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. "I could spend hours playing with the enlarger and processing black and white photographs. I loved it! My instructors were a great inspiration and believed in my work."
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 the historic home pieces in At Home Magazine and most recently, Monadnock Table magazine. Beth also freelances for the Brattleboro Reformer, WGBY Public Television and Monadnock Humane Society special events.
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.
Beth also recently began serving on the Board of Directors at the Vermont Center for Photography.
"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."
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!"
MHS Outreach Coordinator
"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."
Senior Director in Residence at Emerson College, Co-Founder New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery
"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."
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.
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.”
Community Relations and Development Coordinator, Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene, NH