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Day In The Life: Bethadilly

Day In The Life: Bethadilly

We are excited to continue an ongoing series of Day in the Life Features from some of our fabulous contributors. These blog posts will take you through an average day of some of the top photographers in the industry.

Today we are pleased to feature Beth of Bethadilly. Enjoy ~

8:00 am – Even though I get up much earlier to have a quiet breakfast before the sun comes up and to see the hubby off to work, our day doesn’t truly start until this little punk wakes up.   And whenever I peek into our bedroom, he is always sleeping in the prettiest morning light, begging for me to take my camera out and capture the moment.

9:00 am – I like to take my mornings slow and enjoy time in my pajamas, catching up on everything that happened on social media overnight and planning my tasks for the day.  It’s around 9:00am that you will find me dressed and ready to take on the day, and these days I am dressing up a darling little baby bump!



9:15 am – One thing to know about me is that I am much more motivated in the mornings than I am in the afternoon.  Knowing that, I like to get all of those pesky tasks like washing and folding laundry out of the way first thing in the morning.  Lately, our laundry consists of tiny piles of cute little onesies that I couldn’t resist purchasing on baby shopping outings throughout the week.

10:00 am – Remember that sweet little photo I captured this morning of my puppy snoozing in the morning light?  Well, it is just too good not to share with my Instagram friends.  I love to try and post a photo once a day, as it encourages me to take my camera out to photograph and document even the littlest moments of my everyday.

10:30 am – My favorite thing about Christmas is sending out our annual photo card and letter to our friends and family.  It’s also one of the most stressful tasks for me during the winter season.  But this year, the photo has been taken, the cards have been designed, and the letter has been written!  Now, it’s time to stuff those envelopes and place them in the mail.

11:30 am – I am only a few seconds away from crossing “mail 2015 Christmas cards” off my list of tasks to do!  And this little guy is going to help me take the box of cards to the mailbox.  If only I would keep this door open all day, he would happily sit there and watch the mailman deliver mail, the neighborhood kids walk home from school, and the squirrels scurry up and down our front tree.

12:00 pm – With the Christmas tree creating a lovely scent of pine throughout the house paired with the cozy cranberry sweater I am dressed in today, it only seems too appropriate that I enjoy a warm bowl of soup for lunch.  I love mealtime!  Not only because I love food, but because the baby starts moving around after I eat.  It’s such a lovely little part of my day.

12:45 pm – It’s time to head to Target to find some pretty decorations for our Christmas tree!  But first, a little stop at Starbucks for a sweet afternoon treat.  One tall decaf peppermint mocha for baby and me, please!

1:00 pm – I am a simple girl.  Sipping something warm and taking my time walking the aisles of Target is one of my simple pleasures in life.  And when they ask me at checkout if I found everything I needed, I always say, “and more!”

2:30 pm – I always purchase something that isn’t on my list at the store, and this time it was ingredients for chocolate chip cookies.  And after ten minutes at 350 degrees, my house smells that much more lovely and my table looks even better.  And now the challenge of saving some cookies for my hubby when he gets home from work.  I better taste a couple to make sure they taste good, right?  

3:30 pm – If I were to have photographed my daily life one week ago, it would have only been this one picture, as my client schedule this year had me spending 11 hours a day editing.   Now that my autumn photography season is over, my office is much quieter.  But I still take a little time in the afternoon to check up on email, book some 2016 sessions, and answer any questions on my blog.


4:30 pm – It’s all about getting my little feet up by dinnertime these days.  After a day of shopping, baking, a little laundry and Christmas card prep…it’s time to rest with a book and enjoy the newest little ornament on our tree!

And that is a little glimpse of my everyday!  To see more of my day to day and join my on my journey with photography, be sure to follow me on Instagram @bethadilly. 

Thanks, Beth!

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Meet Beth Deschamp of {beth} a-dilly photography and #thebethadillychallenge. This curly-haired blonde and blue-eyed girl is most content when she is making memories with her little family. She is married to the boy who had a high school locker next to hers and is a small town girl living in the big city of Washington DC with her hubby and two puppies. As this teacher turned photographer just celebrated her second year in business, her favorite thing about being a photographer is being able to portray the beauty of ordinary things in everyday life. Becoming a photographer has helped her to see the beauty in the littlest of things. And that is a life lesson she will always be grateful for.




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