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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 4.


There’s something about this crew. Valentina and David are a total joy to photograph. There’s something about the way they love each other, how they lean in to their Mom and Dad, and just show contentment. They are full of personality, but also responsibility and obedience. They’re spunky and cute and just plain fun.


I get to work with Renata, and last night I was telling her about this one image of Valentina. There’s just something about her expression. I love it.


And then, there’s David. Full of spunk, all boy, and he knows just how to melt his mom’s heart:


Thank you, Renata. I loved photographing all of you. Let’s do it again, k?




Rachel and Jesse. Wed.

Theirs was a day of easy, carefree enjoyment. Which belied the fact that such extraordinary physical work had gone into their wedding. The venue was Rachel and Jesse’s beautiful home, set on a pretty piece of land in Brooklyn, CT. But mere months ago, it was reported to be anything but beautiful. They cut down trees and built walls, scrubbed floors, painted, installed plumbing, hung drywall, ran electricity, and so much more. Intense planning, concentration and patience went into building the space, working together with the help of a slew of friends and family. It could have made for a stressful event if it all didn’t come together. But on their wedding day, they moved with complete appreciation and relaxation through every moment. From getting ready, to the ceremony, on to the reception, and right down to the last firework, they beamed. It had all come together, the start of something so good. And whatever comes, it is obvious to all who surround these two- They will face the future with hard work and a whole lot of love, both for each other and everyone around them.

Rachel and Jesse, wishing you so many, many blessings.


October 14, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Sara - Betsy, these are so awesome!!

October 14, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Mary Hoffman - Beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple! So happy for you, Jesse & Rachel!

October 14, 2014 - 3:29 pm

mary evans - Amazing pictures – Amazing couple Love you guys!

October 14, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Pam - So beautiful Betsy. You really captured the day perfectly.

October 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Rachel & Jesse - Thank you so much Betsy! They are incredible. You are the best!

Best boys.

There’s nothing like a toddler and a newborn baby. These two were the sweetest, happiest boys. Jay & Caitlin, thanks for having me photograph your adorable sons. It’s always so good to see you. Congratulations on your beautiful family!


October 1, 2014 - 10:41 am

Dorothy - Beautiful children, captured beautifully!

October 10, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Donna - What beautiful little boys!!

Nice and Knit hat.

I love to knit year-round, it’s true. But when the calendar turns to September, my desire for it increases even more. I love watching quick, easy, weather-appropriate objects fly off the needles.
Case in point? This awesome Nice and Knit beanie, done up in their Harpoon color way. Finished in just a few hours, and as soft as can be. The pattern is perfect- and free to boot.
I bound off the last stitch, and thought, “That was fun.”
And then cast on for another one.



*Sidenote:  We added on a big south-facing room this summer, full of windows. I took these photos in there this evening, on a grey, drizzly day. The light in there is enough to make me squeal. It makes my stomach turn in the best way. ‘Loving it, and feeling grateful.


On Ravelry here.



October 2, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Tami L - I love the hat, and I’m glad that you got a nice big sunny room :) I’m trying to picture what side of your house is south! Want to see pictures!

These 6.

You know how you become acquainted with someone, and you can feel right from the beginning that you’re going to be the richer for knowing them? That’s this crew; fairly new to the East Coast, and belonging already. Sweet kids, happy light, busy laughter. It was a great night.