Bette Bresette Photography: Blog http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Bette Bresette Photography (Bette Bresette Photography) Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:38:00 GMT Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:38:00 GMT http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1028937135-o828178152-50.jpg Bette Bresette Photography: Blog http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog 105 120 Heather & James Engagment http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2015/6/heather-james-engagment This is a very special blog for me as the couple is my son James and my future daughter in law Heather. We decided to take an overnight trip to New York and get some street shots. I have always wanted to do this and now was my opportunity. James is more of a private person and Heather makes up for it with her contagious smile. You will see what I mean in the photographs. Her smile lights up the room. I love her and I am so happy to welcome her into our family. They love each other deeply and it shows, they are a match made in Heaven. They really compliment each other. We are blessed to have her in our family. I have to say the weekend was wonderful and the weather was perfect, I have never shot an engagement session in the city so this was a fantastic opportunity. I felt a little like the paparazzi most of the time. (LOL) James and Heather must of felt like they had a stalker at times but they did an excellent job at pretending to be alone even if there was thousands of people everywhere. Central park was packed full of people and finding little nooks to get some shots alone was a challenge but I think we did pretty good. I love how they came out and this gave me an opportunity to get creative with editing and my camera. Take a look at the blog and enjoy.
 Grand Central Station, we had some fun here, looks like we trespassed a little and my husband almost got arrested none of us can read apparently. It was a little comical.
 
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 On our way to Staten Island via the Ferry. This is a nice way to relax and site see and best of all it is Free.
 

 Off to Battery Park to take a stroll and get a portrait drawn.
 Time for a stroll through My favorite place Central Park.

Well this is just the beginning of a great love story stay tuned to see whats next for them.Thanks for visiting and take a look at my webpage to see more.]]>
(Bette Bresette Photography) Battery Park Bette Bresette Photography Central Park Engagement Grand Central Station Staten Island Ferry Western Mass Photographer couple lifestyle photographer people http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2015/6/heather-james-engagment Sat, 06 Jun 2015 20:49:00 GMT
Selena http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/10/selena I had the honor of doing a senior session with a very lovely young woman who is about to complete a great  achievement in her life. Congratulations Selena, Senior graduate 2015







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(Bette Bresette Photography) Bette Bresette Photography class of 2015 Holyoke high school Holyoke High School class of 2015 Indian Orchard Photographer Senior 2015 Senior Portraits Senior session Western Mass Photographer http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/10/selena Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:37:00 GMT
Connecticut Wedding http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/9/connecticut-wedding I had another Wedding  as a second shooter for Karen Geaghan Photography you can learn more about Karen here on her website Karen Geaghan Photography contact karen about your next wedding and ask for me for your second shooter. You can also book me for those small intimate weddings. This young couple got married in the same church as the grooms parents and it was very special to them then their reception was on the grooms family grounds in a converted barn this was just a wonderful setup and very serene. They had a little help from a very special family member as well. Enjoy the Photographs.





 



 

 



 

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Barns Bette Bresette Photography Bride Connecticut barn weddings Groom Wedding Photographer Weddings in barns. wedding http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/9/connecticut-wedding Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:09:00 GMT
Wilbraham wedding http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/9/wilbraham-wedding I had another exciting Wedding last weekend as a second shooter for Karen Geaghan Photography you can learn more about Karen here on her website Karen Geaghan Photography contact karen about your next wedding and ask for me for your second shooter. I also am now booking for small intimate weddings. The wedding was for a lovely young couple and was at the grooms family house in Wilbraham Massachusetts. It did turn out to rain on the event however I think it was such a special day you could not ruin it for them. Family and friends turned out and the celebration went on. The couple were expecting their first child also so they had a reveal cake. The anticipation for the cutting of that cake was great. Love is wonderful to witness and this couple had a special bond. The details of this wedding were fantastic a lot of work was put into them and it truly showed. These photographs are mine from this event. Enjoy!

