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  • Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    Portraits, Interiors and a Ride Down the River — Recap of the first couple months of 2017.

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, so here goes for… I’m going to break 2017 into several posts. The year started out a little nerve-racking when my biggest and most steady client decided to shut down the e-commerce part of their business. I know better than to put “all my eggs in…

  • Work never stops as a freelance photographer

    It’s been a hard week; I had to put down my dog on Tuesday. She was 2 months shy of her 15th birthday, and 4 months shy of being with me for just as many years. She was the best dog a person could ever ask for, and the last year was really hard to watch her…

  • Photographing Businesses and Executives in Northwest Arkansas

    Each year Arkansas Business honors the state’s top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. It’s become a photography project that I look forward to shooting because I get to meet new people and gain a little more knowledge of the businesses in Northwest Arkansas. This year I took environmental…

  • Reflections and Celebrations on being a freelance photographer for 10 years…

    Ten years ago today I walked into the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where I was a staff photographer, and gave my notice. As I stood next to the filing cabinets in the digital dark room, my boss looked at me and said, “You’re f*$king kidding me… this is a joke, right?” I didn’t really know where I was…

  • Black and White Studio Portraits – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In May, I was asked by AY Magazine to photograph 3 Northwest Arkansas individuals for their Powerful Men series. This is my fourth year to work on this series, and it is one that I always look forward to shooting.   Mike Malone with the Northwest Arkansas Council. This year had a little twist to…

  • Beth Hall Photography – Arkansas Product Photographer

    So many things have been happening at Beth Hall Photography over the past few months that I’ve hardly had time to update my blog. I have added new clients this year, including photographing eCommerce for P. Allen Smith. Toward the end of 2014, they launched www.shop.pallensmith.com, an online store that offers unique gifts and decor for the home…

  • Environmental Portrait – Ramsay Ball – Arkansas Photographer

    Beth, I can’t tell you how many people have complemented me on the photo you took for Ar Biz. I asked you to make me look good and you worked a miracle! Best wishes, Ramsay Ball

  • Places and Things 2014 – Arkansas Photographer

    I really enjoy end of the year recaps. It gives me a chance to really look at my past year of work and see where I improved and where I need to work harder. I get a chance to see if I accomplished personal goals and set new goals for my work. I love photography because…

  • 2014 portraits – Arkansas photographer

    As I gathered images together to create this post, I realize just how incredible 2014 was for Beth Hall Photography. Not only did I meet and exceed personal goals for my photography, I met and photographed some really amazing people along the way. Just to name a few: former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson,…

  • Business Portrait – Environmental and Head Shot – Arkansas

    I do quite a few portrait shoots for businesses. During my initial talks with my clients, I always like to suggest taking two types of portraits: environmental and plain background. I feel like the second set-up doesn’t take too much additional time, and it gives a little more variety for the client. There are so many…

  • Walton Arts Center – Artosphere – Arkansas Photographer

                        I spent time in early summer photographing Artosphere for the Walton Arts Center. It’s a community event that features music, visual arts, movement and events for kids and families. It’s really a neat experience, and it’s just one more thing that makes living in Northwest Arkansas…

  • Jeannette Balleza Collins – Creative Portrait – Arkansas Photographer

    I was excited to be asked by a business publication to take a portrait of Jeannette Balleza Collins. Excited because she is not only an awesome person, but she’s a long-time friend. Jeannette and I went to high school together and our paths have continually crossed during the last 20 years. It seems like we mostly…

  • Mark Zweig – Architect – Fayetteville Arkansas Photographer

    I recently photographed Fayetteville architect and businessman Mark Zweig. I was really excited to meet him since I’ve admired his homes for many years on my drives through town. I can’t help but like someone who is making my city look better a little at a time. For the shoot, I wanted to try to…

  • Fossil Cove Brewing Company – Ben Mills – Environmental Portrait

    There’s been a bit of growth in craft breweries here in Northwest Arkansas, and it’s been fun to sample all of the new beer. I met Ben Mills, owner of Fossil Cove Brewing Company when I was asked to photograph him for an article on the growth and current beer laws. The brewery is two rooms:…

  • George’s Commercial Kitchen – Julie Wait Designs – Interior photographer

      I recently worked with Julie Wait Fryauf, of Julie Wait Designs,  to photograph the commercial kitchen she designed for George’s Inc. This is a shot from the informal tasting area in the kitchen. I love the repetition in the place settings and the chairs. I’m also quite fond of all of the white… I love a clean,…

  • Dripping Springs Gardens – Huntsville, Arkansas – Photographer

    I was recently asked to photograph Dripping Springs Gardens for a new publication called Arkansas Food and Farm. I’ve purchased many things from Dripping Springs over the last 20 years at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to spend some time at the farm and see where all of…

