Hi I’m Beth. I’m a self-taught photographer born and raised in southern California.
I got my first break in the business by sneaking my portfolio into the art department at Capitol Records where I ran headlong into the head of the art department and I somehow persuaded him to look at my supernewbie portfolio 😅
Shortly after, Capitol had me shoot my first album cover, for gangster rapper Schooly-D. Jobs for other record companies followed.
A few years later, an advertising art director saw and loved one of my fine art images in a publication, which resulted in an ad campaign for Arnold Worldwide. From there I branched out, photographing for publications, digital media, and non-profits.
I am inspired by the challenge of helping shape the persona that people present to the world. Trust is a huge part of a successful portrait collaboration, and making people comfortable is key: This trust brings out a strong sense of authenticity, intimacy and engagement.
In the words of one of my dear client / friends, “Beth does what great photographers do. She helps her subjects see something unseen to themselves, and in doing so she helps them move their own story forward.”
The rest of the time I am shooting fine art and documenting small + big life events in an unobtrusive photojournalistic style. Some of my other loves are travel, music, my cat, and coffee + donuts.
I maintain a studio in Los Angeles, CA. and I would LOVE to hear from you 😉