Category Archives: Featured Story

Easy Breakfast Frittata- {A Glimpse Into Our Life}

So todays blog is a personal blog. Although I did take the pictures featured, it’s not photography related. But I figured this recipe was delicious and I needed to share. So lets begin with a glimpse into our life. Justin and I bought a house on 8 acres in March of this year. And with...

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    A Family Story-Redding CA Family Photography

    So let me start this blog by saying I LOVE THIS FAMILY! They’re really great friends of ours, and we adore them. They’re some of the kindest people we’ve had the honor to meet in our life, and I’m extremely grateful to know them! NOW on too the story! I love Maternity Photography and I...

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    • Lisa BentrimAugust 29, 2013 - 11:32 am

      Absolutely stunning session! I love the location!ReplyCancel

    • Jeny CrewsAugust 29, 2013 - 11:43 am

      Totally gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle LaMirandAugust 29, 2013 - 12:17 pm

      Crazy, amazing, awwwwesome I am in love with these photos. Again p, like always you amaze me!ReplyCancel

    • Jamie SolorioAugust 29, 2013 - 12:32 pm

      What a gorgeous family! Great images!ReplyCancel

    • Tara BarnettAugust 30, 2013 - 8:46 am



    So excited to announce today’s blog and this upcoming giveaway {sorry it’s a bit over due}! For those of you who’ve noticed I’ve been taking a break from the “facebook” hope my fabulous husband and partner in Essence Photography is doing a great job taking it over. And I look forward to being back soon!...

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    • Michelle BergeronAugust 28, 2013 - 8:45 am

      Betsy your photography is wonderful and I love this Capture The Story idea!ReplyCancel

    • Danielle ThompsonAugust 28, 2013 - 8:51 am

      Great idea Betsy!!! Can’t WAIT to book our session with you!ReplyCancel

    • Lisa BentrimAugust 28, 2013 - 9:10 am

      Awesome idea! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kristin C.August 28, 2013 - 9:35 am

      This is a great idea, especially for people planning a wedding or other major event that requires a lot of payments! Curious – will the winner be able to pick who is in their mini session? For instance, if someone wins, could they have one session with their loved one and one with their family?ReplyCancel

      • Betsy EricksonAugust 28, 2013 - 9:56 am

        They’ll have the option to use the mini session’s like any mini session meaning family/couples/kids ect. are all acceptable ways to use it. However Mini Session’s do limit to immediate family only, and up to 5 people 😉 Unless you have alot of children like we do, then we make an exception.


    • RebeccaAugust 28, 2013 - 11:33 am

      I Love This Prize, What A Wonderful Idea. Your Photography Is Beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Alyssa ReadAugust 30, 2013 - 2:30 pm

      This is such a great idea! I always love being able to budget in such a fantastic way to capture memories! Always love seeing your newest pictures and seeing how well you capture everything!!!ReplyCancel

    • Leesa rossSeptember 2, 2013 - 9:11 am

      Your work is amazing! Love the new idea!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kasandra SchrumpfSeptember 2, 2013 - 9:19 am

      I’ve been in love with your photography since I first discovered it. I think this new story club is a brilliant idea for all of us with budgets. Thanks for giving us the optionReplyCancel

    • Kelly paganSeptember 2, 2013 - 9:52 pm

      What a great idea!ReplyCancel

    • Dylan Kenneth RiceSeptember 2, 2013 - 10:42 pm

      Love the photos!ReplyCancel

    • Amy RegerSeptember 4, 2013 - 11:56 am

      Love The Story Club idea! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • HeatherSeptember 4, 2013 - 5:35 pm

      I love you work and would be soooo blessed to win! The story club ideas is great, and your blog/website is very easy to navigate :]ReplyCancel

    • ShannonSeptember 4, 2013 - 6:52 pm

      I love the new site!ReplyCancel

    • Kasandra SchrumpfSeptember 4, 2013 - 7:32 pm

      I love all the stories you’ve captured I can’t wait until you capture our storyReplyCancel

    • Ask AnnaSeptember 4, 2013 - 9:11 pm

      Everything. BTW I think this idea is genius!ReplyCancel

    • Jessie PebleySeptember 4, 2013 - 9:14 pm

      This is a wonderful idea!!!ReplyCancel

    • PearlSeptember 4, 2013 - 9:19 pm

      So many pretty pictures!!!ReplyCancel

    • CarlosSeptember 4, 2013 - 9:26 pm

      Your site is easy to navigate around. Makes it easier to keep up on your work!ReplyCancel

    • BreanneSeptember 4, 2013 - 10:09 pm

      Love the new website! And excited for the new giveaways!ReplyCancel

    • TealaSeptember 5, 2013 - 12:02 pm

      What a fun idea! Especially for people with kids 🙂 I would love to win this one even for couple pictures all year!ReplyCancel

    Join The Club {The Story Club}

    So excited to share the 2013 fall Specials as well as a new adventure in offering even better deals to my clients! For a long time now I’ve had this idea about offering a monthly club, where clients can pay monthly and use their photography services whenever they’d like throughout the year. SO our newest...

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      Love Themed- Giveaway!

      So excited to launch this giveaway! I’ve had two local business partner to bring you awesome prizes and deals!! CHECK IT OUT!  FIRST UP! From Essence Photography a “Love Story Engagement Session” is up for grabs!  You know you want to win this awesomeness! SO ENTER below! a Rafflecopter giveaway To go along with that...

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      • Katrina HaskinAugust 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

        Awww I would love to win this so badly!! My husband and I have been wanting to get our anniversary photos done…crossing fingers! ;DReplyCancel

        • RebeccaAugust 13, 2013 - 3:41 pm

          This Would Be Amazing To Win!ReplyCancel

      • Alyssa ReadAugust 13, 2013 - 4:32 pm

        You are fantastic Betsy!! Always so excited about your giveaways! As always, beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

      • Shannon MendozaAugust 13, 2013 - 7:24 pm

        I want to win this. I’m hoping. I’m finally getting married and coulnt be happier. And we definitely need to get some pics by the best photographer I have seen 🙂 fo shoReplyCancel

      • BrittneyAugust 14, 2013 - 9:53 am

        Just got engaged! This contest couldn’t have come at a better time.ReplyCancel

      • HeatherAugust 15, 2013 - 8:05 am

        Your giveaways ROCK! Love your beautiful photography and have always enjoyed looking through your Facebook page and your blog! Amazing work :]ReplyCancel

      • Erin BoehmeAugust 17, 2013 - 8:47 pm

        I love Essence Photography because I think Betsy and Justin knows how to capture a great moment in everyones life. Betsy is so passionate and I think she does an amazing job!ReplyCancel

      • Kristin C.August 19, 2013 - 7:56 am

        I’m looking forward to seeing more Love Stories on your portfolio and website to give us ideas on how we want ours to look!ReplyCancel

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