Successful Senior Strategies

Beth Forester M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Beth and Brian Killian, PhotoVision’s correspondent, sit down to talk about a wide variety of topics including marketing, sales, proofing, and product offerings. She ends the interview explaining how she easily and quickly creates Animoto music videos for clients.

Beth Forester Bio

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.