Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Christmas Card

Well, I hope everyone had a great holiday....I know I sure did. I work so much that it's nice to have a few days away with my family. Anyway, this season was crazy for me and I didn't finish my card until December 23rd...(I had to finish everyone else's work first before I could even think about my own stuff) And, for all off of you all wondering out there....yes I do own a donkey as a pet and he is the greatest! And another side note these images were taken this December....we had a big snow and lost power for two days...that meant no working on the computer right before my Christmas deadlines and YES I was in a panic!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Beth Forester Photography Senior Photos of the Week--Hannah Goodman

Not a lot of time to post so this will be quick...I am working like a mad person trying to get all the order, proofs, cards etc. done before Christmas...it's about to put me in the hospital! Anyway, this weeks senior of the week is Hannah Goodman... she was so easy to shoot and we had a great time at both of her sessions. Enjoy!

Hannah Goodman
School: Man High School
Session: Storybook Session
Favorite color: pink and orange
Favorite Band: Theory of a Deadman
Favorite movie: The Hangover
Favorite TV show: Secret Life of an American Teenager
Lucky Number: 2
Favorite website: Myspace
Pets: my dog, Toby
Best word to describe me: friendly and caring

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Baby Isla

Had to share this one!! How cute is this! This is baby Isla, who at the time of the photo was only 1 week old....She is the daughter of the proud parents, Jodi and Evan Hall of Proctorville, Ohio. Yes, she made quite a journey to get to the studio but the session went really well and I was so excited to get to share in another important event in Jodi and Evan's lives. (I photographed their wedding several years ago) Again, it is such a great honor to document such important events in people lives...thanks and congrats Jodi and Evan! Baby Isla is beautiful!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Special

Well, it 4:30 in the morning and I can't sleep...I am gearing up for the annual Christmas Special Event! I am really excited about the set this year. (It may be my favorite yet...but I probably say that every year, lol) Here is a sample of an image gallery I created especially for this event. the featured subject is my friend Shelda's dog, Jade. I really can't believe she did so well in her shoot!! TOOOO Cute!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Senior of the Week- Paige Stacy

I am finishing up work on Paige's order this weekend....So, I thought for the Senior of the Week post I would share two galleries the she ordered for her home. Paige is an avid softball player and is proud of the fact that her team, the Man Hillbillies, are the back to back state single A softball champions! In fact, in the 2009 finals, Paige hit a grand slam home run to lead her team to the championship....Way to go Paige!! Pretty awesome! Anyway, she brought us some photos from the championship and we added some from the studio session to create this one-of-a-kind storyboard for her. I think it turned out pretty cool!

Paige Stacy
School: Man High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite color: blue
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Lucky Number: 44
Pets: a dog
Best word to describe me: athletic

Friday, November 06, 2009

Introducing Evan Michael Holmes

I have been waiting so long to shoot little Evan ... ever since I learned that Shane and Heather were expecting. I was so excited for them!! Over the years, Shane and Heather and their families have been coming to the studio for family portraits...so needless to say that when I heard the family was growing, I was elated at the thought of documenting their new little one! We have lots of ideas in store for Evan throughout his first year...stay tuned!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Forester Photography Senior Portraits--Free 411 cards

Hey, here is a promo featuring our newest products--411 cards! And, 7 lucky seniors are going to get their hands on some 411 cards for free. The first 7 seniors that either e-mail me at beth@foresterphoto.com or message me through face will receive 50 free 411 cards with their own personalized information. Hurry! These will go fast!

Also, I just decided to combine the blog post with the SENIOR OF THE WEEK post.
The two seniors featured on the promo cards are cousins, Alex Furr and Cody Hanshew. Their pics turned out awesome as you can see...even though I had a MAJOR problem on the day of their sessions. Cody took the morning session and then Alex joined later to have a few shots taken with her cousin. Right after I finished their shots together and started on Alex's session my camera BROKE! Sad to say that we had to delay her session to a later date...so sorry Alex. Anyway all the photos turned put great for both she and Cody!

Cody Hanshew
School: St. Albans High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite color: green
Favorite Band: Mayday Parade
Favorite movie: Twilight
Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Hobbies: Traveling
Lucky Number: 22
Favorite website: facebook
Pets: Maggie--Black lab
Two words that describe me: quiet and honest

Alex Furr
School: Hurricane High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite color: green
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Hobbies: Softball
Lucky Number: 2
Favorite website: facebook
Pets: Dog-Major
Two words that describe me: competitive and visual

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beth Forester Photography Senior Photos of the Week--Caitlyn Motes

Well, I have a lot of catching up to do on the senior of the week postings. Here is Logan High School senior Caitlyn Motes, who is the daughter of Tammy and Cliff Motes. Tammy and I are old friends (since grade school which was a long, long time ago) and it had been such a pleasure photographing Caitlyn growing up over the years. She is such a beautiful young lady as you can see by the photographs. Congrats Caitlyn and have a great senior year!!

School: Logan High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite color: coral
Favorite movie: The Princess Diaries
Favorite TV show: Secret Life of the American Teenager
Lucky Number: 11
Favorite website: facebook
Pets: Chippy-my dog
Two words that describe me: unique and independant

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cute Little Dog

I am sitting here at the WPPI Road Trip. I finished my program early this morning and now I am enjoying all the other speaker's programs. So I had a few moments to spare and I wanted to post this photo to the blog. This is the cutest little dog I've ever seen and I had to share it with everyone!

