meet betsy

My name is Betsy. I am a wife, mother and photographer. I’ve been a full time photographer since 2010 and have documented over 225 weddings and countless families. What makes my world go round is giving people photos they are “over the moon, can’t wait to share with everyone” excited about, and I love getting to know people – you! I am fascinated with what makes your story unique. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I love to take time to really listen to my clients. This passion transfers right to your images: I capture real emotion and vibrant, true-to-life moments.  

I’m married to my best friend and college sweetheart, Pete, and we are parents to our little ones, Gracie and Zachary. In 2014 my family moved from our beloved first home in Minneapolis to start a new adventure in Rochester “Med City” Minnesota, which is why I split my time photographing between the two areas. I’ve always been “artsy” and just a little bit quirky. What makes me happiest are the things that happen in the margins of day to day life with the people I love. Like, Saturday mornings when my husband treats the family to his famous pancakes with the secret ingredient [almond extract] or laughing hysterically for the umpteenth time at my son’s cookie monster impression. If you have a great sense of humor I will want to be your best friend and I’m always up for an impassioned debate about how Parks & Recreation is superior to The Office! I am always on a quest to find the best omelet in town, and if you see me dodging geese while running laps around silver lake, please stop and say “hi” because I would love to meet you!  

My favorite Things my family
a long run
old abe's coffee
ron swanson