in Hope Valley Living, a fantastic neighborhood magazine exclusively for the residents of Hope Valley. We will be shooting a variety of features for the magazine, but our first was a super fun shoot with two very special ladies – Ella & Emma – rescue dogs who had been nominated for the ‘Pet of the Month’ feature. See an excerpt below, and if you’re a resident of Hope Valley in Durham, keep your eyes peeled for more to come!


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Fabi and Roberto | A Duke Gardens Engagement

Had the opportunity to shoot these two cuties at Duke Gardens this past weekend. They couldn’t contain their smiles as we got together to celebrate their engagement with a little photo shoot. Here are some favorites.








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Amanda and Brandon | A Chapel Hill Wedding

Amanda & Brandon were wed last month at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill, and it was a true pleasure to be there to photograph their special day. Our lovely bride, Amanda, got ready for the big day in a gorgeous room at the Siena Hotel. We collaborated with the fabulous A&A Weddings on this one, so check out their site here and give them some love, too! Here are some favorites of the shots I took throughout the day (click to enlarge and advance):

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Saltbox – A Durham Institution

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of eating at Saltbox Seafood on Mangum, stop what you’re doing and go get some lunch. Then come back and check out our photos, which we had the pleasure of shooting last week for this article by Durm’s fabulous website – Clarion Content. Chef Ricky was a pleasure to work with, and gave us some great action. Here are some faves from the shoot:












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Catherine & David: A Chapel Hill Historic Home Wedding

I loved working with these two on their wedding last month at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill. I have to say, I have never met a more laid-back or relaxed bride & groom. Their carefree and happy attitude made them such a pleasure to get to know, and so easy to work with! Here are some favorite images from the day (click to enlarge and advance):

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