Betsy Jo Photography Blog bio picture

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm Betsy, and I like taking pictures-- of people, most of all. I'm wife to Paul and mother to Joel, Nora and Connor. They are my favorite subjects. I'm a Special Care nurse by day, a knitter and reader by night. I love New England, and Cape Cod most of all.

    I am available for some limited travel, especially if it's to Ireland or some other lovely clime.

    Wanna' get in front of my camera? Get in touch and we'll set up a session!


Just a few from a quick senior session.

Congrats, Brian!



July 30, 2014 - 9:33 pm

Jody - Wow, where does the time go, these pics are so nice, Congrats Brian!

Sunny Lou.

I’ve been knitting away this summer whenever I get a free little minute- in the car, around the campfire, at the beach. I love it, and don’t think I’ll stop anytime soon.

Recently, I got to test-knit a pattern for Annie Claire, a talented knitwear designer. When I heard she was putting out a little dress pattern, I knew I had to jump on-board and knit up the 18-24 month size for my sweet niece, Brooklyn. I used Nice and Knit DK-weight yarn, in the Cape Cod color way, because…well, it’s partly the name I love and mostly the color.

I had fun styling up a little ‘laundry day’ shoot for my Ravelry project page- Here are a few favorites:




Are you a knitter? Then you should jump on board and cast on for this little gem. It’s so fast, and perfect for a last-minute gift. ‘Loved every bit of it! Thanks, Annie!


Chelsea & Jim. Engaged.

IMG_3074Chelsea & Jim.

These two fit together. They just do. I get to work with Chelsea, a wonderful nurse with a ready smile. I met Jim for the first time at this engagement session, and it was obvious from the start how smitten they are with each other, how he complements her bubble personality just right with his laid-back ease. I think you two are just right. And I am so glad I got to take your photos. ‘Looking forward to that Mystic Seaport wedding…




July 18, 2014 - 11:01 am

kara - Gorgeous! Love the style

Dear Leah. Senior Photos.

I’m not good at finding just the right words for this one. For some reason, when a subject is this close to my heart, it’s really hard to for me to find the right vocabulary.

This is dear Leah. She’s like extended family, this girl.

We went up to Minnesota in June to visit, and it was such a wonderful 5 days, full of laughter and sunshine and memories. During that time, we were treated with the best hospitality- from all of the Steiner crew. Their kids and ours don’t all match up directly in ages, but they treated our children like siblings. Andrew had Joel and Connor keeping pace with laughter most of the trip. Leah and Tess opened Nora’s eyes to what it’s like to have older sisters. They didn’t patronize or try to go out of their way to include her. They just brought her right in, like it was the most natural thing. I will always remember that part of the trip as one of my favorite things.

It’s a long and winding story, how this relationship with our family and theirs came about. But I firmly believe that it was meant to be, at just the right time. And my heart is happy thinking that there are more memories to come.

Leah, we love you dearly and are so impressed with your hard work and the tenacity of your spirit when you set your eyes on a goal. We have all sorts of happy wishes for your future, and are so thankful that we get to watch it unfold.







July 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Amy - I have been not so patiently waiting for this one! BEAUTIFUL JOB! Your words as well as the photos. BEAUTIFUL job and BEAUTIFUL girl!

July 17, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Donna Knoblock - Betsy, You do such wonderful job with your photography. I have SO enjoyed getting to know you through my sis, and although we really don’t know each other personally I feel like we are friends. The pics of my niece are beautiful!! She is a beautiful girl inside and out! Thanks!

Jesse & Rachel

We met for this session on a (very) early Saturday morning, filled with summer sunshine and laughter. Jesse and Rachel just make you smile when you’re with them. They are good together, these two, and it shows.

July 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

Pam - Betsy, These are great. Love them all (the pictures and the people).