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  • Arkansas Advertising Photographer

    Catching up on photoshoots from the first half of 2018

    I think I’m just in the phase of life called busy. Sometimes I don’t know how I’m going to fit everything in, but I get to the end of each month and I’m able to meet all my deadlines with clients and still be a mom to a cute 12-year-old boy. The two places I…

  • What do Advertising, Sports, Head Shots and Editorial Photoshoots have in common? … Me …

    I started off the new year in a poultry house working on an ad campaign with Tyson Foods and their advertising agency. We had three specific shots in mind, and it all sounded simple… while baby chicks are super cute to watch run around and hold, they don’t make for the most cooperative subjects. There…

  • Arkansas Interior Photographer

    Photographing Interiors for the Wall Street Journal in Bentonville, Arkansas

    I was recently hired by the Wall Street Journal to do the photography to accompany an article about the luxury housing market in Bentonville, Arkansas. I ended up walking away with quite a few images from the shoot, so I’ve decided to make blog posts about each home instead of putting them all into one…

  • 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…

  • Arkansas Portrait Photographer

    Here’s what’s new at Beth Hall Photography

    A lot has happened with my photography business in the last year, but it’s too much to try to share in one post. Trust me, this day started out with writing a blog post of the highlights of the year, but only 4 months into the archive, I realized that there were too many photographs…

  • 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…

  • One of the many reason I love being a freelance photographer in Arkansas.

    I love my job, every damn day. I feel very fortunate that I am always happy to go to work and that I get paid to do something I love. There are so many reasons that I enjoy being a professional photographer, but one of them is meeting people and hearing their stories. We all have…

  • Corporate Interior Photographer

    Can you drop a camera and take a good photo?

    My old boss always had random sayings about photography that really didn’t make much sense, but somehow they still run through my head all these years later. I don’t remember the exact saying, but he used to talk about dropping a camera and every once in a while you would end up accidentally taking a good…

  • 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…

  • Studio Food Photographer

    2015- A year of changes for this Arkansas Photographer

    On this last day of the year, I thought I would make my final blog post a reflection on the changes in my photography business. There were a lot of phone calls, emails, photo shoots, miles traveled and friends made along the way. My regular photography clients expanded from Northwest Arkansas into Little Rock and I put a…

  • Top 10 things this photographer is thankful for today and everyday.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of my clients and friends. It has been such a wonderful year and I am so grateful for all of you. Today is a day to express gratitude, so here goes..   1.I’m thankful to everyone I have worked with that I can now call a friend: Art directors, stylists, assistants,…

  • Photographing a creative mother of four in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Last month I ran into another situation where my phrase “small town Arkansas” applied. I was hired to shoot an environmental portrait of a mother and her children at her North Little Rock home for Savvy Kids Magazine. When the subject, artist Morgan Herndon, opened her front door I thought she looked very familiar. As it…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Northern Illinois University vs. Arkansas – Football – Sports Photographer

    The Arkansas Razorbacks took on, and defeated, Northern Illinois University in September at home in Fayetteville, Ark. Here is a link to more sports photography from the game.

  • 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…

  • 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:…

  • Hamlet – Studio Photographer – Arkansas

      I photographed Theatre Squared executive director Martin Miller and artistic director Robert Ford in the fall for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. This meeting opened up a door for working with the company on their educational shoots, promotional photos and production photo archives. One of my more recent shoots was for the promotional materials…

  • National Geographic Traveler – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Editorial Photographer

    I spent a couple of days in the fall shooting a Best of the World feature for National Geographic Traveler in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was asked to focus on The Brady District, and was given a list of places that were going to be mentioned in the article including the beautiful Mayo Hotel. I really enjoy…

  • 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…

  • Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge – Travel photographer

    I took a trip to the West coast over the summer and I’m slowly editing through the images and adding them to my collection of stock photography.   One of the places we visited one morning was Vista House that overlooks the Columbia River Gorge. The view was amazing, and we decided to head out on…

  • Happy 95th Mimi – Personal

          Today’s throwback Thursday is in honor of my Mimi’s 95th birthday today. I just love this photo of her from her days as a nurse in the U.S. Navy. She is one of the smartest women I know, and to this day her mind is still as sharp as a tack. We’re…

  • Arkansas Razorback Football Stadium – Exterior photo

    I’ve been holding onto this image for a little while now, and I’m finally digging it out and putting it to good use. I’m donating an 8″x 15″ metal print of this photo of Razorback Stadium to a Facebook auction. Beginning Sept. 1st, my sister is having an auction to help raise money to offset…

  • 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…

  • 2013 Walmart Shareholder Meeting – Arkansas Corporate Photographer

    In June, Walmart held it’s annual Shareholder Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with events scattered in Bentonville and Rogers. I have covered this event for over ten years now for media outlets, but this was the first year I shot solely for Wal-Mart. I really look forward to this week of work every year. It’s so…

  • White Rock Mountain – Arkansas Photographer

      I have traveled to White Rock Mountain several times in recent weeks to enjoy the fall season. It is one of the most peaceful places I think I’ve ever visited and I always love my time on the mountain. While it’s a bit of a drive on a gravel road, the fall colors made…