 

 



 













 

 


 


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My first Wedding http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/8/my-first-wedding Arthur: Bette Bresette Western Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

Well for a while I have wanted to do weddings and I was not willing to take on this venture unaware of what to expect. The first time I had jumped in with my eyes closed I did it for a friend and it was a Jack and Jill and a wedding in one. I was totally not prepared and wish I had more experience going into it. I missed so many shots and it had no direction nore did I. Well I do learn from my mistakes and you don't want to learn on someones special day. I have been asked several times to do weddings for other people and after careful thought I declined. I want to thank Karen from Karen Geaghan Photography. Follow this link to see more of her work. http://www.karengeaghanphotos.com/  She is teaching me the ropes of  wedding Photography and I cant wait for our next one. I am truly blessed to work with her for she has been a godsend to me. These Photographs are mine from the wedding. I shot as a Second shooter for her and she taught me so much on our first outing of what I hope to be many weddings. The couple was lovely and I had so much fun capturing their special day for them. So take a look and let me know what you think of my first Wedding and how I did.








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Thumbtack http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/7/thumbtack

I recently found a site I thought I would try for getting a few leads. What a great resource it has turned out to be. I am notified for different jobs I am interested in and I have a choice as to applying for them or not this is a wonderful resource for Photographers of all calibers the client gets to decide which Photographer they choose to use. Check it out I LOVE THUMBTACK

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Thumbtack http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/7/thumbtack Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:58:27 GMT
Decarli Event http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/7/decarli-event
I have a late start getting this event on the Blog I actually forgot to blog this one. This was a Birthday event / family get together for the 4th of July in Connecticut. I had a great time with this one lots of great photo opportunity's. I loved the face painting.











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Alex & Kimberly http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/6/alex-kimberly I had a great opportunity to go on location with another Photographer and shoot a bride and groom before they went to their location to be married. When I got to the brides location I had no idea what to expect I have not done a wedding yet on my own. I am working on becoming a second shooter as we speak.  I would not want to shoot a wedding on a whim. I do not think you should shoot a wedding until you have experience with what to expect and how to use your lighting and some experience with indoor lighting. This can be tricky and you only get married once I understand the need today to save money on your wedding by hiring a cheap Photographer but I would tell a bride you spent all this money on your gown and your venue and now you want to cheap out on your Photographic memories. Don't do it! Hire a photographer that has experience and can show you work to back it up. Well my Photographer friend Denise at http://domdeephotography.zenfolio.com asked if I wanted to tag along and of course I said yes. I am always up to learn and practice shooting. Here is my result.
 The Bride Kimberly was absolutely stunning when I walked in she unfortunantly was all ready to go so I did not get a chance to shoot the dress ect. This was a very small room but I was in love with the lighting and color in the room. It just added to her Beauty I think.
 This is Kimberly and her fiance Alex he was across town we had about 15 minis with him he needed to get going to the venue when we got to him.


 Kimberly with her Mother just a precious moment don't you think.

 Groom Alex with his Mother and brothers.

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Bride bridesmaid couple Groom lifestyle photographer people veil wedding western mass. lifestyle photographer western massachusetts photographer http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/6/alex-kimberly Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Victory4Veterans http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/6/victory4veterans I had a chance to volunteer to photograph this special day and I really enjoyed it immensely.http://www.victory4veterans.com check out their site. Check out my gallery of the event in the featured section of my site http://bit.ly/1nRfR03. Holyoke Soldiers HomeHolyoke Soldiers Home Mayor Alex MarshMayor Alex Marsh WWII VeteranWWII Veteran The VeteransThe Veterans The troops leaving on thier journeyThe troops leaving on thier journey

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(Bette Bresette Photography) 4 Holyoke Indian Motorcycle Orchard Photographer Soldier V4V Veterans Victory home motorcycle run http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/6/victory4veterans Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:43:33 GMT
Mothers Day 2014 http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/5/mothers-day-2014 Today is a special day, It's mothers day. I wanted to do something special for my mother in law so I thought why not document the female generation for her and her daughter & grand daughters to enjoy.  I called them up and set it up. I met them at their house at 1PM mid day sun. Ugh! obviously I didn't think about that now did I. Every photographer knows this is the absolute worse time to shoot. Harsh shadows and blinding sunshine are not the portrait photographers friends. I walked around the yard and found only dappled light no shade at all. So we decided to go to the local park and check it out.  This is the result!

As you can see we searched all over and found no good shade we stood behind a tree but I was not happy with this result. I tried to use my flash to fill but I am not proficient with it yet so I have a hard time knowing how to set my settings up. I only shoot in Manual so it is a learning curve for sure. I love them and I love this shot because it's them but the lighting is poor and not what I would like. so we took a few shots here then moved around.

