Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I am Betsy Gaudette-Cross, the mother of four adult children and grandmother to FIVE granddaughters.
This is an image of my wonderful family from 2013, and if you paid attention to the number above, there are a few more grandchildren that are not in the photograph. My daughter-in-law is pregnant in this image, and both of my daughters had a child this year, 2018, one in February and one in July. With adult children that move away, it is hard to get everyone together for another family photo. If only I could snap my fingers and wish them here...
I have a passion... and that is taking images of mothers with their children, grandmothers with their grandchildren, fathers with their children, grandfathers with their children... well, you get the idea.
This passion comes from discovering that I don't have any pictures with my parents ALONE, as a child or as an adult. How is that possible? I have two images of my whole family, but not with each one of my parents or my grandparents. Now they are gone and I can't get the moment back. Of course in the day of digital cameras in your pocket, you say, "Why should I hire a professional photographer?"
A few answers are:
...although you have a camera, I have spent years practicing, training, and developing the skill of taking a photograph that you will want to blow up and frame/hang on your wall.
...you can be in the picture too.
...your children will show their best selves. (Hopefully)
...even though your cell phone may take great pictures, my gear is developed to take a higher quality photo, especially for enlarging.
...post-processing can improve an image, remove unwanted objects or even add things.
I would love to hear from you! Click on the button below or text/me at 559.786.5340