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I’m Going to Start This Post With a Personal Story…

On February 12, 2012, my grandfather, Glen Hatch, passed away after an illness. He was an amazing man whom I adored. I regret not spending more time with him. However, the memories I carry with me last forever, and so do the photographs. At my grandfather’s funeral service, my cousins compiled photographs gathered from all … Continued

Why Volunteerism is Important

Growing up, I was a proud Girl Scout. In 2012, Girl Scouting is in its 100th year. Through that time its mission remained the same, to empower girls to be good leaders, good stewards, and all-around good people. What Girl Scouting taught me was the power, and importance, of volunteerism. Every year, I work on … Continued


Early in the year, Finely Sorted owner, Kim Corey, approached me about a project for a publication she wrote an article for. The premise was simple, I’d use her services to organize a problem area in my home. In return, I’d provide her with photographic services and photograph the before and after. After waiting anxiously … Continued

DIY or Hire a Pro?

I’m fortunate to live on a lovely 1 1/2 acres of rural land in Hermon. The former owners planted a beautiful peony bush. It blooms every year with gorgeous white and slightly pink blooms. This year, I decided to cut the blooms off to create beautiful DIY arrangements for the house and my desk at … Continued

Mission Small Business

If you’re a fan of Bell Imaging & Design on Facebook, you probably know that I’m working to qualify for the second round of the Mission Small Business $250,000 grant. To move ahead, I need 250 votes. A panel of business experts judges eligible applicants. Out of those, 12 businesses receive grants. I currently have … Continued

Countdown to 10 Years

In precisely 17 days, my husband Bill and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It’s been an amazing 10 years so far. Lots of joy, happiness, a bit of sadness, some heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun! We’ve bought two houses and sold one. Both of us entered into jobs we are good at … Continued

2011 Weddings

The 2011 wedding season has flown by. I want to thank all of my wonderful couples for allowing me, and Jess, to share in your Big Day. Thank you to: Adam & Sarah Canales, Houlton William & Cindy Jewell, Bangor Jim & Lisa Jecker, Castine Kevin & Katie Mania, Houlton Erin & Greg Knerr, Lucerne … Continued

2013 Wedding Pricing Changes

Planning & dreaming about your 2013 Wedding? If you’re here, you’ve already seen what I can do. You’re already thinking about how your Big Day will be captured for generations to come. I’m planning and dreaming about the 2013 wedding season too. Coming up on my eighth year in business, I’m reevaluating my business vision. I … Continued

Holiday Cards

It’s time to start thinking about holiday cards! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I’m running a kick-off sale between now and December 8th. Portraits and gift certificates make great gifts. My holiday line is good for current clients and those looking for a unique option for their holiday cards. Happy Holidays! Remember the … Continued

Class of 2013: It’s Your Year to SHINE

Do you spend your day in a studio, surrounded by traditional lighting setups, or outside at cool locations? The majority of my class of 2013 seniors choose outdoor shoots at local scenic locations. Many choose to bring a friend, pet, favorite hobby, and several clothing changes with them to the session. Sometimes, we even go … Continued

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