  • 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…

  • Happy First Day of Fall, y’all – Arkansas Stock Photography

    In honor of the first day of fall, I thought I would post a few fall photos. The first three are from Devil’s Den State Park and include an image of a leaf suspended in a spider web. The web is barely visible, so the leaf looks like it’s suspended mid-fall. A fun little thing…

  • Lake Fayetteville, Arkansas – Stock Photography

    I spend a lot of time at Lake Fayetteville and have for many, many years. After today’s incident, I thought it would be a great time to share some images I shot there earlier this summer. I was running along and lost in thought. I rounded a switchback and almost ran into a…. BUCK! Seriously,…

  • Jeff Long – Arkansas Razorbacks – Sports Photographer

    “Integrity goes a Long way.” If you’re an Arkansas fan, you’ve heard or read this phase numerous times since the Petrino incident in April. Well, I recently photographed Jeff Long for Ay Magazine and was really hoping to take images of Jeff away from the Razorbacks. He has been photographed for numerous publications since April,…

  • The scenic route through Arkansas – Stock Photographer

    I woke up Saturday morning and had the urge to drive and take photos. I decided to head to my family’s farm in Greenbrier, Arkansas, but decided to forgo the usual 2.5 hour drive on I40 and concentrate on 2-lane roads. I ended up spending 7 hours driving, shooting, hiking and hanging out with my…

  • Spurs vs. Thunder – NBA Playoffs – Sports Photography

    At the beginning of June, I got a last minute call to cover the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in game 4 of the playoffs. I’m not stretching when I say last minute… I had just finished a run at the lake when my editor called and said that the scheduled second shooter…

  • 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…

  • Archives – Stock Photographer

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting my archives organized. I decided to dedicate the month of July to cleaning up the last 11 months of mess. I came across this image of my nieces and nephew from last fall at the beach and I was instantly taken back to that moment. I love…

  • Naturally Blue PAC for the New York Times – Springdale, Arkansas

    When I woke up this morning, I did my usual stuff. I made coffee, put the dog out and then opened up my computer to check facebook. I’m admitting it, it’s one of the first things I look at in the morning. I don’t like hot coffee, so I read facebook as my coffee cools…

  • 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

  • First Day of Kindergarten!

    It was a fun filled week as Hap started Kindergarten. I don’t think he was the only one who was excited. July tends to be a slow work month for me, so I decided to spend as much time as I could with my little 5-year-old. Things are starting to pick back up, and I’m…

  • Welcome Home Mike-Go Hogs!

    Mike Anderson, former assistant coach under Nolan Richardson, returned to the University of Arkansas as the head basketball coach for the Razorbacks. A press conference and an arena of supporters welcomed him back.     SaveSave

  • New Orleans and Little Rock – Stock Photography

    I took some time in New Orleans to take a few personal photographs, and play around with a Nikon D700 I borrowed from my mom. I really enjoyed the camera, the 50mm and just playing around. It was nice to spend the afternoon just looking at things, and not worry about having to come away…

  • ABB Buys Baldor for $3.1 Billion to Bolster Drives

    I recently photographed inside Baldor Electric Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas for Bloomberg News. They are the leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and generator sets. I’m always fascinated to watch products being assembled, so this was a fun assignment. SaveSave SaveSave

  • Arkansas Basketball – Sports photography

    Basketball season has just started and Pelphrey is in full swing already. He has to be one of the most entertaining people to photograph, always with a great expression! The last two photos are from an assignment I picked up from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. I was asked to cover the Victory basketball team as…

  • Sports Photography Details

    While covering the Razorbacks for the University, the thing I’ve struggled with the most is not shooting action. Everything is important, not just the action on the field. I’ve really had to push myself this year to come up with more of the “detail” photos from the events we cover. I’ve had to really retrain…

  • Arkansas Football – Sports Photographer

    The photo of Mallett was a text request from my dad during the game. Most people want actions shots, but not my dad…. he wanted him in his “stocking cap.” Jake Bequette (91) has become one of my favorite players to watch during games. His level of intensity is unbelievable throughout the entire game… you…

  • 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

  • Arkansas, Alabama and Texas A&M Football – Sports Photographer

    Arkansas vs. Alabama   Arkansas vs. Texas A&M I must say that being on the sidelines and wandering through Cowboy’s Stadium was pretty fun! Here are a few photos from Dallas and a few others from here and there along the way. Look hard, I’m in there somewhere! (thanks for the photo Ryan) SaveSave

  • Arkansas Athletics – Sports Photographer

    In the past couple of months I have been busy shooting photos for the 19 different sports at the University of Arkansas. While there have been numerous, not so glamorous “mug” shots, I thought I would upload some of the more entertaining shots from my outings. It has been fun to work with the athletes…

  • Arkansas Tech University Football – Sports Photographer

    “I just looked at the photos from Saturday and before I got busy doing something else I wanted to write and say thank you for a great job…..these photos are just what we needed and they will help us with a wide assortment of upcoming projects. Some photographers are good with the crowd/spirit photos, and…

  • Arkansas Photojournalist

    Barbara Burlsworth receives a hug from former Arkansas head coach Danny Ford on Monday, August 23, 2010, in Fayetteville, Ark., following the unveiling of the Burlsworth Trophy in honor of her late son, Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 1996-1998, and was selected in the third round of the 99…