Senior of the Week--Kelsey Martin

This was such a fun session...Kelsey is a senior at Hurricane High School and I also shot her sister's senior pics a number of years ago. We had such a great time and Kelsey was so easy to photograph...she has such a beautiful smile and it shows in the images. Congrats Kelsey and good luck in your softball season.

Kelsey Martin
School: Hurricane High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite color: blue
Favorite movie: A League of Their Own
Favorite TV show: Secret Life of the American Teenager
Lucky Number: 4
Favorite website: facebook
Pets: Scooby-boston terrier
Two words that describe me: always happy

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hey just wanted to post this cute composite of two brothers we created for Jackie Jarrell. I though it turned out so awesome and I wanted to share it with everyone. The boys featured are Brayden and Bryce Jarrell, of Cincinnati. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senior of the Week--Steven Craddock

What a fun session this was!!! Steven brought some of the most unique and coolest clothing for his senior session. It really made for a fun shoot!

Steven Craddock
School: Man High School
Session: Designer Art
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Band: Blink 182
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Hobbies: Sports
Lucky Number: 1
Favorite Webiste: Myspace
Pets: 3 cats and 1 dog
Two words that describe you: charming and athletic

Friday, August 14, 2009

Senior of the Week-Lyndsey Henderson

Well, it's been senior, senior, senior lately...and for quite a while. I am already booked solid until November...so if you haven't made your senior appointment you'd better do so quick.
This senior came all the way from Dobson, North Carolina to be photographed here in the great state of WV. I am so honored that someone would come from that far away to be photographed...Anyway, Lyndsey was great and her photos turned out awesome! In fact, when her grandmother picked them up, they brought her to tears.

Name: Lyndsey Henderson
Session: Designer Art
School: Surry Central High School
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Band: Jason Aldean
Favorite Movie: Halloween
Favorite TV Show: Gossip Girl and The Golden Girls
Hobbies: Cheerleading
Lucky Number: 3
Favorite Website: Seventeen.com
Pets: Lucky, my dog :)
Two words that describe you: fun and happy :)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Senior of the week--Shane Porter

I wanted to post an image of a new gallery we are offering this year for seniors...so I thought it fitting to do so for a senior of the week. Shane and his family have been looking forward to his senior portraits for many years... When I speak at my seminars I always tell the story of how Shane's mother called to book his appointment for his senior portraits when he was a freshman....now, we DO book for seniors way in advance... but that is the earliest I have ever had anyone call for their session. You gotta love it!! I love a senior that is that excited about their senior session....And, I have to say I did feel a lot of pressure that day, knowing how important it was to Shane and his family. As you can see, it was a great day and the pictures turned out awesome!

Name: Shane Porter
Session: Designer Art
School: Logan High School
Favorite colors: Green and Blue
Favorite Band: Daughtry
Favorite Movie: Observe and Report
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy, King of the Hill
Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing
Lucky Number: 11
Favorite website: myspace
Pets: Dog, Cat and and Eel
Two words the describe you: Laid back and funny

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Senior of the Week--Jenna Vance

Name: Jenna Vance
Session: Designer Art
School: Chapmanville Regional High School
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Band: 30H3
Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember
Favorite TV Show: What I Like About You
Hobbies: Basketball, Volleyball, Guitar
Lucky Number: 4
Favorite Website: Myspace
Two words that describe Me energized and outgoing

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Harper Hutchinson

I wanted to share the recent birth announcement I created for Tiffany and Matt Hutchinson of Huntington, WV. It announces their beautiful daughter, Harper Reann. I have been photographing Tiffany's special occasions since I photographed her senior portraits many years ago. Then, I was honored to share in her special day when she married Matt. And, most recently, I was honored to photograph the newest addition to their family. It's been such a rewarding experience to document the important events in their lives. Congratulations!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WPPI Road Trip

I am so excited to be a part of the upcoming WPPI Road Trip. This September, WPPI will be bringing a mini convention cross country to a city near you. Each city will feature four speakers and I will be appearing at the Minneapolis venue on Wednesday, September 23 along with Jim DiVitale, Robert Lino and Jim Garner. Visit the WPPI website to find out more information on cities, times and speakers. Hope to see you there.

Monday, June 01, 2009

spa Senior Model Search 2010

We are very excited to participate in this year's spa Senior Model Search 2010. Every year, 15 high school seniors are chosen to travel the national spa Event and be photographed by some of the top senior portrait photographers in the nation. Each of the 15 national winners will receive a modeling portfolio and an all-expense paid trip to San Diego, CA on January 3-6, 2010. Below are featured two of last year's national winners which I photographed at last year's spa Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next winner could be you. . . . call 304-369-1443 or visit the spamodels.com website today to find out more. (Participating seniors must have their senior portraits taken by September 30, 2009.)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I need your VOTE!

Hey! I need your help! I submitted a photo for the WV Executive Magazine and I was chosen as a finalist and now I need your vote to win! Please go to wvexecutive.com and cast your vote for my portrait, Coal Miner, which features the late Casset Bias of Madison, WV.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Seniors 2009

Well, the senior season is about over and the 2009 grads are preparing to send out their announcements. I have been working day and night to finish all of the senior orders and graduation announcements. Whew! I am almost finished!! But now it's time to prepare for the 2010 seniors. I plan to work most of the weekend on all the new things we'll be offering next year for the 2010 grads. (Just a note: We already have most of the summer booked up so if you are interested in getting appointment you'd better call soon.) Here is one of the custom graduation announcements we created for Taylor Miller of Chapmanville High School. I love how they turned out and I especially like the zebra print with the hot pinks and greens. Fun, fun, fun!