  • Recent Portraits – Powerful Women – Photographer

    I look forward to certain projects each year and always hope that I am asked to photograph them again, and one of them is Powerful Women for AY Magazine. I love the chance to meet each of these women and hear their stories of success, and life. Each one is nominated for a different reason,…

  • 21C Museum Hotel – Bentonville – Environmental Portrait Photographer

    I was asked to photograph Emmanuel Gardinier, general manager of 21C Hotel in Bentonville, Ark., for an editorial publication. Because I have photographed him before, I started to wonder what I could do differently for this photo shoot. My thought process made me think about all of the social media photos I’ve seen of the green…

  • Advertising and Promotions Photography – A & P Fayetteville, Arkansas

    For throwback Thursday, I put together some of the images from a photo shoot last year for the Fayetteville A & P Commission. I was asked to provide a variety of images, including candid, of 12 members on a white background. It was great to meet the individuals responsible for making Fayetteville such a great place to…

  • Cafe Ru Orleans – Arkansas food photographer

      A couple of months ago I photographed Eggs Pontchartrain at Cafe Rue Orelans in Fayetteville for a magazine editorial on brunch in Northwest Arkansas. I had so much fun talking with Chef Maude and swapping stories about Ghazi, the man who sold them the space/equipment when they started the restaurant. I worked for Ghazi…

  • Portrait Project for NWA Metro – Arkansas Environmental Portraits

    I recently completed a portrait project for Arkansas Business Publishing Group for a new guide to Northwest Arkansas called Metro. The guide features tons of information about our area including Q&A’s with five “Notable Neighbors.” I was asked to take environmental portraits of each of the neighbors and capture them in their elements. I really…

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal – Business photography

    I photograph a lot of the cover photos for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, and have for  many years now. It’s always a different experience with all of the businesses I encounter, and not every endeavor ends with the most creative photo. Most of the shoots involve offices or boardrooms, so I strive for a…

  • Same subject, different time and place – Portrait Photography

    If you’ve heard of the University of Arkansas College of Business, then you’ve likely heard of Carol Reeves. She is the Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship and is an amazing asset for the college. Judging from my experience, she’s probably the most photographed person on campus. Luckily her office is located in a newer building at the…

  • Website Redesign – Arkansas Photographer

    Welcome to the new look of Beth Hall Photography! You will find a lot of changes here with a new opening page, a fun look to the blog, more recent work and FINALLY a bio.  I am really excited about all of the new features, but the best thing is everything is now in one place!…

  • gradPSYCH Magazine – Arkansas Editorial Photographer

    In June I photographed psychology students and teachers for gradPSYCH magazine. It’s funny how many things I photograph that I can’t post about for a period of time following the shoot… editorial photography is funny that way. I’ve gotten really good at keeping things under wrap! We ended up taking the photo in the waiting…

  • Ramsay Ball – Commercial Photographer

    Environmental portrait of Ramsay Ball, a commercial realtor in Fayetteville, Ark., standing on a piece of property that overlooks the University of Arkansas.  

  • Fayetteville Arkansas Farmer’s Market

    I love the farmer’s market here in Fayetteville, Ark. Not only is there always a photo opportunity, it seems like there’s always something new to try. This spring I became obsessed with Bok Choy and began to learn every way possible to eat it! It’s packed full of good stuff AND as a bonus, it’s…

  • Crystal Bridges Museum – Environmental Portraits

    I visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art several times in recent months to take portraits for the Powerful Men and Powerful Women special sections of AY Magazine. The process is pretty simple. 12 men and 12 women are nominated by their peers under this definition… Powerful: having influence, making a difference for and serving others.…

  • Feltner Brother’s Burgers & Meridienne Dessert Salon – Food Photography

    I’ve been photographing quite a bit of food lately, and it’s definitely been a challenge. I’ve been shooting on location, so there are so many factors that change each time. The lighting, plating and even the amount of space of have to work in are all things that I’ve had to work through… not to…

  • Suzie Stephens of Nibbles in Fayetteville, Ark. – Environmental Portrait Photography

    I recently photographed Suzie Stephens of Nibbles Academy of Cooking for the January edition of AY Magazine. We had a fun shoot, but then again she is a fun person so it was hard not to have a good time! SaveSave

  • New York Times – Turkeys – Ozark Arkansas

    I spent a couple of days in Ozark, Ark., working with a reporter from the New York Times on a story about Turkeys for the Thanksgiving Day paper. We visited the Butterball, LLC., processing plant in Ozark and watched turkeys get sorted, stuffed, bagged and packaged for shipping. Pretty interesting process. On day two we…

