Monthly Archives: February 2010

all booked for 2010

Well gang, the party is over before it has begun. At least for bookings it is. I had a waiting list of people who had contacted me from last fall and I released my dates to them and filled up my spring schedule. Bless them for being patient! I have a whole new batch of…


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it’s sam!

Oh Sam. How our whole family loves thee. You see, Sam is our babysitter and Miles LOVES her. Like, β€œHey Mom, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out” kind of love when she comes over. When you scroll through her photos, I think you’ll agree. You would want a babysitter just as…


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  • LOFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    she makes me wanna dance. she is sooo happy and pretty. love em bets!

  • LOFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    she makes me wanna dance! she is so happy and pretty. love them bets!

  • CassieFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    i would KILL for her hair! seriously, it’s perfection. the first two pics are my fav, love her smile!

    i can’t wait to see the rest of these senior sessions from last fall!

  • tamiFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    OMG…that hair and everything about her…LOVE! now i’m curious…can you come and photograph me and make me look like a supermodel straight from vogue…cosmo…or any fashion model! pleeeeeeeeease!

  • bobbiFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    LOVE SAM!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE SAM! I can just TELL that she’s THE sweetest of the sweet… She’s the kind of girl who you just WANT to be friends with because she always has a smile on her face πŸ™‚ I’m just going to put this out there because I can πŸ™‚ My two favorite Betsy King seniors: Sam and Lo. πŸ™‚ Alright, enough out of me… LOVE YOUS!

  • GailFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    She is such a doll. And I got to meet her too πŸ™‚ Sam, you’re gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚

  • kim weissFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    Wow, happy & bubbly AND stunningly gorgeous too?? I can see why Miles is head over heels for her! These really showcase her fun personality so great!!

  • aliFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    This is the true meaning of being beautiful inside and out – you captured her so well. So true that everyone needs a photo of themselves throwing back their head and laughing!

  • jess@studio3zFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    OH MY GOSH her hair is TO DIE FOR!!! Like really, it’s sooooo GORGEOUS. Personality just shines in these and I can see why Miles would be head over heels for her! Sam you are a doll!!

  • jodieFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Hi Sam! Remember me? The crazy secret Santa that called you from St. Louis? YOU ARE GORGEOUS! And I have curly hair but I would DIE for it to look like yours! Great pics Bets!

  • KelliFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    Oh my gosh!! You all are just too kind!! Sam is my oldest daughter and I couldnt be more proud of her!! Even though im her mom, I can tell you that honestly she has been like this all her life! And that HAIR,,,thats all you saw when she was born,,,,besides that huge smile. Im so very very blessed!! Thank you Betsy for showing her TRUE beauty…Sammi is definitely a girl who cant fake it because it just beams out of her!

  • lyndsayFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    oh wow bets, these are gorgeous (as is sam!!)

  • Amy CornellFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Wow…Sam is such a doll! I don’t know why, but I keep thinking Minnie Driver! Betsy, once again, you rocked the photos. Sam’s joy is so completely evident.

  • JovonyFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:26 am

    The hair is beautiful, but the smile is infectious! So cute!

  • Maya LaurentFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    She looks like she would be such a fun babysitter! And I’m with Jess..her hair is gorgeous!

  • EricaFebruary 28, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Love these photos! You have such talent. How do you get that first shoot, the first client?

  • bridgetMarch 1, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    She’s so cute! I want a sitter like her to hang out here and photo her too. πŸ™‚ (wanna come to california!??) *bridget trying to snag Bets sitter!

  • Lissette QMarch 2, 2010 - 11:07 am

    WHAT HAIR! She could do hair shampoo commercials!!

  • KelliMarch 2, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    She’s so beautiful! I would love to have her hair!

  • […] to my lovely babysitter Sam coming home for spring break, I was able to get some work done this week. Yay! Of course we all […]

waiting wednesday

I’ve been sick. So sick that I haven’t been in the office for five days. So I will get my act together soon and get emails replied, new things up on the blog and all that jazz. Until then, I thought I would post a quickie pic of Miles playing with a toy he got…


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  • GailFebruary 25, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Fingers crossed on the studio…I know how much you want that house of yours back πŸ˜‰

  • CassieFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Oh, I’m so excited for everything coming up the next few months for you guys! It’s just going to be wonderful. πŸ™‚

daddy’s home!

