Bettina Monique Photo: Blog en-us 2008 - 2018 Bettina M. Chavez (Bettina Monique Photo) Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:23:00 GMT Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:23:00 GMT Bettina Monique Photo: Blog 96 120 Magazine Cover! As a contributing photographer to Stock Pot Images, my pic of Tommy Chong at the 99 High Tide Collective in Malibu Grand Opening on 4/20/2015, was licensed to be used in the cover illustration of the August issue. 

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Pets and Stars! Pets available for adoption at Shelter on the Hill in Lebec!


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A Proposal! He proposed marriage, she said yes, then they rode off into the mid day sun to live happily ever after!  Congratulations Buddy & Katie!

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New Store Items! A couple of outtakes of shelter pets between poses.  Added some cool new stuff to my Zazzle store, including Official Cat Lady gear!  A donation will be made to local pet shelters and rescues for every purchase of items featuring shelter pets.

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Official Cat Lady Tote Bag
Official Cat Lady Tote Bag by bettmophoto
Browse Cat Bags online at
Official Cat Lady Hat
Official Cat Lady Hat by bettmophoto
Browse other caps at

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Carrizo Plain & Kittens! Drove through the Carrizo Plain, did not know 43 miles of of the way is dirt road.

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KITTENS! Adoptable kittens at Shelter on the Hill in Lebec, CA.

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This little guy reminds me of Moo.

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Macro Flowers! I love my new macro lens!!

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I've created some new products in my Zazzle store!

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Slide Coaster Square Paper Coaster by bettmophoto
Look at more Sunset Paper Coasters at zazzle


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New Bee Pics and Those Cool Mugs That Change When You Pour Hot Liquid in them! First, new bee pictures!

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Second, new store updates! I started a Zazzle store! Neat stuff will be added.

Black and White Bunny Print Mug
Black and White Bunny Print Mug by bettmophoto
Find additional mug online at Zazzle.


White Flower T-Shirt
White Flower T-Shirt by bettmophoto
Create a custom tshirt at

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New Macro Adventures! I now have a macro lens as part of my permanent collection of lenses!


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Amy and Joseph Amy and Joseph got married on the first day of spring! 3.21.15

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Selena and Joey! Selena and Joey got married on Pi Day!  3.14.15


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National Puppy Day! It's National Puppy Day!  Here are some pics of Bo and Dex playing at the park.  They were recently adopted and are best of furiends!



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Babies!!! My longtime dear friend recently had twins!  The Jackson pack has two new additions, welcome Sophie and Lexi! Alexa-Sophia-14Alexa-Sophia-14 Alexa-Sophia-20Alexa-Sophia-20 Alexa-Sophia-140Alexa-Sophia-140 Alexa-Sophia-79Alexa-Sophia-79 Alexa-Sophia-46Alexa-Sophia-46 Alexa-Sophia-58Alexa-Sophia-58 Alexa-Sophia-202Alexa-Sophia-202 Alexa-Sophia-215Alexa-Sophia-215 Alexa-Sophia-222Alexa-Sophia-222

Leo is just like his mama, Lady Beatrice.  He loves the babies and promises to take good care of them.


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New Bee Pictures! New bee pictures to check out!  These were taken a few weeks ago at the TheraBee headquarters in the California Central Coast with the Canon 5D Mark III.  Coming soon, video!!  See more bee pictures in the bee gallery!




I've also started a Kickstarter campagin to update my gear.  The Canon 5D Mark III takes bee-autiful photos, and I look forward to taking more!

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Power Outage + Supermoon = Awesome! The electricity was out on Sunday for seven hours.  Luckily those seven hours happened to coincide with the Supermoon and my rental of the Canon 5D Mark 3, so I decided to see what this bad boy of a camera can do!

The Alley, no light.

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Watching the alley change depending on what light passed by was fun.

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Moo lit by the Supermoon.  "SuperMOOn"



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The Embroidered Frame Shoppe The new store, The Embroidered Frame Shoppe, is now open!  You can order a customized embroidered frame, choose from the all ready made frames, and book photo sessions!  There are other gifts like embroidered tote bags and more coming soon!  If you love crafty things and photography, you'll love these!



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Introducing Boo and Pooh! Wooooh-weeeee!  Or as my Grandpa would say, "Yjole!"  It's been awhile since the last blog post, and a bunch of exciting stuff has happened or is happening.  First, some new faces to introduce. 

This is Boo. 

She came to us when a friend found her under a car tire in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  She was infested with fleas, and very hungry.  With some tender loving care from Lady Beatrice (and a bath), she is a happy healthy kitten who loves to play with her new fur-iend, Pooh!

This is Pooh.  

He comes from a litter of kittens born to a rescued mama cat.  He loves to play with Boo and is teaching Moo how to be a cat.  He loves to cuddle and climb, so he got his own climbing wall.  Pooh is a little purring machine, and is happy to sit in a lap and supervise the work day.

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Another Macro Adventure! I rented the macro lens again and went searching for rainbows!  I found some.  Also, a section has been added to the site to purchase prints.




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Lady Beatrice Eats Peanut Butter! Nothing is cuter than giving the petz peanut butter!  And here's an Instagram video!

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Abstract Moo! Tried get some shots of Moo flying through the air.


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Selfie! I've wanted to take this picture for a long time, and have always wondered why the Wacom people never thought about this as an ad idea.  I love art history!


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The inspiration for this pic came from this image of Sappho, the poet.



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