For 15 years, Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, has operated a boutique portrait studio in the small coal-mining town of Madison, WV. Specializing in senior portraiture, she is known not only for her award-winning images, but also for her creative marketing strategies and business tactics. Recognized as a leader in the photographic and business industry, she has been featured in various magazines, such as Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Studio Photography & Design and WV Executive.
In fact, Beth has been named West Virginia Photographer of the Year three times (2004, 2006 and 2007) and Mid-East States Photographer of the Year twice (2006 and 2007). Along the way to achieving these titles, Beth has earned 10 Kodak Gallery Awards, 4 Fuji Masterpiece Awards, 13 Loan Collection images and the prestigious PPA AN-NE Award for marketing.
In addition to running a full-time studio, Beth develops and markets her own software line: photoDUDS, a commercially-licensed series of DVD volumes containing graphic design elements, templates and marketing materials created specifically for professional photographers.