About

Who?
Photo Betties is a community of full- and part-time professional female photographers who share ideas and inspiration about our craft, as well as collaborate with other artists, vendors and individuals, to enrich our work and lives. We document relationships… connections… life and all its details, including weddings, portraits, everyday moments and special celebrations.

What?
We support one another in a fun, collaborative and professional environment through social outings, events with spotlight speakers, group assignments, critiques, brainstorming and volunteer events, as well as promote the visibility and creativity of local and emerging female photographers.

  • We love capturing images.
  • We’re part of an amazing industry.
  • We have the rare privilege of sharing people’s most tender moments.
  • We capture memories that live for generations to come.
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    We’re here to celebrate, market and call attention to all the amazing reasons why it’s great to be a chick with a camera – as well as to encourage each other – to keep evolving our personal vision to the next level. It’s not about Man vs. Woman or slicing the competition or finding an outlet to voice frustrations. It’s about sharing positivity, creativity and feedback. To elevate our work. A chance to come together to have fun, discuss why we love what we do, and motivate one another.

    Jenna Walcott & Heather DiPiazza

    Why?
    Photo Betties was founded by two female photographers, Jenna Walcott and Heather DiPiazza, who believe that together, we women can unite and help each other grow creatively, market our unique styles and talents, and build strong, unique businesses. With a rich network of support and resources, our goal is to keep refreshing our individual “viewfinders” (peppering in some wine and conversation as well!), and create an environment to inspire and breed prosperity among us all.

    When?
    In addition to content shared on our website, meetings and other events are held in the Philadelphia area, where we are based. If live in or are visiting the area we welcome you to join in; events are held several times throughout the year and are posted on our site.

    How?
    If you’re passionate about sharing, collaborating and inspiring other photographers, we’d love for you to be part of our community! Participation is simple: Comment, share, contribute, and come back often to share your thoughts, ideas and advice. Now who’s with us?

    Want to learn more, share your thoughts or contribute to the website? Get started by saying hello: info@photobetties.org

    15 Responses to “About”

    1. Caitlin May 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

      Hi there! I was referred to you by my friend Sarah Schulte. I love the idea of this, how cool! I have built a good (small) network of ladies for myself and we have always said it would be nice to meet, but with business, kids, and daytime jobs (some of us, haha), it’s tough!
      Warm regards,
      Caitlin

      • jennawalcott June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am #

        Hi Caitlin! Thanks for your comment – we hope that quarterly meetings will make it possible for everyone to stay connected without too much commitment. We all know how hard it is to juggle family, business and bookings! However, there’s so much to gain from a strong network of ladies in this industry – we hope you’ll join us! I’ll send you an official invite and keep you posted on all our happenings. Best wishes, Jenna

    2. Alix September 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

      Wow! I’m so glad I was referred to this site! I’m rather new to the Phila. area and would love to be involved with your group. I love everything you have to offer and hope I can make it to the next snappy hour!

      Cheers,

      AP

    3. Sapna Patel February 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Hello,

      I would like to become a Photo Betty. A fellow member recommended that I join. I can’t wait to read all your informative posts! :)

      Thank you,
      SP

    4. Treva Pletscher February 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

      WOW! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are doing this!. I just stumbled accross you guys thru a photog friend doing a workshop and think this is just a wonderful thing.It is so refreshing to find others willing to share ideas, tips,and encouragement. I would like to know more…

    5. bullychk04 April 22, 2011 at 8:58 am #

      Hey there ladies! I’m fairly new to photography, I’ve always had a passion and incredible willingness to learn (plus I catch on to things pretty quick) for photography. I’ll be shooting you guys an email shortly. I’m not professional yet, but definitely aspiring ;) I wanted to see if I could join your group to network, and learn more about this amazing craft. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

      ~Kelly xoxo

      • hdipiazza April 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

        Hi Kelly!

        Thanks for your comment – pleased to meet you :) When you have time send us an email at info@phillyphotobetties.com so we can add you to our email list and get to know you better :)

        – Heather

    6. jennstarrkelly April 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

      Looking forward to getting involved! I have been looking for a way to network with fellow photographers, so this looks like a great place to start!

      – Jenn Starr

      • hdipiazza April 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

        Hi Jen –

        Thanks for your excitement and interest! Shoot us an email at info@phillyphotobetties.com and tell us about yourself, your art and your business! We’d love to get to know you!

        – Heather

    7. Jaclyn Rae July 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

      I’m so glad I found your blog today– it’s FABULOUS! I’ll definitely keep coming back :)

    8. cathie October 13, 2011 at 12:44 am #

      so excited to be a part of photo betties!
      cat

    9. Vanessa February 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      Just want to say it was so awesome meeting you guys and everyone else this past weekend! Thank you for this wonderful group, it truly is a great networking experience!

    10. Krista Cleary Yagci July 2, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      I’m so glad I just stumbled across this blog and group! I can’t wait to participate!!!

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