Beth Shedd | Photography


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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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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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It Was a Wonderful Open House!

Thank you to everyone who came to my Open House! It was a wonderful day and I loved seeing all of you. I am busy fulfilling your orders and will be delivering stationary, gift tags and magnets this week, and I look forward to working closely with those who ordered keepsake books and canvas prints. Please be in touch as ideas and wishes arise…I look forward to creating on your behalf!

Cheers!

Beth

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