Bettina Monique Photo: Blog http://www.bettinamonique.com/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 http://www.bettinamonique.com/img/s/v-5/u194693820-o411824822-50.jpg Bettina Monique Photo: Blog http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog 96 120 Magazine Cover! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/8/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) Images" Pot Stock cancer cannabis dope magazine marijuana mecidinal medical tommy chong http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/8/magazine-cover Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:22:37 GMT
Pets and Stars! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/8/pets-and-stars Pets available for adoption at Shelter on the Hill in Lebec!

 

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A Proposal! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/7/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) engagement engagement photography proposal wedding wedding photography http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/7/a-proposal Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:38:58 GMT
New Store Items! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/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 Zazzle.com
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Official Cat Lady Hat by bettmophoto
Browse other caps at zazzle.com

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(Bettina Monique Photo) cat cat lady mugs official cat lady http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/new-store-items Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:53:10 GMT
Carrizo Plain & Kittens! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) Carrizo Plain kittens road trip http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/carrizo-plain-kittens Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:38:35 GMT
Macro Flowers! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/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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Look at more Sunset Paper Coasters at zazzle

 

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(Bettina Monique Photo) bees flowers macro wildflower http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/6/macro-flowers Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:42:05 GMT
New Bee Pics and Those Cool Mugs That Change When You Pour Hot Liquid in them! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/5/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 zazzle.com.

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(Bettina Monique Photo) http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/5/new-bee-pics-and-those-cool-mugs-that-change-when-you-pour-hot-liquid-in-them Fri, 15 May 2015 03:14:56 GMT
New Macro Adventures! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/5/new-macro-adventures I now have a macro lens as part of my permanent collection of lenses!

 

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(Bettina Monique Photo) Macro abejas bees honey ladybug miel http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/5/new-macro-adventures Tue, 05 May 2015 04:51:49 GMT
Amy and Joseph http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/4/amy-and-joseph Amy and Joseph got married on the first day of spring! 3.21.15

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(Bettina Monique Photo) angeles elysian park los matrimony wedding wedding photographer http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/4/amy-and-joseph Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:37:20 GMT
Selena and Joey! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/4/selena-and-joey Selena and Joey got married on Pi Day!  3.14.15

 

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(Bettina Monique Photo) matrimony sacramento wedding wedding photographer http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/4/selena-and-joey Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:14:25 GMT
National Puppy Day! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/3/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) dog furiends national puppy day pet portraits portriats puppy san luis obispo slo http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2015/3/national-puppy-day Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:23:47 GMT
Babies!!! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/10/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) babies dogs and babies family photos newborn newborn photography twins http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/10/babies Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:45:42 GMT
New Bee Pictures! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/9/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) bees california central coast honeybee macro therabee therabee honey http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/9/new-bee-pictures Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:42:12 GMT
Power Outage + Supermoon = Awesome! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/8/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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A passerby lights her path.

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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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(Bettina Monique Photo) black out power outage supermoon http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/8/power-outage-supermoon-awesome Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:59 GMT
The Embroidered Frame Shoppe http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/7/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! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/6/booandpooh 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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(Bettina Monique Photo) bees beetographer cat hand embroidered gifts kittens photography http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2014/6/booandpooh Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:16:52 GMT
Another Macro Adventure! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/10/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) cat light macro photography rainbow http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/10/another-macro-adventure Mon, 28 Oct 2013 03:17:42 GMT
Lady Beatrice Eats Peanut Butter! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/8/lady-beatrice-eats-peanut-butter Nothing is cuter than giving the petz peanut butter!  And here's an Instagram video!


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(Bettina Monique Photo) dog lady beatrice peanut butter http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/8/lady-beatrice-eats-peanut-butter Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:38:49 GMT
Abstract Moo! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/8/abstract-moo Tried get some shots of Moo flying through the air.

 

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(Bettina Monique Photo) abstract black and white cat moo http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/8/abstract-moo Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:12:20 GMT
Selfie! http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/7/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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(Bettina Monique Photo) art history sappho self portrait selfie wacom http://www.bettinamonique.com/blog/2013/7/selfie Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:51:11 GMT