I love this shot of Nana with her daughter April and her grand daughters Tavia and Samantha.

I saw a back stop across the park and thought maybe it would provide some shade so on we went and sure enough it had a small patch of shade about three foot wide only.  So we parked it there to finish up. The ground was wet so we could not sit on the ground and the back stop was Green of all colors but it was what we had to work with.

As you can see I do favor lots of contrast, I am finding this to be my style I think, I was not sure how to find what your style is but they are right when they say you will figure it out. I like the bold colors and deep contrast for sure. Did I mention the wind on this day. We kept getting gusts of wind that was so distracting also we kept having to adjust clothing and hair. It was quite comical to say the least.

Somehow I do not have a individual picture of Nany April with the oldest grandchild which obviously I missed this makes me sad. Next time I'll make a list of shots to take so I don't forget any one. Look at Olivia and Bianca These children are very Photogenic to say the least. I could take pictures of all three all day. I love this Picture of April I keep staring at it.

What can you say about sisters. The bond they share the love they have for each other. Samantha and Tavia have a great sisterly bond that can never be broken. Beautiful aren't they? I certainly think so. I love you two.

This is My beautiful Niece Samantha and her lovely Daughters Olivia and Thea.

This is my Beautiful Niece Tavia and her Lovely daughter Bianca. Tavia has the greatest sense of humor she totally kept me laughing throughout this session as well as everyone else.  The girls have a great relationship with their Aunties also.
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(Bette Bresette Photography) Photographer children mass massachusetts outdoor park portrait http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/5/mothers-day-2014 Sun, 11 May 2014 01:30:00 GMT
Kristy http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/5/kristy I managed to get in an early morning session today. I was surprised at the emptiness of the park early in the morning I think I'll do more sessions early morning. I think it is easier to work with the light also. My session today was with a great couple of little girls I met through my other job. Sujelyz is 4 and she is a doll I love her little curls. She has quite a personality to boot and she tells it like it is which I love about her. She was a lot of fun to work with. Kiany is 1 and what a precious little doll she is. She didn't want to smile so early in the morning but we managed to get a couple of grins out of her. I tried a little creativity with this session I have been wanting to try different things and finally got a chance to. Kristy and her two children were great to work with and I would love to work with them again. I managed to get two shots of her and the kids for Mothers day while we were at it.

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Photographer children mass outdoor portrait session western http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/5/kristy Sun, 04 May 2014 22:01:00 GMT
Plimoth Plantation http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/plimoth-plantation I went with my Photo Group SPS today  http://sps.photoclubservices.com/Default.aspx To Plimoth Plantation http://www.plimoth.org/sos/ 

Fred Leblanc led us on an adventure to the coast today he is a member of SPS also and leads many tours, you should check out his blog at http://masswest360.com/ he knows all about western mass and documents all about it on his blog. He also offers his prints and canvases for sale. Well this is the first time I used some creative touches on almost every Photo. I had to turn my ISO way up and had lots of grain so I said what the heck. I have been trying to shoot only in Raw and  manual  to help me learn. These are a little unreal and soft but I like how they came out considering the Grain. What do you think about these? I would like to know. Thatch Hut Cooking dinner Marsh Plantation Village The Mayflower II A lovely walk Grist Mill

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Grist Massachusetts Park Plantation Plimoth Plymoth massachusetts mill http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/plimoth-plantation Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:38:47 GMT
My little thief http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-little-thief  I love to watch the birds so of course I put out some bird food on the deck before the snow melted off. I noticed how quickly the food disappeared and then I saw him, my little grey thief. What a fat little squirrel he is considering it is early in the season. Well he certainly is not hurting for food. He sat with that bowl until it was practically gone. I managed to get a few really cute shots of him in the mean time. My Little Thief

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(Bette Bresette Photography) grey squirrel http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/my-little-thief Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:41:42 GMT
Fat Kitty http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/fat-kitty This is Fat kitty Fat Kitty he truly is a little dog inside.  we love his personality and he is Picture perfect.

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(Bette Bresette Photography) http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/fat-kitty Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:00:00 GMT
Flower Show http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/flower-show I thought I would pick my favorites from the flower show I took pictures at last month.

