Meet Betsy

BETSY-1webMy name is Betsy. I am a wife, mother and photographer.

What makes my world go round is giving people photos they are “over the moon, can’t wait to share with everyone” excited about, but my other favorite part of photography is 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.

The most rewarding feedback I get from my clients is that our time together was relaxing and fun, and as a result the images are not awkward or staged.  I will do anything so you enjoy yourself in front of my camera – ridiculous laser sounds included! (pew, pew, pew!)  ** if you have worked with me before, that was for you!

I grew up in Loup City, Nebraska – a small town of under 1,000 people.  I’ve always been “artsy” and just a little bit quirky. As a kid I always loved to create and could often be found drawing, watching a good sci-fi movie, or playing with my parent’s camera. I moved to the Twin Cities for college, but I cherish my “small-town” upbringing. I’m definitely the kind of girl who would rather be enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends than a fancy night out on the town.

I live with my incredible husband Pete and our daughter Grace. Pete and I met in college where we both studied Computer Science – nerds and proud of it!  I enjoyed my time as an engineer, but soon found that spending my days making photographs, being creative, and working with so many great people made me very happy.  Grace was born in 2013, and she’s the coolest kid on the planet.  Life is pretty exciting with a toddler, so I value each and every moment that I have with my family and friends: enjoying breakfast at our favorite diner, Fat Nat’s Eggs, having friends over to play Ticket to Ride, or reading books with Grace.

– Betsy

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
laughter
a long run
old abe's coffee
ron swanson
omelets
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