Beth Wade | Featured Photographer

beth wade

Beth Wade
Beth Wade Photography
beth@bethwade.com

Website/Facebook:
http://www.bethwade.com
http://www.facebook.com/bethwadephotography

Areas you serve:
Charlotte, NC/Lake Wylie, SC

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I specialize in custom newborn and maternity photography around Charlotte, NC. I was born and raised in the Carolinas and adopted as an infant by the most incredible parents I could have imagined. Wake Forest is my alma mater, although my dad raised me as a Tarheel. My pride and joy are named Will (4) and Charlie (2), and my heart belongs to their incredible dad who I married in 2007. Along with 2 dogs and 2 cats our life is a regular circus, all happily residing in Lake Wylie, SC.

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How did you get started in photography?:
I have been an artist all my life. Art was a huge part of my childhood. Wall murals, watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings helped me to develop my ‘artistic eye’ and I learned the basics of photography when I entered high school. I have memories of darkrooms and pinhole cameras, but my passion for digital art solidified while I was studying at Wake Forest University. I credit my husband for fueling my obsession for family photography – he would say about our oldest son “he’ll never be this small again!” and then I would run and grab my camera. Photography allows me to capture a single moment and turn it into a piece of art unlike any other medium I have studied. Kids really do grow.up.so.FAST!

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What do you shoot?:
I focus mainly on newborn and maternity, but also shoot family and real estate.

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Who or what inspires you?:
Everything around me! My boys are the reason I picked up and learned how to shoot manually. But my photography is influenced by my world. I love looking to other artwork and paintings for inspiration. Beautiful landscapes and the changing colors of nature with the seasons inspire me as well.

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What kind of camera bag do you carry and what’s in it?:
I have a Stella gray Epiphanie bag with a Nikon D600 and a variety of lenses. My favorites are my 24-70 2.8 and 100mm 2.8 macro for newborns, and 85 1.4 or 80-200 2.8 for maternity and family.

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What are some of your favorite photography products?:
Expodisc. Don’t leave home without it!

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Three random things about yourself:
1. I drink about a gallon of Arizona green tea everyday.
2. Ironically (for being a photographer) my vision is terrrrribly near-sided.
3. I was recently diagnosed with primary Sjogrens.

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Best piece of advice you’ve received?:
Live as if today might be your last.

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Any advice you’d like to share?:
Work smarter, not harder.

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Mac or PC? Photoshop or Lightroom?:
PC. PS (CS6)

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Where else can we find you on the web?:
www.bethwadephotography.com
www.lightpaintingphotos.com
http://pinterest.com/bethwade813
instagram bethwadephotography

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  • Kim KravitzSeptember 17, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    Beautiful images!! Such a great feature!ReplyCancel