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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!

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!

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!

Jen & Phil. Just Because.

If you know these two, you can’t help but smile when you see them. There’s a kinship there that makes you feel like fast friends just upon saying hello.

You know how your life intersects with someone at a crucial moment and you never, ever forget that part of them? Jen is one of those people for me. We rarely talk about it, and I probably haven’t really told her how much it meant to me that day. It is so clear in my mind, her smile walking into the room as I stood alone in trepidation and plenty of fear. She held my gaze as I asked her jumbled questions and shared my fear in a lonely hospital room. She told me how it all went, that she took care of him, that she asked to be there when I couldn’t be. She stood at his side the whole time, and knowing she was there made all the difference as I waited. I will long remember that. She’s one who is behind-the-scenes, quiet, and kind, not seeking recognition. People can sometimes forget the ones who aren’t at the forefront, the surgical techs, the aides, the ones who assist and watch, who stand in courage through the adversity they see. We don’t always remember the ones who are sometimes nameless, who help without being known. But I won’t forget that about Jen. Ever.

I got to photograph these two on their wedding day, and when Jen emailed about doing another session, I jumped at the chance. It’s so good to see them in front of the camera a few years later, those huge smiles still in place, their happy laughter right at home with each other.

 

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November 8, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Jen - Betsy thank you so much for the beautiful pictures, once again you captured exactly what we were looking for! We appreciate the time you spent with us, we certainly had a fun morning! I love how its so apparent that you love your job! Also thank you for your kind words :)

November 8, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Jayme - Such beautiful pictures and words. Special couple. Love them.

Megan, Class of 2015.

I knew it would be a great session when Megan emailed what she was looking for,and mentioned little photography terms that only an artist would use. We had such fun running around town, finding pretty pockets of light and beautiful fall colors.

Megan, happy senior year to you! Thanks for having me take your photos- all the best in the year ahead!!

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Family of 3.

You know what was the most obvious take-away from this photo shoot? Not the beautiful light we were soaked with, or the perfect smiles and happy eyes. All of that is nice, yes. But what is most evident? That this little blue-eyed boy is loved. So, so loved.

Lindsey, Brian, and Grayson. Family.

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