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It’s that time again…Senior High School Yearbook Ads!

If you’re the parent of a high school senior, you probably know about the long-standing tradition of creating a yearbook memory page for your student. It’s a wonderful way to pay tribute to your senior, and it’s also a wonderful way for the yearbook to offset some of its production expenses!

If you are planning to design the ad yourself, BRAVO…I salute you! But if you are filled with terror at the prospect, then I have the perfect solution for you….ME! I love designing yearbook pages, and I have created over 200 of them in the past 3 years!

The process is simple – you select the message and photos that you’d like to use, and I’ll do all the rest. If you’d like a little more control, you can choose the colors, fonts and embellishments, too.  Whatever works for you, works for me! My job is to create a unique and valued tribute for your child to be remembered by in their yearbook. I’ve designed ads for Wellesley High School, Dana Hall, Belmont Hill, Rivers, Beaver and Milton, and I look forward to designing one for you! Some yearbooks have deadlines in early December and some in January and February, but whatever your deadline, I would love to help.  Here’s what some of my past clients have had to say…

“Beth is a gifted designer whose creativity & patience make her a dream to work with.  She exceeded expectations with our yearbook ad.  Looking forward to working with her again in the future.”  Maura G, Wellesley, MA

“I’m clueless when it comes to designing anything on the computer.  A friend told me about Beth. What a gift.  Beth not only helped design my “parent page” for my son’s senior yearbook, she helped create his graduation party invitation.  Both were fabulous.  The best part however was working with Beth.  She is a perfectionist; professional, creative, quick and most of all a joy to work with.”  Liz G, Wellesley, MA

“Beth is a dream to work with–she is creative, efficient, impressive, professional and truly saved me a ton of time during this very busy senior year. When I contacted Beth about the senior yearbook piece, I was desperate–the due date was near, and although I had selected my daughter’s photos and some captions for the yearbook, there was no way I was going to be able to put these together in any dignified way. I contacted Beth and within hours–HOURS–I had the most gorgeous photo spread for the yearbook. Beth, thank you for your talents and for your time! I feel so lucky to have found you!”  R. Elwy, Wellesley, MA

Please take a look at my website and be in touch! I’d love to hear from you…

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Why Do a 365-Day Instagram Challenge?

Why am I doing it anyway?

To be honest, I started with the end in mind, and although I love a good challenge, my goal was simple….to create a book that combines my love of photography with my life-long obsession with quotable wisdom…and what easier way to do it than one day at a time.

I’ve been collecting my favorite quotes since I was about 13 years old. Some of them came to me from my friends, some came from Readers Digest (thank you Quotable Quotes), some came from music lyrics (thank you Dan Fogelberg), others came from required reading (thank you Hermann Hesse) and many came from Bartlett’s Quotations.

As a teen, I treasured these bits of truth and steadfastly journaled them into a beautiful cloth-bound book. Over time though, I began to haphazardly stuff the clippings into the back of it until it would no longer close. What I had created, however, became a personal ‘quote-bible’ which I referred to frequently for support, wisdom and guidance. As the years passed and technology evolved, I began to log these bits of wisdom onto my computer and organize them by genre….Acceptance, Joy, Life, Parenting, Resilience, etc. and now, thanks to Google, at the touch of a button I can access an endless array of them in seconds. Continue reading


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High School Senior Parents…take note!✏️

If you are a parent of a High School Senior, I can only imagine the number of items on your fall “to-do” list! My head spins as I remember the lists I made in 2013 and 2016 when my daughters were seniors at Wellesley High School! I’m writing today’s blog to help you check off a few of those items (and maybe make your life a little less stressful in the process).

For 2 years I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Wellesley High School (and other nearby towns) seniors for their yearbook portraits. What fun I’ve had getting to know them as we chat together during their 30-45 minute session. I learn all kinds of wonderful things about them…their hobbies, pets, siblings, college dreams, best friends and even what side of their face they like best. What results from these casual and open conversations is a natural, happy and authentic portrait of your senior, one that can sometimes be difficult to get during those standard ‘big-box’ school photo sessions. My favorite portrait location is outdoors (my back yard, Wellesley Town Hall, Wellesley College, or your yard) with lovely late afternoon/early evening light. I also love soft window lighting and am adding an indoor studio to my options this fall. Continue reading


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Yearbook Ads & Invitiations

greenwood-liz-inviteb“I’m clueless when it comes to designing anything on the computer.  A friend told me about Beth. What a gift.  Beth not only helped design my “parent page” for my son’s senior yearbook, she helped create his graduation party invitation.  Both were fabulous.  The best part however was working with Beth.  She is a perfectionist; professional, creative, quick and most of all a joy to work with.”  Liz G, Wellesley, MA

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Graduation Photo Collage

Sentimental fool that I am, for four years I’ve been saving screenshots of my daughter’s college snapchats. “Crazy? Yes!” (and a bit “stalker-ish” I admit)…but what fun it was to review all 800 of them the month before she graduated. My goal in collecting these “moments” was to be able to present her (at graduation) with a memento of her 4 years of “Miami Life” that no one else could…and I did!

I created a 210 photo collage template in Apple’s ” Pages” and proceeded to import the best of the 800 snaps. Once designed, I converted it to a jpeg file and had it printed at Staples on a 3×4′ grommeted banner. Creating a clear image from a 220MB file sounds like it would be so easy, but it was actually a challenge to upload a file that large into the Staples design system. It took us a couple ‘throwaways’ to get it just right, but the customer service at the Staples Printing Department was excellent – they stuck with me until it was just perfect.

So, now my daughter has a snapshot of 210 college “moments in time”, and I couldn’t be happier to have created it for her.

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I Am a Blogger!

A new friend from Half Moon Bay, CA!

Well, never say never… I’m starting a blog!✏️

Short-and-sweet and once-a-week is the plan, and I hope to acquaint my readers with a snapshot of what I find joy in and why. As my family well knows, I am frequently overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, people and simple moments. I revel in expressions of kindness and authenticity, and if I have the good fortune of capturing those moments with my camera, I feel blessed. I hope that you will enjoy what I share, and that it helps you find beautiful and touching moments in your own life.

Here’s to more of those moments for us all.

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Senior Yearbook Ad, Stationery and Commemorative Pillow

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“Thank you, Beth, for everything! Your support of ideas brought to you has been wonderful. But those ideas were made especially great as you enhanced them with your creativity!! The “photo-sketch” note cards made from photographs of my graduating Seniors’ schools were certainly well received by teachers and staff as our thanks at Graduation! Appreciate so much the Raiders WHS pillow too – this was a very special gift! And I will recommend you to everyone for amazing Senior Ads for the WHS yearbook – your photography and composition made our Ad shine!”

D. Hart, Wellesley, MA ~ June 2016

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