About Me

Hi ~ I’m Beth Wedlake and I have been a photographer for over 20 years. Here is a little ” About Me ” …

This is a photo of me and my family from a couple summers ago. Yep. I’m just like you, putting off getting updated photos for a vast variety of reasons (for me, number one reason is I want to lose  20 lbs. first).  By the way, I should only have a photo of me here, you know, a professional head shot. Just so happens my husband Paul is also a professional photographer and does amazing head shots. I’m pretty sure he’d do mine for free, ha ha. Still, I keep putting if off and now I have to update my “about me” page with a relatively recent photo of myself because the one I had been using before this was from 2008!!! Oh, my. I share this to show you how much I really do get it. You are busy and you have your own reasons for putting off scheduling a portrait session for your family, your kids, or yourself. But I’m here to tell you – do it anyway! You will be so glad you did. No more excuses for me, I am making a commitment to having Paul photograph my professional head shot this spring. Check back to keep me honest about this and see the current me (by June 2017)!

Here is another thing “About me” you might like to know; I have been a photographer for almost 25 years and I’m planning to be a photographer for the rest of my career. I love my job and this little business of mine isn’t going anywhere. I’ll still be here next year, and the year after. Photographing people isn’t something I’m trying out to see if I like. It’s my passion! I am a natural storyteller and photographing families, children, high school seniors and moms to be allows me to tell YOUR story. I received my AAS degree in Portrait Photography in 1993 and worked for several photography studios before opening my own business in 1999.  I know I have the best job in the world!

Okay, a few fun facts about me:

I LOVE coffee.

I am crazy for sweaters and usually push the whole sweater season because I get so excited to wear my favorites by late summer. I end up feeling way too warm but I can’t help it, I love them.

Being a mom is one of my greatest joys.

My high school years were mostly spent at a Christian Boarding school.

I’ve been mugged in Morocco and lost my luggage to a thief in Costa Rica. Apparently, I’m not a savvy traveler.

I grew up in farm country and the smell of a barn immediately takes me back to childhood.

Okay, your turn. Shoot me an e-mail and tell me a little about yourself and what you are looking for in your photography! I’d love to work with you!



















Molly DeKruif (Dodge) - June 23, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Hi, Beth – I can’t imagine you remember me – but I was one of your brides (10.27.2001). I photograph weddings now. And, I hope my clients love their pictures as much as Kristian and I love what you and Paul gave us 13 years ago. Your website is lovely. Completely inspiring. I wish I could take you to coffee and ask you a million questions – but we’re in Alaska! Just know we’re so happy we chose Wedlake so many years ago. You’re wonderful.


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