Beth Fletcher Photography » Natural Light Photographer

Just because I love you and just because I want to break up the blandness of this winter day, I’ve decided that today is the day I announce a huge giveaway!

(First, you need to live in Northwest Indiana or the Chicago area or be willing to drive to my area. If you live 40-60 miles outside Valparaiso, there will be a $25 travel fee, if you’d like me to travel to you.)

Now, on to the good stuff!

Today, I am giving away a free session (a value of $150.00) and a $100 print credit.

This session can be used for newborns, maternity, a family (up to five), engagement photos or for High School Seniors. The winner can redeem this package either next week or next November, as long as it’s redeemed by January 2012, it’s entirely up to the winner when the session will be held.


To enter is SIMPLE. You just need to be a fan of Beth Fletcher Photography on Facebook.
If you already are, you’re entered! Just leave a comment telling me you’re a fan.
If you aren’t a fan (YET!), simply click here and hit “like” at the top of the page, come back here and tell me you’re now a fan. (make sure you leave your comment here on THIS post!)

but wait…there’s a way to gain a second entry:
link this contest to your Facebook page telling your friends about it, come back here and tell me you did it in the comment section and you’re entered twice! (I can track the links but I need you to tell me you shared this with your friends and family.)

***Friends, I have a big, big BONUS…if you can get me to 1000 fans by the end of this contest, I will choose TWO winners, not just one.***

So, go, share, like, be a fan! and I’ll polish my camera and get ready to take YOUR photo!


(okay, so I don’t really polish my camera, but I’ll charge my battery and clear my memory cards, just for you!)

the details:

This giveaway ends on Sunday, January 16 at 10:00 pm CST. If you are entering this contest more than once, because you’ve shared about this giveaway, please leave two separate comments in order for the entries to count as two.

The winner is chosen randomly and will be announced on January 17th, 2011.

(one last thing, if your comment does not immediately show up, do not fret, it will, comments are under moderation, is all!)

Good luck!

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  • ~Shari - I am a fan!
    I want to win this photo session for my dear sister that lives in Indy!!!

  • Shelli - I did it! Now is the easy part…PICK ME!

  • Michele - I am a fan on your photgrpahy page on facebook.

  • Michele - I posted a link to your facebook page announcing your giveway on my facebook profile.

  • Sarah J - I’m a HUGE fan! Oh, and I’m also a fan on FB. I live in the Milwaukee area, so we’d come meet you in Chicago for a fun session!

  • Sarah J - Just shared the link on my FB page (I think!).

  • Kimbra click - Fan

  • Kristen - You know I’m one of your hugest fans 🙂 so of course I’m a fan on facebook already!

  • Kristen - Just shared the contest link on facebook!

  • Joanna Thyfault - I am a fan…..found you through a friend and saw the ewborn pictures you did, they were amazing……would love for you to take pictures of my little girl!

  • Brandi L - I’m a fan!!!

  • Rachel - I am a fan on FB and I would LOVE TO WIN THIS!!! I loved the photos you did for Anna 🙂

  • Joanna Thyfault - Just shared the link on my FB page!

  • Ashley Sims - Fan! I also shared your link on my facebook page!

  • Rachel - I just shared the link on my Facebook page as well. 🙂 I know you can reach 1,000 fans! 🙂

  • Jared Butler - Became a fan on Facebook.

  • Sara - I am a huge fan of your work and your FB fan as well. 😉

  • Jared Butler - Shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  • phyllis - i’m a fan!!!! (and i’m going to go and share it with all my friends….but then it hurts my chance of winning…but i’ll get over it 🙂

  • Brandie - I am fan.

  • karin - i am a fan on facebook!

  • Sarah - I’m a fan! Love your work and your writing…you always inspire me with both!

  • Lindsey - I am fan! And now I’m a fan on facebook too! 🙂

  • Sarah - I shared your post on facebook….GO GO GO let’s get 1000 fans!

  • Becky Hoyle - I am a fan 🙂 Wish I knew how to do a link on fb too, but I do not! Fingers crossed!

  • megryansmom - I am a huge fan! AND I just realized that my grandson will be FIVE next month and they have never had a professional photo session as a whole family.

