I’ve been photographing clients for more than 15 years now. Whether it’s creating a professional portrait for a businessperson, or documenting personal life by creating a family portrait, my clients love the results.
If you want to learn all about the awards and recognition I’ve received, check out my LinkedIn profile (I won’t bore you with the details here) — just know I’m a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, two trade degrees that take a significant amount of talent and effort to achieve.
I believe in giving back to the community too — I’ve mentored grade school students who are interested in photography, I regularly donate auction items for non-profits, and I’ve served on several photography trade boards. When I can, I also enjoy writing articles for Professional Photographer magazine, where I’ve been a contributing writer for some number of years.
When I’m not doing anything business related, you’ll probably find me spending time with my family. Maybe with my cats. Or maybe in my craft room — I love to knit, sew, and just create in general. I love being outdoors, and spending time in the great state of Michigan, so if the weather isn’t terrible chances are pretty good I’ll come up with some reason to get outside!
If you want to learn a little more about me personally, you can read further. But it’s not necessary. This isn’t about me. It’s about you, and how we can tell your story!
Betsy Finn, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Everyone has their life stories… and most are lengthy. In a (relative) nutshell, here’s mine. Born and raised in Michigan, I grew up in love with camping, RVing, and all things outdoors. My husband and I live in Dexter with our two boys; we have two cats and an assortment of freshwater fish. I love all things creative, be it drawing, crocheting, cooking, or building things. Michigan has always been, and hopefully will always be, our home. We have memories here. Memories that are well documented with photographs. Because, for me, looking at a photograph takes me back to that moment, lets me experience the sights, smells, and sounds all over again — I can relive the emotions which somehow pale and fade in the passage of time.
Here are some of my favorite blog posts, which I’m thrilled to share with you — they will probably help you “get to know me” a little better!
- Contentment in the Journey – musings on contentment
- The Legacy of a Truly Excellent Woman – how my grandmother inspired me
- My Photographic Inspiration – why I became a photographer (instead of a vet)
- My Engagement Story – how we got engaged
- Baby Finn Arrives – my transition into motherhood
- Welcoming Baby Finn – becoming a mother of two
Now, if you’re still interested in some of the various awards and recognition my work has received, check these out:
- Master Photographer
- Photographic Craftsman
- Photographer of the Year
- Detroit’s Best of Show
- Top Ten Photographer Under 30