Mar 20, 2014 - Children, Events, Promotions    No Comments

Spring Bunnies Event

Join us for this Limited Edition Event and have your little ones photographed in their Spring and Easter best!

Don’t wait to reserve your session, space is limited to April 4th & 5th only.  Portraits will be beautifully packaged and ready for pick up in time for Easter and Mother’s Day gifting!

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Mar 13, 2014 - News, Uncategorized    No Comments

Catching Up & Celebrating Birthdays

Here is my first official blog posting on my new website,and with my super cool journal style blog page!  Reminds me of the first day of school with all those wonderfully clean, neat notebooks just waiting to be written in.  So much potential.  Soon the notebooks are crumpled at the edges, your friends have written notes on the covers, and they’re still great because now they contain fun memories…  My blog won’t wrinkle or get raggedy edges, but I intend that the things written on the pages will be worth the effort.  Here’s hoping!

So, today is our daughters’ fifteenth birthday!  They’ve been surprising us since the very beginning.  Arriving 13 weeks early, at well under 2 pounds each, it was a nail biter all the way until their discharge from Women &Infants Hospital on June 11th, 2 days after their due date.  Nothing puts the rest of life into perspective the way an uncertain future for your children will.  Some days were notable for little steps forward, some for setbacks.  All of the days contained support and prayers from friends, family, medical providers, and the other families who shared B-Bay and were in the same boat.  If you think this experience won’t shape the way you look at your children and your priorities you’d be mistaken.

Today I pulled out the album of photos from their first months of life.  There are some blurry pictures, some a bit oddly colored from the hospital lighting, and many that bring me right back to the smells, sounds and feelings of those 91 days.  I would not trade any of those images for anything in the world.  The girls’ unexpected birth, and battle for every little ounce and breath have shaped my philosophy, and our priorities at the Bettencourt home.  Family has always been important to me.  But now I also understand and respect the fragility of life and how quickly things can change.  Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

Photographing life’s events, big and small, builds my family’s legacy and lets them know how much they are treasured, even when I forget to tell them.  Adding to the legacy of your family through photography is just as important to me.  I thought this might provide a little insight into what’s behind Deb Bettencourt Photography’s philosophy.  Hope it was worth your time.

Off to enjoy some cake and ice cream and celebrate the first fifteen years of adventure!


Jun 6, 2013 - First Communion    No Comments

First Communion Event

A488-0762First Holy Communion is an important part of your child’s Faith Formation journey. It’s a wonderful reason to make a visit to your family’s portrait photographer to capture all the facets of your son or daughter’s growth as a person.A499-1851I remember all the emotions we experienced as our twin daughters celebrated their First Communion. The white dresses are enough to bring you to tears, imagining the day they walk down the aisle as brides.  The solemness of the occasion, mixed with that twinkle in their eyes.  And you’re watching them, wondering how they can be so grown up already.  Now I look at those portraits and think that they looked so young! But the important thing is that we took the time to capture that important day in portraits that we’ll treasure and pass down to the girls later.
You’re likely already making a To-Do list for shopping for clothes, sending out invitations, and planning their Communion party. Don’t forget to add the one To-Do that will appreciate in value to your family long after that day in May has passed.
Call us at 508.761.5220 to chat or schedule your session.  Until the end of May we’re offering the Session plus 1-8×10 portrait print for $79, plus savings on additional portrait prints.Don’t miss this Special Event!
May 15, 2013 - News    No Comments

Exciting Times!

Deb-Bettencourt-logo-final-colorSometimes you just have to admit that you can’t do it all yourself!  It’s taken a while for me to come around to that revelation but it finally set in.  So, I’m currently working with a web designer and related professionals.  It’s still a lot of work but now there’s someone with the end vision in mind and she’s moving me steadily in the right direction.  The fact that it took some time to even remember how to log into the design side of my website tells me I’m not really up to the task of revamping it.

The first tangible result of the project is our new logo, shown above.  After several go-arounds we finally said “Yes! This is the one.”  It features colors that are bright and fun, not stuffy or fussy, and while the “d” and “b” just look cool to me, our daughters are certain they were meant to reflect their love of music.

The perfectionist in me has put off introducing the new logo, thinking that everything has to be done before I showed it off.  But now I know that rolling things out as they are completed will help everyone get used to the new look a little at a time.

What hasn’t changed is our passion to create beautiful portraits that capture the personality of your family and will be cherished for generations to come.  I look forward to keeping you posted in the months to come as the new website becomes a reality!

Have a wonderful week!