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  • WELCOME!

    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!

Jen & Steve. Connecticut Wedding.

It was a late, late October day. The sun shone like it meant it, the air was scented with the crispness of a beautiful New England autumn; the sky was as blue as it could get. It was the kind of day that stays in your mind, the kind of day where parachutes are dotted against a blue sky, where the light turns more golden by the moment, cementing in the mind the complete privilege of living in Connecticut. And these two got married on this, the best of days. The gathering was small, and classic, and happy. There is so much love for these two from family and friends, such obvious hope for what good things are ahead.
Jen and Steve, thank you for letting me be there, to watch as more memories were made, to photograph you as you began your first day of marriage. Love you.

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December 17, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Jody - Beautiful pictures, wishing you both Gods Blessings!

It’s that time of year.

Dear, oh, dear. This was terribly fun. For full disclosure, I will admit to a few things-

1. I am wicked biased when it comes to my own nieces & nephews.

2. The scent of this photo session was the best one yet.

3. Hot chocolate and candy canes and the happiest of kids? Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning.

I just really love the people in these photos.

 

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December 4, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Jess - Betz, these are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

It’s a Big World.

It’s something to see your surroundings through the eyes of a two-year-old boy. Curious and smart and soaking in every adventure through the newness of a child’s eyes.

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December 1, 2014 - 9:00 am

Krystle Stevenson - Betsy- these look amazing!! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to share these with our family. :)

-Krystle

Stephanie & Bruce. Wed.

Their day was something. The kind of day you keep thinking about after it’s over, little things you smile about and review in your mind with a sense of contentment. It wasn’t storybook perfect, you know. But it seemed like it. Because in a storybook, it would have been 75 and sunny, and there would have been sparklers and fireworks and a saturated sunset sky. It actually rained for much of the day, but that detail wasn’t the main theme at all. Oh, not at all. Their storybook wedding took on a different look. It was the little things that won’t be long forgotten- the preparation, the conversations. The smile on Steph’s face as she prepared, the kindness of heart she felt from those who surrounded her. How her Mom rejoiced with her, her friends helped her. Her half-moon crinkling eyes as she beamed. The words spoken, the service they had. The blessings they felt. The song they chose. The prayers that were prayed by father and grandfather. The quiet kindness shown. The look on Bruce’s face as he waited for her. The obvious joy she brings him, the blessing he knows he has in her as his wife. It was the people who came together from all over, their work friends, their long-held and dearly-loved community, the obvious love of their families, so many memories over so many years. It was better than any storybook wedding they could have planned for, and they felt it all day long.

 

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November 28, 2014 - 1:53 am

Kris - Beautiful! You captured the joy and fun of the day so well!

December 19, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Bruce & Steph - Betsy – you captured the day perfectly; thanks to you for another job well done!! :)

Kayla & Brian. Wedding.

This day. These two. Full of appreciation for everyone around them, filled with the love of family. Kayla is dear to me, a friend for a lifetime, this one. And to see her smile and soak in the day with this man who loves her completely was a privilege.
Brian and Kayla are classic, unpretentious and kind. They love their family, their friends, the history that made them who they are. They love home and closeness and the selfless things that matter. And on their wedding day, it showed. Kayla wore her mom’s vintage wedding dress, had the reception at her childhood home, surrounded by all that was familiar and good.
Kay and Brian, I don’t have the right words to say how happy we are for you, how we wish for you so many wonderful and beautiful things. We all love you, and wish you many happy blessings, always!

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November 13, 2014 - 10:00 am

Melissa - You are Amazing!!! Beautiful !!!! Thank you!

November 13, 2014 - 3:33 pm

marion lachut - Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

November 13, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Kim Lachut - Absolutely breathtaking!