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 work has been in several publications including At Home Magazine, ELF Magazine, and the Greenfield Recorder. She has also freelanced for the Brattleboro Reformer for front page, sports and entertainment articles. Beth has shown her work in many exhibits around New England. Her images have been selected in juried shows, winning an award of excellence, honorable mention, as well as placing in a number of photography contests.
Three years ago after an unfortunate shoulder trauma , Beth decided to focus more on what she loved. "I needed a positive outlet to take my mind off of the pain. I could barely hold the camera at first, but I didn't give up." And she hasn't. Beth spends most of her time perfecting her craft and looking for new ways to grow in the photography field.
Eight Cattails Imagery offers photographic services and a collection of unique images taken in New England. Please feel free to contact us with inquiries.
"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