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(Bette Bresette Photography) College Flowers Holyoke Mt. Smith Tulips college flower http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/flower-show Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:30:00 GMT
workshop http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/workshop I am a member with the Springfield Photographic Society and they had a great workshop where they taught us some cool lighting techniques. they also had a few reptiles brought in to shoot.

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(Bette Bresette Photography) Alligator SPS reptile workshop http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/4/workshop Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:00:00 GMT
Church Tour with SPS http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/1/church-tour-with-sps I have not been shooting much lately and I was getting very restless well thank God for the Photo group I belong to for motivation on this cold drizzly day. These shots are from a few of our Catholic churches here in western Massachusetts. I went with the Springfield Photographic society to get some indoor shots of these fabulous churches. I find churches here to be fabulous Architecture.
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This was taken at St. Stanislaus Basilica in Chicopee Mass.
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Another from St. Stans. Look at this detail in the ceiling
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St. Stans. I loved the drama and lighting here.
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St. Stans. This was a very large hanging I thought she was so pretty.
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St. Stans. the Ceiling is covered with mural after mural this is a very small are on the ceiling I just loved the angels.
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This is the roof line in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Springfield Ma.
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Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel in Springfield Ma.
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This is an effect I was trying to do in camera zooming lens in and out as you shoot the picture I like it I'm not proficient in it but I'll keep working on it.
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Mt. Carmel again, I absolutely loved this Candle.
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Truthfully I am not sure which church this was I just liked this.
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This is St Michael's Cathedral in Springfield Mass.
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St. Michael's Cathedral This church was so grand.
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A small Organ
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St. Michael's Cathedral What an Organ don't you think.
Well that's it for now, I Hope you enjoyed my series from a few of  the Catholic churches in my area, I sure did.
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(Bette Bresette Photography) http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2014/1/church-tour-with-sps Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:38:00 GMT
James and Heather http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2013/11/james-and-heather I had a very nice outing with my oldest son James and his girlfriend Heather today at the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke mass. It turned out to be very moderate outside and there was still some nice color around to get some good shots. We had a great time and Heather is a giggly girl and made us laugh a lot. It is very nice to see my son so happy and I love that.
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Halloween http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2013/11/halloween I had a couple of visitors today for Halloween my daughters friend came by with her little girls and I grabbed the opportunity to snap a few shots of them. I don't have any small children to shoot since mine are all grown and I don't have any grandchildren. So I really look forward to getting some shots of small children whenever I can. Autumn is the youngest and she was such a little doll in her princess dress and her older sister Lily is a precocious child so her spider man costume suited her well. I have to laugh with lily I really love her personality she tells it straight. She told me under no uncertain terms I was allowed only one shot of her LOL. She knows me well and told me again when I proceeded to take another shot. She did however pose for me with her little sister and then again before she left. I look forward to another session with the two of them I know she will tolerate me again I think she loves me to LOL.
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These next couple of shots are of my Kitty's Willy is are Black and white one he is an older kitty I call him my cuddle buddy because he sleeps with me every night. Kitty is precocious and acts like a dog most of the time he's our younger kitty,he plays fetch with my husband and is a little piggy with the food.  He's so fat we started calling him Fat kitty and now that's what we call him. He likes to pose for me and  is a very photogenic Cat. Willy hates the camera and I rarly get a good face shot of him he sees the camera and turns his head away. We bought some costumes for them this year we have never tried to put them in costumes before and it was interesting and cute to try them on. Willy just hung out with us but Fat kitty ran through the house all upset about it. I know you don't dress kitty's in costumes but we couldn't resist. They truly hated it but they were good sports.
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(Bette Bresette Photography) http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2013/11/halloween Sat, 02 Nov 2013 22:54:28 GMT
Autumn 2013 http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-2013 I finally had some time  to get out and about to see how autumn here in New England was shaping up. It is gorgeous out and it is at Peak. a lot of leaves have fallen and some of the reds are already gone. My daughter misty came with me and we went to our favorite waterfall in Chester and we went down to the chesterfield gorge and also took a trip up to the Keystone Arches. I have a nasty Blister on one of my heals a little much for hiking in one day. We had a great day and I think you'll agree these came out great.
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(Bette Bresette Photography) http://www.bettebresettephotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-2013 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:19:45 GMT