  • Laurel - I am a fan on facebook!

  • Laurel - I have also shared it on my facebook page as well. Thank you for having this great giveaway!

  • Sarah Smenyak - I am always a fan…. waiting to be able to afford your services 😉

  • Sarah Smenyak - And…I told my friends and family about it on facebook.

  • Kris Livovich - No way! another giveaway! I am already a fan on fb – just to ogle the gorgeous pictures.

  • Kris Livovich - And just linked to you on the FB. I hope someone I know wins. That way I can stalk the session and see what kind of voodoo magic you do to take such beautiful pictures. Does it involve chickens?

  • melissa - Just became a FB fan – love your work. Not entering for me, but for my brother and sis-in-law, and maybe their pets (only for their sake, not mine.).

  • Marci - I’m a fan! And I’d love to win this for my sister-in-law & her family in the Chicago area. 🙂

  • Linda Tikofsky - I’m a fan…. 🙂 I have family in Chicago so traveling there or giving this to them as a gift is possible.

  • Sara - I’m a fan!!! Love your work! 🙂

  • melissa - I posted your giveaway on my FB page.

  • Kate Pullara - I learned about this contest thru my nephew’s wife…..I hope you like to photograph animals because I have a pet therapy dog and sometime in the next few months I am going to be getting a puppy. I live in Chicago, but could easily go to Indiana if needed, because my family lives there.

  • Rashell - I ‘liked’ you on Facebook!!!

  • Dora B - I just joined this because of my friend Kris posting it on Facebook. Looks like such a great deal!

  • Dora B - I just linked this on FB…hope to win!

  • Megan - I’m a fan on facebook! This is simply an amazing giveaway! You are so talented.

  • Nancy - Of course I’m a fan. Have been for ages.

  • Brandi Sobanski - I am a fan on Facebook!

  • Brandi Sobanski - I linked on my status hopefully you’ll get to 1,000 likes on Facebook–I want to win!

  • ruthie - I’m a fan of your beautiful work!!

  • Nancy - I also posted about the giveaway on Facebook. I hated to do it though. I’d like to keep the odds down to make my chances better.

  • Kathy Maldonado - I am a fan and I linked it on my facebook page! I hope to win!!!

  • ruthie - And now I’ve linked you on FB!

  • Jennifer - Im a fan and would looooovvve to win!!!

  • Rochelle Ward - Hi Beth, I am a fan and shared your link on my Facebook page. I am a travel and event planner. Would love to network with you as well, I’m always looking for a good photographer to refer to.

  • Kari Bennett - I am a facebook fan!

  • Sara - Just posted a link to your giveaway to my Facebook friends, too. 🙂

  • Jen Kanable - Pick me! I’m a fan!!

  • Kelly - A fan in Indianapolis!

  • Jacqueline Raitano - Just became a fan!

  • Louise Babbitt - I’m A Fan & Posted on my facebook page for my daughter Ashley N Babbitt-Sims!

  • Chris Babbitt Sr - I’m A Fan & Posted Link on My Facebook Page! Hoping My grand daughter gets picked!

  • Eric sims - I’m a Fan! and Posted on my facebook page.. Wanting pics for my DAUGHTER ADDISON SIMS!

  • crystal coffey - I have always been a fan of you and your photography …..ever since zander has been captured in your awesome photos. Love it!

  • Melissa - I’m a fan!

  • Melissa - I shared the link on Facebook.

  • Shannon Chavis - I’m a fan!

  • Jessica Nawrocki - I became a fan. Would love to win this to take pictures of my baby. He is 3 months old today!

  • Melissa Honaker - I became a fan and linked it to my facebook page!

  • Katie Knizner - I’m a FAN! Posted link to my facebook page! Hoping my niece Addison Sims gets picked!! : )

  • Candice - Been a fan on FB for a while … would LOVE to win 🙂

  • Elizabeth Shah - I’m a fan and I’d love to win! Beautiful work–so glad a friend shared this on facebook!

  • Holly York - I posted this to my Facebook page

  • Kristi McCormick - I’m a fan that will travel 🙂

  • Holly York - I am a fan on Facebook

  • Claire - I’m a fan!

  • Jennifer - I am a Facebook Fan!