Daddy’s plane was arriving right in the middle of nap time. I had to move mountains to get this boy to the airport. Once we were there, he was verrrry patient. Don’t let this photo fool you, there was plenty of hopping around the terminal. We watched lots of guys walking by. Is that one…


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  • MeganFebruary 19, 2010 - 10:37 am

    I miss that cookie lady!! Nice light Bets! Airports are the worst to photograph in. You guys are precious as always! πŸ™‚

  • bobbiFebruary 19, 2010 - 10:43 am

    I adore John…

  • SherryFebruary 19, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    John is just the cutest guy ever…

  • CourtneyFebruary 19, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    seriously betsy….all your posts give me cavities. the sweetness is over-freakin-whelming. πŸ™‚

  • Maya LaurentFebruary 21, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    I love that you think to bring your camera to things like this.

  • JenniferFebruary 21, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Ditto everyone above. And I’ve never even BEEN to Fort Wayne! And I’ve never even MET you guys… but I’m glad John’s home,too. love from that crazy chick in Oz.

i’m a pack animal

This post has photos from both my iphone and John’s iphone. John has been in NY this week and has emailed me photos from his trip and mine were taken during my stint as a single mom. (Single moms are AMAZING women!) Remember when you were a kid and you would have this best friend… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • heidi garciaFebruary 18, 2010 - 2:00 am

    It is hard, but you made it through. Noah and I were by ourselves for 1yr and half- funny story: he didn’t want me to feed him and I was getting sooo MAD so I said, forget here is spoon Noah good luck. About 10min. later I checked on him. He was just as happy as can be with food EVERYWHERE!! It is now my favorite picture and memory πŸ™‚ to being a MOM (he was about 11/2 yrs old)

  • Angie TFebruary 18, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Hi betsy, we never met but I love reading your blog. You are so funny and I can relate in so many ways:) My husband is leaving for a month in september and I already have anxiety about it. I have my MIL lined up and I am going to my parents for the rest of the time with my son. Single parenthood is so not fun! Love your work:)

  • nickiFebruary 18, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Thank you for sharing this and for being so real. I just got back from an amazing Christian photography workshop this past week only to find myself over-the-top frustrated with my 3 year old who I missed dearly while I was gone. I had to stop and remind myself that this was the same child I had longed to snuggle with all week. So, I took a deep breath and we started the morning over. You are so right about sharing the hard times. It’s nice to know that everyone struggles with being a good mom. I guess that’s how we actually become good moms.

  • AmandaFebruary 18, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Bless your heart Betsy!!! From a purely selfish standpoint, I am so happy you shared…because yes, it makes me feel less alone on those days when I feel like an utter failure in the Momma department. πŸ˜‰ So clearly, you are not alone, though I know it can feel that way in the heat of the bad moments. I think I haven’t even blogged in so long partly because of all the yuck that seems to be spiraling, mostly in my mind (I hope!).

    Plus, this is even more apt because I am getting ready to go it alone for a week soon. πŸ˜‰ I think I’ll be packing up the munchkin and driving 10 hours to be with family just so it won’t be quite so bad. HAHA!

    I too have all the respect in the world for the single parents out there.

  • SherryFebruary 18, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Life can really suck, when you are alone…I spent 4 years at it. Penny was 6 weeks old and Craig was 6 when it happened to me..You are a very lucky lady…always remember that.

  • KristinFebruary 18, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    This blog is so refreshingly honest and I admire that most about you, Betsy. You don’t use this blog as a show, or to put on a facade about your great life, you are real. And you have a great life, you are just honest about the challenges it takes every day in that life. Thank you for always being genuine here, I’ve grown to really love that about you.

  • JenniferFebruary 18, 2010 - 7:55 pm

    Aah… motherhood. I honestly don’t think there’s much else in life that makes you feel so utterly and helplessly full to the brim with love, and then the next moment so incredibly angry and frustrated! Thanks for sharing so openly here. Never met you, but I do stalk your blog often. Hope the pregnancy stuff settles down for you soon.

  • bobbiFebruary 18, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    i adore you. I love the way you write. I love how open and honest and real you are. AND… you’re an amazing mom. πŸ™‚

  • Maya LaurentFebruary 21, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Right there with you girl. When Pat was out of town for almost a week I about lost it. It’s amazing to realize how helpful our side kicks are when they are gone. Love your honesty.

  • ParamitaFebruary 22, 2010 - 11:43 pm

    I can relate to you so much…same thing happens to me when my husband leaves me with my 10yr old boy and 2yr old girl while he is on official tours……..I get excited on having some exclusive “mommy” time ,then cant wait for him to come back so that I can get those hours of much needed sleep as I am too afraid to go to sleep without him and wait with the computer and TV till i am asleep without my knowing. Good Luck with your pregnancy………do you intend to know the sex of the baby???