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    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!

These four.

Every single time, there’s just something about their session. Good light, great smiles, and a lot of laughter. They’re easy-going and playful, unabashedly kind and gentle. I love photographing them. Every single time.


Sweet Talya Jade.

This little sweetest, cutest Talya Jade turned 1 last month, and I got to be there to document her adorable personality. Days like this one? Make me love this job even more.

Sugar and spice, that one.



August 14, 2014 - 9:22 am

Beth Zahner - These turned out awesome! Love, love, love!

August 14, 2014 - 11:03 am

Andrea - I am in love with these! Thanks so much Betsy!

August 14, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Jody - She is so precious, enjoy every second! I love pic #8

August 17, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Mary - I just found these. Sugar and spice describes her well! She’s a cutie and kills you with those big, beautiful eyes. Great job as always Bets!

Kayla & Brian.

This is about my Kayla. That’s what I call her. She’s not just a second-shooter, or an assistant. Not just a distant cousin-once-removed through marriage, not just an acquaintance through the years. It’s hard to explain. She’s like family. I love her dearly and want the best of blessings for her. It’s difficult to qualify what it’s like to have the privilege of knowing her, of calling her a friend. So I just call her ‘my Kayla.’

I had a feeling this day would come, eventually. I don’t think I ever verbalized it to her, but I had a feeling from the start of our conversation about this Brian whom Kayla had told me she met at work. There was just a sparkle to her smile, a grin that couldn’t help but escape whenever she said his name. She spoke highly of him, and I would smile and ask her if he was good to her. She would beam and I didn’t even have to wait for an answer. It was written all over her twinkling eyes. I would text her, when wintertime came and we had fewer shoots together. Texts that were ‘just checking in, what’s up, how’s work, let’s meet for lunch’ kind of texts. We have to stay in touch in spurts through the winter, but she’s never far from my mind. And then, one day it wasn’t just words and catching up. She sent a photo. Just one photo, that’s all. And it was worth even more than a thousand words. I may have cried when I saw a picture of ‘that guy she met at work’, down on one knee asking Kayla to be his wife. And the very best part was the look on her face.

We had their engagement session recently, where I got to see that Brian is just right. You meet him and can’t help but see that it’s going to work. He’s calm and charming and tall and strong, where Kayla is bubbly and sweet and tiny and cute.

I couldn’t be happier for the two of you, and I can’t wait for that backyard wedding in September. I love you dearly.



August 7, 2014 - 10:50 am

Melissa - Beautiful! Betsy, they are a beautiful couple! Really captured the love they have for each other. Wedding is so close, can’t wait!