  • Jennifer - I shared the link on my Facebook page about your giveaway!

  • Melissa Honaker - I shared the link on facebook

  • Jennifer E - I’m a fan and posted on my Facebook page!! Entering for cousin and her two little girls!! My fingers are crossed!!

  • Dessi Boeckman - I’m a fan…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pictures!!

  • Laura Sikat - Hi I am a fan and have shared the link on my FB page-your photos look amazing and would love to win! Thanks!

  • Chrissy Witt - I’m already a fan!!

  • carolyn - I’m a FB fan! Hooray! (And we desperately need some family photos)

  • FireMom - I am a fan on Facebook. (Jenna S Hatfield)

  • Chrissy Witt - OH ya!! I shared!!

  • Cynthia Mose-Trevino - I’m a fan!

  • Cynthia Mose-Trevino - I posted the link to your blog on Facebook!

  • Melissa - I’m a fan on facebook!

  • Kim - I became a fan!

  • Melissa - Already a FB fan! Would love to make a little trip to Chicago for this… 🙂

  • Cathy - I’m a fan!

  • Brian - I liked you on facebook and I am a huge fan! If you decide that you must do some cool Army Guys in uniform photos, let me know. I will volunteer myself!

  • Nichole - I’ve been your fan for awhile now. 🙂

  • Nichole - Also shared your link with my Facebook peeps. Hope you get even more to share! Love supporting local artists. 🙂

  • Mary - I’m a fan!

  • samantha jo campen - Dude. I like you. Have for a while. NOW TELL ME I’VE WON.

  • Liz Yost - I like you on Facebook! Thanks for the amazing chance!!!!!! 🙂

  • Sandra Young - I am a fb fan.

  • Sandra Young - I posted the link. Thanks for the contest.

  • jen - I’m a FAN!! Would love some family pics with our new son!!

  • Chris - Hi Beth…I’m a fan on Facebook!!

  • Martina - Yay!! I’m a fan on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Stacie Madness - I am already a fan of your facebook…

  • Stacie Madness - “shared” the link on my facebook page…good luck on your 1000 fans…I am sure you will be there in no time!

  • Brandy - Whohooo! I’m a fan on fb!

  • Brandy - Posted your contest link to my fb! =)

  • Kim Clist - I’m a fan! I have been wanting to get pictures taken of me and my boys.

  • Nicole Chromey - I’m A FAN! a huge one.. 🙂

  • Nicole Chromey - I posted to my Facebook page and shared to friends and family.

  • Liz - I’m a fan!

  • Liz - Shared your link too!!

  • Kelsey Amstutz - I am a fan!!

  • Sarah Viola - I’m an OG Facebook fan. Woo!

  • Stephanie - I am a fan on facebook. 🙂

  • Stephanie - I posted a link to your site on my facebook page. Hope you get lots of hits! 🙂

  • Marcie - Would LOVE this, Beth!

  • Marcie - I’m a fan, too!

  • Suzanne - I’m a fan! have been for awhile now. Enjoy all your new “fans”.

  • Theresak - Such a fan! Your work is just gorgeous.

  • Theresak - Okay, just shared the link on FB – hopefully you get a lot of fans, because you definitely deserve them.

  • Sue Ann M. - I’m a huge fan! Love your pics.

  • Sue Ann M. - I’ve shared your post with my fb friends!

  • Jodi Gheaja - Love your work!

  • Jodi Gheaja - I’m a fan!!!!

  • Jodi Gheaja - I posted the link too!

  • Katie - I am a fan! Love your beautiful work!

  • Katie - I also posted a link on my FB page!

  • Lindsay @ - I’m not on Facebook. Is there any other way I can enter? I’ll share on Twitter! Or on my blog! 🙂 Please?

  • Cailin - I am a fan and would love to win!

  • Cailin - I shared the link on my facebook!

  • Liz Yost - I just shared about your contest on facebook! 🙂

  • Raeann Trakas - Amazing photos! Became a fan & will post your contest on my FB page

  • Sara Carter - I am a fan on Facebook! Woo!

  • Sara Carter - I shared the contest with my friends on Facebook!

  • OliviaS - I am a fan, would love for u to photograph my girls!