  • Marta Collier – Little Rock Business Portrait Shoot

    I traveled to Little Rock for a photo shoot of Marta Collier, a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas. She recently began working as the education outreach coordinator and professional development supervisor for the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. I had a good time talking with her and working through my lights and poses. It’s always…

  • For Bloomberg News – Kiva Systems Robots – Acumen Brands

    It’s not everyday that I get a call to photograph robots. An E-commerce company in Fayetteville has started to use Kiva Systems, which do a ton of things including cutting down on the physical side of fulfilling orders at their distribution center.  The robots carry the shelving units of items to the employee instead of…

  • 2011 Annual Wal-Mart Shareholder Meeting-Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., held it’s annual shareholder meeting at the beginning of June. It’s always a fun event to cover, and it’s always exciting to see the celebrities and their performances. Will Smith was the emcee this year and there were performances by Alicia Keys, Scott McCreery (American Idol), and the Black Eyed Peas.  …

  • For Bloomberg News – U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner – Springdale Arkansas

    March 25, 2011 From left, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks while standing near Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NanoMech, Dr. Ajay Malshe, and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., while visiting the NanoMech Laboratories and manufacturing plant on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Springdale, Ark. SaveSave SaveSave

  • Find Your Footprint–P&G Future Friendly/National Geographic — PR Photography

    Last week, I photographed the P&G Future Friendly/National Geographic Find Your Footprint winner’s assembly. Schools across the nation submitted their best ideas for going green, they were narrowed down to six entries and the the public voted on the best one. Wouldn’t you know it that the second-graders at Walker Elementary in Springdale, Ark., won!…

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal – Environmental Portraits

                       Business portraits are always a challenge for me… trying to make something nice, or fun, rather than just take a portrait in a office. It takes a little extra effort to get people to warm up, and relax, and just enjoy having their photo taken.    …

  • Business Portraits

    Recent business portraits for editorial publications. SaveSave SaveSave

  • Professional Photographer Logo

    I have a logo thanks to Mark Fonville, and I’m excited about the design. You can check out his work at markfonville.com SaveSave SaveSave

  • Portraits

    Every year the women’s basketball team has portraits taken that they hang in the locker room. These are a little bit on the “glamour” side, so we shot at The Gardens next to the arena. I had fun photographing the girls and seeing them in cute clothes with make-up on, and hair fixed. It’s just…

  • Environmental portraits – Corporate and editorial photographer

    Environmental portraits of students for the Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP) for the College of Engineering at the U of A. I always enjoy my shoots with the department, we always manage to have fun and laugh a lot!     Carol Reeves at the University of Arkansas. Brent Hanby with National Home Center in Springdale…

  • Walmart Shareholders, baseball and portraits – Freelance photographer

    I can’t believe how busy I’ve been, and the month isn’t even half-way over. Yeah! It kicked off with my usual business portraits, mixed with the annual Wal-Mart Shareholder’s meeting, a little NCAA Regional Baseball, football mugs and Petrino football camp photos. Whew, I’m glad to finally be able to sit down for a day…

  • Laura Bush Book Tour – Editorial photographer

    Laura Bush stopped by Fayetteville and Rogers today to sign copies of her memoir, “Spoken from the Heart.” I must say, she’s a very pretty lady!   SaveSave

  • Recent photo shoots – Editorial and event photography

    I had to shoot a few picts of downtown Fort Smith, and I just like the way this one turned out. I also recently took some photos at the annual awards banquet for the U of A College of Engineering. I thought this one of the chancellor and former chancellor came out great! SaveSave

  • Environmental Portraits

    A few of my recent environmental portraits for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. SaveSave

  • Rogers Wal-Mart Store #1 – Editorial Photographer

    I recently shot a few exterior photos of Wal-Mart store #1 for Bloomberg News. They needed updated photos to go along with a story they released about the company that recently recaptured the number one position on the Fortune 500 list from Exxon. I got very lucky that they sky was so beautiful while I was hanging…

  • Catching up – freelance photographer

    I’ve been busy lately shooting stuff for Bloomberg, and the Associated Press. Bloomberg hired me to shoot photos for a story on the fresh produce at Wal-mart and how the quality has improved over the past few months. Going in, I thought it would be a fairly easy assignment, but while I was there I…

  • Annual Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting – Corporate Photography

    Waking up at 5 a.m. has never been an easy task, but the shareholders meeting is more and more worth it every year. While I’m not really interested in the business aspects of it, I really enjoy the performers that are brought in each year. Queen Latifah was in the house as MC. I had…