It all started in a darkroom thirty years ago... 


Photographer, Beth Pelton grew up in Massachusetts and now resides in a farmhouse with her  family  in rural New Hampshire.


An obsession with the art of photography and the adventure  from lens to print started in a high school dark room. 


Beth has a background in graphic design and holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Education from the University of Wyoming. Her photographic work has been in several New England travel publications and appears regularly in At Home Magazine, The Monadnock Table magazine, and The Business Journal.  Beth has  freelanced  for the Brattleboro Reformer, Keene Sentinel, WGBY Public Television and The Other Cape, which celebrates life on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. She also served on the Board of Directors at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT from 2017-2019. 


Her work has been exhibited around New England and has been selected in juried shows, winning an award of excellence in 2015, as well as placing in regional photography contests such as the Connecticut River Conservancy Photo Contest of 2016.


Currently, Beth is working out of her newly renovated studio in the barn loft at her old farmhouse. Projects to be announced in 2021.



Beth has been a photographer for the three publications that I edit and/or publish: Monadnock Table, The Business Journal and atHome Magazine. She is not only highly professional (always makes deadline, always communicates, always approaches topics with a "customer-first" attitude), but she goes above and beyond her assignments with creativity, curiosity and even a sense of humor. I love opening her photographs for assignments to see how Beth has envisioned a story could best be accentuated by her photographs. Always lovely, always colorful and always right on the money. LOVE working with Beth!!

Marcia Passos-Duffy

Backporch Publishing LLC



Beth is wonderful to work with. She always finds a way to capture the essence of what I am writing about. Her photography magnifies and expands the story and adds depth to the people and places I write about. She is always on time, is patient with both me and my subjects and has a vision that adds clarity and heart to what I write.

Robert Audette

Writer and Day Editor

Brattleboro Reformer 


As a writer, I constantly worry I haven’t done enough to fully capture each story, despite my best efforts. That’s why I always get a big smile when I have the chance to collaborate with Beth for local publications, like Monadnock Table magazine.

Honestly, her remarkable photographs would be enough to tell the story on their own. They are unusual, thoughtful, and reflect a knowingness, particularly when it comes to nature. I feel grateful for the opportunity to team up with Beth and am always taken aback by the beauty she captures. She is a gifted photographer who is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Caroline Tremblay

Content Creator and Curator

Owl and Pen Writing


I have been working in the media business for over twenty years and I can honestly say that Beth has one of the best set of eyes in the business. Her photography has been like a shot of adrenaline for my social marketing campaigns. Truly love her work.

Robert Patton-Spruill

Senior Director in Residence at Emerson College, Co-Founder New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery


Beth Pelton of Eight Cattails Imagery is not only an outstanding photographer, she's a professional. We enjoy working with her because she works hard to understand the concepts we outline, asks the right questions, and delivers amazing results. If you need a photographer who is going to give you what you need, meet every deadline, and truly care about your project, I highly recommend Beth Pelton of Eight Cattails Imagery.

Carol Laughner

Director of Marketing and Development

Monadnock Humane Society


Your photos capture the excitement and beauty of our animals. They are showstoppers; grabbing a viewer's eyes and heart.  Thank you, Beth, for sharing your talents with us. Your work has helped many of Monadnock Humane Society's cats and dogs find their way home!

Amee Abel

MHS Outreach Coordinator



WGBY, a public TV and PBS member station out of Springfield, MA, relied on Beth Pelton and Eight Cattails Imagery to capture our 2016 Masterpiece Ball. Our event was a large production with hundreds of glamorous guests. So, we needed the night documented by a photographer with an eye for magical moments. Beth Pelton delivered, giving us high-quality photos that conveyed the joy and beauty of the night. I would confidently work with her again. 

Geoffrey Oldmixon

Director of Marketing, WGBY-TV


Beth recently photographed our event, Dinner on the Ashuelot Covered Bridge. She truly captured the joyful essence of the occasion, AND the photos that she took of the event are going to be featured on Boston Chronicle in the near future.  Not only does Beth have a special gift with photography, but she is also a lovely person to work with.

Jeannette Duhaime                                                                                                                                                Member, Winchester Revitalization & Economic Development Committee

Beth was wonderful to work with – very professional, responsive to requests, and extremely pleasant.  The images she captured of our event were superb, beautifully done!  I look forward to working with her again.

Chaille Cohen

Community Relations and Development Coordinator, Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene, NH

New England Freelance Photography

Located just outside of Keene, New Hampshire


NH Covered Bridge #1

Ashuelot Covered Bridge 

Award of Excellence


The Mohawk Trail 100th Anniversary Juried Exhibit.


 Basecamp Photo 

Greenfield, MA,

January 2015


"I have been working in the media business for over twenty years and I can honestly say that Beth has one of the best set of eyes in the business. Her photography has been like a shot of adrenaline for my social marketing campaigns. Truly love her work."

Robert Patton-Spruill, Senior Director in Residence at Emerson College, Co-founder New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery

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