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Summer Night Sessions

Interested in mini sessions? Join me for an evening at Groff Park this summer. My first session will be Wednesday, July 11, with times at 5:30pm, 6:05pm and 6:40pm.

Since it's later in the day and most of my photo clients are under the age of 10, these sessions will be focused on playing and having fun! We'll be on the playground and if you feel like playing around in the river, that's an option too! 

Send me an email to bethwallacephoto@gmail.com if you're interested in booking for July 11 or if you'd like to know about later summer sessions. The fee is all-inclusive ($300), which means you get the rights to the images. You'll be able to download, print and share the photos. Each session will be 30 minutes long.

In the meantime, check out a sample of a few sessions at Groff. This is just a tiny portion of all the great photo sessions I've had there. You all know how much I love this park!


grandparents and babies

 

I love this job! I get to make new friends all over town, and I'm always honored to capture these moments for families. Multi-generational shoots are some of my favorites. The littlest sweetie just learned to walk! 

If you're interested in a photo shoot, drop me a line. I'm on summer hours and would love to photograph you and your loved ones. 


I love being an aunt (and a mom)

It's no secret. I love Maine, and I love being an aunt. I feel so lucky that my new job has the summers off because it gave me the freedom to go on adventures with my kiddos. I tallied up my visits to various places in Maine this summer, and I made seven trips! I'm so happy I had the time to spend with these cuties. This top photo is of my two brothers' kids and mine at South Branch Pond in Baxter State Park. The fact that all SEVEN kids are looking at the camera is a downright miracle. I'm going to treasure this one for always. 

L to R Front row: Melanie, Laurel, Emma, Chandler, Aalia / Back row: Holden and Kenza 

Sometimes this girl gives me an older cousin "Aalia" look, and this is one. They are both sweethearts and really enjoy each other's company. (Aalia is in the top photo all the way to right). Her dad and I look a lot alike, so it's not a huge surprise that two of our kids might resemble each other once in a while. 

These photos are with Madden, our nephew on my husband's side, on Cliff Island, Maine, where we started our August road trip throughout Maine. Cliff Island is everything I ever imagined about coastal Maine á la Miss Rumphius and Blueberries for Sal... We roam wild and free all day long and eat lots of ice cream.

Then the kids and I went straight from Portland to my hometown of Patten for a few days. Here we are at Jo-Mary Campground with our band of kiddos. 

And here they are at South Branch Pond. What love Emma has for Chandler!


Forever Young at Mechuwana

Well, it's no secret. I love this place

I love the people; I love the setting.

When I was eight years old, I remember walking on the trails when I first arrived thinking, "This place is so beautiful. I just can't believe it." Please note: This is coming from a girl who lived in the Northern Maine woods, so I am no shy guy to beauty. If you can picture towering trees, cabins on a crystal clear lake, and trails everywhere, you have an inkling of my awe.

Fast forward a couple days later, and I was terribly homesick. The next year my mom started coming to camp as a volunteer, and we found our way to this music/theatre week. That was 25 summers ago, and here we are. It was such a delight to spend the week with dear friends we have known for all those years, including the mom of this little one.

I credit my love of good music to this camp. Here are a few lullabies Chip and Rian would sing to us: Blackbird, Sweet Baby James, Rocky Raccoon, Teach Your Children, Helplessly Hoping... This year college-bound Chipper sang us Forever Young, and I couldn't help but think about how excited we all were as teenagers when we found out Laurie was pregnant with him. 

I should mention that Holden DID come with me, but he was playing hard at day camp during the day. So I had these cute little muses to keep me company, and they were inseparable. If they weren't together, they were asking about each other. 

I could go on about who much I love this place, but I'd have to write a book. I'll save that for another day.

Happy Birthday, Grammy!

 


May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young

-Bob Dylan

 


I'm back!

 

I wish I was lounging on this beach the whole time, but alas, I wasn't... 

This fall, I hit my max as a working mom. Something had to give, and my photography business sat on the back burner for a few months, simmering while I spent more time with my little ones. 

It wasn't an easy choice to say no and stop taking sessions for a while, especially in the height of the fall season, but my good friend, Sarah, said it best when I was feeling so torn and exhausted. She said, "Sometimes the hardest thing to say no to is something you love."

This was so true, but here's the good news: I'm back, re-energized, and game for photo sessions in Amherst this summer. 

Who's ready? 

If you're interested, let's talk more. The fastest way to get an answer from me is via email, and then we can set up a phone call if needed. I'll be taking the bulk of my 2017 sessions during June and July, and weekdays are the most flexible, during both the daytime and those lovely golden hours after dinner.

How much, you say? You can read more about my rates here. I charge an all-inclusive fee, which covers the session fee, editing the photos, and your rights to the high-resolution images to download, print and share as you wish. 

I'm taking sessions for families, couples, newborns, high school seniors, etc. Just let me know what you're looking for. 

My camera and I are SO excited to be back. 

xo, 

Beth 

 

p.s. I can't promise any fall sessions right now, since I'm starting a new job at UMass. If you want a photo session, I highly recommend grabbing a summer session. 

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