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Betsy Sergeant Snow provides beautiful images from fun, stress-free sessions with her Play-Based Photography. Call to book her summer sessions before the fall frenzy begins!


Keep reading to learn a bit more about Betsy.

Fresh off her semester-long sabbatical from teaching high school photography, Betsy believes our face-to-face time is vital now more than ever. By engaging with her clients in a relaxed and care-free setting, she's able to capture the beauty of the fleeting moment.  While Betsy feels most alive capturing beauty with a camera, she has also found satisfaction in digital graphic design. Need an announcement, invitation or wall-art? Betsy can design that for you as well.

Betsy's ability to make the most of a moment is particularly evident in her images from her trip to Cuba with The Giving Lens in Jan. 2016, where connections with the locals and her fledgling Spanish yielded some warm smiles. Upon her return, she delved further into the world of Photoshop by creating double exposures and collages, and she eventually became an Adobe Certified Export in Photoshop CC.  While adept with the program, she believes in using it to create art rather than for retouching (although minimal retouching is available upon request).

For the summer of 2015, her design was selected by ARTS Redwood City as the Downtown Events T-Shirt contest winner.

This website is a compilation of her work which is expanding everyday. She has exhibited photographs from Bulgaria and San Francisco at City Art Gallery in the Mission District of San Francisco. In April 2003 Betsy won a first place award in the Sierra Club/East Bay Chapter photo contest for her photograph "Egret." In 2004 her work appeared in a Bulgaria guide book published in France. Her work appeared in the 2005 International Peace Corps Calendar featuring images by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, compiled by the RPCVs of Madison, Wisconsin. The image sparked much dialogue after a Bulgarian tabloid commented on the photo, leaving Betsy to seek feedback from people far and wide. She wrote about her experience with photography in Bulgaria in the May 2005 issue of eConnections produced by the NorCalPCA. In the Spring of 2005, her piece "Piercing Warmth" was selected for the cover of DePaul University's Poetry East. Her work has also been published in Mondeos: A Guide to Bulgaria, The Onion: Our Dumb World, and her work is used on the website

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Betsy spent two years teaching in Bulgaria as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She now lives in Redwood City, California, and teaches high school journalism and digital photography at Menlo-Atherton High School.

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