  • Raeann Trakas - I posted the link, too!

  • Suzanne - I am a fan and would love this opportunity!

  • Suzanne - I posted the link as well!

  • Bridget Farkas - I am a Fan on Facebook. Posting your link!

  • Alison K. - I love your piccies, and am a FB fan!!

  • Margie Calhoon - Beautiful work! Im a fan!

  • Beth Adler - I am a fan! You do gorgeous work!

  • Brienne Hooker - I want to win! I’m a photographer and have NO ONE to take pictures of my family!! HELP.

  • Alexis Earnest - I’m a fan! Awesome pictures!

  • natalie - i am a fan for sure!

  • natalie - just linked for you. hope you make your 1000. think you are amazing!

  • Erika Marr - I’m a new fan, and LOVE your work!

  • Erika Marr - I also shared your link!!! Fantastic photographer!

  • Karen - I am a fan :o) Great work!

  • Karen - I linked you as well! Good luck on reaching the 1000!

  • Karin M - I’m a fan!! Pick me, pick me!!!

  • deana rooks - I am a fan! Thanks 🙂

  • Autumn Joiner - I’m a fan! Fabulous photos! 🙂

  • Autumn Joiner - I also shared it on my FB page!

  • Kara - My sister just had a baby and I would LOVE to have an album put together for her!

  • Kara - Now I’m a fan AND shared it on my FB page!

  • Leah - I am a facebook fan!!

  • Stacy - I’m a fan!

  • Colleen - I am a big fan!!!! 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!

  • Sarah Appel - I’m now a fan. I’d love to win this to have you take maternity pics in a couple of months!

  • Dana - I’m a fan of your great work!

  • Dana - Posted it on facebook!

  • amanda - i am a fan!

  • christy - I’m a fan!!

  • Krystle - Im a fan!

  • Krystle - Posted on facebook!

  • Barb E - I’m now a fan on Facebook!!

  • Holly - I am a fan of your FB page!!!

  • Holly - I shared this wonderful link with my friends and family!! Thank You!!

  • Rachel - I am a fan!

  • Karen - Im a fan!

  • Mrs. Cline - I’m a fan/liker. 🙂

  • Anna - Words can’t express how much of a fan I am of your work!!

  • jenni hoekstra - I’m a fan!!!! your work is great!

  • Laura - i’m a fan!!!

  • Anna - I shared the link on facebook!

  • Kristin - I am a fan on Facebook!! Now out of all the entries this is where I cross my fingers and start praying that you PICK ME!!

  • Kristin - I shared your post/blog with ALL my FB friends and family :-)!!!!

  • Rosalyn - I am a liker…

  • Shari Krygsheld - Just became a fan! Beautiful work.

  • Betty - I’m a fan and posting to my FB right now!!

  • Karen Benzer - I’m a fan of yours on facebook!!

  • Karen Benzer - I shared your link and told everyone to check out your awesome pictures.

  • Mary - I’m a fan. Love the pics of my niece’s boys Brayden and Ethan.

  • Jennifer - Just became a fan! As a photographer myself, I definitely find inspiration in your wonderful photos!

  • Julie Fladeland - I am a fan…..hope I win…would love a picture of my four kids together.

  • Julie Fladeland - I shared your link and posted on my wall…beautiful pictures.

  • Amy Taylor - I am a fan.. always looking for new creative pics of my princess!

  • Kelli - I’m a fan!

  • Kelli - I just shared the link on facebook!

  • leslie h - I just liked you on facebook! pick my name please 🙂

  • leslie h - I also just posted your fb page in my status! good luck on 1000 friends … we will help you out 🙂

  • Jen - i’m a fan!!

  • Devan Griffin - Love it! We live just outside of Louisville, so I don’t actually live in the Chicagoland area – but don’t you need an excuse to visit your sister and take our pictures?

  • Devan Griffin - Oh, clicked like and put the link out for friends to use – so count me twice! Thanks!

  • Kim - just posted on Facebook!

  • Jen B. - You know I’m a fan. 🙂
    But Leslie H. would be a good winner too!

  • Jen B. - And now I linked to my status too!

  • Stephanie - I’m a fan! Saw the pictures of my friends’ newborn… so precious.

