Hey! Welcome to my little space on the internet. I’m Beth Lavin, the blonde brain behind Bethany Lavin Photography.
It’s lovely to know that you want to know a little bit more about me! So to fill you in…
I have been freelancing full-time for just over a year now and I am LOVING it. I’ve got the freedom to focus on a career that I love while being my own boss. There’s no urge to do anything else, photography is my jam and always will be.
While I haven’t been running my business for all that long, I have been photographing anything and everything I can, from a very young age.
I was known at school as “the girl with the camera” and it would regularly make an appearance at most house parties and social occasions. I’ve been taking pictures of drunk people throwing shapes from the age of 16. So rest assured, I’m well prepared for your evening celebrations on your wedding day.
As time moved swiftly on and the days of house parties came to an end, I was wondering how I could make my dream of becoming a professional photographer a reality. And through the power of Twitter, they did. You can read more about that story here. What I will say is this, social media is a bloody powerful tool and I fully encourage entering competitions. Just sayin’.
If you did read the Twitter story blog post, then you’ll know I won the 60 seconds to change your life competition hosted by The Photography Show, Nikon & Training by Lumiere. And if you didn’t read the post… well now you know too! Since winning, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been trained by some of the best in the business and received a lot of equipment to help my business get started.
Fast forward to now, a year in after quitting my last retail job and I’ve already worked with some amazing couples, families and small businesses owners. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me and I hope you stick around to see it too.
Who the hell knows what’s going to happen! That’s the exciting part!
So now, I want to tell you a little bit about my approach to photography and why I love it so much.
For me, photography is about creating memories by freezing time. Having something physical to remind you of an amazing experience or event that’s happened in your lifetime is incredibly special and is why photography is so wonderful. I love the nostalgia printed photographs bring, my wardrobes are plastered in old pictures from my childhood and it’s wonderful being able to see my life documented by the click of a shutter. There’s no craft quite like it.
I love dogs. (I have a Jack Russell named Poppy)
Reading crime novels is one of my favourite past-times.
Family is everything to me. Spend time with those that matter most.
Pasta is life.
Owls are my favourite animal.
My logo is my eye.
Red and turquoise are my favourite colours. Oh and I am partial to pink. (In case you hadn’t already noticed!)
I must see Adele & Beyonce in concert before I die.
I would love to pack my bags with my camera in hand and travel the world. It’s one of my dreams to photograph a destination wedding.
So there we are! A little snippet into my life and my journey to becoming a professional photographer. Be sure to check out some of the gallery pages to view my work and the blog where I post tips & tricks and behind the scenes stories from recent shoots. Thanks for stopping by!
Beth Lavin xo
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