  • Haley Hemmer - A friend showed me your work and I am now a fan!

  • Lisa M - Of course I’m a fan!! Always!

  • Jenn - I debated if I should enter since you know I don’t live near you, but then I figured hey, if I win, that’s half my challenge!

    I can bring you to me! So yes, I am a fan. And I will also be linking to you on my FB page RIGHT NOW so I can earn that 2nd entry.

  • Jenn - So I just re-read the instructions and realized I have to post a 2nd comment in order to get my 2nd entry. It pays to read the fine print.

  • punkinmama - I’m a fan. My brother & his family live in Chicago, so I’d totally give them this if I won. And then they would be indebted to me for life, because it would be such an awesome gift! 😉

  • jil - I love your photography! I’m a fan on facebook!

  • Anna Walker - fan! 😀

  • Anna Walker - shared! 😀 can’t wait to win! 😀

  • Katy - Of course I’m a fan. Your work is amazing.

Yes, I’m here, posting for the first time since early November. But at least I’m here and I’ll be here to stay! I have so much to catch you up on, so many wonderful sessions were held, so many sessions to be held, which means I have a lot to share with you.

Like this guy.

Bradyn and his curvy perfect lips. He is so delicious and probably makes me want to have another baby RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND.






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  • crookedeyebrow - LOVE.
    them all
    and those lips, whoa.

  • Erin - These are so lovely. I especially love the siblings one, so beautiful.

  • kim - Oh my goodness…so beautiful…my heart is overwhelmed…you have an amazing gift!!! thank you for sharing!!

  • Jackie - Very cute, love the last one 🙂

Eli is sitting on the floor watching his favorite Baby Einstein video, which automatically makes it MY favorite Baby Einstein video. He gets so excited at the beginning with the bumble bee waving and then the kids saying “hi!” in five different languages. He laughs and rocks his body back and forth, sometimes he gets really excited and blows air out of his nose and squints his eyes.

I should capture it. I will.


I’m feeling a variety of different emotions today, all good emotions with some anxiety mixed in but mostly really incredibly, happy, grateful emotions.

Yesterday, Brian and I ordered my dream camera. It’s not the absolute best camera on the market (it’s really freaking awesome, though.) It’s going to be so perfect for me and what I do. I’m feeling so many things, but mostly I am feeling so happy that my husband is TRUSTING in my ability to create and grow this business of mine that I love so much I can hardly believe it’s mine.

Everyday I feel like it becomes more and more me because it’s built on MY product, my eye…and it’s built on love. Love between families…


{I just snuggled with Eli until he fell asleep, I laid him down and took a shower, which makes today a total success since a shower was accomplished. Anyway.}

About my business…

I love doing what I do for a million reasons but one of the reasons I love it is for what hasn’t even happened, yet.

I envision, someday down the road, these two parents will be looking at photos and they’ll think

remember that day? We walked into that alley for the first time and we instantly fell in love? Remember how tired Elise was but how amazing she held up? The color of the leaves? The crisp air? How that evening she slept so soundly and our home was so quiet…like it is now, except now she’s in college and do you remember how she used to suck on those two fingers.


I love it for the interaction and the reaction.

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I love it because even though I get paid to do this, it’s so much more than a job to me. It’s my gift to you. Something you can’t buy at Walmart, Target, Penneys, Marshalls, Kohl’s, Babies r’ Us. I’m just revealing to you how I see you and I captured it and now it’s yours.



And even though I’m trying so hard to convey to you what this feels like, it’s a million times bigger, better, more heartfelt than you could ever realize.


This camera that will soon be landing on my doorstep, it’s more than a piece of equipment. It’s my vessel, my friend, my partner, it’s a symbol that my husband believes in me, it’s my beacon that will encourage me to continue to believe in my talent and to follow my heart.

It will be my teacher because I know I have so much to learn.

Today is a big day which will lead to much bigger days.


Not just for me but hopefully, for many.

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  • colormeroo - *big happy sigh* I love this…

  • Nell - Watching you embrace your talent of photographer makes my heart dance.

  • Laura P. - You have an amazing talent with capturing special moments. Your photos are wonderful…can’t wait to see some taken with your new camera. 🙂